Credit Card Gift > 2nd Class Postage

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Hi all

I was accepted for a credit card and was offered a voucher + complimentary branded ornament stand.

Card and PIN have arrived but not the gifts. I spoke to an agent on the phone and he said it was sent on Saturday through 2nd class postage in a parcel box.

Does anyone know the estimated time of delivery for 2nd class parcels? And does the postman deliver them with your letters or does a separate branch of Royal Mail deliver them in their vans only? Just so I know whether to wait longer after the postman has already been by.

Thanks for the help in advance!
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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Forumite
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    By Googling/checking the Royal Mail website it yielded the following:

    With 2nd Class mail we aim to deliver your letters and parcels in two or three working days, including Saturdays.
  • !!! wrote: »
    By Googling/checking the Royal Mail website it yielded the following:

    With 2nd Class mail we aim to deliver your letters and parcels in two or three working days, including Saturdays.

    I sort of knew that already but my main question was the second. I work in the early afternoon but the postman comes between 10 and 12. If 2nd class parcels aren't delivered by the postman like letters then I need to know whether to book the afternoon off. It sounds like a silly question but its well founded given the voucher value.

    This is what happens when they leave things outside your door and you have thieves as neighbors on several occasions :(
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Forumite
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    Usually they would take it back to a delivery office for collection or for you to re-arrange delivery.

    Or leave with a neighbour.
  • SncjwSncjw Forumite
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    They will leave a slip in your letter box to say you have a parcel.

    Given it was bank holiday yesterday. I would say least we!!!8217;d or Thursday.

    If it!!!8217;s a big box given it!!!8217;s a stand I would expect it to be a post man separate to the ones that deliver the letters.
  • SncjwSncjw Forumite
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    I wouldn!!!8217;t book the afternoon off. Let them deliver the slip of paper and you can go and collect the parcel from the office 24 hours later. They keep parcels I think for 14 days or you can rearrange a delivery online
  • custardycustardy Forumite
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    AstonCaros wrote: »
    I sort of knew that already but my main question was the second. I work in the early afternoon but the postman comes between 10 and 12. If 2nd class parcels aren't delivered by the postman like letters then I need to know whether to book the afternoon off. It sounds like a silly question but its well founded given the voucher value.

    This is what happens when they leave things outside your door and you have thieves as neighbors on several occasions :(

    Well for starters,Rm use various methods over various delivery areas.
    Unless you want to give out your address how do you expect people to answer?
    If its a voucher,why wouldnt it go through the letterbox?
  • owen_moneyowen_money Forumite
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    custardy wrote: »
    Well for starters,Rm use various methods over various delivery areas.
    Unless you want to give out your address how do you expect people to answer?
    If its a voucher,why wouldnt it go through the letterbox?



    I don't think its so much the voucher the worries over, its the delivery of the complimentary branded ornament stand that's the issue. The OP is worried it will fall into the hands of the criminal fraternity if left outside unattended, and I can see their concern. Please don't give out your address, it will make you a target for thieves.

    I do hope you post a photo of your complimentary branded ornament stand, I'd love to see it
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  • Ben8282Ben8282
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    Any chance of letting us know which credit card provider is currently offering a voucher + complimentary branded ornament stand? Others may like one too!
  • Sncjw wrote: »
    They will leave a slip in your letter box to say you have a parcel.

    Given it was bank holiday yesterday. I would say least we!!!8217;d or Thursday.

    If it!!!8217;s a big box given it!!!8217;s a stand I would expect it to be a post man separate to the ones that deliver the letters.

    It is a novelty size item, so the parcel will be like a laptop box I would imagine, or a bit smaller.
  • owen_money wrote: »
    I don't think its so much the voucher the worries over, its the delivery of the complimentary branded ornament stand that's the issue. The OP is worried it will fall into the hands of the criminal fraternity if left outside unattended, and I can see their concern. Please don't give out your address, it will make you a target for thieves.

    I do hope you post a photo of your complimentary branded ornament stand, I'd love to see it

    The OP is worried that their entire parcel, regardless of the inside contents, will be stolen by neighbors, who have done so in the past and the provider will not replace it, as there is no signature or tracking.

    The parcel is not large, but noticeable if left outside. It doesn't need to be worth much for someone to nick it, especially when the contents are most likely undisclosed on the packaging for this reason.
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