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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 LensShopper.com and FindContactLenses.com, 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 acuvue-now.com: 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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