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Luv Saving Money – Life on a Budget

I Tried EyeBuyDirect For My Glasses

I’m a 40 something woman and for the past 3-4 years I’ve noticed my eye site just wasn’t what it was. I had amazing eye site. I was told better than 20/20 in my younger years. My parents started needing glasses in their 40s so I guess it shouldn’t surprise me. About 3 years ago I had my first eye doctor appointment I’ve had in a long time. Motivated by the fact that I found myself having more trouble reading my books or kindle at night and doing that “moving it closer to my face then away from my face” more frequently.

After that first visit in a long time I got a pair of reading glasses with a mild prescription. I typically only used them at night to read. I also got the blue light blocker so I started using it more when working on my blog, entering sweepstakes, or scrolling on my phone.

This past year my eyes seemed worse. I found myself needing my reading glasses more and not being able to see signs far down the road like I used to. So I went back last week for my appointment. Ironically I had my appointment on September 22 and found our National Eye Health Week was September 18 – 24, 2023. I did get a slightly stronger reading glasses prescription. My insurance covered most of it. I think my glasses at the eye doctor were $400+ before insurance. After insurance I paid around $63.

Just prior to my appointment however I interacted with EyeBuyDirect on X (formerly Twitter) They sent me a code to get free frames, lenses, and free shipping to try them out. I was happy since my prescription changed and I wanted a 2nd pair for travel, this was perfect. With my new prescription in hand I browsed the EyeBuyDirect site for what seemed like an hour. There were so many styles and colors to choose from!

I especially loved the virtual try on feature. It helped me a lot with figuring out which frames would look right on my face and which colors. Even with the frames, lenses, and bluelight blocker added BEFORE my coupon, my glasses only came ot $78.45. Of course after my coupon they were completely free. But it made me realize I had options for glasses. If I needed another pair before my insurance was ready to pay again it would affordable to just buy them outright from EyeBuyDirect.

EyeBuyDirect also has a referral program. When I refer someone to the site they get $10 credit to use towards their glasses. Honestly that’s a good deal considering how reasonable their prices are!

Try out EyeBuyDirect now

They also have updates on your order. I ordered mine September 22 and it says they should be ready by September 27. My local doctor’s office is saying 2 weeks!

Let me know if you want an update when my glasses come in.

**This post does contain referral links. I won the coupon from EyeBuyDirect. I was NOT asked to do this post by the company. I created this post on my own for others that may wonder about ordering glasses online or what it’s like to order from this specific site**

Igloo Reusable Ice Block Deal – Small

I’ve bought this deal several times. It has always arrived. These little Igloo reusable ice block or reusable freezer packs as some like to call them come in handy.

These just slightly taller than your average soda can. They’re also pretty flat. They’re easy to wipe off so if you have a leak in your lunch bag or cooler, no worries. Just throw these little guys in your freezer and they’re ready when you need them.

I take them in my insulated lunch pack all the time. I use them for the kids lunches too. Here I have one in my son’s Fortnight insulated lunch bag. You can see there is still plenty of room to pack a drink and food.

I believe I have about 4 of these now. One for each of our lunch bags. I also like to use these in our larger picnic basket we have. It works well for day trips to local parks or keeping drinks cool on road trips.

I used to try to keep and reuse those ice packs that come with frozen food orders but I found that they leak and aren’t really meant to be reused multiple times. I ended up throwing out the ones I had and replacing them with these small Igloo ice blocks.

frugal tip

Having a party and need to keep things cold? No need for the expensive gadgets. Simply place one or more of these little Igloo cooler packs in a large container then place a small container on top. You’ll be able to keep veggie, fruits, dips, and chilled treats cold without worry of running out of ice or ice melting and splashing around on your food table.

You can also do this with other food storage containers depending on how much room you need and if you need a lid.

Gift guide idea

Here’s some ideas to incorporate the small Igloo ice block into gift ideas.

  1. gift a small insulated lunch bag with one of these Igloo ice block inside. If you want to add more consider a small thermos or a small pack of snacks with the gift package too
  2. Gift a small cooler with a few of these small Igloo ice blocks inside. Include a few of your recipients fave drinks such as a 6 pack of their favorite soda, sparkling water, or a few bottles of bottled water.
  3. Gift an insulated picnic basket. Include a few of the small Igloo ice blocks and things that may come in handy on a picnic like hand wipes, eco-friendly disposable utensils, or a few snacks

Here’s the deal

Amazon currently has these small Igloo ice blocks on sale for 98 cents each. Free shipping if you’re a prime member.

Walmart also has this compact sized 9 qt Igloo cooler for $12.98 at the time of this post, that would be perfect for one of the gift ideas I posted above.

This post does contain affiliate links. I will earn a small commission from sales made through my links. This is NOT a sponsored post.

