Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Get FREE postage when you sign up for Stamps.com

Luckily, when stamp prices went up on May 12th, I was stocked up on Forever stamps. So, I have been saving a couple cents each time I send a letter/rebate, etc.

But, I couldn't pass this opportunity up when it arrived in my mailbox today. As you know, I make a lot of extra money doing online offers. And, one of the offers I have done is Stamps.com. It usually counts towards my committment to earn a free gift ( make sure you actually load the software and use the service to get credit ). But, the problem with many offers, is that once you do them one time, you cannot redo them and get credit again.
But, like with most companies, once you have left them, they often send you offers to come back. They don't want to lose you as a customer. So, that is what happened with me today.
Stamps.com sent me a hard copy letter in snail mail offering me $5 in Postage to come back for another 4 week trial. Hmmm? Could I use $5 in postage? Sure, I can! So, I reset my account up today.
So, here are the details, in not particular order.
  • Click here to register with Stamps.com for free 4 week risk free trial
  • 4 weeks , no charge to your credit card. But, your trial ends the day BEFORE the 1 month mark. I suggest cancelling at least 3 days before your trial ends, if you decide not to kee p the service. Mark it on your hard calendar, cell phone calendar and your email calendar.
  • $5 in postage is available immediately. $10 available the 2nd month and $10 the 3rd month. When logged in, click on envelopes to use by printing to your own envelopes. Otherwise, you need to wait until your postage labels arrive in the mail to print to them.
  • Call 1-888-434-0055 if you need help from customer service or at the end of your risk free trial.
  • Please note..if you do NOT cancel before your trial is over, you will be charged for the past 4 weeks plus prebilled for the next month ( 2 month's charges at once ). So, as in all online offers I do, make sure to mark those calendars so you have no possiblity of forgetting to cancel. :-)
  • When you load you own money for postage, you will be refunded by the United States Postal Service if you cancel. If your balance is below $1.00 in your own postage, you will not be refunded that amount. So, if you are mailing alot and loaded your money, make sure you still have over $1.00 loaded ( or add a bit ) before you cancel, so you get a full refund on the postage you paid.

I believe those are all the helfpul hints I know from using them in the past. I am looking forward to my postage. I will just hold on to my stash of Forever stamps for next month, after I have used my free postage this month!

Have fun mailing some free rebates, letters, thank you notes or whatever you want this month! And, after you cancel, be on the lookout for a "come back" offer in your mailbox for more free postage!

10 comments:

topaztook said...

Hmm, do you think this offer will still be good in the November/December time frame? That's when I need $25 in free postage, for Christmas cards.

Mich said...

Just found your blog for the first time tonight. I love it!! Thanks for the tips. I had a few letters to mail so I thought I'd give stamps.com a try. Even though the offer says $25 in free postage, my postage balance only shows $5. Did this happen to anyone else? I'll call stamps.com tomorrow.

Carrie @ Moneysavingmethods.com said...

I am not sure. I know Stamps.com is ALWAYS running specials, but will it be $25...that I don't know?

I have pretty much always seen the $5 offer, though,so I think that one is pretty standard. It would be better than nothing during the Holidays. Although, I agree....the $25 would be the best.

Carrie @ Moneysavingmethods.com said...

I am not sure. I know Stamps.com is ALWAYS running specials, but will it be $25...that I don't know?

I have pretty much always seen the $5 offer, though,so I think that one is pretty standard. It would be better than nothing during the Holidays. Although, I agree....the $25 would be the best.

Carrie @ Moneysavingmethods.com said...
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Carrie @ Moneysavingmethods.com said...

In regards to the $5 vs. $25, keep us posted. I only saw $5, but my offer as a return customer was only for $5. So, mine makes sense.

I am wondering if you get $5 during your trial and the other $20 once you become a member?

If that is the case, let me know so I can update my post..thanks for bringing it to our attention!

Carrie @ Moneysavingmethods.com said...

In regards to the $5 vs. $25, keep us posted. I only saw $5, but my offer as a return customer was only for $5. So, mine makes sense.

I am wondering if you get $5 during your trial and the other $20 once you become a member?

If that is the case, let me know so I can update my post..thanks for bringing it to our attention!

Mich said...

Okay, I figured it out this morning. You receive $5 during the trial period, $10 your first month of paid service, and $10 your second month of paid service. Five dollars free postage is still great, but I definitely got my hopes up :).

Carrie @ Moneysavingmethods.com said...

Mich,

Thanks for the update. I guess you deal is no better than my "come back" deal. I just fixed the post so others will know the details.

Take your $5 and run. And, before you know it, you will get a come back mailing, too, I bet, and will get anothere $5.

I am wondering how long this will go on before they kick me off their mailing list and stop giving me freebies?

Back in the day, I went on with AOL internet for almost 2 years for free....by calling to cancel my trial each month, and they would extend it another month again and again.

Dan & Janel said...

CashBaq is offering a $20 Cash back offer if you sign up and stay one month past trial. You get $5 free postage for signing up, then you'll get the free scale and $10 additional postage and $20 cash back for staying an additional month beyond the trial. One month costs $15.99 - $4.01 money maker + $10 in postage (and free scale and $5 postage from first month) But -- do you get charged for your intital for weeks your "free" trial? One of your comments made it sound that way.

 
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