Chipotle Catering Cost

Chipotle has several different options perfect for any party, with the ability to serve a few guests or as many as a few hundred.

While most locations cater, Chipotle recommends calling a location near you to confirm.

Chipotle Catering Cost
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How much does Chipotle catering cost?

The costs of Chipotle catering will depend on a few factors, including the catering option you choose and if you need any premium add-ons.  With so many options, we broke down the costs inside of the table below to give you an idea as to how much you could pay.

Build Your Own

Single$8.50/person
Double$10.50/person
Triple$12.50/person

Burrito by the Box (6-19 burritos)

6 burritos$50~
12 burritos$105~
19 burritos$165~

Burrito by the Box (20+ burritos)

20 burritos$175
40 burritos$350
60 burritos$525
80 burritos$700
100 burritos$875
120 burritos$1,050
140 burritos$1,225
160 burritos$1,400
180 burritos$1,575
200 burritos$1,750

Chips and Salsa Spread

per 10 people$40

How did we get these prices?  You can actually go to the Chipotle’s official website and start your catering order to see what each option costs.  If you do decide to place a catering order, Chipotle does ask that you place it at least 24 hours in advance.   Use these prices as an estimate only and refer to your local location as the prices can vary.

Chipotle catering options

Build your own

Chipotle offers a three-tiered build your open option, allowing you to customized a combination that’s right for your group.  The first tier covers everything you to need to “bowl and taco” up, whereas the triple option maximizes all of your trimmings.  Regardless of which option you choose, this option can serve up to 200 people and will include all bowls, utensils, and napkins.   Each serving would be just like eating iside of the restaurant.

a.  Single

Create either you own bowl, taco or salad.  Choose ONE protein (chicken, steak, carnitas, barbacoa, sofritas, or guacamole), then choose TWO bases (white rice, brown rice, salad lettuce, black beans, or pinto beans), then TWO toppings (veggies, cheese or sour cream) and TWO salsa options.

b.  Double

Create either you own bowl, taco or salad, but, unlike the single option, you’re able to choose TWO proteins and THREE toppings.  The double option also comes with your choice of queso or guacamole.

c.  Triple

Create either you own bowl, taco or salad, with the ability to choose THREE proteins, ALL toppings, ALL bases, and the triple comes with chips, queso, guacamole, salad vinaigrettes, soft flour tortillas, crispy corn tortillas and all of the restaurant’s salsa options.

Burritos by the Box

The Burritos by the Box option allows you to mix and match your meats, sofritas or veggies, or if you do not want to customize it, the restaurant can do it for you  Options include chicken, steak, carnitas, barbacoa, veggie, and sofritas, in addition to either white or brown rice.  In addition to the burrito box, for every two burritos ordered, it will also come with a bag of chips, side of sour cream, side of guacamole and one side of green tomatillo salsa.

Chips and Salsa Spread

Designed for more than 10 people, the chips and salsa spread comes with chips, all salsa options (mild, medium, medium-hot, hot) and a choice of either queso or guacamole.

 

Additional fees

Delivery

The company can deliver for an additional fee as long as you place a pre-order.  Delivery coverage varies from restaurant to restaurant, with the price dependent upon the catering total.

Tips to know

Chipotle does not include setup, but since the builds do come ready to serve, all you have to do is pop open the containers to serve your guests.  Even if you’re willing to pay, the restaurant cannot send a staff or team for an event.

While the restaurant asks you to place an order at least 24 hours in advance, it’s best to do it as soon as possible, up to six months before the date.  Waiting until the last minute could cause a hassle, especially if the restaurant is short staffed for the day.

No dessert or beverage options are available via catering, but customers are welcomed to buy individual beverages inside the store if need be.

Moe’s Catering Cost

Moe’s Southwest Grill can cover you “head to toe” by bringing the food you enjoy at the restaurant straight to your business function, tailgate, party or even a wedding.

Moe's Catering Cost
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How much does Moe’s catering cost?

According to the company’s official website, the company offers a variety of catering options, each with its own pricing tier.  The costs will really depend on how many people you’re serving and the type of setup you desire.

With a variety of options, we broke down the costs and included our findings inside of the table below:

Appetizers

Mini Burrito
pre-rolled with southwestern rice, shredded cheese, pico de gallo and choice of protein
- $4 each
- $5.25 each for premium protein (steak or carnitas)
Chips and Dips
cheese queso, guacamole, salsas or chili con queso
- $2.49/person for chili con queso
- $1.99/person for all other dips

