Price of a stamp increases - mailing rules also change

Price of a stamp increases - mailing rules also change
By: The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The cost of mailing a card or letter went up two cents Monday, to 41 cents. The new "forever" stamp is also available. It will remain valid regardless of any future rate increase.

There is a break on the cost of mailing a letter that weighs more than one once. The cost for each additional ounce drops to 17 cents, so heavier letters such as wedding invitations will cost less to mail. The rate had been 24 cents per extra ounce.