Also, make sure to look at the size of the package before you determine whether or not it’s a good deal. Thrive lists the sizes for their items, which is really handy.
Recently I heard of an online discount shop that specializes in healthy, non-perishable foods: Thrive Market. I signed up under a free trial to see how good their prices really are, and I found that they do have some great deals. Plus, you get free shipping on orders over $49.
I decided to stock up on some of my favorite staples, and try out some new things. Let me show you what I got!
Kettle Chips: Honey Dijon | Jackon’s potato chips | Nature’s All freeze dried blueberries and raspberries | SeaSnax | GimMe seaweed snacks | Go Raw Ginger Snaps Super Cookies
The Kettle Chips aren’t the healthiest, but we buy them occasionally and they were a very good price. They were 17 cents cheaper than on Amazon, but if you bump up to the 8.5 ounce bags on Amazon, it’s a better price per ounce. But you have to buy a 12-pack.
These potato chips were pretty expensive, but they were fried in coconut oil! In fact, they’re only three ingredients: organic potatoes, organic coconut oil and sea salt. I felt good about giving them to Helen. She loved them. They were $5.53 cheaper than a stand-alone bag on Amazon.
These freeze dried berries are another favorite with Helen. I like to keep some in my purse for emergency situations. They were $1.24 cheaper each than on Amazon.
These are my favorite seaweed snacks that I’ve find so far because they’re made with extra virgin olive oil instead of sunflower oil. I need to order some more. 45 cents cheaper per package than on Amazon.
You can actually get the GimMe seaweed snacks 57 cents cheaper on Amazon if you buy a pack of 12.
Vital Proteins collagen peptides | Bonito Flakes | Real Salt | Pacific Bone Broth | Bar Harbor Fish Stock | Native Forest Coconut Milk | Simply Organic Peppercorns | Bionaturae Tomato Paste | Unbleached Parchment Paper
While I don’t think this is a replacement for quality Homemade Chicken Stock, it’s nice to have some of this “Pacific Bone Stock” on hand for emergencies. Plus, there’s only three ingredients! It’s the best store-bought broth that’s widely available that I’ve found. However, I found that this particular item wasn’t the best deal on Thrive. I found it cheaper at my local health food store. But it’s still $1.78 cheaper than on Amazon (where you have to buy a 12-pack).
I’m somewhat of a salt hoarder. When I find a good deal on salt, I stock up. This was a great deal on Thrive, so of course it went into my shopping cart. $3.15 cheaper than Amazon.
I’ve heard that Vital Proteins is a really good quality “gelatin.” I got the collagen peptides because they dissolve in cold water. This was a whopping $14 cheaper than on Amazon!
I have yet to use these Bonito Flakes, but I plan on making fish stock. $1.38 cheaper than Amazon (where you have to buy a 6-pack)
As I’ve mentioned before, I really like Bionaturae tomato paste. It comes in glass bottles, and it’s easy to store leftovers in the fridge! Amazon savings: $1.68 (and you have to buy 12 bottles to get that price!)
I had never seen this Bar Harbor Fish Stock before, but the ingredients looked good (wild-caught haddock!), so I got some. I have yet to try it out. Amazon savings: 38 cents (and you have to buy a case of 12 on Amazon to get that price).
I also got a can of Native Forest Coconut Milk. I like that the packaging is BPA-free. This was actually 36 cents more expensive than Amazon, but you have to buy a case of 12 to get the deal on Amazon.
CONDIMENTS AND MISCELLANEOUS
Dr. Bronners Citrus Castile Soap | Coconut Aminos | Primal Mayo | Kalamata Olives | Capers | Sardines | Herring Fillets | Pickled Sushi Ginger | Fermented Cod Liver Oil | Water Kefir Grains
I am a huge fan of capers. They are delicious with shrimp scampi or on a roast chicken. This jar was $2.56 cheaper than on Amazon. Helen loves olives – she would probably polish off half a jar if I let her. $5.33 cheaper than on Amazon.
This mayo was from another brand that I had never seen before. I was excited to see that they used avocado oil instead of cheap “vegetable” oils. Plus they used organic cage-free eggs. We have tried it and it’s awesome. Though it is quite expensive. You can’t find it as a stand-alone item on Amazon.
For my Asian cravings: Pickled Sushi Ginger ($1.31 cheaper than on Amazon, where you have to buy a 12-pack) and Coconut Aminos ($6.29 cheaper than Amazon, where you have to buy a 3-pack).
I bought these Cod Liver Oil Capsules for my sister. I personally take the liquid form, but these are great if you can’t stand the taste of cod liver oil. They were $8 cheaper than on Amazon!
Reuben likes to have canned herring in his lunches sometimes, and these looked like good ones (ingredients: herring fillets, cracked pepper, salt). 35 cents cheaper than on Amazon, and again, you have to buy a 12-pack on Amazon. These wild sardines were also 35 cents cheaper than on Amazon.
I’ve been wanting to try water kefir for a while, and this was a good excuse to get a good price on the grains. I’m still learning the process, but I have high hopes of making delicious water kefir! You can’t find this product on Amazon.
Lastly, I got a bottle of Dr. Bronner’s Organic Citrus Orange Soap. Reuben uses this as his shampoo and body wash. It was $5.50 cheaper than Amazon.
TOTAL SAVINGS OVER AMAZON
While I was calculating this, to make it even, I didn’t subtract the price if I could find it cheaper on Amazon if you had to buy a pack of multiples to get that good price. Make sense?
Total Savings: $64.02
Even if I subtracted the difference of the items that were more expensive on thrive, the total savings would still be $62.52! Plus when you take into consideration that I calculated the prices on Amazon from packs of multiples, my savings are even greater. AND I received 20% off my first order, which saved me another $34.02. Pretty awesome.
Now, the one annoying thing about Thrive is that you have to pay a yearly member fee, which is $59.95. However, seeing how much I saved on one order, I think it’s worth the price. I personally won’t be subscribing this year once my free membership expires because we’re already Amazon Prime members. It’s something to think about for next year, though!
If you would like a 2-month free trial of Thrive Market (and $10 off your first order!) you can sign up under my link HERE. If you choose to pay for a subscription, I’ll get a commission! Also, for every subscription, Thrive donates a subscription to an individual in need.
Whew. That was a long post. I hope you found this helpful!
Do you enjoy hunting for good deals online?