Saturday, September 05, 2009

Shutterfly Photo Book Giveaway

One of the greatest things I've seen the internet produce is those online photo books that you can create using your own digital pictures. To me, being able to upload your photographs then arrange them with backgrounds and text, click a button and have a real, honest-to-goodness, hardcover book arriving at your doorstep, bound and beautiful is one of the greatest uses of the web.

I've seen other photo book sites before, they're multiplying daily, but after using the Shutterfly site I have to admit it's the best of the best.

  • They have a step-by-step tutorial on how to create one of their books.
  • Shutterfly doesn't have the bugs I've seen at other places, making uploading slow and difficult.
  • Customer service is great.
  • You can share your uploaded photos online without even having to create a book.
  • You can create cards, stationery and other things besides books with your photos.
  • You get free shipping with an order of $25 and 20% off a second photo book, which seems to be standard procedure for the moment.
Anyway, theses are really wonderful as gifts for the holidays (coming up in the not-so-distant future) and I've got into the habit of creating a photo book (rather than pasting pages in a scrapbook) at the end of each year. The kids love the size of the books, they're easier to manage for small hands than one of those huge binders that tends to fall apart, and they love seeing themselves in a real book.

Shutterfly was generous enough to give me coupons to try out four sizes of their books and I have four more coupons to give out today for those of you who would like to try it for yourself.

I have a coupon to try out a 5 x 7 size, a 7 x 9, an 8 x 8 and an 8 x 11 and I'll draw four names to spread that love around. The codes must be used before November 30, 2009 which ought to give you time to get a book done in time for the holidays.

Thanks Shutterfly! Here's to happy online scrapping!

Here's how to win:

Before 12 am Tuesday morning (I'm giving you an extra day with this because of the Labor Day weekend) go to the giveaway entry form on this page and enter your name and email. I will pick one of the names at random, contact the winner via their email and publish the winner's first name and home town in next Tuesday's post. See the bottom of the entry form for more details.

This giveaway is open to all readers.

19 comments:

branda50 said...

I do like Shutterfly...It's easy to use and so many choices...I got free book just yesterday from a trip to Connecticut...

Momish said...

I've used this service before and agree, it is one of the best out there.

Serena said...

These books are so great--great for gifts for grandparents, great because you don't have to print out individual photos and then mount them in a photo book, just great.

mj said...

I love Shutterfly. I've made a few books there, for myself and for gifts. My toddler loves looking at our personalized photo books.

Phyllis Sommer said...

i also use shutterfly - i love it. i've been making these books for about 7 years now and they keep getting better and better.

thanks for the giveaway! (and p.s. i'm glad you didn't run in the goose poop)

Tamara said...

I would love to win this! I love making these photobooks.

noreen said...

I heart shutterfly. They are my photo backup. I upload all my pictures to their site (I also put them on an external hard drive) so if something ever happens to my digital pictures shutterfly has them. They make great books too, I just got one thursday.

Michele D. said...

I love shutterfly and all of their products. Would love an opportunity to try this one out.

dunmees@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I have friends who have highly recommended Shutterfly to me. I'm new to internet digital photo sharing, etc, and I have some beautiful photos of a family wedding in Aruba which I would really love to turn into a photo book for the bride and groom. Thanks!
Kathy
cats4me@frontiernet.net

jacjewelry said...

Our wedding photographer made us for such books - all amazing! Our parents and grandparents LOVED them.

lasheenaponds said...

I love shutterfly photo books. I have ordered 2 so far. Now my 8yr old daughter is working on one by herself.

kat said...

I get picts of my grandkids thru shutterfly and would love to win this Thanks for a chance.

Anonymous said...

My name is meghan, I would absolutely LOVE a shutterfly book to store my son's upcoming first birthday pictures. Iv'e never had the chance to use shutterfly financially but, would be thrilled to own one!


megamom2noah@ymail.com

{ L } said...

This is a fantastic giveaway! I filled out the entry form. Thank you and have a FUN holiday.

cdmtx said...

i never used Shutterfly but this would be a perfect for all the Vacation Pictures i still have on the Camera. the reviews here sound great.

thanx

Kathryn said...

this is a great giveaway!

Rosanne said...

I would LOVE this! Sign me up please! Thanks for the opportunity! ;)

primitivelyours said...

Would love to win!!

jeccica simpson
primitivelyours@hotmail.com

Rajee said...

I love it as I used it before. They have great service.

rajikarthik@hotmail.com