7-Eleven is a nationwide brand of convenience stores where you can easily stop for many useful items, including quick and easy food options, a cup of coffee, a lottery ticket, and much more. You may have found yourself wondering: “Does 7-Eleven sell stamps?” Well, the answer is usually yes! 7-Eleven stores typically offer stamps and are open on weekends, making it easy to buy stamps whenever you need them. We have included everything you need to know about buying stamps at 7-Eleven and other similar stores.

Because we know you like to be aware of all your options, we have also included a few alternative ways to buy stamps, including online and over the phone through USPS.

Included In This Article:

  • A summary of stamp services at 7-Eleven

  • What quantities of stamps can I buy at 7-Eleven?

  • What types of stamps can I buy at 7-Eleven?

  • How do I know how many stamps I need?

  • Other stores like 7-Eleven that sell stamps

  • Alternative options for buying stamps

  • And More…

A Summary of 7-Eleven’s Stamp Services

  • Types of stamps sold: First-Class stamps, Forever stamps
  • What amount of stamps can I buy? Booklets (20 stamps); some locations will sell individual stamps on request.
  • Open on weekends? Yes, both days
  • Do all 7-Eleven location sell stamps? No, it will vary by location. Although many 7-Eleven stores do sell stamps, some 7-Elevens are franchised, so this practice is not standardized. Give your local 7-Eleven a call if you’d like to be sure before you arrive, or simply ask the store associate at the counter if stamps are available for purchase.
  • Find your local 7-Eleven with the store locator

What Quantities of Stamps Can I Buy (Rolls, Booklets or Single Stamps)?

Stamps are sold in different quantities, and not all quantities are available at all locations. Some stores will charge customers a small additional fee on top of the standard price of stamps charged by the post office (although 7-Eleven is not one of these stores). Here are the most common units in which you can buy stamps and how much each unit costs, as determined by the post office:

  • Single stamps (individuals, $0.49 as of February 2017). Single stamps are sometimes sold at 7-Eleven.
  • Booklets (20 stamps, $9.80). Books of stamps are sold at 7-Eleven.
  • Rolls or coils (100 stamps, $49.00). Rolls or coils are not sold at 7-Eleven.

What Type of Stamps Does 7-Eleven Sell?

There are different types of stamps available. Some of these have different denominations that are used for a particular type of mail, whereas some have a unique design purely for commemorative purposes. Your needs and wishes for stamps may vary. Therefore, we have provided the following list of stamp types so that you can understand what they mean, and if they are for sale at 7-Eleven. Visit the USPS website to see the full price list for stamps, including prices for all types of stamps, Priority Mail boxes and envelopes, and available services for bigger pieces of mail.

The Forever Stamp

The value of Forever stamps will always match the current price of one first-class letter. That is, if you buy a Forever stamp for $0.49 in 2017, but the price in 2018 increases to $0.52 per stamp, your Forever stamp is now worth $0.52 in postage.

  • Sold at 7-Eleven? Yes
  • Forever stamps cost the same as First-Class Mail letter stamps (as of this writing, $0.49).
  • Forever stamps are priced for mailing a normal-sized, one-ounce letter within the United States.
  • Browse a range of pack sizes and designs in the USPS online store.

First-Class Stamp

  • Sold at 7-Eleven? Yes
  • First-Class stamps are only worth as much in postage as what you pay for it. If you buy one for $0.47, it’s always worth $0.47. This might not always be enough to mail a letter.
  • First-Class stamps are priced for mailing a normal-sized, one-ounce letter within the United States.
  • Browse a range of pack sizes and designs in the USPS online store (nearly all stamps sold these days will be Forever stamps).

While these are the only two types of stamps that are sold at 7-Eleven, there are other types of stamps available. Here’s a brief overview of other types of stamps, why you might need them, and where you can buy them.

Smaller Denomination Stamps

These stamps are useful if you need to add just a little more postage to your envelope or package. You might find yourself in this situation if you have First-Class stamps from a few years ago and the price has increased a few cents, or if you are sending a letter that is more than one ounce.

  • Sold at 7-Eleven? No. Visit the USPS online store for small-denomination stamps.
  • The USPS sells stamps in numerous small denominations, including $0.01, $0.02, $0.03, $0.04, $0.05, and $0.10.
  • Browse a range of small denomination stamps and designs in the USPS online store.

Postcard Stamps

  • Sold at 7-Eleven? No. Go to your local USPS store or purchase them online.
  • Postcards typically cost less to mail than standard letters. Currently, postcard stamps are sold for $0.34.
  • Browse postcard stamps and designs in the USPS online store.

