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shutterfly free 16x20 print

Shutterfly Free 16×20″ Print: $18 Savings!

logo shutterflyFree 16×20 print from Shutterfly: Do you have a photo that is worth of being printed as a small poster and framed? Here’s a great chance to get a Shutterfly 16×20″ large photo print for free.

Add a 16×20 print to any order, or just pay for shipping if you don’t buy anything else. Here’s the promo code:

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16×20 large format prints from shutterfly

Shutterfly 16×20″ and other large-format prints are printed on Fuji Crystal Archive professional-quality paper stock for vibrant colors and brighter whites.

You can choose from matte, glossy or their new pearl finish. Have your image print to the very edge, or choose a classic black or white border for more of a poster-look.

Hopefully you have something better to print than this in large format!

*Shutterfly ships their freebies at “Standard” shipping rate. Click here to view Shutterfly shipping info.

Find 16×20 design design ideas on their Instagram page at: https://www.instagram.com/shutterfly/

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Shutterfly: FREE 8×8 (Hardcover) Photo Book – Saves $30!

New Shutterfly customers get a free 8×8 photo book – One of the better deals for new Shutterfly.com accounts is this freebie for an 8×8 hardcover photo book. ($30 value!) These are great to add to an order, or just pay $7.99 for shipping.


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Free Shutterfly 8×8 photo book: travel, Disney, baby, more!

Whether it’s to preserve memories from a Disney or beach vacation, or as a Mother’s Day gift, an 8×8 photo book is a great gift idea. They have a ton of design templates, too; everything from Star Wars and Disney to year in review, wedding, birthday party or welcome baby.

They also have “story telling” designs, which are a great way to use your photos to tell the story of any of life’s occasions. Just look for the “S” icon.  Here are some sample 8×8 book designs:

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sample shutterfly 8×8 book designs

Using this freebie at shutterfly.com

Just add an 8×8 book to your cart, and use the promo code at checkout! It might combine with other codes if you have items, like prints, in your cart. The 8×8 photo book is shipped at shutterfly’s “economy” speed, and takes about 6-8 days to arrive.

Need photo book design ideas? Check out Shutterfly photo books on pinterest.com

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» Shutterfly: Free 8×10 Print – Saves $8!

logo shutterflyGet a free 8×10 photo enlargement at shutterfly.com: The popular promotion for a free 8×10 print is back for at least a month! Save $8, when you choose signature cardstock.

Like all freebies from shutterfly, you have to pay for shipping, so sometimes it’s best to add it to an order with another item. That way, it averages the cost of shipping down.


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Free 8×10″ photo print from shutterfly.com

Get a free 8×10 enlargement with no purchase necessary. Choose their signature cardstock, and you save $8! Hopefully you’ll find a picture as amazing as the one we’re featuring on this site!

Tip: add a chicken to any portrait to make it AWESOME!

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free business cards vistaprint

Vistaprint: 100 Free Business Cards? Not Really, Here’s a Better Promo

logo vistaprint redFree business cards from vistaprint.com: There’s an ongoing promotion that you’ve probably heard of by now for “free” business cards from Vistaprint. To make a long story short, you only save $5 or so going with these free economy-quality cards, as you still have to pay for shipping. I say go with their $500 for $9.99 deal instead. Here’s a link to both promotions for comparison:


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Vistaprint’s free business cards aren’t free; you still have to pay shipping

“There is no such thing as a free lunch. If you want to enjoy something you have to pay for it.” – Charles Hall

Ah, well said, Charles, and such is the case with Vistaprint’s free business cards. For years this was their signature promotion, and it really did wonders for their brand. The money they lost on giving away free business cards surely was a good investment.

But, times have changed, and they really don’t need to get their name out there at a loss any more. Not only to they give away fewer business cards for free (used to be 250), but now they are referred to as “economy” business cards. For years they also added their logo on the back of the card, which screamed, “cheap-o!”

Ouch! That’s not how most successful entrepreneurs get started. Maybe they would be good for your “economy” business, but who wants cheap-looking business cards, unless you are dropping them in a fish bowl to win a free lunch. (ironic!)

