After the huge price rise in April 2012, stamp prices push the envelope. With discounts rare, we all get a little couriered away when cheap stamps are on offer.
Previously, Superdrug and Royal Mail have both offered discounts, particularly at Christmas time. We'll keep you posted of the best deals so you stock up and beat the hike.
In April 2012, Stamp prices rose to record highs.
1st class stamps are now 60p (previously 46p), and 2nd class 50p (previously 36p)
The increases followed a decision by regulator Ofcom to give Royal Mail the freedom to set its own rates. See full Stamp prices to soar news story.
Yet provided they say ‘1st’ or ‘2nd’ rather than a price, they're effectively inflation-proofed, as they're still valid after prices go up. So bulk-buy when the time is right and you’re quids in.
Bulk buy at Costco
If it's other sized or class stamps you need then other stores sell them at discounted prices. If you're already a member of a discount wholesaler such as Costco it's worth checking there.
Free postage for the blind
If either the sender or recipient is blind then it's possible to send items free. Read more about the 'Articles for the Blind' offer, including who's eligible, on the Royal Mail website.
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