Lunch/Dinner

Fajita Bar
Choice of 2 proteins and beans (black or pinto) and includes all of the following: grilled peppers, grilled onions, cheese, lettuce, sour cream, pico de gallo, guacamole and flour tortillas (2 per person)
- $11/person
- $12.25/person for premium protein (steak or carnitas)
Taco Bar
Choice of 2 proteins and beans (black or pinto) and includes all of the following: cheese, lettuce, sour cream, pico de gallo and choice of crispy shell, flour or a mix of both (2 per person)
- $8/person
- $9.95/person for premium protein (steak or carnitas)
Salad Bar
Choice of 2 proteins and beans (black or pinto) and includes all of the following: lettuce, cheese, pico de gallo, black olives, cucumbers, crispy tortilla bowl (1 per person) and choice of two dressing
- $9.50/person
- $10.75/person for premium protein (steak or carnitas)
Street Taco Bar
Choice of 2 proteins and includes all of the following: cabbage, avocado lime cream, queso, pickled onion slices, cilantro, lime wedges and choice of crispy shells, soft shells or a mix of both (2 per person)
- $9.50/person
- No premium add-on increase
Nacho Bar
Choice of 2 proteins and beans (black or pinto) and includes all of the following: cheese, pico de gallo, black olives, jalapenos, sour cream, salsa and chips
- $10/person
- $11.25/person for premium protein (steak or carnitas)
Burrito
Choice of 2 proteins and beans (black or pinto) and includes all of the following: rice, shredded cheese and pico de gallo
- $8/person
- $9.25/person for premium protein (steak or carnitas)
Junior Burrito
Choice of 2 proteins and beans (black or pinto) and includes all of the following: rice, shredded cheese and pico de gallo and is a smaller version of burrito mentioned above
- $6/person
- $7.25/person for premium protein (steak or carnitas)
Mini Burrito
Choice of 2 proteins and beans (black or pinto) and includes all of the following: rice, shredded cheese and pico de gallo and is a smaller version of junior burrito mentioned above
- $4/person
- $5.25/person for premium protein (steak or carnitas)
Burrito Boxed Lunch
Every box includes the original burrito (as mentioned above), chips and salsa, a cookie and utensils
- $9/person
- $10.25/person for premium protein (steak or carnitas)

Side Items

Southwestern Rice- $1 each
Black OR Pinto Beans- $1 each
Grilled Peppers or Onions- $1.99 per serving
Chips and Dips- $2.49/per person for chili con queso
- $1.99 for all other chips/dips

Desserts

Chocolate Chip Cookie- $0.85 each
Snicker-Doodle Cookie- $0.85 each
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie- $0.85 each
Brownie- $0.85 each
Cinnamon Chips- $1 per serving

Beverages

Gallon of Unsweetned Tea- $6.99/gallon (10 servings)
Gallon Sweetened Tea- $6.99/gallon (10 servings)
Gallon of Lemonade- $7.99/gallon (10 servings)
Bottled Water- $2/each
Canned Soda- $2/each

How did we receive these prices?  These prices were sourced directly from a local Moe’s Southwest Grill that sent us a catering price file via email.  Keep in mind these prices are subject to change and should be used as an estimate only.  As each location is independently owned, you can discuss the details with your local location.  You can read the nutritional facts and more about the menu offerings via the official restaurant’s website at Moes.com/catering.

What’s included in the price?

Aside from the abovementioned prices, all prices, according to Moe’s, will include the plates, napkins and all utensils.  If you have drinks in your order, then the restaurant will include cups at no additional charge as well.

With every meal order, free chips and salsa come with it, but if required, additional salsas can be purchased for the estimate provided above.

A special setup, if delivered, is available as part of the total price.  This setup will include all chafing stands and all of the necessary utensils, plates and cups mentioned.

The extra costs to think about

Delivery fee

In order to be eligible for delivery, the restaurant asks that you spend a minimum of $150, and the delivery fee is about 10 percent of the amount of the order.  This fee will cover the entire delivery, the setup, including the warming stands and heating elements, as well as the serving utensils.  The minimum delivery fee is said to be $20.

Special event setup

In the case you need chairs, tables, linens, special china or even glassware, the company can include this as part of your package for an additional price.

Gratuity

A tip is not included in the price, as with any service, this is 100 percent optional but appreciated by the staff.

Servers

Servers can be arranged by the staff for about $25 per server and are able to help re-arrange and restock the buffet for your event.  If you choose this option, the restaurant does ask you to commit to a two-hour minimum.

Tips to know

Even if you have one or two guests with dietary restrictions, all of the bars can be set up to be customized to a specific meal and the person/s

What’s the difference between the fajita and taco bar?  According to the company’s FAQ, the fajita bar is considered to be a “souped-up” version of the taco bar, offering larger portions and additional add-ons such as grilled onions, grilled peppers, rice and the company’s guacamole.

How Much Does MobileHelp Cost?

MobileHelp, according to the company, is “America’s premier mobile medical alert system,” offering a variety of mobile technology to make sure you’re protected and have peace of mind.

With a simple push of a button in the case of an emergency, the device immediately connects you to a U.S.-based operator who is able to communicate with you to assess the situation through the device.  If help is needed, then a neighbor, family member, friend or even the local emergency services are contacted depending upon the situation.

MobileHelp Cost
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How much does MobileHelp medical alert cost?

The costs of the MobileHelp medical alert system greatly depends on the system you want as the company, at the time of this publishing, offers four options, all of which we explain in the table below.  To budget, the costs of the MobileHelp medical alert system will depend on the system you choose and how much you pay in advance.  With these factors in mind, the costs can range anywhere from as little as $324 for the year if you commit to an annual contract to as much as $41.95 a month for a month-to-month contract.

