Here’s a great idea for getting cheap professional prints from Picture People at the mall. Several of you have signed up for their special offers which include usually a free 8×10 or 10×13 free portrait, especially around holidays. If you haven’t done that yet, you can sign up to get those coupons here. They also will frequently have the current special on their homepage for you to print if you’d rather check that then get another email of coupons!
I’ve always had really nice sales people who were fine with my just getting the free print, but we all know that it is SO HARD to turn down those beautiful prints of your adorable kiddos! I struggled with this when I went in a few weeks ago to get the first pictures of my two girls together.
I went in intending to get only the free picture, but, alas, they were all so cute, I ended up buying a few more than I had originally intended. However, my mom just informed me of this great deal! (Actually, I think my friend Kristen also alluded to it as well!) Once you get your pictures taken (whether or not you are a portrait club member), give them your email address – because 24 hours after your portrait session you will get an email showing you all your pictures online. From this link you can order reprints or other gifts. One of the gifts is a 4×6 postcard! All it is is a 4×6 print on a heavier piece of paper! The neat thing is that it is only $0.95!! And you can order any quantity . . . of any pose!
So, think with me here (can you tell I really want more of my pictures printed!) . . . you can order a sheet of 4×6 prints in the store – it comes with 5 of one pose and it will cost you $16+tax (unless you have a coupon for a certain % off). OR, you could come home and order 1 of your 5 favorite prints, and have all five different pictures for just $4.75+shipping. Now, shipping is $1.99, but there isn’t any tax.
So, I ordered 5 4×6 prints, and my total came to $6.74 – for 5 pictures, one in each pose and they would be shipped to my house. If I ordered one sheet of each pose, I would have paid $84.80 to get a printed sheet of each of those poses (with a lot more pictures than I needed or wanted).
There is hope for all of us hopeless mothers who can’t turn down those portraits and the cute poses. . .now, we can’t all go in and tell the salespeople that we’re planning to order cheap postcards at home – they might get rid of this awesome deal, BUT, that’s what I’m doing from now on!
PS - Did I mention that size is perfect for scrapbooking, too?