Post # 1
Ayyy…so i was trying to be productive back in Oct and ordered a bunch of the wedding cake 65cents stamps. I was going to use those for the invitations….but i just heard that stamps went up the other day and I will now need to buy the 66cents?? or add a silly 1 cent stamp next to my 65 stamp….ahh..what a waste =( I dont know what to do…
Post # 3
Let’s see, you can pay an extra $1, or $1.50, or $2, or whatever for enough 1c stamps to send your invitations …
Or you can pay another $66, or $99, or $132, or whatever, to buy all-new stamps.
Yeah, that’s a tough decision!
Seriously, nobody will even notice the 1c stamp. How much attention do *you* pay to postage on the mail you receive?
Post # 4
@sunflower6813: I’m bummed too. But what can we do.. I’m definitely just adding the stupid 1 cent stamp, I’m not buying new stamps all over! Plus mine are already on the envelopes.
Post # 5
If you take them in to the PO in person, can’t you pay in cash to make up the $.01 difference without actually adding a second stamp to the envelopes? And have the clerk post-mark them at the counter, then put them in the mail? It may not be possible, but if having an extra (non-wedding cake) stamp on the envelope bothers you, it’s worth checking. I know that it used to be possible to tape actual money to an envelope equal to the postage needed to mail it and put it in your mailbox, and mail it that way. (Pretty sure they’ve done away with that, though.)
Post # 6
We had to add $.02 stamps to ours because they were just a bit too heavy. We actually used Liberty stamps because I never could make it by the post office before they closed. No one said a word about it. I doubt anyone noticed.
Post # 7
Yeh…I think i’m going through the phase where i’m nitpicking every single detail.
@Polyphemus: That’s a great idea! why didnt i think of that haha. Wont hurt to try =) and I’ll just buy the silly 1cent stamps there if it doesnt work.
Thanks for your responses everyone! I feel better now hehe.
Post # 8
@Polyphemus: I’m pretty sure (1) that won’t work because it’s a machine that reads then, and (2) the post office wants to make money and won’t want to refund them. My post office prints a no-returns on postage policy on the receipt too; I’m not sure if that’s across the board or varies from location to location, but it’s most likely that they won’t do anything than offer a 1c stamp or tell you to buy new ones.
OP, the best thing to do is to buy the 1c stamp and just add it on nicely. No one will notice, and everyone also knows that postage went up so they’ll understand.
Post # 9
@sunflower6813: My mom is a postmaster and I just asked about the stamps and your only option is to either buy 1-cent stamp and add to it or spend the extra money and buy new 66-cent stamps. You can’t make up the difference at the post office without adding another stamp, because the destination post office (and those inbetween) will just see a 65-cent stamp and they will return it back to you.
On the plus side, my mom said there are some really pretty and wedding-y 1-cent stamps out there you can buy! 🙂
Post # 10
@iheartmarshall: aww mannn! lol fine. 1 cent stamps it is. Thanks!!
Post # 11
aww thats too bad!
In Canada you can buy permanent stamps. They have a “P” on them instead of a price so they are always worth whatever the current postage amount is, even if it increases a few cents from when you bought them! (sorry I guess this doesn’t help your situation)
I would say get the extra cent stamp and no one will notice. I was upset because my stamps were so ugly but my FI snapped me back to reality and said that NO ONE will even pay attention ( case in point the invitiation we received for a freind’s wedding… I never even noticed the stamp used until I bought mine and specifically went to check what she got – the same ugly ones I had )
Long story short – no one cares about the stamp(s) on the envelope!
Post # 12
@Pink Asawa: We have “forever” stamps, similar to that, but they’re only for regular postage. 65 cents is more than a standard stamp – it’s standard for wedding invitations because of the added weight. The surcharge went up for the second ounce of the postage, and the 65 cent stamps aren’t the forever ones! Ugh!
Post # 13
No one will notice the stamps. Just add a 2 cent stamp to it.
Post # 14
you can buy stamps from USPS.com. 1 cent stamps are a bobcat or a green lamp & a 2 cent stamp is a blue necklace. No one really notices the stamps… however I think the bobcat would blend in more with the color scheme of the cake stamp 🙂
ETA the post office should have the same stamps, but if you need a lot of them, you can always get them online if your post office doesn’t have enough
Post # 15
lol i did something even stupider……. i bought them a few days ago knowing the price would go up thinking i was doing something smart.
Post # 16
@li612: lol oh no!
Thanks for your input everyone! =)