Monday, June 27, 2011

Mixbook Photo Book Review & Giveaway!


I recently had the opportunity to create a photo book from Mixbook.com.  I love creating photo books and make them regularly for my kids to help create lasting memories of special vacations or events. 

Price:  Photo books vary in size and price starting with 6x4 mini landscape from $6.99 to a 14x11 coffee table landscape book from $49.99.

Product Description:  Mixbook photo books are 100% customizable.  You can create starting from a blank book or use one of their existing templates and then edit to your liking.  You can also create photo calendars, cards, invitations and annoucements.  Photos can be uploaded from just about anywhere including Facebook, Flickr and Picasa.

My Review:  I created a 11x8.5 landscape hardcover photo book.  I uploaded about 70 pictures to use in the book and the first thing I noticed was the speed and efficiency of the upload process.  I've been having issues with uploading on other photo sharing sites, so I was both relieved and impressed at how smoothly that part of the process went. 
Since I wanted to make the book fairly quickly I decided to use the Auto Mix feature.  I thought it was great.  It did a really good job at grouping most of the pictures I wanted together.  My only issue with using it was I would have liked to been able to select the number of pages for my book ahead of time.  Since I was making a 20 page book I had to change the layouts for several pages and remove several other pages to get it down to the size I wanted.

I absolutely loved the layout options available for the photo books.  There are a ton of options for varying number of photos that you would like to fit on a page and I love that there are options for placing up to 21 pictures on one page!  I also loved that even though I used an existing theme I could easily remove the features I didn't want included in my book.


This was my first experience creating on the Mixbook site and since it was new to me there was a little bit of a learning curve as I tried to figure out how to move pictures from one page to another or remove pages.  I would have preferred being able to delete a single page at a time vs. deleting a full spread, but that was a minor issue and not a deterrent at all for using Mixbook.

Ready To Try It?  You can start creating your own customizable photo books with Mixbook.com and they will give you 20% off your order.  Just enter promo code:  FRGLMD20.  Code does not expire, but can only be used once per customer.

The Giveaway!  Thanks to Mixbook one lucky Confessions of a Frugal Mind reader will win a promo code to use and create their own 20 page 11x8.5 landscape hardcover photobook along with free shipping!  ($40 Value!)

You can enter one time or multiple times (up to 8 entries) - just be sure to enter a separate comment for each of the entry methods. Make sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you are the lucky winner!
Mandatory Entry:  Leave a comment letting me know what type of pictures you'll be including in your photobook.
Bonus Entries:
(1)  Subscribe to Confessions of a Frugal Mind by email.  You must confirm your subscription.  Leave me a comment and let me know that you subscribe.  If you already subscribe leave a comment letting me know.

(2)  "Like" Confessions of a Frugal Mind on Facebook then leave a comment letting me know you have liked the page.


(3)  Follow me on Twitter @JulsB20.  Then leave me a comment with your Twitter handle. 

(4)  "Like" Mixbook on Facebook then leave me a comment.  Let them know Confessions of a Frugal Mind sent you!

(5)  Follow Mixbook on Twitter @Mixbook then leave me a comment.

(6)  Follow this blog via Google Friend Connect then leave a comment letting me know.

(7)  Follow this blog on Networked Blogs then leave a comment letting me know you do.


This giveaway will end Tuesday, July 5th at 11:59 pm CST.  Giveaway is open to US, Canada and UK.  Winner will be chosen using random.org. 


Disclosure:  I was provided a promotional code to create a photobook for purpose of a review. No further compensation was received.  All opinions are 100% mine.

83 comments:

  1. Great Job! I wish I had more time to do this.

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  2. I would include pictures of my kids and I that I had a taken by a photographer mom.

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  3. i like you on FB
    Sasha L.

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  4. i follow via gfc

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  5. I would love to make a Mixbook dedicated to my new Granddaughter Alice.
    Connie
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  6. I subscribe via email
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  7. Like you on Facebook as CGruning
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  8. I'm a google friend connect follower
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  9. I like Confessions of a Frugal Mind on Facebook as Kelly Merwin Wynn.

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  10. I like Mixbook on facebook as Kelly Merwin Wynn and posted on their wall that Confessions of a Frugal Mind sent me there.

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  11. Mixbook does not keep their promises or promotions. This code was everywhere it was freebk and they cut it off uesterday at 10:00 when their "system" went "down" now they honor nothing to their coupon that was supposed to be all day. Im so upset I set up a beautiful book yet am not paying 40 dollars for something I dont know will be good.

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  12. I will put baby picture of my girls in it!

