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No Fine Print on these 5 Photo Print Deals and Freebies

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As you may have guessed — but perhaps were ashamed to admit to your tech-savvy friends — the Digital Age has its drawbacks. Sure, you've got a camera now that can snap a zillion pictures and hold them on a card the size of a Cheez-It cracker. But when it comes to making beautiful scrapbooks, or photo albums the old-school way, you're going to need prints. Now what? Tape your smartphone inside a binder? Talk about cheesy.

In our cherished roles as bargain finders and helping hands in the quest for consumer satisfaction, we've rounded up five deals in the print realm that will help you make those digital memories into memorable posters, prints, and the like. Since we can't be there to look at all of your photo albums, helping you get the goods is the least we can do.

  1. Free 8x10" Designer Montage Print at Sears
    Price: Free via printable coupon
    Discount: $60 off
    Expires: November 30

    Is It Worth It?: Head to Sears with this coupon to receive your free 8x10" print, worth $44.98 to start. The coupon also waives the session fee, so together that's $60 off and the best such deal we've seen. Do yourself a favor and get one of these montages made of your child now; you'll be glad you did, come Christmas.

    Sears is also running these specials in conjunction with this deal: 26 Portrait Package for $7.99; an extra 20% off a portrait studio purchase; and a free studio session and $30 worth of prints. These deals end November 16.

  2. 100 Free 4x6" Prints from Snapfish
    Price: Free via coupon code "PRINTSFREE" with $5.89 s&h
    Discount: $9 off
    Expires: November 30

    Is It Worth It?: Snapfish, which is now a part of HP, gets high marks for its budget-conscious approach to photo prints. (What makes your budget happier than free?) You'll have to pay for shipping, but even so, that's about $0.06/print. Be sure to check out Snapfish's other offers on Christmas cards and photo albums.

  3. Free 12-Month Personalized Photo Calendar from Vistaprint
    Price: Free with $5.67 s&h
    Lowest By: Lowest price we could find

    Is It Worth It?: Vistaprint is an increasingly popular place to design your own business cards, but they are, in fact, a one-stop shop for all your printing needs. What's more, there's nothing nicer than a personalized gift for the holidays — especially one that costs under $6. Make a 2012 desk or wall calendar now for someone you love.

  4. Free 16x20" Digital Photo Poster at Walmart
    Price: Free via printable coupon with free in-store pickup
    Lowest by: $13
    Expires: October 31

    Is It Worth It?: This free poster-sized print is an Editors' Choice deal, as we've never seen one like it before. Print out your coupon and click over to Walmart photo to order your poster online. Then head to your local Walmart to pick it up. How simple is that? Not even operating your point-and-shoot camera's that easy, folks.

  5. HP D110a Wireless Multifunction Inkjet Printer
    Price: $54.99 via coupon code "SAVE15HP" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $15

    Is It Worth It?: Free prints are just dandy, but sometimes it's nice to have your own printer on hand when you want an image on the fly. HP is a name you can trust when it comes to printers, and this model is no different. With 802.11n wireless printing, a 2.4" LCD, and a stunning maximum print resolution of 4800x1200 dpi, it can handle all your printing needs. The HP Photosmart D110a Multifunction Inkjet Printer also includes nice extras such as a flash card reader, scanner, and USB 2.0 connectivity.

Front page photo credit: Creativity Machine


Lou Carlozo is dealnews' Green Dad columnist. He was most recently the managing editor of WalletPop.com, and before that a veteran columnist at the Chicago Tribune. Follow him on Twitter — @LouCarlozo63. You can also sign up for an email alert for all dealnews features.
Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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