Where Can I Buy Stamps?

Group of stamps

Most people think that the post office is the only place where you can buy postage stamps however there are a number of places now where you can buy postage stamps on the go. I often get asked questions like "Does Rite Aid sell stamps" or "Can you buy stamps at CVS".To save you some time I have created a quick list below that show a number of places where you can buy postage stamps. Big retail stores like CVS, Rite aid, and Walmart have added stamps to their product catalog and a lot of the time they are closer than your local post office. It is not just retail giants that have added stamps to their collections though, certain banks, pharmacies, online stores and even some ATM's have made purchasing stamps easier than it has ever been.

A list of locations to buy stamps near you are listed below:

Locations Store Type Open Hours Store Locater
USPS Post Office 8am – 8pm USPS Locater
CVS Pharmacy 8am – 9pm Find CVS Locations
Rite-Aid Pharmacy 8am – 7pm Find Rite Aid Locations
Walgreens Pharmacy 8am – 8pm Find Walgreens Locations
Walmart Retailer 8am – 10pm Find Walmart Locations
TD Bank Bank 8am – 6pm TD Bank Locater
Bank Of America Bank 8am – 7pm BOFA Locater
Amazon Retailer 24 Hours Visit Amazon website


Where to buy stamps near me?

1) The Post Office: If you have one nearby the most obvious choice is the post office. They have been selling stamps since stamps became a thing (see the history of stamps here) and they will be happy to help to make sure you have enough stamps for what you are sending. If you are one of the unlucky people who do not have a post office nearby however there are still a number of convenient options for you to choose from.

2) Walmart:

This retail giant sells everything from books to barbecues and everything in between and that includes stamps. Often open 24 hours a day and found in just about every town and city Walmart is another easy option for buying stamps. Another bonus is that they also sell envelopes, postcards, pens, paper or anything else you will need. Click here to find the closest Walmart to you.

3) Pharmacies:

Pharmacies these days don't just sell medicine and shampoo but a wide variety of everyday goods. Now not all pharmacies sell stamps however many do and a few large chains are guaranteed suppliers. If you have a Walgreens, CVS or Rite Aid nearby then your stamp problems are solved. See our US State Guide for a more detailed look at the pharmacies that sell stamps in your state.

4) Grocery Stores:
If you are still struggling to find some stamps then it is time to check out your local grocery store. Often times they will have a little corner dedicated to back to school supplies (pens, pencils, rulers, paper etc). You can often find a sheet of stamps amongst this section. Keep your eye out next time you go to grab some milk and you can grab all the stamps you need while you are doing your weekly grocery shop.

5) Banks
A few bank chains have also started to sell stamps. The Bank Of America is one such example so pop into your local branch and stock up on stamps next time you need them.

6) Amazon and USPS

If time is not an issue or you are looking for a large number of stamps (wedding invitations etc) then why not buy them online and have them delivered to your door. Remove the hassle of heading into town and finding a park and simply let the stamps come to you.


How much do postage stamps cost?

We have a full page on the price of sending mail throughout the US and internationally. Click here for more information.

For a rough guide on pricing you can follow the information below:
For Envelopes – Costs an average range from $0.30 to $0.90. Each additional ounce will cost $0.21 extra.
For Shipping Domestic Packages – The price could reach up to $22.



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