So here’s the problem, protein is expensive we all want to find the cheapest available product without compromising on quality. If you go too cheap, you begin to doubt the quality of the ingredients, and yet no one wants to pay more than they have to.
Find a brand you trust
So it’s important to find a brand you trust and a product that’s going to help you achieve your goals. For me this brand in SciMX, I use both their build and trim product and their 100% Whey protein. For help finding the right product for you check out which protein drink is right for me.
Subscribe and save
There is a new service by Amazon called ‘subscribe and save’ and it seems to be the best way to buy your protein. Forget complex referral schemes or collecting loyalty points, this is much easier and you get the savings straight away.
How it works
When you purchase your protein on Amazon, there’s a separate checkout option called subscribe and save, you can use this straight away, even on your first purchase. What happens is as you make your purchase it will ask you how often you want to buy this product. If you’re a regular protein user you might know that you order a new tub around every 6 weeks, so you can set this up as a repeat order. Then when the new order date comes around Amazon will email you notifying you it’s about to automatically place a new order for you and send you some more protein.
The reward for using this service? 10% discount off Amazon’s current price. I always find Amazon to already be very competitive on price, so this extra 10% off really does make it the cheapest option. Plus you haven’t wasted hours scouring the Internet hunting for the best price, it’s automatic!
Chance to cancel
This is a subscription service but it has no commitment. So if you want to end the subscription at any time, you can! They even notify you before each order is sent, so if you get the email but found you still have some protein left, you can log in and delay (or skip) the delivery.
You want to know how I use it? Well I’m never sure how long my protein’s going to last. Some months I’m on fire and burning through it, and others I really haven’t used much at all. So I set my subscription to every 6 months. Yep, that’s right – twice a year.
Why? Well I get the 10% discount off my initial purchase, and I know I’ll use it in the next couple of months. When I’m starting to run low, I log in to Amazon, go to my subscriptions and click send me another one now and it arrives a coupe of days later, no fuss and 10% discount. Of course every 6 months it will try and send me an order, it which case a) I might need it, b) i could cancel it (or skip it) or c) I forget and it sends me one. Option C is not the end of the world, because the SciMX protein products have such a good shelf life (normally the use by date is 2 years), I’ll just stick it in the cupboard and use it eventually.
In time I’ll probably discover my purchasing pattern and just set the subscription up to match. But for now this is the safest bet.