For more than a few years now, VistaPrint has been running ads online advertising 250 business cards for free. After taking into consideration my lack of business cards and the fact that they were free, I had to investigate. I took the plunge and ordered my 250 free cards.
There are a surprisingly large number of changes you can make to a free business card. For starters, there are over 40 different free designs to choose from. These designs are all unique and range from technical to floral. If you can’t find one that suits you, there are more designs to look at, but will cost you $9.95 to use.
There are eleven different text fields for you to write whatever you want. They are given descriptions, but as you can see, you can write just about anything on your business card. There are also a number of different “upgrades” you can purchase throughout the ordering process to make your card look more professional, but if you stick to the absolute basics, these business cards are free.
What’s the Catch?
Nothing is ever truly free in this world and this rule also stands for the free business cards. The business cards themselves are free; however, you must pay the $5.45 in fees for shipping and handling. Regardless, 250 business cards for the price of $5.45 really can’t be beaten. Also, just for the record, I ordered a much more practical business card than the one shown above, but I may just have to go back and order those too.