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Mailing a Letter Gets More Expensive

U.S. Postal Service rates are set to change on Jan. 27.

Mailing a Letter Gets More Expensive

Mailing a letter will cost you a penny more starting next week as the U.S. Postal Service rate changes go into effect.

Stamp prices will increase one cent, from 45 cents to 46 cents, to mail one-ounce letters, effective Jan. 27. The cost for letters weighing more than one ounce will remain the same - 20 cents for each additional ounce.

Postcard stamps will also see a one-cent increase, from 32 cents to 33 cents. Letters under one ounce mailed anywhere internationally will cost $1.10.

Those looking to save a bit could stock up on the Forever stamps (which cost 45 cents until the one-cent increase on Jan. 27). These are usable even after stamp prices increase.

You can pick up your Forever stamps at:

  • Sound Beach Post Office - 25 New York Avenue, Sound Beach
  • Miller Place Post Office - 47 Echo Ave Miller Place
  • Rocky Point Post Office - 344 Route 25a, Rocky Point
  • Shoreham Post Office -  69 Route 25A, Shoreham

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