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Shutterfly Shipping TIMES & PRICES: How Long for Delivery?

logo shutterflyHow long does shutterfly take to ship, and how much does it cost? The total time that it takes to get your order depends on two factors added together: the amount of time to make your order (processing) and the time it takes to deliver (shipping).

Remember, some items, like 4×6 prints, can be pickup up same-day at your local Walgreens, Walmart, or CVS. In that case, skip the free shipping coupon, and get your order in about an hour!

Shutterfly’s shipping methods and speeds: 

Shipping Method:Processing + Shipping:
Economy:6-10 business days
Standard: (USPS)5-7 business days
Expedited: (UPS or FedEx)4-5 business days
Rush: (UPS or FedEx):3-4 business days
Super Rush: (UPS or FedEx):1-2 business days
Canada Delivery: 7-14 business days
Other International:9-17 business days

Shipping considerations:

  • Holiday shipping: Economy and Standard shipping may take up to an additional 6 days to be delivered during peak holiday times
  • No Saturday or Sunday deliveries
  • Rush & expedited shipping times are guaranteed, and include tracking number
  • Super rush shipping has limited availability
  • Shipping to Alaska and Hawaii may take longer
  • Items may ship separately: If you have ordered multiple items, they may be shipped separately, and arrive a day or two apart
  • Canadian shipments may be subject to taxes, fees, and duties to be paid my recipient at the point of delivery
  • International shipping: Shutterfly ships to 100+ countries. Shipping times may vary widely depending on country
  • Military addresses: With APO/FPO addresses, Shutterfly recommends using “United States” as the country, regardless of the location of the recipient. Also, the estimated speed of delivery can vary based on a number of variables
  • Free Shipping speed? Most times their “free” shipping is mailed at “economy” speed.

Shutterfly shipping COSTS and fees:

Shutterfly determines the shipping costs based on a number of considerations including: product type, quantity, packaging, and weight. Click below for their on-site shipping prices by product:

Shipping prices – shutterfly.com

View today’s couponsnew – Up to 50% off and free shipping! 


Where does Shutterfly ship from?

Shutterfly’s main production facility is in Fort Mill, South Carolina. The facility is huge, at about the length of 3 football fields. Their servers hold over 20 billion photos, and employs 350+ full-time workers, and over 1500 seasonal workers.

More about their shipping facility in Fort Mill, S.C.
| WBTV Charlotte

Delivery Options & Arrival Dates:

For each order, you’ll be given estimated delivery dates at checkout. For Expedited shipping methods, these times will be guaranteed, and your order will come with a tracking number:

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*Related: Vistaprint shipping times and prices | Walgreens Photo Shipping Times | Snapfish Shipping Times

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Gift Idea: Shutterfly Coasters + a 6-Pack of Beer or Bottle of Wine

shutterfly logo smallLooking for a great gift for Dad, or any beer or cocktail-drinker? Why not make some personalized drink coasters with your favorite photos at shutterfly.com, tie them with twine, and pair them with a six-pack of his favorite beer or bottle of champagne?


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Coasters from Shutterfly – Don’t Forget to Use a Coupon!

shutterfly photo coastersFor the price of a cheap case of beer you can get a set of four coasters featuring 4 photos.

Favorite photos to feature might include:

  • vacation photos
  • a favorite dog or cat – even family dogs from the past
  • a favorite view; like a beach, river, or mountain
  • a prized car, boat, or motorcycle
  • scenes from a vacation or shore house
  • maybe go retro with photos from way back?
  • get artistic with closeups or Instagram filters
  • a sign for a favorite beach, bar, or restaurant

If you’re getting a gift for a spouse, you probably have dozens of great photos on your phones that would work. (Just don’t get caught looking through the pics on their phone!)

These would be a great wedding gift add-on (with a set of beer, hot chocolate, or wine glasses?) and of course, any parent or grandparent would love to see the kids or grand-kids photos on these.

Since these come in a set of 4, consider having a theme. Personally, I have more than enough great photo options from our last Disney trip!

Coasters are full color and glossy with a cork non-slip backing. You can also use them for hot drinks, and add a wooden stand to display the coasters.

Reviews for Shutterfly Coasters: Very Good

Most all of the reviews for these coasters are overwhelmingly positive. More than one person said that the coasters are so nice, they felt bad actually using them under a drink!

The only complaints that I found in the dozens of user reviews was that in the design interface on shutterfly.com; specifically that it’s low resolution, so you don’t see your photos as clearly as you might want, and you often can’t save the project to work on later.