SystemPrice (as per official website)
ClassicMonthly - $19.95/month
Quarterly - $83.85
Semi-Annual - $159.70
Annual - $324.40

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- One-time fee of $49.95

- Optional automatic fall detection button for $10 extra a month
SoloMonthly - $37.95/month
Quarterly - $89.85
Semi-Annual - $172.70
Annual - $360.40
DuoMonthly - $41.95/month
Quarterly - $99.85
Semi-Annual - $186.70
Annual - $393.40
Smart WatchMonthly - $24.95/month + $349.95 for the watch

How did we get these prices?  These quotes were sourced directly from the official website and are as accurate of this publishing date.  Since these prices can change frequently, we highly encourage you to click here to find out today’s current rates.  As per the company’s pricing page, there are no hidden fees, no equipment to purchase, no landline needed and no long-term contracts, but local taxes may apply.  If unsure you will like the device, the company was offering a 30-day, risk-free trial at the time of publishing.

Additional accessories and services

Connect Premium – $5 extra a month that includes a lifetime price guarantee, discounts on select products and protection in the case of lost, stolen or damaged equipment.

Fall Button – The company’s Fall Button, compatible with the Classic, Duo and Solo systems, can detect a fall as long as it’s within 350 feet of the mobile device or less than 600 feet from the base station.  While the company states it does not detect 100 percent of the falls, users should always push the help button if assistance is needed.  This button, as long as compatible with the device, can cost an additional $10 per month.

Fashion – If unhappy with the look of the basic pendants or wristbands, you can upgrade to a nicer, more fashionable option on the website for about $20.

Cradle Package – Additional cradles, which are used for charging, are available for $2 extra per month.

Medication Reminders –  An option that alerts you through the device when it’s time to take specific medications and can cost $5 extra per month.

Wall Mount Button – $2 extra per month and is an option designed to put on your walls in high-risk situations, such as the shower.

MobileHelp systems

MobileHelp Classic

The MobileHelp Classic system, the company’s most affordable option, includes a cellular base station with a lighted display and choice of either a waterproof wrist button or neck pendant.  Like all of MobileHelp’s product lines, they offer 24 x 7 support, notifying your friends or family in case an emergency were to occur.  The Classic system, according to the description page, is compatible with the MobileHelp Fall Button™ with automatic fall detection, an optional monthly premium add-on.

MobileHelp Duo

The Duo system includes a base station, a cradle charger, the mobile device, a waterproof wrist button or neck pendant as well as a mobile pouch to carry your device around when on the go and is said to one of the most versatile setups for connecting with emergency assistance while inside or away from the home.  Working both inside and outside the home via ATT cellular towers, the Duo system requires no landline or equipment purchase.

MobileHelp Solo

The Solo device is lightweight, with the ability to work either inside of the home or away backed with GPS technology, all with the simple push of a button.  Just like the other devices, this lightweight device includes a choice of either a waterproof wrist button or neck pendant and is also compatible with the MobileHelp Fall Button™ with automatic fall detection, an optional monthly premium add-on.

MobileHelp Smart

Worn as a smartwatch, powered by Samsung, the MobileHelp Smart option gets help with the push of a button.  The watch offers features such as a built-in microphone, vital sign sensor, health-focused applications, and activity tracking, offering 24-hour/365 day protection like the other options.  Unlike the other devices, however, you will need to purchase the smartwatch, about $350 at the time of this publishing, and continue to pay the monitoring fee to keep it active.

How do the devices work?

The home units will work with either a pendant, which is worn around the neck just like a necklace, or a wristband, similar to that of a wristwatch.  On the device, no matter which option you choose, will be a rather large button that you will need to press in the case of an emergency, or in the case of adding the “Fall Button,” then this add-on, while not 100% accurate, will automatically alert your device if it senses a fall.  Once activated, it will then alert the MobileHelp team, who will then be able to communicate with you via the device immediately and send the help needed.

Warranty

Since the company owns the equipment sent, they will send you a replacement immediately if your current setup were to malfunction.  As noted, they also offer a 30-day money-back guarantee, with no obligation, to see if you like how the system works.  If the equipment is lost, damaged or stolen and is considered your fault, you will be responsible for the cost of the equipment unless you purchase the Connect Premium plan.

Tips to know

The company uses the AT&T network, meaning it may not work in all areas.  Be sure to check out the AT&T coverage chart before commiting to a purchase.

The neck pendant and wrist button can last longer than five years on one charge; however, for the mobile devices, it’s recommended you charge it at least every 24 hours, just like you would your cell phone.

If you were to lose power inside of your home, the accessory will run on the battery instead of the outlet and cellphone towers.  The backup battery, however, can only power the device for up to 30 hours.

Miracle Method Cost

According to the company’s official website, the Miracle Method is said to be the largest bath and kitchen refinishing company in the United States.

Today, the company boasts more than 140 franchises, all of which specialize in repairing and restoring all types of ceramic tile, countertops and tubs.

Miracle Method Cost
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How much does the Miracle Method cost?

The official Miracle Method website does not specify the specifics of the actual costs; rather, they state the average full bathtub replacement can cost well over $3,000 in labor and supplies, but with their method, they could help you save up to 75%.  An older blog post we found on the website said the Miracle Method generally can cost $500 to $650 to restore a tub or about $1,000 to $1,200 to refinish both the tub and the tile surround, which, according to the company, is about 30 to 50 percent cheaper than the typical bathtub liner system.

