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15 Walgreens Free Photo Hacks & Picture Printing Tips

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Walgreens picture printing doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. The Walgreens Photo Center is seriously one of the best places to print your own photos and get fun photo gifts. It’s already pretty cheap, you guys, but there are ways to save even more

I’m going to show you what the best Walgreens photo deals are, and how to use Walgreens photo coupons to get them.

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1. Score free Walgreens picture printing every month.

woman holding walgreens photo packet and holding a 8x10 print

Every month, there’s a Walgreens free photo coupon code for a completely free 8×10 picture (reg. $3.99) or 5×7 photo (reg. $2.99). Free is my favorite stock-up price.

You can get the current photo promo code when you follow the KCL Walgreens Deals page. Typically you can use free photo coupon codes once per Walgreens photo account. If you need more, ask a friend or relative if you can upload a photo to their account to get another freebie.

2. Get a stack of Walgreens prints for free with a free photo code a few times a year.


Walgreens prints have coupon codes for five or ten free 4×6 prints or two 5×7 prints at least four times per year. Thanks to in-store pickup, shipping doesn’t have to cost a thing. If you have multiple Walgreens photo accounts, or if a friend or family member doesn’t plan to use their code, have them order the free prints for you to pick up!

Free Walgreens prints are available multiple times in October, November, and December. Codes tend to pop up in February and July as well.

3. Walgreens photo promo codes are on their WPhoto Deals page.

Walgreens photo website page with a yellow box around the 50% off promo code.

Walgreens hosts all of their active photo coupon codes right on the top of their WPhoto Deals page. And, the majority of discount Walgreens photo codes are valid for up to five times per account. This makes it really easy to load up on photos for your home or gifts.

Free products, like the 8×10 photo print, are only valid one time. To see how many times you can use the coupon code, just scroll down to the bottom of the WPhoto page and it will be right there.

4. Skip pricey Walgreens Christmas cards and use Canva to add designs to a standard 4×6 print.


Personalized Walgreens Christmas cards or birthday invites will run you at least $1.49 each at Walgreens. Create your own cards at home with a free photo site like and save it as a JPEG, then place a Walgreens online photo order for standard 4×6 photos at $0.35 apiece — or even less if there’s a coupon code!

5. Buy 11×14 Walgreens canvas prints for as low as $11.99 — normally $50 — with a coupon code.


Nothing beats a beautiful canvas on the wall — and it doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg! Walgreens will offer either 75% off all canvases or a set price on their 11×14 and 16×20 prints. We’ve seen the 11×14 as low as $11.99 (reg. $50) and the 16×20 as low as $20 (reg. $90).

These deals for Walgreens canvas prints happen several times a year. You can expect to see deals on canvas prints in January, March, May, August, October, November, and December. Once October is here, the deals on canvases are more frequent — just in time for holiday gift giving. Follow KCL’s Walgreens store page and I’ll keep you in the loop.

A graphic showing the best months to buy Walgreens canvas prints

To get the best photo quality on your canvas, select full resolution when you upload, instead of the default standard resolution.

TIP: Want the photo only on the front and not wrapped around the sides? Click on “layouts” choose “color wrap.” Then you can pick a color or texture for the sides; the picture will only be printed on the front. I like using black for the color wrap to really make the photo stand out.

6. As you shop for Walgreens picture printing, look for these prices.

A char showing the best prices on Walgreens photos

Based on the past 36 months of Walgreens picture promo codes and sales, these are the prices you may want to wait for before ordering. Get these prices with a coupon code.

  • 11×14 Canvas, we order when it’s $12.50

  • 16×20 Canvas, we order when it’s $22.50

  • 11×14 Photo Poster, we order when it’s $2

  • TilePix Single, we order when it’s $5

  • TilePix 3-Pack, we order when it’s $11.25

  • 8×10 Photo Print, we order when it’s free

  • 4×6 Photo Prints, we order when it’s free

  • 5×7 Photo Prints, we order when it’s free

7. Return any Walgreens photo order for any reason anytime.


The Walgreens photo return policy has a 100% satisfaction guarantee. In theory, if you’re not happy with your photos two years from now, you can ask for a refund. If you did Same Day Pickup, just visit your local store for an exchange or refund. If you did an online mailed order, request your refund from customer service at 1-866-264-2910.

