Thursday, June 3, 2010

Giveaway & Review: iHerb $50.00 Shopping Spree!


I found a great online store called iHerb that carries thousands of health related products, many of which are gluten free! They carry vitamins and herbal supplements (vegan, vegetarian, raw and gluten-free are available), cosmetics and personal care items that are organic and/or cruelty-free as well as over 1000 natural and specialty grocery items (to view the gluten free grocery items click here).

iHerb recently offered me my choice of $50.00 worth of products from their site to sample and review. I chose to try the following GLUTEN FREE *products:


Michael's Naturopathic Daily Multi-Vitamin for Women is a great multi vitamin for us gals who are also looking to promote lustrious hair and strong nails. This gluten free supplement does not upset my stomach as some supplements do, and it is reasonably priced too! I am impressed!

"Manufactured with all natural fillers, binders and costing. This product contains no wheat, gluten, corn, soy, yeast, starch, sugar or anything artificial. Our products contain organically grown herbs, when available. Our herbs are never treated with heat before or during the manufacturing process."


The Nutritional Yeast Flakes from Now Foods are quickly becoming a staple in my kitchen, now that I am cooking dairy free. I am using nutritional yeast to make delicious vegan "cheeze" sauces and gravies. It also tastes great sprinkled on popcorn. This Nutritional yeast is GLUTEN FREE, (not all brands are), so no worries! It is packed full of healthy benefits, and has adds a great buttery/nutty/cheesy flavor to foods.

"NOW pleasant tasting Nutritional Yeast Flakes are produced from a specially selected strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. This yeast is grown on enriched purified cane and beet molasses under carefully controlled conditions. This is primary grown yeast and is therefore NOT a brewery by-product as is brewer's yeast. This ensures freedom from Candidia albicans yeast." Contains no sugar, wheat, salt, starch, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.


I love these anti-oxident packed Goji Berries from Navitas Naturals. I snack on them plain, add them to cereal, and I incorporate them in my homemade granola recipe. The flavor of a Goji Berry is slightly tart, similar to a cranberry, but sweeter. They are naturally gluten free!

iHerb says: "Goji berries have been used is Asian herbal medicine for over 5,000 years. This bag contains 100% pure goji berries that are certified organic, vegan and kosher. The goji berry is one of the most nutrient-rich foods on earth. It is a vegetarian form of protein, packed with essential amino acids, rich in vitamin A and a good source of vitamin C. Goji berries possess over 20 trace minerals and vitamins including zinc, iron, phosphorus, riboflavin (B2), vitamin E as well as carotenoids, including beta-carotene."


As a long time fan of natural castille soaps I was happy to find it at such a low price! I chose the Dr. Woods Pure Tea Tree Castille Soap, and use it as a shampoo, body wash, as well as a household cleaner. I love the fresh feeling this product gives me, and the tea tree oil smells wonderfully clean.

iHerb says: "Dr. Woods does not contain any harsh detergents that can strip away skin's natural moisture. Tea tree oil is a naturally therapeutic skin conditioner that will leave skin unbelievably soft. And with added Vitamin E, skin will feel naturally clean and smooth."

I will definitely purchase all of these products again... the prices were so reasonable, and they have great customer service (including fast shipping).

A MESSAGE FROM iHERB:

"Mission Statement: Providing the best overall value for natural products through "e-simplicity". For twelve years, iHerb has striven to enhance your online shopping experience. Initially, our company promoted the benefits of St. John's Wort. Hence the name: iHerb. It is now a world-class online store, supplying a vast selection of brand name natural products.

We believe iHerb offers the best overall value, period! Our success and very existence are dependent on the repeat orders and word-of-mouth recommendations of loyal, satisfied customers.With the advanced e-commerce platform, plus our 48,000 sq. ft. Irwindale warehouse (almost 3X as big as before), you'll find:Features to make your online ordering safer, faster and more pleasant.

Over 600 well-known, respected brands. Over 16,000 products.We are confident you'll find iHerb to be your first choice for quality, price, reliability and convenience--on every effortless order. Try us! Read more.

View the Quality Assurances by some of the brands we carry QC Issues"

BUY IT:
Visit iHerb.com to purchase a huge variety of health products (many are gluten free!). Use Coupon Code TEW414 to get an additional $5 off your initial order!

Over 99% of orders placed by 1:00 pm PST are shipped out the same day!
New Domestic UPS Shipping Rates:Ground: Flat $4.00 (Free for orders over $40.00) 2nd Day: Flat $6.00 (Free $120.00)
WIN IT:
I am GIVING (1) Gluten Free Taste of Home follower a $50.00 shopping spree on iHerb.com!

