Buy “P” Stamps for $0.63 While You Still Can! Canada Post Stamps going up to $1 (85 Cents in booklet)


Canada Post has announced today that their regular stamp prices will increase from $0.63 to a whopping  $1 per stamp, or 85 cents per stamp in a booklet or coil. The Permanent “P” stamps will be able to be used still but Canada Post are not going to be selling P Stamps anymore. Instead, the stamps will have the price listed on them again.

On March 31st, 2014 Canada Post plans to launch a tiered stamp pricing structure:

  • New prices will be launched for the customers that buy stamps in booklets and coils. The price per stamp will be $0.85
  • Business that use postage meters will pay discounted rate of $0.75 per stamp
  • Mailers who prepare mail in a way that reduces processing costs (incentive lettermail) will benefit from prices lower than $0.75 per stamp
  • Single stamps will cost a whopping $1 each!!

So stock up on stamps while you still can! The Permanent stamps currently being sold will still be usable when the price increases. Stop in at Costco and purchase bulk amounts! Costco is selling permanent stamps for $0.60 each ($59.99 for 100 stamps).

See page 8 here to read about Canada Post’s new pricing plan in further detail.

Canada Post also plans to eliminate their door-to-door delivery service. How messed up is that? Hey! Let’s increase our prices and reduce our services? I hear bankruptcy in their future, folks. Canada Post will start to phase out home delivery as part of their tiered structure. They will be converting their services to community mailboxes (wouldn’t surprise me if these come with  monthly fee). This will surely have a negative impact on their company, and not to mention the thousands of jobs lost when this is set in place.

I am disappointed with Canada Post as you can tell! What is your opinion?

32 responses to “Buy “P” Stamps for $0.63 While You Still Can! Canada Post Stamps going up to $1 (85 Cents in booklet)”

  1. Ankur says:

    Does any know can we use “P” stamps after 31/03/2014 (One the prices are increased).

  2. Brandy says:

    To whomever made ths picture happen, Thank you for the laugh! I’ve been festering about Canada post all day! I pay a fortune in shipping, and I have a package that is 20 days late, and another on that has been processed 4 times in Toronto in 4 days, but yet aren’t gone anywhere. I wish there was anther option for me!

  3. Tammy says:

    I hope that other courier like UPS, FEDX will try and get some business from this and provide a cheaper rate to delivery packages I have a place close to me when I have needed to send out packages offer me 4 choices one is Canada Post and I always find a get better service using one of the other places I usually end up using Canpar which I find is price just the same but provides better service.

    Canadian’s need to stop allowing Canada Post to do this, they are trying to put themselves out of business paying $1 for stamps is out of control when its computers and machines that do most of the sorting, shame on them. I over heard our mailman talking to someone on the street today and he wasn’t happy and from what he is saying neither are a lot of the employees.

  4. Justin says:

    Been using a superbox for 8 years. Would not be a big deal but have no way to know when mail comes or not, more often than not it is not. They fail to deliver everyday. Superbox = the death of daily mail

  5. kerry says:

    I don’t mind the idea of superboxes.and I understand, their downsizing,but I sentmost of my mail out, online,and rarely, use stamps,so I think I will adapt..

  6. Miss Pickle says:

    Yes P Stamps will still be usable! Stock up on them now so you don’t have to put up with the pesky price increase 🙂

    • FallenPixels says:

      Canada Post already pulled P stamps from their site and people have been told that the post offices etc will not sell them as of tomorrow, they are sending them replacements with 63c stamps

  7. king says:

    I just got home from the post office and they refused to sell me the P stamps, sid they won’t be available until March 2014

  8. Linda says:

    What’s wrong with the community mailboxes? Maybe there will be security issues but I don’t think it’s bad, ESP if we live in the suburbs. I feel bad for the mailman/woman who has to walk for hours to deliver mails door to door, esp when its a supper cold or hot day. Most of the mails I get these days are junk or bills. If anyone want those, they can take it.

  9. Sandra5 says:

    I’ve got a fairly good supply of “P” stamps from last year, but I’m highly skeptical that they will be accepted indefinetly by Canada Post. I don’t think it’s advisable to stock up on a huge supply, given the big price jumps and service changes recently announced. Canada Post will not be the same relatively predictable institution we have known in the past.

  10. YesM says:

    We actually live right beside a box and super boxes have increased our community spirit because it gives us a place to meet our neighbours – especially those who walk to the box, and we take a few moments to chat. Also we can greet neighbours along their path to/from the box (or wave to those who drive). The box also gives us a place to post community notices.

    Thanks for the heads up about the postage increase

  11. Joanne says:

    It’s about time they stopped residential door to door delivery. I grew up in a town with a post office and we checked for mail once a week. As an adult, I moved to a larger centre which had super boxes. Then Canada Post stopped using the superbox and went door to door. I liked the superbox. No need to pay to hold your mail when you go on vacation. I can’t imagine that $1 even covers the real cost of moving a letter from A to B, when you take into account the number of times it’s “processed” and transportation costs. Another tidbit–I’ve used Canada Post guaranteed delivery and 2 out of 3 times they have failed to deliver on time and I’ve applied for and received a full refund. You just have to jump through the hoops for the refund. But a great way to luck out on free parcel service.

  12. Joanna Smith says:

    Does anyone know where you can still buy “p” stamps. Canada post told me they have ceased selling them as of today.