While the official website didn’t note specifics, we did find quite a few people online who did share their costs, all of which we include in our table below.  To budget, the costs, in the end, will depend on the type of job, the scope of the project and the contractor you’re working with.

Price Paid/QuotedSource
$1,700 for a new tub and surroundYelp review for Sacramento, CA location
$1,600 for new shower surroundYelp review for Sacramento, CA location
$475 for bathroom tub resurfacing onlyYelp review for Sacramento, CA location
$675 to repair cracks and corner fixes in shower surroundYelp review for Sacramento, CA location
$600 to repair "Victorian iron sink"Yelp review for Campbell, CA location
$700 to refinish old fashioned cast iron tubYelp review for Campbell, CA location
$2,000 for entire shower stall refinishYelp review for Campbell, CA location
$1,595 for bathtub refinishYelp review for Clearwater, FL location
$2,500 to refinish two tubs and three vanity topsYelp review for Portland, OR location
$1,000 for bathroom remodelYelp review for Tempe, AZ location
$1,600 to refinish tub and vanityYelp review for Tempe, AZ location

On this DSLReports.com forum thread, for example, the member talked about his experience with Miracle Method, even providing before and after pictures.  According to his post, he paid $500 for the entire job, including the chip repair.

What is the Miracle Method?

According to the company, the Miracle Method can refinish any of your kitchen and bathroom fixtures, allowing it to sparkle like new again.  Whether it’s changing the outdated colors for a more modern look or repairing structural damage, such as broken or cracked fiberglass or porcelain, the Miracle Method is able to transform your room for a fraction of a full remodeling job.  The company doesn’t drywall, paint or any sort of carpentry work; they simply “refinish.”  All Miracle Method locations are locally and franchised owned with estimates readily available as long as you live inside the company’s local zone.

During the restoration process, the company’s proprietary non-acid bathroom tub refinishing process is guaranteed to help restore just about any surface.  The first step, a two-step cleaning process, removes any soap scum, mineral deposits and/or body oils.  Next, after the cleaning completes, any chips and/or cracks visible are then repaired.  Following the chip and crack repairs, the company’s proprietary bonding agent, MM-4 is then applied to make sure there’s a strong bond between the older surface and the new finish being applied.  As the last step, the contractor using a fine-finish spray to apply the acrylic coating.  To see the finished product, refer to the company’s official photo gallery.

This refinishing method, as per the company, can last up to 15 years or more as long as you take proper care of it and follow the guidelines recommended by the tub manufacturer.

Miracle Method options

Bathtub refinishing

The Miracle Method, inside of a bathroom, will help restore any cracks or ships to restore a surface to look and feel like new again, saving the average consumer up to 75% in comparison to a total replacement.  The Miracle Method can restore bathtubs, tile surrounds, showers, vanities/sinks and even install Easy Step, which is a product designed to help prevent any slips or falls.

For bathtub types, the company can refinish the following types: acrylic, cultured marble, clawfoot tubs, fiberglass and porcelain.

Ceramic tile refinishing

The ceramic tile refinishing process can help reproduce the look of the original tile.  The Miracle Method uses specialized equipment, bonding agents, top coats, clear finishes and a primer, creating a durable gloss in comparison to a painting job.  During the process, the tile surface is cleaned, the chips/cracked are filled and then, the grout receive a new, thin coat to make sure all of the grout lines are evenly filled.  As for the finished loo, customers can choose from more than a dozen colors, including the company’s popular Natural Accents™ process.

Countertop refinishing

Like the bathtub refinishing process, the company can repair and restore an existing countertop, whether it’s inside the bathroom or kitchen.  Almost all surfaces, according to the company, can be refinished, including most cultured marble, tile, Corian, Formica, Wilsonart and multiple laminate counter types, with more than 12+ colors to choose from, including a stone-like look.  A refinished counter through the Miracle Method can last more than 10 years with the proper care.

Miracle Method complaints

The majority of the complaints we witnessed online, specifically this ViewPoints.com post, included the following:

Remember, your results may vary as each location and situation is unique.

How Much Does Miracle-Ear Cost?

Since 1948, Miracle-Ear has been “committed to eliminating the stigma around hearing loss and providing quality, life-changing products to their customers.”

Claimed to be an industry leader, as per its “history” subpage, the company, with more than 70 years of experience now has more than 1,400+ franchised and corporate-owned retailer locations.

Miracle-Ear Cost
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How much does the Miracle-Ear hearing cost?

Glancing at the official website of Miracle-Ear, the company doesn’t specify the exact prices; rather they note the average costs of a hearing aid on the market can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $4,000, but remember, this is the cost range of the average hearing aid on the market, not the Miracle-Ear branded hearing aids.

The costs of the Miracle-Ear, based on our research, greatly depends on your specific hearing needs, the type of hearing aid you want to buy as the company offers a few products (noted below) and the location you choose since each location is either corporate or franchised owned.  Based on these factors and our third-party research, we found the average costs could range anywhere from $3,000 to $8,000+.

