Wednesday, September 28, 2011

(CLOSED) EyeBuyDirect.com Review & Giveaway!


EyeBuyDirect.com is a prescription eyewear website that offers a wide range of high quality yet still affordable frame and lens packages.  On the site you can browse an extensive online catalogue and purchase eyewear from the comfort of your own home.

I have never ordered glasses online so ordering glasses from EyeBuyDirect was a completely new experience for me.  I was excited about doing doing so though because I knew I was in need of an updated prescription and our family's insurance only covers new glasses every 2 years.  Even with insurance I paid $217 out of pocket the last time I bought new glasses.  At EyeBuyDirect prices for eyeglasses start at $6.95.

With such a large selection on the site to choose from I have to admit I was a little intimidated when I started my search for frames.  It was simple though to start narrowing down my search.  You can select between genders, price points, frame type, shapes and even size, material and color!  I sorted by female, full rimmed and rectangle to find the look I wanted.
I like that I could easily mark frames as my favorites for when I had a chance to look at them with my hubby.  Also once I was ready to order I appreciated how easy it was to enter my prescription information.  Since it was all new to me I had to measure my own Pupillary Distance and I was relieved it that it shows you how to measure it. 

I ended up choosing a Daisy frames in purple that were priced at $6.95.  You can get standard lens thickness for free (which is what I chose) or you can choose from lite or Polycarbonate for an additional cost.  Lens anti-scratch protection is offered for free and you can add anti-glare, UV coating, etc. also for an additional cost.  I didn't add any extras so my glasses with shipping included would cost $12.90.  Not bad for glasses I will wear every day while I'm working here at the computer and a lot better than spending the $200 I'm used to spending. 

Once ordered I immediately received an email with the invoice.  Soon after I received a shipping notification and my glasses arrived in the mail in less than 2 weeks.  All glasses come with a case and lens cloth.
My only disappointment is with how the frames fit my face. They are a little big for me. I probably would have selected another pair had I tried them on and looked in a mirror, but what I should have done is taken advantage of the "Eyetry" feature on EyeBuyDirect.com.  With this feature you can upload a picture of yourself and start trying on frames.  I know I will try this out next time!  And there will be a next time - at this price you can't go wrong with quality glasses.

The Giveaway: Thanks to EyeBuyDirect.com one lucky Confessions of a Frugal Mind reader a $30 Gift Voucher to EyeBuyDirect to use toward a pair of prescription eyeglasses (basic 1.5 single vision RX lenses only).  Designer eyeglasses and sunglasses are excluded from this offer.

You can enter one time or multiple times - just be sure to enter a separate comment for each of the entry methods. Make sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you are the lucky winner!

Mandatory Entry:  Visit www.eyebuydirect.com and “Like” your favorite frame.  OR Send a tweet:  I love (frame name) @EyeBuyDirect.  Leave a comment on this post after you have done so.  (If you're not on Facebook or Twitter simply leave a comment letting me know your favorite frames on the site)

Bonus Entries:
(1)  Subscribe to Confessions of a Frugal Mind by email.  You must confirm your subscription.  Leave me a comment and let me know that you subscribe.  If you already subscribe leave a comment letting me know.

(2)  "Like" Confessions of a Frugal Mind on Facebook then leave a comment letting me know you have liked the page.


(3)  Follow me on Twitter @JulsB20.  Then leave me a comment with your Twitter handle. 

(4)  Send tweet about this giveaway mentioning @JulsB20 and @EyeBuyDirect (you can do this for an extra entry once a day - be sure to leave a comment with a link to your tweet)

#Win a pair of eyeglasses from @JulsB20 and @EyeBuyDirect

(5) Follow EyeBuyDirect.com on Twitter @EyeBuyDirect then leave a comment.

(6) "Like" EyeBuyDirect.com on Facebook then leave a comment.

(7)  Follow this blog via Google Friend Connect then leave a comment letting me know.
(8)  Follow this blog on Networked Blogs then leave a comment letting me know you do.

(9) Post an "Eye Try" photo with your favorite frame to the Wall of Frame.

(10) Post a comment to the Wall of Frame to help other visitors choose which frames suites them best!

This giveaway will end Friday, October 14th at 11:59 pm CST.  Giveaway is open to US and Canada residents.  Winner will be chosen using random.org. 

Disclosure:  I received a pair of glasses from EyeBuyDirect.com for the purpose of review. No further compensation was received.  All opinions are 100% mine.

101 comments:

  1. I liked these glasses. http://www.eyebuydirect.com/classic-glasses-ja00036-black-p-2826.html

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  4. I follow eyebuy on twitter @mommy_business.

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  6. I tweeted!
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  10. Tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/mssluna02/status/120686026208448512

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  13. Like you on FB (Ssbucks Saving)

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  14. I am following JulsB20 on Twitter. (OneMomsMoxie)

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  15. I tweeted about the giveaway.
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  16. I follow EyeBuyDirect on Twitter.

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  17. I "liked" EyeBuyDirect.com on FB.

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  19. I liked the #2646 frame.
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  20. I'm a subscriber.
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  39. I follow eyebuydirect on twitter as @bmom76.
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  43. My favorite is Lethbridge in Black!

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  44. I followed you on Twitter as marybaker112

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  45. I followed @eyebuydirect on Twitter

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  46. I like my fav pair on their site
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  55. I "liked" these: http://www.eyebuydirect.com/fashion-glasses-allentown-tortoise-p-6472.html
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  66. I follow EyeBuy on Twitter *DNatrlBeauty*

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  68. I like EyeBuy on FB *Jennifer C.*

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  76. I liked the Rock Cosmopolitan glasses on facebook.
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