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Affordable Prescription Glasses from

How much did your last pair of glasses set you back, including lenses? I think the last pair I bought from a retail store set me back over $500 and they weren’t even a “brand”.

That of course was before I realised you could, and trusted buying, glasses online. Being a brave, older-apparently-still-millennial, I’m used to paypalling away and having items shop up from all over the world, so, while it may seem strange to buy something so specialised from some place in the internets, it’s really just a matter of getting your Medicare-funding eyecheck every two years, making sure the optometrist writes down your full prescription, and setting about looking at all the colours and styles you can get with some button clicks … and for as little as $50! Honestly, the last pair I bought online only cost me $50 which included things like anti-scratch coasting and high density lenses for coke-bottle grade scripts like mine. offered me some eyeglasses to flash around the internet and my real life from their range, and I decided to get these ones:

Fiona in red glasses

The Oversized Cateye or High Pointed Eyewear Vintage Inspired in red. ($29.95) I’ve never gone catseye glasses before, despite so many other kitty items in my life, and I can totally say I pull these off!

Fiona in green glasses

The other pair, the Lina Rectangle in Green have grown on me in time (and after some compliments on social media!) Again, this $29.95 pair is a departure from my usual style in that it’s a light colour with clean parts while I usually only wear solid dark colours these days. But I like it, and for that price why not have a pair for each day of the week? Afterall, people are always looking at your face.

new glasses on blue schoolchair

I already have some prescription sunglasses from awhile back, but maybe next summer I’ll get another :)

Have you ever bough glasses online?
If you haven’t, maybe try, with the code GSHOT50 for 50% off frames with free standard prescription lenses :)

Where do you go for online coupons?

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Coupon Code.

Where do you go to get the best deals online? Are you, like me, just plugging things into Google in the hope to find a code to get 5% off that online order? Only to find they’re all for free US shipping or not valid anymore?

Given that I’m no longer working, I’ve had to unsubscribe to those tempting tempting daily deals sites, but looking for other ways to get the best products at the best prices is more important than ever. As is getting those little bonuses, like how I almost always get travel sized products free with my skincare. This means I’m ready to go for weekends away in Newcastle, Melbourne, or Canberra! Further afield would be nice, but maybe once I have a steady income again, hey?

What's in my bag?
Never pay full price

I was just sent through some info on a new site with Australian codes, seemingly regularly updated. has a huge range of fashion and foodie deals, including Cookbooks online codes and of course, Wine Market coupon codes! ;) I’m yet to flick through all of them, but I’m sure there’s something there for everyone.

There’s a good collection building for Mothers Day shopping, too! (Yes, we all like to spoil our Mums, while saving a little on the final price – though the wine codes might come in handy for that too)

Where do you like to shop for bargains online?

On Product Reviews and Online Shopping

Phillips Air Fryer
Hey look, no oil!

I’ve been getting oodles of hits for certain posts on this site. Most recently, it’s been for the post about Go the fuck to sleep, and for my once over of the aircooker. So, it seems like lots of people are googling something of interest and clicking through to see what they can find, and coming to my ramblings about it.

I know I’ll do the some. Ebay for something, google away looking for info, find a review site like, tech sites, some blogs, compare prices around the place and reach a decision about whether to get something, and how much I’m willing to pay… Putting different weights on different opinions, with blogs that I know for their honesty in reviews probably weighing in more than those with glowing opinions on everything they see. Same with review sites, I want to know the good and the bad, so I can work out if the bad is something I can live with!

There’s also the issue of the ridiculous dollar discrepancy, and how easy it is to buy so cheap online, Myer might have to do more than up the staffing in its flagship store to lure me into buying certain things online. Especially things like electronics which I KNOW I can get cheap online. Maybe they will stay my go-to for tights, and for clothes that need trying on, but for things where I know my size (repeat buys, most things other than jeans) it’s so easy just to click through and pay with paypal, and have it delivered from the other side of the world for less than the cost of going to the store in person and dealing with the shopping centre…

How about you? How have your browsing and impulse-buys been going with the strong dollar and easy access to paypal?

Online Shopping Bargains before Christmas at Brands Exclusive

Great Deals on well-known brands! Brandsexclusive invite!I love Brands Exclusive, a member-only shopping site where you get as much as 70% off all sorts of things, from clothes and shoes, to toys and homewares… I’ve started my Xmas shopping there as toys for my nephew have grabbed my eye or things for the home for others have appeared.

You do need to be “invited” – consider yourself invited – just click this link and sign up! Easy!


Better get shopping now for Xmas, as sometimes things take a few weeks to arrive after the “campaign” closes. I got some awesome Rubbermaid containers at less than half price for all my leftovers last week :) Plus the Saba dress I wore to the Vinnies Ball last night also came from there as a complete bargain! (pics of that to come).

Link: Brands Exclusive

(Disclosure: I get a $10 voucher if you make a purchase – as will you if you refer someone else!)

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