Back in the spring I wrote about how I was runner-up in a drawing for free LASIK eye surgery at a local center that I have heard nothing but good things about (standard CYA disclaimer language). The hubby entered my name in the drawing at a local smoothie shop. I was initially skeptical that it was a scam when I heard the voice mail message on my cell phone, but it turns out it was indeed a local, reputable LASIK center with a surgeon who is pretty darn good looking, I might add. We’ll call him LASIK Stud MD just for grins.
I was disappointed that I didn’t win the free surgery, but I went ahead and scheduled a consultation for surgery at the discounted rate I was told I received as part of my second-place prize. The final price was still pretty expensive, though, but I thought it would be worth checking out to see if I was even a candidate.
About two weeks before my consultation appointment we received one of those coupon packets in the mail for local businesses. There staring back at me among the glossy coupons for spray on tans, deep carpet cleaning, and two-for-one baskets of tortilla chips, was LASIK Stud MD. The coupon was the exact discount that I was told I’d be receiving as part of my second-prize package. I cancelled my appointment the next day, even though mine also included a “free” consultation.
I’m not ruling out a date with LASIK Stud MD in the future, but honestly I don’t mind wearing my contacts (I’ve never had any problems with them) and for now it was just enough of a turn off for me to say no.