I was in my local grocery the other day and was very surprised when I was told they no longer sold stamps. So it made me curious to research if big-box retailers like Walmart still sold stamps. I was pleased to discover that Walmart sells stamps and was REALLY surprised with the online price on a roll of 100 USPS first-class stamps (more on that later). Here’s everything I discovered, I hope it helps you save some money and keeps you out of the long line at the post office.
So…Does Walmart Still Sell Stamps?
While some grocery and drug stores have stopped selling stamps, it’s good to know that Walmart still provides this convenient service to its shoppers.
What Do Stamps Cost at Walmart?
As of this writing, a first-class USPS stamp costs $0.58.
This is the same price that you’ll pay at your local post office as well as at Walmart.
You can also buy Postcard stamps for $0.40/each as well as Global Forever stamps for $1.30/each.
They sell them in books of 20 and rolls of 100.
Note: Not all locations sell the rolls of 100 stamps.
Where Do I Go to Buy Stamps at Walmart?
Once you get into your local Walmart, look for The Money Center.
This is where you’ll buy stamps as well as perform other money services like purchase money orders, wire transfers, gift cards, and check cashing.
If your local store doesn’t have a Money Canter head to the Customer Service Desk and they’ll help you buy some stamps.
What Kind of Selection Do They Have?
Walmart always carries a nice selection of stamps.
Not only do they carry the Forever Stamp, but they also have a selection of seasonal stamps as well as geographical stamps depending on where in the country you purchase them.
What Hours Can I Buy Stamps?
While some Walmart location are open 24/7, most Money Centers have more standard hours.
Specifically, they’re open to sell you stamps from 6 am – 11 pm.
But if you’re in a bind and need stamps at 2 a.m., just walk into Walmart and a customer service rep will be happy to get some for you.
HACK ALERT: Can I Buy Stamps Online Too?
Yes, and they’re a GREAT deal.
As a matter of fact, you can currently buy a roll of 100 Forever stamps (2017 version) for $41.95. (see screenshot above)
Not sure why they are so cheap at Walmart.com, but I’d snatch them up before this deal goes away.
Can someone explain to me what’s going on here…are they really that cheap or am I missing something?
Update #1: I just placed an order for 100 stamps for $41.95 through the link above. It should be noted they are from a 3rd party, not Walmart directly. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Update #2: I got the stamps in the mail and they look great. They are from 2019 which I’m guessing has something to do with why they were such a deal.
Maybe they can’t sell them for the current cost of a stamp so they sell them at a discount? Anybody know?
In any case, in my opinion they are the ONLY way to buy stamps from now on.
Can I Mail Letters and Packages at Walmart As Well?
Starting back in 2019, some Walmart locations built a FedEx Office storefront that let you mail Fed Ex packages, but unfortunately this does not include USPS services and thus they won’t accept your USPS letters and packages.
How Often Do Designs Change at Walmart?
Stamp designs change several times throughout the year.
While they’ll always sell Forever Stamps, it’s save to assume Walmart gets stamp updates with the seasons and around holidays, then again a few weeks before Christmas.
Can I Use a Gift Card to Buy Stamps?
Yes, and as a matter of fact you can use pretty much any form of payment when buying stamps in-store.
This even includes EBT cash cards.
But when buying stamps online, Walmart will only accept a credit card, PayPal, or a gift card.
Ask the Reader: Anything I’m missing when it comes to buying stamps at Walmart? Any insider secrets to saving some extra money? Let me know.
By Kyle James