In Partnership withThrive Market

I Actually Saved Money Buying Organic. Here’s How.

published Jun 2, 2019
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I know that buying organic, sustainably-raised groceries is way healthier for the environment and for me, but it’s not always the healthiest idea for our wallets. So I tried something new this week in search of a happy middle ground. I ditched my normal grocery routine and shopped at Thrive Market for the first time. Everything I bought was a definite step up from my normal grocery haul, and I’m happy to report my wallet made it through just fine. In fact, I did the math, and the total on my $49.89 order came out to $25.16 less than I would have spent at comparable online grocers. And that’s without the extra 25-percent discount Thrive Market offering lucky Kitchn readers; keep scrolling to cash in on that!

The online market for all things healthy feels more like buying from your friendly neighborhood co-op than a typical online mega marketplace. Since they rely on an annual membership fee (currently $59.95, with a savings guarantee in place), Thrive Market is able to offer all of their organic foods and natural products at wholesale prices. Bonus: The first month of membership is free, as is shipping on all orders over $49.

About $5 per month to cover the membership is pretty affordable when you consider that Thrive Market’s products are 25–50 percent below traditional retail prices. They also have their own line of Thrive Market Goods (even cheaper than the name brands)—and you get to choose a fun free gift with every order over $49, which I’ve used to try something new. Here are a few of my favorite finds to give you an idea: