Great Deals on Greeting Cards -- Savings Experiment

Great Deals on Greetings Cards
Great Deals on Greetings Cards

Greeting cards are a great way to let our family and friends know we're thinking of them, but while the sentiment is priceless, there's no reason to overpay. Here are a few ways to acquire greeting cards without the hefty price tag.

First, always check the lowest racks of greeting card displays at the store. That's where they usually stock the least expensive cards, including ones from name brands like Hallmark, which can be priced as low as 47 cents.

Next, try to stock up on greeting cards right after a holiday like Mother's Day, Christmas or Valentine's Day. Shopping ahead can help you get cards at up to 90 percent off of the pre-holiday price.

To make sure you don't misplace the cards, use a small shoebox or an expandable folder to store them. You can even create dividers for each type of card or time of year so you'll never miss an important occasion.

For those of you who want to send cards without leaving the house, there are some great online options, too. With Greeting Card Shop you can choose from tons of designs that available for every occasion. Once you select your theme, you can personalize your message, and the company will then print and mail your greeting anywhere in the country for only about $2.50 per card, including tax and shipping. You can even specify what date you'd like to send the card out on.

The next time you need to send a special message, give these tips a try. You'll see how easy it is to get your greeting cards at great, low prices.