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How Much Does A Post Card Stamp Cost

As of April 10, 2016, the rate for sending a post card lowers to $0.34, down from $0.35.

The date is the same as for other rate announcements, including that for certain postage stamp prices. The prior thirty-five cent rate was actually an uptick for the cards that occurred May 31st, 2015, amounting to a one cent hike at the time.

Former to this, a rate was set January `014 when the charge increased $.01 to its $0.34.

Tracing further back, as of late Jan `013 the rate for sending cards experienced a $.01 increase to $0.33. During 2012, the stamp for a post card went from the 2011 fee of $0.29, up an amount three pennies to total 32 cents.

Specifically this is for: a card having dimensions between:

3 1/2" x 5" x .007" thick
4 1/4" x 6" x .016" thick

To send a postcard to an international destination the rate is $1.20, up from $1.15 as of the May `015 date.

As of Jan `014 large postcards rose 3 cents to $0.49, up from $0.46 to mail. These have maximum dimensions of 11 1/2" x 6 1/8" and can measure up to 1/4" thick.

Postcards are a great way to save over the price of first class letters. They may work particularly well for announcements, easily accessible hello's, short messages and also for sending many at a time. They go without the risk of "lick and stick" envelopes.

You can even make your own custom inexpensive cards from 4"x6" photos, writing the destination address and placing the stamp right on the photo paper that it's printed on.

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