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2013-09-19 12:48 PM

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Subject: Cheapest place to get GUs?
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2013-09-19 2:58 PM
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I get the bulk bottles of hammer gel on Amazon but don't know if there are cheaper ways. Hard to find discounts.
2013-09-19 3:09 PM
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I haven't found THE bargain yet. I buy a box or two when they're "ON SALE!!!" at Performance, combined with Performance Team member points for 10% more discount.

I've been boosting my drinks with maltodextrin, so I get 300 calories in a bottle instead of 150 with straight Gatorade. But I still like to have a gel every 20 minutes for any running leg 10k or longer.
2013-09-19 3:22 PM
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Subject: RE: Cheapest place to get GUs?
I don't consume enough to need to buy them in bulk, but I'm a member of a local tri club where we get 15-20% discounts at local running/bike shops. I just buy my gels there. Worth looking into if your tri club has such a discount program.
2013-09-19 3:43 PM
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Subject: RE: Cheapest place to get GUs?
hit up all the retails stores that sell them and check the expiration dates.  Some are expired, many are really close.  Make them an offer. 
2013-09-19 3:51 PM
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Subject: RE: Cheapest place to get GUs?

Volunteer at races and you can usually snag a number of them for free.

I still have over 150 Gu gels in different flavors from volunteering at a local marathon a couple of years ago.  As long as the packets are kept in a cool, dry area they will be fine.



2013-09-19 8:07 PM
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It depends. Before I buy them I do some searching to see what is the best deal at the time.
2013-09-19 10:41 PM
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Subject: RE: Cheapest place to get GUs?
trisports in bulk up to 40% off i think if you buy enough. last year i bought 10 boxes, lasted me about 4 months.
2013-09-19 10:49 PM
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Subject: RE: Cheapest place to get GUs?
Tri shops in our vicinity even with my 15% member discount

$1.40 for Hammer and Gu

Academy Sports here are on sale now

Roctane $1.10 ea.

Gu $.99 ea.

Clif Bar $1.00 ea.



2013-09-20 9:12 AM
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Originally posted by 1stTimeTri

Volunteer at races and you can usually snag a number of them for free.

I still have over 150 Gu gels in different flavors from volunteering at a local marathon a couple of years ago.  As long as the packets are kept in a cool, dry area they will be fine.



Can I raid your cupboard? *jealous*
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