Love Shutterfly, but hate the prices? Me too, friend, me too! That’s why I put together this easy guide on how to get the best Shutterfly deals. Check it out to get Shutterfly codes for freebies as well as some tips to get free shipping!
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Here are my tried and true tips on how to get the best Shutterfly deals:
Put all your coupon codes into your account
You can store multiple coupon codes and discounts in your account info tab. Do this and you’ll always have them saved. Many of the coupon codes are valid for several months. I find it easiest to input my codes into my account instead of holding onto them and losing them in the piles of paperwork on my desk. Go to your account and you can enter all your promo codes, gift certificates and gift cards here.
How to Stack Coupons on Shutterfly
You CAN stack coupon codes together on the Shutterfly site. Sometimes it takes you doing this manually. Make sure to look at your saved coupon codes and use as many as possible. Sometimes the free shipping doesn’t work with other codes. In that case, still save it, and play around with the different combinations of coupon codes to see which one saves you the most money. This is an example of me manually playing around with combinations.
You can get to the page above by clicking the “see saved offers” area in your cart summary.
Sign up for offers from Shutterfly
When you sign up for Shutterfly with your email address you will automatically get deals delivered to your inbox. Read them and stay up to date on when they have their biggest sales. Only buy when they are offering 50% off what you want. I promise everything on their site goes up to 50% off at some point during the year.
Don’t wait for a sale to make your project
I’ve made this mistake way too many times. I’d see that the site is having a 50% off sale for 3 days only (!) and I’d rush to get my photo book completed. Many times I’d rush to complete the book only to find that another sale come up a few days later. Or I’d rush to finish the book, miss the sale and pay full price. Don’t make those mistakes! Take your time with your project, save it, and purchase it when you can use the best coupon codes possible. As I’m writing this, I still haven’t made this purchase yet. I’m holding out to the last minute just in case I get another coupon code. So far I’ve saved $84.48 and will be charged $55.62 for a calendar and a huge photo book (regular price $93.98).
Keep an eye out for Groupons and other daily deal websites
My favorite daily deal site is Groupon and I’ve noticed that they almost always have one for Shutterfly. Most of the time you can use the amount towards any purchase. For example, if it is $10 for a $29 ten by ten photo book, you can usually apply that $29 to a bigger photo book and add more pages. Read the fine print just in case!
Sign up for these programs
Kellogg’s Family Rewards– I’ve never once used the website to redeem rewards and I still get free promo codes for Shutterfly products emailed to me 1-2 times a year.
Fisher-Price Email subscription– This is another one that requires nothing and gives you something in return. I recently got a code for a free calendar just for being on their email list.
Panera Bread Rewards has been doing good ones recently too. Get their rewards here.
Keep an eye out for other deals
I’ve seen free photo book offers in new parent grab bags from hospitals and doctors. I also think I got a couple from formula companies when Robert was first born. The Children’s Place has always given me a free photo book coupon with every purchase. Even when I only spend a few dollars. After researching this it looks like it may have been a fluke, but I’ve gotten them at least 3 different times.
I’m in love with our photo books. This is NOT a sponsored post (even though I wish Shutterfly would pay me, or at least give me a free book). I truly love the ease and convenience of their site and wouldn’t think of switching to another one. Here is a peak at the books I’ve made in the past. I think two of them might be from competitor sites. I tried a few other ones and kept going back to Shutterfly.
Our honeymoon and wedding album:
3 years of family photos- one book for each year:
Robert’s baby book:
What are your favorite ways to organize photos? Have any good money saving tips for me to add?
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