When we opened Fern Valley Farms for business, an important component of our model was to ensure that our customers could acquire quality hemp products at reasonable prices. We hear many businesses speak of sustainable operations but rarely do those same entities talk about integrating affordability into their sustainability model. Frankly, when we see companies touting sustainability without consideration of their buying public, we cannot help but believe that their larger concern is sustaining high profits.
For us, a truly sustainable model offers reasonable everyday prices on all products with an occasional sale popping up. Usually, our sales are based upon inventory; if our inventory in one product line remains large while other items are more consistently moving out the door, we might offer a special discount for a week or two. Sometimes we are launching a new product and want to include a special introductory discount so you can test it out. And at other times, we’re just feeling extra generous and want you to share in our generosity!
To make your shopping experience at Fern Valley Farms more enjoyable, your dollars should go as far as possible. We already get lots of messages and emails telling us how much they love our super-competitive prices but we have a crazy secret for you. We rarely compare the prices of our competitors; rather, we learned early on that if we price our products to include a reasonable profit for our hard work and dedication to growing and preparing the finest quality hemp products, we will always be strongly “competitive” in comparison to other hemp vendors.
We really don’t have time to peek over our fence at other operations! Instead, our focus stays where it belongs: cultivating the finest hemp strains possible and creating an amazing line of products to please and satisfy our growing customer base.
So instead of looking with wide shocked eyes at the prices found at other hemp farms and then nudging our prices slightly below those inflated numbers, we try to see and think like a regular customer seeking quality hemp products at fair prices. So far, this has been a winning formula for us and we get no complaints from our growing customer rolls, so we’re sticking with it!
Your Guide to Saving More Money
As we mentioned already, we’re about saving you money without scrimping on quality which is why you already start saving with our everyday low prices. However, there is more than one way to squeeze a dollar until it squeaks; in fact, we have 8 more strategies you can apply when shopping at Fern Valley Farms so your dollars are squeaking like a choir of mice! (That may not be music to your ears but your wallet will be doing a happy dance for sure!)
1. Become a Member
You do not need to create a member account to purchase quality hemp products at Fern Valley Farms but you are well-advised to do so. Here are the main advantages to creating your own member account at Fern Valley Farms:
- Save Personal Information – rather than re-enter your name, address, and other information, as a member it is automatically added for you
- Track Orders – even more convenient is the ability to review your purchase history; by looking through past orders, you may be reminded of a product you need to reorder
- Earn Rewards – every dollar you spend at Fern Valley Farms earns you ten reward points; with most purchases, you can use your rewards to save even more money
2. Free Shipping
It only takes an order of $30 or more to qualify for free shipping. By always purchasing enough products to surpass the minimum order, you never have to pay for shipping! And yes, we deliberately created a very low bar to qualify for free shipping with our intention that every customer should get their quality hemp products delivered without having to pay the shipping costs. It’s just one more way we help you redirect your dollars to buy more great hemp products from Fern Valley Farms!
3. Make Larger Purchases
You can save more money just by purchasing larger quantities of the same product. For instance, let’s say you are a huge fan of our Indoor Super Sour Space Candy CBD Flower (and you would not be alone; this strain has a huge fan following). By upping your purchase quantity, you lower your per-gram prices as follows:
- ⅛ Ounce – $18 for 3.5 grams; ~ $5.14 per gram
- ¼ Ounce – $30 for 7 grams; ~ $4.29 per gram
- ½ Ounce – $50 for 14 grams; ~ $3.57 per gram
- 1 Ounce – $90 for 30 grams; $3 per gram
As you can see, the savings can really add up; by purchasing an ounce, you realize more than 41% in savings ($3 instead of $5.14 per gram)! And you get so much more to enjoy while saving over 40% on one of your favorite products.
For you eagle-eyes who noticed that our ounces contain 30 grams (instead of 28 grams): no, we didn’t make a mistake and yes, we know how to do the math. As part of our efforts to reward higher quantity buyers, any purchase of an ounce yields you 30 grams instead of 28 grams; kind of our version of a Baker’s Dozen but we call it the “Hempster’s Ounce.”
By the way, you can really step up your game and save more money with our outdoor strains, because we have quantities and price breaks going all the way up to one-pound quantities! Some of our customers have created their own informal co-ops with friends, family, and neighbors so they can pool their money and buy one-pound quantities which they then split up amongst themselves. In this way, your savings are even more substantial so start telling everyone you know about Fern Valley Farms and create your own exclusive cooperative for huge savings.
4. Buy Our Smalls, Trim, and Shake
Admittedly, our full-sized flower strains are awesome and beautiful but you should not overlook the huge savings you can realize by shopping our inventories smalls and trim/shake flowers. You will find the same great strains as you do in our full-sized versions; this equates to capitalizing on the same great cannabinoid and terpene profiles and obtaining the same results as with our premium buds.
As already mention, huge savings are on hand for the adventurous hemp shopper and consumer. For instance, you can buy an ¼ pound (4 ounces) of our always-popular Super Sour Space Candy CBD Flower for a mere $175 (which works out to a per gram cost of approximately $1.45), but check out the pricing for our smalls or trim/shake version of Super Sour Space Candy CBD Flower:
- Super Sour Space Candy CBD Flower Smalls – ¼ pound (4 ounces) for $90 ($0.75 per gram)
- Super Sour Space Candy CBD Flower Trim/Shake – ¼ pound (4 ounces) for $40 ($0.33 per gram)
So what exactly can you do with the smalls or trim/shake versions of our awesome strains?
