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FrozenAssets

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Best place to buy contact lenses?
« on: January 09, 2017, 12:01:59 PM »
Search function is failing me!  I need to order contacts, where have you found the best deals?

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Re: Best place to buy contact lenses?
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2017, 06:48:14 PM »
1-800- contacts will typically price match other sites. If you go through the United Mileage Plus or one of the other portals you can typically get earn some extra miles. If you have a Discover card you might want to check "Discover Deals" to see if there are any extra cash back offers for any online contact lens retailers.

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Re: Best place to buy contact lenses?
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2017, 01:30:32 PM »
I've had good success buying multiple boxes from Visiondirect.com. 

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Re: Best place to buy contact lenses?
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2017, 05:26:19 PM »
Costco seems very competitive price-wise. If no Costco membership, 1800contacts.

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Re: Best place to buy contact lenses?
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2017, 11:59:17 PM »
Costco was the best deal I could find! $29/box of six, Acuvue Oasys for astigmatism. 👍🏻

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Re: Best place to buy contact lenses?
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2017, 09:26:44 AM »
1-800- contacts will typically price match other sites. *snip*

+1, 1-800 Contacts will beat the competitor by 2%.

I just used 1-800 Contacts to price match www.contactlensking.com back in October.  I ended up with 3 boxes of 24 for $251.66 (Acuvue Oasys with Hydraclear), which works out to $20.97 for every six lenses.

First, I went to as many contact lens seller sites as I could find that carried my prescription, then price-matched the best (including shipping!) with 1-800 Contacts, as I had used them in the past and trusted them not to send lenses that were close to expiration.  Some sites get you with the shipping cost, so be sure to have your full order in the cart at each site before you decide which one is cheapest.  1-800 Contacts does take shipping into account.  I was able to get the price match done via chat, which was nice.
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Re: Best place to buy contact lenses?
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2017, 06:16:36 AM »
Last contact purchase I made I found the UK version of Vision Direct (visiondirect.co.uk) to have the best prices even after adjusting for currencies and shipping to the U.S. They also included a pack of Haribo gummy bears in the box.