A stamp price increase will happen January 26, 2014.
A regular stamp will cost 49 cents come January 26, 2014.
Forever stamps can be purchased at the current rate of 46 cents each until January 26, and can be used, well, essentially "forever."
The largest/most noticeable increase will be the price to mail a package -- an increase of 6%. To note, in the past, increases have only been 1.7%.
Another rising cost will be that to mail a postcard -- a one cent increase to 34 cents.
The reason for these increases? They are supposed to help the USPS regain about $2.8 Billion in losses. (This is just a small portion of its' losses since 2008.)
I went to my Riderwood Post Office yesterday, and they were running out of the 46 cent forever stamps. My Baltimore Orioles schedules will apparently be going out with some pretty flower stamps! :)
Stock up on your Forever Stamps while you can, before the price increase on January 26!
For any real estate needs in Towson, Maryland or around the Baltimore Metropolitan area,
THINK MARNEY IN MARYLAND!
Keller Williams Excellence Realty
1850 York Road, Suite K
Lutherville, MD 21093
Office: 410-560-5858 Cell: 410-493-4884