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Contact Lenses Rebate

December 16th, 2012 at 08:22 pm

DH printed out the contact lenses receipt that we bought online the other day. He took it to our health insurance company during his lunch break today, it is only few blocks away from his work, could have taken the tram and he would have got there in few minutes if he wanted but he opted to go for a stroll instead.

He called me afterwards and told me that they handed him $64.60 in cash, not bad.
Cost including shipping = $99.40
Health insurance rebate = $64.60
Out of pocket cost = $34.80

We used the credit card to buy them so really won’t be paying for it until next statement.

60 pair of contact lenses (about 8-10 months’ worth of use) = $34.80
3 brand new eye glasses = $13.65
Total = $48.45 for the year

Interesting info we got from the girl that helped us the other at the optometrist, she said that DH can actually get sunglasses and claim it in our health insurance too. He might look into it next year.

3 Responses to “Contact Lenses Rebate”

  1. Wino Says:

    I won't even say what glasses cost over here in Dubai, but I couldn't even get a polishing cloth for what you paid for everything. Glasses are another item I have to pay for myself, over a certain figure... which won't even cover basic glasses, and I need trifocal lenses. Once you add "progressive" and "scratch-resistant" and custom frames, I have seen cars listed for less in the US.

    Good bargains for you on the eyesight front!

  2. Shiela Says:

    I know what you mean about those added stuff they can add up so much. The current one that I bought just over a year ago has everything in it, anti-glare, scratch resistant etc etc. Well it has now a scratch on it or some mark that I can't get out that's why I decided to just get the no frills to see what it would be like. I guess I will find out when I pick them up after christmas and if I don't like it then I get another one next year. To get the anti-glare would have cost $50 per glasses.

    This might all sound cheap but we do pay $250 p/month on private health insurance, so we are just really getting some money back but it feels goods to get some back.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Glad you got some money back!

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