I finally got around to visiting the optometrist, and wouldn’t you know it — my prescription improved! How weird is that? Either I’ve been walking around with a too-strong prescription for awhile, or my vision really did get better. The doctor said that does happen sometimes, and being pregnant can also do crazy things to my vision.
I got a new set of glasses and also restarted my contact lenses. I hadn’t worn contacts for quite awhile, mostly out of laziness.
The eye doctor quoted me something crazy, like $30/box. Pretty lousy deal! The guy said he could price match, but after poking around for some deals, I realized he could only price match on the site’s bottom line, but couldn’t factor in the Ebates bonuses and such.
So here’s how I’m getting a stellar discount on a year’s supply of Acuvue Oasis contacts:
1. I clicked through Ebates*, as I do for pretty much all of my online purchases. I went to Vision Direct, for which Ebates will give me 11% cash back. This will amount to about $18!
2. I browsed through the extensive list of coupon codes for Vision Direct on Ebates. I saw one for 20% off your order of $99 or more, with free shipping, but it was only good for new customers (I’m not). The offer is also mentioned on the Vision Direct site here.
I settled on a code for $20 off a $133 order (2020VISION).
3. Vision Direct has a promotion going for an instant $31 off Acuvue Oasis contacts when you buy 8 boxes.
4. Finally, I can submit a rebate form to get $75 back. If they don’t consider me a new user, I can still get $25 back. The rebate info was listed directly on the order page.
5. I paid with my flexible spending account card, which is funded with pre-tax dollars. It’s an extra little bit of savings that way.
Without any discounts on the Vision Direct site, I would have paid $216 for 8 boxes.
With Ebates, coupon codes, promotions and rebates, my total drops to $72 if I qualify for the full rebate, and $122 if I don’t.
That’s $9/box (or $15.25/box for the $25 rebate deal). What a deal!