June 10 Is the Last Day to Buy Customized Postage Stamps—Here’s How to Order Them

You don't have to be famous to have your face on a postage stamp.
You don't have to be famous to have your face on a postage stamp.
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Even if you don’t normally indulge in impulse purchases, you might want to make an exception: Wednesday, June 10, is your last chance to order customized stamps.

As Lifehacker reports, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is terminating its program with PhotoStamps, an online store that allows you to upload your own image—which could be anything from a photo of your very good dog to a scan of your toddler’s latest finger-painted masterpiece—to a sheet of stamps.

Since the USPS hasn’t announced plans to replace the program with something similar, it could be your last chance to stock up on personalized postage for the foreseeable future. A sheet of 20 customized first-class stamps costs $26, and they’ll still be valid to use after the program ends. If you don’t have an image in mind, there’s a wide selection of other stamps available on the site, themed for holidays, weddings, and many other special occasions.

The only stamps that’ll be available to purchase through PhotoStamps after June 10 are the Last Week Tonight With John Oliver stamps, which the HBO show launched in May as a way to support the USPS, whose funding comes solely from the sale of postage and other products—not from taxpayer dollars, like so many of its fellow government organizations. Each 20-stamp sheet, featuring recurring characters from the show, costs $14, and PhotoStamps will continue selling them through Monday, June 15 (or while supplies last).

While you wait for your stamps to ship, here are 12 things you should know about the USPS.

[h/t Lifehacker]

Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

As pointed out by People, the coupon page breaks deals down by categories, like electronics, home & kitchen, and groceries (the coupons even work with SNAP benefits). Since most of the deals revolve around the essentials, it's easy to stock up on items like Cottonelle toilet paper, Tide Pods, Cascade dishwasher detergent, and a 50 pack of surgical masks whenever you're running low.

But the low prices don't just stop at necessities. If you’re looking for the best deal on headphones, all you have to do is go to the electronics coupon page and it will bring up a deal on these COWIN E7 PRO noise-canceling headphones, which are now $80, thanks to a $10 coupon you could have missed.

Alternatively, if you are looking for deals on specific brands, you can search for their coupons from the page. So if you've had your eye on the Homall S-Racer gaming chair, you’ll find there's currently a coupon that saves you 5 percent, thanks to a simple search.

To discover all the deals you have been missing out on, head over to the Amazon Coupons page.

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Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

Stock Catalog, Flickr // CC BY 2.0
Stock Catalog, Flickr // CC BY 2.0

This article contains affiliate links to products selected by our editors. Mental Floss may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.

Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

As pointed out by People, the coupon page breaks deals down by categories, like electronics, home & kitchen, and groceries (the coupons even work with SNAP benefits). Since most of the deals revolve around the essentials, it's easy to stock up on items like Cottonelle toilet paper, Tide Pods, Cascade dishwasher detergent, and a 50 pack of surgical masks whenever you're running low.

But the low prices don't just stop at necessities. If you’re looking for the best deal on headphones, all you have to do is go to the electronics coupon page and it will bring up a deal on these COWIN E7 PRO noise-canceling headphones, which are now $80, thanks to a $10 coupon you could have missed.

Alternatively, if you are looking for deals on specific brands, you can search for their coupons from the page. So if you've had your eye on the Homall S-Racer gaming chair, you’ll find there's currently a coupon that saves you 5 percent, thanks to a simple search.

To discover all the deals you have been missing out on, head over to the Amazon Coupons page.

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