Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Giveaway & Review: Eyeglasses from EyeBuyDirect.com ! (CLOSED)


When it comes to saving money, I think you all know I don’t limit myself to groceries and beauty products. I try really hard to get the best deal on everything I buy: furniture, clothing —even new tires! So please understand when I tell you I’ve found a deal on something – I mean it!

So my darlings, have I found a great site for you! Please let me formally introduce you to my new friends at Eyebuydirect.com! Check them out-- I swear they will be your new source for eye and sunglasses! (Non-prescription glasses too!)

This review is two fold - a few weeks ago the wonderful people at EyeBuyDirect sent me a pair of their eyeglasses to try out. At the same time - they were running a buy one pair of eyeglasses, get a second pair free promotion. We ended up ordering DH his own two pairs of glasses - at a final cost of around $83 shipped! Now DH and I have two very different prescriptions. His prescription is about twice as strong as mine - which means, typically, eye glasses are very expensive for him because he always has to upgrade to the thinnest lens grade. This means that anytime in the past when we've gone and priced out glasses for him - they were $200+!!! With EyeBuyDirect, he was able to buy a pair of the Ryder frames for $24.95 and upgrade all the way to the "Ultra Thin" lens (3 steps up) for that $83!!!! Oh yeah, and receive a second pair of glasses completely free!

For me, I have a light-medium-ish prescription but it's bad enough that I cannot see much at all without glasses or contacts. The style I received, "Orbit" (above), is great! It's a semi-frameless and very lightweight style that was classic but still fashionable. (Unfortunately the Orbit is not currently available.)

Recently, while talking with a friend about ordering glasses online she seemed concerned that the glasses would not be fitted to her face. My Orbit frames, and my husband's Ryder frames, both 'fit' us perfectly. (Prior to ordering, we also measured the size of our previous eyeglasses and compared to the sizes listed on the web site.) This is also where one of EyeBuyDirect's best features comes in: One of the coolest features of EyeBuyDirect is their "Eyetry" feature. You upload a photo of yourself and you can virtually 'try on' any lens on their website. Check me out here rocking the Holly!

And if for some reason you get them and they aren't what you're thinking -Eyebuy direct offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee - no questions asked!

DH and I loved the convenience of ordering online, and having the glasses shipped directly to our door was awesome! No hassle, no pushy sales clerks, and no hidden fees! Everything was priced out feature by feature so you could really tailor your glasses to fit your needs (while keeping your budget in mind)! And each pair of glasses comes with a free case and cloth!

Want to win a pair of glasses for yourself?! One lucky Frugal and Fabulous reader will receive a pair of glasses from EyeBuyDirect!

To enter please leave me a comment with:
*Your name
*Your email/blog contact
*Your favorite eye glass style on the EyeBuyDirect web site

Want more chances to win? For extra entries you may:
1. Post an "Eye Try" photo with one’s favorite frame to our Wall of Frame
2. Subscribe to my blog via email or feedburner (top right hand corner of this site) (=2 entries if you are a new subscriber!)
3. Enter one of my other current giveaways and come back and tell me which one you entered!
4. Link to this giveaway from your blog or website (= 2 extra entries!)
5. Add my button to your blog or web site
6. Follow me on Twitter and tweet about it! Here's an easy copy and paste:
{ Frugal&Fabulous is giving away a free pair of eye glasses from EyeBuyDirect.com! Enter here: http://tinyurl.com/ltgovq @lindsfrugalfab}
7. Become a fan of Frugal and Fabulous on facebook (see my right side bar)
8. Follow me on blogger

(Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry!)

Hurry! You have until Wednesday, August 26 @ 7pm EST to enter! (Winner must respond within 48 hours.)

**Open to U.S. Residents only. Giveaway does not include designer eyewear or sunglasses.

122 gave me some sugar:

adriennesarmoire1 said...

'SWAK!' I am SOOOOOOO going there - we really could use this! Our new insurance covers little. Thank you!

furygirl3132 said...