Take a glance at our table below to see the prices we found posted online along with the source of where we found it:

Price PaidSource
$8,000 but had to pay $500 return feeBeaverton, OR location via Yelp review
$900 for compatible used aid with the one he currently ownedHouston, TX location via Yelp review
Products ranged from $3,000 to $7,000Lincolnwood, IL location via Yelp review
$5,750 for the "second from the bottom" modelNovato, CA location via Yelp review
Quoted $4,000Novato, CA location via Yelp review
$5,200 for behind the earWestmoreland, NY location
Quoted $6,000Consumer Affairs
$7,500Consumer Affairs
$6,000Consumer Affairs
$5,000Consumer Affairs
$6,000Consumer Affairs
$2,500 per unit ($5,000 in total)Consumer Affairs
$4,000Consumer Affairs
$7,000 for high tier or $5,000 for "middle of road)Consumer Affairs

Does insurance cover Miracle-Ear hearing aids?

Almost all private insurance companies, including Medicare and Medicaid, will not cover hearing aids; however, many policies will cover hearing tests for specific purposes.  While some plans may offer limited benefits, it’s best to check out your plan’s policy and talk directly with your insurance company to know your limitations.  By chance, if your insurance company does cover the hearing aid, then most plans offer about $1,000 in coverage, but again, this may vary depending on your plan.  Do keep in mind, however, that some states do mandate that insurance companies cover hearing aids for children.

Discounts, according to RetirementLiving.com, are available, such as the Miracle-Ear Foundation, which is designed to help provide hearing aids for those who are struggling financially.  For more information on this foundation, you can visit the company’s official website to see if you qualify.

Miracle-Ear technology

Hearing aids on the market, in general, consists of three simple parts:  an amplifier, the microphone, and a speaker/receiver.  The microphone is able to draw in the sounds, where the amplify makes the sound louder, eventually sending it to the speaker inside of your ear canal to create a louder sound.  While these are the basics, this is where Miracle-Ear’s technology is different based on the description we read on the company’s website.

The GENIUS™ 3 technology, for instance, offers a 100% rechargeable hearing aid which eliminates the hassle of replacing the batteries as well as seamless connectivity via your favorite devices, such as your smartphone, television, computer, GPS and remote control, to name a few.  The company notes the GENIUS™ technology offers 60% more processing power, offering realistic sound quality to help you hear in all situations, even in noisy environments.

Miracle-Ear hearing aid models (as of this publishing)

The Miracle-Ear product line includes several options, including behind-the-ear (BTE) and receiver-in-the-ear (RIC), all of which have a similar look, where a small battery pack is worn behind the ear, with a wire attached to the smaller receiver that sits inside of your ear canal.  The company can also create a custom-fit style, such as the completely-in-the-canal (CIC), which is a design that’s able to fit inside of the ear canal but doesn’t have an external pack behind the ear.  Another option, the in-the-ear (ITE) hearing aid option also fits inside of the ear canal but will not be inserted as deep as the other products.  Lastly, the invisible-in-canal (IIC) hearing aids are designed in a way to be as invisible as possible when worn.

GENIUS™ 3.0 Rechargeable RIC

100% rechargeable hearing aid and is considered to be the company’s first-ever built-in power cell to help eliminate the need for batteries.  One charge offers up to to 24 hours of use.

GENIUS™ 3.0 RIC

The company claims that this model is one of the smallest solutions with the most natural sound quality, according to the company.  Customers have the option to choose from either 13 or 312 size batteries as well as eight color options and two case designs.  Like most of the products, it can be controlled through the company’s app.

GENIUS™ 3.0 BTE

Offers the ability to adjust to your voice, the sounds surrounding you and help provide the most natural voice to help you better understand noise.  Other options include Bluetooth-based direct streaming and the MEcontrol app.

GENIUS™ 3.0 miniRIC

The company claims that this model is the tiniest and most discreet receiver-in-canal solution, allowing you to benefit from the remote control function and controls via the company’s GENIUScontrol app.  Features include speech isolation for easier listening and a wireless windscreen to help reduce noise when outdoors.

GENIUS™ 3.0 ReadyFit CIC

Designed for those who are looking for comfortable on-the-spot solutions without sacrificing any quality.  Considered to be one of the tiniest hearing aids, almost nearly invisible while worn.

GENIUS™ 3.0 Mirage IIC

Nearly invisible, this option provides the company’s advanced features.

Custom

As noted, customized to specifically fit inside of your ear, offering you the ability to choose between either CIC, ITC or ITE options.

NOTE:  Read more about the company’s product options via the official website.

Miracle-Ear warranty

On the majority of the company’s hearing aids, Miracle-Ear offers a limited three-year warranty, but for more information, it’s best to talk with a representative during your purchase to understand what is and isn’t covered at the time of purchase.  The company, aside from the warranty, also offers free lifetime services for its hearing aids, including free programming, free quarterly check-ups, and free annual hearing tests to re-adjust and clean your hearing.

Tips to know

You can only receive a Miracle-Ear hearing aid directly through a franchised or corporate-owned store and is not available via your doctor.  To find a location and book an appointment near you, use the official search tool on the company’s website.

