Stooopid Postman!!! - Year of a Million Dreams Postcards!

Discussion in 'Disney Promotions and Celebrations--Current Promot' started by CathrynRose, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. CathrynRose

    CathrynRose <font color=brown>R.I.P. Possibly Un-PC Tag, R.I.P

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    So, I got in a little late on the postcard mailing for the Year of a Million, contest.

    No big deal... I began sending them Friday.

    What do I get back in the mail yesterday? A postcard. Nothing wrong with it. They just mailed it on back to ME!

    UGH!

    What the heck? Now my odds just went down. :guilty:

    Is there a "trick" to this?!? :rotfl:
     
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  3. Robo

    Robo 1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!

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    For starters, you might want to use correct US Postage on the card.

    :rotfl:
     
  4. CathrynRose

    CathrynRose <font color=brown>R.I.P. Possibly Un-PC Tag, R.I.P

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    It was!!! It was those postcards you BUY from the post-office with the postage included.

    Any other helpful hints??? :p
     
  5. Mecha Figment

    Mecha Figment Phenominal cosmic powers!!! itty bitty living spac

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    did you put the address in the right place? and how old are the cards. because postage went up not to long ago.
     
  6. David R

    David R Dreams do come true.

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    I've had that happen to me before when you write the TO address on the right and the FROM address on the left (the way it should be.) For some reason they just looked at the FROM address and returned it to you. D'oh!

    Now when I have to do that, I write the TO address real big and the FROM address much smaller so that there are no problems, it's worked so far.
     
  7. Robo

    Robo 1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!

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    My first thought.
     
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    seashoreCM All around nice guy.

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  9. Robo

    Robo 1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!

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    I've seen some prisoners.

    I think that idea may already be in play. :goodvibes
     
  10. Jennasis

    Jennasis DIS life goes on

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    Can anybody tell me the address that these cards need to be sent to and what info needs to be on the card?
     
  11. CathrynRose

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    I *just* bought them Thursday evening....and sent #1, Friday.

    Maybe it was a fluke. But again....my odds have shot way down, and if I dont win, I will know why. :stir: :joker:
     
  12. Marilou

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    I was afraid of that too. So I put my address on the back and put the word "From" next to my address. I started mailing ours on Friday and so far haven't had any back in my mailbox.
    I also let my kids draw on the back (which on a real postcard would be the picture side) Mickey heads, etc.
     
  13. CathrynRose

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    Sure.... but dont be suprised when you get the postcard back!!!

    TO:
    PO BOX 8629
    ELMHURST, IL
    60126

    Info:
    Your Name, Addy, Phone number and Date of Birth!

    Good luck!
     
  14. ToriLammy

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    The postal machine has a tendancy to read the addresses on post cards wrong. In order to work around this here's what you do.

    Address the front of the post card normally -- stamp should be in the upper right hand corner as you write. Now, flip the card over to the empty back. Turn the card 90 degrees so the 3 inch part is the top and the 5.5 part is the side - now write your info.

    The machine will now only read the front of the card and not the back.

    If you are using picture postcards where you put the to and from on the same side do the same. Make sure the to address is normal and your address is the "twisted" one.

    I've sent postcards nearly every day since Sep 18th and have not had one come back to me.

    Good luck!
     
  15. CathrynRose

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    Thank you SO much!!! :thumbsup2

    If I win - Im taking ya! ;)
     
  16. seashoreCM

    seashoreCM All around nice guy.

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    But isn't the last handling of mail, just before it ends up in your home mailbox, done by humans?
     
  17. ToriLammy

    ToriLammy <font color=3300FF>Proud mom of a computer wiz<br>

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    Yeah but how many times have you gotten something at your address with another person's name? Do you really think your mail carrier really looks at each piece of mail? Granted some mail carriers are really good (my last one was) but overall they just sort it based on zip code and the bar code.
     
  18. ANTSS2001

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    Does it have to be a post card... what about an index card in an enevlop since you have everything written down and everybody who passes it through gets the whole information :confused3

    Guess my only chance is keep on going to WDW for the next 11 months :goodvibes
     
  19. Mish19

    Mish19 <font color=magenta>Dared to light another candle!

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    That's what I was wondering, with a postcard everyone will have your info.
     
  20. ToriLammy

    ToriLammy <font color=3300FF>Proud mom of a computer wiz<br>

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    Info they can pretty much get on the internet anyway but if it makes you feel any better I've been entering sweepstakes over 7 years now and sending post cards all the time - I've not had any problems.

    Also there is actually very little hands on by humans at the post office anymore. Everything is sorted by machines, barcoded and then sent on where the barcode is read again, it is sorted again and even sorted by barcode for your mail carrier before he or she delivers it. Long gone are the days of manual labor at the post office ;)

    See this:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Postal_Service#Mail_sorting
     
  21. Vickie46

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    The same thing happened to me the first week I sent one in.. it came right back to me.. so you are not alone!!!!!!!!!! I was so upset!

    By the way.. the above poster that has been doing this for years.. what all have you won?
     

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