*Photos courtesy of threelittlemonkeysstudio.com

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Graduation Announcements: Shutterfly Coupon for 25% Off

Graduation Announcements from Shutterfly: Shutterfly.com has some of the nicest, and most affordable graduation announcements online. One important bonus is that every week they offer coupons that can save you 20-50% on your printing order, so be sure to check out their current promotions before placing any order.


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A Few Favorite Graduation Announcement Designs from Shutterfly

A lot of the time you have your mind made up as to which, or how many photos you want to feature in your graduation announcements. Good thing you can easily sort through the many design options at shutterfly.com based on several factors including: number of photos, format, card size, trim, theme, and color.

Here are a few of my favorite announcements: (click to view larger)

Tips for picking a graduation announcement design:

A few things to consider include:

  • What is your budget? Although I’d say Shutterfly generally is “inexpensive,” there is a broad range in prices for graduation invites. Consider that there cards priced at $1.20 each will cost more than twice as much as the cheaper, simple designs. DSon’t forget to include the price of stamps in your budget.
  • How many photo(s) do you wish to feature?
  • Do you have a preference as to vertical or horizontal layout?
  • Are you going for casual, or something more formal that might feature a monogram?
  • How much info do you want to include? Consider including the date of graduation, “Class of 20XX,” where your student is going to attend college, and whether they graduated with honors
  • Do you want black and white photos, or color? How about foil stamping?
  • Which trim option looks best with your photo?

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Shutterfly: Bringing Order to Our Graduation Photos

I’ve realized lately that Shutterfly has become a deposit for the thousands of digital photos that we’ve taken over the past several years. Not only does this give order to the plethora of photos from our cell phones that would have otherwise been lost in the name of “conserving memory,” but it also makes it SO much easier when we need to make invitations and photo cards.

One such event when we’ll lean on Shutterfly is the upcoming graduation of our oldest son next year. I look forward to browsing through all of the orderly photos to find one or more which we’ll use to announce to others that he’s graduation high school, and notifying friends and family which college he’ll be attending. (while we still have some money!)

Shutterfly has lots of design options featuring one or more photos, so whether you want to just feature one recent photo, or a collage of favorites from your child’s high school or college experience, you’ll be set.

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Christmas, New Year’s, & Holiday Cards: 30% Off Shutterfly Coupon

shutterfly logo smallCoupons for Christmas Cards from Shutterfly: Regardless of what religion you might practice, you probably send out holiday cards of some sort in December to friends and family. In my opinion Shutterfly has  the best holiday designs for Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s cards at great prices. Use a coupon below to get up to an extra 30% discount or free shipping on your order:


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I think that Shutterfly has the best holiday cards online hands-down

Shortly after getting married, my wife and I realized that we would have to put together an address book combining all of our family and friends. Back then, in the relative infancy of the internet, we literally had a paper address book with lots of notes and names crossed out as people moved or were added alphabetically. We printed cheap Christmas cards using a coupon for Walgreens Photo those first years, and they looked pretty decent. It wasn’t until about 8 years ago that we discovered Shutterfly, which we’ve been using ever since.

(click a thumbnail above to view larger) In my opinion, they have the best Christmas cards online, with other discount printing services like Snapfish and Vistaprint (click to view their coupons for holiday cards) coming in a distant second. So, what makes Shutterfly the best? They have the best design templates, an easy to use online design tool, and fair discount pricing. Here are a few highlights.


2 minute video shows you how to make a holiday card at shutterfly.com

Easy sort holiday card designs to find the best one for your family

christmas card scalloped trimBecause every family has different taste, a good printing service should have card designs that are easy to sort through. Why have to click through two pages of Christmas cards if you are looking to send a Hanukkah card? If you have one great family photo, why sort through pages of designs that have layouts for 3 photos? Shutterfly allows you to refine your choices in a number of helpful ways including:

  • Number of photos – Do you have one family photo, or a series of pictures that you want to include? Maybe you want to use some of the same photos to make a calendar from shutterfly in the same order?
  • Format & layoutflat, (most popular) folded, and tri-fold. Also choose between horizontal (popular) or vertical orientation
  • holiday card size -5×7, 5×5, 4×8, and extra-large 6×8″ (those are huge!)
  • card trim options – rounded corners, scalloped, square, ticket, or bracketed edges give your design flair
  • theme – monogram, religious, sparkle & shine. Sorry, no unicorn themes!
  • Style – classic, modern / contemporary, whimsical, more. It’s funny; my brother and I have different design styles, and it’s even reflected in our Christmas cards! Personally I prefer classic or vintage designs
  • Design colors – whether you are looking for bright Christmas colors, or black to compliment your black and white photos, you can search over a dozen colors
  • Price range – Shutterfly has cards that vary from about 30 cents each to over a dollar. If you’re sending out over 100 cards, that’s a big difference in budget!