Think of our smalls as mere miniatures of our thick full-sized buds. You will still enjoy the same great flavors and wellness effects that you get with the big boys; when you grind up these smalls, they fluff up quite nicely, just like their larger counterparts. The plain fact is that a variety of bud sizes will populate the plant at harvest time, so we just carefully separate them into two lots. You can consume these smalls in the same manner as the larger ones: by smoking, vaping, or even making edibles or tinctures.
However, if you want to create your own CBD-infused (or CBG-infused) oils for cooking or tinctures, we heartily recommend our excellent selection of trim/shake. This consists of the smaller pieces of hemp leaves and flowers that don’t qualify as smalls but they are just as rich in CBD (or CBG) and terpenes. You can smoke this material, either as rolled up or in pipes, but most consumers earmark their trim/shake inventory for cooking purposes or to make their own tinctures.
You may have noted that the smalls are also excellent candidates for cooking or making tinctures but if your sole goal is cooking or tinctures, you will get similar results with our shake/trim selections while saving more money (a full $50 ($40 instead of $90) cheaper, or less than 50% of the price of our smalls).
Either way, do not overlook our great selections in these categories for great savings without sacrificing the valuable effects you appreciate from our full-sized choices.
5. Subscribe to Our Newsletter
Not only do we offer fun stuff in our monthly newsletter (including a CBD recipe each month!), but starting in July 2021, we began adding a monthly newsletter coupon that is good for ALL purchases (except special sales – see below) throughout the month!
Yep, on top of great prices, you can now save more every month by subscribing to our newsletter and using the 5% discount code found there! The discount code is active from the moment you receive your newsletter and doesn’t expire until you get your new code in the next newsletter. This means that, except for the special sales mentioned above, as a subscriber, you can always save 5% (or more, if you use your rewards points, which is explained in greater detail below).
6. Grab Our Special Sales
Keep your eyes peeled for newsletters and emails from us. This is the very best way to remain informed and current on happenings at Fern Valley Farms, particularly about special sales that pop up randomly throughout the month.
The best thing about our special sales is the discount is automatically factored into the sales price when you add the product to your shopping cart. That means you always get the full discount and never have to remember special discount codes at checkout.
These automatically discounted specials offer you steep price cuts (sometimes as much as 25%!). Because of this, you cannot use rewards points or other discount codes for these great deals but don’t worry because you will have plenty of opportunities to take full advantage of those.
7. Rewards Points
In the member section above, one of the listed benefits is our rewards program. Like everything at Fern Valley Farms, we like to keep it simple so here is how our rewards program works for you:
For every dollar you spend, you earn 10 reward points. Every 1,000 points may be redeemed for a dollar and yes, you can redeem any number of points.
For instance, let’s say you have racked up 5,710 points (nice job, by the way!); you can cash them in for a nice $5.71 discount (to paraphrase Ben Franklin, every penny saved is another penny earmarked for more quality hemp products)!
Reward points cannot be used if any items in your shopping cart have automatic discounts applied to them; otherwise, they can be used whenever you want!
8. Split Your Purchases
So now you know of three ways you can save money:
- Special Sales – these happen randomly and often throughout the month and your discount (as much as 25%!) is automatically deducted from the price
- Discount Codes – just by subscribing to our newsletter you will be given a special monthly code good for 5% off all your purchases
- Reward Points – for every dollar spent you earn 10 points; rack those up and cash them in for more money off your purchase
As already explained, you cannot get extra discounts on our automatically (and already steeply) discounted special sales. If your cart has a mix of regularly priced products and special sales, you can’t use either your discount codes or reward points. But there is a simple solution that lets you still get those discounts and use your rewards points without having to pass up on our fantastic special sales:
SPLIT YOUR PURCHASE INTO TWO ORDERS: GROUP ALL YOUR SPECIAL SALES IN ONE ORDER AND PUT THE REMAINDER IN A SECOND ORDER.
APPLY YOUR DISCOUNT CODES AND REWARDS POINTS ON THAT SECOND ORDER AND YOU HAVE MAXED YOUR SAVINGS WHILE STILL HAVING ALL YOUR AWESOME PRODUCTS ARRIVE AT YOUR DOOR WITHIN DAYS!
Make sure that each order is more than $30, so it’s all shipped free to you and you have the best of all worlds!
9. Use Sezzle
We aren’t the only business that can help you save money which is why we offer Sezzle as a payment option. While you don’t get any discounts for using Sezzle, they do let you break up your purchase into four payments. You pay 25% of your purchase at the time you check out; then every two weeks, another 25% of your purchase is charged by Sezzle. In six weeks, you have paid off your entire purchase and the best part of it all is this: Sezzle doesn’t charge you any interest!
We don’t know how they make money but we do know that many of our customers really appreciate Sezzle because it gives them four times as much buying power. That’s right: instead of spending only $100, you can spend $400 and only pay $100 upfront.
With this leverage, you can take advantage of some of our other money-saving ideas above, like making larger purchases of your favorite products. As we already demonstrated, you can save more than 40% by buying in larger quantities; this means your products last longer for less money spent PLUS Sezzle is letting you pay it off ¼ at a time!
If you have not yet tried Sezzle, do look into this awesome payment option. It is also a great way for you to build (or rebuild) your credit rating and it doesn’t cost you a dime to use them for any of your purchases.
So there you have it… 9 ways you can stretch your dollars farther at Fern Valley Farms!
Happy Hemp Hunting!