I saw this post from Money Saving Mom where Crystal is asking where to find the best bargain on printer ink. When I read that, I just knew I had to tell you about my great deal on printer ink. First of all, I have a Canon printer, which is great, because Canon ink is inexpensive. But to get the very best deal, I shop through MyPoints.
If you’ve never heard of MyPoints, it’s a great program where you can read emails (I rarely do), take surveys, and shop through their site to earn points. When you have enough points, you can redeem them for gift cards at a wide variety of places. I’ve used the gift cards for actual gifts, for treats for myself (think Bath & Body Works here), or for necessary household stuff (Target & Walmart).
I buy my ink at 1-2-3 Inkjets through the MyPoints page. By shopping through the MyPoints link, I get 350 points every time I order. And 1-2-3 Inkjets carries the printer ink I need at $3.75 a cartridge for either black and white or color. The price drops to $2.75 if you buy 2-9 cartridges and to $1.95 if you buy 10 or more. Shipping is only $3.95, meaning the ink is still a bargain, even with the shipping charge. It’s been my experience that there are often free shipping specials, too.
The 350 points per order at 1-2-3 Inkjets quickly add up. It only takes 1500 points to get a $10 Target gift card from MyPoints. That means you only have to place 5 orders for ink, before getting a $10 in a giftcard back. Some giftcards are only 1400 points, so you’d only have to make 4 orders.
So that is the steal of a deal I get on printer ink.
If you haven’t tried MyPoints, you should. If you don’t want to deal with the emails, set up an alternate email address. My experience has been that MyPoints is worth signing up for, even if you don’t want to read lots of emails.
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