BY now, you’ll once be well enlightened that a selection of stamps are going out of diffusion and can no longer be used.
A social media user revealed her top tip to stop people like her losing out on money they’d spent on stamps previously.
And she explained Royal Mail are running a scheme where you can trade in the out-of-date ones for trademark new ones at no uneaten cost.
She explained: “Swap out Royal Mail stamps for free.
“If you have any old stamps (without the barcode) download the swap out form from the website and send them into Royal Mail (free post).”
She then shared vestige of how she’d washed-up exactly that – and received some trademark new stamps she could use right yonder that totalled £9.30.
Alongside the, she said: “Just received my new stamps and saved nearly £10.”
As others said they’d be pursuit in her footsteps, others wanted to find out increasingly well-nigh how it worked and what stamps they can no longer stick on their letters.
According to the rules, ‘Everyday’ non-barcoded stamps are no longer valid to send reports and parcels.
In fact, if you struggle to send something with one of them, Royal Mail will now wield an spare surcharge.
To stave this, many have cottoned onto the fact you can swap them out using the scheme – which currently has no end stage or.
First, you need to establish if you’ve got any of the discontinued stamps at home.
It’s easy to do as the ‘everyday’ stamps have a plain coloured preliminaries with a picture of the Queen.
While it’s important to note that Christmas stamps and other limited edition or special stamps with pictures) are exempt and you are self-ruling to use them.
Then it’s a matter of downloading the form from Royal Mail’s website, or picking one up in your local post office.
There are two variegated types of form depending on your situation – one for less than £200 worth of stamps and flipside for anything exceeding that amount. so make sure you use the correct form.
And, if all else fails, you can undeniability Royal Mail’s consumer services team on 03457 740740 to ask them well-nigh the ‘Stamp swap out scheme’ and how it could work for you.
And many said they thought the idea was fantastic and were so glad they had heard well-nigh it.
One Facebook user wrote: “Cheers! Will get onto that.”
While others reported similar stamp success stories, including one woman who said: “I did this last year when they started it and ended up stuff sent over £100 in new stamps.”
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