Cheap check printing from Walmart

dog-check.JPGI don’t use many checks, most of my payments are done online so one box lasts a few months. I am also usually very good at avoiding the numerous fees the banks try to slap on me. Once every few months however my bank screws me on $25 which is around how much a box of personal checks costs at Citibank.

I was so foolish to believe that I have to use my own bank for the checks. Big mistake! I just discovered today that Walmart offers a check printing service and a box of singles costs just $5.96 plus $2.50 for standard shipping. Here is a quote from

Don’t I have to order checks from my bank?
You can order checks anywhere you choose. Our checks are convenient to order, meet all bank requirements, and are often priced dramatically lower.

I am glad this issue is solved. The check printing expense has even prompted me to move to Washington Mutual at some point but that didn’t work out well because I became addicted to the free overnight interbank transfers Citibank offers to its customers ($1000 daily cap applies). It usually takes several days for a regular ACH transfer to complete.

What services do you use for check printing? Are you happy with them? Please share your tips in the comments.

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4 Responses to “Cheap check printing from Walmart”

  1. 1 Alex Apr 24th, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    First things first – cute puppy ;)

    Now, about the checks – a box of checks lasts about a year for me, although we started writing more of them lately to day care. I usually use whatever the current special I can find on slickdeals or FW. Your walmart find is pretty awesome – is there anything that Walmart doesn’t do?

  2. 2 Yan Apr 24th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    Honestly I prefer cats. I probably had 10 at different times back in Russia. Almost all ended up eaten by street dogs. ;-)

    Yep, Walmart is a Google among retailers. By the way, Ford did rebound today. Good catch!

  3. 3 Sonya Nov 21st, 2008 at 8:47 am

    I have been using Walmart check printing for a few years now. I think I have used every check design they offer, except Disney. I have been very pleased with them. They are by far the cheapest checks online. Their S/H is not bad either. I used to spend $30.00 or more for 1 box of duplicates on other websites until I found out that Walmart printed checks. The only thing that I could say is that they do need more designs to choose from but if this means an increase in price that is okay. I am fine with what they have to offer. The time it takes to receive your checks is quick. They have never made a mistake on any of my checks. Also, one more added benefit is that they will deduct the money for the checks right out the account you made the checks for, if you want them to. You can pay by other methods as well. Overall, I give them a five star rating.

  4. 4 JOHN Jan 28th, 2010 at 3:46 am

    I am a customer of both Wamu/Chase and BankOfAmerica. Wamu doesn’t charge for the plain checks. I have a BankOfAmerica checking balance with over $2,000, 2 credit cards and an equity line. For 200 plain checks I was charged $20.00. I asked aboutr the cost and was told it was nominal. Well to BOA, $20 times a few million customers becomes more than a nominal FEE! Wachovia looks like a good replacement to BOA.

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