Save money - buy Forever stamps before May 11,2009

@speakeasy (4215)
United States
March 14, 2009 5:49pm CST
If you live in the US and still use stamps for mailing items; you can save money by purchasing Forever stamps before the NEXT rate increase on May 11, 2009. http://www.usps.com/communications/newsroom/2009/pr09_018.htm Forever stamps can be used without having to add those extra 1 and 2 cent stamps so they save you money. I gave my mother a bunch of Forever stamps for Christmas last year (she loves to mail cards to all of her children and grandchildren) and it is nice to know she isn't going to have to buy any extra stamps to mail her cards this year.
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• Canada
14 Mar 09
i just wanted to add that these stamps are also available in canada. i've used them in the past they are great.
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@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
15 Mar 09
They are not only handy for mailing things; but, some companies will accept stamps in payment for products and services. If you buy before the price change and then use them afterwards for a purchase: you just got a nice discount on the product or service making it an even better deal.
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• Canada
14 Mar 09
This is great advice :) People don't think of postage stamps as a way to "profit" but they really are. As you mentioned, if someone uses postal mail service, they'll benefit in the long-run with the Forever stamps. In Canada, we now have what are called Permanent Domestic Stamps. You purchase them at whatever the prevailing postage rate is and, rather than having a number showing the rate, they just have the letter "P" on them. They never "expire." Even if there is a rate increase, the Permanent stamp will be honored. Makes sense to me... and I really love not having to scrounge around or buy the 1 and 2 cent stamps to make up the difference for increases. I'm sure it's a great savings to the post office as well.
@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
15 Mar 09
Ours have in small print the word "forever" on the side of them. These are a great idea and they save you a few pennies plus the time and trouble you have to go through if you have to hunt up 1 & 2 cent stamps every year or two when they have another rate increase. My time is valuable too!
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