8. Pick up Walgreens photo gifts in store to avoid $5.99 shipping charges.


You can have any custom-made photo order shipped to your Walgreens for in-store pickup. You can also get Walgreens photo gifts like prints, photo books, canvas, and even mugs printed on the same day. Same-day eligible items are marked right on the site. Instant gratification is the best.

9. The best Walgreens photo gift discounts happen before major holidays.


While I always see Walgreens coupon codes for photo gifts, I see the best ones the week or two prior to any holiday. Look to save at least 30% the majority of the year, and as much as 70% before the big holidays — Christmas, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day.

In 2021, the deals were flying in from October through December. Of the 36 Walgreens picture printing deals in 2021, 22 of them happened between October 1 – December 31. Most were for free 8×10 photo prints and 75% off wall decor pieces, like canvases and wooden hangers.

10. Use a Walgreens photo print coupon to save 78% over school photo prices.


The last time I saw the price of school photo options, I about fainted! Thirty bucks for an 8×10 that my kid is barely smiling in? No thanks! But, we all know Grandma is going to want one regardless of how goofy her grandson is. Our school photographer gives the option to just buy the digital photo rights for a pretty reasonable price.

Upload your own print and save some serious money. I tend to upload the photo then wait for a free 8×10 or 5×7 offer to pop up.

11. Aim to pay no more than $0.12 per 4×6 with a Walgreens picture printing discount code.


While glossy 4×6 prints regularly cost $0.37 per print, it’s actually rare to not see a $0.12 per print sale when you buy at least 75+ prints at once from

Walgreens prints are almost always on sale — you just have to enter the coupon code. Occasionally you’ll have to buy a certain amount to get the deal, such as pay $0.12 a print rather than $0.37 a print, when you order less than 75. But you’ll be saving 70%, so it’s a great deal!

12. Save 60% on a Walgreens photo book with a coupon code.

Looking at a mini walgreens photo book in store

Find a Walgreens photo book promo code often. I typically see discount codes anywhere from 30% to as much as 75% off. The 50% off codes happen every couple of months, so hold out until they offer a discount of at least half off.

You can score the 8.5×11 20-Page Window Cover Walgreens Photo Book for as low as $7.50 (reg. $29.99) and the 4×6 or 4×4 Photo Print Book for as low as $1.75 (reg. $6.99).

13. Use a Walgreens photo code to send photos to loved ones out of town for free.


You can place a Walgreens photo order from your home to any location. I like to wait for a free Walgreens print coupon code to drop, then make the pickup location a Walgreens close to them. It’s a nice treat for your family members (especially when they have no idea you got it for free).

14. The Walgreens passport photo cost is $15, but here’s how to get it for almost free.


A drugstore employee will take and print two Walgreens passport photos for you for $14.99. To save some cash, take your own passport photo using the U.S. Department of State guidelines. (A 2×2 image isn’t a standard Walgreens print size, but a 4×4 is.) Here’s what you do:

  1. Upload your picture to a free photo editing site like

  2. Center your 2×2 photo on a white background (see pic above).

  3. Upload that image to the Walgreens picture printing software and order a 4×4 print.

  4. Trim it down and you have a super cheap passport photo!

15. Take advantage of FedEx drop-off when you pick up your order at the Walgreens Photo Center.

fedex sign in walgreens

The Walgreens Photo Center is an official FedEx drop-off site. Save yourself a trip and pick up — or drop off — your packages when you pick up your Walgreens prints.

Plus, keep an eye out for Walgreens Cash Rewards perks for using FedEx. In January 2021, they offered $5 Walgreens Cash rewards on your next eligible purchase of $25+ when you used FedEx pickup & drop-off.

TIP: Have your packages ready to go, because Walgreens is only a pickup/drop-off location. They don’t offer packing services.

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