Time to stock up on stamps before postage rates increase at the end of the month.
The cost of most sending most letters and packages will jump slightly Jan. 27 when the U.S. Postal Service hikes its rates to help cover the costs of delivering the mail.
Forever Stamps, the ones that remain good despite future postal rate increases, will increase to 46 cents. (Penny-pinching hint: Purchase a bunch of 45-cent Forever Stamps now.)
Here's a rundown of price increases:
- Letters (1 oz.) — 1-cent increase to 46 cents
- Letters additional ounces — unchanged at 20 cents
- Letters to all international destinations (1 oz.) — $1.10
- Postcards — 1-cent increase to 33 cents
The USPS will also introduce a new First-Class Mail Global Forever Stamp. The stamp allows people to mail letters anywhere in the world for $1.10.
In addition, there will be several new shipping services products will be available in January. Free tracking will be offered to all competitive packages, including retail Priority Mail and Parcel Post.
Here are the U.S. Postal Service offices in Marin Patch towns and cities:
- Corte Madera Post Office: 7 Pixley Ave.
- Fairfax Post Office: 773 Center Blvd.
- Larkspur Post Office: 120 Ward St.
- Mill Valley Post Office: 751 E Blithedale Ave.
- Novato Post Office: 1537 S Novato Blvd.
- San Anselmo Post Office: 121 San Anselmo Ave
- Civic Center San Rafael Post Office: 2 Civic Center Dr.
- Mission Rafael Post Office: 910 D St.
- San Rafael Post Office: 40 Bellam Blvd.
- Terra Linda Post Office: 603 Del Ganado Rd.