Skip the free business cards and spend $15 bucks on nicer ones

freebiespot womanAnyway, in this case you should gladly accept the up-sell you get on their site. skip the free cards and consider their “500 business cards for $10” deal (read review) instead. With shipping it ends up being under $15 for 500 “standard” business cards, which are nice enough to get the job done in most cases.

*Tip: If you are on their site looking at the standard business cards, scroll down and you’ll see customer reviews. Consumer affairs is where you’ll find negative reviews, which are helpful to read, too

Vistaprint’s “free” business cards: limited design selection

On top of being printed on thinner paper, you’ll be limited in design templates for their free business cards. Do you still need reason’s to skip their free business cards promo? Actually, you might find a use for them in other creative ways. Like as tickets for an event or something. Or, maybe you print them for your kids’ lemonade stand?

No one gives away free business cards any more

I just searched for similar promotions, and this is actually as good as it gets. I estimate Vistaprint must lose $3-5 every time someone uses this promotion, so it’s purely an investment to get your contact info and hope that you remain a customer. Well, no other printing services dare match this offer, so kudos to vistaprint.com for being the “tallest midget in the room” when it comes to free business cards!

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Shutterfly: FREE Address Labels (Set of 24) – Saves $10

logo shutterflyGet a free set of return address labels from shutterfly.com: There are a lot of nice label design options at Shutterfly including seasonal labels, and ones that feature a photo. Although there is no purchase necessary, you’ll have to pay for shipping ($2.99) if you don’t buy anything else.

Free address labels from Shutterfly

*Use code: FREELABEL

*No expiration; should be ongoing. Expired? Latest Shutterfly offers here


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Free address labels promotion at shutterfly.com

*source: http://omgphotos.com/shutterfly-free-shipping-codes/

Everyone can use address labels, right? Well, this is a great freebie to add to your order if you are a Shutterfly customer. However, you could say that these address labels are not truly “free” because you have to pay $3 for shipping if they are the only item that you are ordering.

Shutterfly has some nice design templates for their labels including wedding & floral designs, and a number of various font options.  There are a number of Holiday / Christmas / Winter themed labels to choose from. Their printing is really sharp, so you can consider featuring a favorite photo in the address label design, too.

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Not truly “Free” address labels, but worth paying shipping

Bottom line: I got a free set of these, and even though they aren’t totally “free,” ($3 shipping cost) I think these are probably worth it because they are really nice. Although I’d never buy these (or any other) address labels for the $9.99 retail price, they are definitely worth adding onto an existing order from Shutterfly.

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sample wedding address labels w/ photo

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snapfish free prints

Snapfish: FREE Prints for a Year w/ App Download (New Customers)

snapfish logo blueGet 100 free 4×6″ prints when you signup & install the Snapfish App: The competition between photo-sharing sites is brutal, which means you are the winner! If you signup with a new account or email address, download, and log into the Snapfish app they will credit you with 100 free 4×6 prints every month for 12 months. Sweet!


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Snapfish Free Prints with App download offer for New Customers

So, this freebie is pretty straight-forward; basically you have to signup a new account with Snapfish, then download their app, and log into the app.

*source: http://omgphotos.com/snapfish-promo-codes/

After doing so, your account will be credited with 100 free 4×6 print credits every month for 12 months. Here’s more about how it works:

  • For new Snapfish customers only
  • Unused credits will expire at the end of each month
  • 100 new print credits are added on the first of each new month
  • Credits only work towards “mail to me”, and not in-store pickup at CVS or Walgreens
  • No promo code is needed
  • The free prints must be ordered through the Snapfish App, not online through snapfish.com
  • Excludes collage prints and 4×6 wallet prints
  • Shipping is extra

If you have already signed up and logged into the app but don’t see new credits for this month, you can log out and then log back in to see the credits.

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best free tax file software

Best FREE Online Tax Preparation Software: Our Top Options for 2017

What is the best free online tax service to use in 2017? If you have a simple or 1040ez tax return, there are a number of free versions of tax software from popular brands. But, which is best for you, and is it truly free? We researched the most popular free tax sites online, and came up with our list of the best four options to consider.

