This offer sounds almost too good to be true - a totally free photo book, with free shipping, and you don't even have to enter your credit card details!
When I first saw this offer, I thought it sounded a bit dodgy, but it does appear to be legitimate. Here's a brief sentence from their site which explains what it is and how they work:
HotBook is a photo book with 16 pages (including the covers) that you can design and create yourself online, using your own photos. HotBook is 20cm wide x 25cm high.
We have teamed up with select partners to sponsor one free photo book per month per customer. Yes, even the shipping and handling are free! Only applies to HotBooks, and is currently limited to HotBooks to be shipped to addresses in the US, UK and Canada.
You can order 1 free photo book every month, and some people have been doing this for this a few months in a row.
I believe this offer has been around for a little while now. I googled to see if many people have received it and apparently they have! Most people state that the adverts in the centre of the book can be easily removed, and haven't done any harm to the actual photo book.
I haven't used Hotprints myself yet, so here are some views from around the internets from people who actually received this free photo book:
I have gotten two so far and they are nice for free! [Shoppingfrugal]
I have personally gotten these before and my kids thought it was the coolest thing. I love that you can get one free every month!!! [whosaidnothinginlifeisfree]
Have you had a free photo book from Hotprints before? What was your opinion?