Even in digital times, sending something through the mail may still be a necessity. Whether it’s a birthday card or an important document, it’s critical you know how to get it done. That’s why in this post we’ve created the following comprehensive list of where to buy stamps. We’ve covered every place from banks that sell stamps to pharmacies that sell stamps.

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How Many Stamps Do You Need?

How many stamps you need depends on how heavy your piece of mail is and what type of mail it is. For an ordinary letter one ounce or smaller, it costs $0.49, meaning you need one stamp. For each additional ounce, the price increases by $0.21. Since standard stamps don’t come in increments of $0.21, you’ll normally have to just add an extra stamp or pay exact change at the post office. Larger envelopes cost more — $0.98 for the first ounce.

We’ve broken it down for you based on envelope size to help you figure out how many stamps you may need and how much you can expect to pay.

For First-Class Mail Letters

  • $0.49 for the first ounce (and under) when purchased from USPS (one stamp)
  • $0.21 for each additional ounce, up to 3.54 ounces
  • Maximum dimensions of 6 1/8″ x 11 1/2″

For First-Class Mail Large Envelopes

  • $0.98 for the first ounce (and under) when purchased from USPS
  • $0.21 for each additional ounce, up to 13 ounces
  • Maximum dimensions of 12″ x 15″

In most cases, if you’re sending a simple card or letter, the weight will most likely be under one ounce and a single first-class stamp should cover you for domestic postage. Note that special rates apply for international postage.

Types of Stamps and Prices

Stamps are sold in several different units. Keep in mind that not all units are available at all locations, and the price could be higher if you purchase your stamps at a store instead of a post office. Here are the most common ways that you can purchase stamps and how much each unit typically costs:

First-Class Stamp

A first-class stamp is only worth the amount you pay. (If you buy one for $0.49, it’s always worth $0.49.)

  • Single stamps (individuals, $0.49)
  • Booklets (20 stamps, $9.80)
  • Rolls or coils (100 stamps, $49.00)

The Forever Stamp

A forever stamp’s value increases with the price of first-class stamps. If you purchase a Forever stamps for $0.49 in 2017 but the price in 2019 rises to $0.51 per stamp, your Forever stamp will also rise to be worth $0.51.

  • A range of pack sizes and designs can be viewed on the USPS website.

Click here to see the entire USPS price list, including prices for stamps, priority mail, and services for bigger pieces of mail.

Places That Sell Stamps

Follow the link provided in the table for further details.

ATMs That Sell Stamps

Wells Fargo is the only bank that sells stamps at its ATM.

1. Wells Fargo ATMs

  • Amount of stamps: Single stamps
  • Open on weekends? Yes, 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Find your nearest Wells Fargo ATM.

Banks That Sell Stamps

2. Fifth Third Bank

  • Amount of stamps: Single stamps
  • Open on weekends? Open Saturday mornings, but not Sundays
  • Find your nearest Fifth Third Bank location.

3. KeyBank

  • Amount of stamps: Single stamps
  • Open on weekends? No
  • Find your nearest KeyBank location.

4. U.S. Bank

  • Amount of stamps: Single stamps
  • Open on weekends? Open Saturdays until the early afternoon but not Sundays
  • Find your nearest U.S. Bank location

5. Wells Fargo Bank

  • Amount of stamps: Single stamps
  • Open on weekends? Open Saturdays until the early afternoon but not Sundays
  • Find your nearest Wells Fargo location.

Convenience Stores and Gas Stations That Sell Stamps

Please note that although some of the following convenience and gas store locations may sell stamps, not all locations will, and not all locations that do will have stamps available at all times. You’ll want to call ahead to make sure that the location you plan to visit has stamps in stock.

6. 7-Eleven

Note: Since 7-Eleven is franchised, some store sell stamps but not all do.

  • Amount of stamps: Booklets (20 stamps)
  • Open on weekends? Yes
  • Find your nearest 7-Eleven location.

7. Circle K

  • Amount of stamps: Booklets (20 stamps)
  • Open on weekends? Yes
  • Find your nearest Circle K location

8. QuikTrip

  • Amount of stamps: Booklets (20 stamps)
  • Open on weekends? Yes
  • Find your nearest QuikTrip location.

9. Stinker Stores (Idaho)

Grocery Stores That Sell Stamps

10. Albertsons

  • Amount of stamps: Booklets (20 stamps)
  • Open on weekends? Yes
  • Find your nearest Albertsons location.

11. Copps (Wisconsin)

  • Amount of stamps: Booklets (20 stamps)
  • Open on weekends? Yes
  • Find your nearest Copps location.

12. Farm Fresh (North Carolina, Virginia)

  • Amount of stamps: Booklets (20 stamps)
  • Open on weekends? Yes
  • Find your nearest Farm Fresh location.

13. Food 4 Less (California, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio)

  • Amount of stamps: Booklets (20 stamps)
  • Open on weekends? Yes
  • Find your nearest Food 4 Less location.

14. Food City (Arizona)

  • Amount of stamps: Booklets (20 stamps)
  • Open on weekends? Yes
  • Find your nearest Food City location.

15. Food Lion

  • Amount of stamps: Booklets (20 stamps)
  • Open on weekends? Yes
  • Find your nearest Food Lion location.

16. Fry’s Food (Arizona)

  • Amount of stamps:  Booklets (20 stamps)
  • Open on weekends? Yes
  • Find your nearest Fry’s location.

17. Giant Eagle

  • Amount of stamps:  Booklets (20 stamps)
  • Open on weekends? Yes
  • Find your nearest Giant Eagle location.

