Thrive Market is one of my favorite places to buy every-day grocery, health, and home items for much cheaper than at the store. I've been a member (you do pay an annual fee) for about two years, and besides having a great selection of items, their customer services is amazing and, to me, that's a sign of a great company.
Thrive Market has also started offering sustainable seafood, and grass-fed, pasture raised meat. I've never purchased these items because I buy my meat from US Wellness Meats, so I can't offer an opinion on those options.
Before I get into my favorite items let me answer a few questions:
What is the annual Thrive Market membership fee?
The cost is $59.95 a year, which is about $5 a month if you break it down. I order at least once a month from Thrive, and the 25%-50%+ savings on items well makes up for the annual fee.
What kind of discounts does Thrive Market offer?
Thrive has a number of ways you can save money and get money back on what you buy.
Items are 25%-50%+ off what you would normally find in stores. They typically will show you how much the item costs in stores so you can see the difference.
Thrive cash, you can get this through special promotions, reviewing products, referring friends, etc.
Free products at checkout. Usually they have a free product offer weekly, and when you check out there are different tiers of products based on what you spend. You'll usually get emails about their promotions...which I try to ignore so I don't buy things unnecessarily
How do you know what to buy?
I feel like a veteran Thrive-er at this point and will write down things I tend to buy a lot at the store on my 'Thrive List' to see if they have it. Almost any pantry item can be found on Thrive, as well as household cleaning products. I've been on a non-toxic cleanup for about a year and slowly start swapping things for more environmentally friendly products, at a discount. They also have things like essential oils, and have a lot of items that are Thrive brand, which are sometimes cheaper than the name brand items.
On to the good stuff
Eating healthier can feel like it takes a toll on our bank account, but it doesn't have too. The more foods you find you like, and when you get into the swing of cooking you'll know exactly what you can 'splurge' on and what you can save on.
Personally, I would rather spend more on quality food than spend money on clothes and material items that, in the long run, don't have the ROI that eating real food does. You'll thank yourself later for investing in YOU and treating your body well. I don't know about you, but I want to be a rockin' 70+ year old that can fend for myself!
My go-to Thrive Market goods
Below I've shared links to my favorite Thrive Market products. I've done some cost comparisons to my local grocery stores and what's available at Costco. Hope you enjoy!
Eating healthy means you'll probably go through a lot of spices, which is a good thing! You want to have flavorful, yummy food for the family. The Thrive spices are organic and are easy to refill the containers you already have.
Cumin - use for lots of soups
Taco Seasoning - taco's are an every week thing for us (this is a huge bag)
Italian Seasoning - great for fish
Salt - I could dedicate a whole blog post to quality salt (maybe I'll do that)
Chili Powder - use for soups
Peppercorns - use for making bone broth and pickling
Oregano - use when my Italian seasoning is low
There are a lot of pantry items on here but there's only a few that I use on a daily/weekly basis and purchase a lot at a time.
Coconut Milk - use for making the ranch, and also add to cauliflower rice, soups, and generally as a milk replacement in recipes.
Red Wine Vinegar - use this for ranch and for making pickled onions
Lentils - the lentils at my grocery store are 2x the price of these! My husband loves lentil soup, and I make it weekly for him.
Simple Mills Almond Flour Pizza Crust - I don't make this a lot but it's a 'nice to have' in the kitchen for when I'm craving pizza and want to make a healthier version.
Collagen Peptides, Thrive Brand - I usually buy Vital Proteins, but this is about half the price and I'm on a budget, so was looking for ways to cut down on what I buy. This requires a bit more stirring, but I'm okay with that!
Nut Pods Creamer - This is about 25% the normal price compared to buying on Amazon or direct from their website.
Flour Alternatives, like Red Mill or anything for paleo baking
ConcenTrace - mineral drops for water, great for hydration and getting important trace minerals.
Whole Bean, decaf - I drink half caffeinated coffee by mixing the whole bean regular and whole bean decaf. I feel better without all the caffeine, but do what works for you! If you do decaf it's highly recommended to buy single source, organic since it does go through a process to remove most of the caffeine.
Peppermint Tea - I LOVE peppermint tea. I bring a box with me to work and have about one cup a day. It helps with digestion and makes my stomach feel better.
Chamomile Tea - When I'm feeling a little bloated or my stomach isn't right I have a cup of chamomile tea and it helps a lot.
Ginger Tea - Ginger is great for digestion so I decided to add this to the mix to see how it works for me.
I do not buy these every time I order from Thrive because they go fast. I'm an abstainer not a moderator, so I'd rather not have them in the house. BUT they are delicious for an occasional treat.
I have really sensitive skin and found that Acure works the best for me. I like the brightening cleansing gel and the soothing face lotion. But I also use Beauty Counter products at night.
Do your research before buying any type of Vitamin. For me, these work for now but may switch up my prenatal.
MegaFood Complex C - Great to take to help boost your immune system
Lavender Candle - Listen, I love bath and body works candles as much as the next person, but they are full of toxic chemicals. And in my mission to slowly clean up my home I've gotten rid of those candles and replaced them with a diffuser or these candles. They smell so good!
Lavender Oil - I use in my diffuser at night
Eucalyptus Oil - Nice to add a few drops in the shower, smells nice and you don't have to buy eucalyptus every week at the store.
Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap - So many uses for this stuff. I like using this as laundry detergent or cleaner.
Grab Green Dishwasher Pods - These work great and I do a lot of cooking.
Meyer's Clean Day Hand Soap - I refill my containers, rather than buying new ones
WOW. Okay, I think that's about it for now! This is 95% of what I order off of Thrive, I'm only forgetting what else the 5% could be but I encourage you to look through the site and your cabinets to see what you can get for a discount.
If you are a new customer you can use this link to get 25% off your order. Happy shopping!
Disclosure: Some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through a make a purchase.