Postage Stamp Increase - January 22, 2012

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Postage Stamp Increase - January 22, 2012

Effective Sunday, January 22, 2012 mailing a first class envelope will cost you an extra penny going from .44 to .45.      Here is the a chart from the United States Postal Service showing the rate changes.

Postage Rate IncreaseOne Cent Stamp

 

It will be necessary to have a few one cent stamps on hand for mailings.     Post cards and mailings to Canada and Mexico increased a bit more.    

For additional questions - visit the web site.

 

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Ritu Desai
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Joan, I totally forgot about this news!!! I do have forever stamps that I bought last year guess it will pay off to stock up!

January 17, 2012 10:21 AM
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Joan, thanks for the tip.  I was not aware.

      I would buy the Forever Stamps... but I don't know that the Post Office will be around "forever".   They are in serious financial trouble!

January 18, 2012 11:40 PM
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Hello. I work Communications for the Postal Service and just wanted to put it out there that the penny increase should be relatively seamless. ALL First Class stamps are now Forever stamps. So if you paid 44 cents for them a month ago, they will be good until you use them up. Your next purchase however will cost you an extra penny.

Most Meter machines are now automated and the rates will be picked up.

We are living with a 2006 law that requires stamps to be adjusted every January. We can only raise prices up to the CPI increase.

And also to note, UPS and FedEx both raised prices this month by about five percent too.

We are in financial problem becuase of the same 2006 law, that requires us to prefund future retiree health benefits 75 years in advance. This costs us 5.5 billion a year. Congress won't budge on this! We are also asking to go to five day delivery, saving another 3.1 billion a year.

Yes, mail volume is down, but last year we still delivered 164 billion pieces of mail. Thanks for all your support! 

January 19, 2012 10:32 AM
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Hi Joan - I didn't know this! Thanks for letting us know.   I also just checked and my stamps are forever stamps so I am glad about that!

January 20, 2012 06:41 PM
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Even someone from the Postal Service responded --- so nice!   Forever stamps are the way to go!

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