I save HUNDREDS of dollars on groceries every year because I pay attention. No, not to the level of “Extreme Couponing” (you know, that show on TLC?), because let’s be real, the average person doesn’t have time for that level of detail.
One of my secret weapons to save money on groceries is Thrive Market.
“Get the highest-quality products you love, minus the retail markup, and help American families thrive.”
That’s how it works. Thrive cuts out the middleman and the retail market up to save you between 20-50%. Plus, ALL of their food is non-GMO and a large percentage is organic.
I love Thrive Market so much, I think you might want to consider it.
You may consider trying Thrive Market if you…
Purchase high-quality, organic products regularly
Like to save money
Need access to products you can’t find at your local grocery store
Support low-income families
How I Save Money with Thrive
When I place a Thrive Market order, I am usually stocking my pantry with items I use on a regular basis. To give you an idea of what kind of savings to expect, here are some items I recently purchased from Thrive Market vs the price at my local grocer*.
Thrive Market: 16 oz Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts - $10.29 ($0.64/oz)
Local Grocer: 12 oz Bob's Red Mill Raw Hulled Hemp Seed Hearts - $12.99 ($1.08/oz)
We use Hemp Hearts in our Bean Enchiladas
Thrive Market: 32 oz Lundberg Farms Organic Brown Short Grain Rice - $3.99 ($0.12/oz)
Local Grocer: 32 oz Lundberg Farms Organic Brown Short Grain Rice - $5.99 ($0.19/oz)
Thrive Market: 4.5 oz Bragg Nutritional Yeast - $4.69 ($0.96/oz)
Local Grocer: 4.5 oz Bragg Nutritional Yeast - $7.99 ($1.76/oz)
We use Nutritional Yeast in our Vegan Parm
Thrive Market: 32 oz Thrive Market Organic Rolled Oats - $4.99 ($0.16/oz)
Local Grocer: 32 oz Bob's Red Mill Whole Grain Rolled Oats - $5.99 ($0.19/oz)
We use rolled oats in our Oatmeal Cookie Energy Bites
Thrive Market: 2.24 oz Thrive Market Organic Ground Cumin - $2.99 ($1.33/oz)
Local Grocer: 1.68 oz Simple Truth Organic Ground Cumin - $3.49 ($2.08/oz)
Thrive Market: 1.6 oz Thrive Market Organic Ground Nutmeg - $2.99 ($1.87/oz)
Local Grocer: 1.72 oz Simple Truth Organic Ground Nutmeg - $4.99 ($2.90/oz)
*The local grocer prices on December 6, 2018.
Access to Products I Can’t Find
I live in a smaller town and I have access to what I consider a “standard” grocery store. But I have a hard time finding some products.
One of those products is Organic Coconut Aminos (we use it in our Kung Pao Chickpeas). It’s gluten-free and soy-free so it makes a great alternative to soy sauce. Personally, I like the taste of coconut aminos better and it has less sodium per serving.
I also most recently got hooked on Acai Powder. When visiting friends in San Diego, they introduced me to acai bowls and I became obsessed. As you can imagine, living in the midwest means we don’t have delicious acai bowls on every corner like Southern California. So, when I make smoothies I add a tablespoon of acai powder and I dream I am in San Diego again! Plus, it has amazing antioxidants to fight inflammation!
There is a membership fee to be a Thrive Market member.
Hear me out.
The membership fee definitely was a turn-off when I first looked into Thrive. Why would I pay $59.95/year to get food delivered to me?! How can that possibly be cheaper in the long run?
Based on my experience of 17 orders (and counting), I can tell you I saved enough money to cover my fee within my first 3 orders of each year -- the fee comes out to about $5/month. Plus, there are over 400,000 Thrive Market members, which tells us they are doing something right!
The membership is set in place to make healthy living affordable and accessible to everyone. How? For every paid membership, Thrive donates a free membership to a low-income family, teacher, veteran, or student. How great is that? If you want to learn more about how they give back, check out this page.
Try It Out
Are you intrigued?
When you place your first order you’ll get a free 30-day trial (yep, you don’t have to commit to the membership fee). PLUS, you’ll get 25% off your first order with our link below.
Want to see what they have to offer, browse Thrive Market.
Have questions? I’ll answer them! Comment below with any questions you may have.
❤️l a u r e n
I have been a Thrive Market member since January 2017. I have not been asked to write this blog post or paid to write it, I just love Thrive Market. However, Wholesome LLC is an affiliate of Thrive Market and the links in this post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking on our links, we may receive a small commission.