Nothing beats the feel and charm of the old-fashioned letter, greeting card, or postcard. However, these days it is getting hard to find stamps to send them. So I wondered what grocery stores sell stamps?
Here’s what I found out:
Almost all Grocery Stores sell stamps, including Walmart, and pharmacies like CVS, and Walgreens. However, these are available only in bulk, in the form of booklets. You may also purchase Stamps online on Amazon or Grocery Store websites.
But where do you buy them once you’re in a grocery store and can you pick different designs or just buy 1 stamp?
In this article, I have not only answered those questions, but I also cover the best places to find stamps, and how much they cost, among others.
Let’s dive right in!
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Do they sell stamps at grocery stores?
It’s an interesting question. Honestly, grocery stores are not the first place that comes to mind when we need stamps, right? But, the truth is that the big grocery stores sell all kinds of stuff, even stuff we hardly associate with them.
So, stamps are sold at virtually all major grocery stores. But, as you’d expect, they sell in bulk, in booklets, with each containing 20 stamps, and, this is the way to go. It’s not economically feasible but also saves you time.
You could buy what you’ll need for the next few months. This signifies that if you just need a couple of stamps, the grocery store isn’t the right place to go. You’ll have to visit the post office.
This leads us to the next question.
Where precisely in the grocery store would you get the stamps or some other specific items to buy? Most grocery stores are organized similarly. But of course, slight differences in how the stores are laid out are possible.
That’s not a challenge as you’ll find out in a recent article of mine where I explained the different sections, whether they’re designed to’ trick’ you, some typical food terms you need to understand, and a host of other helpful info.
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After picking up what you’re there to buy from several aisles, you can rest assured that you’ll quickly pick up stamps at the cashiers. That’s where most stores keep the stamps.
If you prefer, you could order your stamps online from the grocery store. If you’re already ordering groceries online from the same store, it makes sense to order stamps at the same time. Just remember that most grocery stores sell in sheets or booklets.
Now, let’s consider another interesting question. Do drugstores or pharmacies sell postage stamps?
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Do they sell stamps at CVS or Walgreens?
We often assume that pharmacies only sell drugs. The reality is that some carry other items, too. Not all pharmacies sell stamps, but you’ll get stamps at CVS or Walgreens and other pharmacies.
As you probably know, Walgreens is virtually everywhere. They have about 8,200 stores in this country. You can bet that there’ll be one close to where you live or work.
But note that what they offer are necessary stamps. That is the first-class forever postage stamp, which you can keep using even if the price of stamps increases. Walgreens doesn’t offer postcard stamps and parcel stamps. So, if you need some other kind of stamp, you’ll need to visit the USPS.
As I hinted at before, it’s best to buy in bulk. A single stamp sells for $0.55. At Walgreens, you’ll save 5 cents on each stamp when you buy a book of stamps. Say you’re buying 20 stamps; you’ll need to pay only $10.
Some Walgreen stores are open 24/7. While others are only open between 8 am and 10 pm, on weekdays. It may differ at weekends. Wonder if there’s a Walgreen near you? You can use the link to find out.
What I shared about Walgreens, applies to CVS, too. So, you can also get stamps to buy at CVS.
And, how much are postage stamps sold for at the grocery store, CVS or Walgreens?
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How much do stamp cost at the grocery store, CVS, or Walgreens?
A single stamp sells for $0.55. At Walgreens, you’ll save 5 cents on each stamp when you buy a book of stamps. Say you’re buying 20 stamps; you’ll need to pay only $10.
And, you might be wondering whether supermarkets also sell stamps. Yes, most do. So, if you live or work close to one, just pop in.
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Can I get stamps at Walmart?
Walmart sells everything, right? Can you get postage stamps there? Yes, you can.
Walmart, as we all know, sell most things. Naturally, they sell stamps, too. And, it’s cool that they’re almost always open so that you can pop in at any time. But you’ll probably agree that it’s smart to stock-up.
It’ll be cheaper, and you can do a bit of planning before you buy it. To get stamps, simply go to their MoneyCenter or the customer service desk. If you prefer, you could order the stamps online.
Virtually all Walmart stores are open between 8 am and 10 pm. This may slightly differ from store to store.
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Is it cheaper to buy stamps online or on Amazon?
Maybe you’ve rediscovered the joy of writing letters and sending postcards.
It occurs to you that you’ll be needing a lot of stamps. So, it makes sense to try and find out the cheapest sources. The cost naturally depends on the type of stamps you’re buying.
Different stamps have different prices. If you’re just buying a few, it’s probably not worth your time seeking the best bargains. Seeing as time itself is costly.
If you are buying stamps regularly and in a reasonable quantity, Amazon’s selection of stamps and stamps.com are great options. Besides, stamps.com offers lower prices, overall, and some related services make postage a breeze.
For the occasional buys, Amazon is excellent.
However, I recommend stamps.com if you’ll be buying in bulk. Since you’ll be posting the letters or packages if you’re considering a home business, try and look at the overall cost of postage, not just the value of the stamps.
Did I cover all you wanted to know about stamps and what grocery stores sell stamps?
The post office is anchored in our minds as the place to get stamps. But as shown in this short article, there are a couple of other sites, too. You could buy stamps online from most major stores, and you could walk into some grocery stores, some drugstores, to pick up stamps.
But, most of them sell Forever postage stamps only. And, they sell stamps in booklets. So, you’ll still need to go to the post office if you need just a couple of stamps or stamps for parcels and postcards.