Cheap Low Hassle Checks
I hate checks. Checks are expensive, I usually have to use a stamp to give someone a check, and they are a hassle to use. If I need to pay someone I always try to pay with a credit card (when no extra fees), make an electronic transfer (for bills), or use my bank's free online billpay service. If all else falls I then have to break out the checkbook.
Unfortunately I have finally come down to the last check in my checkbook. Since I will be renting a place on my temporary assignment I know I will need to be able to write checks for security deposit and/or rent each month. I need to order at least a small quantity of checks to hold me over.
My bank charges for checks and I am not going to pay the bank's prices. The checkbook has a reorder form (I believe I ordered the last batch from a 3rd party) in which the cheapest option is for 1 box of 200 checks for $8.90 + $1.60 = $10.50 for 200 checks.
I then scoured the internet and was surprised to find walmartchecks.com. I was able to order 1 box for $5.96 + $1.90 (shipping) + $0.55 (tax) = $8.41 for 240 checks. By far the cheapest/with least hassle option I found. Who knew Wal*mart sells checks?
Based on my previous consumption rates, these checks should last me for at least 5 years.
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