Wednesday, February 11, 2009
We knew this was coming
USPS postage rates are increasing as of May 11, 2009.
On May 11 the cost to mail a first-class one-ounce letter will be $0.44 instead of the current $0.42. That means that all of us who are budgeting for postage will have to recalculate. Luckily for me, our invitations will go out before the May 11 change. Not so lucky for Love, who will have to adjust her budget.
Forever stamps will be honored...well, forever. So, if you stock up on the not-so-wedding-but-my-gosh-I'll-deal-to-save-the-money! Liberty Bell stamps, you can pay $0.42 now, and mail first class after the rate increase. Now Love and I will begin figuring out if we can get her invitation suite out to her guests in a standard-sized envelope weighing in at one ounce or less. We're crafty, and we're frugal, and we will get this done!
Here are more details on the increase:
Large envelopes (measuring over 6.125 inches by 11.5 inches) are $0.88 for the first ounce
Parcels, first ounce are $1.22
Each additional ounce is $0.17
Postcards are $0.28 (compared to $0.27 currently)
(all domestic rates)
International and specialty rates are also increasing, of course, and you can find out more here.
Will the increase in postage affect your budget?