Special Edition Stamps

  • Sold at 7-Eleven? No. Go to your local USPS store or purchase them online.
  • Every year, the USPS issues special commemorative Forever stamps, featuring famous and historically significant people and places. Like all Forever stamps, these will always be equal to the price of a First-Class stamp.
  • Browse Special Edition commemorative stamps in the USPS online store.

How Do I Know How Many Stamps I Need?

A standard one-ounce letter mailed within the United States can always be mailed with a single First-Class stamp. If you are mailing a normal letter (which can include up to four or five pages before reaching the weight limit in most cases), you can use either one Forever stamp or one First-Class stamp.

If you suspect your letter is more than one ounce, you can have it weighed at any post office. While you can just use two Forever stamps for heavier mail, this isn’t very economical to do repeatedly, because the price for postage increases only $0.21 per additional ounce. If you used two Forever stamps for a two-ounce letter, you would be paying $0.98 for something that should only cost $0.70. “Additional ounce” stamps are available in the USPS online store in denominations of $0.21 so you can get the exact amount of postage you need.

For more information about stamp costs and knowing how much postage you require, check out our article “How Much Is a Stamp? Prices Listed for All Types (In Plain English).”

Postcards do not cost as much as standard letters. The cost to send a postcard in the United States is currently $0.34. You can, of course, use a Forever stamp, but you will be spending $0.15 more than necessary.

Stores Similar to 7-Eleven That Sell Stamps

Although 7-Eleven can be a convenient place to buy stamps, it’s nice to know what other options are available in case the nearest 7-Eleven is out of your way. We have done the research to provide you with a list of places similar to 7-Eleven where you can buy stamps.

Circle K

  • What unit of stamps can I buy? Booklets (20 stamps)
  • Open on weekends? Yes, both days
  • Circle K has over 4,000 locations — use the Circle K location finder to find the nearest store

CVS

  • What unit of stamps can I buy? Booklets (20 stamps)
  • Open on weekends? Yes, both days
  • CVS has over 9,000 stores across the USA — use the CVS location finder to find the nearest one

 QuikTrip

  • What unit of stamps can I buy? Booklets (20 stamps)
  • Open on weekends? Yes, both days
  • QuikTrip has locations in Arizona, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas — use the QuikTrip location finder to find the nearest one

Walgreens

  • What unit of stamps can I buy? Booklets (20 stamps)
  • Open on weekends? Yes, both days
  • Walgreens has over 8,000 locations across the USA — use the Walgreens location finder to find the nearest one

Other Places to Buy Stamps

The above list is just a small sampling of places where you can purchase stamps. Another First Quarter Finance article goes into detail about all the places you can buy stamps. It lists specific banks, grocery stores, pharmacies, and other neighborhood locations that sell stamps, and provides all the relevant information about each place, such as the unit of stamps sold, how to find your nearest location, and whether the store is open on weekends.

Common places to buy stamps include:

  • ATMS
  • Banks
  • Gas stations
  • Grocery stores
  • Office supply stores
  • Pharmacies
  • USPS Self Service Kiosks
  • Wholesale club stores

Alternative Ways To Buy Stamps

  • Through your mail carrier: Some mail carriers sell stamps. This is most common in rural areas. Ask your mail carrier if this is a service they provide.
  • Stamps through the mail: Pick up a Stamps By Mail form at your local post office or ask your mail carrier if they have one. Fill it out with the amount and type of stamps you want, and include a check or postal money order. Make it out to “United States Postal Service.” There is no charge for ordering stamps by mail. Use the Business Reply envelope to avoid using a stamp. Your stamps will be delivered in a few days, straight to your door.
  • Online: You can buy a huge variety of stamps online and have them delivered to you from the USPS online store, Stamps.com, or Amazon.com.
  • Over the Phone: Dial 1-800-STAMP-24 (1-800-782-6724). This is the USPS number and you can call it anytime, any day of the week to order stamps by phone.

Does 7-Eleven Sell Stamps? Conclusion

Can you buy stamps at your local neighborhood 7-Eleven? Yes — you can buy First-Class and Forever stamps at most 7-Eleven locations, in books (20 stamps) and sometimes even singles. There are also many other convenient nationwide chains where you can buy stamps, including Circle K, CVS, and QuikTrip. The next time you pull up to a 7-Eleven for a coffee, a newspaper, or a bite to eat, know that you can also get your stamps at the same stop.

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