This past week, I had my yearly eye appointment with my eye doctor. As I was checking out, the office staff mentioned that one box of contacts, which is a 3-month supply, would cost $55. If I purchased a year supply the cost would be $220! Eyewear can be so expensive! I politely said no thank you and headed out the door.
I’ve learned not to order my contacts directly through my doctor’s office. Instead, I order online from VisionDirect.com. The exact same box of contacts costs only $34.99. Plus, since I ordered 4 boxes, which is a year supply, they gave me discount. And on top of that I was able to use a 20 % off coupon code that they e-mailed me, which brought my total down even more. And that coupon code came with free shipping. So instead of paying $220 for a year’s supply of contacts, my total came out to be just $101.16.
And to save me even a little more money, I went online Ebates, a cash back site, and clicked through to VisionDirect.com prior to ordering my contacts. Ebates gave me 8% cash back when ordering from VisionDirect.com. So I will be receiving $8 from Ebates. Before I order online from any store, I always check Ebates to see if they give cash back for the specific store I am purchasing from online.
So in the end, I really will end up paying only $93.16 for a year’s supply of contacts, which is $23.29 per box. I just saved more than $125 just by ordering online!
For those of you who wear glasses and contacts, head over to this post to read more tips on how to Save Money on Glasses and Contacts.