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{Expired} Mixbook: Free hardcover Photo Book shipped for free!

Update: The coupon code is now expired.

Today only (June 30, 2011), you can get a 8.5″ X 11″ hardcover photo book completely free including shipping at Mixbook.

 

Just create an 8.5″ X 11″ classic landscape hardcover photobook and enter FREEBK in the coupon code box at checkout. You must select the 8.5″ X 11″ size and not add any extra pages to have a $0 total.

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66 Comments

  • Jen says:

    Just making sure not seeing the 8 1/2 * 11 landscape book but do see the 11 * 8 1/2 I’m guessing that is the same thing ?

  • says:

    Do you know if it has to be landscape or portrait? There is a $10 difference between the two.

  • says:

    nevermind. Just re-read your post. : )

  • Jennifer says:

    Has anyone been able to get this to work? I’ve been trying all morning and haven’t been able to get it to upload my pictures.

    • Emily says:

      I am in the same boat. It is “uploading” my pictures, or so it says.

      Actually, there is just a blue bar stuck at like 87% on the first picture and it is laughing at me.

  • says:

    Thanks! I can’t wait till naptime to pull this up! There are so many great pre-themed books on here! Seems like you went on a cruise a while ago…did you see the cruise theme??? 🙂

  • Jessy says:

    Has anyone been able to get one yet? Mine is still loading the project…and it’s taking FOREVER!!!

    • Samy says:

      Yeah, mine has been loading for about 1/2 an hour now. 🙁 I hope it works. I really want it to. Guess I’ll go do my chores while I wait.

  • Laney says:

    I gave up after 30+ minutes & only one picture had uploaded. Bummer.

  • says:

    Your best bet to get this one to upload your pics fast is to got through flickr/photobucket/ect. It goes 10x’s faster that way, just a little hint 😉

    • Emily says:

      Yeah, but I don’t have pics of my darling daughter on Flickr/Photobucket. 🙁

    • says:

      Great tip! I made an account for Flickr and uploaded 104 photos while Mixbook still hadn’t uploaded any.

    • says:

      Photobucket worked great for me and it was super fast. When I added my Facebook images I saw them earlier but then when I looked again I couldn’t see them anymore.

  • Em says:

    This would be a great freebie but the site is taking foreeever to load a single picture. Not sure if I will be able to get my book done in time before the code expires.

  • Ann Su says:

    a head’s up. it’s only 5 pages.

    It was taking way too long. Sites like these, when offering a great deal (and they should know it), should really get themselves prepared for traffic.

    • Robyn says:

      It is taking forever, but mine is showing up 20 pages. I may hold out for it

    • Ann Su says:

      It’s so odd. In the front it’s supposed to be 20 pages, then I went to create and it became 5. Is the deal still working?

      • says:

        You can click to add a page (multiple times) to make it 20 pages. Many themes have 5 different pages as your generic start. Mine did, too.

  • Ana says:

    the site is to slow if it continues I don’t think I will make it and that’s a bummer.

  • Selena Carlo says:

    Wow, so slow! I am very disappointed in Mixbook. I was hoping to try out this free project but I think I’ll just go to VistaPrint or TinyPrints. MUCH faster, and totally worth it–free or otherwise!

    • says:

      I’ve used Mixbook for many different projects (including photobooks and Christmas cards), and it’s never been slow like this. It’s just because of the promotion, I’m sure.

  • SMx says:

    The site is slow but working for me…but it looks like this book is only 5 pages (total! Including front and back) not sure how much it costs to add pages yet…but may not be much of a deal afterall.

  • Jessy says:

    Someone from customer service said it has “maxed out” and the promotion is no longer valid.

  • says:

    Bummed that I can’t get this to work. I only have naptime to be able to get this to work and it’s taking forever to load.

  • says:

    I am going to be really sad if the code won’t work. I have the project going and have been working to upload images, but it seems to have problems processing the images and is stuck on this step. This may have turned into a serious waste of my morning.

