Stamp Prices To Go Up 2-Cents In May

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The post office will be getting an extra 2-cents worth when you mail a letter starting in May.

The Postal Service announced Tuesday that the price of a first-class stamp will rise to 44 cents on May 11.

That gives plenty of time to stock up on Forever Stamps, which will continue to sell at the current 42-cent rate until the increase occurs. They will remain valid in the future regardless of rate hikes.

Postage rates go up annually in May, with the new prices announced in February. The overall change is tied to the rate of inflation in the year before.

While the new 44-cent rate covers the first ounce of first-class mail, the price for each additional ounce will remain unchanged at 17-cents.


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  • by ryan Location: cos on Feb 10, 2009 at 05:32 PM
    I agree with Paula, I only use the mail if I must. Otherwise I encourage everyone to pay their bills online. I sent a bill priority mail this last month with delivery confirmation and it took 14 days for that package to arrive. It ended up costing me over $100.00 in late charges. Post office said sorry oh well.
  • by Paula Location: CS on Feb 10, 2009 at 03:22 PM
    I try not to use the Post Office. Prices keep going up and service keeps going down.
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