We love health foods, vitamins, spices, and essential oils. Our greatest love though, is coconut oil. Coconut oil is good for eating as well as an unexpectedly beneficial part of a hygiene regimen. Coconut oil is not only crazy good for your internal body, but also for your hair and skin as well.
Only problem? Coconut oil is expensive! Even Amazon sells it for way more than they should.
Vitacost has their own brand of products that are often cheaper than the rest, and the quality is great. As an added bonus, they run fantastic sales on an ongoing basis.
Vitacost Review and Benefits
1. $10 new member signup offer:
If you’re a new member, Vitacost will give you $10 just for signing up! Membership is free of course.
We use Vitacost for a lot of things because it is cheaper than other similar companies. They also offer monthly BOGO or % off deals. In almost any given month, you can find items discounted.
3. Refer a friend offer:
If you’re a member, you can send links to your friends. If they sign up, you get $10 more and so do they. Cha-ching!
4. Set and Save discount:
This is an option that will save you more money at checkout. They offer an additional 10% off if you subscribe to Set and Save for certain items enrolled in the program, it will automatically re-order the product at a set date. We use set and save and then remove it a few days after getting the product in the mail so it doesn’t reorder the item when we don’t need it or it’s not on sale.
5. Free shipping on orders over $25:
This might sound like a lot of money when you’re talking about vitamins and such, but if you are smart and buy in bulk like we do, then that free shipping is yours for the taking.
Currently, they offer free shipping on orders over $25 if you are buying everything by Vitacost’s own brand. Other brands require a $49 purchase before you’ll receive free shipping.
6. Great (Really Great) customer service:
In reference to #4 above, on one of our orders of vitamins we forgot to remove the Set and Save option. So, Jacob called Vitacost and they told us they have a Set and Save policy. Once a year, if you forget to remove a Set and Save, they have a once per year special policy. they don’t charge you for the items and you get to keep them. Now THAT is great customer service. You can call them on the phone or pick the ever popular live chat option for all your customer service needs.
7. Easy to use website:
Vitacost has a compare button in the top left corner of each item’s box. If you click the “compare” box on two or more different items, then scroll to the bottom left of the page and click the grey “compare” button, you’ll see something like this:
This allows you to look at two similar products and compare them for quality and price. The compare option lets you see ingredients, weight, and the overall reviews, just to name a few.
This tool is also very helpful if you don’t want to forget items that you want while you browse, but also don’t want to add them to your cart. The compare option is a great place to keep all your maybes.
8. Other small benefits of Vitacost:
Freebies: you can try a small amount of items for free. They do charge shipping for these single items though, so make sure you only put them in your cart when you’ve spent over $49.
Besides all these monetary benefits of shopping at Vitacost, they also have a health and fitness blog full of insightful articles, videos, and recipes written by a range of people from a stay at home mom, to a chef, to a doctor.