I could definitely use this, it's been 3 years since I got a new pair of glasses, thanks so much for the chance!

Eloise Carlson
http://mommy2twogirls.blogspot.com/
I love the Basil frames in Pink.

furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

furygirl3132 said...

I am an email subscriber.

Eloise
furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

furygirl3132 said...

Following you on Twitter (furygirl3132) and I tweeted: http://twitter.com/furygirl3132/status/3432463946

Eloise
furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

furygirl3132 said...

Following you on Blogger (furygirl3132)

Eloise
furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

furygirl3132 said...

Fan on Facebook (Eloise Carlson)

Eloise
furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

furygirl3132 said...

Have your button here: http://mommy2twogirls.blogspot.com/

Eloise
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cdziuba said...

Carol Dziuba
cdziuba@aol.com

I like the Keaton.

cdziuba said...

I follow on Twitter (cdziuba) and tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/3433694431

cdziuba said...

follow on blogger

cdziuba said...

Facebook fan Carol P Dziuba

cdziuba said...

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Beth M said...

I like suade but would get a pair for my husband if I win. Our daughter twisted his pair of glasses a few weeks ago. aye.

cdziuba said...

Blogged entry 1 http://ceeceeblogger.blogspot.com/2009/08/giveaway-eyeglasses-from.html

Beth M said...

Follow on blogger.

cdziuba said...

Blogged entry 2http://ceeceeblogger.blogspot.com/2009/08/giveaway-eyeglasses-from.html

cdziuba said...

email subscriber

Beth M said...

@simplybudgeted Tweeted http://twitter.com/simplybudgeted/status/3433761693

cdziuba said...

entered Famous Footwear

Kim said...

My hubby really needs a new pair of glasses. If I'm picking, maybe Rainier.

Nancy said...

I like the Women's Lambda frames!

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Nancy said...

I am an e-mail subscriber.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Nancy said...

I follow via Google Friends.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Nancy said...

I also entered your Famous Foodwear shoe giveaway.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

rebecca said...

I like the Beta and the Suede! I really need new glasses. Mine have a scratch that is really annoying!

gitrecca at gmail dot com

rebecca said...

I am a new subscriber!1

gitrecca at gmail dot com

rebecca said...

I am a new subscriber! 2

gitrecca at gmail dot com

Rita said...

I liked the Altea...wow I've been looking for a good deal on eyeglasses...looks like I may have found it!

Anne said...

Anne
asbender20[at]yahoo[dot]com

I like the Firenze in Pink.

I have heard many great things about Eyebuydirect.com.

Tia said...

I really need some new frames. I have had my current pair for the last 7 years. I think it's time for a new pair, I just haven't wanted to spend the money. I like the Magdalena in Gun.
nhmummab@comcast.net

Tia said...

email subscriber
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Tia said...

fan on fb
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amanda said...

My favorite styles can be found under "elegant" and "most popular."
oheeyore at hotmail dot com

amanda said...

blog follower
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Ashley said...

Ashley
ashy.baby@gmail.com
I like this design for the glasses:

http://www.eyebuydirect.com/metal-glasses-gamma-red-p-2181.html

Ashley said...

I just subscribed via google reader. I am a new subscriber.
ashy.baby@gmail.com

Ashley said...

I made a blog entry about this giveaway:
http://closetoftreasures.blogspot.com/2009/08/free-eye-glasses-giveaway.html

ashy.baby@gmail.com

Ashley said...

I added your button to my page under the Supported Sites Section:
http://closetoftreasures.blogspot.com/

ashy.baby@gmail.com

Ashley said...

I am following you on twitter & tweeted about this. (ashybaby87)

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Ashley said...

I just became a facebook fan!

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Ashley said...

I am now following you on blogger :)

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1stopmom said...

There are really some great designs. I really like the Timberland design.

1stopmom said...

I follow you on twitter
@1stopmom

1stopmom said...

I blogged about the giveaway here
http://1stopmom.com/giveaways/2009/08/21/eyeglasses-from-eyebuydirect-com/

Shrimp Salad Circus said...

