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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.

Deal Highlights: May 14

I have so many deals that I find each day. I have Amazon sellers that send me lists of deals with coupon codes. I find good deals through the daily deals. Sometimes I’ll stumble on a coupon deal while browsing for something in particular. Here are some of my favorite deals for today.

If you like this blog feature, please let me know in the comments. This post does contain affiliate links. As I find more deals throughout the day I will update this post

Adult Clothing

2 pc swimsuit $12.90 with code: B20DOW40 code exp 5/17/22

Women’s high waisted pencil skirt with pockets $12.59 with code: 40AGD9V6 exp 5/16/22

Women’s tea dress 3/4 sleeve $21.49 with code: 50SM869V code exp 5/17/22

Women’s night gowns $8.19 with code: 60LIWAWM code exp 5/31/22

5 pack Men’s athletic shorts $28.89

Pocket leggings for women as low as $6.40 with code: NHPU955C

Champion Women’s jersey shorts $11.25

Men’s Tommy Hilfiger thermal jogger $19.99 (reg $32.50)

Women’s mesh shorts 2 pack $14.96

6 pack boys athletic shorts $25.44

Champion Women’s Mesh Shorts $15 (reg $20)

Women’s summer sleeveless maxi dress deal $17.39 with code: HNQ8ITWL code expires 9/30/22

Baby and Maternity

Retractable baby gate $34.99 with code: WBUZGENN code exp 5/17/22

Beauty and Self Care

CHI Keratin Flex Finish Hair Spray 10 oz $6.80

MAC lipsticks deal as low as $13.80

Gel nail polish set pack of 6, several colors to choose from $6.49 with code: XXCWVYFG code exp 5/15/22 END TOMORROW

Vera Wang Princess Eau de Toilette 3.4 oz $25

Gel polish nail kit with UV lamp 50% off with code: 50U1HTHF code expires 5/14/22 ENDS TODAY

Urban Decay Eternals eye shadow palette $22.75 (reg $65)

Craft and Stationary

Paint Your Own Kits. Paint your own mug kits as low as $2.99. Paint your own planter kids $3.99. There’s other kits too!

Electronics and Gaming

JBL portable bluetooth speakers up to 40% off

6 pack apple chargers under $4 when you clip the 70% off coupon


Gift Cards


3 pack Tresemme 28 oz shampoo $7.40 or even less with subscribe and save

Household and Decor

LED letter sign $5.59 with code: 30CJWDZ02 code exp 5/31/22

Set of floating shelves $13 with cod: 55H947MP code exp 5/31/22

Macaron baking set $10.49 with code: 9DFUTUOM code exp 5/20/22

Pillowfort Kids Dining – plastic dinnerware pieces as low as 26 cents each when you clip the 30% off Pillowfort coupon

Jewelry and Accessories

Michael Kors Jodie small logo jacquard tote $69 (reg $348) 7 colors to choose from at the sale price

Michael Kors Jodie large logo jacquard tote $89 (reg $498) 3 colors to choose from

Dooney & Bourke Wexford Leather Crossbody Pouchette $59 with code: CLEARANCE

Hoop earrings $4.99 with code: IOJWEQHA code exp 5/15/22 ENDs TOMORROW

Kendra Scott clearance at Nordstrom rack as much as 70% off

Under Armour backpack $19.97

Kate Spade huggies earrings $15

Kids Clothing + Shoes

Boys’ swim trunks $8.79 with code: A3VFENAF code exp 5/19/22

Vanilla Star Girls faux sherpa tie-dye lined hoodie and joggers $10 size 4 – 6 available

Girls Reebok 2 pc hoodie and sweatpants $13.50 sizes 4 – 16

Boys fleece joggers sizes 4 – 18 only $9.50 (reg $16)


Rectangle sun sail shade $12.99 with code: RVKOXILG code exp 5/20

Universal waterproof phone pouch 2 pack $14.99


Cat water fountain $24.99 when you clip $15 off coupon

3 pack cat toys $1.97



Women’s walking shoes $12.79 with code: Y6QA5539

Sports, Fitness, Health

NordicTrack Studio Smart Bike with 7″ Smart HD touchscreen and 30 days of iFit $597 (reg $997)

