Friday, June 22, 2012

Frugal Friday: SmartPak's SmartPerks Program

Earlier this week, the good people at SmartPak e-mailed me to tell me that I can now get 10% off all SmartPak branded tack and apparel through the SmartPerks program just because I have my horse supplements set to auto-ship each month. Really?! A company wants to reward ME for all the time, money, and sanity that they're saving me (and millions of other horse owners) by ordering supplements in pre-dosed SmartPaks every month? SWEET DEAL!

For anyone who has never bought anything for a horse or dog from SmartPak, my enthusiasm might seem just a little overwhelming. That's why I've decided to show you just how freakin' awesome SmartPak products really are! These are definitely top-shelf items at rock-bottom prices. No joke.

Oh, and did I mention that the 10% off applies to ALL SmartPak brand items, even the stuff already on sale? Or, you know, that every purchase of $75 or more (or $40 if combined with a SmartPak) ships free, every day?  Yeah, even the hefty stuff like tack trunks and saddles.  Exciting!

Without further ado, let's just take a look at some of these little gems...

This flash snaffle bridle is very reasonably priced at only $52.95, but don't let that fool you into thinking that SmartPak skimped on quality. 106 reviewers have given this bridle an average of 5 stars, with 98% of those saying that they would recommend this bridle to a friend.

After receiving hers in the mail, one reviewer said:
"This bridle is NICE! Buttery soft out of the box. You do have to put the bridle together yourself though...didn't expect that! But for the quality/price, I don't mind one bit! Padding is NICE and designed with the horse in mind. Even [though] it doesn't have padding on the crown, the leather on the crown is sooo soft, you don't have to worry about it being padded. ... I recently got a Courbette bridle and it is STONE HARD leather. Not near as nice as this Plymouth! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Just as nice as HIGH END!"

I've personally considered buying one of these as a schooling bridle, but several reviewers agree that the Plymouth is so well made that it would be equally at home in the show ring. Nice!

Speaking of the show ring, how about this gorgeous fancy stitched hunter bridle? Made from vegetable tanned North American bridle leather, it features padding at the caveson, browband, and a specially padded mono-crown design to alleviate poll pressure. This one is also a 5 star product with a whopping 100% recommendation rate! Priced at $189.96, this bridle is comparable to many name-brand bridles at nearly three or four times the cost.

In the words of a reviewer:
"This is an amazing bridle! I actually won it in a SmartPak drawing at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Ky (Sept. 2010). The stitching is tight and well made, and the leather very rich and supple. After just one oiling it became soft and flexible. Did I mention it is BEAUTIFUL?!!!
I own an ex-running Quarter Horse (she has a slimmer build) and the fit is beautiful. I also love how the crown is built. The special design alleviates any poll pressure on my horse's sensitive poll. I would definitely recommend this bridle to anyone looking for a quality bridle that is going to last a lifetime and stand out in the show ring. My horse loves it and I love it. I would definitely have bought this bridle for myself, I was just lucky enough to have won it! Thank you SmartPak for a wonderful product!"
This awesome set features a fleece dress sheet/cooler, a 1200 denier ripstop deluxe medium-weight turnout blanket, cotton stable sheet, and a quilted stable blanket for just $327.95 Individually, each of those products have excellent reviews from SmartPak customers, but combined? Talk about savings and layering options! (Just in case you haven't checked lately, the price of these 4 blankets is LESS than one midweight turnout from some brands.)

There aren't many reviews on the collection yet (it was just recently introduced), but there are plenty on the individual items. Just go see for yourself!

Honestly, I could go on all day because I absolutely LOVE SmartPak's products, but I'll let you decide just how awesome they are for yourselves. Click Here to Browse!