Thursday, April 19, 2007

Product Reviews: Swifters and Snapfish

Picture Cici took of Charlotte that I downloaded from Snapfish

I found two things this week that I really liked so I wanted to share them. Most of you are probably way ahead of me and already know about both. But if you don't read on.

Cici (my Mom) emailed me links this week to pictures she had taken with their 35 mm camera the last time they visited. There were several I really wanted a copy of, but I didn't want prints, I wanted digital images. Ordering a CD of images from snapfish isn't cheap (I think $10 minimum, or at least that's what it was the last time I looked into it). But I noticed there was an option to download high resolution images. I checked it out. It was $0.25 for the first image and $0.05 for each additional one. So for under $3.00 I downloaded all the images I wanted and it only took a couple minutes. Now I have them for what ever I need the for! Go snapfish!

Now I do have to say that I ordered our baby announcements from snapfish and it was a disaster. It took two months to get them because of a problem on their end! The order wouldn't go through and even their customer service couldn't get it to go through. When they finally came something was misspelled. Again their fault. Ugh! So they had to resend them which took another several days! I do have to say they upgraded my shipping and only charged my half price. But I would have much rather had the correct announcements seven weeks earlier.

I swore after that experience that I would not use them again. But after the ease of downloading pictures I may reconsider them for my bigger projects again. Maybe...I definitely recommend them for smaller jobs though.

I finally broke down and bought a Swifter Wet Jet. I've only used it once but thought it did a good job. I like the scrubbing pad they have added to one side. It really did a great job getting up missed stuff under the girls' high chairs! My floor was definitely much cleaner after using it. It seemed much easier than getting the mop out, but of course it is much more expensive. And the battery compartment fell off once while I was mopping. I think I'll use it more than my regular mop which means my floors will definitely be cleaner. That alone will make it worth the money.

Apparently it is a good thing I got the Swifter. The lady who cleans my house called for the second week in a row to say she can't come due to illness in the family. I hope everyone is well soon. Looks like the Swifter will be getting extra use until that happens.

Happy Shopping,


Brenna and Molly said...

I haven't used Snapfish in ages but have had similar experiences with Winkflash. Last year I got fabulous and really inexpensive Xmas cards. This year the order was flubbed badly. I decided to try again and got an amazing hardcover book. Order #2 was all messed up. Maybe I'm a glutton for punishment but when they're good they're very, very good and when they're bad they're horrid - but not enough to keep me from excusing it and trying again evidently!

Sherri said...

I love Snapfish as you well know. I do Christmas calendars and they have every picture that I have taken of Zander online for viewing. They now have group rooms. You set up your group rooms and invite your friends to view the albums that you put there. Give them another chance.