Are you Looking for where to buy Stamps Near Me without going to the post office? Here are top 20 places where you can purchase postage stamps.
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Where to Buy Stamps: ‘Nothing is perfect in this world. Everything comes with a loophole.’ Technology, too has its own glitches. No matter how much technically sound we may become, often there comes a need where we may have to send or receive the ‘actual’ letters, not the usual E-letters- infamously known as e-mails. At times, one may do this out of shear interest or to remain connected to the origins.
The traditional postal system can be used at almost all times, be it a normal letter, an invite, an important document or a parcel or anything, postage stamps always come handy.
Like every other thing with ‘things you may need’, for posting letters, postal stamps are nothing less than a lifeline. Considering the importance of the same and the increased unawareness regarding the same in this electronic world, people often face issues in finding the postal stamps and sending their letters in time.
As an aid in this tough time, here is a comprehensive guide and a list of where to buy the stamps covering banks, pharmacies and everything in between. The article also provides an insight to the following:
- How many stamps one may need?
- Types of stamps and prices
- Places to find and sell stamps
Number of stamps needed
The number of stamps needed solely depends on the parcel weightage and type. Usually, sending one ordinary mail one ounce or less costs $0.49 i.e. one stamp is needed. For every increase in ounce there is an increase in $0.21. Since the stamps are not available in fractional costs, you may simply add an extra stamp or pay the change at the post office. Larger envelopes cost more- $0.98 for one ounce.
Below is a detailed list on the number stamps one may need.
For mail letters:
- $0.49 for first ounce (one stamp).
- $0.21 for each additional ounce, up to 3.54 ounces.
- Maximum dimensions of 6 1/8″ x 11 1/2″
For mail letters- large envelopes:
- $0.98 for the first ounce (and under) when purchased from USPS.
- $0.21 for each additional ounce, up to 13 ounces
- Maximum dimensions of 12″ x 15″
In general, for mails of domestic usage, one single stamp may work. Special charges may apply for international postage.
Types of stamps and their prices
Stamps are sold and are available in several units. One can buy them from a post office or a store. However, a key point to note is that since all units are not available everywhere, therefore, buying a stamp from a store may cost comparatively more as it would have from a general post office.
The common ways of buying and the unit price of stamps is enlisted.
A first-class stamp is always equal to the Number you pay for that stamp i.e. there are no fluctuations in its price. For example: If you buy a stamp worth $0.49, its worth will always remain $0.49. The cost of various first-class stamps are as follows:
- Single stamps (individuals, $0.49)
- Booklets (20 stamps, $9.80)
- Rolls or coils (100 stamps, $49.00)
The Forever Stamp
The value of a forever stamp is not a constant matter. It changes with the value of the first-class stamp with time. For example: If you buy a forever stamp in 2017 for $0.49 but its value in 2018 is $0.91, its net value will be $0.91.
Places that sell Postage Stamps
Wells Fargo is the only bank that sells stamps at its ATM.
- Wells Fargo ATMs
- Fifth Third Bank
- U.S. Bank
- Wells Fargo Bank
Convenience Stores and Gas Stations
Please note that some of the following convenience and gas store locations may sell stamps, but not all may. It is advised to first check with them before making a visit.
- Circle K
- Stinker Stores (Idaho)
- Copps (Wisconsin)
- Farm Fresh (North Carolina, Virginia)
- Food 4 Less (California, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio)
- Food City (Arizona)
- Food Lion
- Fry’s Food (Arizona)
- Giant Eagle
- Jewel/Jewel Osco (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa)
- Pick N Save (Wisconsin)
- Ralphs (California)
- Randalls (Texas)
Office Supply Stores
- Office Depot/OfficeMax
- University bookstores
Pharmacies That Sell Stamps
- Bartell Drugs (Puget Sound region)
- CVS Pharmacy
USPS Offices and Kiosks
- The Post Office (USPS)
- USPS Self Service Kiosks
- Services offered?
For 70 pounds you can send parcels along with stamps and flats. This can be done via Express, Priority, First Class, and International mail
Wholesale Club Stores
- BJ’s Wholesale Club
- Sam’s Club
Other places that are reported to sell stamps but are not recognized officially are as follows. You may check at one of these too.
Apart from these places listed above that sell stamps, there are several places that don’t. To add on to your convenience, here is a list of Places that do not sell Stamps.
- Bank of America
- Bank of the West
- BMO Harris
- BBVA Compass
- Capital One
- Charles Schwab
- Citizens Bank
- Comerica Bank
- SunTrust Bank
- TD Bank
- Shoppers Food & Pharmacy (individual locations may vary)
- Miller’s Fresh Foods
- Matherne’s Supermarkets
- Lowe’s Supermarkets
- Valu-Rite Pharmacy
For those interested in this snail-mail technique, we have provided with all possible details which at some point or other may prove to be an aid to you.
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