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Significant, long-lasting deals in first post. Check last pages for short-lived, but often great deals.
I. Current Deals
II. Miscellaneous Deals
II. Value For Money Calculations
III. General Information about Whey Protein Supplements
I. CURRENT DEALS (Ordered in Order of Importance):
Current Bodybuilding.com 10% off coupon codes (1-use-per-account): Link.
NOTE: All Bodybuilding.com orders are charged duties at checkout. No surprise landing fees.
Canadianprotein always has good prices on their bulk protein products: http://www.canadianprotein.com/Prote...lbs_c_213.html
II. MISCELLANEOUS DEALS:
Supplement Source Clearance Deals
II. VFM CALCULATIONS:
A good deal on Whey is about 70-80% protein purity for <$7.5/lb. Wait for it if you can.
Before posting a new deal, please check how your deal measures up to this reference point.
Kaizen at the occasional (September & January mostly) Costco is at $39 for 4.4 lbs @ 35g of protein/41g serving = 0.02284 $/g. of protein.
Kaizen at Costco is $49 for 4.4 lbs @ 35g of protein/41g serving = 0.02875 $/g. of protein.
Canadianprotein.com Ultra Grade Whey Blend 45lbs for $320.94 with 5% "cp102" coupon + FS @ 25g of protein/30g serving = 0.01887 $/G of protein.
Canadianprotein.com Whey Concentrate 25lbs for $178 with 5% "cp102" coupon + FS @ 24g of protein/30g serving = 0.01962 $/G of protein.
Finally and most importantly, to find your final cost/day, please divide total cost by (total number of servings purchased/number of servings you personally require per day).
Eg. with the IST @ $70 deal if you have 2 servings each day: 70/((129.6)/2) = $1.08024691/day.
A very helpful and detailed spreadsheet can be found in this post by Speedbeaver.
All you ever wanted to know about Whey but were too afraid to ask: http://examine.com/supplements/Whey+Protein/
In terms of Whey Protein purity: Whey Isolate (90% protein by weight) > Whey Blend > Whey Concentrate 35-80% protein by weight).
Given the 30-40% price hike in the recent past, there is nothing wrong with buying concentrates unless you are lactose intolerant (and a very many are):
Powders that use more whey concentrates than isolates are less expensive. It's true that you get less protein per scoop, but the price increase for isolate does not necessarily add up to you getting more protein per dollar.
Plus, some whey protein isolate manufacturing steps can harm some of the beneficial whey protein fractions such as beta-lactoglobulin, alpha-lactalbumin, and bovine serum albumin peptides, which provide performanceand physique-enhancing benefits as well as antioxidant and immune-boosting properties.
The gentle filtration that WPC-80 undergoes leaves these all in place. However, remember that whey concentrate contains more lactose, so if you have an intolerance, it may not be your best choice.
Further financial considerations for why this is a deal right now:
Taste can become a big issue. You might find this out the hard way. You are probably not a crybaby and you are certainly not alone if you worry about your whey's taste.
If you do end up with what seems like ipecac/snot-flavoured whey: dilute your shake further, mix that batch of whey with another less-nauseating batch of whey, or add bananas, coconut milk, and peanut butter.
Some reviews of less-reviewed brands follow (do also search the thread):
GFR Leanfit Whey:
Taste-wise there is no consensus so far. It is not the greatest. I tried the Vanilla and it is very sweet. The chocolate apparently may taste like cardboard.
Good reviews, in general.