Just an informational note to let everyone know: the Postal Service plans to increase First Class rates on January 27th, 2019.
- Forever stamps will soon be 55-cents each instead of 50-cents. If you stock up on Forever stamps before the increase, you will be 5-cents ahead for each stamp you buy, until your Forever stamps run out and you have to buy more at the increased cost.
- The First Class extra ounce stamps will cost 15-cents each instead of 21 cents, which means that every stamp with Uncle Sam hats on it will lose 6-cents value when the rates change. (I'm using them up quickly to avoid the loss of value.)
The good news: Post Card rates (35-cents) and International Mail rates (starting at $1.15 for the first ounce) will remain the same as they have been in 2018.
Letters (1 oz.)
Letters additional ounces
Letters (metered 1 oz.)
Outbound International Letters (1 oz.)