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The price of stamps is going up. Soon, Forever Stamps will cost 2 cents more.

But Forever Stamps aren’t the only postage prices that will increase come mid-July. Domestic and international letters, as well as postcards, are all going up in cost.

What can you expect from the stamp price increase? What is the price of stamps now? Here’s what you need to know:

 

The Forever Stamp cost will go from $0.58 to $0.60 on July 10, 2022.

A person's hand holding some American flag Forever postage stamps.

The Forever Stamp is what it sounds like — a single stamp that doesn’t expire. As long as your mail weighs under 1 oz, then one Forever Stamp will be valid postage even if the price of the stamp increases.

The last stamp price increase was on August 29, 2021, when it rose from $0.55 to $0.58.

TIP: The price increases yearly, so stock up before July 10, 2022, to get Forever Stamps for $0.02 less.

 

The price of stamps will rise by $0.02-$0.10, depending on what you’re mailing.

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Stamp prices have risen almost 5.7% since August 2021. Check out the complete list to see what’s going up and by how much:

  • Letters (1 oz) – $0.58 to $0.60
  • Letters (metered 1 oz) – $0.53 to $0.57
  • Letters additional oz – $0.20 to $0.24
  • Domestic postcards – $0.40 to $0.44
  • International letter (1 oz) – $1.30 to $1.40

The USPS says the average time it takes to deliver mail nationwide is 2.4 days.

 

 

The USPS says you can bet on more price increases — every January and July.

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In May 2022, US Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said people should expect postage prices to go up at “an uncomfortable rate” to help the USPS get back on track financially. He said that “cannot be satisfied by one or two annual price increases.”

The biggest increase was in 2019, when the Forever Stamp went from $0.50 to $0.55 to offset a $4 billion loss from 2018.

USPS announced they’ll raise prices twice a year in January and July, so mark down to stock up before those months every year.

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Beat the price increases with deals on stamps.

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We’re always watching for great deals on stamps. If you sign up for our hottest deals within the KCL app, you’ll be notified about the best deals on stamps, or you could just do a casual search of our stamps deals. Although the price increases aren’t good news, regular deals on stamps more than cancel them out. Here are some deals you can get:

 

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