New Year’s Cards – A great idea for procrastinators

Why do I choose a New Year’s theme for our holiday cards? When I think of Christmas cards, I always imagine a crush of people at the post office, and a postal system that is bursting at the seams. Why take part in that holiday insanity when you can stroll to the post office in the days after Christmas and beat the lines. Also, when your holiday cards simply say, “happy new year” no one is excluded, and they can arrive any time in January. They also won’t just get stacked with the dozens of Christmas cards that arrive each day leading up to Christmas.

tri fold christmas card from shutterfly

There is always a coupon for Holiday cards available at Shutterfly

When you click over to view the holiday cards at shuttterfly.com, notice that their featured promotion for them is displayed in the upper left. It’s usually a free shipping promotion with a minimum order required. That’s pretty good, but you might be able to get a better discount with one of their other promotional codes that they update at least every week or so. Just a minute of your time could get you a better discount. Click here to check the latest coupons: http://omgphotos.com/shutterfly-free-shipping-codes/

Don’t wait until the last minute to order your holiday cards! Free shipping takes up to a week

Besides creating unnecessary stress, procrastinating on your Christmas or Chanukah cards is also expensive. Consider that if you wait until mid-December to order your holiday cards, you won’t be able to take advantage of any of the free shipping offers, as it could take a week for them to arrive. Expedited shipping is expensive, and there are always better promotions available well before Christmas. These deals dry up as December 25th gets closer, so start designing your cards in November for the best deal!

More: Photo ideas / props for kids and dogs for Holiday cards on Pinterest

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Shutterfly Pillow Coupon + 7 Reasons Pillows Make Great Gifts

shutterfly logo smallPersonalized photo pillows from shutterfly: If you are looking for a special, personalized gift for a friend or family member, you might not think of personalizing a pillow, but they make amazing gifts. Whether you are giving one to your husband for an anniversary, or featuring a favorite Instagram photo for your kids bedroom, these beautiful pillows look great in any room.

Right now there are several promotional codes at Shutterfly.com that can save you up to 40% on a photo pillow, or store-wide discounts including free shipping. Check them out below:

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Personalized pillows featuring your favorite photos

personalized photo pillow from shutterfly

beautiful, sharp colors

I was looking on Pottery Barn’s website last night for a gift, admiring their great photo pillows. Their pillows featured great photos of beach scenes, and hip chevron stripe designs. They also have some fun pillows with different dog breeds that you can personalize with text.

It wasn’t until I contemplated buying one of these $40-60 pillows that the idea occured to me to make one myself with my own photo. We just got back from a vacation in California, so why should I settle for a generic beach scene when I can choose from dozens of great pics that I took, including a few beautiful shots that include our kids?

Well, needless to say, I ended up choosing one of my son taking surfing lessons for his room, and a great shot of the Santa Monica pier that will be a great birthday gift for my wife. When I used the available 30% off coupon, these personalized pillows actually cost significantly less than the generic ones I was considering buying!

Photos on the pillow have sharp, vibrant colors

black white photo pillow

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It wasn’t long ago that the only option for printing on a pillow limited you to a blank square area in the middle of a a solid-colored pillow. This wasn’t bad, but it looked like someone had stuck a photo print on a boring store-bought pillow.

This certainly isn’t the case with Shutterfly, and as a man who played football in high school, I never thought I would actually get this excited about home decor! They have dozens of template design options including pattern borders and photo collages. You can even choose a black and white photo. Their pillows also feature a removable machine washable cover, hidden zipper, and choice of black or ivory colored back.

A few photo pillow gift ideas

In all seriousness, I’m going to design a couple more of these in the future for Christmas gifts. They won’t lose relevance after a year like the photo calendars that I’m used to giving (we’ll still do those for the grandparents!) and they are really practical. (Everyone has a spot on a chair or couch for a throw pillow, right?) Anyway, here are just a couple of ideas:

  • Kids’ rooms – Do you have a theme in your kids’ bedrooms? A photo of my son learning how to surf goes perfectly in his room that has a beach theme
  • Wedding / Anniversary – Personalize a pillow with a favorite wedding photo that is too good to stay hidden in an album or photo book. Consider black and white if you use a color border or pattern. (Use a promo code!)
  • Travel – If you have a favorite vacation spot, consider a photo collage featuring you favorite pics. A picture of a sunset, architecture, boat, or marketplace is great too.
  • Pets – These look amazing with one or more pictures of your dog or cat. Even better, give someone a pillow that features their pet; you can even customize the text
  • Instagram pictures – Those cool retro filters can produce awesome square instagram photos
  • Quotes & Lyrics – Feel free to customize a pillow with text, including a favorite quote or lyric from a song
  • Thank you gifts – We just stayed overnight at a friend’s house and took some memorable photos. One of those would be a great way to say, “thanks.”

