It’s hard to find discounted postage stamps. After all these are a product of the US government and they don’t operate like a normal private business. What I discovered recently though is that finding stamps at a discounted rate may be easier than you thought.
I’ve recently been able to purchase Forever Stamps on sale for as little as $0.42 which is an 8.5% discount from the $0.49 cost in 2017. I have seen someone get them for as little as $0.38 per stamp. There are no strings attached, just straight up first class stamps at cheaper prices.
How to Save Money on Postage Stamps
There are a lot of tips and tricks out there about using reward cards to buy stamps, but almost all reward programs like at CVS and Walgreens, don’t allow you to accumulate rewards when you purchase stamps (its in the fine print). Additionally you can’t buy stamps with reward points in those programs.
So how do you get cheap postage stamps on sale?…
There is only one place you need to go
Buy Discounted Postage Stamps on Ebay
Ebay is an auction that provides you the opportunity to bid on things people are selling. Believe it or not, but people sell unused postage stamps. These stamps are normal Forever stamps that you would get at the USPS and place on an envelope. The stamps for sale are brand new and have never been used or canceled.
You can buy postage stamps on Ebay at a discount in books, rolls, sheets, coils, and assortments. The more stamps you are willing to purchase than the larger the retail savings.
Here is How you Buy Stamps on Sale at Ebay
First go to Ebay and search for US postage stamps or Forever Stamps. You should get a few hundred results of people selling unused stamps below retail price.
You can bid on whatever you want, but I would recommend bidding on rolls of at least 100 stamps to make it worth your while. The more stamps, the more you save.
Recently I got a roll of 100 Forever Stamps for $42, which means I saved $7 from what I would pay at the Post Office or a retail store near me. As few times I use postage stamps anymore these days, do you know how long 100 stamps is going to last me…probably about 8 years. Plus these are Forever stamps, so if the postage rate goes up, I have technically saved even more money.
While in my instance I saved about 8.5% I have seen other auctions settle for larger discounts in the 10% range.
Earn Rewards Points to Save More Money
If you really want to take advantage of racking up your Ebay savings on stamps, you can sign up for eBay Bucks. Once you are enrolled in the program you earn a certain percentage back of what you spend. If you earn $5 in eBay Bucks during a three month time frame, you get a voucher to spend on eBay within the next 30 days.
Stamps Are Cheap, Why Do You Need Them on Sale
Well for one, it is convenient to have them for bills that you can’t pay online. You can keep them on hand and not ever have to run out for them again.
People getting married use TONS of stamps. If you are having 100 people to your wedding, that’s 50 stamps per invite, 50 stamps for the RSVP’s that go inside the invite, 50 stamps for save the date cars, and another 50 for Thank you notes. That’s a total of 200 stamps you need. Weddings are expensive and you need to squeeze out the savings anywhere you can.