Thrive MarketI’ve been on a mission to eat healthier and more organically for the last several years, but it’s often easier said than done. Quite simply, organic food and products can be expensive. I pick and choose which items I feel more comfortable buying organically, but most of the rest of my groceries are non-organic. I wish it didn’t have to be this way, but it’s the only way I can feed my family of four on my budget.

A couple of months ago, I started hearing about this online grocery store called Thrive Market. Think Whole Foods meets Costco. Last week, I finally decided to take the plunge and see what it’s all about. It’s a subscription service, but you can try the first month for free, so there’s no risk. Even with the subscription, it’s only about $5 per month ($59.99 annually). I was paying almost that much for my Sam’s Club membership, but I wasn’t getting organic or non-GMO products. Plus, I got 25% off of my first order. Let’s just say that I made back most of that membership fee with my first order.

I really enjoy shopping online. Not only does it save me the trip into town with two kids, but it also gives me the ability to compare prices from the comfort of my couch. Thrive Market advertises that their products are 25-50% below retail, but I wanted to compare it for myself. There were several items like ketchup and herbs that I could tell from sight were less than what I typically pay at Publix. Then there were the items like Seventh Generation diapers and SmartyPants gummy vitamins that I typically buy from Amazon. I love Amazon for it’s low prices, but Thrive was even cheaper.

My first order arrived today. I couldn’t wait to share all of my goodies with you.

How does Thrive Market do this? The discounts come from the power of group buying, just like a co-op. Members get products at wholesale prices, without store overheads to drive up costs. With just a few orders, you’ve paid off the membership and get straight to the saving.

Thrive MarketThrive Market and the products they sell also support sustainability. You’ll find companies like Nutiva that care just as much about the planet as their own bottom line. As they produce their popular coconut oils, they’re also looking for solutions to larger environmental issues, like how to return carbon to the earth. Bob’s Red Mill is another top pick—not only do they source sustainably, but they have a large gluten-free line, which is welcome news for people struggling with gluten intolerance. Thrive Market has hand-picked every item on their site to make sure you’re only getting the world’s best products at the world’s lowest prices, so it’s a real win-win for everyone.

All of Thrive Market’s home products are earth-friendly and non-toxic, so you can take advantage of amazing prices on conscious cleaning companies like Seventh Generation, Dr. Bonner’s, and Mrs. Meyer’s leading the way.

$1k Giveaway - Thrive Market

Want to check it out? Thrive Market is offering my readers a one-month trial membership. Even better, they’ve created an amazing opportunity to win a $1,000 shopping spree at Thrive Market, so you can stock up on everything from healthy, gluten-free snacks to green home products. The giveaway ends Oct. 13, 2015 at 11:59pm PDT.

Ready to start saving? One grand-prize winner will walk away with a $1,000 to spend at Thrive Market! Click here to for the shopping spree. Don’t miss your chance to win big! 

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