Shopping online is all the rage these days … even for food! Obviously, this is a huge time saver, but do you ever wonder if it’s saving you any money as well?
Today we are partnering with Thrive Market to show you 14 products you can buy on their website for less money than you’d spend in the store. This list would be a fabulous start if you want to stock up on some of the basics!
And be sure to read on, because you can try out Thrive Market for free for 30 days and we’ve asked them for discounts on your first 3 purchases, too!
About Thrive Market
Thrive Market is basically an online health food store, which is perfect for those who don’t have one nearby (or can’t always find the time to go to one in person). Can anyone else relate? :)
Thrive Market’s mission is to make healthy living and organic food accessible to everyone (delivered right to your door!) — regardless of where you live or how much you make. You can get everything you need: organic food, snacks, vitamins, personal care products, eco-friendly cleaning supplies, safe and nontoxic beauty products, kitchen staples, home goods, organic baby food, kids products and much more at discounted prices.
Did we also mention no need to drive to the store or wait in line? Love the time savings.
Here are some of the perks once you join:
- 25–50% off trusted brands like Tom’s of Maine, Bob’s Red Mill, Annie’s Homegrown, Seventh Generation and more.
- Find exactly what you need by category and dietary needs, like “Paleo,” “vegan,” “raw,” and “gluten-free.”
- When you join, Thrive Market will donate a free membership to a low-income family, veteran, student or teacher on your behalf (love this!).
- Your membership* will pay for itself in savings within the year, guaranteed. If not, you get the difference in Thrive Market credit when you renew!
–Thrive Market vs. Whole Foods Prices
|Product||Thrive Market*||Whole Foods||% Savings at Thrive|
|Whole-Wheat Spaghetti, 16oz||$2.95||$3.69||20%|
|Honey, per ounce||$0.35||$0.46||24%|
|Quinoa, per ounce||$0.42||$0.60||30%|
|Whole Bean Coffee, per ounce||$0.75||$1.00||25%|
|Green Split Peas, per ounce||$0.18||$0.25||28%|
|Ground Cinnamon, per ounce||$1.32||$2.10||37%|
|Paprika, per ounce||$1.32||$2.36||44%|
|Coconut Oil (refined), per ounce||$0.38||$0.43||12%|
|Ghee, per ounce||$0.71||$1.20||41%|
|Soy Sauce, per ounce||$0.20||$0.30||33%|
|Unsweetened shredded coconut, per ounce||$0.37||$0.44||16%|
|Pumpkin Puree, per ounce||$0.13||$0.25||48%|
|Whole Vanilla Bean, per bean||$4.25||$7.00||39%|
|Peppermint Tea, 20 count||$2.99||$3.49||14%|
As you can see, Thrive Market will not only save you money (an average of 29% for the products in our comparison) but also save you the time of heading to the store – a great option if you don’t have one nearby.
Shawn, one of our team members, has been a longtime member and is a HUGE fan. Here’s what she has to say about them:
“They are quick – I get everything within 3 days. There was one time that they weren’t able to ship in time (based on weather), and they sent a $10 off coupon. The shipment still came within 3 days AND I got to keep the coupon! We are gluten and dairy-free, and it makes searching for products so easy. They also send lots of freebies, like cookbooks, snacks, etc. which gives us a chance to try lots of different products.” – Shawn
Try out Thrive Market for FREE!
Want to see if Thrive Market is for you? We’ve got a great way for you to try it out, to see how good their customer service is, and to see how convenient their service can be, in addition to saving you $$. You’ll get:
- A FREE 30-day membership
- $20 off your first three purchases of $49+
Why not try it out? We’d love to hear your thoughts about Thrive Market in the comments! :)
*Membership is $59.95/annually. Shipping is free on orders over $49.
20 thoughts on “14 Items Cheaper at Thrive Market vs. the Grocery Store”
Here’s the discount code: http://thrv.me/wkD6zk
I’ve found some really nice deals on Thrive and mostly I am excited that they give a pretty hefty free gift with purchases– free coconut oils, usually something at is at least 15-$20 value, etc. The prices on Thrive are cheaper than Grove Collaborative for some of the nice hand soaps and cleaners, too…. By all means use my code for 25% off your first order!
