Who Else Wants Affordable Prescription Glasses?

If you have been following me for a while; then you know that I have been wearing glasses forever, not because I want to, but because I have to. And before you even think about it or ask, YES I have tried to get Lasik Eye Surgery, but I do not qualify for the procedure just yet. I have to wait for the technology to get better or for my vision to change/improve. So until then, I am stuck wearing prescription glasses until then.

And of course, I can’t just get any glasses. My glasses frames have to be cute, stylish and tend to be more on the expensive name brand side. The way I see it, I have to wear my glasses 24/7 so they need to be what I want no matter the cost. Oh, and not to mention the cost of the lenses. Of course, in order for the lenses to fit into the frames, they must have all of these special materials, coatings, etc.   It gets pricey for one pair of eyeglasses.

Thank goodness for GlassesShop.com, I have had my eye on this website for quite some time, but I could not get myself to order a pair of eyeglasses online.

One…The prices were too good to be true.

Two…There is no way they can get my prescription in any of their frames. NO FREAKING WAY!

Three…How is the quality of the frames and lenses

I mean really? ordering prescription eyeglasses online…how good could they be?  Well to my surprise GlassesShop.com reached out to me to see if I would like to try out a pair of eyeglasses from their website.  And of course, I was like YES! I couldn’t turn down the offer.

I decided to go with a pair of sunglasses for my first pair of online prescription glasses. I figure sunglasses was the safest way to go.

The frames I chose are the “Edith Round” in black

And Oh My Goodness!!! I’m in love.

I absolutely love these sunglasses. The frames are great quality and seem to be very durable. The lenses, I was a bit nervous about, but the quality is actually pretty good. The lenses have some weight to them, but that was to be expected with my strong prescription. I am truly impressed. I can’t even believe I can get a whole pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses for under $100.00. WHAT?!?! That is unheard of in my world. And not to mention the quality of the glasses all around is amazing. I am so pleasantly surprised about how these prescription sunglasses turned out. I will definitely be ordering more prescription glasses from GlassesShop.com in the near future.

Thank you so much GlassesShop.com for opening my eyes to an affordable alternative to getting prescription eyeglasses. Where have you been all my life!

If you would like to try out a pair of glasses from GlassesShop.com here is an amazing coupon code to use to get 50% Off a pair of Eyeglasses and Sunglasses with FREE Lenses (Sale Frames Included). Just enter GSHOT50 at checkout.

Savvy San Diego Living: Brazilian Steakhouse Date for under $100

Is it possible to go to a Brazilian Steakhouse and spend less than $100.00 for 2 People?

The answer is YES!

If you are a savvy person like myself, you can treat yourself and husband and/or spouse to a fabulous Brazilian Steakhouse experience.

For the last couple of years my husband has been wanting to try a Brazilian steakhouse because he heard you get unlimited meat. As soon as he heard unlimited meat, that was it. He did not want to go to any other steakhouse until he had a chance to try a Brazilian steakhouse first.

So this year for his birthday I figured I would surprise him and take him to his first Brazilian steakhouse. After doing some research I quickly found out that going to a Brazilian steakhouse is a full on experience and for this “Experience” it was going to cost you. Mind you I had a strict budget that I did not want to exceed for his birthday weekend. I wasn’t going to spend half my budget on going to a steakhouse LOL.

Thank goodness I was flexible and creative. I did a lot of research and found the best Brazilian Steakhouse in San Diego.

First I knew that I wanted my husband to get the “FULL” Brazilian Steakhouse experience. And for myself, I am not an all you can eat type of girl. So I was hoping that they had another option for me.In doing my research I ended up making reservations at Fogo De Chao; not only was it ranked the best via Yelp, this Brazilian steakhouse is also in Brazil.

Because I made my reservation early I was able to get promotional emails from the restaurant. And when looking to save on anything the best thing to do is sign up for their mailing list. The first promotional email they sent me included a coupon for $15.00 off, and this coupon came in so handy in helping me save money. Once I received the coupon, I read that it was also good for lunch. Once I read that, I double checked the website to see what the cost of having lunch is verses dinner… and let me tell you I quickly changed this surprise from a dinner to a lunch experience (LUNCH $34.95 DINNER $52.95). Right there i already cut the cost about 35% and I still have a $15.00 off coupon.

The moral of going to a Brazilian Steakhouse for under $100 is…

First: Do your research

Second: Sign up for their mailing list

Third: It’s okay to have a lunch date


Now that we got the savings out of the way, let me tell you about our actual experience at Fogo De Chao.

So the day had finally arrived, I surprised my husband and pulled up at Fogo De Chao in Downtown San Diego. My husband was so excited. As soon as we walked through the door the hostess knew exactly who we were, and she sat us right away. We did not even have to wait 2 seconds. Once we were at our table it seemed like not even 30 seconds later one of the servers came over and somehow knew it was our first time there. She literally explained everything down to the cut of meats to us, and answered all of our questions and really took her time with us. I must say this was the best customer service experience that I have had in San Diego since moving to here in 2005. Not only did she explain everything, but I told her that I was not a big all-you-can eat person and she helped me find a middle ground as I did want the full experience of the Brazilian Steakhouse but not really (if that makes any sense).

After we knew what we were doing, we ordered our “adult beverages” and headed over to the most amazing salad bar ever. Once we had our first round of food from the salad bar, we headed back to our table and then the ballet of meats started. There were so many different meats going around and around, the meat cutters came by our table and cut meat on meat on meat for my husband. It was kind of an amazing experience and not to mention the food was absolutely delicious.

Once my husband couldn’t eat another bite, one of the servers came over gave my husband a dessert menu and said “Happy Birthday choose any dessert you want on us”.

After 2 full meals or “Experiences” , 2 “Adult Beverages”, dessert, Tip (a really good tip), and paying for valet parking, I only ended up spending a total of $91.00.

Again I have to say the food was AMAZING, the customer service was AMAZING, our whole experience was AMAZING! It was worth every penny. I can honestly say that we will be back for dinner and pay full price because it was so worth it. Okay just kidding, I will not be paying full price because… They sent me a $25.00 off coupon for my birthday, a $25.00 off coupon just because, and restaurant week in San Diego is coming up on September 25th ($40.00 per person) so I will not be paying full price anytime soon LOL!

If you are ever in San Diego you must give Fogo De Chao a try, you will not regret it. And don’t forget to sign up for their mailing list to get your coupon.

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Happy National Coffee Day!

Happy National Coffee Day

There are so many “NATIONAL DAYS” in this day and age, but come on who does not LOVE coffee. I am all about National Coffee Day J I mean come on, FREE Coffee, who doesn’t LOVE free coffee. Here are just a few places that are giving away coffee today:

Krispy Kreme is offering a free 12 oz House, Dark Roast or Decaf coffee. And for those of us that like our fancy Mochas and Lattes they are only $1.00 today.

Dunkin’ Donuts is offering a free medium cup of Dunkin’ Donuts hot Dark Roast Coffee (don’t be greedy with your free coffee, only 1 per person). Also, through October 5th, Dunkin’ Donuts is offering discounted coffee.

McDonalds is offering a small cup of McCafe Coffee during breakfast hours only.

I hope you all take the time out of your day to stop and smell the coffee.

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