Lindsay G

shrimpsaladcircus{at}gmail{dot}com

I love this darling tortoiseshell pair: http://www.eyebuydirect.com/plastic-glasses-esclavos-red-p-1955.html!

Shrimp Salad Circus said...

I entered the Famous Footwear giveaway!

Shrimp Salad Circus said...

I follow you on Blogger!

Danielle said...

I like the Danube in pink.

ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com
The Happy Wife
Homeschool Unit Studies

Stacy said...

I think the Flame style would look good on me. I could desperatly use a new pair of glasses since my rx is like 5 years old and I get a headache everytime I wear them. Maybe a new style will convert me from a contact lover to a frame lover....

Stacy said...

I've also been a subscriber for a while now too!

lise said...

love the carmen style

lise said...

I'm a subscriber

lise said...

I've also entered your famous footwear giveaway.

Jessie Lynn said...

Omgoodness! What a fantastic giveaway. These were scrolling by on the front page, but I found them again: love the cute design!

http://www.eyebuydirect.com/fashion-glasses-swanson-purple-p-1806.html

Jessie Lynn
xjessieATgmail.com

XOXO

Jessie Lynn said...

* I am an e-mail subscriber!

Jessie Lynn
xjessieATgmail.com

XOXO

Jessie Lynn said...

& I follow your blog!

Jessie Lynn
xjessieATgmail.com

XOXO

Jessie Lynn said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/ohhbother/status/3463235492

Jessie Lynn
xjessieATgmail.com

XOXO

The Bluths said...

Ashley Bluth
http://thebluths.blogspot.com
I think I like the Granite pair, but there were so many to choose from. I've had my pair for 6 years!

The Bluths said...

I blogged it! http://thebluths.blogspot.com/2009/08/giveaways-post.html

The Bluths said...

I blogged it #2 http://thebluths.blogspot.com/2009/08/giveaways-post.html

The Bluths said...

Posted on wall of shame

The Bluths said...

Follow and tweeted! http://twitter.com/budicheeks/statuses/3464324453

The Bluths said...

Follow on blogger

The Bluths said...

Follow on facebook

Sarah said...

Sarah C
saca523@yahoo.com
Swanson in Pink

Sarah said...

Sarah C
saca523@yahoo.com
Swanson in Pink

Sarah said...

I'm on the wall of Frame!

Sarah said...

I follow you on Blogger
saca523@yahoo.com

Sarah said...

Im a new subscriber to your blog
saca523@yahoo.com

Sarah said...

I created a link to this giveaway
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Sarah said...

I am a fan on Facebook
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Sarah said...

I am a new subscriber via feedburner
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Celeste said...

The Swanson glasses are pretty neat! I'd love to win this so I can let my sister pick out a cool new pair of glasses, since I don't wear glasses.

~ Celeste

contact me at:
celeste@mail4me.com

Celeste said...

Got your button!

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Celeste said...

Blog follower

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cent_saving_mom said...

Cent Saving Mom
http://www.morethancents.info
Princess, Black Frames

maya said...

Kitwanga- a men's frame for my husband would be great!

maya said...

I subscribe by email

maya said...

I entered the famous footwear giveaway also

~Tami said...

I was just thinking yesterday how I need prescription sunglasses!
I'd probably pick the Calvin Klein 832S 090 sunglasses.

Tami
mymadakaja at yahoo dot com
http://psalm37v4.blogspot.com

~Tami said...

My contact info is in my profile...

I'm subscribed to your blog via feed (google reader)

~Tami said...

Following you on Twitter and tweeted the contest here:
http://twitter.com/mymadakaja

Contact info on my profile.

~Tami said...

Became a fan of Frugal and Fabulous on facebook (http://www.facebook.com/tami.qualls?ref=name)

Contact info on my profile.

~Tami said...

Following you on blogger

Contact info on my profile.

writingcanvas said...

This a is wonderful & what gift it could be. Being there are several in my family that wear glasses, this would be such a savings! THANK YOU for sharing!

