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Price of Stamps Increases Sunday

The price to mail a standard letter will be 46 cents.

The price to mail a letter or your bills will go up to 46 cents Sunday.

The U.S. Postal Service also will introduce its Global Forever Stamp, allowing customers to mail letters anywhere in the world for one set price of $1.10.

USPS first announced the price changes in October.

The new price is a penny increase from the previous price.

Forever stamps are always good for mailing a one-ounce letter anytime in the future regardless of price changes.

The price increase comes as the U.S. Postal Service continues to search for ways to diversify its business model, reign in legacy costs for retired postal workers and still provide service. Eliminating Saturday mail delivery has been discussed in Congressal hearings, as has closing certain postal locations.

Laurie Dodd January 27, 2013 at 01:42 PM
It would have been nice to get this reminder when there was still a chance to buy Forever stamps at the 45 cent price!
joe brewer January 27, 2013 at 02:07 PM
Wow a penny! Where have you been under a rock?
Penny Pincher January 27, 2013 at 04:30 PM
No need to get all excited. To be fair, it was announced in October. If you depend on Patch for your 'mailing news' needs, you're expecting too much. That being said, you can still easily purchase Forever Stamps today. Most grocery stores (esp big chains) sell stamps at the cash register, many ATMs have the option to dispense stamps, the USPS.com web store is open 24 hours a day, and many USPS physical locations have automated point of sale machines that you can get to on Sundays in their lobby.

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