Growing up alongside modern technology, I recall the scent of warm, freshly copied worksheets from a state-of-the-art machine in 1988, the ripping sound of multiple sheets of dot matrix edges, the frustration of PC LOAD LETTER (a collegiate rite of passage in the 20th century) and then the snazzy little inkjet printers that always seemed to be mysteriously empty the moment you even thought of printing something.
So it’s now 2014. HP has some REALLY cool stuff out that has certainly caught MY attention! Firstly, Instant Ink. Your printer now works for YOU. It’s so easy and there are plans to fit just about any printing lifestyle. Your computer is hooked up to wireless internet and it sends signals to HP Connected which then auto-ships and delivers ink cartridges right to your door! Like I said, it’s a printer personal assistant.
The setup process for Instant Ink was SO easy. Once you have an eligible HP Printer, simply sign up at HP Connected and follow the instructions to link your eligible printer to the program. Once your printer is connected and billing set up, it will be monitored for low ink and new cartridges will be immediately sent to your door. No waiting and no action of any sort on your part. With three small children under the age of three, “no action on my part” is music to my ears. The Instant Ink Pricing is as follows:
$2.99/month for up to 50 pages
$4.99/month for up to 100 pages
$9.99/month for up to 300 pages
My eligible printer is the HP ENVY 5530 e-All-in-One printer (pictured above) which is a trim, sleek multi-function printer/scanner/copier that has made my everyday much more pleasant. I can create borderless photos, double sided printing, and I can do it all from my smartphone, tablet or laptop.
The second awesome thing your printer can do for you: print coupons and menu plans and much more with the HP Savings Center!
I’ve never been able to stick with couponing (75% of the battle is going to the store on Sunday for a paper) but I think if I can do it from my phone or my laptop and it just prints directly to my printer, I’d be much more likely to take advantage of some great savings, and the savings are great. I was incredulous but after signing up with three very easy steps, I discovered coupons for even Equate brand products at Wal-Mart, which are typically less expensive than their name brand counterparts on a given day. There were coupons for baby items, health and beauty, pet supplies, local restaurants, massages, entertainment, and so so much more. It’s amazing!
- There is no software to download or install which makes this a simple way to stay organized.
- There is a large variety of coupons so it’s basically a one stop save.
- You choose the location or several locations so the coupons you see are customized to your area!
HP has also created a Savings Bundle which consists of the most popular coupon items (save up to $120 a month) which are scheduled to print directly to your printer! Just choose and day and time convenient to you and it will be printed. Here is a sample print of the Savings Bundle:
Another time-saving, money-saving, streamlining printable is the 7 day Meal Planner. Straight from your HP Connected page, this is yet another offering of HP that provides simplicity in your life. Sign up to have the 7 day meal planner delivered directly to you!
Please stay tuned for MORE posts of ways I’m learning to save with HP Savings Center and HP Instant Ink!
Disclaimer: I was provided the HP ENVY 5530 e-All-in-one Printer as well as a year subscription to Instant Ink by HP for review purposes only. All thoughts and opinions are my own.