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Save Some Money By Stocking Up on Stamps Now

The U.S. Postal Service's rates will increase beginning Jan. 27.

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.

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