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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 Matawan and Aberdeen.

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 the Laurel or Laurel Mall post office 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 Hours Last collection Matawan Post Office 155 Main Street M-F 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 5 p.m. on weekdays; 3 p.m. on Saturdays Cliffwood Post Office 349 Route 35  M-F 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. on weekdays; 3 p.m. on Saturdays
  • 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

Thursday, Dec. 20

FedEx Standard Overnight, FedEx Priority Overnight, FedEx First Overnight

Friday, Dec. 21

  • Where to ship
Location Address Hours Last collection Matawan FedEx Shipping Center 1070 Hwy 34, Suite H, Matawan M-F 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Express: 6 p.m. (No pick up Saturday and Sunday); Ground: 4 p.m. (No pick up on Monday, Saturday and Sunday) FedEx Drop Box 210 Main St., 
Matawan N/A M-F 6 p.m. 
  • For a full calendar of FedEx holiday shipping deadlines, visit here.

 

UPS

  • Deadlines

Method

Last day to ship

UPS 2nd Day Air, UPS 2nd Day Air A.M.

Thursday, Dec. 20

UPS Next Day Air, UPS Next Day Air Saver, Next Day Air Early A.M.

Friday, Dec. 21

  • Where to ship
Location Address Hours Last collection Matawan 253 Main Street 
Monday 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 6 p.m for ground and air M-F; 4 p.m. ground and air Saturday
  • For a full calendar of UPS holiday shipping deadlines, visit here.

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