In case you haven’t heard, the USPS is planning to increase stamp prices. Again. While buying so-called ‘forever’ stamps that are good regardless of the going rate is a great way to save a bit on postage going forward, you can actually do even better by purchasing your stamps at a grocery store using a reward credit card.
For example, if you make your purchase with Blue Cash from Amex (apply), you’ll earn 5% cash back on your entire purchase, including stamps. It’s not much — just a shade over $0.02 per stamp — but it’s certainly better than nothing.
For all of the bellyaching over a $0.01 increase, a one or two cent discount is none too shabby. Especially if it saves you a trip to the Post Office!
And while we’re on the subject of stamps…
Why not hop on over to Stamps.com for a bunch of free postage and a free digital scale?
You can always cancel if you don’t like it.