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PSA - US Postage to Increase in May

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#1 ErinB


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    Posted 17 February 2009 - 09:59 AM

    Stamp Prices Set for Another Hike - WalletPop

    This is an FYI for future brides who need to send out STD, Invites, and RSVP cards this spring.

    Changes taking effect May 11:
    — The price of a first-class stamp will rise 2 cents to 44 cents.
    — The postcard stamp increases 1-cent to 28 cents.
    — The first ounce of a large envelope increases 5 cents to 88 cents.
    — The first ounce of a parcel increases 5 cents to $1.22.
    — New international postcard and letter prices are, for one ounce, 75 cents to Canada; 79 cents to Mexico; and 98 cents elsewhere.

    Most Postal Service shipping services prices were adjusted in January and will not change in May.

    If you do not put a forever rate stamp or the 44 cent stamp on your RSVP cards and the reply date falls after May 11, you may not get responses back. You might want to put your address as the return address.

    #2 boven

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      Posted 17 February 2009 - 10:09 AM

      Wow, thanks for the postal alert Erin. It's hard not to feel like we're getting nickled and dimed in every direction. This is useful information though.

      #3 happygilmore

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        Posted 17 February 2009 - 10:22 AM

        Yah, we heard that to. We plan on buying the forever stamps for when we have to send out thank you cards. Stupid postage...what every year now we'll have to have an increase!

        #4 ~Stephanie~

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          Posted 18 February 2009 - 03:22 PM

          Thanks for that information, I had not heard anything about that nor would I have thought about the return stamp, you are such a rockstar!

          Our wedding websitewww.mywedding.com/stephanieandmichaelbailey

          #5 boscobel

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            Posted 18 February 2009 - 03:41 PM

            Jeez, they did it last year at about the same time I remember.

            #6 ACDCDCAC

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            Posted 18 February 2009 - 03:48 PM

            it seems like every year now, i think it used to be every few years but not like clockwork, like it is now!

            #7 Erika J

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              Posted 18 February 2009 - 06:59 PM

              Thanks for the info Erin! Very Useful!

              #8 lolkitteh

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                Posted 18 February 2009 - 09:23 PM

                My RSVP date is at the end of April - I'm hoping that attaching the stamps at the old rate will encourage people to get them in on time!

                Maybe I'm being optimistic, though. Heh.

                #9 pugmomjenn

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                  Posted 18 February 2009 - 09:39 PM

                  I didn't even know. Doesn't that stink...I guess I'm going to stock up on forever stamps so I can save 40 cents...lol. Every penny counts when a wedding is on the horizion. Thanks!

                  #10 shannon26

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                    Posted 19 February 2009 - 11:05 AM

                    Thankks for the info! I need to look into Canadian postage now

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