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  13. I'd include pictures from our recent family vacation to the beach.

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  14. I'll be putting baby photos in this Mixbook as a gift!

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  15. email subscriber

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  16. I like you on Facebook as Sarah Bastin.

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  17. Twitter follower as @sarebstare

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  18. I liked Mixbook on Facebook and let them know you sent me! http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10150236405019396&id=676005101

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  19. I follow Mixbook on Twitter as @sarebstare

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  22. I would include pictures of the kids
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  23. I follow you on twitter (candice kelly1)
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  24. I follow mixbook on twitter (candicekelly1)
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  25. I follow you on gfc (mystikafaith)
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  26. Ill also will be including in my photo book pictures of the ocean and animals we saw while we were on vacation in florida

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  27. Mandatory Entry: I think if I could make one of those awesome books, I'd either make one of my cats (like Ducky whose blog I am replying through) and their silly adventures, or of my more photoartistic endeavors. Although with the coupon code, I could probably eventually get both when I get myself set up to shop online.
    An example of the photos I take, both of the kitties and other can be seen here: http://nutamu.deviantart.com/

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  28. Bonus Entry 1
    Subscribed by email and confirmed.

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  29. Bonus Entry 2:
    Liked Confessions of a Frugal Mind of facebook.

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  30. Bonus Entry 3: Followed JulsB20 on Twitter with username Nutamu http://twitter.com/Nutamu

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  31. Bonus Entry 4: Liked Mixbook on facebook and told them you sent me. (btw if you need to check my page is http://www.facebook.com/nutamu but shows as Tanya Ruel)

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  32. Bonus Entry 5: Followed mixbook on twitter with @Nutamu

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  33. Bonus entry 6: Followed this blog on GFC with http://whazupduck.blogspot.com/

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  34. Bonus entry 7: Followed this blog through networked blogs facebook.com/nutamu (Tanya)

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  35. I would add photos of my husband's 3rd deployment in Iraq! sweepinjenny@yahoo.com

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  36. Confessions of a Frugal Mind on Facebook via Jelest Leigh
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  37. Liked Mixbook on FB via Jelest Leigh
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  38. Follow @JulesB20 on Twitter via sweepinjenny
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  39. Follow @Mixbook on Twitter via @sweepinjenny
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  40. I'd use photos of Grammy's visit from Texas, thanks ! belauvibes (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  41. I would be putting together a book of one of our camping trips!
    Terry
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  42. I would be filling it with pictures of my husband and I and giving it to him on his birthday if I won!

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  43. I follow with GFC

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  44. I like you on FB

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  45. Family pictures! We have so many and photobooks help me organize them.

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  46. My Mixbook would probably be used for my son's first birthday album.

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  47. Follow on Twitter
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  48. Following via Networked blogs

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  49. I love these books! They are much easier and more fun for me than actual scrapbooking!

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  50. I would use pictures from our last Disneyland trip. rosenquist dot trish at gmail dot com

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  51. I follow Confessions of a Frugal Mind on Facebook. rosenquist dot trish at gmail dot com Trish Rosenquist

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  52. I follow you on Twitter - trishhall79 rosenquist dot trish at gmail dot com

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  53. I like Mixbook on Facebook. rosenquist dot trish at gmail dot com

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  54. I follow MIxbook on Twitter - trishhall79 rosenquist dot trish at gmail dot com

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  55. I follow on GFC. Trish Rosenquist rosenquist dot trish at gmail dot com

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  56. Pictures from our most recent road trip :)

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  57. I follow you on twitter as @CGruning
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  58. I follow MixBook on twitter as @CGruning
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  59. I would love to make a book about our Disney vacation!

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  60. photos of my son :)

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  61. facebook follower

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  62. I'll include pictures from my boys past year at school

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  63. I follow with GFC

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  64. I clicked "like" on facebook for Confessions of a Frugal Mind! And I really, really do like it! :-)

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  65. JennymotheroftwinsJuly 5, 2011 at 11:46 PM

    I subscribed to Confessions of a Frugal Mind's blog today! :-)

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  66. JennymotheroftwinsJuly 5, 2011 at 11:49 PM

    I "liked" Mixbook and posted Confessions of a Frugal Mind's blog sent me! :-)

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  67. I'm already an email subscriber

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  68. I already like you on Facebook

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  69. I follow you on Twitter (MommaTiff83)

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  70. I am following Mixbook on Twitter (MommaTiff83)

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  71. Mostly pictures of the kids...

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  72. GFC follower

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  73. Networked Blogs follower

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  74. Pictures of my nieces and nephew!!! (what else??) :)

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