Best places to print your photos for free

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By in Save Money, Shopping. Updated August 2016.

Storing your selfies and night out pics on your phone is easy, but did you know there are ways you can also print them for free? Read on to find out how!
They say your uni years are meant to be some of the best in your life, but with all the pub crawls involved, the memories can get a bit hazy!

That’s where having a good photo collection comes in! The great news is there are tonnes of ways you can get your snaps developed for free online (from sign up freebies to free prints promo codes) – we’ve rounded up some of the best offers below for you to take your pic(k).

Note that a lot of these free print offers are for new customers only, so you’ll only be able to get them free first time round. Although by the time you’ve exhausted this list, you probably won’t have any space left on your walls!

As well as the photo deals listed in this guide, it’s also worth checking our deals page for any good short-term deals that might be running. You could bag yourself an even bigger discount!

Where to get free photo prints

What better way to start than getting straight to the point, right?

Please note that many of the codes for these deals will change from time to time, so whilst the deals themselves are quite consistent, it’s worth checking the details of the links below to ensure you’ve got the right codes handy.

Here’s our top 7 places where you can snag freebie prints…

  1. FreePrints App

    freeprintsNumber of free prints: 45 | Postage cost: £1.49 – £3.99

    This app is a serious game changer in the world of photo printing.

    The FreePrints app allows you to upload any photos from your social media accounts or dropbox and print up to 45 free each month (with a maximum of 500 per year). There’s no FreePrints promo code needed just an app download.

    Free prints with these guys are 6×4″ and there’s a limit of one print per photo (so you can’t print multiple copies of the same photo, so you can’t use the service for promotional reasons).

    You can also get an additional 5 free prints on top of your free quota for every friend you refer using your own personal FreePrints referral code. Nice!

    Get your free prints »

  2. Truprint

    Number of free prints: 20 | Postage cost: £2.25

    Truprint offers 20 free 6×4″ prints when you register as a new customer.

    However, it’s worth knowing that Truprint is part of the same group as Snapfish and Boots’ photo printing service, which means that once you’ve registered with one of these companies, you’ve technically registered with them all – so you’ll only get the new customer deal once!

    As you’ll see below, Boot’s offer 20 free pics too, but their p&p is a bit cheaper than Truprint.

    Get your free prints »

  3. Pixum

    Number of free prints: 50 | Postage cost: from £2.99

    New customers get 50 free prints when they sign up to Pixum using one of their voucher codes (these change monthly, but the deal is ongoing so best to check the site to find out which code is running at the moment).

    The free print deal is available for 6″×4″, 5″x3.5″ and even 6.5″x4.5″ prints, which is a good deal as most companies offer a maximum size of 6×4″ for freebies.

    Get your free prints »

  4. Boots


    Number of free prints: 20 | Postage cost: £1.99+

    As mentioned, Boots’ photo printing department is also powered by Snapfish (a large photo printing company that didn’t make the cut for this guide as they’ve stopped offering free prints to new customers).

    You can grab yourself 20 free  photo prints when you first sign up to Boots photo. Another bonus with using Boots is that you can get Boots Advantage Card points on your prints too.

    Get your free prints »

  5. Photobox

    photobox logoNumber of free pics: 30 | Postage cost: £2.99

    Another online-only service that offers freebies to get you on board! You can order up to 30 prints free of charge when you’re a new customer, as long as you order them within 30 of registering.

    The deal applies to prints sized 6″ x 4.5″ and 6″ x 4″ in gloss only, and is restricted to one deal per household, so you can’t be sneaky and sign up again with a different email address. Fine then!

    Get your free prints »

  6. CEWE Photoworld

    CEWElogoNumber of free pics: 75 | Postage cost: £2.95

    CEWE Photoworld are the newest players onto the digital photo printing scene. They’ve recently bought over myPix, so if you already have a myPix account all your photos will be safely transferred over to the CEWE Photoworld servers.

    Unfortunately, this also means that if you already have a myPix account, you won’t be able to take advantage of their great offer of 75 free prints for new customers (just register for an account and use promo code 75FREEPRINTS for free prints at checkout).

    Get your free prints »

A few extra tips

Before you start ordering your hundreds of free photo prints to plaster on as wallpaper or sew them into a blanket (whatever takes your fancy!), here’s a few extra things to consider:

  1. Keep an eye on delivery prices – It is worth remembering that although the prints you’ll receive are free, you’re going to have to pay delivery charges (all prices are stated above). Therefore, if you’re splashing out on any of the larger prints that you have to shell out for, be sure to choose the service that offers the lowest postage price.
  2. ‘One address only’ rule applies – You’ll often find that a lot of these offers will be restricted to one deal per household. This means you’ll have to make sure you get in there before your flatmates! Either that, or ask the ‘rents kindly if you can use their address to get your freebies sent to (and ask them even more kindly if they’ll then post the prints on to you).
  3. Instagram filters aren’t always the best choice – remember that whilst some of your pics might look great on your phone screen with bright instagram filters, they don’t always translate so well into print.
  4. Sort your photos before uploading – If you’re going to be uploading a lot of photos then it’s best to short them all out into different folders beforehand so they’re easer to upload.
  5. Try printing them yourself – If you only have a couple of photos to print, you might be better buying some good quality photo printing paper and printing them yourself at home(if you have a good printer). Check out our guide to cheap home printing here.

If you’ve got any other cheap (or free!) photo-printing tip, share in the comments section below! 

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