Some postal rates going up April 17

April 11, 2011|By Liz F. Kay

Starting next week, it will cost a little more to tell people back home about your vacation, but not to pay your bills.

Thanks to ConsumerWorld.org for this heads up: The price of a regular first-class stamp will remain at 44 cents, but postal rates for postcards will increase a penny to 29 cents on April 17, according to the U.S. Postal Service.

It will also cost more to send additional ounces via first-class mail or to send mail to Canada or Mexico --- stamp prices will increase to 80 cents. However, postage for other international mail will not increase from its current price of 98 cents.

You can get more details about current postal rates at www.usps.com/prices/.

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