Last Chance: Stamp Prices Go Up Sunday
Now's the time to stock up on forever stamps.
Patch told you about this at the beginning of the month, but here’s your last reminder: stamp prices go up on Sunday.
The price to mail a first-class letter up to 1 oz through the U.S. Postal Service will go up a penny from 45 cents to 46 cents.
If you’re using a forever stamp, then you are fine before or after the price increase. But, if you’re buying a Forever stamp, it will cost you 45 cents on Saturday and 46 cents on Sunday, so now’s the time to stock up.
If you can't get to the post office to buy stamps, many grocery stores also carry them. You usually have to ask the clerk checking you out for the stamps.
Here are the highlights of the mailing costs effective January 27 from the Post Office:
- Letters (1oz.) — 1-cent increase to 46 cents
- Letters additional ounces — unchanged at 20 cents
- Letters to all international destinations (1oz.) — $1.10
- Postcards — 1-cent increase to 33 cents
New domestic retail pricing for Priority Mail Flat Rate products include:
- Small box — $5.80
- Medium box — $12.35
- Large box — $16.85
- Large APO/FPO box — $14.85
- Regular envelope — $5.60
- Legal envelope — $5.75
- Padded envelope — $5.95
Have you stocked up on forever stamps? Do you feel 46 cents is too much to pay to mail a letter? Do you send many letters through the postal service anymore? Share your thoughts in the comments area below.