Sent from reader, Emily:
I am a stay at home mom with 4 kids, ages 11, 8, 7, and 2. In order to try to do something for each of them that is just for them, and to give them something that will last and help them look back at treasured memories, I began making a Shutterfly photo book for each of them for each year.
I have always used free book codes. I got the codes from times when Shutterfly offered free books, but also from joining various reward programs, such as Coke Rewards, Kellogg’s Rewards, Bing Rewards, Mom365, ShopYourWay, and Pampers Rewards. And by watching your posts about these, I was blessed to get several codes from other Hip2Savers. In total, I’ve made 27 books so far for my kids. Each book starts at $30 without extra pages (which I always have), but I’ve probably never paid over about $10-$12 (most of which is shipping).
I wanted to thank you for making me aware of these programs so that I, and my kids, could benefit from them. I also wanted to thank those people who give their unwanted codes so others can benefit. They have had a big impact for me! By the way, these books are awesome! I hope my kids will treasure them and appreciate them throughout their lives.