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Shutterfly Promo Codes, Free Shipping, Ordering Tips

Chairman Meow’s promo codes for Shutterfly.com: Use one of these coupon codes or deals for up to a 50% discount and free shipping on prints, photo books, holiday cards, and photo gifts at shutterfly. Sometimes you can even use the free shipping code on top of another discount!

*Tip: Details & exclusions for most coupons are on their offer details page

Best Shutterfly deals & coupons for :

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    Through 12/31/17
    (Economy shipping) *May stack with another promo code!
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    50% off books! Thru 12/16/17
    Prints, holiday cards, canvas, calendars; stack w/ free shipping code!
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    Through 12/16/17
    Hardcover photo books. Click for promo code:
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    Holiday Coupons! - 2017
    Promotions change daily. Free shipping, up to 50% off. See today's featured promotions now at shutterfly.com
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    (No minimum) Through 12/31/17
    Prints, photo books, canvas, calendars, holiday cards, etc.
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    Through 12/31/17
    Choose "expedited" shipping at checkout, then use promo code
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    Through 2017
    50 free prints, free magnet, free address labels w/ email signup!
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    NEW customers only - 2017
    Free calendar for new customers. Get code:
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    NEW customers only - 2017
    Get a free photo book, and just pay for shipping. Get code:
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    Through 12/31/17
    Any $70+ order ships free to Canadian address. Get code:
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    Ongoing
    Free 5x7 or 6x8 wedding invitation samples with promo code:
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    Ongoing
    One free card or invitation. Feel the quality!

Tips for ordering and using coupons at shutterfly.com

Tip #1: Try Using TWO Codes; One for a Discount + One for Free Shipping!

shutterfly stack free shipping code

Most people don’t realize that the free delivery code can often be stacked together with a featured “percentage off” code.

To do this, you just have to enter 2 codes consecutively at checkout, and you’ll see the double-discount like this: (above)

*Note that the free shipping coupon code usually requires a minimum order of $29-49, and is for “economy” shipping only. (Not expedited delivery, or shipping to Canada)


Tip #2: Know the Shipping Times

Free shipping is great, but it’s delivered at Shutterfly’s economy speed, which is 6-10 business days. Perfect if you aren’t in a rush, but can you afford to wait? Learn more about shipping times here


Tip #3: Use High-Resolution Photos

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By far the biggest mistake that customers complain about is that their photos didn’t print as clearly as they hoped. This is almost always because the images were not high resolution. Here’s what to avoid:

  • Beware using Facebook photos, as they are low-resolution. Find the originals on your phone or computer instead
  • Don’t crop photos before uploading to Shutterfly. Wait to crop until you’re working on a project, instead
  • Photos should be 200+ dpi, and 300 dpi if possible. That means if a photo is 2000 pixels wide, you shouldn’t print it larger than 10 inches across. If your photos aren’t big enough, consider printing them at a smaller size, or use them in a collage
  • Heed the “low resolution warning! You’ll get a warning if your photos are too small, so continue at your own risk!

Tip #4: Add a Free Item to Your Order

Shutterfly often has freebies available if you take time to look. They even post many of the promo codes on their on-site coupon page.

My advice is that these freebies, like free photo books, free mugs, photo cards, and playing cards, are great to add on to an order. If ordered alone, you’ll have to pay for shipping, which can eat into the money you saved.


Tip #5: Four ways to get free shipping:

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Different types of free shipping

Depending on your specific order, free delivery might be your best savings. Here’s are several potential ways to have your order ship free:

  1. Orders over $29 ship free – The good news is that every month their current free shipping code renews, but it’s not good for any order. The catch is that not just any order ships free; you’ll have to spend a minimum of $29+ to get free delivery
  2. Free shipping no minimum (any order) – Finding a code for free delivery with no minimum is rare. I assume this is because most orders are for 4×6 prints, and they would lose money shipping them free. The only time you’ll see free shipping on any order is for specific products like photo books, wedding invitations, or Holiday cards
  3. Free delivery upgrades – There’s also usually a Shutterfly promo code that can give you expedited shipping for the price of economy. If you can’t afford to wait around for standard or economy speed delivery, consider this code. If you do decide to use gratis delivery on any order, you must select “expedited shipping” at checkout before entering the promotional code, or it won’t apply.
  4. Free “Rush” Shipping on certain items – Also look for certain seasonal promotions that ship specific products for free. This usually includes holiday cards, and time-sensitive announcements or first birthday invitations

Tip #6: Try the “Tell Me More + Promos” Links

Besides entering a coupon code at checkout, try clicking on the promotions from payment companies like Visa and Mastercard: (see below)

enter shutterfly promo code

Try one of the payment method promotions

They will offer you discounts and free stuff for using their payment method, so it’s worth considering. In fact, today there’s a promotion for a free iPhone case if you use MasterPass at checkout!

shutterfly masterpass promo

Sample MasterPass promo at checkout


Tip #7: Ordering Cards? Request a Free Sample First

Ordering Holiday cards or wedding invitations? You can use coupon code: CARD4U to get a free sample card. That way you can see the colors and feel the paper stock in person to make sure it’s perfect before placing your large order of invitations, announcements, or holiday cards.

If you’re happy with the free sample, the project will be saved in your Shutterfly account when you’re ready to reorder.


Tip #8: Wait for a Great Coupon (At Least 40% Off)

If you aren’t in a rush, don’t bother using that code for 25% off. In a few days there will probably be a better one available, as promo codes change on a daily basis. Personally, I look to get at least a 40% discount and free shipping (stack 2 codes!) before ordering. You can also compare these coupons to the ones we have for Snapfish to get the best deal!

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