Yoga towels $8.99 and Yoga mat bag with side pockets on sale $9.99

Subscription Deals

30% off Evive blend free smoothies with code: WELLNESS30 exp 5/31/22

Tools and Garage

Wood splitting axe $10.14 with code: 407GWS5U code expires 6/7/22

Milwaukee M18 18 Volt Cordless Compact Drill/Combo Kit 2 tools with 2 2.0 Ah batteries, charger, and bag $199 (reg $229)


Dinosaur play tent $11.99 with code: 606QTGKY code exp 5/20/22

Vtech Glitter Me Kitten $22.99 (reg $34.99)

38 pc tea set with tea pot, treat stand, and more $16.79 with code: 3BYRUDHI code expires 5/15/22 ENDS TOMORROW

21 pc Doll outfits and accessories set for 18 inch dolls $13.89 with code: RGHGYH2S code expires 5/31/22

Barbie with Pool Playset $12.18


Cargo Carrier 20 cubic ft capacity, waterproof $27.49 with code: 50KINGMELL code exp 5/31/22

If you find any deals that are expired or don’t work, please let me know and I’ll remove them. If there are any particular deals you are looking for, I’d love to know. I’ll try to find them.

Luv Saving Money is not responsible for shipping, charges, or customer service of these sales and deals. Any issues you have in those departments should be directed to the seller or respective site of sale

Here’s Why You May Want to Consider Shopping Early This Holiday Season

2021 has been different in a lot of ways than other years. The pandemic has caused a lot of issues. Not only are we dealing with a pandemic itself but a domino effect of other issues including delayed shipping, availability of parts, labor shortages, price increases, and more.

You’ve probably seen in the news things like automotive makers not putting out as many new vehicles due to computer chip shortages. Guy I just saw that parents are having issues getting Lunchables and juice boxes. My local Giant Eagle had signs up for a while about having issues getting Lunchables in.

I’m a long time Amazon Prime member and I’ve noticed they’re really pushing shipping days and choosing delayed shipping by offering benefits if you do. Less and less items seem to have 2 day shipping available. And even when I order two day shipping sometimes it’s taking longer.

So what do Lunchables and new cars have to do with holiday shopping? Well the same issues are applying to the toy industry. Labor shortages and delayed shipping will affect the amount of products on the shelves, how soon and if they can restock, and how long it takes for you to get the toys you order online. Some of the same supply issues are also affecting the toys industry in regard to parts and materials.

For this reason I will be do my Holiday Guide Posts early this year. My suggestion, if you see the toy your child wants I would buy it early. This is the suggestion Toy Insiders is giving to make sure you get the gifts you want to give this year.

I’m not gonna lie, I already started my holiday shopping.

Sorrowfish Book Tour & Giveaway

Sorrowfish The Call of the Lorica Book 1 by Anne C. Miles Genre: Fantasy

Two Worlds. One Fate. A bard. A wizard…and a college student from Kentucky. Sara Moore is having crazy dreams. Gryphon and dragon crazy. The scary part? Waking up, with scratches and splinters. Is she losing it because of stress? Her twin sister is in a coma. One more unfinished sculpture will fully tank her grades. Goodbye bachelor’s degree, hello failure. It’s enough to make anyone sleepwalk. Choosing to defy the Conclave, Trystan risks capture and mind control to find a magical lute through a shadow network. Dane meets a sinister stranger and barely escapes with his life. Together, guided by a fae only known as Sara, they will end an ancient curse…or die trying. INDIES TODAY BEST FANTASY BOOK 2019 “A richly conceived fantasy with a grand emotional payoff.” -Kirkus Reviews **On Sale for only $1.99 Aug 1st and later!!** Goodreads * AmazonBook Trailer

Anne C. Miles, an award-winning author, was born in Chicago Heights, Illinois in 1971. She successfully avoided writing fiction for years by blogging and extensive journaling. However, one day, she logged into a writing site and scribbled. She kept going, and now cannot stop. Her book, Sorrowfish, was named Best Fantasy of 2019 by Indies Today. A chapter within the second book (not yet published) won an honorable mention from the Writers of the Future contest in 2020. Anne designs and builds websites with her husband and enjoys video games. She was confirmed in the Anglican Church (ACNA, High Anglican) in 2016. When Anne isn’t working or writing, she plays violin badly and spoils her grandchildren. She is hard at work on the next book of her series, The Call of the Lorica. Website * Facebook * Twitter * Instagram * Bookbub * Amazon * Goodreads

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