Where To Buy Cheap Checks Online

Banks are robbing us blind. As we mentioned last week in our article about how to order checks online, ordering check refills from your bank can be a costly mistake. All banks do is pass the order off to another company, and then mark up the costs to consumers. Instead, there are several websites that offer checks by mail for a lot less than what your bank charges.

To help you find the best deal, we put together this side-by-side comparison of websites that offer cheap checks online. All the prices we have listed are for the basic blue check style. There are numerous check designs available, however, if you are willing to pay a little more.

Check SuperStore

At Checks SuperStore you will find checks for you personal account or business account at a reasonable price. It offers thousands of designs from which to choose, including sports, flowers, stripes, solids, animals, and cartoons. They offer online promotions, and you can sign up to receive special email offers. The standard shipping is 3 to 5 business days and the cost is calculated based on the product you are ordering, the quantity, and shipping zip code.

Singles – 125 Checks Per Box
1 Box Of Singles $12.99
2 Boxes Of Singles $24.99
3 Boxes Of Singles $37.99
4 Boxes Of Singles $49.99

Duplicates – 100 Checks Per Box
1 Box Of Duplicates $15.99
2 Boxes Of Duplicates $29.99
3 Boxes Of Duplicates $46.99
4 Boxes Of Duplicates $59.99

Checks Unlimited

Checks Unlimited was the first major direct retailer to specialize in checks. Today, they have grown to offer over 70 personal check designs — plus a full line of address labels, checkbook covers, check-related accessories, and a complete line of business checks. Checks Unlimited has a variety of special deals, and you can sign up for emails receiving discounts. With standard delivery your checks will arrive in 5 to 10 business days and this delivery option is free. If you choose UPS the cost is $8.95 and it’s 3-5 business days. Here’s a look at the pricing for Checks Unlimited:

Singles – 125 Checks Per Box
1 Box $19.99
2 Boxes $29.98
4 Boxes $48.92

Duplicates – 100 Checks Per Box
1 Box $23.99
2 Boxes $37.98
4 Boxes $60.92

Carousel Checks

At Carousel Checks they focus on specialty items that you will not find with other check printers. All of their designs are copyrighted and/or licensed from the particular artist, amusement park, or company. You can choose from their many designs or even have your own photo printed on the check. The shipping charges are based on the size of your order and it takes about 5-7 business days to receive your order. For standard shipping it ranges from about $6 to $20.

Singles – 126 Checks Per Box
1 Box of Singles $6.99
2 Boxes of Singles $13.98
4 Boxes of Singles $27.96
8 Boxes of Singles $55.92

Duplicates – 102 Checks Per Box
1 Box of Duplicates $9.99
2 Boxes of Duplicates $19.98
4 Boxes of Duplicates $39.96
8 Boxes of Duplicates $79.92

4 Checks

4Checks.com specializes in check printing and offers a variety of fun designs. They have all sort of design options from adding your own photo to your favorite organization. Plus, 4 Checks frequently offers discounts. You will often find a special promotional code featured on its homepage giving a percentage off your order or free shipping. The standard shipping charge is $6.50 for the 1st box of checks and an additional $1.75 for every box thereafter. Orders are typically received within 5 to 12 business days. Here’s what some of their current prices look like:

Singles – 125 Checks Per Box
1 Box $14.95
2 Boxes $21.90
4 Boxes $36.80

Duplicates – 100 Checks Per Box
1 Box $18.95
2 Boxes $29.90
4 Boxes $49.80

VistaPrint

Just recently I used Vista Print for my business card order and I am very pleased with its product. VistaPrint offers just about everything you need for home or your small business. They have a nice selection of check designs and you can even add your own logo to your check if you desire. They also offer high-quality printed marketing materials, promotional products and marketing services such as copywriting, design, websites and postcard mailing. The shipping rates are based on the weight of your order and how fast you want it delivered. For a basic order of checks that are delivered by the postal service it can take up to 21 days and it will cost you between $5 and $20, again based on the size of your order. They price their checks a little different and it’s based on the number of checks you want. Here’s the breakdown:

Single Checks
25 checks $2.49
150 checks $4.99
300 checks $9.99
450 checks $14.74
600 checks $19.74

If you’ve ordered from these or other check companies, please share your experience in the comments below.

Published or Updated: May 10, 2013
About Rob Berger

Rob founded the Dough Roller in 2007. A litigation attorney in the securities industry, he lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, their two teenagers, and the family mascot, a shih tzu named Sophie.

Comments

  1. Zac says:

    I have ordered checks from vista print,
    they have a good product and the prices seem low, though I felt I got whacked with shipping on them. I do really like vista print, they are cheap and a lot of time free for a lot of great products. I think the cheap prices balance out with high shipping and handling costs. Though the 21 day econo shipping, in my experience was not any slower than the regular shipping. I have ordered a lot of things from them and the 21 day shipping always seems to take 7-10 business days.

    When I last bought checks for myself, I ordered them from Walmart.com. They had a very similar selection to everyone else on the internet with the prices of vistaprint and cheap shipping.

    • DR says:

      Zac, thanks for sharing your experience with VistaPrint!

  2. Ann says:

    Checks Unlimited has been very reliable for me. Reordering is very easy and the price is reasonable. They deduct the price from your checking account. Very convenient.

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