$59.95 Thrive Market. Is it worth the cost? I’ll tell you.

Posted: July 1, 2017 by NaturalDeets

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$59.95 Thrive Market Membership

$60 a year for a Thrive Market membership? How could it possibly be worth it? If you are reading this article, chances are that’s what you are thinking. You can shop for organic items at your local grocery store and you already have a Costco membership, why should you pay $60 a month to shop online? I’ll tell you why.

Maybe this is you…

Perhaps you are the mother of a new baby. Just the thought of going to the store is enough to give you anxiety. But one day you decide you’re going to do it! You strap your baby in to the car seat and make your way to the store. You find your way to the healthy section and a product catches your eye. This is the very moment your baby decides they no longer want to be there. You grab your screaming baby and run back to the car only to realize on the drive home that you have nothing nutritious to eat, again.

Or maybe you are someone who has decided to make a change in your life by improving your eating habits. Regardless of what lifestyle you choose (paleo, clean eating, vegan, etc.) it always comes back to the same concept. Avoid processed foods, preservatives, MSG and GMO’s. If you are going to eat packaged foods, find products with minimal (recognizable) ingredients. You head to your local grocery store only to be overwhelmed with all the choices. Now that you are reading the ingredients, you realize that organic does not mean healthy. How does any one have time to read through all the labels? Once you shop a few times, you start to stick to the items you already know. This leads to boredom and you revert to your old eating habits.

Better yet, are you a college student living on campus with limited choices? Enough said.

How Thrive Market Found Me

Thrive Market found me at the right time. I was a working mom taking care of a baby and I didn’t have time to shop around for healthy items. We had started to eat healthier and I was learning to question product labels. I didn’t want to buy a new product without being able to research it first. Thrive let me shop from the convenience of my own home. I also had enough time to look up reviews and research ingredients in the products on their website.

I came across a promo code for a free trial so I gave it a try (click here for 20% off and free shipping: http://go.thrv.me/SH4Xa). Even with their discounts, the prices seemed comparable to what I would pay at my local grocery store IF the stores around me would carry these products. And that was where they got me – my local grocery stores were not selling the same items.

Thrive Market offers everything from GMO-free food, snacks, vitamins, personal care products, cleaning supplies, beauty products and much more. Members pay $60 a year (or just under $5 a month) to have access to healthy products at low prices. Obviously I’ve purchased food from Thrive, but I have also purchased body soap, dish sponges, baby products and kitchen items.

Here are just some of the food products that I have fallen in love with:

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Thrive Market Prices:

  • Nuttzo Seven Nut & Seed Butter: $10.95
  • purely elizabeth. Ancient Grain Granola: $5.95
  • Simple Mills Chocolate Muffin & Cake (made with Almond flour and only 6 grams of sugar): $6.95

The Nut & Seed butter is great because it also contains Flax and other beneficial ingredients. My kids will actually eat it which is great! Thrive also sells a 100% fruit jelly that is delicious! No sugar added.

Is Thrive Market worth the membership fee?

Four years after signing up for Thrive Market, we continue to be members. The kids are growing up and I now find myself with new reasons to like Thrive. Between work and driving the kids around, we rarely have time to stroll through the grocery store to see what organic items are available. I do most of my shopping online and am able to compare prices to other sites. When I am really in a rush, I love knowing that all items on the site are organic and non-GMO so I really can’t go wrong.

Thrive Market really shines if your are living the Paleo, Gluten free, Raw, Vegan, Dairy free or Nut Free lifestyles. Each product is clearly marked within these categories and you can even shop by category, eliminating the need to research products you may not be familiar with.

As much as I love Thrive Market, I would suggest using their promotions to save even more. As a new member, I am able to offer you a free 30 day trial, 25% off and Free Shipping. You can’t beat that deal. However, once you are a member, you won’t be eligible for this promotion. That’s when you’ll need to start checking your email inbox before placing an order. They frequently send out emails with different promotions ranging from discounts on your order to free products with a minimum purchase.

I joined Thrive Market for the convenience of home delivery. I stayed for the piece of mind knowing that all items truly are healthy. Thrive Market is continuously adding new items to their line up so you will always have something new to try!

It is also worth mentioning that for every new membership, Thrive donates a membership to a low income American family. Just one more reason to feel good about signing up.

Price Comparisons:

Here are 5 products I buy regularly and the price comparisons (note that several of the Amazon items come in a 2+ pack so I calculated the per item price:

                                                              Thrive             Amazon            Jet.com

  1. Jovial Organic Diced Tomatoes:                          $3.35                $4.08                   $5.51
  2. Simple Mills Chocolate Muffin Mix:                    $6.95                $7.66                   $6.69
  3. Amazing Grass ORAC Superfood:                     $19.99              $20.00                 $22.26
  4. Pacific Cream of Mushroom Soup:                     $2.45                 $1.97                  $2.75
  5. Native Forest Coconut Milk:                                 $2.35                $2.14                   $2.98

Tips for getting the most for your money:

  • Shipping is free on purchases over $49. Be sure to spend $49 to make the most of your savings
  • Compare prices with Amazon and Jet.com – especially if you are a Prime member. Many of the items are also sold on both sites at a lower price
  • Wait for email coupons. I get a coupon at least every other month. These range from discounts on your entire purchase to free gifts with purchase.

Ready to try Thrive Market for yourself? Use this link to receive a 30 Day Free trial + 25% off  and Free shipping on your first order! http://go.thrv.me/SH4Xa

Want more? Check out my review of Iodized Sea Salt that was purchased from Thrive Market. Thrive makes it easier to find these types of items: https://www.naturaldeets.com/iodized-salt/

2 Comments

  • Denise Smith July 23, 2017 at 7:50 am

    I have to stick with Sprouts. They have amazing sales, even BOGO. They have weekly sales flyers. Wednesdays are double ad day. You can shop the old and new ad on that day. They also have a monthly book. Good meat department with fresh turkeys at Thanksgiving. And there’s no $60.00 fee. Sprouts is the best with Trader Joe’s right behind them. I go to a Sprouts that’s right next door to Trader Joe’s with The Natural Grocer across the street. 😊

    • Kim July 23, 2017 at 2:28 pm

      I had to look up Sprouts because I had never heard of them. They do look amazing! I wish we had a store like that around us. Here in Seattle, everything is either Whole Foods, Amazon or online shopping. That’s how I found Thrive. I was looking for a delivery service like the store you had described. These days I am all about delivery, but I would have so much fun walking through a store like Sprouts. Thanks for the comment!

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