We always try to make healthy food choices, and make our own whenever we can. It’s hard to find good prices at health food stores, though, and organic food at our regular grocery store is crazy expensive.
That’s why I’m excited to tell you about a new online store called Thrive Market. It’s like a cross between Costco, Whole Foods, and Amazon!
What is it?
Thrive Market is an online marketplace with a mission to make healthy living easy and affordable for everyone.
You get wholesale prices on more than 4,000 of the highest quality healthy foods and products–like GMO-free food, snacks, cleaning supplies, beauty products, kitchen staples, pantry essentials, baby food and products and much, much more.
You can even customize your shopping experience with more than more than 60 specific “Shop By Your Values” categories. Looking for cheap paleo food? No problem. Go to Thrive Market and click on “Shop Values.” You’ll get a selection of more than 500 paleo-friendly items.
Are you eating gluten-free? Raw? Vegan? No problem. How about items that are dye-free? GMO-free? Nut-free? No HFCS? Compostable? Cruelty-free? Safe for septic tanks? Woman-owned business? They have them all.
Let’s talk price
I hate dragging the family through the grocery store, so online shopping is a big winner for me. How does Thrive Market stack up?
Let’s say you’re using Amazon Prime to order your pantry items.
- Amazon Prime is $99/year.
- Thrive Market is $59.95/year.
- Costco memberships are $55/year, but you never know if they’ll have the same items there each time you visit.
Since Thrive offers free shipping for orders over $49, I plan to make one big order each month, or split an order with a friend.
Here are side-by-side comparisons of a few of my favorite products:
- Dr. Bronner’s Unscented Castile Soap, 32 oz: $17.60 on Amazon/$11.45 on Thrive Market
- Redmond Real Salt, 26 oz pouch: $11.12 on Amazon/$5.65 on Thrive Market
- Seventh Generation Automatic Dishwasher Gel, 42 oz jug: $6.97 on Amazon/$4.45 on Thrive Market
- Earthpaste Peppermint toothpaste, 4 oz tube: $7.99 on Amazon/$4.45 on Thrive Market
Thrive only carries non-perishables, so they won’t replace–or compete with–local farmers and farmers markets.
But beyond the cost savings that Thrive Market is offering its customers, I’m impressed with their commitment to environmental responsibility; all packaging, boxes and inserts are made from recycled paper and are recyclable. Plus, they’re committed to supporting other sustainable businesses by working with eco-friendly vendors and suppliers. They get it.
Free Trial Membership
I’ve been working with Thrive Market for the past couple months, and they have generously agreed to offer BrownThumbMama readers a free two-month membership and $10 off your first order.
You can also share this offer with your family and friends, using this link: http://thrv.me/BrownThumbMama
Enjoy a free two-month trial period during which you can order from their entire catalog of more than 4,000 natural and organic products.
I love it! Between Thrive Market and my vegetable garden, I might never have to go to the grocery store again! 😀