Ah American friends, you have an enviable selection of options at incredible prices compared to us Canadians! So take your pick. I’ve listed some US retailers for you that I use, and have come across in my searches.
- Amazon.com – Bakeware, bakeware, bakeware! Besides the obvious selection of books etc, amazon.com is also a great place to get affordable bakeware like muffin tins, cookie sheets, and donut pans, as well as appliances like a cake-pop maker, or waffle iron. Plus they’ve got neat items like cake decorating kits, chocolate and bar molds, and pretty cupcake liners. Supersaver free shipping available on many items, and orders over $25. They also have non-Amazon retailer items available which greatly expands their selection of products (those items are shipped separately though and have added shipping fees, so keep that in mind). In addition to bakeware, ingredients like erythritol, erythritol powder, stevia balance, and most notably NOW Foods whey protein isolate at a super bargain price.
- iherb.com – Excellent prices and free shipping on orders over $20. Some items like erythritol are almost 50% cheaper than any other retailer I’ve found. They have an excellent selection of sports nutrition and health food items, including whole food vitamins, which I haven’t been able to find anywhere else. I bought 5-lb NOW Foods whey protein isolate here at a decent price. Oh, and enter the coupon code BUY123 to get $10 off your first order!
- bodybuilding.com/store/ – This is your one stop shop for sports nutrition, supplements, fitness equipment, and clothing (even if you’re not a body builder). This is where I get most of my vitamins and supplements (I follow the 4-Hour Body PAGG supplementation when I’m working on fat loss). The prices are great, and it’s duty free even though it’s coming from the US (yay!), plus as an extra bonus, you get to choose a free gift(s) with your order. Shipping costs end up being approximately 5-10% of your subtotal, depending on the weight. One slight bummer is that they’re not allowed to ship more than a 90-day supply of any one supplement to Canada in one order, so you won’t be able to buy that bulk 240 count bottle.
- Vitacost.com – They run the gamut from vitamins and supplements and sports nutrition, to baby, pet, home, and wellness products. Excellent prices (notably erythritol and stevia balance), and they also have all the hard to find supplements that I use for my 4-Hour Body PAGG stack for fat loss. Duty free, and very reasonable shipping prices (I paid $10 for a large order of supplements).
Where do you make your online purchases? If you know a great place to shop online for protein buff essentials, or other health and fitness products, help me fill out this list for other American readers!