18. Hannaford

  • Amount of stamps:  Booklets (20 stamps)
  • Open on weekends? Yes
  • Find your nearest Hannaford location.

19. Hy-Vee

  • Amount of stamps:  Booklets (20 stamps)
  • Open on weekends? Yes
  • Find your nearest Hy-Vee location.

20. Jewel/Jewel Osco (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa)

  • Amount of stamps:  Booklets (20 stamps)
  • Open on weekends? Yes
  • Find your nearest Jewel location.

21. Kroger

  • Amount of stamps:  Booklets (20 stamps)
  • Open on weekends? Yes
  • Find your nearest Kroger location.

22. Meijer

  • Amount of stamps:  Booklets (20 stamps)
  • Open on weekends? Yes
  • Find your nearest Meijer location.

23. Pick N Save (Wisconsin)

  • Amount of stamps: Booklets (20 stamps)
  • Open on weekends? Yes
  • Find your nearest Pick N Save location

24. Publix

  • Amount of stamps: Booklets (20 stamps)
  • Open on weekends? Yes
  • Find your nearest Publix location.

25. Ralphs (California)

  • Amount of stamps: Booklets (20 stamps)
  • Open on weekends? Yes
  • Find your nearest Ralphs location.

26. Randalls (Texas)

  • Amount of stamps: Booklets (20 stamps)
  • Open on weekends? Yes
  • Find your nearest Randalls location.

27. Safeway

  • Amount of stamps: Booklets (20 stamps)
  • Open on weekends? Yes
  • Find your nearest Safeway location.

28. ShopRite

  • Amount of stamps: Booklets (20 stamps)
  • Open on weekends? Yes
  • Find your nearest Shop Rite location.

29. Walmart

  • Amount of stamps: Booklets (20 stamps)
  • Open on weekends? Yes
  • Find your nearest Walmart location.

30. Wegmans

  • Amount of stamps: Booklets (20 stamps) and single stamps
  • Open on weekends? Yes
  • Find your nearest Wegmans location.

31. Winco

  • Amount of stamps: Booklets (20 stamps) and single stamps
  • Open on weekends? Yes
  • Find your nearest Winco location.

32. Winn-Dixie

  • Amount of stamps: Booklets (20 stamps)
  • Open on weekends? Yes
  • Find your nearest Winn-Dixie location.

Office Supply Stores That Sell Stamps

33. Office Depot/OfficeMax

34. Staples

  • Amount of stamps: Booklets (20 stamps)
  • Open on weekends? Yes
  • Find your nearest Staples location

35. University bookstores

  • Amount of stamps: Booklets (20 stamps)
  • Open on weekends? Yes
  • University bookstores often sell stamps; if you have a university near you, contact their bookstore for more information

Pharmacies That Sell Stamps

36. Bartell Drugs (Puget Sound region)

37. CVS Pharmacy

  • Amount of stamps: Booklets (20 stamps)
  • Open on weekends? Yes
  • Find your nearest CVS location.

38. Walgreens

  • Amount of stamps: Booklets (20 stamps)
  • Open on weekends? Yes
  • Find your nearest Walgreens location.

USPS Offices and Kiosks That Sell Stamps

39. The Post Office (USPS)

  • Amount of stamps: All amounts
  • Open on weekends? Most are open on Saturdays but generally not on Sundays
  • Find your nearest USPS location or order stamps on the USPS website.

40. USPS Self Service Kiosks

  • Services offered? As well as buying individual stamps, you can also mail parcels, flats and letters up to 70 pounds. This can be done via Express, Priority, First Class, and International mail
  • Open on weekends? Yes, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Payment? Debit/credit card and EBT card (and they generate a receipt)
  • Find your nearest USPS Self Service Kiosk

Wholesale Club Stores That Sell Stamps

41. BJ’s Wholesale Club

42. Costco

  • Amount of stamps: Booklets (20 stamps)
  • Open on weekends? Yes
  • Find your nearest Costco location.

43. Sam’s Club

  • Amount of stamps: Booklets (20 stamps)
  • Open on weekends? Yes, both days
  • Find your nearest Staples location.

Places Reported to Sell Stamps but NOT Officially Recognized by the USPS

The following stores are not officially recognized as USPS stamp vendors; however, people have reported that some store locations do sell stamps. Call your nearest store to make sure they sell stamps before heading that way.

44. Bi-Lo

45. Foodtown (New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania)

46. Fred Meyer

47. Gelson’s (Southern California)

48. Kmart

49. Piggly Wiggly

50. Rite Aid

51. Save-a-Lot

52. Shop ‘n Save

53. Stop & Shop

54. Whole Foods

Places That Don’t Sell Stamps (So You’re Not Left Wondering)

  • Bank of America
  • Bank of the West
  • BB&T
  • BMO Harris
  • BBVA Compass
  • Capital One
  • Charles Schwab
  • Chase
  • CitiBank
  • Citizens Bank
  • Comerica Bank
  • HSBC
  • SunTrust Bank
  • TD Bank
  • Minyard’s
  • Shoppers Food & Pharmacy (individual locations may vary)
  • Miller’s Fresh Foods
  • Matherne’s Supermarkets
  • Lowe’s Supermarkets
  • Wawa
  • Weigel’s
  • Valu-Rite Pharmacy

In Summary

Letters may be a little slower than sending a text or a Facebook message, but sooner or later, you’ll need (or want!) to send something by “snail mail.” Maybe you need to mail a hard copy of an important bill or financial document or maybe you just want to say a special “thank you” to someone with a handwritten card. Whatever the reason, now you have over 40 verified places where you can buy stamps — some of which are even open on Sundays.