TO ENTER GIVEAWAY (mandatory):
1) Become a Gluten Free Taste of Home follower (must follow PUBLICLY via Google Friend Connect in the side bar of this website) AND visit iHerb.com; LEAVE ME A COMMENT telling me that you are now following Gluten Free Taste of Home PUBLICLY via Google Friend Connect, AND also tell me the name of a gluten free product from iHerb.com that you are most excited to try. (1 entry)

BONUS ENTRIES: (each entry comment must be entered separately to be a valid entry):

2) Blog about this giveaway linking it back to this post and iHerb.com. Please LEAVE ME A COMMENT with THE LINK TO YOUR POST or it will not count. (3 entries)

3) Follow iHerb on Twitter. (1 entry)

4) Grab my Freebie Fairy button and display it on your website/blog (copy the html code for my button from the sidebar of The Freebie Fairy website and paste the code into your website), and LEAVE ME A COMMENT telling me you did it. (1 entry)

5) Follow me on Twitter AND tweet the giveaway; LEAVE ME A COMMENT with the link. MAXIMUM 1 tweet/RT per hour please! (1 entry PER tweet/RT)

6) Follow my Freebie Fairy giveaway & product review website PUBLICLY via Google Friend Connect (in the right hand sidebar of The Freebie Fairy website) and LEAVE ME A COMMENT telling me you did it. (1 entry)

7) Grab my Gluten Free Taste of Home button and display it on your website/blog (copy the html code in the side bar of my Gluten Free Taste of Home website and paste the code into your website), and LEAVE ME A COMMENT telling me you did it. (1 entry)

*GIVEAWAY OPEN US ONLY*

Giveaway ends on Thursday June 10, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. PST (late entries will not be posted). Winners will be selected by random.org. Winners will be notified by e-mail and will have 48 hours to respond before new winners are selected.

*REMEMBER... please leave your e-mail address with EACH entry so I can contact you if you win.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I was not compensated for this review; I received $50.00 worth of gluten free products of my choosing for review purposes courtesy of iHerb. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

*Disclaimer: Statements made, or products sold through this web site, have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Read More

Best of luck!

26 comments:

  1. I have your Freebie Fairy button on my blog!
    http://songberries.blogspot.com

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  2. I'm a follower!
    I would like to try Bob's Red Mill, Aluminum Free, Premium Baking Soda, Gluten Free!

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  3. I' follow this blog. I'd like to try the Glutino breakfast bars blueberry and those Goji berries look yummy :) silenttributary(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. Follow Freebie Fairy giveaway & product review website PUBLICLY via Google Friend Connect

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  5. Clean Well, All-Natural Hand Sanitizer Spray, Alcohol Free, 1 fl oz (30 ml) and
    Bob's Red Mill, All Purpose Baking Flour, Gluten Free, 22 oz (1 lb 6 oz ) 623 g

    follow blog
    nor_lou hotmail.com

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  6. I follow GF TOH publicly.
    I would like to try Nature's Secret Ultimate Urinary Cleanse - particularly for a recurring UTI my daughter can't seem to shake.
    http://www.iherb.com/Nature-s-Secret-Ultimate-Urinary-Cleanse-60-Capsules/3145?at=0

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  7. I follow GF TOH publicly.
    I would like to try the Nature's Secret Ultimate Urinary Cleanse, particularly for my daughter who can't seem to shake a recurring UTI.
    http://www.iherb.com/Nature-s-Secret-Ultimate-Urinary-Cleanse-60-Capsules/3145?at=0

    neoterikos1 at gmail dot com

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  8. I follow Freebie Fairy publicly.

    neoterikos1 at gmail dot com

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  9. I am following your blog publicly!

    melindapollard(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. I'm following iHerb on Twitter. (@hawaiismn)

    hawaiismn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. I'm a blog follower, and I would love to try the Nordic Naturals, Omega LDL, 120 Soft Gels. Our doctor recommended them, and I've been looking for a place that sells them! :)

    hawaiismn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. I'm following you on Twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/hawaiismn/status/15569404778

    hawaiismn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. I'm following Freebie Fairy, via Google Friend Connect.

    hawaiismn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. I have your button on my blog: http://bargainbookworms.blogspot.com/

    hawaiismn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. I follow your blog publicly and I would like to try the bob's red mill gluten-free brownie mix
    glass.stephanie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. follow Freebie Fairy blog publicly
    glass.stephanie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. follow iHerb on twitter @skgaff
    glass.stephanie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. I publicly follow via GFC. I am most excited to try the Avalon Organics, Vitamin C Renewal Facial Cream and the 100% pure black cherry juice. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  19. Following you on twitter as BBirdie2 and tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/BBirdie2/status/15716002965

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  20. Your button is on my right sidebar:
    http://beachbird2.blogspot.com

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  21. I publicly follow Freebie Fairy via GFC

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  22. I am following iherb on twitter as BBirdie2

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  23. Your Freebie Fairy button is on my right sidebar:
    http://beachbird.blogspot.com

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  24. I am now following this blog via GFC! I visited iHerb.com and I am most excited to try Navitas Naturals Golden Power Goldenberries!

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  25. iHerb twitter follower 8)

    @FlamingBlingy
    phranne[at]yahoo.com

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  26. brilliant giveaway! GFC follower 8) i would LOVE to try this product:
    http://www.iherb.com/Garden-of-Life-Primal-Defense-HSO-Probiotic-Formula-180-Caplets/3160?at=0

    @FlamingBlingy
    phranne[at]yahoo.com

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