Post offices in Hayward and Newark will be open Sunday to help customers finish mailing Christmas gifts.

The Hayward main post office is at 24438 Santa Clara St. and the Newark main post office is at 6655 Clark Ave. They will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

As usual, the Hayward post office will be open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, and the Newark post office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Monday, the recommended deadline to make sure first-class mail arrives on time, will be one of the busiest mailing days of the year.

To skip the lines altogether -- and get discounts on priority and express mail prices -- customers can pay for shipping online and schedule a free pickup at www.usps.com.

Free priority mail and express mailboxes and envelopes also can be ordered online or picked up at the post office.



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