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Walgreens Photo Shipping Prices & Times (New)

walgreens photo logo greenWhen will your Walgreens Photo order arrive? If you’re ordering from Walgreens Photo, always remember to use a coupon. It also pays to know their shipping speeds and prices, which aren’t very clear on their site.

If you are ordering prints, consider their free in-store pickup, which is available for a number of products. If you’re order is being shipped, here are the estimated speeds for total delivery time:

Walgreens Photo Shipping Times:

Shipping Option:Total Shipping Time:
Standard (USPS):4-7 Business Days
2-Day Shipping:3-4 Business Days
Overnight:1-3 Business Days

*Shipping time exceptions:

The estimated delivery times above include an order processing time of 1-3 days within the total. This includes includes products like prints, photo cards, (invitations, announcements) folded cards, photo CD’s, postcards, posters, and Flip Books, but there are exceptions:

  • Add 1 day to these estimates for the following products: calendarsphoto stationery
  • Add 2 days shipping for: photo books, photo canvas, photo gifts, pocket books
  • Add 3 days to these shipping estimates for: photo clings, notebooks, and designer prints (8×8, 8×12)

Other shipping considerations:

  • Free shipping: Photo orders that qualify for “free” shipping are sent at “Standard” speed unless noted.
  • Coupons: Your order may qualify for free delivery, but “percentage-off” or “dollar-off” codes don’t apply to shipping fees
  • Military addresses: Photo orders shipped to APO/FPO mailing addresses must be sent via Standard shipping, and will take additional time to arrive
  • Alaska & Hawaii: Total delivery time is 9-14 business days
  • Puerto Rico: Total shipping time is 12-19 business days
  • Weekend delivery: Walgreens Photo does not process, ship, or deliver orders on Saturdays or Sundays

Walgreens Photo Shipping Costs:

walgreens photo logo greenYour shipping cost depends on the photo product(s) and quantity. Here are the latest shipping prices directly from Photo.Walgreens.com:

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Related: Shutterfly shipping info | Snapfish shipping costs | Vistaprint Shipping Info | Tiny Prints Shipping Info

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Vistaprint Canvas: Here’s My Real Review + a Sweet Coupon

vistaprint logo blueCoupons for Canvas Prints from Vistaprint.com – Not to be confused with their cheaper cousin, “mounted prints,” premium canvas prints from Vistaprint are a beautiful way to display your favorite photos as wall art. Use a coupon below for up to a 40% discount or free shipping:


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First Things First: Don’t Pay Full Price; Always Use a Coupon Towards Their Canvas Prints!

The Vistaprint.com website displays different pricing, depending on where you arrived from. For example, if you just type their URL in and go to the site, you’ll probably pay more than if you did a 20 second search for coupons.

There is always a promo code or coupon of some sort available that works site-wide, towards photo gifts, or specifically for canvas prints. For new customers you should consider the “20% off + Free shipping on $50+ promotion, and all customers should aim for at least a 25% discount off their regular price.

Simply clicking on a promotional link will usually apply the discount, and they usually notify you which promo code has been applied as soon as you arrive on their site from a promotional link or banner.


Premium Canvas Prints From Vistaprint: My Review

Canvas prints are a way to show off or preserve your best photos and memories. After a two-week trip up the California coastline I had no shortage of candidates to print on canvas to remember our trip and some of the breath-taking views that we saw.

*Tip: Don’t be tempted to go for the cheaper, mounted prints, which are categorized under “canvas prints” but essentially printed on thicker paper stock, not canvas! 

So, here’s a review of my own experience and the final product:

Designing Your Canvas Print

First, have a large photo ready to upload, and choose a Size for Your Canvas Print: From 8×12 to 24×36“. You can print your canvas horizontally or vertically, but unlike other products, there are no design templates for canvas with borders or text. (you upload the complete design)

For the most accurate results, design your image in CMYK color mode, instead of RGB. If you have a photo-editing program like Photoshop, it’s easy to save your image in this color mode. A few reviews complain that the image printed darker than expected, which is probably due to color mode.

