February 17, 2009

The Perks

Over the last few days, I've come to realize that the perks of DH's job do help to outweigh some of the negatives. There are still things I'd change -- things that I don't understand at all -- but I think I'd begun focusing too much on the bad and not at all on the benefits.

One of the big perks is our product allotment. The employees of the company are given a specified amount to use on products monthly. Considering his company encompasses nutritional supplements, personal care products, home cleaners and OTC medicines this equates to a huge savings for us.

The more I got to think about it, the more I realized how much of an impact it does has on our life. And my grocery bill!

Just briefly, here's a list of the company's products that we DO use:

Health Products
  • vitamins
  • calcium supplements
  • fiber supplements
  • protein bars/shakes
  • performance bars/shakes
  • weight management bars/shakes
Personal Care Products
  • body wash
  • handsoap
  • lotion
  • lip balm
  • facial cleanser, scrub, masks, acne treatment, moisturizer
  • makeup remover
  • cosmetics
  • shave gel
Home Cleaners
  • laundry detergent
  • fabric softener
  • stain remover
  • color safe laundry brightener
  • dishsoap
  • dishwasher detergent
  • glass cleaner
  • multi-purpose surface cleaner (both liquid and in wipes)
  • disinfectant
  • daily shower cleaner
  • soap scum and hard water remover, aka bathroom cleaner
  • 3in1 cleaner for "tough" projects
OTC Medicines
  • antifungal cream
  • hydrocortisone cream
  • cold medicine, both daytime and nighttime formulas
  • cough medicine
  • cough drops
  • allergy medicine
  • antibiotic cream
  • pain relieving cream for sore muscles
  • antacid
  • acetaminophen
  • acetaminophen with sleep aid
  • ibuprofen
  • first aid topical gel
  • tea tree oil
  • candles
  • home & linen sprays

The only products we do buy instead of using the company's:
  • hair care
  • toothpaste & mouthwash
  • deodorant
  • after shave

Yikes! Typing it all out definitely makes more of an impact than just seeing it in the cupboards.


Bryant and Candice said...

That's really awesome because I've noticed that the week I have to buy that stuff, the grocery bill goes way up!

Kristin, Rod, and Victoria said...

No wonder you said you don't need coupons for much stuff you buy! What a nice perk!

Plant Girl said...

Kris ~ Our conversation the other day got me thinking about it. Especially after 75% of the coupons in the paper are usually for that type of stuff.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Let me guess where he works...I'll leave it off of here but I love their stuff.

I'm back too so email me and let's get together.