Keeping the good times rollin’ with installment #4 of #FrugalFridays! I’m sure everyone has used Amazon at some point but did you know it’s a great way to stock up on running fuel and give back to a charitable organization at the same time? Let’s discuss.
Amazon has a great Sports Nutrition section featuring all the brand we know and love for running fuel – GU, Clif, Honey Stinger, Vega Sport, Power Gel, Huma, etc. If you know the brand and flavor that works best for you, it pays to buy these items in bulk from Amazon. For example, I’m on a Honey Stinger chews kick lately – I just love all the flavors – and Amazon sells this item in packs of 12 so I purchased a few to get me through long runs, hard workouts, etc. You can also find all types of different protein powders, energy bars, pre-workout bars, etc. It’s worth taking a look around the website to see what kind of deals you can find. Added bonus: Amazon also offers free shipping when you spend $35 or more.
Have you heard about Amazon Smile? The website is smile.amazon.com. It’s basically the same as Amazon, expect that a portion of your purchase (0.5%) goes to your selected charitable organization (for my last purchase I selected the National Black Marathoners Association). You can select a different charitable organization each time you checkout. For more information on Amazon Smile, click here.
In case you’ve been living under a rock you should know that tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Fellow PRO Compression ambassador, PavementRunner started #RunnerCandyHearts back in 2013 as a play on runner pick up lines and it’s pretty darn funny.
Join in on the fun this weekend on twitter and remember to use hashtag #RunnerCandyHearts. I know I’ll be on Twitter this weekend reading all of the funny things people decide to post!
Wishing you all a Happy Valentine’s Day and a fun weekend ahead!