Keep Your Receipts!
It’s JANUARY! That’s means it’s Flipside Ticket Time! And I’m Ste. Michelle, your trusty Ticket Distribution Lead here with some great ways to actually make sure you get a ticket!!
I just spent a bit of time sorting out the last of last year’s emails to the Ticket Lead, into convenient categories like “You’re not Special” and “Can’t Read Instructions.” However, some of them are more sad, like “Lost in Mail.”
These are the super sad ones where the people did everything right, but the USPS failed them. It happened to 7 people last year. Which, given the fact that the fantastic ticket volunteers opened over 1700 requests, that’s not too many, but for those 7 people (and any of their +1s), it was a BIG HUGE DEAL.
Here’s how to make it a minor annoyance instead of a doomsday scenario:
DETACH THE MONEY ORDER’S RECEIPT FROM THE MONEY ORDER BEFORE YOU MAIL IT, AND STORE THE RECEIPT IN A SAFE PLACE THAT YOU WILL REMEMBER.
Because while there were only 7 people whose requests were lost in the mail (that informed me), but there were like 50 people who sent the receipt with the money order. FYI, that’s just like sending cash in the mail. Don’t do it!
Remember, it’s still just as satisfying to complain on Facebook about the post office losing your request in the mail with a way to get the ticket money back.
Also, quit signing the back of the money orders. They don’t work that way. If there’s no signature line on the front, they don’t need to be signed.
For all the best information check out the ticket page, or the ticket FAQ.
If those don’t answer your questions, you can always try to get your email sorted into a fun category like “Unfillable Requests” by emailing your ticket questions via the contact page.