Don’t forget to use a coupon at Shutterfly.com

Looking for the perfect photo to use? Check out National Geographic’s photo tips for inspiration. When ordering from Shutterfly, there is often a promo code available for free shipping on orders of $30+, so that is worth considering in this case. Also, look for coupons with a percentage discount towards photo gifts or home decor, as these would qualify.

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Shutterfly Calendars Coupon: 40% Off Wall, Desk, Poster, or Photo Collage

The latest, greatest coupons for calendars at Shutterfly: You may already know that Shutterfly has the best photo calendar printing online, but did you know that every week they offer 9 coupons for some of their most popular items on their site? It’s true, and calendars are usually included. They always have a free shipping promotion too, and usually you only have to spend $25 to qualify:



How do you make a calendar at Shutterfly? It’s easy! (see above)
PC Magazine doesn’t just throw around Editor’s Choice awards, so it’s worth noting that Shutterfly wins for having the best personalized calendars online. They are my favorite too, and their easy design and professional quality is actually stunning.

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shutterfly calendar designWall Calendars:

Here’s a quick overview of their wall calendar features:

  • Printed in 2 sizes; popular 11×17″ or square 12×12″ size
  • Start your calendar on any month. Great gift idea year-round
  • Scores of design and layout options
  • Personalize significant or special dates with text or a photo (these dates get saved for next year, too)
  • Feature one great photo, or a collage of up to 16 photos on one page
  • Desk calendars, and calendar posters are also available

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Here are some sample themes, with each month having its own background, as well as other design options:

popular photo calendar themes from shutterfly

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Desk Calendars

shutterfly desk calendarDesk calendar features:

  • Customize each month with a favorite photo(s)
  • Calendars can begin on any month
  • Measures 5×11″ with a built in easel for display on your desk
  • Printed on heavy, quality cardstock

These spiral-bound desktop calendars from Shutterfly are great gifts any time of year for anyone who works at a business, or for the home office.

Choose from over 20 design themes, and add up to 4 photos in each month. These are a sweet way for Mom or Dad to be with the family, even when they are at work. View desktop calendars

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Calendar Posters

shutterfly calendar postersShutterfly Poster calendars feature:

  • Two large format sizes: 16×20 and 20×30″
  • Choose from four designs
  • Great for collage; showcase up to 16 photos or more in a single calendar poster
  • View the whole year at a glance; great gift ideas

These are very large, high-quality prints that would look great on a wall, or even in a standard size frame. (just switch the poster out each year) *Note that unlike the wall calendars, you can’t customize specific dates.

Click here to view their poster calendars

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photo calendar guyTip: If you’re thinking of having more than one photo calendar printed, compare today’s discount with the monthly free shipping promotion that can save you $6 or more. (Usually requires a minimum purchase of at least $25) Often times their calendars are eligible for more than one coupon.

Also, there are a lot of spots for photos, so why not include the family dog or cat in at least one, as well as putting their birthday on the calendar date?

Speaking of customized dates, consider not only adding popular holidays, but also fun ones like “family game night,” or “Christmas Eve at Grammy’s house.”

Apply a coupon and get up to a 40% discount
*Also check out free shipping coupon for calendars from Vistaprint

Heavy competition for your custom photo calendar dollars means that these printing services often have promotions and coupons to distinguish themselves and lower their prices. We built our site for this very reason; you should never place a printing order for calendars or any other custom printed item without first checking for coupons!

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Coffee Mugs w/ Your Photos & New Colors

shutterfly logo smallPhoto Mugs on Sale: Up to 30% off at Shutterfly w/ coupon: One of the most popular gift ideas at shutterfly.com just got better. Now, these coffee mugs feature colored handles and insides, making them much more exciting and colorful.

Great gift idea for any occasion, just find a favorite digital photo, and use Shutterfly’s easy design tool to create a stunningly beautiful ceramic mug. At this price, you may want to get more than one printed!



