Taking photos has never been easier and neither has finding well priced prints and photo gifts. Thankfully, most of the places which offer economical options for prints and gifts can be accessed from the same devices most people use to take photos, their phones. Apps for phones make ordering a photo gift for a grandparent, prints for scrapbooking, or a canvas to decorate your living room a veritable snap. Here are some services to consider:
Shutterfly- A unique offer by Shutterfly is the opportunity to use the app for unlimited free 4”x4” and 4”x6” prints if you pay the shipping costs. This incentive is typically advertised as an exclusive, one-time offer when you sign up for the service, but in reality it never seems to disappear for very long. Discounts on photo gifts and other products are frequent and range from mugs, magnets, and personalized cards, to photo books. It is important to remember that you will have to wait for your items to be shipped and that you’ll have to pay for shipping unless you can find a coupon code for free shipping.
Walgreens- If you live in an area that has Walgreens stores, the Walgreens app is a great resource for quick and fairly priced photo gifts and prints. Many Walgreens stores offer same-day printing of items such as calendars, photo books, magnets, canvases, banners, folded cards, and many others. There is almost always a coupon code available for a discount for either the app or online purchases.
Chatbooks- Chatbooks is a subscription photobook option that syncs with your social media accounts and is auto-populated either by all of your pictures or a programmed hashtag you select. Once a certain number of photos are posted to your designated social media account, Chatbooks will automatically print and ship your photobook. Currently the price per book is $8, including shipping. Custom books and gift cards are also available. This is a great option for parents who want a scrapbook or album without all the work involved in putting one together.