Canada Post will be increase the postal rates by 5.4% on January 11, 2009. Time to stock up on those permanent stamps while they still cost 54 cents. Cost Co sells rolls of 100 Permanent stamps for $52.50 The new rates will be:

Canada Post Rate Increases

Postal Class / Service



Weight Break



2009 Rates



Jan 11th 2010 Rates



Domestic Lettermail - Standard



0g - 30g
$0.54
$0.57
30g - 50g
$0.98
$1.00
Domestic Lettermail - Other



0g - 100g
$1.18
$1.22
100g - 200g
$1.96$2.00
200g - 300g
n/a$2.75
300g - 400g*
n/a
$3.00
400g - 500g*
n/a
$3.25


Once the price of the permanent stamp increase to 57 cents you should still be able use multiple P stamps at the new rate. For example you can use 5 P Stamps plus 40 cents of regular stamps to send a 400-500g package. Which would be a 4.6% savings.

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