Saving Money and Looking Great With VSP Vision Care #SeeMuchMore

Today’s post is partnered with VSP Vision Care. All opinions are my own

My husband and I both need corrective eyewear; contacts for me and glasses for him. With glasses, in particular, it’s nice to switch things up every once in a while. Your style is an extension of your personality, and your glasses can help accentuate this! Over the past several years, we’ve changed our frames as often as we’re able to.

That being said, no one wants to dump a load of money on eyewear that will be out of style in the near future. And glasses are expensive. When you pay for the cost of lenses (especially pricey if you have a complicated prescription) and frames your bills can climb into the high hundreds! Crazy!

There’s no better time to maximize your vision benefits so you save on eyewear — and still look good. As the largest national not-for-profit in vision care, VSP Vision Care reinvests in the things its nearly 66 million members value most – the best care at the lowest out-of-pocket costs. With a network of 30,000 eye care providers, VSP members have the freedom to choose the provider, location and eyewear that’s right for them. It’s easy to see why VSP is consumers’ #1 choice in vision care. VSP even provides you with a frame allowance, making it affordable to purchase designer eyewear!

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Not sure if VSP is right for you? is a one-stop site for all the information you need about enrolling in vision benefits. The site includes a virtual savings calculator to estimate your savings with VSP vision benefits. There is also helpful information about maintaining healthy vision that can be found at the Learn About Your Eyes section of the site. You can even play an interactive game for a chance to win prizes.

Glasses 4Glasses 3Glasses 2Now, here’s the good news. I’m giving away a pair of designer sunglasses — all you need to do is enter in the raffelcopter below! Good luck!

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fighting cold and flu season with Seventh Generation

Seventh Generation Hand SoapIt’s not even the end of October and we’ve already been hit hard by the sniffles in our household. Nothing life-shattering, but Gemma’s been waking up with a stuffy nose practically every morning. After three years of school, it’s become evident: this is pretty standard. I’ll be finding used tissues around the house until April. (We’re working on using the trash more consistently. Working on it.)

That being said, there are things I’m doing to make the sickie season more tolerable. As they say, every little bit helps.

  1. We got our flu shot. I know it doesn’t protect against every strain of the flu, but it’s easy, painless (in the case of the nasal mist, at least), and something we do every October.
  2. My kids are going to bed early. Researchers found that “even modest sleep deprivation can reduce the body’s immunity by 30 percent.” I know I feel better when I get a good night’s sleep. The same goes for my kids.
  3. I’m encouraging hand-washing. Have you ever noticed how many things kids “forget”? I know it’s not just my little ones. I’m trying to remind Gemma to wash her hands frequently. Seventh Generation makes several soaps that smell delicious — including this one, our favorite! My mom taught Gemma a little trick — singing “Happy Birthday” while she washes. It makes the process a little more fun — and extends it!
  4. I’m wiping down (and disinfecting) surfaces and toys. Particularly given Cleo’s still notorious for putting things in her mouth. We love Seventh Generation’s All Purpose Natural Cleaner, as well as the concentrate refills. The Disinfecting Multi-Surface Wipes are also incredibly convenient!
  5. I’m reminding Gemma to cough and sneeze into her elbow or arm — as opposed to her hand.
  6. I’m encouraging Gemma to keep up with her habits at school (as a former teacher, I know how germ-ridden schools are).

Although I’m not expecting to dodge the sickies this winter, I’m doing my best to keep us as healthy as possible. What are you doing?

I am compensated for my participation as a Seventh Generation Ambassador. All opinions are my own.

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