When Do Stamp Prices Go Up in 2014?

There's still time to stock up on Forever stamps before the price jumps three cents.

Forever stamps will soon cost 49 cents, up from 46 cents. (Patch file photo)
Forever stamps will soon cost 49 cents, up from 46 cents. (Patch file photo)
By Liz Taurasi

The days of the 46-cent letter stamp are drawing to a close: Jan. 26, the United States Postal Service is raising stamp prices to 49 cents, up 3 cents from the current price.

A book of first-class one-ounce stamps will now cost $9.80. Forever Stamps purchased before the increase will still be valid for all one-ounce letters.

The changes, proposed in September, are intended to generate $2 billion in revenue for the postal service.

Below is the breakdown of all single-piece First Class Mail pricing and increases that will go into effect Jan. 26, 2014.

  • Letters (1 oz.) — 3-cent increase to 49 cents
  • Letters (additional ounces)  —  1-cent increase to 21 cents
  • Letters to all international destinations (1 oz.) — $1.15
  • Postcards — 1-cent increase to 34 cents
Is postage still a budget factor for you or your business? Will this increase have an impact on your bottom line? Tell us in the comments.


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