Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Postage Rate Increase

The price of mailing a letter is going up again. On May 12, it will cost us one penny more (42¢) to mail that letter. I am still trying to use up some 37 & 39 cent love & Christmas stamps from before the last two increases. If I do run out before May 12 (unlikely), I will be buying the Forever Stamp to bridge the gap -- then back to the Breast Cancer Semi-Postals!

Other rate increases set for May 12:
Postcard, 27 cents, up one cent.
Large envelope, 2 ounces, $1, up 3 cents.
Money Orders up to $500, $1.05, unchanged.
Certified mail, $2.70, up 5 cents.
First-class international letter to Canada or Mexico, 72 cents, up 3 cents.
First-class international letter to other countries, 94 cents, up 4 cents.

New rates for the shipping services (Express, Priority, Parcel Select and International) will be announced in March.

1 comment:

Carolynn said...

And this just pushes me to pay more bills online and less mail through what is quickly becoming a "second choice" option for communication.

But I still like the "real" Hallmark cards through the mail, too!