FREE HP Instant Ink $10 Sign Up Credit | Plans Just $1.49 Per Month (Never Run Out of Ink!)

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Printing at home is easy & more affordable with HP Instant Ink1! 🖨

hand holding ink box and printed papers

For a limited time, Hip2Save readers can score a $10 credit when they sign up for an HP Instant Ink subscription! Thanks to our HP Instant Ink plan, we never run out of printer ink, and save money on our ink too!

HP ink plans range from $1.49 a month for 10 pages (think prints for package labels, event tickets, or other random one-off prints) up to $27.99 a month for 700 pages (this is great for home and small offices 🖨).

GO! Grab your $10 credit with an HP Instant Ink subscription3!

Woman holding up an HP Instant Ink box with ink refills.

This plan claims to help save up to 50%2 with HP Instant Ink, and they are true to their word! The best part is that I never have to go to the store last minute to restock my ink cartridges (no more last-minute printer ink empty crisis). And if you can scrounge up a buck each month, you’ll be so thrilled to hear the subscriptions start at only $1.49 a month! Plus, if you use toner, HP has affordable toner plans, too!

hand holding an hp ink cartridge

How do the HP Instant Ink subscription plans work?

  • The HP Instant Ink service is compatible with 85 different HP printer models that are up to 4 years old or less. (This includes HP Envy, HP OfficeJet, and HP DeskJet models.)
  • You can choose from a few different plans that are based on the estimated amount of pages you might print during a month. That means the price doesn’t change if I want to print photos or just in black and white!
  • Heading out of town for a while? That’s no problem either! There’s a vacation option where you will not get billed for Instant Ink since you won’t be home to take advantage of the service (max 4 months per year).

“I have the HP DeskJet 2742e all-in-one printer and love the compact size and clean-looking white color.  I was super pumped to know it’s compatible. 🙌 The service includes ink or toner, shipping, and recycling4 of our old cartridges. When we found out that we could change plans or cancel the subscription at any time5, our incentive to try got even better. No harm in giving it a shot, right?!

We have never gone over our allotted pages, but if we do, it’s not a big deal. We can roll over6 a certain amount or we can pay for some additional prints for as low as just $1. Plus, if we don’t print at all, the pages we didn’t use are added to our available rollover balance! 👏”

A woman is holding thank you cards printed on an HP printer.

Do you love FREE printables as much as I do?! 

Hand holding free Father's Day Printables

Best of all, my HP ink cartridges come via SMART delivery! 

I really appreciate that the HP Instant Ink service includes smart delivery. That means HP checks my printer levels automatically7, and I only receive a shipment of ink or toner when my printer indicates I’m running low. This means I don’t even have to remember to order ink when I need it — genius!

In addition to my new ink, the company sends me pre-paid recycling envelopes I can use to dispose of my old cartridges! It really doesn’t get any easier than that. 🙌

person holding up an HP Instant ink subscription box next to their home office printer

Is the HP Instant Ink subscription worth the money?

YES! Getting the subscription just makes sense.💡 It’s super convenient that the company keeps track of when my printer ink is low and sends another cartridge to my door before my current one ever runs out1.

Also, I appreciate that HP makes an effort to be sustainable. They utilize recycled content to make their cartridges and opt to use less packaging. I really love that I can send back my old ink cartridges and HP Planet Partners4 will recycle them. It feels good to help out the environment, even in a small way, without much extra effort. 💪🌎

Woman holding an HP Instant Ink subscription

My teamate Melinda has been an HP Instant Ink fan for a while now. Here’s what she has to say: 

“I don’t use my printer every day, but between necessary forms, shipping labels, and other miscellaneous documents, I do need to print here and there. Plus, our 3 kids are in the middle of the school year and we can’t afford to have a “no ink” error pop up the night before a paper is due! 😅

Even though we don’t exhaust our printer, we jumped on a deal a year ago for an HP Instant Ink plan and I can’t rave about it enough!

My family has used it for over a year and we like HP Instant Ink so much that we’ve decided to stick with it! In the past, I was spending around $30 each month on ink. 🤯 In all fairness, I was printing a TON while homeschooling my kids. That’s why for less than $1.50 a month, this subscription is absolutely worth the money.”

hp instant ink printing declutter printable

Check out what my other Hip Sidekicks have to say…

“Before you say, ‘I don’t need a printer’ or ‘I don’t need ink sent to me’, let me tell you I felt the SAME WAY… until I got myself a printer a few months ago. I was annoyed having to pay for prints for random documents and scooped up an HP DeskJet with 9 months of HP Instant Ink and immediately thought, ‘whyyyyy haven’t I gotten one sooner!?’

