Want cheapest photo prints? I totally understand!
While digital cameras and Facebook are great, nothing can replace a good old real photo album! We all want to immortalize the best moments with our kids, to keep traces of our wedding or graduation or trips.
I have lost all my photos on a couple of occasions in my life because I was letting them sit on the hard drive of an old computer or on an old CD that got scratched… I know that nowadays we have cloud computing or other stuff to keep copies of out best pictures but the “feel” is not the same! Is it?
I personally enjoy the feel of a photo album with all my 4×6 photos at the same place. It’s fun to look at that once in a while.
And while it’s fun to buy stuff, I also think it is very important to save as much as we can. As a dividend growth investor seeking early retirement at 45, it is of most importance for me to avoid to spend too much so that I can save a lot and invest my capital in dividend growth stocks.
Here’s where to find the cheapest photo prints.
Comparison table for cheapest photo prints
There are tons of companies out there who can print photos for you. Here you’ll find just the cheapest. You can click on the top of the column to reorder the table. Notice that each company usually have a cheap price for one set of pictures but charges more for other sets.
With the price of shipping, it is often preferable to just go in your neighbourhood and pick them up but hey… Let’s say you want to send real pictures to your kid living in Arkansas while you live in Vermont. You can now order them online and get them ship directly there! Isn’t internet great?
|Sam's club||0.08||0.34$||1.42$||in store & other||50 with new account|
|EZDigitalPhotos||0.09||0.30$||1.50$||1.00$ & +||no|
|SnapFish||0.09||0.79$||2.99$||in store & mail order||55 with new account|
|ClarkColor||0.09||0.79$||2.99$||0.99$ & +||no|
|SnapGalaxy||0.09||0.23$||0.99$||0.99$ & +||no|
|Wal Mart||0.09||0.58$||2.84$||in store & other options||no|
|WinkFlash||0.10||0.53$||1.14$||free 4x6 (less than 10 use code : SHIP)||no|
|RiteAid||0.11||1.29$||2.79$||in store & other|
|Costco||0.13||0.39$||1.49$||in store & other options||no|
|RitzCamera||0.15||0.99$||4.99$||free shipping over 30$||no|
|CVS pharmacy||0.19||1.99$||3.99$||in store|
|AdoramaPix||0.24||0.69$||1.49$||free for purchase of 39$ & +||no|
|Iphotoshop||0.25||0.75$||2.00$||6.95$ & +||no|
|NationsPhotoLab||0.27||0.70$||1.80$||free for purchase of 50$ & +||no|
|WalGreen||0.29||2.49$||3.99$||0.99$ & +||no|
Printing at home is expensive… or not?
While convenient, printing photo at home is far from cheap… But not in every cases!
Add the costs of the printer, all the different ink cartridges to print in color, the cost of photo paper… all these costs adds up pretty fast and I didn’t even talk about your time, the electricity etc…
But if you print often, it can become pretty interesting.
HowToGeek as estimated the price of printing our own photo to at least 0,30$ per 4×6 photo and 0,85$ per 8×10. So, while you might not save on 4×6, you can save on lot on 8×10 photos!
Finding free prints with Google
We all love free stuff and Google is great to help you find it. This tip works for everything. It’s only a matter of knowing how to search in Google.
So let’s say you’d like to find the cheapest photo prints out there.
Just open a Google search page and type:
- “free prints”
- “free photo prints” at (select from Google’s suggestion list – i.e Wal Mart, Target etc…)
- “free 4×6”
- “free 8×10”
- coupons photo prints
- deals photo prints
- bargain photo prints
- best free photo prints
- intext:”free 4×6 prints”
etc… This can be unlimited! Just find the words that fit the best and try several Google operators. You’ll get more relevant results than with just a simple query. Use the quotes.
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