Just remember that if you have a mortgage, claim dependents, or have other deductions, you might have to opt for one of the premium versions of the software. (with the exception of TaxAct, which can handle complex tax returns for free)

Paying up front for a premium or “deluxe” edition is often a good investment, costing less than what you could lose from a single missed deduction. Also, while these brands offer free filing of your Federal taxes, State fees are often extra unless you meet their qualifications including a maximum income threshold. Here’s our list of the best “free” tax software options:


#1 TurboTax

As one of the most user-friendly tax programs on the market, you should find that you have no problem using Turbo Tax. This really is the best free tax software that absolute novices can use with utter ease. One of the major pros of this tax software option is the fact that it imports tax documents from a vast variety of companies.

In fact, it may come as something of a surprise to learn that this particular software imports documents from 1.4 million financial institutions and other companies. I’m sure that you’ll agree that is seriously comprehensive; more so than many of the other downloads on the market.

To truly pay nothing to file with TurboTax AbsoluteZero, you must meet a number of qualifications, including that your adjusted gross income be under $31k. (Or, under $60k for military or those who are eligible for the earned income tax credit.)

The free version of TurboTax is pretty decent, however, there are also paid-for versions that are available including their popular Deluxe Edition. The cost of these forms of software tends to rise depending on how close the tax return deadline is. Make sure that you check out all the small print before you agree to anything. That way, you can be sure that you will never, ever get caught out.


#2: H&R Block

You’ve likely heard of the H&R Block free software before now. They do a ton of advertising during tax season, and there are hundreds of H&R Block office locations spread out through strip malls in every state.

Their website states that their free version is “best for first-time tax filers,” meaning that only simple returns will actually be free. While it’s true that this software is easy to use, there’s something you should know before you attempt to use it for yourself. You see, like TurboTax, the free version of H&R Block is only available for your Federal returns in most cases.

H&R Block has a number of qualifications for their software to truly be free including that your adjusted gross income not exceed $53k, and you must be under age 53. If you have a mortgage or are self-employed, consider their Deluxe Edition for as little as $25.

If you aren’t filing a 1040ez tax form, or you’re hoping to complete a more comprehensive version that searches for deductions, you will need to fork out money for the pleasure of doing so. That’s likely enough to put a fair few people off, but there are a whole load of advantages to using this tax accounting software.

If you need a little extra help along the way when it comes to filing your taxes, you should find that H&R Block is the perfect program for you. The helpful little ‘Learn More’ button is always available, which means that you should never have any problem understanding the software. All you have to do is click the tab and a short description box will open. Perfect. The navigation of the software should also be simple to follow; it works as a step-by-step platform which means you will never get lost.


#3: TaxACT

Again, this “free” software is only free when it comes to filing your Federal tax return. Still, it’s well worth your time and really is one of the best free tax software options on the market right now. Unlike it’s competitors TaxAct is not limited to simple tax returns, and can handle more complex tax situations than just 1040ez.

For a long time, it was hailed as one of the cheapest ways to do your taxes. However, you should know that there are a few costs to be considered before leaping at this opportunity. For example, if you need to itemize your accounts, you will actually need to use TaxACT Plus, which costs $14.99.

To qualify for the TaxAct Free File version, you must have an adjusted gross income under $52k.

So, what do you get with this tax software and why should you use it? Well, the security features on TaxACT are quite top-notch. For example, after just a few minutes of inactivity, the program will log you out safely. That means that you will never accidentally leave your personal information out for all to see. What’s more, the accounting software allows you to review your summary as you go. Bonus.


#4 TaxSlayer

  • taxslayer logoOne of the top free tax preparation software downloads online
  • Free Federal efile, State fee: free or $22
  • Visit taxslayer.com | Look for coupons
  • pcmag.com rating: 3/5

Finally, we come to TaxSlayer. I’m not a fan of the name, as I always picture a clip-art quality dragon getting slayed by a knight, but maybe that’s just me.

