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Price of stamps decreasing on Sunday

Posted April 9, 2016

Forever stamps

Surprisingly, for the first time in 97 years, the price of stamps is going DOWN on Sunday!

On April 10, the price of a standard stamp will drop to 47 cents from the current 49 cents.

Postcard stamps will drop from 35 to 34 cents.

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  • ascherer Apr 11, 2016

    I am a Forever stamp person. But to put a positive spin on this, now is when you need to buy your Forever stamps. We all know that the USPS is going to bump the cost back up as much as possible - as soon as possible.

  • LuvinCam Apr 9, 2016

    Just my luck, I just bought a book on Thursday. By the time I buy another book the will be 51 cents! 😂

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Apr 9, 2016

    TJ84 - It is quite surprising. USPS is not happy about it but they had no choice in the matter unless the law making it happen is changed. Of course for those who stocked up on Forever stamps at .49, they are probably not amused, either.

  • TJ84 Apr 9, 2016

    Wow, that is amazing Faye. I never thought I'd see the day when that happened..