Wait to buy stamps until Monday!

uspsIn case you didn’t hear, the price of postage is going DOWN! On Monday, it will cost  LESS to mail a letter than it does today!  Really! For the first time in 97 years, the cost of postage is going down.  Effective this Sunday, the cost to mail a first class letter will go from 49 cents to 47 cents.


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Here’s the cost breakdown of the new postal rates:

First-Class Mail
LETTERS FLATS PARCELS
Weight Not Over (ounces) Weight Not Over (ounces) Weight Not Over (ounces)
1 0.47 1 0.94 1 2.45
2 0.68 2 1.15 2 2.45
3 0.89 3 1.36 3 2.45
3.5 1.10
4 1.57 4 2.64
LETTERS – Metered 5 1.78 5 2.83
1 0.465 6 1.99 6 3.02
2 0.675 7 2.20 7 3.21
3 0.885 8 2.41 8 3.40
3.5 1.095 9 2.62 9 3.59
10 2.83 10 3.78
11 3.04 11 3.97
12 3.25 12 4.16
13 3.46 13 4.35
Postcard 0.34
Single-Piece Additional Ounce Rate (Letters/Flats) 0.21
Nonmachinable Surcharge (Letters Only) 0.21
Single-Piece Additional Ounce Rate after 3 oz (Parcels) 0.19