how to mail letters for free

April 29th, 2007

Who needs the “Forever” stamp when you’ve got this handy tip:

  1. Write the name of the person you want the letter to go to in the return address, where you’d normally put your address.
  2. Write your address front and center, where you’d normally put the recipient’s address.
  3. Casually “forget” the stamp.
  4. Your letter will be “returned” to the recipient and you, my friend, will have 42 additional cents in your pocket. Go nuts!


NOTE: as pointed out (so obnoxiously) in the comments, this is only likely to work if you live in the same state as the recipient.

ALSO NOTE: this is probably illegal.

4 Responses to “how to mail letters for free”

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  2. John says:

    yeah, cause when i put a california address in the return address and a massachusetts address in the “to” area and mail it at a post office in massachusetts, THEY’LL NEVER KNOW RIGHT? stupid, i thought of this when i was 8 and at the age of 8 realized it was stupid and easily disproven.

  3. Harry says:

    I’m there!