We saw this article from USAToday.com about the cost of the First Class stamp increasing in price to .49 each:
“Regulators on Tuesday approved a temporary price hike of 3 cents for a first-class stamp, bringing the charge to 49 cents a letter in an effort to help the Postal Service recover from severe mail decreases brought on by the 2008 economic downturn.
Many consumers won’t feel the price increase immediately. Forever stamps, good for first-class postage whatever the future rate, can be purchased at the lower price until the new rate is effective Jan. 26.”
We wanted to let you know about this so that you had several days to have the opportunity to stock-up on the Forever Stamps.
You should be able to buy them at most major retailers, office stores and big box stores. There is also a chance you can get a better deal on the forever stamps (currently .46) by getting them off Ebay!