Being Resourceful

A Savvy Shopper's Guide to Bargains, Deals, & Freebies

3 FREE Custom Photo Cards August 31, 2010

photo cardThere’s nothing like getting a personalized greeting card in the mail. Someone took the time to pick out a card for you, sign it (maybe even write a note in there!), address it, stamp it, and mail it — so much more effort than a simple email! Here’s a way to make THREE FREE custom photo cards in under 5 minutes (plus about $2.97 shipping & tax). That’s less time and cost than it takes to zip to the grocery store!

Just hop on over to Shutterfly to upload your photo(s) and create your cards. Enter code SUMMERCARDS at checkout to score this deal. Their cards are normally about $2.99 each, so you’ll save about $9 with this code!

You can make one card and print three of it (the fastest way to go; you’ll need to save 3 versions of the card — just rename it — then add them to your shopping cart) or mix and match three different cards. Think about upcoming birthdays. Who do you have embarrassing photos of? Or perhaps thank you cards for upcoming holidays.  I love making “thinking of you” or blank cards to have custom photo note cards to use for any occasion!

One more thing! GRANDPARENTS DAY is September 12th! Make cards (go to “Everyday Occasions” and choose from their designs) for those deserving grandparents!

Expires: Hurry! This expires TOMORROW, September 1, 2010.

Thanks, “Cents”able Momma!


FREE old-fashioned photo strip & FREE shipping March 20, 2010

Do you remember those old photo booths where you’d pull the curtain and take a series of photos (the goofier the better) and then a strip of photos would print a few minutes later? I still have a photo clipped from one of those strips on the side of my refrigerator. Ah, my crazy younger years…

Here’s a chance to make your own old-fashioned photo strip (3 to 5 photos of your choosing) for FREE and have it shipped to anyone you want for FREE! Shutterfly has a new division called Wink, and to build their customer base, they’re offering this deal!

Simply go to, sign in or sign up, then upload your photos and create your FREE photo strip! I uploaded photos from a recent trip to a botanical garden (of my kids, of course), and had it shipped to my grandparents on the other side of the country. Where will your photo strip go?

Expires: Unknown

Thanks, Freebies4Mom!


3 FREE 5×7″ folded greeting cards from Shutterfly February 2, 2010

Filed under: photo gifts,photo printing — Meg @ 8:13 am
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This sweet deal for 3 FREE 5×7″ folded greeting cards from Shutterfly expires TODAY, so get a move on it! I’ve used this deal in the past and LOVED the results — completely personalized photo cards perfect for any occasion. I tend to use Shutterfly’s custom photo cards for “thinking of you” notes that I love to send, especially to my grandparents who turn 95 this year. What better way to send a photo AND a greeting at the same time?

To get your 3 FREE folded custom photo cards from Shutterfly, first go to Shutterfly and log in. (If you’re one of the remaining handful of people who don’t yet have a Shutterfly account, you can get 50 FREE 4×6″ prints by creating an account!) Scroll to the bottom of the page, and in the last horizontal box, click “Enter Special Offer Code” — it is the last link in that box. Enter code 3FREECARDS. Create your cards, then choose to apply the code to your order at checkout.

Note that you’ll still need to pay shipping, but that’s a whopping 99cents on the cards that are valued at $5.97!

Expires: Today! February 2, 2010

Thanks, Heather at Freebies 4 Moms!


25 FREE 4×6″ prints or FREE 8×10 collage poster @ Shutterfly August 10, 2009

Filed under: Gifts,photo printing — Meg @ 6:00 am
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Usually when you see a deal for FREE prints, it comes with a disclaimer that it is just for your first order at the site… Well, this one is good for everyone! Yesterday I did some shopping at Borders and my receipt included this deal on it:

  • Visit www. and enter promo code BORDERSOFFER at checkout to receive your free gift.
  • Excludes retail pick-up. Taxes, shipping & handling charges apply.

Expires: August 19, 2009