This has come in handy for printing return labels when I was limited on time, and very very last-minute gift cards for the holidays (especially since so many stores around me were closed). But the best part?! The HP Instant Ink. I would have been in such a pickle if HP didn’t do the work for me by sending out fresh cartridges when my printer’s ink was low. I would have never been timely enough to place the order and the Instant Ink service has saved me from what could have been soooo much frustration.

I’m still under my free trial period for the HP Instant Ink, but even as someone who doesn’t print often, I know I’ll keep using the service once it expires – it’s just too handy! In the meantime, I’m printing off allllll the planning, organization, and decluttering printables I can get my hands on to start the new year off right.” – Hip Sidekick, Emily

hand holding summer bucket list printable

“I’ve been an HP Instant Ink user and fan of this subscription since 2016, (yes, 2016)! Previously, I had my own home-based business and printed hundreds of marketing materials, printables, and documents for customers, clients, and myself each month. I also love printable planners and organizational tools and like to have paper copies of important documents for record-keeping.

My HP Instant Ink subscription has saved me thousands of dollars in the cost of ink over the years plus saved me from running out of ink at the most inconvenient times!  

Currently, I am printing much less than in previous years, but after doing the math of what it would cost me to buy my ink cartridges (even from Sam’s Club or discount stores), I’m still saving a couple hundred dollars a year on ink cartridges, even with only printing around 50 pages a month now. 

Plus, it’s nice to have ONE less thing to have to remember to buy or keep up with. With Instant Ink, HP monitors my print levels and sends me new cartridges before they run out. I highly recommend Instant Ink & HP Printers!” – Hip Sidekick, Misty

new ink on printer

So what’s the catch…

To be honest, I tried to find something I don’t like about HP Instant Ink, but I really don’t have anything negative to say about the service!

If you’ve got an eligible HP printer (or you’re considering buying one) and you want to save big on ink, I think you too will be pleasantly surprised with this service. Right now is the best time to try too since you can get a $10 credit just for signing up3. 💰 There’s practically nothing to lose because, if you aren’t satisfied, you can change plans or cancel at any time5!

HP Printer and HP Instant Ink Box - Home Office Supplies

Even our readers love their HP Ink subscriptions!

“I love the HP instant ink program. With 4 kids in school, we have phases of printing for school projects and I appreciate never running out or having to make a last-minute trip to the store to get ink. I love that we can print in color for the same price as black and white, which helps with school projects. My husband gets the emails about running out of pages, but I actually appreciate them so we know if we should change plans for a month or 2.”


“I have been using Instant Ink for 7+ years. It’s a great program. I have changed our subscription many times and it’s a smooth process. They have an account page to show you how many prints you’ve used, how many rollovers, etc. Be forewarned, if they send you a cartridge and you misplace it, they will not send you a new one (because they know you shouldn’t be out of ink). Also, if you get a damaged cartridge, they will request you sent it back so they can examine it.”


“Highly recommended! I have saved so much money on ink over the past 5 years or so using HP Instant Ink. I love never running out of ink. When I would purchase ink cartridges, they never seemed to last. I can’t say enough good things about HP Instant Ink.”

HP Instant Ink Subscription Service

1Based on plan usage, Internet connection to eligible HP printer, valid payment method, email address, and delivery service in your geographic area.

2Based on monthly subscription cost of HP Instant Ink 700-page plan without purchase of additional sets of pages compared to cost per page (CPP) to print ISO/IEC 24711 pages on most HP, A4 color inkjet cartridge printers and MFPs. Comparative printers are priced at or below the most expensive HP Instant-Ink eligible printer in each country using local currency, as of September 2022. Sale prices not considered for this study. Average CPP per country used to determine percent savings versus CPP for HP Instant Ink. HP Ink Advantage printers, printers sold through contract, and other printers which only use XL cartridges excluded due to non-standard hardware & supplies model. Keypoint Intelligence October 2022 study commissioned by HP. Printers selected by market share in IDC Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker – Final Historical 2022Q2. www.keypointintelligence.com/HPInstantInk

3Offer valid only on Instant Ink eligible printers. Requires creation of HP Connected and Instant Ink accounts and acceptance of terms of service at instantink.hpconnected.com/terms. One offer redeemable per printer. Offer valid through 12.31.2024. Offer cannot be redeemed for cash. Setup Offer may be combined with other offers; see terms and conditions of the other offer for more details. Requires a valid credit/debit card, an email address, and Internet connection to printer. Unless service is canceled within the promotional period online at hpinstantink.com, a monthly service fee, based on the plan chosen, plus tax and overage fees will be charged to your credit/debit card. Customer will be charged for any overage fees and applicable taxes at the end of each month in the promotional period. See additional offer information available during online sign-up process. For service details, see hpinstantink.com.

4Program availability varies. Original HP cartridge return and recycling is currently available in more than 60 countries, territories, and regions in Asia, Africa, Europe, and North and South America through the HP Planet Partners program. For details, see hp.com/recycle.

