Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Prescription Glasses AND Sunglasses: Starting Under $12 Shipped!

Glasses are expensive. Even with insurance, you still wind up paying a ton for glasses - and God forbid more than one person in your family wear them. About 7 months ago, a friend directed me to Zenni Optical. Glasses for $7? Flat rate $4.95 shipping, no matter how many you order? Sign me up!!

Well, on the surface it seemed like a lot of work. You had to get your prescription, plus ask for this magical number called the pupillary distance, and if you forget you have to measure it yourself. Then put the prescription in online and order them yourself. Without actually trying them on. And then wait 2-3 weeks for them to be made and delivered to you.

But I was broke and desperate...so I did it! And it turns out...not that hard.

I went to Walmart, spent the $45 to get my prescription, remembered to ask for the PD number. When I got home, I picked out a very simple, very inexpensive pair of glasses, that were $6.95. I skipped all the bells and whistles. No scratch protection, no anti-glare coating, etc. Just plain glasses and lenses, for $6.95, plus $4.95 for shipping. In total, I paid $11.90. I figured, for glasses, that is cheap enough that even if they break in 6 months, I still come out on top of the deal. Well, fast forward two weeks on the dot and there they were in my mailbox!

And the prescription was perfect!! I have -5.25 on one side, -5.00 on the other, so these were not just reading glasses. They have to be good, or I can't even walk down my steps safely.

Seven months later, the glasses are not broken. They are not bent. They are not scratched. I have not been particularly careful with them. I ordered two more pairs - a pair of cute red frames with swirls on the arms, and a pair of awesome plaid sunglasses (for sunglasses you pay a few extra bucks for tint) and I got anti glare coating and scratch protection. I paid $40.23 for both pairs, shipped. They are also fantastic.

They carry memory titanium - the kind you can bend and not snap! They have all kinds of colors and funky glasses, and simple plain wire rims as well. You could order a whole bunch and match them to your moods, or your outfits. You could order a new pair for every member of your family. If your husband breaks his glasses all the time, you could order him 3 pair and put two up, and order two new pairs and a pair of sunglasses for yourself too - and shipping is still $4.95.

So this, this should cut a SERIOUS dent in your eyeglasses budget.

If you are so inclined (I was not) you can upload a picture of yourself without glasses so you can try their glasses on.

They also often offer coupon codes, to get you half off scratch protection or anti glare, etc. Check retailmenot for that!

At least take a look at Zenni Optical. There is something for you there for SURE!

This pair right here is only $6.95. It includes single vision lenses. And, come on! Cute!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Imaginarium Toys $1 Shipped, Plus Cash Back!

UPDATE: Apparently they are no longer offering Shop Runner for these deals, so the regular shipping fees apply. However if you are ordering anyway, I encourage you to add these on (even if it's just to donate!).

Toys R Us has three amazing deals I want you to look at right now: First, the Imaginarium Rolling Bead Maze (regularly $16.99) is on special for $1.00 (ships free with ShopRunner). Secondly, the Imaginarium Pink Bead Maze with Mirror (regularly $9.99) is ALSO $1.00 (and also ships free with ShopRunner!). And third, Imagniarium's Three Piece Shake It Up Music Set is $1.50 (Regularly $14.99). If you pick up all 3, you can cross three kids off your holiday shopping list (or stock your gift closet, or make 3 Toys for Tots kids very happy) for under $4. Also - you can shop through ebates (ALWAYS shop through ebates!!!) And get 2% of your purchase back. So it's only 7 cents, but it's 7 cents added onto everything else you save with ebates!

So here's how you do it.

1. Go to ebates, sign up, and search Toys R Us, click through to Toys R Us.
2. Search for the toy you want to buy.
3. At check out, sign into or sign up for the free trial of Shop Runner to get your free shipping.
4. Wait for your cheap toy and get excited about your savings!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Free One Week Sample of Align Probiotic!

I say we all save these until the week of Christmas to New Year's and save our guts! Go here to get your free week sample of Align Probiotic!

Free Sample of Seattle Best Coffee on Facebook

Hurry up! On Facebook Seattle's Best Coffee is giving away free samples of their coffee! Only while supplies last, so hurry up and grab yours now!


