If you’ve ever found yourself needing stamps and visiting the post office isn’t convenient, (or if like my local USPS you can’t tolerate the queue most days), you might wonder if you can purchase them at your local Walgreens.
Well, let’s take a look…
Summary: Does Walgreens Sell Stamps?
Yes, your local Walgreens sells a wide range of USPS stamps, including Forever Stamps and packaging materials. You can also purchase stamps online via the Walgreens website. However, while the price of stamps will be the same as if purchased at the post office, not all stamp types are available, (additional ounce stamps for example).
Availability of Stamps at Walgreens
Walgreens, one of the largest pharmacy chains in the United States, is a convenient one-stop shop for various everyday needs, including postage stamps.
Most Walgreens stores offer customers the opportunity to purchase stamps, making it an accessible option for those who may not have a nearby post office.
However, it’s important to note that the availability of stamps may vary from store to store.
In most cases, you can find them at the checkout counter or in the greeting card section.
Types of Stamps Sold at Walgreens
Walgreens typically offers a selection of postage stamp options, including:
These are the most common types of stamps sold at Walgreens.
Forever Stamps can be used for mailing letters and packages within the United States, regardless of future price increases.
The “Forever” label indicates that these stamps retain their value over time.
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Additional Postal Stamps
Depending on the location, you may also find other postage stamps, such as postcard stamps, international stamps, and specialty stamps for specific occasions, like holidays and celebrations.
Note: if you are after specific stamps such as additional ounce stamps and/or global forever stamps you will need to visit a USPS post office or store.
Cost of Stamps at Walgreens
Stamps at Walgreens are sold at the same price as you would find at your local post office.
Furthermore, the USA Forever stamp is available in 10 or 20-stamp booklets from Walgreens stores nationwide.
Purchasing stamps at Walgreens makes you eligible for myWalgreens rewards.
This program offers 1% cash back on qualifying purchases, including postage stamps, 5% cash back on all eligible items in your cart, and 10% back when buying Walgreens branded products.
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Buying Stamps Online From Walgreens
While Walgreens offers the convenience of in-store stamp purchases, you can also buy stamps online directly from the Walgreens website.
This option is particularly useful if you prefer to have your stamps delivered to your doorstep, especially during times when visiting a physical store may be less convenient.
Finding Your Nearest Walgreens
If you are looking for the nearest Walgreens store where you can purchase stamps, there are several ways to find one:
- Walgreens Store Locator: You can use the store locator on the Walgreens website. Enter your address or zip code, and it will provide you with a list of the nearest Walgreens stores along with their addresses and contact information.
- Mobile Apps: Walgreens also has mobile apps for both Android and iOS devices, which include a store locator feature. You can download the app and use it to find the closest Walgreens to your current location.
- GPS Navigation: If you have a GPS navigation system or a maps app (i.e. Google Maps) on your smartphone, you can simply search for “Walgreens” to discover nearby stores.
Benefits of Buying Stamps at Walgreens
There are a number of benefits to buying stamps from Walgreens, (beyond the fact that I find my local post office dreary at the best of times).
Walgreens stores are widespread and accessible, making it easy to purchase stamps when you need them without having to visit a post office.
2. Various Stamp Options
Walgreens typically offers a range of postage stamps, including Forever Stamps, postcard stamps, international stamps, and specialty stamps for different occasions, providing options for various mailing needs.
3. Consistent Pricing
Stamps at Walgreens are sold at the same price as those at post offices, allowing you to obtain the necessary postage without any additional cost.
4. Potential Rewards
Depending on the terms and promotions at the time, you may be eligible to earn rewards, such as cashback or points, for your stamp purchases through programs like myWalgreens.
5. Quick Access to USPS Mailboxes
Walgreens stores often have nearby USPS mailboxes or collection boxes, making it convenient to send your stamped mail immediately, without a separate trip to a post office.
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Walgreens is a convenient option for purchasing stamps, especially for those looking to avoid the lines and additional services provided at post offices.
They offer a variety of stamp options at the same price as the post office.
I’m a 25 year veteran of USPS. I’m retired now, but as the editor of Mailbox Master, I can’t quite remove myself from the carrier industry just yet. 🙂