  13. Ashley says:

    I’m so sick and tired of Canada Post. I unfortunately use them occasionally to ship things for my business, and of the 7 parcels I have shipped in the past couple months, 4 of them were not delivered ontime even though they had a 1 or 2 business day guarantee. Ya you can get a refund, but I am tired of sitting on hold every time this happens to get a refund. These changes are now my motivation to switch EVERYTHING to ebilling, start using more printable coupons and look for an alternative to ship things for my business. Canada Post is just digging their grave with these changes, it will definitely come back to bite them in the butt.

  14. Diane says:

    A lot of companies will not send you anything if it is addressed to a box number. Also, who is going to be responsible for parcels that are left in these superboxes and they are broken into?

  15. YesM says:

    @Diane, superboxes just have your street address on them, not PO BOX number!

  16. Paul says:

    Went to my local Rexall pharmacy last night and bought 11 books of 10 P stamps. Had a roll at home already. Good for a year or two now… Will just buy 63 cents stamps for now and use them until March 1st, then switch to P stamps.

  17. Andrew says:

    Your government hard at work at destablizing a public good so the private couriers like UPS and FedEx can monopolize for the sake of profits!

  18. casper9808 says:

    I have a mixed feeling about CP’s downsizing. on one hand, I like getting my things from CP. they’re simple and cheap. on the other hand, they are really not reliable. just yesterday, I found 1 parcel in my community mail box. I took it out, went home and slept through the night. on my way to work this morning, I find 2 other parcels on my porch which were hidden by my snow shovel. the community box must have been too small to fit all my xmas shoppings so they must have left other 2 in front of my house. but couldn’t they have left a note as well? I’m worried that one of the present – which is an electronic shaver was left in the -20 cold all night unattended.

  19. Renee Hanlon says:

    @Linda You should probably feel a lot worse for your mail man/woman when he loses his job. They won’t need NEARLY as many postal workers to deliver to superboxes. Also, it’s really inconvenient during the winter for me to go to a superbox, especially when the sidewalks are almost never plowed, and the superbox itself is probably going to be buried in snow a good bit of the time.

  20. ld1101 says:

    I know Canada Post seems to be receiving a backlash for these announcements but the reality is they’ve been operating at losses for so long they needed to do something drastic to start making a profit. They are a crown corporation so I hope everyone realizes that if they are operating at a loss then it’s taxpayers that must make up the difference.
    They are ‘cutting’ 8000 jobs over the next 5 years but are estimating 15,000 people to be retiring during this time – which means that they just won’t replace those positions as people retire, they most likely won’t need to hand out even one pink slip.
    I receive my mail now at a community box and greatly prefer it! When you renew your license online and don’t get home until 6pm, you don’t have to worry that anyone could come and take it from your mailbox! Anything you do online is much more secure when you require a key to get it. My mailbox is about 100 meter from my house. My elderly grandmother has a mailbox which is about 500 meters from her house and she says she prefers it because it gives her a reason to go for a short but manageable walk each day, and if it’s snowing out she just waits until tomorrow, no big deal.
    I think that their announcement is great news. Sure it will cost a little bit more to send mail, but are we really saying that the $1.00 more per month, if we send 5 letters on average, is going to hurt us compared to the hundreds of millions which we are funding through our taxes?

  21. Tina says:

    I stopped by my local Rexall before work and they have already converted to the 63 cents stamps… does anyone know where I can still get P stamps? I’m desperate to stock up some for Christmas for the next few years…

  22. k says:

    im confused. does anyone know? so after march 2014, i have to pay the additional difference of $1-0.63? or no?

    • FallenPixels says:

      After saying that you would, and backlash on it, they said that they would be honoured but they have pulled all sales of P stamps

  23. Judi says:

    Post office guy said not to stockpile too many as it is at Canada post’s discretion to cancel out the “P” stamps at any time. But I couldn’t find any.

  24. JBurey says:

    Costco still has them. You need a membership.I bought 4 rolls of 100 permanents this afternoon. $59.99 each.

  25. k says:


    thanks for the reply! but i didnt backlash anything. dont get me wrong. that was my first post…

    • FallenPixels says:

      K – I didn’t mean you, I meant when they first mentioned that P stamps would need to be topped up

  26. adora says:

    I actually welcome this price increase. Parcel services have been subsidizing the letters for years. I actually wish that their outlets don’t open on weekends and for such long hours. Do we really need the post office to be opened 100 hours a week?

    You know they don’t charge tax when you buy stamps and mail it at the post office the same time? But there is a tax on booklet. So booklet stamps actually cost you $0.96 each. Buying one by one isn’t really that bad of an idea if you don’t mail a lot of letters and tend to lose things.

    I’ve only used 3 stamps this year. I would buy one booklet before end of the year, it will honestly last me years.

  27. willowsprite says:

    We’re used to community mailbox and have no problem with it. Just stop at the box and pick up on the way home from work/groceries. Our whole town (pop 6000) has them. The price increase on stamps is a little ridonk though. Why such a big jump?

  28. Linda says:

    Are the regular 63 cent stamps still usable? I was sold 10 in February. I am now mailing a letter that is 48 grams so that is $1.20. Can I just double up the 63 cent stamps or are they not acceptable?

    • FallenPixels says:

      You can use the 63 stamps to make up the postage to the required amount
      If they are P stamps, they count as new P stamps


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