5Change or cancel your plan at any time online. If you decide to cancel your HP Instant Ink you can go back to using HP original Standard or XL cartridges. Plan upgrades are effective immediately and the charges will be applied retrospectively or in the next billing cycle, depending on user choice. Plan downgrades and cancellations are effective after the last day of the current billing period. For full details go to hpinstantink.com/terms.

6Rollover allows unused pages in a month to be placed in a rollover account and then applied to pages in excess of your monthly allowance. The rollover account balance is limited to a maximum of two times your monthly service plan pages on Toner plans and three times your monthly service plan pages on Ink plans (Toner example: you can roll over up to 100 pages if you are on the 50-page plan. Ink example: you can roll over up to 300 pages if you are enrolled in a 100-page plan).

7Automatic Delivery: Printers require direct connection to the Internet for program participation. Internet access sold separately.

8 – Compared with non-subscription purchase and distribution of the same HP Ink cartridges in stores. Based on a 2020 life cycle assessment (LCA) performed by Four Elements Consulting and commissioned by HP.


About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.


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Comments 28

  1. Carmen

    Highly recommended! I have saved so much money on ink over the past 5 years or so using HP Instant Ink. I love never running out of ink. When I would purchase ink cartridges, they never seemed to last. I can’t say enough good things about HP Instant Ink.

  2. frecklelily

    I have been using Instant Ink for 7+ years. It’s a great program. I have changed our subscription many times and it’s a smooth process. They have an account page to show you how many prints you’ve used, how many rollovers, etc. Be forewarned, if they send you a cartridge and you misplace it, they will not send you a new one (because they know you shouldn’t be out of ink). Also, if you get a damaged cartridge, they will request you sent it back so they can examine it.

    • Justina

      yes! Another long time fan here—you got me curious, I dug into my emails, using Instant Ink or their Page5000 when they had it, for 8+yrs, Yes love it! My ONLY complaint is that I sometimes google for their webpage and get to old pages, don’t think they are scam pages, but usually old pages, my own fault, lol, I need to bookmark it, lol! Got my aunt using them too, we enjoy it, no problems! Oh I do miss where I could print an EXTRA set of coupons dot com printables and greeting cards and word finds and holiday crafts with the touch of a button—even automatic for the coupons, I had them scheduled to auto print each month. But It’s a Fabulous program and I save soooo much more than they Estimate with printing my coupons, I use the 300pg subscription often, had Page5000 for a time, and also switch to 100pg subscription at slow times. ——–ohhhhh MELINDA, add to your post: they also have a PAPER SUBSCRIPTION that you can add to the subsciption, comment me here if I should instagram/facebook in a screenshot of the offer on my subscription page, I’m not seeing it as a bargain for me, but I’ve been watching it for a few mths in case it ever becomes great for our household.

      • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

        SO happy to know that you’re loving the service, Justina. Thanks so much for taking the time to share! 💞

  3. stephanietaylor

    I am signed up for the free plan which is 15 pages a month. I occasionally need extra pages and they are $1 per 10 pages. Works great for us!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Good to know! Thanks for sharing your positive feedback! 🤗💗

  4. Allison

    I love the HP instant ink program. With 4 kids in school, we have phases of printing for school projects and I appreciate never running out or having to make a last minute trip to the store to get ink. I love that we can print in color for the same price as black and white, which helps with school projects. My husband gets the emails about running out of pages, but I actually appreciate them so we know if we should change plans for a month or 2.

  5. TiffMeow

    Love my subscription! I don’t worry about printing anymore. I have the lowest plan and it works perfectly for our family. We have hundreds of roll over pages

  6. melanie c

    Yes!! We’ve been doing this for about 6 years and love it! I’m a teacher so I like to print a lot in color and our plan fits this perfectly!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Awesome! We sure appreciate you sharing your thoughts, melanie c! 💕

  7. Tiffany

    I have been using Instant Ink for about 3 years now and love it! I rarely remembered to buy ink at the store, or it was sold out, or I just didn’t want to shell out $40 for ink! I love that I don’t have to check if I need ink because it is shipped when I get low. So far, I have never run out and not had the next cartridge ready. This month is the first time since I downgraded my plan (after my kids went back to public school 2 years ago) that I went over my allotted sheets because I printed a bunch of extra stuff for parties and marketing stuff.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Yay! Super glad to hear you’ve been loving it these past three years, Tiffany! Thanks so very much for taking the time to share your experience with us! ❤️

  8. shey59

    Also agree with others here, I have had my subscription for almost 2 years and still using up the credits they gave me when I joined.

  9. Jessica

    Love this subscription, best one we have at our house, love not worrying about getting ink and it’s so much cheaper.

