I realized about a week ago that I had only 50 checks left before running out. I called the company I normally order checks from and found that the cost to order four more boxes of duplicate checks (the kind with the carbon paper behind each one) was going to be about $80. EIGHTY BUCKS! For checks!! They said they recently increased their prices, blah, blah, blah. I told the lady on the phone that I had no intention of paying $80 for checks and that I would find them somewhere else. She told me that no matter where I looked, they were all going to be about that price. Turns out she was right.I even called my bank thinking that perhaps they could offer me a better price - - the guy I spoke with said that most people order from those check companies now because of the high prices of checks through the bank. Four boxes of duplicate checks from them were going to be about $100, and that was for the basic, no design blue checks. What to do? What to do? I knew I had to have them, so I felt over a barrel.
I decided to do a little google searching to see if I could find any company offering better check prices. I happened to stumble upon Vista Print. (http://www.vistaprint.com/). I knew they were a reputable company because I had my Christmas cards printed with them last year and thought they did a very good job. I decided to see what check prices were with them. I ended up getting four boxes of duplicate checks for $24. I even dug up a coupon code online and got free shipping. They said it would take three weeks because I used the free code, but they arrived in less than a week. They actually came in the mail yesterday and they are perfect. I will say that the only downside is that they didn’t have a bunch of different designs to choose from, but WHO CARES? I got my checks considerably cheaper, so I am ecstatic. So for those of you who need to order checks and don’t want to spend a fortune, you are now IN THE KNOW.