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USPS Forever Stamp rate increases soon, buy stamps now at lower rate

Signed, sealed and delivered. There’s “a little change” happening at the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) soon.

Once again, the USPS is increasing the rate on first-class postage stamp better known as a Forever Stamp. The last day to buy Forever Stamps at the current rate of 63 cents is July 8, 2023.

Even though a price increase may seem minor to some, it’s noteworthy to bargain hunters because they know small amounts add up over time. A penny saved is a penny earned. 

In case you didn’t know, Forever Stamps are always valid for the current first-class stamp rate — regardless of any future rate increases.

The price of a Forever Stamp increases on July 9, 2023, from 63 cents to 66 cents. That means a book of 20 stamps will cost $13.20, up from $12.60. The last increase was back in Jan., 2023,  from 60 cents to 63 cents.

In addition, the rate of a postcard stamp will also increase on the same day, from 48 cents to 51 cents.

Now’s the time to stock up on Forever Stamps before the increase.

If you use lots of stamps in your personal and/or professional life, it’s definitely worth the investment to buy several rolls or books of stamps now at the lower rate. If you can’t make it the post office, you can purchase stamps online at the current rate. Even better, the shipping charges are minimal.

This post originally appeared on our sister site, Living On The Cheap.

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Mary Lou Cruz

About Mary Lou Cruz

I worked at the South Florida Sun Sentinel for 21 years, as an Advertising Special Sections Writer; Editorial Systems Editor in Technology; and Editorial Assistant in the Newsroom. Before my newspaper career, I worked in the airline and travel industry and I have lived in Brazil, Puerto Rico and vacationed in more than 25 countries. Originally, I'm from Maryland. I moved to Florida in 1984 and raised my daughter in Miami. Email:

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