With summer quickly approaching -and by summer I mean actual beach weather, people are dieting like crazy to be swimsuit ready. These diets tend to consist of healthier food options but the problem is how that all affects the wallet! Even if you go to your local grocery store, you rarely see a sale on fresh produce but you will almost always see a sale and half down the chips and soda aisle.
So what options do we have when we need to eat healthier AND manage our crazy schedules? I have scouted 2 online retailers to compare their prices on a few items and see which one came out on top. The 2 online retailers are Thrive Market and Amazon. Ready?
Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil Mayo – 12 oz jar
Thrive Market – $7.45
Amazon – $14.28
Calbee Non-GMO Lightly Salted Snapea Crisps Snacks
Thrive Market – $1.45 (3.3 oz bag)
Amazon – $17.99 (6 x 3.3 oz = $2.99/bag)
Mavuno Harvest Organic Dried Jackfruit
Thrive Market – $6.95 (6 oz bag)
Amazon – $26.45 (6 x 2.0 oz = $13.23/bag)
Lundberg Farms Rice Chips – Fiesta Lime
Thrive Market – $2.45 (6 oz bag)
Amazon – $26.62 (24 x 1.5 oz = ~$4.44/bag)
KETTLE & FIRE GRASS-FED BEEF BONE BROTH
Thrive Market – $8.95 (17.6 oz package)
Amazon – $15.95 (17.6 oz package)
ANNIE’S HOMEGROWN ORGANIC MACARONI AND CHEESE
Thrive Market – $2.25 (6 oz box)
Amazon – $36.34 (12 x 6 oz = ~$3.03/box)
Now keep in mind that Amazon’s prices do change frequently AND they offer 2-day shipping to Prime members so that is important to keep in mind. Also, Amazon is well known for their price-matching should the item you bought change in price within a couple of days.
Additionally, and this is key, Thrive Market does require a membership similar to Sam’s Club, BJ’s or Costco which needs to be paid annually. Also, your order has to be over $49 to qualify for free shipping so buying items one at a time is not cost effective. Lastly, Thrive Market DOES offer a free 30-day trial period and a free grocery item (mine was a jar of coconut oil).
End result? Thrive Market is the clear winner. I have purchased items from them previously and have been very happy with their selection, delivery, and packaging. One item I bought was in a glass jar so it was wrapped with bubble wrap, saran wrap, paper filling, and carefully sorted among the other items so it wouldn’t crack. This key to detail far surpasses other online retailers I have worked with in the past.
Lastly, I wanted to note that this is NOT a sponsored post and I am not in any way affiliated with Thrive Market other than having been a customer on my own journey to healthier food selections.