I just bought a card of the new Forever Stamp from the USPS. For those not in the know, this is a stamp that is impervious to rate increases. I can use them any time from now until the end of time (or the USPS) to send a first-class letter regardless of how much a stamp costs. They are 41 cents each, which is how much a regular stamp will cost starting next week. They are only available until the rate increase, so act now! 😉
Why is this good for me? I send postal stuff so infrequently, I still have a nearly full card of 37 cent stamps and the accompanying 2 cent stamps for the current 39 cent rate. I can still use these (two 2 cent stamps per letter now), but I’ll eventually run out. These forever stamps will be quite useful since I still have to send postal mail every now and again and now I won’t have to worry about what the current rate is. I honestly have trouble remembering with so much time between sending things via USPS.