Bummer, I’m finally out of checks. I try to write as little checks as humanly possible and pay for everything with credit cards to get cash back, but still, things like rent, graduation gifts, giving to charity, gradually deplete my checkbook. Last time I was stupid and requested new checks directly from Bank of America. They cost me $35! What a rip off. I didn’t know you could get checks printed from anywhere.
This time, I’m ordering from Costco Check Printing. You get 400 single plain checks for $9, or 300 duplicate checks for $10 with free shipping. Executive members get another 20% off. If you’re not a member of Costco or need less checks, try these places:
Walmart Checks – 240 single plain checks or 175 duplicate checks for $5.96 + $1.70 standard shipping = $7.66.
Promise Checks – Lots of the checks have religious messages, but they also offer 200 plain single checks for $4.95, and 150 duplicate checks at $7.95. Cheapest shipping is $2.35. ($7.30 total for plain)
Or you could just open up another free checking account, but 9 bucks isn’t so bad. Per single check, Costco is the cheapest at 2.25 cents/check. Walmart is 3.19 cents/check, and Promise is 3.65 cents/check. But you have to buy more checks get the cheaper prices, so take your pick.
If you want be cool and have Shrek or the Sistine Chapel on your checks, you’re on your own ;). More information on bypassing your banks for checks in this Bankrate article.