If you’re one of those people who believes that every penny counts, you have just over a week to head to the Grayslake Post Office — or any other post office — to stock up on postage stamps before the new price goes into effect.
Beginning Jan. 27, a First-Class stamp will cost 46 cents, a 1-cent increase from the current rate for a 1-ounce letter. Postcard stamps will also cost a penny more at 33 cents.
By stocking up on “Forever” stamps now, patrons can save $1 for every 100 stamps they purchase before the new rate begins. As the name implies, the stamps can be used forever — even after rates increase.
New this year is a First-Class Global Forever stamp, which allows you to mail a letter anywhere in the world for a flat rate of $1.10.
Prices will also be adjusted for Flat Rate Priority Mail packages this year, with boxes starting at $5.80 and envelopes starting at $5.60. Read the U.S. Postal Service's press release for more information.