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Autumn Deal of The Week

28 Oct

When I first discovered that I needed glasses for driving lessons four years ago I went onto Groupon and bought a glasses deal for www.glassesdirect.co.uk which meant I got two (albeit terribly basic and hideous) pairs of glasses for around £15 in total. After my recent eye test the optician recommended that I start wearing a stronger prescription, and wear them more often for watching movies, presentations, work and driving. The shame and horror of getting out my old basics for all to see drove me yet again to Groupon. Here I found a deal where for £19 you get a £55 Glasses Direct voucher. (Unfortunately for you, this deal has now gone, but an autumn sale means that you can add the voucher code AUTUMN50 to receive 50% off frames which is almost as good as the Groupon deal!) See below for how I made the maximum savings step by step:

– Click through to the Groupon website via a cash back website gaining 8% cash back (in my case £1.50) when the purchase of the voucher is completed
– Click through to Glasses Direct via a cash back website gaining 5% cash back (in my case £2.39)
– Order your frames and lenses, and choose your free second pair (you can mix and match put get the cheapest free)
– Pay using your Groupon voucher in the promotions code box
– Pay the excess amount with debit card or PayPal
Grand total of £64.05 spent on two pairs of stylish glasses worth £75 each for frames alone, including the silver package of lenses at my desired prescription

The excellent feature of Glasses Direct is that you can order four pairs at a time to try on at home, so you are not ordering blindly. They also have hundreds of designer frames (top tip: find the pair that you like in your local opticians and look up the brand on the website they will have identical or similar frames much cheaper!)

Try at home - four pairs at a time

Try at home – four pairs at a time

What’s the catch you ask? None, this is a glasses warehouse cutting out the middle man aka your optician, and with less overheads. You do of course need your own prescription details, which you can ask your optician to, write down for you after each eye test. Most employers will also pay for your eye test, and if not optical express and specsavers often have printable online vouchers for a free test.

Verdict: 9 / 10


Nele trying her new glasses

Nele trying the ‘London Retro Fitzrovia’ glasses

Trying out the glasses

Trying out the ‘Mojito’ glasses

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