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While I do appreciate the thoughtfulness of your comment, I have inquired at three different post offices (one in CA, two here in TX) about the inclusion of a bookmark with media mail and have been told that it is acceptable. I did go online and doublecheck the USPS website, and the way I read it, it seems that they may be included. Can you tell me where you get your information as I would like to be sure.2.4 Attachments and Enclosures 2.4.1 Invoice
An invoice, whether it also serves as a bill, may be placed either inside a Media Mail piece or in an envelope marked "Invoice Enclosed" and attached to the outside of the piece if the invoice relates solely to the matter with which it is mailed. The invoice may show this information:2.4.2 Incidental First-Class Mail Attachments and Enclosures
Incidental First-Class Mail matter may be enclosed in or attached to any Media Mail piece without payment of First-Class Mail postage. An incidental First-Class Mail attachment or enclosure must be matter that, if mailed separately, would require First-Class Mail postage, is closely associated with but secondary to the host piece, and is prepared so as not to interfere with postal processing. An incidental First-Class Mail attachment or enclosure may be a bill for the product or publication, a statement of account for past products or publications, or a personal message or greeting included with a product, publication, or parcel. Postage at the Media Mail rate for the host piece is based on the combined weight of the host piece and the incidental First-Class Mail attachment or enclosure.2.4.3 Loose Enclosures 2.4.4 Enclosures in Books
a. Either one envelope or one addressed postcard may be bound into the pages of a book. If also serving as an order form, the envelope or card may be in addition to the order form permitted by 2.4.4b.
b. One order form may be bound into the pages of a book. If also serving as an envelope or postcard, the order form may be in addition to the envelope or card permitted by 2.4.4a.
c. Announcements of books may appear as book pages. These announcements must be incidental and exclusively devoted to books, without extraneous advertising of book-related or other materials or services. Announcements may fully describe the conditions and methods of ordering books and may contain ordering instructions for use with a separate order form. Up to three of these announcements may contain as part of their format a single order form, which may also serve as a postcard. The order forms permitted with these announcements are in addition to, and not in place of, order forms that may be enclosed under 2.4.4a or 2.4.4b.2.5 Written Additions
Markings that have the character of personal correspondence require, with certain exceptions, additional postage at the First-Class Mail rates. The following written additions and enclosures do not require additional First-Class Mail postage:
h. Manuscripts accompanying related proof sheets and corrections of proof sheets including corrections of typographical and other errors, changes in the text, insertions of new text, marginal instructions to the printer, and corrective rewrites of parts.
Good research there Dartha!
I work for the post office. The bookmarks are acceptable as is a personal note which I have heard many say is not acceptable. I sent along a notecard with a letter in a box of books to my girlfriend-acceptable.
Thank you, Christine! It is great to hear that from another postal worker. And may I take this opportunity to tell you and your co-workers how very much I appreciate the wonderful work you guys all do! Merry Christmas!