You can upload your image from a number of sources including Facebook or your image library if you’re a returning customer. Beware: If you do upload a photo from Facebook, make sure it is big enough!  Printing of all kinds should be done at high resolution CMYK; I recommend at least 150 dpi or more. If you have the ability to work with a 300 dpi image, go with that. That means any image less than about 2500 pixels wide won’t work on any size canvas. 

After you upload your image, you’ll see a preview screen like this:

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*Tip: Always upload a high resolution photo! After choosing one or more photos, I can’t stress enough the importance of using a high-resolution photo. These canvas prints are much larger than a common 5×7 prints and holiday cards, and you can’t get away with using small photos. 

If you are uploading a file from a phone or device, make sure that it’s the biggest version available. Any files showing a size less than 1mb are going to be too small.

Beware of the Safety line; sides of the canvas

Unlike designing and printing on a flat surface, (like posters) you have to account for your photo to wrap around the sides of the canvas. That big outer frame in the preview (shown with your photo at about 30% opacity)  is the part of your photo that will wrap around the edges or be trimmed away.

  • Never leave important parts of your photo to the margins (lighter) preview area: Anything displayed there will be wrapped around the sides of the canvas, and likely be wrapped around the sides.
  • Never leave white space in the margins of the preview area. If you do, you’ll likely get white space on the side(s) of your canvas! A number of negative reviews describe these white bands, and they are easily preventable!
  • If you see a small exclamation point / warning icon under your image in preview, click on it for a message. Most likely Vistaprint is telling you your image is not high enough resolution, and may print blurry, especially at the larger canvas sizes.

By clicking on the image, you’ll get a few simple design tools like crop, move, and rotate.

Final preview of your Canvas:

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You’ll once again notice the glaring reason that angry people go online writing bad reviews for Vistaprint’s canvas: you can’t see the sides on the final preview. Also, even when you click “view larger” it’s hard to see minute details, or whether your image could be blurry. (resolution too small) 

At this point you should see a discounted price from the coupon

Without the use of a promo code or discount, Vistaprint’s canvases are relatively expensive. Companies like Shutterfly (get promo codes) and Snapfish (get promo codes here) and even art to frames (get coupons) have raised the bar on canvas quality, and the prices have really come down. The retail price of my 16×24″ canvas is $93, which is too expensive.

After applying a 20% off + free shipping promotion, the cost comes down to about $75, which is more competitive.

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Review: My canvas Shipped in 8 days, and looks really good!

As mentioned, the bar has been raised for custom-printed canvas online, so no major brands are printing poor quality. I notice that the photo is about a quarter inch or so off-center from the preview, which doesn’t matter for my landscape photo of the California coast. This might be an issue if you rely on text or people’s heads being near the edges of the canvas. Give yourself a little extra room to the edge so that you you have everything important with at least an inch or two of margin around the sides.

Print quality: The quality of the photo is really sharp! The colors look really vibrant, too. I uploaded my photo at 300 dpi, which means that the largest dimension of my file was a massive 7200 pixels wide! That’s a lot bigger than any Facebook or Instagram images, so be careful importing from there.

The canvas is wrapped around sides neatly and stapled for ‘a no frame’ look, which looks good on the wall. It also saves you from having to buy a nice 16×24″ frame for your print. The images are printed “full bleed,” which means that unless something went wrong during the design phase, you’ll see no white area at the edges.

Vistaprint is good, but not the best for printing on canvas

At the end of the day, I recommend Shutterfly or Easy Canvas Prints for the best combination of price & quality for custom printed canvas, and like Vistaprint, you should always use a coupon! Good

Tip: If you are not happy with your canvas for any reason, write an honest & helpful, negative review on vistaprint.com, and they will likely credit your account with the purchase amount. Hopefully this is not the case, as Vistaprint has adjusted their online design process to fix the white space issue that was creating problems and garnering poor reviews.

[yasr_overall_rating] – Review by Kevin M.

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Ready to Print Your Photo on Canvas? Design Ideas & Inspiration

Here are some neat canvas design ideas on pinterest including designing a collage of canvas prints, as well as some nice black and white inspiration for canvas from Shutterfly.

