One of the quesitons I get asked frequently when it comes to saving money on your grocery bill, is how do you do that for organic and natural products?
There are a few online places where you can find printable coupons, like Commonkindness.com. Or if you shop at Wegmans, there are always coupons in their Nature’s Market magazine. But I realized these are for only a few products, and the savings is limited. I recently found a website though, that saves you money on organic and natural products, and no coupons are needed! It’s called Thrive Market.
How it works:
First, register for free to browse the Thrive catalog, and start to see the member savings prices. Some have compared them to an online version of Whole Foods – but with Costco/Sam’s Club prices. The first time you order you will receive 15% off your purchase. With your first purchase on Thrive, you’ll start a free 30-day membership trial. You can cancel any time. Join Thrive for just $59.95 a year (Just $5 per month) and save on the world’s best healthy products for a full year. With your membership, Thrive will also sponsor a low-income family!
When I made my first order (you can see what I ordered in the picture above) and I did a price comparison to Wegmans in the Nature’s Market section (if there is not an identical product comparison, that is because Wegmans doesn’t carry it, so I compared it to the closest item I could find.):
Simply Organic Ground Ginger Root, 1.64 oz for $3.95 Thrive Market price
vs. Wegmans: McCormick Gourmet Collected Ground Ginger, 1.25 oz – $5.99
Avalon Organics Hand and Body Lotion, 32 oz – $12.95 Thrive Market Price (you get almost 3 times as much for just $4 more!)
vs. Wegmans: Avalon Organics Hand and Body Lotion, 12 oz – $8.99
vs. Wegmans: Earth’s Best Organic Shampoo and Body Wash, Gentle Tear-Free Formula, Lavender, 8.5 fl oz for $6.99
Aura Cacia Organic Argan Oil, 1 fl oz – $8.95 Thrive Market Price
vs. Wegmans: Aura Cacia Organic Argan Oil, 1 fl oz – $11.99
Dr. Bronner’s Organic Fair Trade Virgin Coconut Oil, 30 oz jar for $14.95 – Thrive Market Price
vs. to Wegmans: Nutiva Coconut Oil, Organic Extra Virgin, 23 oz – $11.99
Meyer’s Dish Soap, 16 fl oz – $3.45 – Thrive Market Price
vs. Wegmans Meyer’s Dish Soap, 16 fl oz – $3.79