Head over to the post office and stock up on stamps this week, because starting Sunday, January 27, a stamp will cost you $.46, a $.1 increase.
Make sure to purchase Forever stamps, which are good for mailing a one-ounce letter anytime in the future regardless of price changes. The post office will offer $46 cent stamps, which are good only until they increase the price again—and you know they will. Also on Sunday, the USPS unveil’s the first ever Global Forever stamp, a new international rate stamp for $1.10 that offers a single price for any First-Class Mail International 1-ounce letter to any country in the world.
Does anyone buy stamps anymore? Other than for holiday cards, I rarely need a stamp. We pay our bills online, which I also use for business payments. If on the rare chance I do have a package to send out, I bring it to the post office and just pay the rate.
How often do you use stamps? Do you even care about the stamp rate increase and what’s the lowest rate you can remember in your lifetime? I remember when they were $.10.