How to save money at Vitacost.com this Cyber Monday
Vitacost.com is an excellent source for vitamins, supplements and nutritional aids. While it tends to have great prices all year long, some of its best deals make an appearance on Cyber Monday. To learn about the latest Vitacost.com coupons and Cyber Monday news, be sure to check out Savings.com.
Even if you're shopping online for Cyber Monday 2020, it's important to understand how retailers are responding to the pandemic.
Vitacost.com is mostly an online retailer, so there are no retail locations for you to visit on Cyber Monday. (There is one actual store you can visit, located in Las Vegas.) This means you don’t have to worry about standing in line, wearing a mask or making sure you’re social distancing.
However, these are protocols that Vitacost.com is following at its fulfillment centers. They’re also conducting mini health checks for all employees as they report to work and increasing sanitation procedures to keep common areas clean.
The store notes that some of its products have been in high demand. This means that there may be inconsistent availability as they quickly sell out when they are restocked. As you’d expect, these products include PPE such as masks and gloves, as well as hand sanitizer, cleaning products and some types of supplements. The store has placed quantity purchase limits on some items to allow more people to purchase them. It has also discontinued its in-stock alerts as stock fluctuations have been too great.
Vitacost.com used to participate in the ShopRunner shipping program. It has discontinued it for the time being due to changes to its return policy and shipping delays.
One of the biggest changes Vitacost.com has made since the outbreak of the pandemic is to suspend its return policy. It has done this to protect both you and its employees. It doesn’t want you standing in line at the post office during the pandemic, and it doesn’t want employees to deal with parcels that may have been returned by ill customers. This means that if you’ve purchased something that you’re not happy with, you cannot send it back to the store.
The changes to the return policy do not mean that you will be stuck having to pay for something you’re not pleased with. Instead, the store will issue a refund without requiring a return. Vitacost.com tends to be consistent when it comes to its Cyber Monday celebration. So even though the store hasn’t announced what it’s doing this year, it is pretty easy to guess what might be coming.
For the last couple of years, Vitacost.com has offered a discount of 20% off its entire site for Cyber Monday. Last year, the store didn’t require a minimum purchase, but it has required $50 in previous years. We would expect that there will be no minimum purchase this year to mimic what happened last year.
Vitacost’s Cyber Monday sale started on the Monday after Thanksgiving last year and ran through Tuesday morning.
The store noted that quantities were limited and that the sale would not be extended, nor would there be rainchecks. This means that if you want to stock up on supplements and other health aids at a pretty generous discount, you have to shop during the Cyber Monday sales period—no exceptions.
To take advantage of the Cyber Monday sale in previous years, you needed to apply a coupon code at checkout. We expect that requirement to return this year.
One unique thing about Vitacost.com’s coupon policy is that it allows stacking so long as you are using only one of each type of coupon. For example, you can use one sitewide discount (like the 20% off your entire order), as well as one product or category-specific coupon.
Last year, the store offered an array of coupons you could use in conjunction with the sitewide discount. For example, you could also save 20% on Garden of Life items and 10% off select NOW products.
Other standout coupons included 30% off your $30 purchase of Bob’s Red Mill, 25% off MegaFood products, 25% off Vega merchandise, and 20% off KIND bars.
Note that there were some brands that are typically excluded from sales, including Cyber Monday celebrations. You can see a complete list of these brands on the store’s Exclusions page.
One thing the store doesn’t seem to exclude on Cyber Monday is its Sale section. While we don’t know if that will be the case this year, it would be a good idea to check as soon as the sale is live. Because Sale items have already been discounted, you’ll enjoy an extra discount on top of a discount when you shop these products.
Seeing as you can’t shop local stores or even do in-store pickup, you’re probably wondering how shipping will work on Cyber Monday.
The store doesn’t usually include any shipping promos during its Cyber Monday sale.
This doesn’t mean that you have to pay for shipping, though. Its regular policy includes free shipping when you spend $49 or more, so if you hit this threshold while shopping on Cyber Monday, you’ll see shipping charges vanish at checkout.
Even better, the minimum spend is lowered when you purchase Vitacost brand items. At that point, you only have to spend $25 or more.