Smile for Savings! 5 Photo Deals: Free Prints, Portraits, and more

By , dealnews contributor

If you love to snap photos and order prints, then this is the deal roundup for you. From printable coupons to printers themselves, we've found a lot to get excited about as you prime your camera or smartphone for back-to-school pics, gorgeous fall scenery, or whatever is on your shutterbug subject list. And don't forget to check out our daily photo services deals.

  1. Snapfish Coupon
    Discount: 50% off via coupon code "FIFTYFREE"
    Shipping: Free shipping

    Is It Worth It?: The Editors' Choice blue ribbon goes to Snapfish for this photo-licious deal, as it's the first time we've seen 50% off and free shipping coincide at this photo print site. It's easy to create an account, and you can pick up prints at Walmart, Walgreens, Meijer, Duane Reade, and more.

  2. Shutterfly 8x8" Personalized Photo Book
    Vendor: Zulily
    Price: Free with $7.99 s&h
    Lowest By: $30
    Expires: September 26

    Is It Worth It?: We've got another Editors' Choice deal, this one especially for new Shutterfly customers. You'll get a free 8x8" print from Zulily by simpl;y click on the "Last Day" tab, and scroll down through the deals to find the Shutterfly offer. Once you click "get your free photo book" your unique coupon code will automatically be entered. Finally, sign in or register at Shutterfly to apply the coupon code to your account. Now you can set to work creating your own 8x8" Personalized Photo Book, using the picture of perfect savings.

  3. 5x7" Back to School Photo Print
    Vendor: Walmart
    Price: Free
    Expires: September 30

    Is It Worth It?: Thankfully pictures are worth a thousand words — and your best photograph won't cost you $1,000! If you spent weeks convincing your son or daughter to get that cute haircut for back to school, here's the ideal opportunity to memorialize it. Immortalize it with a free 5x7". There's a limit of one photo per child, though parents reserve the right to inflict all the cutesy haircuts on their kids they like, all school year long.

  4. 20" x 20" Family Portrait
    Vendor: Sears Portrait Studio
    Price: Free via printable coupon
    Lowest By: $125

    Is It Worth It?: This Editors' Choice deal boasts hefty savings of $125, as the coupon also waives the session fee for the portrait. Despite our deal image, there's no fine print that makes your family dress up in animal costumes to get this bodacious bargain. But if you want to wear your purple hat with the moose antlers, we certainly won't stop you.

  5. Canon PowerShot G12 10-Megapixel Digital Camera with Canon Pixma Pro9000 Mark II Photo Printer
    Vendor: B&H Photo-Video
    Price: $298 via $400 mail-in rebate with free shipping
    Lowest By: $70
    Expires: September 30

    Is It Worth It?: With this deal, you'll be able to print off photos as soon as you snap them! Just add the camera and printer to your cart separately for $698, then redeem this $400 mail-in rebate (awarded via an American Express prepaid card) to drop your cost to $298. The Canon camera features a 2.8" LCD, 5x optical zoom, 720p video recording, optical image stabilization, SD/SDHC and MMC card slot, mini HDMI port, USB connectivity, and more. The printer features an 8-color ink system, up to 4800x2400 resolution, up to 13" x 19" borderless prints, image correction, USB connectivity, PictBridge support, and more. There's a limit of one rebate per household, and you must make your purchase before September 30 to qualify. Allow 60 days for your rebate to process.

Lou Carlozo is a dealnews contributing writer. He covers personal finance for Reuters Wealth, was most recently the managing editor of, and before that a veteran columnist at the Chicago Tribune.

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