Every year we’re asked what the best holiday photo card deals are, so this year we thought it would be best to keep them all in one spot. That way it’s easier for you, our faithful Pocketeers, to quickly find the best deals and share your tips in the comments.
Usually pre-Thanksgiving deals are the best, but we’ll keep track of prices up until the very last minute for those of you who procrastinate. (Full disclosure: one year I mailed my holiday photo cards on Christmas Eve. Yup.)
This year we’re shooting for a price point of $0.50 each or less, including shipping. The deals in this list are ordered from lowest to highest price per card, but note that some of these low prices can only be achieved by ordering a certain amount.
Please note: Carrie and I have not personally tried out all of these websites so we cannot vouch for the quality of products and/or customer service on all of them. Just something to keep in mind. :)
Your turn: Where do you find the best holiday photo card deals? Which deals here look like a winner to you?
Pear Tree Greetings — $25 for $50
Spend $25 for a $50 Pear Tree Greetings gift certificate, then use it toward your purchase of holiday photo cards priced as low as $0.30 each. If you buy 175 photo cards for $0.30 each, your final price (including $7 flat-rate shipping) will be $34.50, so $0.20/card.
Sam’s Club — 30 for $10.50 or Less
Sam’s Club’s regular price for classic photo greeting cards is 30 for $10.50. Choose from hundreds of designs in a 4×8 or 6×8 size. If you order 150 or more, your price will be $0.23 each (sold in sets of 25). (Thanks, Jen and Brenda!)
They also have a Black Friday and Cyber Monday special where you can get 100 holiday photo cards for just $15. (Thanks, DeAnn and Thelma!)
York Photo — 50% Off (Exp 12/31)
New customers get 50% off all holiday card orders from York Photo with coupon code GREETINGS through 12/31. Plus, get free rounded corners and address printing on select cards. Prices start at $0.41 each (when you buy 200), which works out to as little as $0.27/card with shipping.
Walmart — Free Shipping
If you order your photo cards from Walmart, you’ll pay as low as $0.28 each for 4×8 cards and get free shipping. However, you’ll need to order 241 or more photo cards to get the $0.28 each price. If you order a more average amount of 80 or so, your price will be $0.40 each.
Costco — $14.99 for 50
Costco’s regular price for 6×7 1/2 photo greeting cards is $14.99 per set of 50. They also have premium stationery greeting cards available for $34.50 per set of 50. (Thanks, JoAnna!)
Zazzle — Groupon Offer + Free Shipping
Zazzle has an offer on Groupon for 40, 75 or 110 flat photo cards + free shipping. That works out to 5×7 cards for as little as $0.36 each (when you buy 110). This is the same offer I used last year and I was really pleased with how everything turned out.
Walgreens — 50% Off 3+ Sets of Photo Cards (Exp 1/1)
Through 1/1/2014, use coupon code 2013CARDS to get 50% off 3 or more Sets of Photo Cards. Select in-store pickup for free shipping. That works out to cards for as little as $0.38 each (when you buy 3 or more sets of 20).
Shutterfly — Extra 25% Off (Exp 12/17)
Use the coupon code JOY25 to take an extra 25% off sitewide at Shutterfly through 12/17. With photo card prices starting at $0.40 each, that means you’ll pay as little as $0.39 each when you take the cost of shipping into account (keep in mind you’ll need to order a l-o-t of cards to get this low price).
York Photo — $11 for 40 from LivingSocial (Exp 12/25)
Spend $11 for 40 5×7 holiday paper photo cards with envelopes from York Photo via LivingSocial. Shipping is a flat-rate $5.99, which works out to $0.42/card.