Compared to other accounting and tax programs on the market, Tax Slayer s is a rather basic setup. However, that does not mean that you should make the mistake of overlooking it. If you’re hoping for a straightforward, clean way to do your taxes, you may just have found it.

There is a rather helpful ‘Program Guide’ which will take you through the step-by-step process of completing your forms. Still, if you are used to filing your taxes, you might not even need the guide at all. Should that be the case, you can move ahead to the forms and get on with it. What’s more, the program supports all the most popular IRS forms, and so you should have no problems using this software.


The best free software for filing your taxes: just don’t sacrifice features for “free”

free signSo, with the exception of TaxAct, the free version of any software is intended for simple tax returns. If you have kids and a mortgage, you’re likely better off paying for a premium version of their software. In most cases, this will help you find more deductions, which will ultimately more than pay for the cost of the software. In fact, a single missed deduction, like giving $200 to charity, could cost you more than you saved by going with the free version of the software.

In any event, good luck, and I hope you’re able to truly file your taxes for free! If you’ve had experience with any of these free tax options, please send us your review!

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nivea men creme free sample

Nivea Men Creme: FREE Sample Tin – Moisturizer

Free sample of NIVEA moisturizing cream for men: You can request a free sample of Nivea’s moisturizing creme developed especially for men, directly from their website:

Free sample: NIVEA Men Creme: niveausa.com

no expiration listed; ongoing


About the NIVEA Men Creme Free Sample

Nivea multi-purpose cream for face, body, and hands is a non-greasy and fast-absorbing cream. It comes in a smart little tin, and I assume this is the 2.6 ounce size, so you save $3.50 + shipping by getting the freebie. Nice!

NIVEA men creme can be used as a daily lotion for your face, body, and hands, or post-shave balm. Also, the word, “cream” is spelled in a fancy, German way, so you know it’s good and manly.

The “men” creme doesn’t have a real masculine fragrance, (although it smells great!) so you can feel free to steal it from him if he doesn’t use it.

NIVEA Men Creme Reviews & Ratings

The reviews are all pretty positive on sites like Amazon and Walmart, so it seems to be a hit! NIVEA men creme is great on cold or windy days for your face, or any dry areas on your body.

It also took home one of the “Men’s Health grooming awards,” saying that the tin made it great for throwing in a gym bag or carry-on bag.

*limit 1 free sample per household or email address

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Pennzoil Coupon: $5 or $10 Off Any Oil Change

pennzoil_logoCoupon for Pennzoil Oil Change – There are hundreds of locations that use Pennzoil brand motor oil for oil changes, and they should all accept these coupons directly from Pennzoil towards oil changes.

Get $5 off any regular oil change, and $10 off a synthetic oil change with Pennzoil Platinum.

So, here are the best coupons we can find, directly from Pennzoil:

Get your Pennzoil coupon here at Pennzoil.com

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Pennzoil: $5 Off Your Next Oil Change

Choose your nearest participating location at Pennzoil.com and get a printable coupon for up to $10 off an oil change. Coupons will look like this: (samples)

pennzoil oil change 5 dollars

 

Pennzoil: $10 Off Your Next Synthetic Oil Change

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Using a coupon for Pennzoil

Just go to the store locator at Pennzoil.com and choose a garage or service center that accepts Pennzoil coupons. Then, print out your customized coupon for $5 off any regular oil change, or $10 off any synthetic oil change using Penzoil Platinum motor oil.

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Snapfish: 6 Free Photo Cards – Invitations, Announcements, etc.

snapfish logo6 Free Cards from Snapfish.com – Get 6 free invitations, announcements, or photo cards from Snapfish.  This promotion includes birth announcements, save the dates, wedding invitations, graduation announcements, thank you cards, birthday invitations, and much more.

How to get the free cards from Snapfish:

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Snapfish: 6 free birth announcements, save the dates, graduation announcements, thank you cards, wedding invitations, or birthday invitations

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More coupons for Snapfish.com here: http://omgphotos.com/snapfish-promo-codes/

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