Stamp Prices To Rise One Cent This Month

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

The cost to mail a letter will rise slightly later this month when postal rate changes go into effect, according to the U.S. Postal Service.

Stamp prices will increase one cent, from 45 cents to 46 cents, to mail one-ounce letters, effective Jan. 27. The cost for letters weighing more than one 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 one-cent increase, from 32 cents to 33 cents. Letters under one 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 one-cent increase on Jan. 27), which are usable even after stamp prices change.

Pick up your Forever stamps at the Port Chester Post Office soon.

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Aidan January 11, 2013 at 12:28 PM
And your mail will arrive about a week later.
John B January 11, 2013 at 06:18 PM
That is an improvement over not receiving it at all.
A. F. January 12, 2013 at 12:51 PM
I receive mine when I pick it up in my driveway, or other people's mailboxes. Thank God I don't buy stamps.
John B January 12, 2013 at 03:18 PM
Last Saturday I found, on the ground, near my mailbox a stamped, uncancelled letter addressed to someone in Yonkers. Yes I mailed it hopefully they will receive it.


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