Eat Clean and Live Clean for Less

FitFluential LLC compensated me for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I recently had the opportunity to do a little shopping on Vitacost.com online health store. I wasn’t even sure what Vitacost was at the time, so I got on the website to poke around. WOW! Information overload! They have over 40,000 healthy products!! Oh my! So many products, but so little time.

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VitacostWell, since they looked like that pretty much had everything under the sun, I decided to take a different approach. Instead of looking for things I wanted (which would have been half the store), I decided to look at stuff I needed. I was almost out of shampoo and conditioner, and I needed some argan oil for my hair. I also wanted to try one of the facial products. I’ll be honest with you, I’ve never really ordered essentials like this online. I am also horrible about price comparing or using coupons but, after a little research, I realized that Vitacost was significantly cheaper than what I’ve been paying.

For instance, the Moroccan oil was a dollar cheaper than what I’ve paid in the past. Not Your Mother’s conditioner was also about a dollar less than most of their competitors, and as much as $8.00 less than some stores. The Desert Essence shampoo was also significantly cheaper, at $3.00 – $7.00 less than all the other retailers.

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Even though I didn’t order any supplements for healthy food products, like PB2 (low-calorie powdered peanut butter), I decided to check out the pricing to see if I should switch to Vitacost for some of those items too. Low and behold, it was $2.00 less than what I had been paying at a local supplement store.

“But what about shipping?”, I thought. Would it end up replacing the savings or would their be other hidden costs? Then, to my surprise again, I discovered shipping was free in the US for orders over $49.00 (which would be VERY easy for me!) – and it’s still only $4.99 if my order is a smaller one. Ok, you got my attention, BUT, I’m impatient. I literally only have a couple of days left before I run out of shampoo, so I looked at projected shipping time. OMG! 1-4 business days!? WOW! That sealed the deal!

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I may not be the best at budgeting money and shopping smarter, but Vitacost was going to make it easy, and convenient. Before I go to the drugstore, grocery or vitamin store, I will punch my shopping list into Vitacost first!

Here’s what I got:

Desert Essence Shampoo ($3.97) and Conditioner ($4.67)

This was my favorite purchase. I LOOOOVE the way this smells!! Best yet, it’s super healthy for you & 100% Vegan!
FREE OF: Parabens, sodium lauryl/laureth sulfates, phthalates, artificial colors, silicones, EDTA, glycol, petroleum-based ingredients, wheat, gluten, animal testing, and animal ingredients.

Desert Essence

Acure Organics Shampoo Moroccan Argan Oil and Argan Stem Cell, ($7.63)

FREE OFGluten, sulfate, paraben, phthalate and animal cruelty. Tested on human hair.

shampoo

Not Your Mother’s Way To Grow Conditioner ($5.39)

INFOMade with essential vitamins, herbs and bioactive extracts, this salon formula will strengthen, moisturize and give your hair a silky texture.

conditioner

Organix Extra Penetrating Moroccan Argan Oil Dry & Coarse Hair ($6.99)

Also available in light for normal hair. Formulated for coarse hair, it penetrates, moisturizes, renews, strengthens and softens, while protecting your hair from harmful styling heat and UV damage.
FREE OF: Animal Testing.

argan oil

Onaturals Coconut Collection – Face Cream by Vitacost ($6.39)

Lightweight face lotion featuring a combination of creamy coconut oil and hyaluronic acid for deep long-lasting moisture.
INFO: Vitacost nutritional products are manufactured to high standards of quality, efficacy and safety. Each Vitacost product meets or exceeds the standards and requirements set forth in the FDA’s Code of Federal Regulation (21 CFR, 111) Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).

facial moisturizer

Price Comparison & Savings

MY EXPERIMENTAL SHOPPING LIST:
$8.99 Shampoo

$8.99 Conditioner
10.99 Shampoo
5.99 Conditioner
7.99 Oil
7.99 Face Cream
$50.94 Standard Retail Total
$35.04 Vitacost Total
$15.90 SAVINGS ON ONLY 6 PRODUCTS!

That does it! If I saved $15 on just 6 products, think how much I’d save if I did all my shopping on there! That’s about a 30% Savings – with no coupons, no shopping around and no driving to all the different stores. You can get all your beauty, healthy pet care products, food products, herbs, supplements, healthy cleaning products, medicine and baby products all in one place!

You Save

Get $10 off your first Vitacost order with Refer A Friend!

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About Bonnie Pfiester

Fitness Columnist and Lifestyle Coach, Resident Trainer for Designer Whey, Fitness Advisor for FitStudio, powered by Sears, FitFluential Ambassador and Owner of Max Fitness Club, home of BCx Boot Camp in Vero Beach, Florida.

Posted on November 12, 2013, in Brands, Fitness Products & Trends, Food & Supplements, Health, PFIT PFINDS and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Bonnie- I have used VitaCost before too and they are awesome! Then I found DrVita and this site is even more awesome and they usually offer free shipping regardless of how much or little you buy! Both are great sites and way less expensive than going to the store! Great savings you got 🙂

  2. I have heard about Vitacost before, but never used them. Looks pretty handy and cheap! I go to Whole Foods once a week to get quality ingredients, if VC is much cheaper I’ll start going there!

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