Everybody talks about how to save money before and during a vacation, which I will do too next year. But one thing I noticed is nobody ever talks about a very important post-cruise expense: buying vacation photos you took with your own camera. Sure, it costs nothing to create online photo albums, but who does not want to order prints for some special pictures for a few cents each? I always do that no matter where I travel and what I do on vacation.
So here I am wondering how I should order 65 pictures of my most recent vacation because I got an offer for 50 free 4x6 prints on Snapfish, but the website will crop all of them if I buy that size and the deal is moot for pickup orders. That makes me want to use Shutterfly, but they don't have any free prints deal and sell them for 15 cents each, while Snapfish seels all 4x6 prints for 9 cents each. So here is a situation where sometimes it is better to pay more if you can, but how can I resist 50 free prints and 9 cents each for the other15? That is only $1.35 plus shipping and tax. You can see how something as simple as buying photo prints is not always cheap or easy to do.