So, mum was persuaded to pay for a membership fee in order to buy Herbalife products at member’s price. This was many months ago. As usual, I have been busy, and I really didn’t want to get involved in this sort of distributorship business and shopping – bad experience of being harassed by distributors.
Anyway, I didn’t try the product(s) until slightly more than a week ago.
Mum had this canister of chocolate flavored Formula 1 shake powder on the tabletop forever, and something must have gotten into me that day, that I decided to give it a try! What do you know, it’s delish!
See, starting on the right foot makes a lot of differences. Mum mixes her drink with fruit juice – chocolate shake with orange juice, go figure! I had my first shake with HL milk, and it’s really tasty! I like a good milk shake you know, this is just nice, not too creamy.
I decide to incorporate this into my new weight management routine – which is ongoing for..ever! I figure this could fit better into my lifestyle, since I have been crazy busy for a long time now, and I really could use the freed-up time for more tasks (such as doing this post?).
For weight loss, it is recommended to replace 2 meals with the shake, which is by the way, purrrrfect for me. I need as much time I can get in the day to work on orders, so it’s time saver to just have the shake instead of fixing a simple meal – which involves washing this, that, and everything else!
Anyway, I decide to continue this for at least 3 months before I decide if it works. With that in mind, I decide to hoard some stocks, and I am not going to my mum’s ‘up line’ who kind of ‘cheated’ my mum of the referral fee for referring my uncle. Further, the membership discount is not as great as what I have found!
I bought here:
Singapore (membership price) vs Qoo10 seller from South Korea (no membership required)
1. Packaging/size –
+ Formula 1 shake – Singapore’s canister size is 550gm; South Korea’s (and other distributing countries) packaging is 750gm; difference by 200gm (36%)
+ Herbal tea – Singapore’s bottle size is 50gm; Qoo10’s 100gm; difference by half! (50%)
+ Formula 1 powder – Singapore’s membership discounted price – S$60-ish; Qoo10’s seller price S$49 (I actually paid an average of S$37 after offsetting from item discount coupon and overall cart discount coupon) – Savings S$11 if no further promotion – technically, you save an extra 36% off the regular discounted price already due to the size difference; Savings S$23 (+S$21.60) for my purchase.
+ Herbal tea – Mum paid S$60-ish for the 50gm herbal tea; Qoo10 seller’s price at S$60, I bought the 100gm herbal tea at Qoo10 for S44 (note that I use item discount, plus special cart coupon (20%) which is not always available), even without the special 20% cart discount, I would still be able to offset with at least $10 cart coupon (I have exchanged the points for Gold membership coupon on Qoo10) – Technically, you save S$60 even without coupon offset because you are getting 100gm bottle; Savings S$16 (+S$60) for my purchase of bigger bottle
+ Aloe Vera concentrate – Mum paid about S$55 with her membership discount for original flavor (she hates it!); Qoo10 seller sells at S$47.50, I paid for the mango flavor (not available in Singapore; mum is loving it!) at S$42 (with item discount and cart discount) – Savings S$7.50 if no further promotion, and you get the mango flavor; Savings S$13 for my purchase
I am guessing it’s just a day or a few days for the local distributor to arrange for collection or delivery; I get upgraded free EMS delivery when I ordered 2 canisters of formula 1 powder and another item, delivery was 3-4 working days (minus the SingPost screw-up, which is now ‘fixed’ as they promised).
Plan ahead – Korean mail can take up to 3 weeks – if you are getting the regular mailing service, and you will be just fine. Weigh your options.
Go do your math! Now, unless you are interested in converting this into a business, it’s a no-brainer for me, I want the immediate cost-saving. 😛
Disclaimer: QuirkyMissy has no beef with the distributorship system, so please enroll for the membership with your local distributor if you wish, QuirkyMissy is just providing an alternative for those, who don’t care for the distributorship/membership and commission.
Also, QuirkyMissy is not a nutritionist, do consult your nutritionist or medical professional if you are on special diet or have some health conditions, before trying any weight management program.