Beat the Royal Mail Stamp Prices Hike With a Viking Bulk Buy

I’m sure you have heard about the 2 April 2024 hike on Royal Mail stamp prices of 10p on both first and second class stamps, and obviously the other services like large letter, tracked, special delivery, and signed for. Full price changes  online-price-guide-april-2024-v1-ta

Royal Mail are like marmite. We either love them or we hate them. The reason why the level of mail sent has dropped is because of the increased costs. I remember when I was a teenager and the cost of a first class stamp was 32p and a second class stamp 22p. Wow how those costs have risen over a quarter century. There is nothing cheaper than a first or second class stamp to send a letter, and we all know that even first class is unreliable on most occasions, but what option do we have to beat the upcoming Royal Mail stamp prices hike?

Savvy Savings on Royal Mail Stamp Prices 2 April 2024

However, if you are smart you can beat the Royal Mail stamp prices hike of 10p on first class and 10p on second class by purchasing in bulk from Viking Direct.

Various Stamps

2nd class pack of 50 – currently £37.50

1st class pack of 50 – currently £62.50

2nd class large letter pack of 50 – currently £77.50

1st class large letter pack of 50 – currently £97.50

Plus, Viking also sell stamps in packs of 25 of 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1, £2, and £3.

Obviously, Royal Mail will manage to reap their increased costs via the online purchases, but if you bought hundreds of stamps at today’s cost, you will definitely save money over the years, as they might even increase the costs again late 2024.

I don’t particularly enjoy using Royal Mail for posting letters and cards, but I plan to save on this price hike by buying a couple of hundred of first class and 2nd class. Just remember, you will not lose out. Cash loses its value as inflation increases, but stamps will never lose their value. As their price increase over the years, the value of your stamps will remain.

Cheap Stamps

There is no such thing as cheap stamps from eBay. They are fraudulent and it will cost you more to send your mail, as Royal Mail now charge £5 for counterfeit stamp mail. Stick to places like Viking Direct, and if you order before 6PM, it’s next day delivery too.

Earn 2% Zilch Rewards Cashback at Viking Direct

Viking Direct is a merchant with Zilch, which means that you will earn 2% each time you shop for your stationery, stamps, or ink cartridges. Here’s how to earn cashback easy.

  1. Sign up for a Zilch account
  2. Go through verification, etc.
  3. Make your first contactless (tap & pay) purchase in any shop that accepts contactless to get your 500 Zilch rewards.
  4. To earn 2% on your online Viking Direct purchase, choose ‘pay now’.
  5. Enable your card.
  6. If your points are already in your account, you can click next to ‘rewards balance’ to discount your next purchase.
  7. You’ll be taken to Viking Direct. Make your purchase within two hours, and then use your Zilch Mastercard details at the checkout to pay.
  8. Voila, your 2% cashback in Zilch reward points will be awarded within minutes.