To know if you’re a candidate for the hearing aid, the company will ask that you come into a nearby location for a free hearing test evaluation to help determine if the hearing aids work for your particular circumstances.  During this test, they will ask about your health history, inspect your ear canal and evaluate your hearing ability.  If determined you could benefit from one, then you will be presented with a variety of model options to choose from.

How Much Does MinuteKEY Cost?

Founded in 2008, MinuteKEY, an automated key copying machine, allows you to copy a home, office or padlock key in less than a minute.

According to the company, the robotics technology used makes minuteKEY “easy to use, convenient and fast.”

Today, you can find the kiosks in popular retailers such as Lowe’s, Menards and Walmart.

MinuteKEY Cost
Minutekey walkup duplicator” (CC BY 2.0) by jhritz

How much does MinuteKEY cost?

While the official website does not disclose the prices, the estimates we researched were primarily based upon the type of key you want to be copied and the design of the key since the kiosk offers a variety of designs, such NFL and NBA keys, to name a few.  To budget, the average key will cost about $1.49 to $3.99 each to duplicate, but the more keys you purchase at once, the more you can potentially save.  UberGizmo.com, for instance, states a trio of keys can cost $3.

The company also offers a VIP program, which can decrease the cost estimates mentioned prior.  If you become a member, you will earn discounts and rewards based on the number of keys you copy.

What kind of keys can the kiosk copy?

According to the company’s official FAQ, the machine can copy most office and home keys, including Kwikset, KW1, KW10, Schlage, SC1, Weiser, WR3, WR5, Baldwin, Titan, some padlock keys and clones of the above-mentioned brands.  The kiosk, at the time of this publishing, is unable to copy car keys but can identify them if needed.

If the key has “Do Not Duplicate” or “Do Not Copy” imprinted on the key, the kiosk will not be able to copy the key.  Refer to the company’s terms of use for more information in regards to what you can and cannot copy at the kiosks.

How does the machine work?

If you’re unsure if the kiosk can copy the key, the company states the machine will be able to automatically identify your key and determine, at the time, if it can duplicate it.  If the machine is able to duplicate it, then you will follow the prompts on the screen to place your order, select your key design and allow the machine to do the rest.  The company states the machine is more accurate than a retailer as it uses computer technology to create an almost-perfect cut.

By chance, if the key isn’t cut to perfection, then the company does offer a 100% customer satisfaction, in which they will fully refund you within 30 days of purchase.

The machines accept MasterCard, Visa and American Express credit cards and do not accept checks and/or cash payments.

Tips to know

The kiosk, unlike some competitors, will not store your key profile upon completion.

To find a kiosk near you, refer to the company’s official kiosk search feature.

To see the key designs available at your local kiosk, you can do so here.

MinuteKEY coupons are commonly available, so it doesn’t hurt to look for one before you go to a kiosk to see if you can save.  For example, if you sign up for the VIP club, the company offers $1 off coupons.

Milia Removal Cost

Milia are tiny yellowish-white spots/bumps, about the size of a pinhead, that appear on the skin and will form when keratin (the white you see), a substance in the skin, is trapped.   Essentially, dermatologists refer to them as plugged up pores and are commonly found on the face or under the eyes, but can appear anywhere on the body, especially after any trauma.

While these spots are generally pain-free, most often opt to get rid of them due to cosmetic reasons.

If considering removal, doctors often recommend the cosmetic procedure for adults only as children commonly see these spots disappear without any type of treatment.

How much does milia removal cost?

The costs of milia removal will greatly depend on the doctor you choose, the treatment method, and your geographical region.  As the procedure is almost always deemed cosmetic, the procedure usually isn’t covered by your health insurance company, which, of course, means you will have to pay out of pocket.

Based on these factors and from the doctors who shared their cost estimates online, the costs to remove milia can range anywhere from $75 to about $150 per microdermabrasion session or about $150 for a six-month supply for topical retinoids such as adapalene, retain A or tazarotene, for example.  In most cases, to effectively treat, be prepared to budget about $100 to $200.

According to Stephen Mandy, MD, the costs to remove milia will depend on the treatment and its effectiveness.  For example, topical retinoids, which are said to be an effective prescription for long-term results, can cost about $150 for a six-month supply, while microdermabrasion, another effective treatment option, can cost about $100 a session, dependent on where you receive treatment (spa vs. medical facility), but requires several treatments over 30 to 60 days.

On another thread on Realself.com, one doctor said his office would charge $150, while another would charge $120.

Alinta, via her in-depth post on Polish and Paws, said that she was quoted $69 for the milia removal, but if she were to combine it with a facial, then the costs would increase to $159; however, at the time of her visit, they had an active promotion, which dropped the price to $129, plus another $10 if you wanted to milia removal.

Milia removal overview

As mentioned prior, there are a variety of ways to remove milia, whether it’s a simple excision or a prescription.  Based on your doctor’s consultation, he or she will recommend the best course of action.

In the case of visiting your local doctor/dermatologist’s office, the skin is first disinfected with an antiseptic substance, followed by gently opening the milia with a needle.  Next, pressure is then applied with an extractor, allowing the milia to pop out.  The entire procedure usually takes about 30 to 45 minutes to perform.

After the procedure complete, small red marks may be noticeable at the extraction site; however, it usually subsides in a few days.   Patients are able to resume activities immediately after the treatment completes.