  • Rachel says:

    I think I give up. This is the slowest website I’ve ever encountered..

  • Stephanie Brass says:

    No one is having any luck. Well, at least most aren’t. It’s not user friendly and at $10 per hour for my time would take at least 16 hours to create. Not a frugal use of your time. Spend the money if you want a book and free yourself up on this going to be gorgeous 4th of July weekend. Just my humble opinion…..

  • Carissa says:

    It told me it would take 2 days to finish uploading my pictures! ha ha Guess I won’t be able to pick this one up.

  • says:

    I followed the hints above and uploaded pictures to Picasa and Flickr before loading them into the book and it appears to have worked just now, saving me a total of $36.98. Hooray to be able to send this to a great grandma who likes pictures!

  • Lauren says:

    I’ll have to echo all the previous ladies. I gave up as it wasn’t loading pictures ( or traditional) 🙁 bummer! Could be a really cool gift!

  • Sarah says:

    I already had some mixbooks saved in my account that I had never ordered. It let me use the code and I got one for free! Thanks!

  • Jessica says:

    The book wouldn’t even come up for me. I chose my theme, but that is as far as it let me go 🙁

  • says:

    Earlier today it’s was slow but now even slower…. Uploading them was a waste of time and of course everyone seems to know that now. 🙁

    Luckily I was able to put my pics the way I wanted to when I first started because when I left then came back to it, the images weren’t even available to look at. I was able to upload a few more to my photobucket (which I could see)then gave up the last few pages by adding in ‘Other Memories’ so I could add my own pictures and notes and then..

    Finished!

    The code worked for me but I still had to put in my credit card info. Hopefully the pictures I added will show up in the book… that’s the only thing I’m worried about. I rather make my own scrapbook next time.

  • Shauna says:

    I tried uploading 4 pictures to the sight…left and took my kids to the park and when I came home two hours later it was still in the same spot. I don’t think this deal is going to work out.

    • Shauna says:

      I e-mailed the company and they sent an e-mail right back with a code for an extended promotion through July 2. It seems like they are trying hard to make good on this deal.

  • Kara says:

    It took me forever and many reloads but I got it to work. I didn’t get it for free totally though, but only had to pay $1.

  • says:

    It wasn’t working for me either, but if you go to their page () they have an announcement that IF YOU EMAIL THEM ([email protected]) with the URL to the book you’ve been working on, they are offering an extended coupon code which you can use for this offer when the site is up and running again.

  • Floppy Elephant says:

    I just want to order a book that I already made weeks ago. Can I do that? Also, if the book is more than 20 pages, do you pay for each additional page or only shipping?

  • Samantha Valenzuela says:

    This is the message you get now when you try to create one 🙂 Maybe we will have better luck next time!

    Hi Mixbookers!
    We had a popular promotion this morning so our engineering wizards are currently making some site updates to support our new users. At this time the creation of new books is temporarily disabled to allow our users to finish and order their existing projects. We anticipate that our site will return to normal within 24 hours. Thank you for your patience and have a safe and wonderful weekend!

    Watch our Facebook page for updates or us for additional assistance.

  • says:

    Looks like the deal is over & done. So sad to miss out on this one.
    Here’s what the site currently says:
    “We had a popular promotion this morning so our engineering wizards are currently making some site updates to support our new users. At this time the creation of new books is temporarily disabled to allow our users to finish and order their existing projects. We anticipate that our site will return to normal within 24 hours. Thank you for your patience and have a safe and wonderful weekend!”

  • Samantha Valenzuela says:

    This is the message that popped up on my screen when I tried to create a new book. Maybe we will have better luck next time! Thanks for posting Crystal!! I love MixBook! I use them all the time!

    Hi Mixbookers!
    We had a popular promotion this morning so our engineering wizards are currently making some site updates to support our new users. At this time the creation of new books is temporarily disabled to allow our users to finish and order their existing projects. We anticipate that our site will return to normal within 24 hours. Thank you for your patience and have a safe and wonderful weekend!

