The Price of Stamps Will Increase on Jaunary 22, 2012

That is less than a month away but you still have some time to plan and save a few hard-earned dollars.

Here are the price increases, according the US Postal Service:

  • The cost of Forever stamps will increase by 1 cent.  But if you stock up on a supply now at 44¢, you can still use them for letters after the January 22nd price increase.
  • Letters (1 oz.) will cost 45 cents. This is a 1-cent increase.
  • Additional ounces for letters will remain unchanged at 20 cents.
  • Postcards will increase 3 cents to 32 cents.
  • Letters to Canada or Mexico will cost 85 cents. This is a 5 cent increase.
  • Letters to other international destinations will increase 7 cents to cost $1.05.

Prices also will change for other mailing services, including standard mail, periodicals, package services, and extra services.

SO… if you are considering a postcard mailing, you might want to schedule them to go out before January 22nd.  While 3¢ might seem insignificant, you’ll save yourself a cup of Starbucks ($6) if you send 200 postcards on the 21st instead of the 23rd.  Sending more? Get coffee for a friend! 🙂

Here’s to your creative savings plans!

– Tara Reed

A penny saved is a penny earned.  – Benjamin Franklin