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Tesco are selling packs of 5 x 1st class postage paid envelopes at £1.50, down from the usual £3.80. Which makes them 30p per envelope, as a comparison, Royal Mail sell them in boxes of 100 for £50, 50p per envelope. Already a bargain then, but they are scanning at only 75p, which works out at each envelope with 1st class postage for just 15p (a 1st class stamp costs 41p).

Available instore only, they can be found hanging on plastic strips, generally in the stationery aisle, but have also been spotted elsewhere in store.

Credit to thelurch and caroc on MSE forums,

1st Class DL Envelope - Max 100g
Prepaid, self-sealing envelopes give your mail the professional touch.

*Peal and seal
*Suitable for A4
*Postage paid up to 100g and max depth 5mm
*For use within UK only

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#1
Can you tape these to the front of say a larger padded envelope?
#2
thats cheaper then a 1st class stamp lol
#3
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#4
rehydrated
Can you tape these to the front of say a larger padded envelope?

No, I've edited the OP with full details but one of the things it states on the front of the pack is, "Postage paid up to 100g and max depth 5mm".
2 Likes #5
Just for info.You know the postage paid envelopes you receive from companies such as insurance or credit card companies. They usualy have a big 1 in the right corner or Freepost. Well you can cover up the address & re-use them. Just make sure the freepost number is visible.
#6
rhinopaul;8790272
Just for info.You know the postage paid envelopes you receive from companies such as insurance or credit card companies. They usualy have a big 1 in the right corner or Freepost. Well you can cover up the address & re-use them. Just make sure the freepost number is visible.



Now that is a proper tight a**e. Technically, fraud too. Like the idea though.

Heat added for the OPs find. Bargain
#7
rhinopaul
Just for info.You know the postage paid envelopes you receive from companies such as insurance or credit card companies. They usualy have a big 1 in the right corner or Freepost. Well you can cover up the address & re-use them. Just make sure the freepost number is visible.

And if you don't put a stamp on at all it will probably still get there but I wouldn't recommend it.
#8
One imagines it is illegal and they will come for you one day.
#9
royal mail needs all the money they can get we shouldnt be fraudulant with them lol
#10
golemsmate
royal mail needs all the money they can get we shouldnt be fraudulant with them lol


WIth regards to this deal RM already have the money from Tesco, us buying these causes Tesco to buy in more... RM make more money and we save money - just Tesco that are screwed and really they can take one for the team! :-D

Know you were referring to something else but just in case people thought taking advantage of this could hurt RM.
#11
golemsmate;8790779
royal mail needs all the money they can get we shouldnt be fraudulant with them lol


Actually, you'd be helping RM. The company who's freepost/postage paid envelope is being used will be charged.
#12
rhinopaul
Just for info.You know the postage paid envelopes you receive from companies such as insurance or credit card companies. They usualy have a big 1 in the right corner or Freepost. Well you can cover up the address & re-use them. Just make sure the freepost number is visible.


No you can't, some of the guys who worked for me tried this when they ran out of the correct envelopes, some got throught but most I had to collect and pay the postage plus £1 in admin on EACH one!!

...... and the freepost envelopes were the same company, they just changed the address.
#13
which branch were these in?
#14
kudos1uk
No you can't, some of the guys who worked for me tried this when they ran out of the correct envelopes, some got throught but most I had to collect and pay the postage plus £1 in admin on EACH one!!

...... and the freepost envelopes were the same company, they just changed the address.


I have to disagree. I do all the time with no problems. I also worked for RM. The envelopes are charged to the freepost so RM still make money. You just have to make sure the correct part of the freepost code is still visible.
1 Like #15
Oh I love you, you just saved me a blomin fortune on the postage to send out my wedding invites! I can confirm that they are this price down in South Wales.
If I could I'd kiss you! (ummm just don't tell my future husband!)
#16
rhinopaul
Just for info.You know the postage paid envelopes you receive from companies such as insurance or credit card companies. They usualy have a big 1 in the right corner or Freepost. Well you can cover up the address & re-use them. Just make sure the freepost number is visible.


Wrong, items like this need to be posted in sacks or sealed bagsand collected by the postie.
#17
Besford
And if you don't put a stamp on at all it will probably still get there but I wouldn't recommend it.


It gets there but the other person usually gets charged before they can have the letter.
#18
thanks mac d just bought couple of packs.
#19
Damn, I was at Tesco earlier!! Not really worth me going back, it costs me £3 in petrol money.

Hot deal.
#20
golemsmate
royal mail needs all the money they can get we shouldnt be fraudulant with them lol


right, cause their postman dont rifle through our birthday cards, do they?
#21
beverley1403
Oh I love you, you just saved me a blomin fortune on the postage to send out my wedding invites! I can confirm that they are this price down in South Wales.
If I could I'd kiss you! (ummm just don't tell my future husband!)


you could invite the OP now, Bev! :thumbsup:
#22
anyone seen these in the blackburn or leyland stores in lancashire please:thumbsup:
#23
To the guy who said use someone else's freepost code - some other company would be charged, and you think that's OK?

