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How Much Does A Post Card Stamp Cost

Along with certain other proposed rate increases, including that for postage stamp prices, plans to tick up the cost of sending postcards by the U.S.P.S is postponed (slated to take place April 26, 2015). The fee for sending a postcard First-Class thus stays at $0.34, which would have otherwise had a one cent rise.

This remains the same former rate that was set January `014 when the charge increased $.01 to its $0.34.

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

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

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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