I found Shutterfly about four years ago when my sister-in-law was asking about a good place to be able to share photos and videos of her new baby with the family.  I did some research and one of my friends had sent me an invite a few months before hand to join her Shutterfly share site.  Since all of our family live hours away, we decided to start our own share site even though we had no plans on having any babies.

When you join Shutterfly for the first time, you get 50 free 4x6 prints.  There's unlimited photo storage and you can create share sites.  My husband and I love our share site.  We have chosen to make it as secure as possible.  Meaning, the only way to view our pages is by either our members signing into their Shutterfly account or they can use the password we have created to view the site.  You can set it up so that if there's ever any updates to the site an e-mail will be sent to all the members.  We have ours set to a monthly e-mail.  We love it more now than before.  Michael has his own page on the site and I have all pictures taken of him in monthly albums.  We also have all of our YouTube videos linked to our site.  It's the best way to have our family involved in our activities as much as possible.  The share sites have the capability for you to sign up for different events, create a directory, and so much more.  When we first started ours, there wasn't much that you could do, but now there just seems to be new things added all the time.  We've even started a share site for my husband's family reunion.  The big thing is, it's free!

There's so much more than just the share sites.  You can have your pictures printed and mailed to you or sent to your local Walgreens, Target, or CVS for pick up.  They can make prints from wallet size to 20x30.  There seems to always be new items that can be made with your pictures on their website.  The big thing that keeps me coming back over and over again is their specials and deals.  Right now they are running their 101 4x6 prints for free.  This past year I have not paid a penny for the pictures I've had developed for my mother-in-law and grandmother-in-law because of these deals.  They seem to run them once a month, normally around a holiday.  The deal is good through November 1, 2013 (use the code in the picture below at check out).  You will have to pay shipping and tax, but it's still cheaper than going one hour at Walmart.  The pictures turn out a lot nicer.

They are also running another deal that's good through November 3, 2013 (use the code in the picture below at check out).  You can get 50% hard cover photo books.  Their photo books are great and the system they have now is pretty easy to work with.  I've been able to get several free 8x8 photo books through Shutterfly, but have not seen any offers recently.

If you're on facebook, I would definitely like the Shutterfly page.  That's where I've gotten a lot of my free or great deals from.  We actually just got our free 16x20 print that they had going a free weeks ago in the mail yesterday.  I paid $5.09 for shipping and tax.  This size of print is normally $17.99 plus the shipping and tax.

In the future, I'll try and post deals that I see on here.  In the past, I've gotten deals with Shutterfly by purchasing clothes for Michael at OshKosh B'gosh.  I currently have a $20 "gift card" that I got a few months ago from there that I'll be using to purchase something for our house. If you like what you just read please click to send a quick vote for me on Top Mommy Blogs- The best mommy blog directory featuring top mom bloggers