(Closed) Stamp prices going up in May 12th

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Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Don’t forget about postage for your RSVPs!

Post # 4
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Helper bee

Thank the lord my wedding is on May 17th and invites/RSVPs will be done with by then! I know, 1cent is not that much, but ugh… I especially wouldn’t want to inconvenience guests with the RSVPs.  I’ll have to remember for thank you cards though.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2008

My rsvp cut off date is April 25th, but the wedding is May 24th.  Do I include the extra stamp?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

How ugly are these .1 stamps – I’m so mad. I’ve bought stamps….grrrr. They are going to destroy the flow of things and Fiance is like "Oh well we have to spend another $2 in stamps"

Ugh. Men just don’t get it.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

Haha Sweeney.  I’m sure your Mister is thinking the same thing :-).

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Yea, I suppose – but still. ๐Ÿ˜› to him….lol

Post # 9
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2008

There are forever stamps that you can buy, they can be used even after the rate increase.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

how much are forever stamps? ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

From what I read the same price as a regular stamp but they won’t need a penny stamp to be used after the rate increase. How ths works is beyond me.

And they are ugly.

I’m off to search for more, and prettier stamps now…… 

Post # 12
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Helper bee

hi there, what does this mean?

 

The price of the Forever stamp will go up at the same time, meaning those stamps can still be purchased for 41 cents but will remain good for first-class postage after the rate increase takes effect.

 

that we can buy them now and still use them after the increase, yes? thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I guess so – thats what I got from it. However I think the only way to know for sure is to contact the USPS and ask directly. Though I’d do it at a branch, it’s impossibly to get people on the 1800 number to answer sometimes and they are rude (at least during my last 2 calls they were)

 

Post # 14
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Helper bee

thanks sweeney2be! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

The forever stamp is just a first class stamp with no number value on it.  They had them before the last postage increase too.  They are usually pretty generic looking. The liberty bell and american flag stamps currently on sale as rate change stamps are good for the 42-cent first class postage even if you only paid 41 cents for them.

http://shop.usps.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductCategoryDisplay?catalogId=10152&storeId=10001&categoryId=18406&langId=-1&parent_category_rn=11826&top_category=11826

Funny to note that there is now a 3 cent stamp for sale (silver coffee pot) I guess to go with all the 39 cents stamps they still have for sale after the postage goes up again in May.  Even the post office can’t keep up now.

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