In between moving last weekend, three flea treatments at our new home (Ick! We’ve almost obliterated them–or so we hope!), and having a garage sale this weekend, I’ve not done much bargain shopping this week. Next week it appears life should be slowing back down to a more normal pace, so I’m hoping to jump back into the game. And hopefully, I’ll finally have some pictures to share of what I’ve purchased, too!
That said, I did get a really incredible deal on prescription eye glasses that I had to tell you about. Back in September, a reader emailed me about Zenni Optical–a prescription eye glass company which sells glasses beginning at $8. While I was a bit skeptical myself, I posted about it since she had tried the company out and been pleased. To my surprise, a number of others left comments sharing about their good experience with this company.
Well, fast forward a few weeks later and my 15-month-old got a hold of my glasses and managed to break them beyond repair. I was really distraught over it as the glasses weren’t very old and I knew we didn’t have money set aside in the budget to buy new ones, nor did I want to pay for new ones.
I considered just not having glasses at all and only wearing contacts. After all, I wear contacts most of the time so glasses aren’t exactly a necessity, just a nice thing to have for back up.
But then I remembered that post about Zenni Optical. I showed the website to my husband and we agreed it was worth a shot. I picked out some glasses, we did the measurements, and paid our $12.95 plus shipping.
Two weeks later, the glasses arrived in the mail in perfect condition. While they aren’t the highest-quality glasses I’ve ever had, for less than $20, I was completely impressed. In fact, I like these new glasses much better than my last pair which I paid five times as much for at a discount eye glass shop with a coupon!
I would definitely recommend Zenni Optical to others needing prescription eye glasses. While you can’t try the glasses on ahead of time to see how they look, this is an excellent alternative–especially if you only wear your glasses part of the time or aren’t incredibly particular about how they look. Zenni Optical would also be a great place to order glasses for children who are prone to go through pairs rather rapidly.
I’m sold and doubt I’ll ever buy glasses anywhere else. A huge thank you to Education Mom and the other commentors here who shared this tip; you saved us a lot of money and made the glasses-buying process an exhilarating experience–something I didn’t know was possible!
So that’s one way we saved money this week. How’d you do this week? Post about the deals and
bargains you were able to snag this week or other ways you saved money
on your blog (with pictures, if possible!) and then come back here and
leave your link below. **To make it easy for everyone to navigate quickly through the links, your link must link directly to your Super Savings Saturday post.**