Thursday, December 27, 2012

Postage rate increase coming 1/27

Stamps for your first-class letters are going up "only" a penny on January 27, when the new first-class, one-ounce (or lighter) rate becomes $0.46.

Remember, if you are using Forever stamps, you don't have to add a penny stamp to get your letter delivered. Unless you have some really old stamps, they are all Forever stamps now.

The second ounce (to U.S. addresses) remains unchanged at $0.20.

Postcards go up one penny to $0.33.

But watch out if you are mailing to overseas addresses.

If you are used to mailing to Canada for $0.85, you can forget that. The new rate for letters to all international addresses will be $1.10. That looks like a a 29% rate hike!

Mail to England or Germany? Going up from $1.05 to $1.10.

The new international rate will be a Forever rate (stamp). Aren't you glad?

Here are words of wisdom from the USPS website: "The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) will review the prices before they become effective Jan. 27, 2013." How nice! Anyone think it's not a "done deal"?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Would be easier if it was just an even fitty cent.