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Postage Stamp Prices Lowered April 2016 – First Time in 97 Years

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Postal customers throughout the United States are paying a new rate to send out mail. And for once, we’re not talking about an increase.     You may want to stock up before this is rescinded.

As of Sunday, it now costs you less to mail letters and postcards.

Here are the new rates, effective April 10:

  • Letters (1 oz.): current price is 49 cents; new price is 47 cents
  • Letters additional ounces: current prices is 22 cents; new price is 21 cents
  • Letters to all international destinations: current price is $1.20; new prices is $1.15

The reason behind the decrease is that the United States Postal Service is mandated to remove a surcharge that was put in to place in January of 2014. The Postal Regulatory Commission, or PRC, had allowed the agency to implement the excess fees following the recession, but they were only approved through April 9.

Like a stock, timing is everything when you purchased your FOREVER STAMPS.

Anything that reduces costs helps not only individuals but also businesses.