Postage increase takes effect May 12

Forever stampPut your budget on notice: The U.S. Postal Service will increase its first-class stamp price for letters weighing 1 ounce or less from 41 cents to 42 cents on May 12, 2008. A list of new prices:

  • First-class mail letter (1 oz.) – 42 cents
  • First-class mail letter (2 oz.) – 59 cents
  • Postcard – 27 cents
  • First-class mail large envelope (2 oz.) – $1
  • Certified mail – $2.70

Forever Stamps purchased at the 41-cent rate can be used with no additional postage even after the rate hike. For more information, visit SMU’s Postal Services website.

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