Here's how I see it.
Go through the Medifast VIP program and get your two weeks free. Cancel, then get a coach through TSFL, get your two weeks free plus free shipping. After that, the shipping is free, I think on everything over $200, and you get more discounts, the larger your order is..
Hope that helps!! :-)..
Yeah I have wondered about that too. I have heard that if you order through a health coach your discounts increase as you place more orders. It's kind of unclear so I just look for coupons online & order through the Medifast website...
You do not need to order through a HC to receive the discounts/benefits from ordering through the Be Slim program on Take Shape for Life site...
I signed up on Medifast first, then my mom became a coach and I signed up through her a couple months later. I still got my 2 free weeks, which I was pleasantly surprised about. I get 12% off my food now. SCORE!..
For me personally I found the best discount is in the coupon codes each month. 25 or 50 bucks off depending if you order 150 or 275 bucks worth.
The free shipping on the be-slim club minimum purchase went up some months ago. I do not know what it is. You have to order X amount to get the free shipping..
It takes a long time to get to 12% and 12% of 275.00 is 33 bucks, whereas on the coupon code you get 50 bucks off. They have new codes each month, just google them. They can also be found in magazines.
This is what I have found works best number wise for me..
I don't know if the discounts are better, but I like the automatic shipping option best. I did the Medifast VIP (canceled that after I got the free food) and now I am on Be Slim. I like that I get an email 7 & 4 days out from the shipment date so I can change the next order if I want. I know I have a health coach but have not really used her..
BeSlim Club* member - order amount over $225 (after discounts/coupons) and using the standard shipping service, you receive free shipping. If it was a regular order (non-BeSlim) over $275 (after discounts/coupons) and being shipped by the standard service, you receive a 50% discount on your shipping...