iHerb, iLike

A while ago I found this website, iherb, which has a bazillion natural and healthy foods and products AND they ship to Korea.  You can purchase almost everything you would otherwise pick up at Whole Foods (with an exception of anything fresh or frozen).  The prices are great and are most likely the same or even lower than what you would pay at the store.  AND, if you live in the States, you can get free shipping for orders over $20.

Sadly for people like me, shipping isn’t free, BUT at least we can still get our hands on these products which you won’t be finding at HomePlus or Lotte Mart.

For Korean residents- there are 2 shipping options:  1) International Airmail and 2) Direct Korean Postal.

1)  International Airmail:  iherb likes to tout their low $4.00 rate if you go this route.  And sometimes they even offer it for free if you spend over $60.  HOWEVER, in order to go this route, your order must be less than 4 pounds.  And no more than $80.  As if it’s even possible to spend $80 on goods weighing less than 4 pounds.  So, for me, this option is crap.  4 pounds is like buying 2 things.

So I always go with option 2.

2) Direct Korean Postal:  This route is actually MUCH better in terms of shipping time.  It will be in your mailbox within days rather than weeks.  The downside is that it ain’t no 4 bucks.  It is kinda expensive.  You pay by weight.  BUT.  From time to time, iherb will offer a shipping discount.  Like now!  I placed an order today and paid just $14 for 16 pounds of goods.  Currently, they offer a 50% discount on shipping if you spend more than $60.  Originally my shipping fee would’ve been almost 30 bucks.  Yikes.

I wish it were possible to order refrigerated and fresh foods as well but I guess that’s asking too much.  Today, though, I did buy a bunch of things- more like staples, that will be nice to have on hand and continually use for the next couple months.

iHerb is nice to their 1st time customers.  With coupon codes, you can always receive at least $5 off your 1st purchase.  After that though, there isn’t much in terms of coupons except if you enroll in their Rewards Program in which you can receive “earnings” IF other 1st time customers use your personal coupon code to get their $5 off.

It’s kinda annoying in that you can only save for 1st purchases and I understand that with this strategy they can draw in more customers, BUT it’d be nice if iHerb tossed a bone to loyal customers even if they don’t bring in new ones.

And with that, I’d like to offer you all 1st time customers my coupon code “SUV211”  😉  Currently you can save $10 on your first order!  They usually offer just $5, so thanks iHerb.

Pictured above, my loot: (1. Bob’s Red Mill Rolled Oats, 2.  Quinoa, 3.  Bob’s Red Mill Flaxseed,  4.  Wasa Wholegrain crackers,  5.  Canned pumpkin,  6.  Spices- crushed red pepper, cumin, chili powder,  7.  Gnu Flavor & Fiber bars,  8.  PB2 Chocolate,  9.  Artisana Coconut Butter,  10.  PetNaturals Calming treats for dogs,  11.  Shirataki Fettuccine Miracle Noodles) 


4 comments on “iHerb, iLike

  1. Steven Webb
    April 2, 2012 at 1:52 pm #

    What do you make with Quinoa, coconut butter, and flaxseed?? I guess I don’t cook enough, LOL!

    • makings of a better life
      April 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

      I’ve actually never made quinoa before! But i’ve seen lots of recipes for using it with all kinds of veggies. I plan to use it just like I would rice. Mix it with chicken and veggies. The thing about quinoa is- it’s a carb that is full of protein! So I wanted to try it out.

      Coconut butter- I just told u in my post! on toast, smoothies, oatmeal!

      Flaxseed- Actually not so sure. haha. but ive read it on ingredients lists of recipes ive bookmarked but im sure ill never actually make .. lol

  2. Lorenzo
    September 12, 2014 at 1:26 pm #

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