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Definition: Stamped Addressed Envelope (SAE)
Stamped Addressed Envelope (SAE) which means a envelope which has all the details such as name and address of the sender and has affixed paid postage on it while mailing or sending it to an individual.
It helps you get a reply easily from the receiver as he does not have to ask or look out for sender’s address. It is mostly used in UK. Alternatives such as return postcards are also there. SAE’s cannot be easily used for international mail, since senders don’t have the much needed foreign stamps.
One of the advantages of SAE is that we can request info about products or services.
E.g.: You want to buy a pair of shoes and are not certain about few things. You can write all those so that the company can reply back to you regarding the same.
There are 2 envelopes, smaller and larger where the smaller envelope is kept inside the larger one. It is used in India as RTI (You can give your address and ask a query to which answer will be provided in the form of a letter in a certain period of time). It is very common in foreign countries to use it when someone asks for an autograph on mail with SAE attached and then the celebrity will send it to your place.
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