Recently my husband made his annual trip to the optometrist. This is a visit I usually don’t mentally focus on very much since it is his visit, it is usually annoyingly expensive, and I like to pretend that I don’t also need to go to the optometrist. Hey, I have no restrictions on my driver’s license and I’m sticking to it! I do give him props for double checking on which rewards credit card to use before going to the appointment. He already knew the answer, but gets bonus points for double checking.
He came home from the visit and proudly proclaimed that his contacts were no longer available, and he decided to switch to new fancier contacts. I thought whatever, boring, boring, yay for no more sticky contact lens solution on the counters, boring…..wait, it costs how much?! Having never had contacts myself, I am out of touch with how much they apparently cost. He has used 1-800-Contacts in the past, so was ready to place a new order with them for his new prescription (they let you just text a photo of your prescription which is pretty cool). Right before he pressed “purchase” I pretty much yelled “wait”! I remembered seeing 1-800-Contacts in some shopping portals, so I did some quick research and found they were in several portals with the highest being Ultimate Rewards at 5x.
This is by no means one of those “high level” or advanced ways of upping spending to earn miles and points. However, it is exactly my style of earning – getting the most for everyday stuff you were going to have to do anyway. In this case, the extra step of remembering that I had seen 1-800-Contacts on a portal netted us a couple thousand points. Well done in my book. Next year he says he wants LASIK, so we will move on to maximizing that large purchase.
So if you happen to use this source for contacts, then remember to earn some extra points for your next order!