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WRAL SmartShopper

Share your deals & questions 3/29

Posted March 29

Mini savings account

Found a deal today? Here's the place to share it.

Have a question that doesn't fit into any of the other threads? Here's the place to ask it.

I hope you have a fabulously frugal day! As I always say, it's your money, spend it wisely!


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  • dianelucasrat Mar 29, 2016

    I always go Walmart I take my prescription from the eye doctor pick out my glasses I always end up getting 2 pairs because they are so inexpensive $39 per frames & lens I'm not a daily wearer by I going on 5 plus years now with no issues.!!! I ordered my contacts from 1-800-contacts No issues there either

  • jdouglas13 Mar 29, 2016

    Cbbunn, thanks! I just sent you my address. :) I really appreciate your kind offer.

  • cbbunn Mar 29, 2016

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    Yes, my husband received a coupon booklet in the mail. It is for "buy two or more pairs, get 60% off or buy one pair at 50% off. It expires tomorrow; however, he received a new coupon booklet today that has "50% off complete pair includes frames and lenses plus 50% no-line high definition bifocal lenses" that expires 4/27/16. I am going to try Coastal, so if you would like the April coupon, I will be happy to mail it to you. My email is

  • jdouglas13 Mar 29, 2016

    Thanks Vlynn! As it turns out, DW didn't like any of the frames on their website, so we didn't buy the Groupon deal.

    In the process of hunting for frames that she did like, we came across one that we found on Ebay (new). The style was discontinued, the vendor got great reviews and offers free returns and free shipping, and the price could not be beat. So, we'll see how she likes them and then get lenses put in locally at Target, BJ's, or WM.

    Cbbunn, where did you get the BJ's coupon? Is it for eyeglasses?

  • Dr D Mar 29, 2016

    CBBUNN, for what it's worth, we didn't purchase eyeglasses but ordered contact lenses from for many years for myself and my DD. They always had the best prices for the same name brand products, and good service with no problems.

  • raesmom1612 Mar 29, 2016

    Cbbunn try this. My DH used them one year and he was really happy with the glasses he got. The actual website is but has info about what they offer.

    Hope this helps

  • cbbunn Mar 29, 2016

    I need to purchase eyeglasses also. Any suggestions? I have a coupon for BJ's and have thought about Wal-Mart or Costco. I am not opposed to buying them on-line. Thanks for any insight you can provide.

  • heremeaj Mar 29, 2016

    If you left your binder in the shopping cart in the parking lot of a Walmart in Raleigh this am I found it and took it to customer service. There was no id in the binder. Reminder that we all need to put contact info in our binders.

  • vlynn Mar 29, 2016

    jdouglas re groupon deal for eyeglasses: don't get too excited. I did one of these once and it was a big let down. The glasses are very expensive, so you end up paying more for them than you would without the groupon at Sam's or Costco or on-line.

  • jdouglas13 Mar 29, 2016

    A couple of good deals I spotted today:

    On, there are some great new coupons out today including a $0.75 coupon for my beloved Magnum Bars!! :)
    Go here to get your coupons:

    The second deal I liked was on Groupon: $35 for a complete pair of eyewear (certain conditions) or $225 towards eyewear at MyEyeDr. I was really excited about this deal because DW broke her glasses last week during a nasty fall and she has rather expensive taste in eyewear. This will help us a lot!

    Mac7attack, I am in the same boat with some very soon-to-expire Coke coupons. Although not a great deal as is, CVS does have 12-packs 3/$10 through Saturday, which is a low enough price to get the Coke for free with the coupon.