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How the Escapees Mail Forwarding Service Works

The Escapees Mail Forwarding Service enables you to receive your mail, no matter where in North America you travel. When you subscribe, you’ll get a unique mailing address in Texas. You then give that address to anyone who sends you mail or packages by US Postal Service, UPS or FedEx. (We also offer addresses in South Dakota and Florida for legal domicile purposes.)

Escapees receives and holds your mail (including packages, certified, and registered mail) for you. When you’re ready to have your mail forwarded, just call, email, or send us instructions online with where you want us to send it. We’ll mail it out to you the next business day. If you’ll be in one place for a while, you can even ask us to forward your mail on a regular schedule.

Personal service

Want to know what mail you’ve received? Need help with your account? Just call our toll-free number during business hours, and our in-house staff will assist you. If you want, they can even open a particular item and read it to you over the phone. 

Mail scanning

With our optional Mail Scanning service, we will scan each envelope as it arrives, and notify you by email when you receive new mail. You can then view the scanned envelopes online and specify whether you want each item forwarded or destroyed. We can even scan the contents for you if you request.

Mail forwarding

Anytime you want your mail forwarded, just give us the address online, by email, or by phone. We’ll send your mail the next business day by the most economical method, email you the tracking number if there is one, and deduct the cost from your postage deposit account. You can also instruct us to ship your mail on a specific day, or to use Priority Mail, UPS, or FedEx if you prefer. The choice is yours.

For even more convenience when you’re in one place for a period of time, you may choose to set up a regular mail-forwarding schedule on a daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or other basis.

Postage deposit account

When you sign up for the Escapees Mail Forwarding Service, we’ll establish a postage account for you with an initial balance of $50.00. We’ll use money from this account to pay the actual cost of forwarding your mail. You can add funds to your postage account at any time, either online with a credit card or with a phone call to our staff. We will also email you a reminder when the balance in your postage account drops below $25.00.

Mail sorting options

Escapees Mail Forwarding Service offers three categories of mail sorting and forwarding, each at different annual rates:

  • Category A (All Mail Types): We forward all First Class mail and all other mail with your personal mailbox number in the address.
  • Category B (Selected Mail Types Only): We forward all mail of the types you specify–first-class only, mail from nonprofits, newsletters, advertisements, catalogs, magazines, newspapers, and/or travel guides & directories–and discard the rest.
  • Category C (Custom Mail Sorting): We forward only the types of mail that you specify, as with Category B, but you can also request special sorting; for example, specific magazine titles but not others, or catalogs from certain companies but not others.

Most members start with Category A service. Once you begin receiving “junk mail”–usually about six months after you change your address with the Postal Service–using a higher mail sorting category can help to reduce your postage costs by forwarding only the mail that you really want to receive.

Online account management

Our online dashboard enables you to easily manage your mail service account at any time. From your dashboard, you can set one-time forwarding instructions, send address changes, and adjust your forwarding schedule. You can also easily view your postage balance and add more funds as needed. Of course, our staff can also help you with any of these tasks by phone.

Cancellation

You can cancel your Escapees Mail Forwarding Service at any time. However, the annual service fee is not refundable. To discontinue the service, simply call us and provide your permanent forwarding address. 

U.S. Postal Service regulations require us to continue forwarding your first-class mail for six months after you cancel the service. This post-cancellation forwarding service is included with your enrollment fee. If your postage deposit account balance becomes negative during this time, we will ask you to add funds to it. At the end of the six-month post-cancellation period, we will refund any remaining balance in your postage deposit account to you.

Summary of mail service features by category

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Each category is available in your choice of Texas, Florida or South Dakota.

Category A

All Mail Types

$95 Annually

Category B

Selected Mail Types

$115 Annually

Category C

Custom Mail Sorting

$135 Annually
Personal Mail Box
Personal Service
Address for Domicile
Mail Review by Phone
Forwarding on Request
Forwarding on Custom Schedule
Receive and Forward UPS & FedEx
Receive & Forward Packages
Online Account Management
Scanning Available  
Forward Only Specific Mail Types  
Fully Customized Sorting & Forwarding