Saturday, January 25, 2014

Snail mail lovers unite!

The price of a U.S. first-class postage stamp goes up tomorrow, Sunday, Jan. 26. For those who don't use stamps -- boo hiss on you! -- a stamp currently costs 46¢. The increase is to 49¢ for domestic mail and from $1.10 to $1.15 for all international mail.

Today's your last chance to grab some of the Forever postage stamps. The 'Forever' on the stamp means you pay the prevailing rate now and no matter what first-class postage goes to, you keep the same rate. For example, if the USPS increased domestic postage to 75¢ for a first-class stamp (I shudder to imagine!), the Forever stamps I purchased today for 46¢ each would still be valid.

I love to send cards and notes to friends, family and acquaintances. There's nothing like the joy of seeing REAL mail in the midst of bills, junk mail, magazines and what-not.

So, buy those stamps today before the price jumps. And surprise your partner, child, sibling, neighbor or friend with a note sent via post. You'll make their day.

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