Ok all you Photobook Canada users...I found out something really important tonight that I wanted to share. After hours and hours...over weeks and weeks...spent working on our big wedding photobook (230 pages worth), I decided it was time to send it in for printing so I could move on with my life! ; )
I was curious if there were any reviews regarding the paper upgrades they offer...in my seach for more information, I discovered this girl's very interesting blog on photobooks:
But, here was the highlight of my evening...after reading her calculations (see below), I figured out that I was indeed better off to use the company's 40% off discount rather than one of my groupons (because our book was so large). I priced our book out using a groupon, and then again with the 40% discount they are currently offering to "like" them on Facebook, and we saved over $50 by using the discount over the groupon.
How to Get the Best Deal on a Photobook
Groupon vs. Company Promo Savings Compared
Generally, the best deal out there now is the 70% off Photobook America/Canada Groupon that pops up from time to time in various cities throughout Canada and the U.S. Groupon is a company that works with national and local businesses to advertise big discounts to folks who subscribe to its free e-mail newsletter. Many deals such as restaurants and salons are obviously local deals, but many companies like photo book companies are online and therefore their deals can be purchased no matter where you live, as long as the company ships to your location (in some cases even internationally). I havemore information on how Groupon works here. Groupon operates in more than 100 cities and we also track Living Social deals â€“ a company very similar to Groupon. If you check out my Photo Book Groupon Tracker â€“ you wonâ€™t have to sign up for emails from 100 cities â€“ we track the deals daily on our Groupon Tracker page so be sure to bookmark it or fan my Facebook page so you donâ€™t miss a deal!
Since Iâ€™ve been writing this blog for over a year now, Iâ€™ve also noticed that Photobook Worldwide consistently has a 40% to 45% off promo code thatâ€™s updated every month.
This book was not cheap, but it is a very large size, of high quality and and more than 150 pages with upgraded paper. But still Iâ€™m PhotoBookGirl and as my motto goes, â€œnever pay full price for a photo book!â€
So which deal is better? Letâ€™s compare the two savings for my book.
Groupon $35 for $115 worth of value:
Book total $304.00 less $115.00 = $189.00 + $35.00 spent on Groupon =$224.00
40% off company promo:
$304.00 less $121.60 = $182.40
So for the book I ordered, using the companyâ€™s promo is better than using the Groupon.
I calculated the tipping point before where itâ€™s better to use the promo than the Groupon and that amount is $200.00. If your total photo book order is under $200.00, then the Groupon will give you more savings. If your photo book is more than $200.00, then the 40% off promo is better.