Vistaprint Christmas & Holiday Cards Coupon: Up to 50% Off

vistaprint logo blueCoupons for Holiday Cards from Vistaprint – If you are looking for high-quality photo Christmas & Holiday cards at inexpensive prices, then Vistaprint is worth your consideration. Use our featured coupon below, or check out all of this week’s coupons for Vistaprint for up to a 50% discount on holiday cards and other custom printing.


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Looking to print custom holiday cards with a photo at a discount price? Consider Vistaprint

If I’m doing any kind of custom printing, I always consider Vistaprint, even if I don’t ultimately end up placing my order with them. They have simple online design tools, and make it easy to upload your own photos to add to existing design templates.

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Always look for coupons for VIstaprint; especially for holiday cards

While their regular (retail) prices are already competitive, you should always look to use a coupon with every order. While these promotions change weekly, there are a number of offers that have stayed pretty consistent over the years.

There has always been a great coupon for new customers giving you both a discount and free shipping, and there is always a free shipping coupon if you spend a certain amount. (Usually $50) We update these promo codes and deals every day on our main Vistaprint coupon page, so you can always click over to there, even if you’ve found a good one for holiday cards on this page.

Custom Holiday & Christmas Cards from Vistaprint

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As I was saying, Vistaprint is inexpensive and prints quality products, which is why they print millions of orders very year. Here’s a few highlights of their holiday cards:

  • Easily search design templates by category – Everyone has their own idea of what they want out of a holiday card, so it’s easy to get started on the right foot without having to sift through card designs that aren’t relavant to you. Narrow down potential designs by first searching: Christmas, Seasonal, New Year, Hanukkah, or Thanksgiving
  • Number of photos – Whether you want to go with the classic family photo on the front, or want to create a collage of 3 or more of photos from the year, this is another handy search feature
  • Flat or folded – Basically “flat” cards are like a postcard, while folded include an “inside” that is revealed when the card is opened. Folded cards usually cost more
  • Card size and layout – Vistaprint has holiday card sizes of: 4×8, 5×7, and 5×7 folded. You can also search for designs by vertical or horizontal (more popular) layout.
  • Holiday cards for business or family – If you are sending out holiday cards from your business, they have a number of options for you as well. While I always think it’s better to use your own photo, they do have stock winter / holiday photos that you can add into a design with your own text. Consider something meaningful to employees or customers instead of a generic photo like a Christmas tree or something. Maybe a group photo of the employees, or a great photo of a landmark in your town
  • Easily customize holiday message – Whether you are intent on keeping the “Christ” in Christmas, or just want to with everyone a New Year, most of the time the main greeting message is easily customized!


A quick video about Vistaprint holiday cards to inspire you…

Speaking of Vistaprint New Year’s cards…

We send out about 60 or more holiday cards every year now, and the list seems to grow every year. Our card recipients are a United Nations of diversity, so a long time ago we switched over to a “New Year’s” message, instead of “Christmas” as not to exclude anyone.

Consider New Year’s cards if you are frugal or a procrastinator! While you are going to look bad if your Christmas card arrives after December 25th, New Year’s cards can arrive just about any time in late December or January. Also, I always feel like it takes the pressure off of me having to get to the post office in mid-December, which is always a nightmare!

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There’s also a short list of family members who get a holiday gift in the mail, in addition to one of our holiday cards. It’s worth noting that the best deals online are right at or after Christmas, so why not turn your annual holiday gifts into New Year’s gifts, and get up to a 50% discount by waiting a few days? Here are my favorite post-Christmas gifts that go on sale:

  • Harry and David – Their pears are just as good a week after Christmas, but they are half price, and usually get free shipping!
  • Omaha SteaksFree shipping usually starts on Christmas Day
  • Shutterfly usually has a huge after-Christmas holiday sale. If you are giving out calendars, it;s also usually cheaper to wait a few days. Check out their latest coupons here

Thanks for checking out our coupons and promotional codes for holiday cards from vistaprint.com. We update this site every day, so please come back again, or share this page with a friend!

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Vistaprint Save the Dates | Reviews, Postcards, Magnets + Coupon

vistaprint logo blueInexpensive Save the Dates from Vistaprint: If you are looking to print beautiful custom wedding save the date cards or magnets, consider vistaprint.com. Here are coupons to get you motivated!


