Monday, July 11, 2016

Printing/Ink Solution

Friends, I have to tell you about something that I think just changed my life! It's not necessarily something brand new, but I honestly don't know many people who are doing it, so I wanted to let you know about it.   It has also come up a lot recently in Facebook groups as people are preparing for Back to School and Fall schedules.

So, what is it?  HP Instant Ink

Here's my story:
Our previous HP printer stopped working. We tried multiple things to try and fix it. I had heard about this HP Instant Ink thing awhile back, but thought that it was a waste of money.  I thought that you would pay them a monthly fee and they would send you ink, but that you still had to pay for the ink.  Well, after a little more investigation, I discovered I was very wrong!  You pay a monthly fee for them to send you ink, BUT you don't have to pay more for the ink cartridges.

If you're like me, you are a numbers person and like to budget.  So let me break it down for you.

We purchased the HP Officejet 5744 for approximately $100.  It came with 6 months free of Instant Ink.  When we were signing up for the Instant Ink package, I noticed there was a coupon code right now for 3 months free.  Sometimes coupons don't stack, but I thought, "Why not try it?"  Guess what? It worked!  So for $100, I got a new printer and 9 months of free ink, printing 300 pages per month! Pretty awesome, right?

After the 9 free months are up, we will switch to a subscription plan.  There are three plans:
Occasional printing: $2.99/mo for 50 pages
Moderate printing: $4.99/mo for 100 pages
Frequent printing: $9.99/mo for 300 pages
 The price includes them shipping the new cartridges to you, the ink itself, and recycling of the old cartridges. 

My husband did a comparison.  The ink we would need to print that much would be about $65 in cartridges.  For two rounds of ink, it would be $130. Who knows how many rounds I would need to print 300 pages per month.  With Instant Ink, even the highest level (~$10) would only be $120 per year!  Is it adding up in your head?  You can save A TON of money!  Oh, and I think I forgot to mention that you can change the plan anytime you want. So if you find yourself needing to print more than the allowed amount, you can change it.  If you aren't printing as much, you can bump down to a lower one.

Want to know the best part? The unused pages roll into the next month!  That means if I don't print anything one month, I have now doubled my page amount for the next. 

I know you may not be thinking back to school or fall yet. But seriously, if you are in the market for a new printer and print a lot of fun TpT activities for your clients or students, you should consider this!

Check it out via my referral link here and you'll get a month free!  Which means you could have up to 10 months free (if you buy a qualifying printer and use the code SCHOOL3 when signing up). You won't regret it!

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  1. This is awesome! Thank you for the post! I went out and purchased an instant ink eligible printer and just signed up using your referral code plus the school code! Unfortunately my printer did not come with 6 months free, but I at least got 4 months free! Thanks again for the info :)

  2. Are you able to stack more than 2 promo codes with HP Instant Ink?
    The box came with both an enrollment key card that gave me 3 months free & also it came with another card saying once I sign up use "this" code to get a 3 month trial.
    So I wonder if I can use both since both came in the box with the printer?
    Any experience with that, anyone?
    OR, should I wait until the first 3 months end, and add the other 3 month code that came in the box at that point?
    Even, could I up the first 3 months, let it cancel, then sign up again with the other 3 month code that was included?
    Thirdly, could I cancel the 1st account after 3 months, then open another account and use the other code that was included?

    1. Hi there. I was able to stack 2 promo codes, so i would try that! Depends on how they have it set up and what the fine print says. I don't know the answer to the cancellation. I have heard it can be a huge pain to try and cancel, so I wouldn't recommend it. Hope that helps!

    2. What steps do I go through for both of us to get the free month?
      Here's mine:

    3. If you sign-up via the referral link the post, it should automatically give you a month free. :)


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