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Picture-Perfect Holidays: Deals on Prints, Customized Stocking Stuffers, more

By , dealnews contributor

The holidays are upon us, and there are only two weekends before the big gifts get unveiled. That means you have about 17 days left to make sure you capture every holiday 2011 memory on camera between now and the happy new year.

At dealnews, we love celebrations about as much as we love saving money, so why not commemorate those special moments in a picture? We therefore present to you five photo deals that will help you preserve every moment of this holiday season.

  1. Free Kodak 8x10" Collage Print
    Price: Free via printable coupon
    Lowest By: $7
    Expires: December 11

    Is It Worth It?: We're framing this Editors' Choice photo deal, and it's easy to see why: Kodak is offering an 8x10" Digital Collage Print for free via printable coupon on its Facebook page. The collage itself is available at Kodak photo kiosks at CVS, Bartell Drugs, and Discount Drug Mart.

  2. Photo Stocking Stuffers
    Price: $5 with free shipping
    Lowest By: Varies

    Is It Worth It?: File this one under "sweet stocking stuffers," as Walmart comes through with the best photo deal we've seen on personalized photo items: a selection of photo stocking stuffers for $5 each. Choices include a photo mousepad, snowflake ornament, 5x7" flipbook, tiled bookmark, and 4x6" collage photo magnet. If you're the kind of parent that likes to plaster Junior's face on everything, then you can get all five of the above-mentioned items for a mere $25.

  3. Free Sears Photo Shoot and 10x13" Prints
    Price: Free via printable coupon and coupon codes "3free2", "free10", and "free13" with $6 s&h
    Lowest by: At least $85
    Expires: December 31

    Is It Worth It?: Here's a deal that's hard to pass up, especially if you want to immortalize yourself wearing the loudest Christmas sweater ever. Sears Portrait Studio offers a complimentary photo shoot and a 10x13" portrait for free via this Free via printable coupon. Then, increase the savings with coupon codes "3free2", "free10", and "free13," which yield two additional 10x13" prints and three print sheets online. We're calling this a go-to deal just for the wall portrait alone, a $45 value. So start practicing: When you stand in front of the camera, smile and say, "dealnews!"

  4. Vistaprint 12-Month Personalized Photo Calendar
    Price: Free with $5.67 s&h
    Lowest By: $16

    Is It Worth It?: It's just about time to take down that old 2011 calendar. Replace it with a custom calendar for 2012. At Vistaprint, select your choice of a wall or desk calendar, and fill it with images you'll love to look at all year long.

  5. Walgreens Photo Print Coupons
    Discount: Up to 50% off via various coupon codes
    Shipping: 99-cent s&h

    Is It Worth It?: There are no strings attached to this wonderful set of deals form Walgreens, but do study up as you need to know how it works. Each discount has a different coupon code attached to it, for starters. Among the two best: 50% off 4x6" prints via coupon code "SNOWPRINTS", and 33% off 4x6", 5"x7", and 8x10" collage prints and enlargements via coupon code "COLLAGEDEC". Also note that while multiple coupons can be applied to separate items in the same order, these coupons do not stack. For a list of codes click here.

Front page photo credit: David Horvitz

Lou Carlozo is dealnews' Green Dad columnist. He was most recently the managing editor of, and before that a veteran columnist at the Chicago Tribune. Follow him on Twitter — @LouCarlozo63. You can also sign up for an email alert for all dealnews features.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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