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$2.99 Photo Playing Cards & FREE SHIPPING February 23, 2010

The next time you host poker night, wow the gang with your customized photo playing cards! Or order a deck as a really, really inexpensive gift. Is Grandma a whiz at Bridge? Maybe you know someone who just got married and you have a great pic from the festivities? Or perhaps you have a budding “Go Fish” player in the midst?

Order your own custom photo playing cards for just $2.99 and FREE shipping! Use code PLAY299CARDS on to secure this deal. Choose from their traditional rectangular cards, round cards, or heart-shaped cards.

Who says you have to use an actual photo? Your company’s logo or any other graphic you can create works well too!

Expires: February 28, 2010


FREE 8×10″ canvas print of your photo February 6, 2010

Now here’s a way to make a BIG impression! Find an old favorite photo — or a new one — and have it professionally printed on canvas. This would make an amazing gift, or a fabulous way to showcase your business’ logo as your customers walk in the door.

Canvas People is offering a FREE 8×10″ canvas print of your photo or image, or a $55 credit toward a larger canvas size, photo effects, and frames. All you have to pay is shipping, which was just $14.95 when I tried it out (for an 8×10″ canvas to be shipped to Texas).

Their products are gallery-wrapped, so the image goes all the way around the frame and what you receive is a finished product. They’re also “sprayed for protection” so that the art can withstand the test of time.

Mother’s Day is coming up sooner that you think… Take the hint and thank me later. 🙂

Expires: Unknown

Thanks, Kelly of Emily Anne’s!


100 FREE 4×6″ prints from Snapfish January 24, 2010

100 FREE 4×6″ prints from Snapfish! Chances are, you have some photos hanging around on your computer or camera that you’d like to get printed, but why work your home printer to death? Use this deal from Snapfish to get 100 FREE prints with ANY purchase.

The only catch is that this deal is for mail-delivery only (not in-store pick-up), so you’ll have to pay shipping, but that’s less than $5 for the 100 prints. U.S. customers only.  Offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer.

As for the other item to purchase? There are oodles to choose from! The least expensive option would be to order a single 4×6″ print, so your photo order totals 101 prints, but surely you can be more creative than that. Remember, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re thinking about a photo gift, now is the time to get it ordered!

Use code PRINTSNEW for your 100 FREE 4×6″ prints at check-out!

Expires: January 27, 2010


FREE 8×10 collage print from Walgreens January 13, 2010

Filed under: photo gifts,photo printing — Meg @ 8:03 am
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This summer we went to a family reunion and ended up with a ton of great photos. Walgreens offered a FREE 8×10″ photo collage and I ended up with a great gift for my in-laws!

Well, they’re at it again! TODAY ONLY, Walgreens is offering a FREE 8×10″ photo collage online when you use code FANFREE at checkout. Pick it up at a Walgreens location near you (or the gift recipient) and it truly is free — no shipping to pay!

Need ideas for your collage? How about that wedding you attended recently (or a long time ago)? Or those December holidays that just passed? Or your child’s last birthday party?

Find a Walgreens near you.

Expires: Today! 1/13/2010

Thanks, Freebies4Mom!


FREE deals expiring this week! November 29, 2009

November ends this week, and so do these great deals! With the craziness of the holidays already in full swing, I thought you might like a reminder. Safe travels wherever you’re headed today!

Expiring tomorrow, Monday, November 30:

Expiring December 5:


$8.99 & FREE shipping for THREE 8×10″ CUSTOM canvas prints October 17, 2009

Filed under: photo gifts — Meg @ 6:00 am
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Make your photos truly look like works of art! ArtsCow has a great deal going on right now for custom canvas printing. Worth OVER $75, you can get three 8×10″ custom canvas prints for just $8.99 and FREE shipping! This will definitely WOW your guests at your next party!

Use code 8X10CP899 when you check out.

Expires: October 22, 2009


FREE custom photo card @ Snapfish September 30, 2009

Filed under: Gifts,photo gifts,Photography — Meg @ 6:41 am
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Ok, you know that friend or family member far away is just longing for a photo… of you, of the kids, of some wacky adventure you went on together? Or maybe you have some dirt on someone from a crazy night out or vacation you took and you just have to remind them of the fun antics you shared? Turn the evidence into a custom photo card — for free! Use code FALLCARD09 on Snapfish to create a custom photo card for FREE!

Expires: October 6, 2009


7×5 photo book for just $8.88 September 19, 2009

Filed under: Baby Gifts,Books,Gifts,photo gifts — Meg @ 6:00 am
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Time to make those photo books you had intended to get done as the summer adventures happened the past few months! Catch up now before all the fall holidays begin!

ArtsCow has 7×5″ photo books (40 pages) for just $8.88 with code Z87HDCY!

Here’s their description:

Create a unique photo book with all your favourite photos, which is a great way to retain your memories. You can now create and purchase your own real photo books at reasonable and honest price.

Our photo books are stitch bound (not glue bound), allowing you to flip pages and spread the book without having the binding crack. (Glue bound books often come apart especially in hot climates where the glue melts.)

  • 7″ x 5″ Hardcover with Die-cut Window (Landscape).
  • First 40 pages included.
  • Additional page $0.30/each.
  • 157gsm premium paper.
  • 100% acid free paper.
  • Double-sided printing.
  • Easy drag and drop images, themes, backgrounds, and control text placement.
  • Including lots of layouts, backgrounds and themes for you to choose.

Expires: October 14, 2009


Custom Photo Pillowcase – Just $7.99 September 15, 2009

Filed under: Baby Gifts,Gifts,Linens — Meg @ 6:00 am
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Here’s a fabulous custom photo pillowcase deal for just $7.99 when you use code ZEA4JGN. This may just be the perfect gift for little kids to give to their best buddies. Pick a photo from some adventure they both took together, and, voila!, you have that child’s new favorite pillowcase! You’ll probably need to order two… One for your child’s best friend, and one for your child — but at this price, why not?

Here’s their description:

The custom pillow case brings 100% fun into your bedroom. It measures 30″ x 20″, which can can easily fit in any standard size pillow.

This pillow case can be full bleed printed with your own photos, ideas and creativity by our most advanced digital printing technology. The case is made of 100% polyester, which greatly helps to sharpen the digital image and enhance the silky feel.

Expires: October 14, 2009


$3.99/deck for custom playing cards August 31, 2009

Filed under: Entertainment,photo gifts,Photography — Meg @ 6:00 am
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Talk about a fabulous CHEAP gift! ArtsCow has custom playing cards for just $3.99 a deck when you use code ZURX8G7. They’re regularly $10.99/deck, so this is a great deal!


Here’s their description:
Put the face you love on a customized deck of photo playing cards. It is fun to customize and play with it. Makes a unique gift or favor for your family or friends.

Standard poker size 54-playing card deck includes 2 jokers. Back sides are digitally printed with your photo in full color. It measures 2.5″ x 3.5″. Plastic case included. (We are using Fuji Xerox Docucolor 5065 digital color multifunction devices for playing card printing.)
Expires: October 14, 2009