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Vistaprint Postcards: Coupons + My Real Review & Marketing Ideas

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Vistaprint Postcards – My Real Review + Today’s Best Coupon: If you are looking to use postcards as part of your marketing strategy, you might want to consider Vistaprint. They have some of the best pricing & highest quality custom postcards, and when you use a coupon you save significantly more.


Vistaprint Postcards for Marketing: My Own Review

I’m building an online shop to sell t-shirts and posters, and looking to stretch my advertising dollars wherever possible. So, I saw the recent promotion from Vistaprint offering 50 small (4×6) postcards at 25% off. This lowered the price to only $8 + shipping, so I had to give this a try!

Postcards for marketing: An important factor that led me to postcards in the first place is that I’m looking at a relatively small profit margin from any t-shirt sales that I make. If each sale nets $5 in profit, I have to be careful where I spend my money.

Postcards for Profit: The other use I’m getting out of these cheap little postcards is to print my artwork on them and resell them as small “prints.” The quality is good enough to do so, and while they only cost me a quarter each to print, I can resell them for $2 each. Not a bad profit margin!

*Tip: If you want to read more reviews, there are actually customer reviews under every popular product, including postcards, at Vistaprint.com. These aren’t filtered, either, as some of the reviews are negative.

50 Postcards for Under 20 Cents each!? Even Cheaper When You Buy More – My REVIEW

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In the last few years there has been a mad rush to spend advertising money online through sites like Google Adwords and Facebook. This is certainly understandable, as never before has technology allowed you to target niches of people online so quickly and easily. So, is there still a place in the marketing world for the barbarous relic that we call the postcard? Of course!

So, before Igo on, here’s my review: These look great and have me really excited about their potential uses. The annoying thing was that none of their postcard sizes (small, standard, or oversized) corresponded to the proportions of my design, so I had to take some off the top.

I chose a matte finish to make these postcards look vintage (the glossy finish would spoil that effect) and I chose small, 4×6 size so that they could fit in a standard frame. (more on that below)

You can cut the cost per piece in half pretty quickly if you are ordering a large number, but for my purposes I’m estimating their cost at about a quarter each, including shipping, as I’m only printing 50. Ok, I have these great cheap postcards, now let’s put them to use!

Vistaprint: People Like Holding Things Including Postcards, Dollar Bills, & Coupons (And Baby Bunnies)

Here we are in the 21st Century, but still not lost in a world of virtual reality, or even virtual currencies. Even though digital money makes more sense than costly paper and metal currency, we still use it. Not only that, but the value of gold and silver has risen steadily since the invention and popularity of the internet.

This is because there is still great value in things that are tangible. Even though a Google ad serves a valuable purpose, it is not tangible, and disappears into the ether the moment you click, or move on to a different page.You’d also think that with the wide-spread use of of smartphones we could stop chopping down trees to print coupons, right?

Nope, people use those annoying coupon mailers you get every month because they are tangible. You just can’t replace that quality. Try petting a photo of a baby bunny on your iPhone… See, it’s not the same as the real thing!

So, let’s see how we can use this old-fashioned marketing medium in today’s digital world.

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Vistaprint Postcards: Tack Them Up, Mail Them, or Hand Them Out

(Not to be confused with “smack it up, flip it, rub it down!” lyrics for “Do Me, Baby”) Since I’m only printing 50 postcards and investing about $15 here (including shipping), I can’t afford to festoon entire cities with my postcards. But, let’s see if I can make that meager $15 a good investment.

First, I’m going to tack one of these postcards on every free bulletin board in town. There’s one at Starbucks, the local library, pizza place, and hardware store, which happens to be next to a PetSmart. I figure a lot of people will see these postcards, so ideally the web address of my online store would be prominent on the front.

That may have been my first mistake, but I did print the back of the postcard for an extra $2.25 as well, (see below) prominently showing my URL. In this case, I figure if someone likes the design on my postcard enough to take it off the bulletin board and home with them, they are at least going to check out my website. At a cost of about a quarter per postcard (the same price I was paying for a click from Google) this isn’t a bad option.

