Note: After writing this post, I discovered that this offer is also available at Swagbucks with an even better payback, up to $11. Everything else is the same. You can sign up for Swagbucks here. It's also a referral link.
One of the best reasons to use MyPoints is the freebie "arbitrage" opportunities that they offer. These result from situations where the cost of a product is less than the reward that they give you. Why would a merchant do that? Simple, they want to get you to try their products.
Today's "product" is York Photo, and they're actually pretty good. Prints are cheap, shipping isn't bad and they offer all kinds of knick-knacks that you can buy with photos on them.
MyPoints and York are offering 1,250 points when you make your first purchase by 11/22. There is nothing to indicate a minimum order to earn the point so you could, in theory, purchase a single print for $.09 and pay the $1.49 shipping. 1,250 points are worth about $7.50 so you net $6.00 and get a free print.
I actually went wild and crazy and paid $4.99 to get a deck of cards with my kids' picture on them. They'll think it's the coolest thing ever and I net $2.50.
*This is a referral link and I may earn something if you sign up. MyPoints is free, so you have nothing to lose by doing so, and I really appreciate it. Thanks!