Ever find an amazing greeting card, only to flip it over and find out it costs ten stinking dollars? Let's put the days of overpriced greeting cards behind us! Read below for eleven ways to save on greeting cards this coming holiday season.
#1 Check Out Costco
Costco is absolutely the cheapest way to purchase physical greeting cards! At $0.29 each, what more could one ask for? The cards come in sets of fifty priced at $14.99 which ultimately comes out to $0.29 a card. Not to mention, they throw in a yearly calendar in with your purchase. Get an additional twenty five cards for only $5.49 more.
#2 Zag Into Zazzle
Zazzle hosts an amazing 75% off sale during the month of November and you won't want to miss it. Plus, if you subscribe to the Zazzle email list you will automatically gain early VIP access to the sale as well as notifications of random Cyber Monday deals where cards are usually 70% off. 5x7 cards and invitations are $1.71 each per twenty five count or $1.51 each per fifty count. However, on the sale, 5x7 cards and invitations are $0.43 each per twenty five count and $0.50 each per fifty count.
#3 Watch Out for Walgreens
Watch out for Walgreens Black Friday Five which consists of five days of sales surrounding the infamous Black Friday shopping Holiday. Last year, Walgreens had their whole greeting card section at 50% off! Cyber Monday also had the online greeting card section at 50% off as well. Thus, you should be watching Walgreens sales during the week of November 27th-30th for great deals on greeting cards. However, if you miss the Black Friday sales then keep your eye out for another 50% off sale on greeting cards beginning the first week of December. Regular priced 5x7 Walgreens greeting cards will cost you $1.00 each per twenty count and $0.85 eah per sixty count. During the Walgreens sales period greeting cards will cost you $0.50 each per twenty count and $0.42 each per sixty count.
#4 Visit Vistaprint
Vistaprint offers an extremely short but extremely amazing mid-November greeting card sale! One day prior to Black Friday Vistaprint offers a 60% off sale on cards but keep in mind this sale will last only twenty four hours. Luckily, the sale will resume during the Black Friday Madness and you will see greeting cards for 60% off again from November 21st - 29th as well as the first three days of December. Regular priced 5x7 Vistaprint greeting cards cost $1.57 each per twenty count and $1.34 each per fifty count. On the 60% off sale 5x7 Vistaprint greeting cards will only run you $0.62 each per twenty count and $0.53 each per fifty count. Subscribe to their emailing list so you never miss a sale.
#5 Shop Snapfish
Snapfish also hosts a Black Friday Five sale where their greeting cards have been seen up to 60% off. Plus, if you spend $29 dollars or more they will also grant you free shipping. Talk about a deal. Regular priced 5x7 Snapfish cards will cost you $1.85 each per twenty or sixty count. However, during the Black Friday Five, 5x7 Snapfish greeting cards will only cost you $0.74 each per twenty or sixty count.
#6 Purchase Through York Photo
York Photo offers an amazing mid-November deal where you can purchase greeting cards for 50% off and receive a gift of twenty additional cards for free. York Photo offers yet another notable deal during the beginning of December where you will also reap 50% off with free shipping as well. Regular priced 5x7 York Photo greeting cards will run you $1.90 each per twenty count and $1.67 each per sixty count. Sale priced 5x7 York Photo greeting cards will only cost you $0.95 each per twenty count and $0.83 each per sixty count.
#7 Try out Tiny Prints
While Tiny Prints may host a couple 30% off greeting card sales during the months of October and November - try to hold off until the weekend of Black Friday as their cards will be 40% to 50% off plus free shipping! Regular priced 5x7 Tiny Print cards cost $2.09 each per twenty five count and $1.79 each per fifty count. However, during the Tiny Print sales their 5x7 cards will only cost you $1.04 each per twenty five count and $0.84 each per fifty count.
#8 Plan on Paper Culture
During the shopping holidays, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Paper Culture hosts a major 50% off sale! Make sure to you sign up for their emailing list as it will grant you early VIP access to both sales. Regular priced 6x4.3 Paper Culture cards will run you $2.29 per each per twenty count and $1.99 per each fifty count. However, sale priced 6x4.3 Paper Culture cards will only cost $1.14 each per twenty count and $0.99 each per fifty count. Read 13 Amazing Ways to Save on Shutterfly.com
#9 Shopping on Shutterfly
Shutterfly offers a noteworthy Black Friday Five sale where greeting cards will be 40% off with an additional gift of 10 extra cards for free. You also have the option to use the 40% off code and swap out the additional 10 free cards for free shipping instead. Regular priced 5x7 Shutterfly cards cost $2.49 each per twenty five count and $2.29 each per fifty count. Sale priced Shutterfly cards will only run you $1.49 each per twenty five count and $1.37 each per fifty count.
#11 Canva / PicMonkey
Create free holiday gift cards online with Canva or PicMonkey! You will have to get a little creative utilizing these sites but your holiday card will be uniquely yours! There are pre-made stock cards to pick from as well where you can change the text and simply upload your family's photo. If you choose to send these cards solely by email alone then you will pay nothing for their services or you can print the cards yourself for less than a dollar each.
"If you photograph in color, then show the color of clothing, and if you shoot in black and white, then show the color of the soul"
— Unknown Author