The sad fact about inflation is that prices continue to rise. If you want a real blast from the past, look up what gas cost per gallon ten or more years ago. If you’re like us, it will make you shake your head in disbelief. Inflation is one of the biggest reasons we do what we do at Indianapolis on the Cheap. In a world of rising prices, we want to help you save a few bucks wherever and whenever possible. This includes postage stamps.
Inflation affects the postal service as well, and stamps are rising in price from 46 cents to 49 cents on Sunday, January 26. In the grand scheme of things, three cents may not seem like that big of a deal, but it can make a big difference if you mail often. Luckily, you have an opportunity to bypass this extra cost by stocking up on “Forever” stamps.
First created in 2007, these “Forever” stamps and non-denominational First Class postage stamps and can be used to mail First Class letters regardless of what the postal rates is at the time. These stamps don’t expire, so you can buy them at the lower price and use them after prices go up. The price may only be rising by three cents this weekend, but inflation means it will rise again sometime in the future. Stocking up now can save you quite a bit. Just keep in mind that “Forever” stamps cover you for one-ounce letters but that you’ll need additional postage if your letter weighs more than one ounce.