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If you’ve seen blog posts and videos about Thrive Market and have wondered whether or not ordering from them is worth it, this blog post is for you!
Ordering from Thrive Market – Is It Worth It?
I’ve seen so many blog posts and videos about Thrive Market that I finally decided I needed to try it out for myself and see if it was worth it or not.
We regularly buy natural foods and some organics when we can afford them. We own our own bulk foods coop, and I occasionally order from both Vitacost and Azure Standard. We have very little affordable natural/organic foods where we live so ordering them from another source is something that we have to do.
If you’ve followed the blog for a while, you also know that we usually buy things in bulk and I typically buy one ingredient items (oats, grains, rice, etc), mostly for frugality’s sake but also to protect our family from our food allergens.
But this month I decided to test out Thrive Market since I’d seen so much about it and since it looked similar to what I already order from. I wanted to post my thoughts here so that you might be able to decide better if it’s worth it or not for you.
The Basics of Thrive Market
Thrive Market charges an annual or a monthly membership fee. You will need to purchase a membership to be able to view their products available on their website. The yearly membership is $5 per month ($60 for the year paid up front).
Once you’ve purchased a membership, you can create and place an order all online. They offer free shipping over $49.
Things You Should Know About Thrive Market
They have a wide selection of boxed, canned, and packaged products with much of it being organic. They also have a small selection of frozen items. They also offer home and body products.
They regularly offer sales or specials on their products.
Thrive Market offers bundle deals on several products for better pricing per item if you plan to buy multiples. They also have discounts (which vary) on items if you set them up for a subscribe and save type of service.
They offer Thrive Market brand products for many of the basics which are at a lower price point than the national brands.
My Personal Thoughts
I purchased the annual membership since it was the only membership that offered a guarantee if you didn’t like their service. Since I wasn’t sure what I would be able to buy, I felt like this was my safest option. When I signed up I was offered a free gift and a discount on my first purchase.
While scrolling through the options available, I found many things to be similar with what I get from Vitacost with the exception of the frozen products. We aren’t able to afford organic meats at this time, but if you buy all organic meats and frozen products, this might be a good option for you, especially since they ship it directly to your door.
My order was shipped out quickly (although there was a weather delay) and I was happy with how well everything was packaged. I’ve found that some companies just toss items in a box and pray that they don’t get squished in transit (and they always do).
One thing to note is that they automatically sign you up for the autoship with any purchases you make. It’s not hard to cancel this but it’s something to be aware of.
I was able to find products that I cannot find anywhere else for a better price than I’d seen before. This was helpful for a family that can only do certain foods because of allergies!
There were also plenty of things I wouldn’t buy, or don’t buy on a regular basis just because of how we shop. While I like to have a few “convenience” foods on hand in the pantry, it does not make up the majority of our grocery shopping.
I hope that these notes will give you some idea on what the service is about so that you can come to your own conclusion on whether or not a membership to Thrive Market will be worth it for your family.
For now, we’ve decided to keep the one year membership and will use their store to scan for sales and deals that we just can’t find anywhere else. It won’t be replacing my regular bulk buying or even my regular grocery shopping, however, some of the items that they offer will be really nice to have in our pantry.
Want to see what I ordered from Thrive Market and more thoughts on the company? Check out my “Thrive Market Haul” video below!
If you do decide you’d be interested in checking out Thrive Market for yourself, use this link —-> THRIVE MARKET —– to get 40% off your first order and a free gift with your first purchase.
What are your thoughts? Have you ordered from Thrive Market before? What items do you have a hard time finding to buy?