By Lindsey Price: I sometimes have people contact me and ask me where they can “buy medifast cheap.” I can only assume that people think that there are several medifast dealers and that hopefully competition will make these dealers compete for business so that one or a few of them will be the cheapest out there. People often look online or on places like craigslist or ebay in search of cheap medifast food.
But here’s what you should know about this. Only one company manufactures or sells the foods / products and that is the company themselves on the Medifast Official Site. I know that this is not commonly known, but medifast doesn’t sell it’s products or foods in grocery stores, in health food stores, or in pharmacies, etc. That means you’re likely not going to find it in your local wal mart, walgreens, cvs, publix, wegmans, or gnc.
With that said, there are a handful of clinics scattered across the country where you can buy foods and products. But there are not many of these except for in states like Texas and Maryland. (I only have two centers in my own state and the closest is four hours away from me.)
The point that I’m trying to make is that unless you have an official clinic close by, you might want to be skeptical if you see people claiming to sell medifast out of their garage or a strip mall. The company doesn’t have third party retailers. They handle sales and distribution themselves. When you see the foods on craigslist, what you are often seeing is used foods that someone did not finish, or at least that was always my perception. If you personally know the seller, then this might be a decent way to try out some of the foods, but I have to tell you that many have told me that they’ve gotten expired foods or something that just didn’t look quite right.
Yes, websites such as this one offer medifast coupons and showcase the latest deals. But they don’t sell the food. And they shouldn’t be claiming to. People who are on the look out for cheap medifast dealers want to save money, of course and you can’t blame them. In today’s economy, ever dollar can count. But this savings isn’t going to do you any good if you buy expired or imitation food that isn’t really edible or isn’t what you expected. Honestly, most people don’t realize that if they aggressively use the coupons that are readily available, they may not be paying much more than they would pay buying old food from strangers. And if you just want to try the food, you should know that the company offers every menu item for sale individually, but that’s not the cheapest way to go.
Because if you do order the foods individually or go with the smaller package, you won’t be able to take advantage of the coupons. The cheapest way to go really does depend on how long you plan to stay on the diet. The following link lists what is currently a popular medifast discount. Medifast Specials