I have found Thrive Market to be less expensive than my Natural Grocer’s, which is much more reasonable than Whole Foods (also known as Whole Paycheck). In doing price comparisons, the amount ranged from a few cents cheaper to $10 less (on an adrenal support supplement). Their shipping is always fast and if there was ever any issue (I had a broken bottle), it was replaced without question. They try to use minimal plastics in the shipping. I also like that they donate a membership to a needy family, too.
I appreciate your keeping everyone informed of options out there. While I love Trader Joe’s, it’s over an hour from me, and isn’t practical. Not everyone lives near good organic shopping. I, personally, consider the time and gas when looking at the fee. I have not joined yet, as it is a consideration. Thanks for the info!
I’ve been a huge fan of your 100 days of real food and have recommended you to many friends and families with littles needing a simple way to eat healthier. However I’m so disappointed to see you pushing so many partner products, more so when the pricing really isn’t great at all. Every single item listed can be beat even just at Trader Joe’s every day of the week ( less the whole beans which they don’t carry.)
I’m really hoping to see more recipe ideas, lunch box ideas, and tutorials – practical every things for our families!
I agree, don’t compare everything to Whole Foods. Bella Terra and Trader Joe’s both have organic spaghetti for under $2, Hodgson’s Mill is also cheaper though not organic. Quinoa is around .20 per ounce at Aldi. I have a mental list of where to find specific grocery items at the best price and shop accordingly. Whole Foods is almost never the cheapest. Also, one must take into account the $60 Thrive membership before counting any savings. I will pay the non-member price at my local coop, because I do not buy enough there to warrant paying the membership.
I’m glad the Leakes have found a way to make a living doing something they enjoy. When they started, most of what they sent out was relevant to me. But it has come to the point that most of what they send out is to encourage us to buy from a “partner”, which means if you spend $$ there, the Leakes also make some cash. I just unsubscribed.
Agreed. Emails now are just links to products or services to buy. No useful, meaningful information. Simply marketing ploys.
I went online to buy some essential oil and bought it from Thrive. Little did I know they would be charging me an extra $60 for a membership there, and didn’t even make it clear to me that that was happening during the checkout process! I only found out a year later when I was billed for it again! When I complained they wouldn’t refund my membership, but cancelled it for me, then said I could use the money I had paid for my membership towards products on the site. When I went to go do so I found that if I was to complete the transaction I would be billed for another membership! These people are obviously scammers! Buy from someone else its not worth it!
Thrive looks like it’s worth it if you mostly shop at Whole Foods or another specialty store. I’ll stick with my local grocery store that stocks whole-bean coffee (Fair trade) for $0.62/oz, spices for around $1/oz and peppermint tea for $2 for a box of 20.
Ditto. Whole Foods is ridiculously expensive. They should include a regular grocery store for a more comprehensive comparison.
Exactly my thoughts! They also don’t factor in the price of the membership! I will stick to kroger and Costco!
That is exactly what I was thinking. Many grocery stores have health food sections with these products at prices that are way better than whole foods.
Agree! Since Whole Foods is so much more expensive than several local grocery stores (which sell the same things), this makes Thrive look pretty expensive still.
I wonder if it’s a location thing? I would have to go to three local grocery stores to get all of the items I can get in one trip at Whole Foods and even then I wouldn’t be able to get everything. The prices are cheaper than what’s on this list for the WF in our neighborhood but the other WF in our city *is* more expensive (but also bigger).
Hi! I’ve inquired a few times, but Thrive does not ship to Alaska. :( I am so bummed as there are many people up here that would utilize it. Especially in the villages as they do not have access to healthy foods…only the foods that are stocked in the local stores which are VERY expensive.
I myself would love to order. We only have one store in Anchorage that sells natural/healthy foods.
I’ve lived in Alaska for 11 years and last year moved down south. I’d say the prices at grocery stores are pretty comparable to prices down here. The quality of the produce is not as great up there, but we tried to buy local and in season. Prices at Natural Pantry are definitely slightly higher, but not by much. Amazon Prime is a great option for buying a lot of healthy non-perishables, definitely not two-day delivery, but still free shipping. We’ve used that a lot as well. We fed a family of 4 on a $500/mo budget, and while we do get everything organic, we do not eat processed foods and ate local as much as we could. It can be done :)
*we do NOT get everything organic
I meant to say we do NOT get everything organic.
And Fred Meyer has a great choice of healthy/natural foods and cleaning/beauty items.