An Accidental Shopping Spree (with discount code so you can have your own!)
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
So as some of you know I have been working on a pumpkin cookie recipe, well this recipe (like the pancakes) uses Jarrow unsweetened brown rice protein powder. This is my favorite protein powder and I use it all the time, nevermind that I also own three others I wanted this one. So I run out and go to Whole Foods to buy more, they are out. So I go to GNC (where it is extremely overpriced) and they are out. So I waited three days and went back to WF, turns out the store doesn't know when they will get more because the distributor is out. I also use this protein in my oatmeal. So yes I went into a slight panic until I remembered duh I can order things online.
Enter iherb.com, not only do they have the protein for under $10 which is pretty much the best price ever but I can get $5 off my first purchase (discount code IQO006), sweet. I decide to order two. The I realized I can spend over $40 and get free shipping, even better. I start searching the site and find all kinds of fun goodies and things I need THAT ARE WAY CHEAPER THAN THE PRICES I HAVE BEEN PAYING!!!!!! And most of the prices are better or equal to other online sources like Amazon. At first the site was a little confusing but I realized it was actually really easy to search for anything and they have vitamins, minerals, herbs, superfoods, protein, bars, tea, seriously everything.
Then I realized that if you place an order they have a whole section called free where you can add free samples of things to your order.
At some point I realized I had been on the site for over two hours and had $123 worth of stuff in my cart (after discounts) and I bought it all.
The discounts were amazing though. I got the first $5 off (coupon code IQO006) and then over $40 was free shipping, over $60 was 5% off the entire order and then over $120 was 10% off the entire order and free two day shipping!!! I am so so excited to get everything. I got so many things I have been wanting to play with or try, or things I needed to refill that were cheaper. Seriously you can't beat already low prices and then an additional 10% off and free shipping! I was like I have to tell everyone about this because most people probably have no idea! All the products I checked were cheaper here than on the manufacturers own websites.
So although I have done some serious damage to my budget I am super stocked now and think I will save in the long run. I recommend people that use supplements/ health products of any kind to check this site and see if they can get a better deal. If nothing else you save $5 on your first order and can easily get up to free shipping (otherwise they have flat rate that's only $4) Just be careful because the site will suck you in and make you want to buy things!
Advice: If you are close get your order to $60 this way you get free shipping and 5% off but still haven't spent too too much :)
***EDITED on request to add what I ordered- any questions let me know********
Jarrow Formulas, Brown Rice Protein Concentrate, Vanilla Flavor, 1 lb (459 g) Powder (JRW-21027)
Deva, Vegan Omega-3 DHA, 90 Vegan Softgels (DEV-00023)
Garden of Life, Vitamin Code, Raw Iron, 30 Veggie Caps (GOL-11376)
Now Foods, Xanthan Gum, 100% Pure, 6 oz (170 g) (NOW-06199)
Now Foods, Agar Powder, 2 oz (57 g) (NOW-06410)
Jarrow Formulas, Methyl B-12, 1000 mcg, 100 Lozenges (JRW-18001)
Doctor's Best, High Absorption CoQ10,with Bioperine, 100 mg, 120 Veggie Caps (DRB-00188)
Amazing Grass, Wheat Grass Tablets, 1000 mg Each, 200 Tablets (AMG-01200)
Now Foods, Glucosamine and MSM , Vegetarian, 120 Vcaps (NOW-03130)
Now Foods, Certified Organic Chlorella, 500 mg, 200 Tablets (NOW-02631)
Bluebonnet Nutrition, Herbals, Turmeric Root Extract, 120 Vcaps (BLB-01395)
Free Samples :)
Free, Umac-Core, Marine Phytoplankton Superfood, 2 ml Pouch (FRE-11006)
Free, iHerb.Com Pen, Recycled Cardboard Pen (FRE-00168)
Free, Madre Labs, CaféCeps Instant Organic Coffee Blend, 1 Packet, 2.2 g (.077 oz) (FRE-02108)
Free, Madre Labs, CocoCeps, 7.5 g (.26 oz) (FRE-98765)
Free, Better Nutrition, Healthy Living Guide, Superfoods, 32 Page Book (FRE-29730)
Free, Books, American Diabetes Association Guide to Herbs & Nutritional Supplements, 191 Page Book (BKS-40318)
Free, Madre Labs, Madre-C, Whole-Food Vitamin C Complex, 1 Packet, 0.14 oz (4 g) (FRE-99208)
Free, Madre Labs, Immune Punch, An Immune Support Blend, 4 g (0.14 oz) (FRE-99207)
Free, AnneMarie Borlind, LL Regeneration, Eye Wrinkle Cream, 1.5 gm (.5 ounce) (FRE-34567)
Free, iHerb.Com Weekly Pill Organizer (FRE-81514)
Free, Madre Labs, Acai Heart, Organic Acai Plus Grape Vine Resveratrol, 1 packet, .10oz (3g) (FRE-82524)