HotPrints recently announced a new deal that allows users to create custom photo books for absolutely free through their service. Not only is the service free but HotPrints will also print, assemble, and ship the book to your house for free too.
Normally, this service would run you around $2.99 per photo book plus $.80 or so for shipping (still not bad) however Free is Free which is why I wanted to make sure all you groovy readers heard about it!
So.. What’s the catch?
From what I could find, there are just 3 conditions regarding the “Free” offer non of which are a show-stopper in my opinion.
- Limit 1 photo book is available per month for free. Sounds reasonable.
- Your book will come shipped with completely removable advertisement inserts that are printed on separate pages you can easily pull out of your book. The advertisements included in your HotBook will be from sponsors that match the demographic information from your Facebook profile. HotPrints assures users that no personal information will be transferred to third party advertisers. Again, not a big deal.
- In order to create your Free photo book, you must have a Facebook account where you’ve uploaded your photos (you can also use your friends photos).
Like I said, none of these issues are deal breakers. Although I would be much more excited if I could just upload my photos to the service rather than be proxied through Facebook, being that ~200 Million people these days have Facebook accounts, this shouldn’t be to big of a deal unless you have an issue with Facebooks Terms of Service.
Free Photo Books! [HotPrints.com]
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