Stamp prices increased on Saturday, jumping from 46 cents to 49 cents.
The 3-cent hike is the largest increase in consumer postage prices in more than a decade for the U.S. Postal Service. The cost of mailing a post card also went up. It now costs 34 cents, a 1-cent increase. And standard mail (bulk mail) also increased.
One way around the increases is buying Forever Stamps now and using them any time for first-class mail, the kind used by most consumers. Launched in 2007, Forever Stamps are always valid, no matter what people paid for them and even if prices go up in the future. A year ago, the price of a first class stamp went up by 1 cent in January.
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