There’s “a little change” happening at the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) soon. Even though a price increase may seem minor to some, it’s a change noteworthy to diehard bargain hunters because they know small amounts add up over time. (A penny saved is a penny earned.) Once again, the USPS is increasing the rate on first-class postage stamp better known as a Forever Stamp.
The price of a Forever Stamp increases on Sunday, January 22, 2023 — from 60¢ to 63¢. That means a book of 20 stamps will cost $12.60, up from $12.
(The last increase was in July 2022 — from 58¢ to 60¢.)
In addition, the rate of a postcard stamp will also increase on the same day — from 45¢ to 48¢.
Now’s the time to stock up on Forever Stamps before the increase. The last day to buy Forever Stamps at the current rate of 60¢ is Saturday, January 21.
In case you didn’t know, Forever Stamps are always valid for the current first-class stamp rate — regardless of any future rate increases.
If you use lots of stamps in your personal and/or professional life, it’s definitely worth the investment to buy several rolls or books of stamps now at the lower rate.
If you can’t make it the post office, you can purchase stamps online at the current rate. Even better, the shipping charges are minimal.
As true-blue bargain hunters know, saving money is always paramount — whether big or small. Most people only focus on the big purchases and miss the savings on small transactions.
The small savings add up quickly and often pay off more over time.