On a side note, a customer once sent us something in the post and wrote freepost on it - even though we're not registered for freepost. No stamp, no code, nothing. And it got delivered to us. Work that one out!
#24
One year, my little 6 year old girl sent all of her Xmas cards out and wrote (In joined up writing) 'Freepost' on the envelope and they were ALL delivered.
#25
rizla01
One year, my little 6 year old girl sent all of her Xmas cards out and wrote (In joined up writing) 'Freepost' on the envelope and they were ALL delivered.


That's absolute quality! :w00t:
1 Like #26
rhinopaul;8790272
Just for info.You know the postage paid envelopes you receive from companies such as insurance or credit card companies. They usualy have a big 1 in the right corner or Freepost. Well you can cover up the address & re-use them. Just make sure the freepost number is visible.


Just do what I do, save them up with all the junk that arrives with them and mix the contents up (minus personal details) then send different junk mail to different companies at each others expense.:whistling:

Think it was MBNA who used to send me tons though (upto 5/6 a day) so I wrapped a brick with all their crap enclosed, taped an envelope to the outside and sent it back.
#27
Infinite Element
To the guy who said use someone else's freepost code - some other company would be charged, and you think that's OK?


Yes it is ok, when they're sending out junk that we don't want or ask for, they deserve everything they get. I send all of their junk back in non-freepost envelopes with no postage on them. Maybe when they have to pay to receive their junk back they'll get the hint, I DON'T WANT A CREDIT CARD or whatever else they're trying to rip me off with.
#28
Not sure wether my local Tesco will have them but a great offer for those who can get them. Much less than buying the stamps so have some heat & rep.
Thanks!
#29
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mac_d
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Yep, it said £3.80 on the hanger strip at the Colney Hatch branch.
I bought 11 packs, at £0.75 each, so 55 1st class pre-paid envelopes in total!

Saving for me: 55 x £0.41 = £22.55 - (11x£0.75) = [SIZE="4"]£14.30! :-D[/SIZE](not including the price of 55 standard envelopes!)

Thats my lifetime supply sorted! :thumbsup:[/COLOR]
#30
I just picked 10 up and there was loads left on the hanger.
#31
harlzter
Just do what I do, save them up with all the junk that arrives with them and mix the contents up (minus personal details) then send different junk mail to different companies at each others expense.:whistling:

Think it was MBNA who used to send me tons though (upto 5/6 a day) so I wrapped a brick with all their crap enclosed, taped an envelope to the outside and sent it back.


haha I did this to MBNA aswell but not the brick. Used to get a load of crap from them so I used to send it back to them in the free paid envelope and write on it here is some of your junk mail back and do you know what they actually stopped sending me the stuff so it must have worked! :-D
#32
rhinopaul
Just for info.You know the postage paid envelopes you receive from companies such as insurance or credit card companies. They usualy have a big 1 in the right corner or Freepost. Well you can cover up the address & re-use them. Just make sure the freepost number is visible.


I am LOVING that!......a whole new outlet for "junk mail" ....AND does that mean if I post it back to them with an oversize package, they have to pay extra to receive there junk back too?
:giggle:
#33
just bought 6 in my local tesco, port glasgow, lots left on the clip strips!
#34
None in prescott
#35
Keith26
None in prescott


Thanks for that, I was literally getting my car keys to go and check! Can't stand parking on that car park since it was re-done - nightmare! You just saved me some frustration of having to park AND be disappointed!
#36
good deal :)
shame these are not envelopes with windows as i need to send around 400-500 letters this week. having envelopes with windows would make my life much easier, otherwise i would either have to print individual addresses on labels and match them with individual letters or cut off the prepaid stamp and put it on the window envelopes i have. should work, i think..
still, will try to find some in local tescos :)
#37
I've tried the freepost thing with envelopes received from credit card offers and they definately got through (sent to my own uni address so I know full well they arrived)

And as Infinite Element said - they are sending us crap we havent asked for so I have no qualms about them being billed for it.

Sending unsolicitad offers of credit through the post doesnt exactly make them deserving of sympathy IMO.
#38
nextofkin
which branch were these in?

I bought mine in Tesco Extra in Glasgow Shettleston (and there was a full strip and a bit still left when I was there yesterday), but people have been picking them up in various stores. However, do be aware that this was first mentioned a week ago on MSE, and for example the Watford Tesco had them to start with but are now sold out.

As mentioned in the OP, they should be in the stationery aisle, but as they are hanging on strips they can be placed anywhere in the store and people have mentioned getting them in the pet food and household aisles, or next to the party invitations, paper plates etc.
#39
IMO sometimes letters sent using freepost will be delivered, sometimes not. I've bought stamps on ebay a few times. On one occasion they appeared to be counterfeit. i only found out about it when the royal mail fraud team called me and notified me about it. they've returned the letters they've stopped and i was happy to give them details of the fraudster who sold it to me (he was already in the police custody).
some letters with counterfeit stamps got through though...

i still have these counterfeit stamps as i can't use it, and can only sell it as collectables (according to the advice given by the royal mail)
#40
great deal - wish I'd read this last night, I'm just back from Tesco! LOL ;-)

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