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Vistaprint Save the Dates Coupon: Up to a 40% Discount & Free Shipping

When looking for custom save the dates for your wedding, there are a handful of online printing companies you’ll want to consider including Vistaprint, Shutterfly, and Snapfish.

So, out of this group who has the best save the dates? They all offer a combination of high quality and low prices, so available coupons might help make your decision for you.

Every few days our coupons for Vistaprint are updated, and there is always more than one that includes save the dates, invitations, and announcements.

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Which Vistaprint Save the Dates Coupon Is Best?

It’s not always obvious which of the available vistaprint coupons is best for your specific order, so please consider more than one.

Are you a new customer? If so, you qualify for a discount and free shipping! Currently there is a promo code available that gives you a 20% discount plus free shipping on orders of $50 or more. This code has renewed every month for over a year now, so it’s pretty dependable. If it’s not posted today, don’t worry; Vistaprint always saves their best deals for new customers, so there should be something similar on our Vistaprint coupon page.

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Save the Dates for Your Wedding: Postcards or Magnets?

You’ll likely have a number of things to look for in choosing a design for your save the dates, but also consider whether you want traditional paper save the date postcards, or a similar design on magnets.

Magnets will cost you a lot more, but hang around and are less likely to be thrown away. Then there’s that whole issue of people having stainless steel refrigerators these days, which magnets don’t stick to. Really, it’s a personal choice, but if you’re looking to stretch a dollar father, traditional postcards might be the way to go.

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Choosing the Right Design for Your Save the Date Cards; Always Use a Coupon

Assuming that you’re going with a photo design, my advice is to find your perfect photo first, then find a save the date design that really showcases it. Some designs are vertical, some are horizontal. Some save the date design templates work better with black and white photos, and sometimes the text looks better on a dark background.

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For these reasons and others, try starting with your favorite photo, and then see which save the date design showcases it best.

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Vistaprint Save the Dates: Before You Place Your Order…

As I mentioned already, there is always a coupon of some sort available, so please don’t just go to their site and pay full price! If you’ve gotten that far, here are a couple of tips:

  • Triple-check the spelling on your save the date details!
  • Is all the text legible? Photos that have a range of colors might cause letters or words to “disappear” from your card. Also, Vistaprint’s designs often depend on either a dark, or very light background to be legible.
  • Are your photo(s) blurry? This is enough to ruin your save the dates, and gives a terrible first impression to your wedding guests. Always use high resolution photos; usually over 150 dpi. If the image you’re uploading is less than about 200k in file size, it might be blurry when printed. Really scrutinize your photos in the “preview” screen before placing your order. Blurry images are the reason for most bad reviews for Vistaprint save the dates!

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8 Breathtaking Photography Locations to Capture

Great photographers can find exciting photo opportunities virtually anywhere. When inspiration starts to run low, traveling to some of the world’s most exhilarating photography locations can take your craft to a whole new level.

Not sure where to start? Check out this list of awe-inspiring photography locations.

The Top 8 Worldwide Photography Locations

Whether the subject of choice is nature’s raw beauty, amazing architecture, popular tourist areas, or remote locations, there’s a photography location to meet every photographer’s needs. Here are eight of the best travel destinations for photography enthusiasts to visit.

1. Kenya, Africa

Kenya, Africa is one of the world’s most popular locations for both professional and amateur photographers. Here you can observe exotic animals in their natural habitat, capture the magic of Mount Kilimanjaro, and interact with the vibrant Massai community.

2. Ta Prohm Temple, Cambodia

(above) This ancient Buddhist temple, built in 1186, is engulfed in jungle vines. The Ta Prohm Temple is shrouded in mystery and exudes an other-worldly energy and aura. Join the thousands of photographers who have attempted to capture the essence of this experience for decades.

3. Dubai

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The city of Dubai offers photographers the chance to explore the stark contrast of an explosion of humanity, thriving in the middle of a desert. Grab a great shot of the imposing downtown architecture from the top floor of a hotel or office building. Don’t take a chance at missing the gorgeous sun sett behind the Burj Al Arab, your trip will be incomplete without it.

