2014 Holiday Shipping Calendars
Cigar Manor Holiday Shipping Carrier Schedules
-For international orders, please order in a timely fashion as customs may cause a significant delay. USPS estimates that customs for some countries my experience a 20-45 day back log due to holiday traffic.
-Please be aware, that all orders containing a butane refill or a lighter that is refilled with butane will ship via USPS ground service. Packages shipped via this service do not offer a guaranteed delivery date. If you are ordering multiple products and one of them is a butane refill or a pre-filled lighter, and you need the contents by a specific date or expedited, please leave clear instructions within the notes section of the order page. You can always call us directly as well.
-If a FREE SHIPPING Method is chosen, we typically ship via UPS GROUND or USPS FIRST CLASS MAIL.
Mark your calendars. The year-end holidays are fast approaching – and UPS wants to ensure timely delivery of all your packages by Wednesday, Dec. 24. (Remember: UPS Express Critical® service is available 24/7, 365 days a year, including Dec. 24 and 25.)
• UPS Ground: Thursday, December 18*
• UPS 3 Day Select®: Friday, December 19
• UPS 2nd Day Air®: Monday, December 22**
• UPS Next Day Air®: Tuesday, December 23**
• UPS Express Critical®: Wednesday, December 24 (Call 1-800-714-8779)
Use the chart below to see at a glance the last shipping dates for various service levels.
Last Days to Ship to Arrive by Christmas Eve
|Domestic Shipments||Thurs., Dec. 18||Fri., Dec. 19||Sat., Dec. 20||Sun., Dec. 21||Mon., Dec. 22||Tue., Dec. 23||Wed., Dec. 24|
|UPS 3 Day Select®||X|
|UPS 2nd Day Air®||X|
|UPS Next Day Air®||X|
|UPS Express Critical®||X**|
*Transit times for UPS Ground depend on origin and destination ZIP Codes, typically one to six days.
NOTE: UPS provides international deliveries to more than 220 countries and territories. Transit times and service options vary by country. Since all nondocument shipments require customs clearance, shipping early is advised.
The holiday shipping season is quickly approaching! Make sure you let your customers know when they need to place their orders or what type of shipping service they need to use to ensure that their holiday cards and packages make it to their recipients by December 25. Below is a complete list of 2014 USPS holiday shipping deadlines
We called USPS, the realistic time / date to get the package out the absolute latest is 3:30 pm EST December 19, 2014
Domestic Mail Classes Holiday Shipping Schedule
|Domestic Mail Class/Product||Cutoff Date|
|First-Class Mail®||Dec. 20|
|Priority Mail®||Dec. 20|
|Priority Mail Express®*||Dec. 23|
|Standard Post™||Dec. 15|
* Priority Mail Express postage refund eligibility is adjusted for shipments mailed Dec. 22-25
APO/FPO/DPO Holiday Shipping Schedule
Deadlines for mailing to specific APO/FPO/DPO ZIP Codes vary according to the specific classes of mail. Please also remember that all mail addressed to overseas military/diplomatic Post Offices is subject to certain conditions and restrictions regarding content, preparation and handling.
|Mail Addressed To||Priority Mail Express Military Service (PMEMS) 1||First-Class Mail Letters and Cards||Priority Mail||Parcel Airlift Mail (PAL) 2||Space Available Mail (SAM) 3||Standard Post|
|APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIPs 090-092||Dec. 17||Dec. 10||Dec. 10||Dec. 3||Nov. 26||Nov. 8|
|APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIP 093||N/A||Dec. 3||Dec. 3||Dec. 3||Nov. 26||Nov. 8|
|APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIPs 094-098||Dec. 17||Dec. 10||Dec. 10||Dec. 3||Nov. 26||Nov. 8|
|APO/FPO/DPO AA ZIP 340||Dec. 17||Dec. 10||Dec. 10||Dec. 3||Nov. 26||Nov. 8|
|APO/FPO/DPO AP ZIPs 962-966||Dec. 17||Dec. 10||Dec. 10||Dec. 3||Nov. 26||Nov. 8|
1 PMEMS: is available to selected military and diplomatic Post Offices. Check with your local Post Office to determine if this service is available to an APO/FPO/DPO address.
2 PAL: is a service that provides air transportation for parcels on a space-available basis. It is available for Standard Post items not exceeding 30 pounds in weight and 60 inches in length and girth combined. The applicable PAL fee must be paid in addition to the regular surface price of postage for each addressed piece sent by PAL service.
3 SAM: parcels are paid at Standard Post prices with maximum weight and size limits of 15 pounds and 60 inches in length and girth combined. SAM parcels are first transported domestically by surface and then to overseas destinations by air on a space-available basis.
International Mail Holiday Shipping Schedule
|International Mail Addressed To||Global Express Guaranteed®(GXG®)***||Priority Mail Express International™ (PMEI)||Priority Mail International®(PMI)||Package International Service™ (FCPIS®)|
|Africa||Dec. 18||Dec. 10||Dec. 2||Dec. 2|
|Asia/Pacific Rim||Dec. 17||Dec. 14||Dec. 9||Dec. 9|
|Australia/New Zealand||Dec. 17||Dec. 14||Dec. 9||Dec. 9|
|Canada||Dec. 19||Dec. 16||Dec. 12||Dec. 9|
|Caribbean||Dec. 18||Dec. 14||Dec. 12||Dec. 9|
|Central & South America||Dec. 18||Dec. 12||Dec. 2||Dec. 2|
|Mexico||Dec. 19||Dec. 14||Dec. 9||Dec. 9|
|Europe||Dec. 18||Dec. 14||Dec. 12||Dec. 9|
|Middle East||Dec. 17||Dec. 14||Dec. 12||Dec. 9|
***GXG Notes 1) Cutoff date does not take into account time needed for customs clearance 2) Should allocate extra transit day(s) for delivery outside major cities.
You can also find a handy calendar here.