Save on Photo Books in a Snap -- Savings Experiment

Save on Photo Books in Snap
Save on Photo Books in Snap

These days, sharing your photos online is simple and free, but if you prefer to have your pictures printed the old fashioned way, it can be expensive. Here are a few great places to get photo books printed without the high costs.

The first place you should go is CVS. While the chain is known for being a top-notch pharmacy, CVS was actually rated the highest in quality and value in a recent photo book review by Good Housekeeping.

For only $4.99, you can get a 20-page, single-sided album with free shipping or same-day pickup. These are great for last-minute gifts, but if you're looking for something a little fancier, go online.

MixBook, a popular photo printing site, won a recent TopTenReviews Gold award for quality and custom design options. Here, you'll find over 150 stylish template options to choose from. Sure, these books are a little more expensive, but the high-quality design is worth it. For $6.99 and a $5.99 shipping charge, you'll get a 20-page 4"x6" booklet that you can keep forever.

If you prefer to create a photo book from your cell phone pics, try GrooveBook. This app offers a basic book design, but the price can't be beat. For just $2.99, you'll get a 100-page 4.5"x6.5" book, which includes shipping and handling.

This costs about 70 percent less than digital printing at places like Walmart, where the same photos would cost you nearly $10 plus shipping.

So, when it comes to making photo books, keep these options in mind. You'll be able to hold onto your memories and preserve your funds, too.


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