‘Tis the season for sending holiday cards, and the cost of cards — depending on how many you send out — can add up quickly.

Use these tips to save extra money this holiday season:

 

1. Buy holiday cards from Costco for $0.29 each.

Costco is the cheapest overall for physical cards, and there are no coupons or sales on holiday cards, so buy whenever you want.

The first set of 50 cards you buy is only $14.99 — which comes out to be $0.29 each. Plus, you get a free 2018 calendar!

1 set of 50 cards:

  • $14.99 ($0.29 each)

Additional set of 25 cards:

  • $5.49 total

 

2. Save 75% when you buy holiday cards from Zazzle in November.

Last year in mid-November, Zazzle had custom holiday cards on sale for 75% off.

If you miss this sale, subscribe to emails for VIP early access for Cyber Monday deals when cards were 70% off. Zazzle ran the “Cyber Monday” sale again for 70% off cards and invitations the first week in December.

Regular price for 5 x 7 cards:

  • 25 cards: $1.71 each
  • 50 cards: $1.51 each

What you’ll actually pay:

  • 25 cards: $0.43 each
  • 50 cards: $0.38 each

 

3. Buy cards from Walgreens during Black Friday Five for 50% off.

Black Friday Five is the five days surrounding Black Friday.

Last year, Walgreens had all photo cards 50% off during the first week of November.

Then, the Sunday before Cyber Monday, there was another 50% off sale from November 27-November 30.

If you miss out during Black Friday, watch for another 50% off sale on photo cards starting the first week of December. (Learn more about how to Hack the Holidays.)

Regular price for 5 x 7 cards:

  • 20 cards: $1.00 each
  • 60 cards: $0.85 each

What you’ll actually pay:

  • 20 cards: $0.50 each
  • 60 cards: $0.42 each

 

4. Get cards through Vistaprint in November for 60% off.

Shop Vistaprint’s exclusive Black Friday sale that usually lasts one day in mid-November for 60% off holiday cards. November 21st through the 29th was 60% off again!

During the first week of December, for three days you could get 60% off. Make sure to subscribe to emails so you never miss a deal.

Regular price for 5 x 7 cards:

  • 20 cards: $1.57 each
  • 50 cards: $1.34 each

What you’ll actually pay:

  • 20 cards: $0.62 each
  • 50 cards: $0.53 each

Tip: Shop through Ebates to earn an extra 3%-7.5% cash back on these sites.

 

 

5. Save 60% when you shop Snapfish during Black Friday Five.

Stack the 60% off promo with free shipping on orders of $29 or more.

Regular price for 5 x 7 cards:

  • 20-60 cards: $1.85 each

What you’ll actually pay:

  • 20-60 cards: $0.74 each

 

6. Get 20 free cards and 50% off when you order cards though York Photo in November.

Last year, during mid-November, York Photo ran a promotion for 20 free 4 x 8 or 5 x 7 photo cards. Pay $3.49 for shipping, and the cards end up being $0.17 each!

There was another deal for 50% off plus free shipping on holiday cards that expired the first week of December (if you need more than 20 cards). Here is the price breakdown for the 50% off deal:

Regular price for 5 x 7 cards:

  • 20 cards: $1.90 each
  • 60 cards: $1.67 each

What you’ll actually pay:

  • 20 cards: $0.95 each
  • 60 cards: $0.83 each

 

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7. Save 50% when you buy holiday cards from Tiny Prints the Sunday before Cyber Monday.

Don’t fall for the deals in October or beginning of November for 25%-30% off holiday cards. Even the deal that runs from Thanksgiving through Black Friday for 40% off plus free shipping isn’t the best deal.

Instead, buy the Sunday before Cyber Monday for 50% off.

Regular price for 5 x 7 cards:

  • 25 cards: $2.09 each
  • 50 cards: $1.79 each

What you’ll actually pay:

  • 25 cards: $1.04 each
  • 50 cards: $0.89 each

Tip: You can stack promo codes on Tiny Prints (owned by Shutterfly) thanks to the special offers and discounts page where all available promos are listed. Stack a percentage off with a free shipping code to maximize your savings.

 

8. Shop Paper Culture during Black Friday Five and get 50% off.

Hold off buying holiday cards from Paper Culture until Black Friday Five hits. All holiday cards were 50% off through Cyber Monday last year.

Sign up for exclusive access to 50% off before Black Friday Five. Last year, Paper Culture sent the email for early access mid-November — then again on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Regular price for 6 x 4.3 cards:

  • 20 cards: $2.29 each
  • 50 cards: $1.99 each

What you’ll actually pay:

  • 20 cards: $1.14 each
    50 cards: $0.99 each

 

 

9. Get 10 free cards and 40% off when you order through Shutterfly during Black Friday Five.

Last year, in mid-November, Shutterfly offered customers 10 free cards through Black Friday. Enter the code at checkout to get the cards for free — just pay shipping!

If you only get the 10 free cards, you’ll pay $5.99 for shipping, and the cards end up costing $0.60 each.

If you need more, use the 40% off promo along with a free shipping code.

Regular price for 5 x 7 cards:

  • 25 cards: $2.49 each
  • 50 cards: $2.29 each

What you’ll actually pay:

  • 25 cards: $1.49 each
  • 50 cards: $1.37 each

 

10. Make and send free e-cards through Red Stamp.

Okay, so these next two aren’t actual physical cards. But if you send digital e-cards this holiday season, it’s completely FREE. There are 100 pre-designed cards available. Just upload your family photo.

Then, enter in the email addresses of the friends and family you want to send the card to and you’re done.

What you’ll actually pay:

  • Nothing. It’s free!

 

11. Use Canva or PicMonkey to create free holiday cards.

Put your creative pants on and design your own holiday cards for free with the help of Canva or PicMonkey. Choose your favorite pre-made design, upload a family photo, change the text, and you’re done!

Send digital files to family and friends for free, or print them yourself for pennies on the dollar.

What you’ll actually pay:

  • Nothing. It’s free!

 

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