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Here Are Your 2012 Christmas Shipping Deadlines

What's the latest you can send a package this year to ensure pre-Christmas delivery? We run down the options around Riverdale Park and University Park.

If you're the type to put off holiday shopping until the last minute, not to worry—there are plenty of speedy ways to ship your items nationwide and ensure that they'll arrive before Dec. 25.

Below is a rundown of USPS, UPS, and FedEx deadlines for pre-Christmas arrival. Cost, of course, goes up with the speed of the service.

The absolute latest option nearby? Express mailing your package from one of the USPS locations by 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22.

 

U.S. POSTAL SERVICE

  • Deadlines

Method

Last day to ship

First Class Mail

Thursday, Dec. 20

Priority Mail

Friday, Dec. 21

Express Mail

Saturday, Dec. 22

  • Where to ship
Location Address Weekday hours Last collection Riverdale 6411 Baltimore Ave. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 3:30 p.m. Kenilworth 6370 Kenilworth Ave. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 3:30 p.m. College Park 4815 Calvert Rd. 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 4 p.m. Hyattsville 4325 Gallatin St. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 5 p.m. Bladensburg 4921 Tilden Rd. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 4 p.m. West Hyattsville 3116 Hamilton St. 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. Prince George's Plaza 6525 Belcrest Rd. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. 5 p.m. Landover Hills 7400 Buchanan St.  9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 5 p.m. Greenbelt 7600 Ora Glen Dr. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 5 p.m.
  • For a full calendar of USPS holiday shipping deadlines, visit here.

FEDEX

  • Deadlines

Method

Last day to ship

FedEx Express Saver

Wednesday, Dec. 19

FedEx 2Day (with Saturday delivery surcharge)

Thursday, Dec. 20

FedEx Standard Overnight, FedEx Priority Overnight, FedEx First Overnight (with Saturday delivery surcharge)

Friday, Dec. 21

  • Where to ship
Location Address Weekday hours Last collection College Park store 4417 Hartwick Rd. Mon.: 7:30 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.; Tue.-Thus.: 24 hours; Fri.: 12:01 a.m. to 11 p.m. 6 p.m for ground; 7:30 p.m. for air Riverdale drop box 6611 Kenilworth Ave. -

5:45 p.m.

  • For a full calendar of FedEx holiday shipping deadlines, visit here.

UPS

  • Deadlines

Method

Last day to ship

UPS 3 Day Select

Wednesday, Dec. 19

UPS 2nd Day Air, UPS 2nd Day Air A.M. (with Saturday delivery surcharge)

Thursday, Dec. 20

UPS Next Day Air, UPS Next Day Air Saver, Next Day Air Early A.M. (with Saturday delivery surcharge)

Friday, Dec. 21

  • Where to ship
Location Address Weekday hours Last collection College Park store 4423 Lehigh Rd. 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.  Greenbelt store 9900 Greenbelt Rd. E 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. 7 p.m. Hyattsville drop box 6525 Belcrest Rd. - 6 p.m.
  • For a full calendar of UPS holiday shipping deadlines, visit here.
Deborah Coleman December 20, 2012 at 12:39 PM
Double-check your dates. They are ALL wrong!

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