Luv Saving Money Holiday Guide 2023 Pre-post

It’s hard to believe it’s time to start thinking about holiday guides again. If truth be told, I already bought my first gift. Mostly because I was given a really good idea and they don’t make the item new anymore. I gotta grab it when I can find it you know?

As with other years. The Luv Saving Money holiday guide will be filled with budget friendly gifts, recipes, budget friendly crafts, and local holiday sites to see.

I would love to know what you’re looking for for the holidays. I’d be happy to post deals when I see on this blog and/or my social media. If you don’t already, follow my sweepstakes page on facebook for lots of holiday sweepstakes I find too!

I’ll also be posting deals with gift suggestions. Such as: reusable ice block deals would be great to grab to gift with an insulated lunch bag for a coworker gift. Or a pen and journal deal for a teacher gift.

If you are a business/brand that wants to be featured in the Luv Saving Money holiday guide please contact Angie via email: angwith4 @ gmail . com

Peach Skin Sheets Giveaway

PeachSkinSheets is providing the prize for this giveaway. All opinions are my own. 

PeachSkinSheets has launched 8 new Carribbean Inspired colors!! They are so vibrant and colorful! 

If you haven’t heard about PeachSkinSheets – you need to check them out! The material is so soft and has moisture-wicking properties to keep you cool – hot sleeper and hot flasher approved!

They are the SOFTEST sheets ever! You need a set for every bed in your home.

Get The Best Sleep With PeashSkinSheets - New Colors!

Save 20% off these new Caribbean-inspired colors + Free Shipping! 

Use coupon code VACAYVIBES for the discount. *Free Standard Shipping applies to the contiguous US only.

New Caribbean Colors from PeachSkinSheets:

  • Hot Coral
  • Passion Pink
  • Purple Orchid
  • Bahama Blue
  • Tiki Turquoise
  • Tropical Lime
  • Zesty Lemon
  • Sunkissed Orange

Which color is your favorite? I’m kinda liking the passion pink

These PeachSkinSheets are luxurious and affordable. You deserve to have amazing sheets – you spend a lot of time in your bed. The best part is that the fabric is moisture-wicking so keeps hot sleepers cool, and cool sleepers cozy. Plus with deep pockets – they wont fall off your bed while you toss and turn!

Check out this recipe for the best pancakes that you can make after you get a great night’s sleep!

Giveaway Details:

  • Prize – 1 set of PeachSkinSheets! Any size – Any color!
  • Dates – Ends July 31, 2023
  • Open to US Residents

Free 9 qt Laguna Ice Chest Cooler at Walmart (Exp 7/24/23)

TopCashBack is one of my favorite cashback sites. They consistently offer some of the highest cash back on sites I like to shop. They also have fun contests and great freebies like this one for new members.

This time, TopCashBack is offering a Free Igloo 9 qt Laguna ice chest cooler at Walmart after cashback.

giving new members a FREE Igloo 9 Qt Laguna Ice Chest Cooler, Red at Walmart! Spend a total of $12.98 or more on an Igloo 9 Qt Laguna Ice Chest Cooler at Walmart and get $12.98 in cash back. To get even more out of this freebie deal, check out the full list of qualified categories to earn cashback from on the TopCashback Walmart merchant page.

How to get your free cooler after cashback.

  • Sign up for a free TopCashBack account (remember this deal is for new members only)
  • Click this link to take you to the free cooler after cash back offer on TopCashBack’s website and click “get offer” this will take you directly to the product offered on Walmart’s website and track your cashback
  • Purchase a cooler valued at $12.98 or more (you will only receive $12.98 cash back so you can purchase a larger one but just know you’ll only receive $12.98 cash back. If the purchase is under $12.98 the offer does not apply)
  • Within 7 days of purchase you will receive $12.98 cashback deposited into your TopCashBack account
  • This offer expires 7/24/23

Terms & Conditions:
Disclaimer: This post is in collaboration with TopCashback.  I may earn affiliate commission from any sales
Note: Transactions must contain at least $12.98 worth of purchases (before tax +shipping)  to ensure the $12.98 cash back is credited to TopCashback accounts. Transactions may initially track lower, but within the 14 days after purchase it will be uplifted and turn payable at the amount of $12.98. Transactions may take up to 7 days to appear in your TopCashback account. The deal is open until 11:59pm PST on 7/24/2023 or until supplies run out; whichever happens first; applicable for purchases made directly after clicking through the TopCashback mobile or desktop website; not applicable for purchases made through the TopCashback app or merchant app. Only one TopCashback account is permitted per member. Only one freebie offer is permitted per new member. Cannot be combined with other TopCashback freebie offers.  Do not close the window, open any new tabs, or use non-TopCashback approved coupons while checking out.