    Watch our Facebook page for updates or us for additional assistance.

  • says:

    Don’t hesitate to order from here, I used a groupon to mixbook to make our wedding album and it came out beautifully! layouts and uploads and every aspect is suppppper user-friendly!

  • says:

    UPDATE: now there is a form on their wall that you fill our so they can send you the new code, valid until Saturday

  • Heather says:

    Mine are finally loading! it went from 4 hours to 32 minutes!! Hooray!! I cancelled one that it seemed to be stalled out on and then added it again and it helped. Good luck!

  • amanda says:

    i finally got the photos to upload and got things done and now the site says the coupon has reached its max limit of 1500.. that is crap

  • Brittany says:

    The coupon use limit was reached 🙁 Spent nearly 2 hours making it, all for nothing.

  • Donna Cancel says:

    Coupon limit was exceeded 1500 times that was the message I got after trying all day. 🙁

  • Heather says:

    Oh no!!! My photos are still uploading!! How disappointing!!

  • Tracy says:

    I hope Mixbook knows how many of us out there will NEVER use their site for anything ever again! What a waste of a ridiculous number of hours (while having a migraine, I might add) trying to upload pictures to make a book that I actually got excited about…a book that I really had a feeling that other members of our family might want to actually order copies of! Only to be told now that the offer has expired. Never again. NEVER. They’ve ruined their reputation as far as I’m concerned.

  • Martina says:

    I created an account and after that they said: We had a popular promotion this morning so our engineering wizards are currently making some site updates to support our new users. At this time the creation of new books is temporarily disabled to allow our users to finish and order their existing projects. We anticipate that our site will return to normal within 24 hours. …………..Tomorrow this offer will be available?

    • Sofi says:

      i wondered that too? if not, it would have been nice to know while i was in the process of making the photo book that its expired!!!

  • Sofi says:

    Grrrrrr….. I just spent 2 hours making this book and now it says the coupon limit is reached. Not a happy girl

  • Nicola says:

    I think they are giving out extended codes to those of us who started our books . Regardless if they can’t fulfill order and demand don’t offer a day long promotion, they should have clearly stated they had a limited amount .

    • Sofi says:

      unless you started your book before 10am, you are out of luck. i spent 3 hours on my book, only for it to be a complete waste of time

      • Nicola says:

        I noticed that to Sofi. They claim it’s the bloggers fault for not including full terms and conditions but I haven’t been able to find terms and conditions stating that they had a limited amount. I think it is very unprofessional if my Photography business ever offered a day long promotion and I couldn’t fulfill all orders I would be mortified.

  • Sheena Gossett says:

    When I went to make this earlier today the site locked up b/c so many people were doing it & it was saying it would be DAYS before my pics were loaded. Once I finally got everything together it said “coupon expired”. Really bent right now. Guess I will just stick with sites I know work.

  • christina says:

    I second what Sofi said…very frustrating…not happy with this companies service!!

  • Amy G says:

    NOT COOL. I just spent 45 minutes on a book only to have everything shut down and not work because the deal is expired.

    Please tell you sponsor that your readers are NOT happy.

    (besides the fact that I really didn’t have time to do this tonight and only decided to do it because it was such a great deal)

    If they want to limit the number of free books that is their choice and I understand that, but they need to state it UPFRONT.

    Annoyed at the company, not you. You, Crystal, are fabulous.

  • Ginger says:

    Ughhhhh!!!!!! I was patient… waited on the slow site and finally built a super cool book just to get this message….. Coupon has exceeded usage limit (1500 times).
    I won’t fall for now paying for something that was “suppose to” be free. 🙁 dislike!!!!

  • Eyan says:

    I had the same problem. Spent 3 hours trying to get pictures and such done and now can’t get the book. UGH!

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