I love Shutterfly photo books. I've done them for vacations, holidays, gifts and yearly books for my daughter. Some have asked me how I afford to do so many BIG books so I'll let you in on a little secret: I NEVER pay full price. In fact, I only order the books when I can get them around 80% off. My Mother-in-law (Ash W's Mom) would be SO proud.
I'll share a ways to get this done- first, wait until the books go on sale. They normally offer 20-30% off randomly throughout the year and around holidays. You can have your book done and ready to go...just don't order until Shutterfly posts a sale. They also offer free shipping a lot too!
Second- Make RetailMeNot.com your new BFF. Not just for Shutterfly but for ANYTHING you purchase online. Just fill your cart on any online store, then before checking out visit RetailMeNot to see if you can find a coupon code for things like percentages off or free shipping. I normally find free shipping and a coupon for so many dollars off an order when I search for Shutterfly deals.
And last, Groupon.com. We've talked about this site before but they currently have a deal for Shutterfly.com. Purchase a $10 Groupon to receive an 8x8 or 8x11 photobook (typically valued at $30). Click on the photo below, click "goods" on their top menu and you'll see Shutterfly featured.
So simple right?! Doing all this literally takes 5 minutes and you can save oodles of money. No more excuses to have piles and piles of pictures on your computer and nothing to do with them! ;o)