Well, I seem to be fighting some bug or other. I slept for 12 hours on Saturday night. Granted, then my sleep was completely messed up the next night, but damn the rest felt good.
Unfortunately, I’m still a bit dragged out. I’m now making sure I’m back to using the SAD light in case that’s the issue. (Especially since I’m eating a lot. A lot.)
But today I’m having issues with my eyes focusing. Whee. I’m going to go give my glasses a good cleaning, but I think my eyes are just tired.
At least, I hope that’s all it is. See, my contacts are gas permeable lenses. They apparently help keep my vision from getting worse. Or at least, as bad as they would on their own.
So three months with glasses and a couple of days of slightly blurry vision… I’m nervous. But a good cleaning of my glasses and some more sleep will hopefully prove that I’m worried for nothing. Otherwise, maybe I’ll call the optometrist and see if I can come in sooner.
In the meantime, there’s not a ton to report.
We were able to get Tim’s PCP to write him a prescription. As expected, it was $100 in-store. But I had some discounted Walgreens GCs that covered all but $2.53. So really we paid more like $88. That’s something, at least. Actually, I should do the math and see whether discounted Walgreens gift cards would save us more money than using the mail order pharmacy. Hmmmm….
I was also able to figure out some of the insurance confusion. Turns out, I could print out a temporary card, and I ordered a permanent one.
Unfortunately, the new insurance is causing issues with one of my prescriptions. It covers my generic Wellbutrin — but only one 150 mg pill a day. I take three. So… yeah.
The pharmacy faxed my doctor to have him get a pre-authorization from insurance. But he doesn’t have my new insurance information, so nothing will happen until I see him on Wednesday.
I’m not freaking out too badly, though, because this is my secondary anti-depressant. I was able to get my primary med (a mood stabilizer), which is what really matters. Missing Wellbutrin makes life tougher. Missing my mood stabilizer sends me all over the map.
So I guess it could be worse.
Oh, and here’s a neat trick if you want an extra $5 from Amazon.
I won an online Visa GC worth $100. Free money is awesome, but inevitably I have trouble using them to buy anything except exactly something costing exactly $100. Otherwise, some small amount remains and I’m not sure how to use the thing as a partial payment and… yeah.
So I used it to buy my first $100 Amazon GC, which netted me a bonus $5. It only works once, but technically I increased my winnings by 5%, right?
Technically, I think you can increase your savings to $6 as follows:
Go to Mr. Rebates and buy from American Express Gift Cards for 1% cash back. There’s currently a code to waive the purchase fee, so you’re paying $100 to get a $100 GC plus $1 cash back.
Then use the AmEx GC to purchase your first Amazon $100 GC. Thereby getting $105 of gift cards and $1 cash back for a $100 outlay.
And don’t forget that cash back sites offer rebates on certain Amazon categories.*
So you can really stack the savings by using that $105 of GCs to get up to 7% cash back. Yep, Amazon offers cash back even when you pay with GCs. But remember that it’s best to go through Ebates for Amazon purchases. I explain why in this post.
Okay, my eyes are officially blurring to the point that I can barely read what I’m typing. (So. Tired.) So I’m going to sign off and promise a longer post next time.
*They change regularly. Check before buying.