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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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oscarsonthepond#41
Are these available at Tesco Metro?
dinky123uk#42
Nice deal
adamck#43
as someone has posted before about sending out mail using the freepost envolopes spam companies send out...
Yes its fraud, yes i attempted it a while ago and yes i got caught!

I was asked to either pay the full price of delivery or have them returned to sender...
yellowplum#44
simplyjimbo
Now that is a proper tight a**e. Technically, fraud too. Like the idea though.

Heat added for the OPs find. Bargain


Yes it is fraud, however it will get picked up and thrown away or have a revenue protection sticker added to it for the recipient to pay the excess for.
Badlad#45
Popped in to pick up three cases of Kopparberg Pear Cider (£20)and got a couple of these as an afterthought £1.50 for ten stamped envelopes not bad, may buy more tomorrow if there is any left
tpol#46
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?

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!


Your first part of the post, you are absolutely right, it's theft.

Regarding your second part; it's probably to do with the fact that in the old days there were no codes, you just had to write Freepost on the envelope. Obviously, it was open to abuse. Sometimes the companies that did not have a Freepost contract ended up having to pay and sometimes not. Maybe, someone at RM has forgotten that system has been superseded. :)
kudos1uk#47
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.


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.


rhinopaul
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.


you disagree, sorry yes I must be a lier :whistling:

If your really worked for the Royal Mail you would know this is not supposed to happen.

The simple fact is some sorting offices do their job and others don't, in the small town I live in the sorting office is very hot at making charges for items with the wrong postage.

Yes you may GET AWAY WITH IT all the time but that does not mean everyone will.
brockstar#48
Ebay already for these. Looks like some people don't hang about :roll:
jonathan_d 1 Like #49
adamck
as someone has posted before about sending out mail using the freepost envolopes spam companies send out...
Yes its fraud, yes i attempted it a while ago and yes i got caught!

I was asked to either pay the full price of delivery or have them returned to sender...


put the address you want it to go to as the 'return' address... :-D
hardleyouth#50
Might seem a silly question...but do these ever go out of date as it were? or expire? Because, obviously this is a great convenient deal I'm gona buy a load, but they wont get used up fast, do they last forever? :)

I mean the pre-paid free post on the letters ofcourse :)
sumoqueen#51
hardleyouth
Might seem a silly question...but do these ever go out of date as it were? or expire? Because, obviously this is a great convenient deal I'm gona buy a load, but they wont get used up fast, do they last forever? :)

I mean the pre-paid free post on the letters ofcourse :)


They should not expire as they are printed 1st. When you buy stamps from PO with 1st and 2nd on them you can still use them when the stamp prices rise.
ArthurDent1#52
brockstar
Ebay already for these. Looks like some people don't hang about :roll:


How much postage are they charging on Ebay? 15p?
sollas001#53
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.


Smart kid - she'll be running the country in a while. Could do with the help, couldn't it.

I'll see if I can get a child to do that for me next Christmas. :santa:
amcdermo#54
I'd like to buy a couple of packs but my experience with these deals is people read them then buy all the items on the shelf.
Johnboy_1975#55
jonathan_d
put the address you want it to go to as the 'return' address... :-D


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babybop#56
amcdermo
I'd like to buy a couple of packs but my experience with these deals is people read them then buy all the items on the shelf.


I didn't buy them all, there was loads left.
Baron Jerk-Off#57
No matter
equalityforall#58
amcdermo
I'd like to buy a couple of packs but my experience with these deals is people read them then buy all the items on the shelf.


I know, I've seen posts saying stuff like 'took the last of them, all 36', when it's not community spirited, especially after reading of a deal on a community forum. That's just some people, as there are others of us who do consider others, often why deals get posted, to share the fortune.
andersonsonsonbanned#59
Got two packs earlier, there were around 10 left.

Delighted, the price on the shelf said £3.80, no sign of half price or any discount. Went to the self service and scanned at 75p. Feeling of success!
TUSSFC#60
Just got the last two at North Shields.

Asked the CS desk if they had more and she said "Its coming up that we dont sell them anymore so whatever is left is it."

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