Shutterfly: Great Deal on Christmas Cards!!

If you have 3 Coca Cola caps laying around, you can get $20 off your Christmas cards from Shutterfly! Put in 3 cods onto My Coke Rewards and you will be offered a $20 gift card toward holiday cards (Good through 12/31/13). This means if you like that regular 4x8 letter envelope sized Christmas card, which are $0.89 each, you will be able to get 25 for $6.75 shipped! Check it out below:

That should take a considerable chunk out of your holiday card budget, which can now be spent on other things (Like that new tree skirt you had your eye on at Kohl's but couldn't justify!!).

So go ahead and get a jump on this while it lasts!

FREE Up to $50 on MyHabit (Run by Amazon, GOOD company!!)

MyHabit is doing a holiday promotion to get more customers! They are offering $5 for every friend you get to sign up, up to 10 friends (Or, $50!) to spend on their site. Your friends DO NOT have to buy anything - JUST sign up!! This is a daily deals site similar to the many other ones out there, but it is run by Amazon, uses their same T&C and backs up every purchase, and has been around for a few years. This is not some fly by night company like some of those who have offered credits in the past.

If you managed to earn all $50, let's see what you could come up with, shall we?
Melissa and Doug Castle, regularly $30, down to $21 on MyHabit.

Melissa and Doug Pirate Ship Playset, regularly $70, down to $49 on MyHabit

Lodge Pro-logic 4qt Cast Iron Dutch Oven - Regularly $74, down to $43 on MyHabit
Hello Kitty Signature rolling luggage - Regularly $90, $49 on MyHabit
Green Toys Recycling Truck - Regularly $28, $19 on MyHabit (My kids are getting these for Christmas. They are sturdy and a great size!)

That is just a taste...you would not believe how many options you have. Go check it out, get your friends invited and earn some credit! You will receive your credit before January 31st 2014, and it will expire 6 months later. So this even gives us a jump on next year's shopping ALREADY!!!

Go here to sign up!!

If you earn and spend your credit, let me know what you bought!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

RecycleBank: Quick and Easy Hundreds of Points! FREE Magazine Subscriptions!

If you are not a member of RecycleBank, good news for you - today is the day to sign up! If you sign up right now, there are activities you can do (they take 5 minutes or less each and pay out BIGTIME) and you can redeem NOW for magazine subscriptions: FREE. Available subscriptions include Martha Stewart Living, Family Fun, Parents, People, Entertainment Weekly, This Old House, Road and Track, and TONS more. You can even redeem for digital subscriptions!

So here's how to do it:

1. Sign up for RecycleBank here.

2. Go to Earn Points at the top.

3. Complete all the Easy Greens - you answer a question and click Pledge, for 10 points each. You may have 6-10 of them if you're new.

4. Find the football activity. This activity takes only a few minutes and pays out in 150 points in total.

5. Do the activity called A Look At Lunch Waste. This is just like the football one, pays out another 150 points.

6. Do this activity from Unilever. It is 6 different activities, worth 30 points each (180 points total).

7. Under learn and earn, do the activities about your greening your grill,, think before you trash, learn how to make a difference with your week, learn how to make a difference with your weekends, the spotlight on Boyce Griffith, and Florida's natural keys. These are each worth 25 points. (150 total)

8. Do the activities that say pledge to recycle paper, learn about recycling worldwide,  avoid contamination by recycling right, and recycling glass. 10 points each or 40 points.

9. To the left of the screen you'll see the daily pledge. Pledge for 5 points.

10. Under Mind Body Green and Earth911, you can read 3 articles (they are really good articles too) from each source to earn a point for each article - 6 points total.

So depending on how many Easy Greens you get, you will come up with over 680 points to buy stuff with. Here's an example of what you can buy:

1 year subscription to Family Fun - 200 points
1 year subscription to Redbook - 128 points
1 year (52 issues) of Entertainment Weekly - 400 points
1 year of Good Housekeeping - 160 points.

There are TONS more you can redeem for. It only takes a few minutes to rack up all those points - you are doing yourself no favors by skipping this one.

So go here to sign up and get a few new magazines next month!!