Price of Stamps Increased on Sunday
The debut of the U.S. Postal Service's 46-cent Forever stamps brings rate changes on Jan. 27.
Mailing a letter just got more expensive. As of today, the cost of a first-class stamp rose to 46 cents.
The U.S. Post Office announced that stamp prices would increase one cent to make way for the new 46-cent Forever stamp.
The price to mail a one-ounce letter will increase from 45 cents to 46 cents. Adding a little weight to that letter will cost the same, rising 20 cents for each additional ounce.
The announcement states letters under one ounce mailed anywhere internationally will cost $1.10 and postcard stamps will also see a one-cent increase, from 32 cents to 33 cents.
Highlights of the new single-piece First-Class Mail pricing, effective Jan. 27, 2013 include:
- Letters (1oz.) — 1-cent increase to 46 cents
- Letters additional ounces — unchanged at 20 cents
- Letters to all international destinations (1oz.) — $1.10
- Postcards — 1-cent increase to 33 cents
If you've still got some of those 45-cent Forever stamps bought before the price hike, don't worry. They are still good without adding any additional postage.
Local Post Offices
Shipping stores, grocery stores and even some banks sell postage stamps as well.