4. Great Barrier Reef

Advances in technology have opened up the world of underwater photos to even the most casual photographer. Travel below sea level to photograph thousands of species of fish, sharks, whales, and other sea creatures. Don’t forget to take some aerial shots to capture the astonishing scale and natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef.

5. Havana, Cuba

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The colorful buildings, classic cars, and friendly locals in Havana make this city a photographer’s dream. Visit the streets of Old Havana, check out the pier, and be sure not to miss the El Gran Teatro de Havana.

PRO TIP: If you happen to come across a magical moment when you aren’t completely prepared, don’t dismay. You can still take a great photo with your camera phone. Make sure you’ve set up the camera grid ahead of time so your pictures come out as perfectly as possible every time.

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6. Borneo

This remote island is home to many endangered species including clouded leopards and orangutans. Explore the diverse rainforests and photograph these majestic animals before they go extinct.

PRO TIP: To give your photos a professional look, don’t forget to adjust your camera’s aperture settings. This allows you to take artistic license by blurring backgrounds adding depth of focus.

7. Hawaii (Hawaii Volcanoes National Park) 

Capture the rarely-observed active lava flows in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Catch the locals in action as they surf and kiteboard, and photograph the area’s stunning tropical foliage and waterfalls.

PRO TIP: One of the most important pieces of advice for travel photographers is to look beyond the obvious. Some of the most interesting photography locations are well off the beaten path. Talk to the locals after you’ve arrived or plan ahead with personal travel recommendations from an excellent concierge.

8. Paris (Catacombs / Pere Lachaise)

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Beyond the obvious landmarks like the Eifel Tower and the Louvre, Paris is a treasure-trove of photographic opportunities. Expand your horizons by taking your camera deep into the catacombs, by the moulin rouge at night, or spending the day exploring the Pere Lachaise cemetery.


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5 Ways Social Media Inspires Professional Photography

Did you know that we’re now uploading a staggering 1.8 billion photos to social media sites every day?

But how is the world of professional photography influenced by these user-created images? We’re here to tell you.

From reducing the need for fancy equipment to increasing authenticity, social media has had a huge impact on the kinds of photographs valued by the world’s biggest brands.

Keep reading to find out exactly how social media is changing and inspiring the landscape of photography.

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1. Being Innovative Is More Important

With so many images being shared all the time, taking a bog-standard snap just doesn’t cut it anymore.

To have any chance of standing out online, photographs need to be highly creative and unique.

This could mean anything from using an unusual piece of equipment, experimenting with composition, applying a unique filter, or choosing a rare location.

Photographs now have to make people stop scrolling and take notice, and that’s a big challenge.

2. Authentic Images Are Valued Highly

With the rise of social media, the popularity of staged, ‘perfect’ looking stock photos has quickly lost momentum – a trend some have called the death of the stock photo.

Say goodbye to models with pearly white teeth set against bright, white backgrounds, and say hello to pictures of real people in imperfect locations.

Brands have realized that posed, unrealistic images provoke little emotional response, and now favor candid images which look as though they were taken using a smartphone.

3. High-End Gear Isn’t Everything

Having the best camera was once a huge part of being a professional photographer, but that’s no longer the case.

Combine the increased accessibility of high-end equipment with the desire for authentic images, and you might find that a smartphone snap is more likely to sell than an uncreative image taken on the best SLR.

Professional photography is now more accessible than ever, but it’s also way more competitive.

4. Photographers Can Inspire Each Other Online

Connecting with other photographers is now as easy as tapping on a touchscreen, and finding inspiration has never been easier.

Photographers can check out rival snaps to get inspiration on everything from composition to locations, models to filters.

Sites like Pinterest are full of boards specifically created to help provide inspiration, and new trends can gain traction quickly.

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5. First-Person Shots Are More Popular

Modern photography is all about capturing a moment and feeling like you’re right there in the picture.

It’s no surprise, then, that first-person shots are becoming more and more popular.

These catapult viewers into the driving seat, creating a feeling of immersion that other photos just can’t achieve.

Has Social Media Been Good for Professional Photography?

The answer here is a resounding ‘yes’.

The proliferation of images on social media has increased creativity and innovation, lowered the entry barrier for new photographers, and helped create greater immersion for viewers.

Check out our blog for loads of handy smartphone photography tips.