Stamp Prices To Rise 1-Cent This Month

U.S. Postal Service rates are set to change on Jan. 27.


The cost to mail a letter will go up to 46 cents later this month when postal rate changes take effect, according to the U.S. Postal Service.

Stamp prices will increase one cent, from 45 cents to 46 cents, to mail 1-ounce letters, effective Jan. 27. The cost for letters weighing more than 1 ounce will stay the same, at 20 cents for each additional ounce, according to an announcement from the postal service.

Postcard stamps will also see a 1-cent increase, from 32 cents to 33 cents. Letters under 1 ounce mailed anywhere internationally will cost $1.10, the announcement states.

Those looking to save a few cents could stock up on the postal service's Forever stamps (costing 45 cents until the 1-cent increase on Jan. 27), which are usable even after stamp prices change.

Pick up forever stamps or pick up the new ones at the post office.

Harry January 14, 2013 at 03:50 PM
I tried to continue to use the post office up to a few years ago. These rate hikes will put the Post office out of business, then the US taxpayer will have to bail these union pensions out as well. Just sad Unions are a cancer to so many industries and have no place in today's economy


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