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February 13, 2014 5:00 PM Subscribe
How would I ship snowballs to my friends in Los Angeles, CA without their melting, and how much would I have to pay for it?
posted by bad grammar to Food & Drink (14 answers total)
I had the idea of a cool present for my friends in Los Angeles who have been under a lot of stress recently. I already have a good quality styrofoam box with 2 inch thick walls, from an earlier frozen food present, and I am thinking of filling it with fresh snowballs (regular snow from the blizzard that hit the area yesterday) and shipping it to them as a joke.
(a) do I need to also put in cold packs? (b) does the box need to ship express, and how much would that be for about 5 lb.? (c) do I need to tell USPS or UPS what it is or can I lie and say ice cream?
I would like not to pay more than $25. If it will be more than $30 I will change my mind and send them something less pointless, though I'm thinking of including some syrup so they can make snow cones.