QUOTE(Liz @ May 19 2010, 06:54 PM)
I got my original UltraMini, the first silver one with no download capability, by calling Minimed and asking for it. I then got a purple one when the colors were introduced. I got a green one the same way, probably by using an alternate e-mail address. I then got a pink one by using the coupon that came with my first UltraLink. Did any other Minimed pumpers get that coupon when the UltraLink was released? It was good for an Ultra meter, even an UltraSmart (but not another UltraLink!). You just had to bring it to the pharmacy and pick out your meter, no prescription, no sending away for it. Just sometime this year I got a blue Mini by signing up for dLife, I think. I was already a member but I used another e-mail to join again. I gave my pink Mini away to a friend for his diabetic cat and now wish I hadn't. I still want another pink one plus the black, to complete my collection.
I keep an UltraLink in my backpack at all times and that's what I use during the day at work. I have my other UltraLink at home, usually on my desk. I keep an UltraSmart by my bed and I have one of the Minis at work. I took the Mini out of my backpack awhile ago for some reason and have to put it back. I've left my main meter at work twice and then got on a bus to visit my sister. I had to buy an Ultra2 the first time that happened. The second time I did that I had the Mini in my bag and that saved me from having to buy another. My sister said I should just leave a meter at her house but I always forget.
I think the current free Mini offer will let you print out a coupon to bring to the pharmacy but you also need a prescription from your doctor to get it.
I got one of the coupons from Lifescans web site. I filled it out and took it to my doctor for the script.
She gave me one from a rather large supply she had, a blue one, didn't know they came in colors.
Lifescans is always giving them away, as mentioned- they make their money on the strips.
I now have 2 minis(black & blue) I like them because I can just slip one in my pocket & can test whenever I need to.
At home I have an ultra smart & an Accu-Chek complete ( I like the self contained strip cartridge).
I also have a drawer full of old meters of various types, does anyone have any suggestions as to where I can donate them?
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