How to make a photo mug at shutterfly.com – It’s so simple!
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simple grid design for a coffee mug

more coffee mugs from shutterfly

Want to be creative with these coffee mugs? Incorporate a child’s painting

add ainting to coffee mugIf you don’t have the perfect digital photo to use in these designs, or if the design you like requires more than one photo, consider using a favorite painting or drawing of one of your children. Just take a sharp photo of it with your smartphone, and upload it to shutterfly.com!

A few more ideas for gifting these photo coffee cups

  • Consider featuring your dog or cat on a mug – I have dozens of photos of our dogs on my phone. A fun gift for your significant other might be one of these mugs featuring funny photos of them.
  • Are you having a baby? You certainly could put your ultrasound photos on these mugs for yourself, or as a gift.
  • Are you getting married soon? The possibilities for these mugs are endless, and they’d would also work well if you’re looking for wedding gifts for your bridesmaids or groomsmen. Or, give them out at the rehearsal dinner for your wedding.
  • If you need printing for your wedding, check out today’s coupon codes for Wedding Paper Divas, the sister-site of shutterfly.com
  • Of course, you could score huge points giving one of these to your loved one on Valentine’s Day, Father’s Day, or Mothers Day. Some of the squares in the grid designs lend themselves well to using Instagram photos

Don’t forget to use a promo code to save up to 30%

There’s something about receiving a practical gift that you can hold in your hands. While framed photos are always worth considering, I have a special affinity for the photo coffee mugs that my kids have given me. For some reason I associate a hot drink with good times of productivity or relaxation (depending on the time of day) and good times.

I drink tea on and off all day, then I have a cup of tea at night while watching the news. Not to mention that we drink gallons of hot chocolate during Winter months, especially after sledding in the snow. Consider that a greeting card from your local drugstore can set you back about $4 or more, so for about $12, these professional quality mugs are worth considering. The design tool for Shutterfly is extremely simple and user-friendly, so you don’t need to be computer savvy to achieve professional results.

color photo coffee mugAnyway, I’ve found that a personalized coffee mug is one of the best things a family member can give me in that price range. (You can even add chocolates if you are sending it as a gift.) My cabinet is starting to fill up with special mugs from over the years, and I can see how the printing quality has evolved recently. (the old ones from other photo services have faded already)

My favorite feature is the colored inside of the coffee cup, as I never was a huge fan of how stark white most ceramic mugs were until recently. I’ve only had my coffee mug for about two months, but it’s as sharp as the day I got it. You can also see if there are any good coupons for coffee mugs from Vistaprint here.

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Pre-Pay for Photo Prints: 30% Discount w/ Shutterfly Prepaid Plans

weddshutterfly logo smallSave big when you prepay for photo prints at Shutterfly: If you take as many digital photos as I do, then you’re either maxing out your iPhone’s memory, or you’re getting a lot of photos printed. Either way, you can save a lot when you prepay for your photos. In fact, with the prepaid plans below, 4×6″ prints are as low as 9 cents each!


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About Their Prepaid Plans:

In fact, there are three different plans to choose from, depending on what your photo printing needs are.

  • Annual Print Plan – About $30 per year gets you a 30% discount on all print sizes (including photo enlargements and collage posters) That discounts 4×6″ prints to a dime each!
  • Prepaid 4×6″ Prints – You choose whether to prepay for 200, 400, or 600 prints at a substantial discount. Once you pay, you have 2 years to use your prepaid credits
  • Prepaid Portrait Plans – Three different options that all give you a volume discount on portrait photo prints. Choose between packages of wallet, 4×6″ , 5×7″, and 8×10″ sizes. Use your credits anytime in the next two years

Here’s a side-by-side-comparison:

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Do the prepaid credits expire?

When you pay for the annual plan, it lasts one year to the day. The other plans give you credits that can be used anytime during the next two years, after which they will expire. You’ll get at least one notice via your Shutterfly account reminding you to use these credits. You can even have your photos printed at your local Target, Walgreens Photo Center, or CVS pharmacy for same-day pickup.

Can I use a coupon towards these plans?

Look for them to throw in a free photobook when you buy the annual plan. (see above) Sometimes there will be a promotion at the on-site coupon page at shutterfly.com for a discount on prepaid prints. The most popular is towards the 200 prints to encourage you to try the prepaid option.

*If you are a new customer, also consider their popular 50 free prints promotion, as well as their ongoing coupon for save-the dates!

Speaking of getting married… Did you know that Wedding Paper Divas is their sister-site? It’s true, and you can find promotions, like the new one for 8 free samples of wedding invitations from OUR sister site, customprintingdeals.com