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Shipping Information & Deadlines

June 16th, 2020 Update:

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT DURING OUR "LOCK-DOWN RUSH", SHIPMENTS ARE BEING SHIPPED LATER THAN OUR NORMAL TIME-FRAME.

We are shipping 5 days a week right now, so as to ensure delivery of your order as soon as possible.
UPS is delivering on-schedule right now, so when you see an email from us with tracking information, you'll know that your order has been shipped, and is in-transit, so that you can track its progress.

 



WE HAVE A GOOD SYSTEM, AND WE SHIP AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE TO ENSURE DELIVERY BY YOUR REQUESTED DATE.


(Scroll down for Holiday Info)

Want to see how you package will be delivered to you? 

Click on the video below!

Shipping and Handling Charges

Shipping and handling is unique to your order because it is calculated by your zip code and the weight of your order.
To determine the shipping and handling for your order, follow these steps:

  • Add products to the Shopping Cart. For instance, From Shop All page, click "Choose Options" on the product you want, then click Add to Cart.
  • Underneath the product(s), click "Estimate Shipping & Tax".
  • Enter your Country, State, and correct Zip Code.
  • You will see the different prices for the Shipping Methods offered.
  • Choose your Shipping Method (Standard, Expedited, Rush, or Priority Mail).
  • Now that Method will be associated with your order.

How Your Tamales Are Shipped
Orders with Standard Shipping will typically arrive in 3-5 business days (excludes weekends typically, unless Saturday delivery is available in your area). They will typically go by UPS Ground.

Click here to see Time in Transit Map for these.

If the order is going to a PO Box or Military APO/FPO address, you will choose USPS Priority Mail. When we ship your order, you will receive an email notification (make sure your email address is valid). Orders are normally shipped on Monday - Wednesday.

If you would like to make your order a RUSH shipment, please choose Expedited Shipping when you check out.
Orders with Expedited Shipping will typically arrive in 2-4 business days, taking 2 days to arrive after being shipped.
We process and ship Expedited orders Monday - Wednesday; Thursday or Friday if you request it in Special Instructions.

Your tamales are packed in a thick-sided Styrofoam cooler with dry ice packs and dry ice to keep them cold (often frozen), and they won't spoil. Just put them in the freezer or refrigerator when you get them.
Your tamales come vacuum-sealed (Cryovac), so that they stay fresh for days (21+) in the refrigerator, and months (12+) in the freezer.

When Are Your Tamales Shipped?
Shipping days are Mon, Tue, & Wed. If your order arrives by 10 AM Wednesday, it usually goes out Wednesday. We will ship on Thursday and Friday by special request. During the Christmas season, we ship Monday-Friday, and sometimes Saturdays.

Specified Shipping Dates: If you'd like to order now and specify a shipping date prior to any Holiday or Special Occasion, you can indicate that in the Special Instructions area you'll see on the Shipping Information page when you checkout.
Please contact us if you have any special requests that are unique.

Our phone number is (888) 825-4113, and our email is TexasLoneStarTamaleSales@gmail.com.


2020 Holiday Deadlines and "Last Order Dates"

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT NEAR CHRISTMAS, SHIPPERS ARE OVERLOADED, AND SHIPMENTS ARE SOMETIMES DELAYED LONGER THAN EXPECTED. WE HAVE A GOOD SYSTEM, AND WE SHIP AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE TO ENSURE DELIVERY BY YOUR REQUESTED DATE.

If you want to be sure you have your tamales for Christmas or Christmas Eve, order early, and do not specify a delivery date. When your tamales arrive, keep them in the refrigerator or freezer until your event.

 
For arrival by:

Standard*

Your deadline may be later
(Click here to See Transit Table)

Expedited

Rush

Thanksgiving

Thursday, Nov. 26

Thursday, Nov. 19

before 12:00 noon

Monday, Nov. 23

before 12:00 noon

Tuesday, Nov. 24

before 12:00 noon

Christmas

Friday, Dec. 25

Wednesday, Dec. 16

before 12:00 noon

Monday, Dec. 21

before 12:00 noon

Tuesday, Dec. 22

before 12:00 noon

New Years

Friday, Jan. 1, 2020

Saturday, Dec. 26

before 12:00 noon

Monday, Dec. 28

before 12:00 noon

Tuesday, Dec. 29

before 12:00 noon

 

 

 

WARNING:  Every year, we have a few Tamale Packages that are stolen from porches.  To help prevent this from happening to you, make sure to track your package.  Do your part in stopping Tamale thieves!

 

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT NEAR CHRISTMAS, SHIPPERS ARE OVERLOADED AND SHIPMENTS ARE SOMETIMES DELAYED LONGER THAN EXPECTED.

WE HAVE A GOOD SYSTEM, AND WE SHIP AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE TO ENSURE DELIVERY BY YOUR REQUESTED DATE.

If you want to be sure you have your tamales for Christmas or Christmas Eve, order early and do not specify a delivery date; then...

When your tamales arrive, keep them in the refrigerator (2+ weeks) or freezer until your event.