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Cost of Stamps Goes Up to 46-Cents Sunday

The cost for sending a postcard and a 1-ounce letter will increase by 1 cent.

If you're planning on mailing a letter Sunday with a 45-cent stamp, think again. The U.S. Postal Service is increasing its rate on letters weighing up to an ounce beginning Jan. 27. 

The agency will start selling "Forever" stamps at 46 cents apiece. The stamps are inflation proof and will be good for mailing 1-ounce letters indefinitely, according to the USPS. Letters will still cost an extra 20 cents per additional ounce.

Postcards will also see a 1-cent raise, costing you 33 cents to send one. 

For 1-ounce letters sent to international destinations, Global Forever stamps can be purchased for $1.10.

For more information on the postal rate changes, visit the U.S. Postal Service website.   

Jo January 27, 2013 at 04:54 PM
The US Postal Service is a loser and should be outsourced to private enterprise. Every year USPS loses money because people use the internet. Every day my postal worker brings junk mail. I rarely receive anything meaningful. The cost of this service way outweighs the benefit. Please stop this insanity and let those who need the service pay a private company to deliver it. USPS is like AMTRAC that also loses billions of our tax dollars every year. At $16.5 TRILLION in debt can we afford to spend on meaningless, unused services?
Kim Neal January 27, 2013 at 11:05 PM
Your tax dollars are being lost by USPS ? Really? You don't receive anything meaningful? Hmmm...People use the Internet? Really? Wait, oh yes I do to! To the contrary, many many people still pay bills the old fashion way due to their information being stolen by hackers, and ordering tangible items need delivery services. Also USPS still is the cheaper way to go. Many have businesses in their homes. And alas don't fool yourselves into thinking that Fed Ex or UPS is more professional..also USPS delivers for them. Unlike any other delivery service, USPS has been a part of the American culture for over a hundred years....We are here to stay. Regardless!

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