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Idea: Consider framing & Selling The 4×6 or 5×7 Sized Vistaprint Postcards of Your Art, Designs, or Photos

The postcards I had printed through vistaprint.com are nice enough to frame, or sell on their own. There is no annoying Vistaprint logo on the back, (like Shutterfly has) so, as a customer these look more like “small prints” than “postcards. At a cost of a quarter each, you have nice room for a profit margin, even if you sell them for $1 each.

If you are at a trade show or event, you can frame one or more of these postcards, as they are a standard 4×6” size.

If you print your artwork on them, it’s almost like a little handbill like the ones they used to give out for concerts. Add a cheap black (wood?) 4×6” or 5×7” frame from your local Michael’s store, and the framed postcard might only be a total investment of $5 or so.

Their oversized postcards are at a 8×5 x 5.5 size, so while they are great as a “print”, framing them may be annoying at this non-standard size.

I’ll bet that as an artist or photographer you could easily resell a framed postcard of your art or photos for $10 each! I imagine if you are paying to have a little space as an artist in a market somewhere this is actually a pretty good option for selling your designs. Vistaprint lets you choose the finish of the postcards, so you can decide on matte or glossy during the design / checkout process.

If you don’t want to resell these postcards, then at least display one of the framed ones for people to look at.

A small “postcard” of your design(s) would be a welcome, low cost addition to any Etsy store as well. Maybe your full-size prints are $20, but these can be added to an order for $2 each. Or, have a lot of them printed, and sell them as “postcards” in groups of 6 or more.

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Idea: Vistaprint Postcards as Leave Behinds

(that’s my attention-grabbing back of the postcards; you know, like everyone rallying for Chairman Meow?) I have a framed poster up at a local coffee shop, so I’m going to leave about 20 of these postcards on the little table next to where my artwork hangs, along with some of Vistaprint’s free business cards coupon. This way, people interested in my poster can take something tangible home with them to check out the URL. We all have short attention spans, so with a business card or postcard they won’t forget to go checkout my shop.

Once again, the postcards are about a quarter each, so I feel good that at least 1 in 20-30 people who takes one will buy something from my site. Actually, the investment looks better on paper for the cheap or free business cards, (only 3 cents each) so I can leave a hundred of those behind and feel even better. If you want to leave a stack of postcards somewhere, I suggest printing many more than 50 to bring the price per piece down. Otherwise, at 20 cents each your return on investment may be too low. Here’s some postcard design ideas on Pinterest.

Be sure to use a coupons or promo code towards postcards!

Never place an order at vistaprint.com without looking for a good coupon or promotional link! There is currently an ongoing marketing sale on Vistaprint’s coupon page that applies a 25% discount towards any postcard order. There is also a site-wide promotion for new customers that offers 20% off + free shipping on postcards, on your first order. (free delivery requires a minimum order size)

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Vistaprint: Free Sample Kit – Business Cards, Postcards, Brochure

vistaprint coupon logo blueFree stuff from Vistaprint for your business – If you’re a small business considering printing marketing materials,it might help to get samples in your hands before putting together an order. In fact, a number of online printing services offer free samples, including Vistaprint.


*Note: These samples can’t be customized, as they are intended to demonstrate sizes, print quality, and paper stocks so that you make a better informed decision about future orders.

More About their Free Stuff for Businesses

The most helpful thing about the marketing materials from Vistaprint is that on the back of each item you’ll see the paper stock and printing options including paper weight and finish like this:

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So, They Replaced Their Free Business Cards Offer?

You might remember seeing Vistaprint’s famous offers for free business cards and other free stuff. Basically, you’d have to pay for shipping, and they would try to up-sell you on a number of items before you could checkout, and it was annoying.

They’ve decided it makes more sense to try to get ongoing customers who have a myriad of marketing needs like postcards & brochures, so this free sample kit for small businesses is a better solution. Also, unlike the previous offers it includes free shipping!

Here’s what the free sample business cards look like:

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New: Vistaprint 500 business cards for $9.99 or 100 economy business cards for $1.99 + shipping.

Free Postcards? I’m Interested!

The “10 free postcards” promotion is also extinct, (here’s their current coupon for postcards) but with this kit you get postcards of various sizes and finishes. In my free sample kit I got 5 postcards in various sizes, paper stock, and finishes. (see above)

Q: Can we mail these awesome free postcards to friends and family?
A: No, please don’t. That would be sad.

