Price of Stamps to Increase January 2014 - Stock up on Forever Stamps!

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Price of Stamps to Increase January 2014 - Stock up on Forever Stamps!

You might want to stock up on "Forever" stamps again as postage rates are ging up later this month. 

The 2014 postage increase will take effect on January 26, 2014 and will raise the cost of stamps as follows:

US Stamp by Gualberto 107 freedigitalphotos.netLetter Postage will be 49 cents for a 1 ounce letter. Any additional ounce will be an additional 21 cents.

Postcards:  Sending a postcard will be 34 cents.

International Mail:  A letter sent overseas will be $1.15 for one ounce.

Buying "Forever" stamps before the new postal rates take effect lets you buy stamps at the current rate and you can use them "forever" regardless of what the actual price of postage will be in the future. 

Since first class letter postage will go up by 3 cents, you will save $3.00 when you buy a roll of "Forever" stamps.

Photo Credit:  US Stamp by Gualberto 107, freedigitalphotos.net

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Susan Jacobsen
Carolina Realty Group - Hilton Head Island, SC
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Silvia - yep, I certainly saw this coming and I don't know why they don't just go to 50 cents. This is a good reminder and a good blog to attach to all of your emails. Clear, concise and information that everybody can use. Good job, yet again posting something so simple but valuable!

Jan 12, 2014 07:00 PM #1
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Debbie Laity
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Thanks for the reminder, Silvia. I'm not looking forward to this. 

Jan 12, 2014 10:16 PM #2
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Richard Yates
Mission Viejo, CA
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Hi Silvia, Nothing is Forever except Forever Stamps. ;-) Happy New Year and best wishes always.

Jan 12, 2014 11:12 PM #3
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Joe Petrowsky
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Good morning Silvia. If we ran our business the way the post office does, how long would it be, that we were out of business?

Make it a great week!

 

Jan 13, 2014 02:04 AM #4
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Conrad Allen
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Why does Susan want .50 stamps?  Thanks for the reminder Silvia.

Jan 13, 2014 03:21 AM #5
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Susan, thank you, seems these increases have become an annual event.

Debbie, I stocked up before the end of the year for future mailings.

Richard, great slogan!  Happy new year to you as well.

Joe, people write fewer letters, less revenue, rates go up, people write fewer letters, less revenue.... It's a spiral without end.

Conrad, sooner or later it'll get there.

Jan 13, 2014 04:22 AM #6
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I have picked up my stamps and I'm ready for the increase!

Jan 13, 2014 04:29 AM #7
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Mary Ann Smith,
Keyes 786-278-6598 www.MarySmith.Keyes.com - Kendall, FL

Thanks for the reminder, have a great day

 

Jan 13, 2014 12:21 PM #8
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Eric Crane -- Your Full Service, Discount Fee Realtor®
DPR Realty LLC - Gilbert, AZ
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forever stamps are one of those curious inflation hedges, brought on by the persistent inflation.  the dollar keeps losing purchasing power, as a result of the constant expansion of debt and money printing.

Jan 13, 2014 10:22 PM #9
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Debbie Walsh
Keller Williams Realty - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.928.8000

I already got my stamps too.  These almost yearly increases are getting out of hand...I remember when you could mail 5 letters for this price. 

Jan 14, 2014 12:58 AM #10
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Gabe Sanders
the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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Good alert, Silvia.  I bought a few rolls yesterday.  I probably should have bought more.  It's about a 4.5% return on the investment, and that's pretty good these days.

Jan 14, 2014 03:59 AM #11
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Sharon, good for you, ready or not, it'll be here.

Mary Ann, you are welcome.

Eric, it sure is.  I guess you have to think about whether it makes more sense spending money now or later.

Debra, I remember letter postage somewhere around 25 cents, I guess that was in the 80's?

Gabe, looking at it this way, it definitely is a lot more than what money "earns" in your bank account.

Jan 14, 2014 05:01 AM #12
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