If you’re a fan of your CBD oils, then cutting your supply might be unthinkable, but you might still want to find a way to cut the costs to make it easier on your budget. High-quality CBD products aren’t always the cheapest things to find. You don’t want to sacrifice quality for cheapness, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t steps to make things a little easier on your wallet.
Here are some ways to cut the costs of CBD oil, including a few ways exclusive to those who shop with Lucid Hemp. You can get all the benefits of a CBD enriched lifestyle without quite as much concern about your bank balance.
Why can CBD be expensive?
Before we look into how you can cut the costs of your CBD enjoyment, it’s first important to know why the costs can seem a little high in the first place. As small as the bottle is, you will rarely find a high-quality cannabidiol oil that’s cheaper than £25. Low dose vapes can be cheaper than that, but that’s a different matter.
First of all, don’t let the size of the bottle fool you. Most people are going to go through a bottle of CBD oil quite slowly, so a small bottle can last you for a long time. Part of the price is due to the process of manufacturing it. CBD oil is legal here and comes from the from the hemp plant (a member of the Cannabis sativa group). However, growers require permission to grow it, which also means they must pay for a grant to be able to do so.
The process of extracting CBD is a technically challenging and expensive process. Harvesting organically grown, full-spectrum cannabinoids comes at a cost and it’s only natural for that to be reflected in the price. Furthermore, reputable CBD companies will lab test to ensure the right levels of CBD and THC content to be sold, which is another cost.
As such, the reason that you’re paying as much as you are is that you’re paying for a reliable, trustworthy, and legal product. If you’re able to find overly cheap CBD oil, you should be concerned about where, exactly, it came from and how it was produced.
At Lucid Hemp, we try to make our prices as clear as possible. For that reason, we price our products per MG of CBD content. As such, our higher strength bottles with a lower price per MG can be cheaper for customers in the long-run.
But now that we’ve hopefully made it clear why CBD can cost as much as it does in the first place, it’s time to get to the meat of the question. How can you cut the costs of buying CBD oil in the UK?
Buy it in bulk
If you buy a single bottle of CBD oil drops here and there from an online store, you can expect to pay more for it than you would if, for instance, you bought several bottles at once. For one, some stores offer bulk discounts for customers who are willing to buy a large quantity of CBD oil at once. Plus, buying it at once means you don’t have to worry about dipping into your bank account too soon in the future.
You’re also going to be saving on the delivery costs. Depending on where the CBD oil is shipped to, you might have to deal with different costs. Every time you order, you have this delivery cost added, as well. By buying more at once, you’re only paying once for the cost of delivery.
With Lucid Hemp, we want to make every purchase worth it. As a result, for any order that’s over £75, we offer free first-class delivery (alongside our standard delivery which is always free to UK customers.) So, that’s one less cost to worry about and one more reason to make bulk orders when you’re in need of a top-up.
Take a look around
It pays to be a savvy shopper. Price isn’t the only thing you should be looking at when comparing different CBD providers. You should be only looking at those stores that are members of the Cannabis Trades Association (CTA). The Cannabis Trades Association increase transparency in the CBD market, by only allowing membership to those CBD companies who comply with the law regarding advertisement and product quality, proven by lab test reports.
Otherwise, you will quickly find that many stores have significant markups on their products, charging more than they realistically should for a lower quality of products than you can find here at Lucid Hemp.
Keep an eye out on sales
As with any other product, there are likely to be seasonal sales or sales celebrating the release of new products from online CBD stores. Keep a lookout on Lucid Hemp to see our latest featured products and see if any are discounted. This can update fairly regularly, so be quick on the ball and make sure you take advantage when a sale does pop up, so it doesn’t disappear before you have the chance to benefit.
At Lucid Hemp, we also send a monthly newsletter with special discounts, deals and news, so there’s ample reason to subscribe. It’s also worth following our Instagram account @lucidhempshop where we do giveaways each and every month!
Join our Loyalty Program
At Lucid Hemp, we really do value our returning customers. Our high-quality, lab tested, fully legal CBD products are enough for many to keep coming back, but that doesn’t stop us from sweetening the deal. We have a loyalty points system that rewards you every time you make a purchase and even offers a bonus when you first create an account. You get 5 points for every £1 you spend. Save up enough of these points, and they can be exchanged for a voucher that you can use to cut the price of your favourite products. If you’re enjoying your Lucid Hemp CBD products, then consider leaving a review for some more loyalty points, as well.
Lastly, we have a referral program as part of our Loyalty Program. Every time you refer a friend, you instantly get 1,000 points. That’s enough to exchange for a £10 voucher which you can use on your next purchase. For some of our CBD oil products, that’s over 40% of the price knocked off immediately. If you know a friend who loves CBD and you want to recommend Lucid Hemp to them, make sure you go through the referral steps mentioned on the website. You don’t want to miss out on a reward that you would ordinarily get, right?
When you’re looking for CBD products, it pays to find your favourite provider and to buy from them when possible, instead of jumping from store to store. That way, you can make sure that you’re maximising on the loyalty program that they have to offer.
Change up how you take it
You may find that some ways of taking CBD are more economical than others. As mentioned, we price our bottles per MG of CBD in them. Higher MG bottles of CBD oil drops have a lower cost per milligram, so you could end up spending less in buying a higher strength product and using it a little less.
If you’re currently enjoying a CBD vape, you might want to consider switching to CBD oil drops, as well. CBD vapes have more ingredients in them, such as terpenes, to make them suitable for inhaling. That extra process in creating them does make them more expensive, however.
Why going too cheap will cost you in the long run
Hopefully, the pointers above give you some ideas on how to save money on CBD oil. However, it’s worth noting that you should be wary of going too cheap on which products you buy. Low-quality products can be sold cheaply with some bold claims.
Some companies will claim to have CBD strength of higher than 50%, but without any lab verification. As our blog shows, some studies have found that some brands have no CBD at all, only carrier oils, or that they have a higher THC content than they’re legally permitted to.
When you don’t buy from a reputable store, you can end up purchasing a product that’s ineffective or illegal. Going with brands that invest in lab testing and are members of the Cannabis Trades Association are the best ways to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth.
Start saving with Lucid Hemp today
You might be on the market for more cost-effective CBD products, but you should always put quality above price. Making sure that your CBD oil is exactly as it says it is, that it comes from a reputable and certified provider, and that it’s from organically grown, high CBD content hemp should be your number one concern.
At Lucid Hemp, we offer the quality of product you’re after as well as plenty of opportunities to save money on it. Enjoy free first-class deliveries with bulk offers, free standard deliveries for all UK orders, and join our loyalty points program to get a little extra in return every time you make a purchase. You can get enough points for a £10 voucher from one referral, so there’s no reason not to get in on the action.