If you are ready to buy postcards, check out today’s coupon for postcards from Vistaprint

What Does Their Free Sample Kit Include?

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Free stuff?! Each business sample kit includes the following items printed with various paper stocks and finishes including:

  • 8 double-sided business cards (various paper stock, finish)
  • 4 standard postcards (glossy / matte finish)
  • 1 over-sized postcard
  • 1 free brochure
  • 20% off coupon

How Long Do the Free Samples Take to Deliver?

When you request free samples, Vistaprint tells you that you should get them in two weeks. Personally, I got mine delivered in exactly 6 business days!

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Vistaprint Postcards Coupon: 20% Off & Free Shipping

Vistaprint postcards 20-50% Off! – Postcards are an effective marketing tool as well as a great way to send out save-the-dates, announcements, coupons, or real estate / realtor cards. They have become one of the most popular products at Vistaprint, and now you can get a sweet 50% discount on them by clicking below!


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vistaprint postcards smallDiscount Postcard Printing from Vistaprint – A top name among discount online printing companies, Vistaprint has become very popular for discount postcard printing online; especially because of their current coupon for 50% off all postcards. Post cards are very popular for both personal uses (like announcements or wedding save-the-dates) and small business marketing. They are cheap, but don’t look it. Some uses for postcards include:

  • Real estate / realtor postcards are also extremely popular, as they are a great way to promote a new real estate listing in the neighborhood, open house, or real estate that has just sold.
  • Save the Dates – Upload your own photos and notify guests of your wedding date with these inexpensive full color postcards. Choose between existing design templates, or create your own. Print Vistaprint postcards one or two-sided
  • Personal uses – Some reasons you may want to send out post cards may include: just moved, holiday & seasonal, moving, or thank you. Maybe you even want to send a few out to family members with a great travel photo after a fun vacation!
  • Marketing postcards or coupons– If you are a local business, get your message into local homes with effective custom discount postcards advertising your business or promotion. Appointment reminders, Easily upload your logo or photo into their design templates, which are easily search-able by industry.

“Cheap” postcards that look really good – With any postcard design, you can upload your own, or add photos and text with custom fonts to their existing designs and templates. Vistaprint also offers mailing services, so why get your hands dirty addressing dozens of postcards when you can have them handle everything from printing to mailing. The back of each printed item can also be full color for an additional cost.

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Vistaprint Postcards: 20% Off + Free Shipping for New Customers

Every few days you can find a new offer or two for Vistaprint, but one of the best ongoing promotions that they offer is a 20% discount site-wide, plus free delivery on first-time orders over $50. Because this offer includes “economy” speed shipping, be sure to allow a week or so for delivery. If you need faster shipping, consider checking out their weekly deals link, and you might find a specific Vistaprint postcard coupon that gives you more than a 20% discount.

Discount custom printed postcards from Vistaprint.com; Up to 40% Off With Coupon

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Vistaprint Commercial: The Postcard – Why Am I Crying?


Vistaprint “Postcard” Commercial

I usually tune out commercials, not to mention ones for business cards. I caught this Vistaprint commercial titled, “The Postcard,” and ended up fighting back tears. (I’m alone, so why not just open the floodgates?)

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Everyone Has a Dream

Maybe it’s because I have a son who looks up to me, but this really tugs at the old heart strings.

So, even though many of us end up as corporate lawyers or working at the DMV, we all have a dream. Even though we all have to “pay the bills,” we still crave meaning and purpose in what we do, and we hope that our investment of time and energy (that usually pulls us away from our family) pays dividends.

So, what a better way to advertise marketing materials & custom printing than to show its peripheral role in a father / son’s dream of running an all-American bakery? The dad never imposes his dream on his son, but hopes that one day he’ll be a part of it again. Vistaprint reminds us that we can have our cake and eat it too. (sorry for another “bakery” analogy)

Vistaprint Bakery Commercial: One Million YouTube Views

Some modern day Don Draper (Madmen marketing genius) created this ad to appeal to our emotions and ultimately sell marketing materials… and hit a home-run. Looks like I’m not the only one to appreciate it, as the ad has gone viral with over one million views.

Reminds me of the movie “Boyhood” where we get to watch a young boy grow up for 12 years. OK, now I’m really holding back tears:

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