You may be surprised to hear this from me, but I get frazzled too when it comes to ensuring that my kitchen pantry is always fully stocked and ready to allow me to turn those recipes into action.
Life has a way of interfering with the basics sometimes…and I have become more and more engrossed in developing Kirstin’s Cancer Care simply because I am so passionate about offering empowering solutions so that people like you can make informed decisions and get their life back on track.
This simply means that I need to be ever more vigilant with myself to ensure that our household and family life runs smoothly in the background.
Enter Thrive Market.
I cannot tell you how absolutely thrilled I was to find an online store that has what I need at the touch of a fingertip! AND at more affordable prices than my local health food store or supermarket, whom I am very grateful for expanding their product lines over the past decade as we have all become more savvy shoppers (and with that, more demanding).
Here is a company that gets this. We want access to wholesome, clean products we can trust, without having to run around to a selection of stores because not everyone has exactly the brand our families have (sometimes finally) come to appreciate and actually like. Or because I really like the ingredient line-up, and the store manager tells me that their vendor does not carry this brand…
Invariably, I end up rotating stores to ensure that my pantry is complete.
Not anymore since I stumbled across this handy dandy little online store.
Who is Thrive Market?
They are an online marketplace that sells directly to the public, avoiding the added retail mark-up shoppers pay when buying their products in supermarkets. In a nutshell, they offer a huge range of organic products at wholesale prices.
They refer to themselves as Costco meets Whole Foods online. An annual membership fee of $59.95 gives you access to over 3 000 of the high quality products most of us run around for, all in one place. Food items, personal care products, beauty and home items from over 400 different brands we have come to like over the last few years, and here is the most thrilling part, at between 25 – 50% below retail cost, and between 15 – 25% lower than other online retailers. You also get free shipping for orders over $49 within the US.
What makes shopping so easy?
Filters and options! To get to your desired product as fast as you can, you can filter the catalog by brands that you already know, as well as values such as “certified organic”, “non-GMO”, “hypoallergenic”, “raw”, “paleo”, “vegan”, “gluten free”, “grain free” and many more.
They give back!
What drew me to research them a bit more initially was their claim to expand access to healthy living. They have a Thrive Gives Initiative that matches every paid membership with a free membership for a low-income American family, enabling those that would otherwise struggle to hop off the traditional processed food train and experience what it is like to include truly nourishing foods.
Thrive Market is an environmentally responsible business with sustainable business practices. All packaging, boxes and inserts are made from recycled paper and are recyclable. They look for these traits when selecting their vendors, supporting other eco-friendly suppliers in the process. They are 100% carbon neutral through carbonfund.org, a certification which covers national shipping, packaging materials, warehouse utilities and the commutes of employees.
What to do next
If you would like to give it a try and snoop around for a bit before committing (which is what I did, of course…), then you can sign up for a free 30 Day trial account first. Once you are registered you have access to their extensive catalog to which new products are being added weekly (I check that!).
Save 15% on your first purchase. If the order is over $49, you already qualify for free shipping.
Feel free to shop as much or as little as you like in those 30 days. I encourage you to test it out and really see how much you really save (I did ☺)
After the 30 days you can decide to go ahead and purchase an annual membership for $59.95. Less than $5 a day… I know this sounds salesy, but I personally need to hear such stats to fully comprehend what I am committing to. That is what a single car ride can cost to and from one of my favorite supermarkets, plus my time away from work and family…I often make use of the Shop from Home service, which costs me $10-15 service fee PLUS my mileage and gas and time to go and pick it up. Thrive Market is a real helper, and makes more sense to me, and my wallet!
And if this is important to you, you are supporting a sustainable eco-friendly company and a low-income family have access to much better quality food in the process.
I am excited to announce that I feel 100% comfortable to team up with Thrive Market by becoming an affiliate with them, thereby enabling you to have access to, and enjoy the benefits of tangible savings both in time and money the same way I am. I will receive a small commission with every signed up membership which will allow me, in turn, to keep the educational leg of Kirstin’s Cancer Care up to date with the latest research findings in integrative oncology, and ultimately enables you to make informed decisions.