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Are you down to your last pair of contacts and not willing to fork over the dough? One mom found a solution.

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Recession Mama: So, I was on my last pair of contacts, and I was at that desperate stage where everything was fuzzy after 5 PM. I was tempted to (horror of horrors) just buy some at my optometrist's office because I thought my normal, painstaking price comparison would take too long.

Luckily, I found several sites dedicated to online contact lens comparison shopping. The ones I liked best were and, because they were the most comprehensive. Once I got the best price for my Acuvue lenses, I checked for any online coupons by Googling the websites' names with the word "coupon." I also checked for cash back by using the Cashback Monitor. I found that one site was giving 20% cash back, but it couldn't be combined with coupons. No problem -- I was already getting the lowest price and free shipping.

Also, buying eight boxes gave me an additional savings before I purchased -- and I would get more than $27 cash back. Fifteen minutes at home saved almost $70 off the retail price for the very same lenses!

And I got to shop at midnight in my jammies ...

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Acuvue Guide September 1, 2009, 7:29 PM

Not directly related to buying your contact lenses (even though the site provides buying tips), but you might want to check out The site provides some interesting product comparisons and mail-in rebate information.

Crystal October 17, 2009, 2:42 PM

Sounds like a good idea for saving money as long as you continue to get routine eye exams from a physician.

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