Tips to know

Arnold R. Oppenheim, MD via RealSelf.com recommends checking out your makeup and/or skin care products as some products on the market can often irritate your pores, causing not only blackheads but milia as well.

Allure.com states that, like acne, milia can be eradicated in a variety of ways via at-home treatment regimes, such as treatment creams, but as a last resort, your dermatologist will be able to “de-roof” your milia with a sterile needle or laser.

If you’re prone to getting milia, there’s not much you can do to prevent them, with the exception of using retinol and/or an exfoliator routinely.

Methotrexate Cost

Methotrexate, the generic equivalent of Trexall, is a chemotherapy drug used to treat cancers such as breast cancer, leukemia and lymphoma.  It’s also commonly prescribed to help treat psoriasis and certain kinds of arthritis.

How much does Methotrexate cost?

Being a generic prescription, like most generics, the costs of Methotrexate is relatively cheap, even if you do not have health insurance coverage.  Depending on your health insurance coverage, the quantity, the type (tablet vs. injection) and the pharmacy you choose, the costs can greatly vary, but to give you an idea as to what you may pay without insurance, here’s what we found online for the 2.5mg tablets and 25 mg/ml vial (the only dosages available at the time of this publishing):

TypeAverage Price Reported
25 MG/ML Vial- 10 mls: $45
- 20 mls: $85
- 30 mls: $120
2.5 MG Tablet- 30: $60
- 50: $75
- $100: $115

How did we get these numbers?  We called a few of the most popular pharmacies in the area, including CVS, Walgreens, Walmart and Costco to see what the prescription would cost without any health insurance coverage.  With this information, we then compiled the average, which you can see inside of our table above.

Does insurance cover Methotrexate?

Yes, according to multiple resources we viewed online, it appeared that both Medicare and almost all private insurance companies do cover the medication, leaving you responsible for your co-pay/deductible.  While this isn’t 100% certain, talk with your health insurance company or refer to your documentation to know exactly what you may be responsible for.  If you already have a prescription, your local pharmacy will be able to offer you a cost estimate as well as long as you provide them with your health insurance information.

How to save on Methotrexate

Patient assistance program

Multiple assistance programs, ranging from government to non-profits, exist online to help you pay some or even all of your medication costs as long as you qualify.  The Pulmonary Fibrosis Fund and the Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Fund, offered by the HealthWell Foundation, for example, can financially help you out if you have health insurance, meet income requirements and have a valid prescription.  To see if you qualify, visit the link, fill out an application and provide them with the supporting documents to see if you can receive assistance.  This is just one of the many patient assistance programs examples, so it doesn’t hurt to search for programs, specifically for your condition, to see if you can get help.

Coupons

Third-party prescription coupon websites, such as GoodRX.com, can help you save on your prescription, regardless of your circumstances.  These websites are quite simple to use:  simply search for your medication, the dosage you’re prescribed for and print out the coupon for the pharmacy you plan on using.  If you do use this type of coupon, however, you will only be able use either the coupon or your health insurance, not a combination of both.

Methotrexate side effects

As per  John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP via RXList.com, side effects of methotrexate may include:

This is not a full list of side effects and others may occur.  Talk with your doctor for more information in regards to side effects you may experience.

What is methotrexate?

Methotrexate tablets are commonly used alone or in combination with other medicines to help treat a variety of cancers, most notably breast, neck, head, lung, bone, blood and uterus, to name a few.  It also can help control the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, severe psoriasis in adults and in children, help treat polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

Belonging to a group of medicines known as antineoplastics, methotrexate helps block an enzyme which is needed for the cell to live, effectively interfering with the cancer cell growth, eventually becoming destroyed by the body.  For some, it can even help by improving the immune system.

Men’s Wearhouse Suit Rental Cost

Men’s Wearhouse, for more than 40 years, has helped guys feel confident at every occasion.

Aside from purchasing a tuxedo or suit in the store, all locations, whether you do it in person or online, allows you to rent one for any occasion.

Men's Wearhouse Suit Rental Cost
Men’s Wearhouse” (CC BY 2.0) by Xurble

How much does it cost to rent a suit or tuxedo at Men’s Wearhouse?

The costs to rent a suit or a tuxedo at the Men’s Wearhouse will greatly depend on the number of rentals you need at once and the style you like as the company offers a variety of rental options.   In some cases, the company may offer a bulk discount for your wedding party, including a free tuxedo rental in some cases, for example.  With so many options to choose from, we found that, through our research, the costs could range anywhere from $99 to $299+ per rental.  The official FAQ, for example, claims most people end up paying anywhere from $150 to $200.

Again, as the company offered so many brand-name options, we broke down the estimates we received inside of the table below:

BrandAverage Price Quoted
BLACK by Vera Wang$199
Calvin Klein$135-$175
Joseph & Feiss$140
Joseph Abboud$199
Pronto Uomo$175
Wilke Rodriguez$140

NOTE:  Use these figure as an estimate only as these prices can change if you were to alter the package the company offers.  For more information, contact your local Men’s Wearhouse or consider creating an account on the official website to see pricing information.

