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June 19th, 2003, 9:46am
:wavy:Most mail-in entries ask for 3 x 5 card in a #10 envelope. Is that an index card and the standard sized business envelope??
June 19th, 2003, 10:24am
3X5 - normal card - has to be put in an envelope because it won't go through the mail at that size.
The #10 are the standard business size - you got it!
June 19th, 2003, 10:33am
Are index cards with lines (ruled) index cards OK to use, or flip over? Not being lame, but here on base, I can only find ruled index cards, and out on the town, they dont use "inches" (Germany)
June 19th, 2003, 10:38am
I have snail mailed for years and typically use blank white index cards. However there are others who believe that the bolder the color of the index card, the more theirs will stand out. I wouldn't worry about the lined index cards, unless it is specified in the sweep that they only accept blank white index cards.:smile2:
June 19th, 2003, 11:01am
Like most things buying in bulk is cheapest, and some office supply compnies online will ship free for orders over $50. Combine that with no sales tax for most buyers and there's your best deal.
Of course I think snail sweeping is for the birds and if I was spending any money trying to win something I'd opt instead for lotto tickets, but if you're gonna snail then I suggest buying envelopes and cards in bulk online. You might even find a sweeping buddy to "go in on" a large order with you to save even more.
June 19th, 2003, 12:42pm
You are always thinking Gomez, I remember you said that before about the lottery tickets. I enter the one-time-only snail mails, and those with a lot of prizes. I too thought of an online company...but $50.00 in index cards sounds like I could tile my roof with cards!
Thanks to both of you, and Gotta, I will continue to use the lined ones, thanks.
June 19th, 2003, 9:05pm
I buy my 3X5 cards from the Dollar Store. They come in large packages. I buy my envelopes from Costco. I have found this to be the cheapest way to go with the snail entries.