Mailing a Letter Just Got More Expensive

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

Mailing a letter will cost you a penny more starting next week as U.S. Postal Service rate changes go into effect.

Stamp prices will increase one cent, from 45 cents to 46 cents, to mail 1-ounce letters, effective Jan. 27. The cost for letters weighing more than 1 ounce will remain the same — 20 cents for each additional ounce.

Postcard stamps will also see a one-cent increase, from 32 cents to 33 cents. Letters under 1 ounce mailed anywhere internationally will cost $1.10.

Those looking to save a bit could stock up on the Forever stamps (which cost 45 cents until the one-cent increase on Jan. 27). These are usable even after stamp prices increase.

You can pick up your Forever stamps at: 

  • Westhampton Beach Post Office
  • Hampton Bays Post Office
  • Water Mill Post Office
  • Bridgehampton Post Office
  • Sag Harbor Post Office
  • Sagaponack Post Office
  • Southampton Post Office
  • Amagansett Post Office
  • Montauk Post Office
Preliator January 25, 2013 at 07:06 PM
Ah, things just keep getting better.
Jerry S January 25, 2013 at 08:09 PM
All the more reason to email. USPS has raised prices in the past and LOST money!
oonald January 27, 2013 at 01:39 AM
Wow a whole penny how will I pay for that !!!!!!!!! . After this president gets done with us we a screwed
oonald January 27, 2013 at 01:44 AM


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