How the process works

Find your perfect suit/tux

To start, you can either visit a local brick and mortar store or if you prefer, you can choose your look online, where you’re able to select the style, from the items to the suit colors.  The company offers multiple brands, with hundreds of combinations available.   The company carries popular brands such as Vera Wang, Joseph Abboud, Calvin Klein, Pronto Uomo, Joseph & Feiss and Wilke-Rodriguez.

Get measured

Next, the company highly recommends you visit a location to get measured or again, if you prefer to stay online, you can answer some questions online using the company’s Fit Evaluator, which only takes 60 seconds or so.  Even if an item doesn’t fit when using the online tool, the company will send you a replacement right away if need be.

Place your order

Once measured and a package is chosen and customized, then your order will be processed and you will be able to pick up your rental at one of the company’s 700+ stores or even have it shipped to your home for free inside of the company’s proprietary wrinkle-resistant packaging.  Your rental should arrive at least seven days before your event or about two days if picking up in store.  When it does arrive, the company recommends you try it on right away to ensure it fits properly.

Return

Upon completion, you can either mail it back to the company or drop it off at a nearby store.  The company asks that you return the order the day after your event completes.

What’s included in the rental fee?

Upon renting, the company allows you to change any item in your tuxedo/suit rental, all of which is included in your rental fee, including the coat, pants, vest, neckwear, shirt, shoes, socks, and pocket square.  As an additional option, albeit optional, you can add cufflinks, a satin flower and/or suspenders for an additional fee.

If you prefer to have your suit/tuxedo shipping to your home rather than pick it up in store, then the shipping is free both ways.

Tips to know

At the time of this publishing, the company would give you $30 off select tuxedo and suit rentals each time you rent when you sign up for the Perfect Fit® rewards program.    When we signed up for an account, we were also presented with a “rent 5 tuxes, get a $400 shopping spree” promotion as well.  Be sure to check out the official website to see if you can take advantage of any current promotions.

The company, as per its FAQ, asks that you prepare your order at least four months in advance for weddings and 30 days for any other event.

A $20 late fee per day applies if you’re late to return the rental.

While minor damage will be covered by the company’s nonrefundable Damage and Handling fee, excessive damage beyond repair can result in a full replacement cost of the item charge.

How Much Does Menopur Cost?

Menopur, made by Ferring Pharmaceuticals, is a brand-name fertility medicine used to help stimulate the ovaries, increases a woman’s chance of pregnancy.

The costs, like other fertility drugs, will depend on a few factors.

How much does Menopur cost?

The costs of Menopur will depend on a few factors, including your health insurance and the pharmacy you choose and based on these factors, from our research, it appears the costs of five 75iu vials could cost about $950 or about $190 per vial without insurance at most of your big-name pharmacies such as CVS and Walmart.  However, while researching, we did find a few pharmacies online that did offer lower costs and additional ways to save, which we explain below.

Does insurance cover Menopur?

According to GoodRX.com, Medicare plans will not cover the medication and the same can be said about private health insurance plans from what we gathered online; however, this doesn’t always appear to be the case.  As there are so many health insurance plans on the market, it’s best to talk with your health insurance company to know what you may be responsible for.  In the end, however, be prepared to hear no as an answer.

How to save on Menopur

Patient assistance programs

Multiple patient assistance programs designed specifically for patients looking for fertility treatments online.  The Heart Beat Program, offered by Walgreens, for example, offers select fertility medications at no cost as long as you qualify.  Reading the fine print, for example, the qualifications state the applicant needs to be a female, a U.S. citizen, have a diagnosis of cancer with no chemotherapy within the last six months and your doctor determined fertility preservation treatment is medically appropriate.  This is just one of the man assistance programs available, so it doesn’t hurt to search for one online to see if you can receive a partial discount or even receive your medication at no cost.

Specialty pharmacies

Most people often think of Walgreens, CVS, and Walmart when they have to fill a prescription, but did you know online specialty pharmacies exist?  MDR Fertility Pharmacy, for example, is highly recommended from a lot of the research we did, and when we glanced at the price list, it appeared the prices were almost half of what a local pharmacy chain would charge.  While you cannot visit the pharmacy in person, the official website claims they offer “unmatched pricing, free injection supplies and free next day delivery, to name a few.”  Like the patient assistance programs, be sure to search online to see if any specialty pharmacies exist to help you save more than the big-name chains.  If you purchase from this type of pharmacy, however, the packaging may be different.  For example, IVF Pharmacy notes in the United States, it sold as individual vials, while in Europe, it’s sold in boxes of 10.

Menopur overview

Menopur is used as an injection and is a highly purified preparation of the naturally derived gonadotropins known as hMG.  Containing equal amounts of two types of hormonal activity: the follicle-stimulating hormone, which helps stimulate the egg production, and the luteinizing hormone, which is able to help the egg mature and release, the goal of this injection is to help stimulate the eggs for healthy women who are unable to develop eggs naturally. Menopur can also be used for men who suffer from deficient hormonal stimulation to help stimulate the production of their sperm.

The recommended daily dose should not exceed 450 IU and should not be used beyond 20 days.

Menopur side effects

According to John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP via RXList.com, common side effects may include the following:

This is not a complete list as other side effects may occur.  Talk with your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

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