If you are a frequent letter/postcard sender, you’ll want to take note of the United States Postal Service changes that are set to take place on January 22nd, 2012. On this date, the price of Forever Stamps will increase from 44¢ per stamp to 45¢ per stamp (this is the first time that the price of Forever Stamps has increased since May 2009!). In addition, you can expect the following changes…
* Postcards: 3¢ increase to 32¢
* Letters to Canada or Mexico (1 oz.): 5¢ increase to 85¢
* Letters to other international destinations: 7¢ increase to $1.05
Check out this news release for more information. If you are running low on stamps, I would encourage you to head to your local Post Office today or tomorrow to snatch up several books of Forever Stamps since you will save yourself 1¢ per stamp. A penny saved is a penny earned. 😉
On a side note, check out this graphic below. Can you believe that the price of stamps back in 1885 was as low as 2¢?!
(Thanks, Coupon Pro!)