OK so here is the verdict on the new glasses from Clearly.ca for a grand total of $52.50 less rebate of $4.07 (actual rebate from ebates.ca was a tiny bit smaller than I thought) = $48.43 Canadian. They were ordered on Monday and arrived two days later. In the mean time I received an official receipt to submit to benefits if I had any (I don't) and an email advising they had been shipped. Today I received a third email reminding me if I was not 100% happy with them to ship them back at their expense.
As mentioned in my previous post, I am near-sighted so only use glasses for driving and watching performances such as plays and hockey games and going to the movie theatre. I have already driven with them and the prescription and lenses seem perfect. The fit is spot on. Hubby was shocked, the frame is actual metal, and appears to be excellent quality. In an effort to show you how they look I took a rather bad selfie today keeping in mind it is 130pm and super dark and rainy today so the glare in the picture is the phone - that's how dark it is. If you wanted antiglare I could have bought it but see no need for that so didn't. They came in a rather large case, one big enough to fit almost two pair in so I just am using my old glasses case.
I am perfectly happy with them and hubby is now inclined to give them a try for his next glasses since his last ones cost $900 and he went back three times and still wasn't happy with the fit or clarity. He needs progressives so they obviously will cost more than mine but he is no longer worried about quality. He alternates between glasses and contacts so we spend a fair amount of money on his eyecare but much less since he started ordering contacts through Clearly.ca.
In my previous post many blog readers had commented that they had also successfully ordered glasses online from eyebuydirect.ca and zenni optical. If you are seriously thinking of doing the same I would check out them out as well. Also Vix mentioned that her friend has ordered from www.new-lenses-for-glasses.com to reuse old frames (they ship worldwide).
In other news I have bought my halloween candy - 300 pieces which hopefully will make it to October 31 although hubby has already broke into one box. We generally get 30-80 trick or treaters and we decorate our windows and broadcast scary sounds into the neighborhood.
I continue to do 10,000 steps a day but it is much harder now that the weather is dark and rainy, the dog is completely bored so we have been playing with him every single night between sessions on the treadmill. Work continues to keep us on our toes though so never a lack of things to do around here.
What technique has recently saved you money? Please feel free to share in comments.