Living the Life at Half Price

Living the Life at Half Price

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Custom Greeting Cards at Drugstore Prices!

In this post, I'm not going to tell you about some amazing deal I just found on greeting cards, but I will tell you about how you can get a lot more bang for your buck in a greeting card.  I recently discovered tinyprints, and I am hooked!  Basically, this site offers customizable greeting cards (as well as items like stationary, invitations, photo gifts, etc).  I know customizable greeting cards don't sound that impressive, but they have a great selection of cards for all occasions, and you can personalize it with photos and your own text.  The quality of the card is good, and the envelopes are really cute too--they have embossed "To" and "From" on them.

I will tell you straightaway, these aren't discount cards, but they're not much more than drugstore cards.  One personalized greeting card is $3.99, and that includes shipping.  You could easily spend close to that at Duane Reade for a standard, run-of-the-mill card.  Plus, you don't have to leave the comfort of your home (or office) to get it (yay laziness!)!  Also, I noticed the other day that tinyprints was running a promotion on Valentine's Day cards (I can't remember how much the cards were, but I think it was less than $2.00 per card)!  I wouldn't be surprised if they frequently run promotions for major card-giving holidays, making these cards even better deals!  In fact, they are currently running a buy one, get one free promotion for birthday cards purchased by February 21.  Just enter the code "BDAYBOGO" at checkout.  If that's not an excuse to stock up on birthday cards, I don't know what is... 

In addition, tinyprints also offers membership plans where it's $2.99 per card if you commit to purchasing 5 cards or more and $1.99 if you commit to 10 or more.  There's an annual fee of $5.99 and $16.99 respectively, which is waived the first year.  I'm not sure I would get a membership plan--don't think it would be much of a benefit to me, but if you can see yourself purchasing a lot of cards from them, you should definitely consider it! 

Birthday Greeting Cards Free Beer - Front : Twilight
An example of the front of one of tinyprint's cards 
Birthday Greeting Cards Free Beer - Front : Twilight
the inside of the card

I tried this service for the first time for Valentine's Day, and I think (hope!) my boyfriend really liked the card and was surprised by the personalization.  Now he knows where his next card is coming from!

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