For myself I would like:

Eyre - Rimless Eyeglasses in pink

writingcanvas said...

Signed up for your e-mail version.

writingcanvas (AT) iserv (DOT) net

writingcanvas said...

I twittered about this!

(mamaofadozen)

writingcanvas said...

Just became a fan on Facebook (Loni)

Nancy said...

I entered the Famous Fpptwear giveaway.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Susan said...

I really like the Swanson Purple frames.

ryanw@mts.net

Nancy said...

I enteres the container giveaway.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Patricia said...

I'm an e-mail subscriber!!
pat_tie@yahoo.com

Patricia said...

fan on facebook
pat_tie@yahoo.com

Patricia said...

follow you on tweeter!!
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Patricia said...

I'd try the Suzie...
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LivingBeyondMeans said...

I feel kind of bad entering because I have fairly new glasses, but I'd love to have a pair of rimless glasses since my others have thick, dark plastic frames. Anyway, I'd get the Eyre.

Courtney said...

I like the Goal frames.
cabpack4@hotmail.com

Courtney said...

I also entered your togetherware giveaway. You have such awesome giveaways.

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JAMIE HIRYAK said...

I need glasses so bad, and I have avoided buying any because I can't afford them. (My dog ate my last pair -literally!)

Please enter me up!

Jamie Hiryak
www.jamieunscripted.com
jamieliz205@hotmail.com

And I tried to pick a favorite, but I can't! :)

JAMIE HIRYAK said...

Enter me again please, I became a Facebook Fan!

Shannon said...

Fun!
Shannon Biancamano
shannonbiancamano@gmail.com
I like the Calvin Klein 1055S 004

Shannon said...

I'm following on blogger

Shannon said...

I'm following on facebook

Shannon said...

I'm adding button to my blog

ProjectHope7 said...

thanks for a great review. Its hard to make a choice. I think I have narroed it down to Rimless-Exchange in brown second would be Swanson in purple... it wold be fun to have both!

cathy b
projecthope7 at gmail dot com

ProjectHope7 said...

I follow you on blogger.

cathy b
projecthope7 at gmail dot com

ProjectHope7 said...

I now subscribe via email. #1

cathy b
projecthope7 at gmail dot com

ProjectHope7 said...

I now subscribe via email. #2

cathy b
projecthope7 at gmail dot com

Mallory said...

I'd love to win a new pair of geeky plastic frames! :)

malloryalexin (at) gmail (dot) com

Mallory said...

I also entered the Togetherware giveaway!


malloryalexin (at) gmail (dot) com

Original Coupon Coach said...

I could so use this! My favorite is the Sake (I think...I'm so indecisive!).

Original Coupon Coach said...

I tweeted!

Kelly D. said...

I think my favorite frames are the "Aeneas". I haven't "tried them on" yet! What a cool feature!
My daughter broke my glasses about a year ago and I haven't been able to replace them. I've been wearing contacts but I'm always nervous about not having a backup. I can't see without them!

CJ said...

I like the Suade frames. I could really use new glasses, mine are 8 years old!!

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nancy said...

OMG I love the Holly I could use some new glasses!!! Thank you for all of your hard work on posting the deals!
Nancy
nlpoe (at) hotmail dot com

Original Coupon Coach said...

I subscribe.

Original Coupon Coach said...

I follow & Tweeted

Original Coupon Coach said...

I'm a facebook fan.

Anita said...

Anita Ba
imnotarunner at g mail dot com
favorite eye glass style: Laurel
I can't believe how affordable these glasses are! I've been wearing the same 300.00 pair for 5+ years from Canada, they sell cheap glasses too but not this cheap! My lens are so scratched up that people often tell me to clean them b/c they look dirty.

News Around The Blogs said...

Jess - News Around the Blogs

newsaroundtheblogs at live dot com

I like the Esclavos - Red

News Around The Blogs said...

i follow on twitter and posted a tweet

http://twitter.com/NwsArdtheblogs/status/3562684733

Dnicky said...

I really like the IMAX style.

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Deidre