USPS First Class FOREVER Stamps Increase for 2012 - Jan. 22 - Sunday

Services for Real Estate Pros with Property Services & Short Sale TC

  So it seems that on the morning of Sunday, January 22, 2012 is the day that the price for the Forever Stamp will be increasing.  It’s supposedly be starting this morning Monday, but oh well…

  The increase is from $0.44 to $0.45.  Yes, a whopping 1 cent, however in 2010 it was 2 cents.   Additional increase well be made to the USPS postage pricing such as:

  • Postcard increases 3 cents to 32 cents.
  • Standard size letters to Canada and Mexico increases 5 cents to 85 cents.
  • International standard size letter to other countries rises 7 cents to $1.05
  • Increases in other mailing services include Standard Mail, Periodicals, Package Services and Extra Services

Comments (5)

Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Wooo hoo! :)




Love and light,


Jan 21, 2012 02:36 PM
Stacey Smith
Keller Williams Realty - Aliso Viejo, CA
Your Orange County Beach Cities Realtor

Nice...Why am I not suprised... Haha... Though I do love my forever stamps..

Jan 21, 2012 02:38 PM
Lindsey Hasford
Edina Realty - Elk River, MN
Bringing you home...

Maybe they'll be able to afford to hire another cashier in our local post office with that cent. Dang... the line is always out the door.

Jan 21, 2012 03:01 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

John - I expect, USPS will increase the first class stamps several times more. Thanks for the information.

Jan 21, 2012 03:39 PM
John Kim
Property Services & Short Sale TC - Irvine, CA

REPLY to John - I think it's a never ending increase but at least with the forever stamp we don't have to purchase the 1 cents stamps like before.


REPLY to Lindsey - Try going to a private shipping store instead.  It's much easier and usually more friendly.  Try to find one that has all three carriers like UPS, FEDEX, and USPS.  They tend to be more accommodating.


REPLY to Stacy - The Forever Stamp took forever for them to implement when they started to increase the cost of first class regurally.  Make life a bit easier:)


REPLY to Laura - LOL

Jan 21, 2012 04:23 PM