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Saving on Prescription Eyewear

Published October 17, 2012 by gweledydd

Let’s face it: medical costs are on the rise and they aren’t going to get better any time soon.  Those who need prescription eyewear can spend upwards of $100.00 a year on contacts or glasses AFTER insurance deductibles.  Instead of going blind to save some change, consider these alternatives.

My personal favorite way to save money on eyewear is to purchase your glasses and contacts online.  Coastal.com offers designer glasses, name brand contacts, and prescription lenses at an incredibly low cost.  On top of these savings, they run deals periodically for free glasses or contacts.  They also will participate with insurance companies to reimburse you for the cost!!!

Be sure to check out this HOT website and redeem their great deal for fall.  Receive a FREE pair of glasses with standard lenses until October 31, 2012 with the coupon code FBDEAL.  My husband got his glasses from them and they have held up great, were shipped fast, and the quality can’t be beat.  We spent $20.00 for shipping, thinner lenses, scratch proof coating, and the frames.  My glasses cost over $150.00 with those options at the optometrist!

If you’re like my husband and prefer contacts over glasses, then 1-800-CONTACTS is your new best friend.  This company has a ton of name brand lenses at an affordable price, participate with insurance, AND is a UPromise Partner which means you’ll get 5% back on every purchase you make!  If you haven’t signed up for UPromise yet, then check out my previous post to start saving.

 

If you have any other tips to help save money on prescription eyewear costs, please let me know!

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Kroger Deals 10/14/12 – 10/20/12

Published October 17, 2012 by gweledydd

It’s another Cart Buster event at Kroger, so get ready for some great deals!  This promotion usually runs about two weeks, and more deals are added during the second week.  There are a TON of free or almost free items this week.  Here are the best deals for this week.

Buy 5 participating items, Save $5.00 on a future visit (Catalina Deal)

Old El Paso Taco Shells, Tortillas, or Refried Beans – $1.25
– $0.60/3 Old El Paso Products (SS 9/09)
= $0.05 after Catalina

Betty Crocker Brownie Mix – $2.50
– $0.75/2 Betty Crocker Ready to Spread frosting, Supreme brownie mix, etc. (SS 10/07)
= $1.13 each after CAT

Betty Crocker SuperMoist Cake Mix – $1.25
= $0.25 each after CAT

Pillsbury Toaster Strudels – $2.00
– $0.35/1 Pillsbury Toaster Strudel, Scrambles Pastries, or Pancakes (SS 9/09)
– $0.75/3 Pillsbury Toaster Strudel (SavingStar)
= $0.05 WYB 3 after CAT

Hamburger Helper – $1.50
– $0.75/3 Betty Crocker Hamburger helper (SS 9/09 or SS 10/07)
= $0.25 after CAT

Totino’s Party Pizza – $1.25
– $1.00/5 Totino’s Crisp Crust Party Pizza (Printable)
– $1.00/5 Totino’s Crisp Crust Party Pizza (SavingStar)

Betty Crocker Mac & Cheese or Potatoes – $1.00
– $0.50/2 Betty Crocker boxed potatoes (SS 9/09 or SS 10/07)
= FREE after CAT

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks – $2.00
– $0.50/2 Betty Crocker Fruit Shapes, fruit by the foot, etc. (SS 10/07)
= $0.50 each after CAT

Chex Mix or Bugles – $2.00
– $0.50/2 Chex Mix (SS 9/09 or SS 10/07)
– $0.50/2 General Mills Bugles, Chex Mix, etc. (SS 9/23)
= $0.50 each after CAT

Betty Crocker Muffin Mixes – $2.70 – $3.00
– $0.50/1 Betty Crocker box muffin (SS 9/09)
= $0.70 – $1.00 after CAT

Betty Crocker Cookie Mix – $2.50
– $0.50/1 Betty Crocker cookie mix (printable)
– $0.60/1 Betty Crocker cookie mix (SavingStar)
= FREE after CAT

Non-CAT Savings

Wonderful Pistachios – $3.00
– $0.50/1 Wonderful Pistachios (SS 10/14)
= $2.00

Ore-Ida Potatoes – $2.50
– $1.00/2 Ore-Ida Frozen Potato Items (SS 10/14)
= $2.00 each

Totino’s Pizza Rolls or Stuffers – $2.99
– $0.35/1 Totino’s Rolls (SS 9/09 or SS 10/07)
= $2.29

Campbell’s Chunky or 100% Natural Soup – $1.25
– $0.50/2 Campbell’s 100% Natural Soup Cans (SS 9/16 or SS 10/14)
– $0.50/2 Campbell’s Chunky or Chilli (SS 9/09)
= $0.75 each

Hormel Chili with Beans – $1.25
– $1.00/2 Hormel Chili (SS 9/09)
= $0.75 each

Kroger Pasta – $1.00
– FREE (2) Store Brand Pastas WYB 3 Ragu Pasta Sauces (Kroger ECoupon)
= FREE

Crest Toothpaste or Oral-B Vacity Defense Toothbrush – $1.00
– $0.50/1 Crest toothpaste (PG 9/30)
= FREE

Old Spice or Secret Deodorant – $1.99
– $1.00/1 Secret Outlast (PG 9/30)
= $0.99

To see more deals, please visit Southern Savers.