I like shopping. Even grocery shopping. And, I love online shopping…in my yoga pants…on my couch. But I like saving money even more. And saving money on food means more money I can spend shopping for clothes, home decor, and “other.” So when I FINALLY got my act together to try the online grocery store Thrive Market, I was expecting a lot. And it delivered. (pun intended).
Thrive Market is the next service I was to feature in my series on things that help this Mom Find Balance. And Thrive gave me a GREAT DEAL to share with YOU so you can try it, too. Because finding bane in my life sometimes means I blow off the grocery store to take a nap.
This is post contains affiliate links. Opinions are completely my own.
What is Thrive Market?
A podcaster/blogger I follow describes Thrive Market as
It’s is like the Costco of WholeFoods—except you shop in your PJs from home with a cup of coffee in your hand, and your bill ends up being up to 50% less.-Noelle Tarr (www.coconutsandkettlebells.com)
I can’t describe it any better than that. Thrive Market is the answer to my lamentations about navigating a treacherous parking lot at Whole Foods and spending way too much money shopping there. PLUS ordering from Thrive means that I don’t have to manage my kids at the grocery store! For me it also means I don’t spend money on things I don’t need simply because they catch my eye, or waste time and gas money on traveling to the store.
Ms. Tarr of the above quote convinced me to try Thrive Market after I seen it on a few other blogs and sidebar advertisements. Having the opinion of a blogger I trust enticed me to try out Thrive and I am glad that I did. My hope is that my positive review of Thrive will encourage you to try it out and take one more shopping trip off your agenda.
What can you buy on Thrive Market?
In the past month, I’ve placed three orders with Thrive and have purchased anything from Avocado Oil and Grain Free pizza dough mix to kids’ probiotics and a Himalayan Salt lamp. Lots of in betweens, too, as you can see in the picture of my most recent order. ( I paid $24 for all of this).
I’m especially a fan of the Thrive Market brand. I purchased Thrive Market coconut flour and coconut butter that I use in a delicious recipe I saw on Thrive’s instagram account (Fan Girl, much?)
Thrive has a lot of healthy and delicious recipes their site (and in their insta feed) that I love to try out. Its a good mix of recipes that satisfies my 80/20 healthy/treat balanced eating tendencies. This recipe for Giftable Brownie Mix might just make it to your house after I place this week’s order.
How does it work? (Plus a sweet deal for you.)
Thrive Market is easy to use. The website does a great job at separating products into categories based on type of item (baking, snacks, supplements, cooking staples, etc.) as well as dietary needs/interests (Gluten Free, Paleo, Organic, even a MOMS section). You can also search by brands or by something specific (say, coconut butter, which was my first search). So much easier to navigate than a WF store with screaming kids.
Thrive shoppers pay $49 for a one year membership. In the one month I’ve been using Thrive I’ve saved an estimate of $117 dollars, so my membership has already paid for itself. Also, since my husband loves to remind me that costs/benefits are not simply financial I have mention how I have saved myself from the stress of physically going to the supermarket, with or without my kiddos.
On Thrive Market SHIPPING IS FREE for orders $49 or more. The packaging is the best I’ve received. My most recent order contained avocado oil as well as tortilla chips and they were expertly packaged (along with my other items) in one fun Thrive Box. It’s not just a plain brown box, either, which made my kids (and frankly myself) pretty pumped to see it outside our garage door.
I signed up with the Thrive Market Affiliate program so the I could get a deal for all of my readers (rather than just giving you all a friends and family link). Follow the link below to receive 20% off your first 3orders on Thrive Market.
I will have other deals in the future with Thrive, too. Look for those in future recipe posts on feeding the kiddos, balanced eating, and healthy desserts recipes.
Thrive gives back
One of my most important values is to give back to others who might not have the same financial capital as I do. Thrive is on board with me there. Part of their mission is to provide high quality foods to families who cannot afford Whole Foods and the like. Shoppers can even choose to also provide food to a family in need. Yes.
I really hope you try Thrive Market.
Thrive has made my life easier, especially during the holiday season. (When I am already running around to a bunch of stores.) Thrive saves me money on the same things I used to buy at Whole Foods. Win-Win.