  10. Ann

    We’ve been using Instant Ink for over 5 years without any problems. My husband just finish printing off things for taxes so I will wait a few days until our new month of service starts before I attempt any printing for family genealogy. I like the fact that you can quickly log into your account and see exactly how many pages are left to be able to print for the month so you can possibly plan your printing accordingly.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for sharing your helpful review on this service, Ann! That account feature does sound super handy for planning any printing needs! So happy to hear you’ve been enjoying your HP Instant Ink throughout the years! 🤗💞

  11. Teresa

    A couple things about the HP printing plan that I didn’t read in the thread. You can upgrade any time to get more pages immediately. Such as if you’re on the $.99 plan and get 10 pages for the month and then need to print 100 flyers for school, you can immediately upgrade to a different plan that would included as many pages as you need. You can also downgrade anytime, but the downgrade will not take affect until the end of your current billing cycle. I signed up for the $21.99 plan and forgot to downgrade by the end of the billing cycle, so I got stuck with another month of &21.99. It turned out to be great because I made a book for the neighbors children and I needed to print off over 200 pages.

    Also note that if you cancel your plan, Since they send you smart cartridges, they will instantly make it so that the cartridges will not work in your printer. This is the only catch that I read. But, I don’t consider it a catch because it is a reasonable thing for them to do.

    I’ve had my account for about two years and love it. I’ve upgraded and downgraded throughout the two years and never had a problem. So you can downgrade an upgrade as many times as you need to depending on your printer needs.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for sharing such helpful tips and a thorough review of your experience the past few years with Instant Ink, Teresa! That is such great information about upgrading/downgrading your account to allow for flexibility with printing! 🙌 Glad you’ve loved having this subscription! ❤️

  12. Mrs C

    I just signed up for this the other day, and while I haven’t gotten my ink yet, I am already enjoying everything else that comes with an HP account I didn’t know about! They are all sorts of FREE printables, from seasonal cards to calendars and educational worksheets, that are exactly what I need for my 4 year old! And they are all free!

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      GREAT! 🙌 Glad that you are enjoying all the other benefits and freebies they offer, Mrs C! 💕

  13. Barbara H

    I have been a subscriber for many years now. I do believe it is a money saver, plus there is the added convenience of never running out of ink! We accumulate rollover pages when we don’t use all of our allotment (50 pages/month), which is helpful when you have a month with more than average printing. I highly recommend giving this a try.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for sharing how well you’re loving this service, Barbara! The rollover feature sure sounds convenient! 🤗❤️

  14. Katie

    Wow! Thank you for the credit. Coincidentally we just purchased a new HP printer & hadn’t yet signed up for the 3 free month trial. When we saw your $10 credit, we decided to go ahead with it. Surprisingly, we were given both the 3 month trial as well as the $10 credit!! Didn’t expect that but we were very pleased to be able to stack both! (In case anyone else is interested, they gave us the 3 month trial first which is good up to 700 pages per month & will help us decide whether to stay at the 10 page program or whether we want to upgrade to more pages because it said something about overages if you use more pages than you have signed up for). Right now, with our $10 credit & usage of 10 pages per month, we currently have 9 months of subscription for free!! 👍👍😁

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re very welcome, Katie! So awesome that you were able to stack these offers! 🙌❤️🎉

  15. bipwop

    I have been using this for years, and have been really happy, except for two things I don’t think have been mentioned.
    1. If you downgrade your plan, “Your rollover maximum changes with your new plan, so you may lose rollover pages.”. Example, on the 50 page plan, you get 150 rollover pages. Let’s say you have that many rolled over. Downgrade to a 10 page plan, there is only a max of 30 rollover pages, so you lose 120 of your rollover pages!
    2. If you experience “technical difficulties”, while you’re trying to resolve the issue and/or get tech help, you can’t use the printer, because it’s tied to their instaink program, their software, and your internet (You can’t use regular cartridges in an emergency.) This can be a MAJOR pain, trying different possible solutions. Start with confirming you have the latest drivers, software, and correct OS. Then try restarting their software, plugging and unplugging your printer, resetting your router/internet, restarting your device, etc. Make sure you’re not in a hurry (PS, I’m really good with tech). This is a fairly rare occurrence, but common enough that it’s a major pain. I have had to rush out to Staples to make copies to get something done in time. Or just go without the copies I wanted.

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for sharing your honest feedback and these super helpful tips, bipwop! Much appreciated! 🤗💕

  16. Jacinda Kay Arnold

    I am very interested in this because my girls are moving to homeschool. I just don’t know what is the best not break the bank printer to buy for it?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Great question! Here are the details on the best printers for this! –
      “The HP Instant Ink service is compatible with 85 different HP printer models that are up to 4 years old or less. (This includes HP Envy, HP OfficeJet, and HP DeskJet models.)”

      They also have an online chat option if you have any further questions on a specific printer. Hoping this helps! 🤗💕

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