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USPS Postage Increase (April 17, 2011)

Not to worry about regular 1 ounce letters, but on April 17th the following new rates (an average of 1.7% increase) will apply:

  • First-Class Mail letters (1 oz.) remain unchanged at 44 cents.

  • First-Class Mail additional ounces increase to 20 cents.

  • Postcards will cost 29 cents.

  • Letters to Canada or Mexico (1 oz.) increase to 80 cents.

  • Letters to other international destinations will remain unchanged at 98 cents.

By Deeli from Richland, WA

Editor's Note: For more information, go to the USPS Website:

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April 18, 20110 found this helpful

Thanks for the heads up.....

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April 18, 20110 found this helpful

Good info to have, Deeli. Thanks! JPJ

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April 18, 20110 found this helpful

Just for your information:

On May 11, 2009, postage stamps will increase again. First class to 44 cents, as well as others.

By cajun62234 from Collinsville

Editor's Note: Here is the official notification from USPS if you wish to know more information.


US Postage To Increase On May 11, 2009

Ah yes, the annual increase that us (former) USPS employess were emailed about in November. I suggested to the businesses in my town to buy Forever stamps instead of the rolls of 100 current price stamps.

If you can splurge just a little, pick up a few extra books of the Forever ones. (03/13/2009)


By raelyn218

US Postage To Increase On May 11, 2009

I pay most of my bills online with my bank. I have 2 that I hand deliver. Most of my postage is for cards to my family and friends. I send about 50 birthday cards every year! And for the major holidays, ( Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Halloween etc.) I sent a card with a dollar in it to my 11 great grandchildren. It makes them very happy and "Grandma, The Great One" is happy too! Right now they are young enough that a dollar is big money! I don't even want to think about what I spend on postage every year!

By hugmehugs

US Postage To Increase On May 11, 2009

Don't forget to purchase enough Forever Stamps for this year's holiday cards. I've already got mine! (03/14/2009)

By Maryeileen

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