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Trying an Online Shopping Market

I have always been someone who likes to go grocery shopping, but tend to spend too much doing so. I have also started to buy more wholesome foods and certain organic products. I have a place where I go when I am in Tacoma, but do not like to travel the hour one-way to get there, since I moved away to my current city.

I recently received an email from a blog I follow by Kris Carr, the "Crazy, Sexy Cancer" lady . Though I had heard of this online market before, I have been putting off the idea of doing some of my shopping online.

Today, I decided to sign up for Thrive Market to get some of the items I typically buy in the whole foods markets I usually go to. I compared the prices to some things that I typically buy and find them to be cheaper through this membership-based online shopping system.

I will not be able to buy all that I need through Thrive , but I am impressed with the categories and the selections they offer. It is not simply foods, but a wide variety of products. The main categories are: Food, Bath & Body, Beauty, Health, Baby & Kids, Home Goods, and "Selects," which seems to be a grouping category.

One such "Select" category was called, "Happy Heart Collection." It featured products that would be designed for one's "love life": Chocolates, lotions, bubble bath, massage oil, and much, MUCH more!

After having fun exploring their website , and because I am in alignment with their model, what they stand for, and the guarantee they offer, I decided to sign up and place my first order. Because I spent more than $49, the shipping was free, and they took and additional 25 percent off of my order as a new customer as their June promotion. It was certainly easier, and I did not have to get dressed to go shopping!

I have also been considering joining a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) group to get my produce and other farm-supported products from local farmers.

Maybe, by shopping more purposefully, I will eat more simply and healthily, and not be as caught up in the stockpiling I can get into when I walk into a grocery store of any kind.

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CoralLevang wrote on June 27, 2015, 1:21 PM

I will do that, &AbbyG . The reason I decided to do this is that is cheaper for me on some of the organic, green, specialty products I buy. I also have a Trader Joes in my area, where I get many things.

Kasman wrote on June 27, 2015, 1:51 PM

Online shopping for everything is the way of the future. It is cheaper and more convenient for a start. The only problem is when something goes wrong - you can't simply take the item back to the store and argue your case in person.

MegL wrote on June 27, 2015, 2:00 PM

I have bought some stuff online but I try to shop locally to support the local shops.

CoralLevang wrote on June 27, 2015, 2:13 PM

That's true, Kasman , which is one of the reasons I like what this particular company states as their guarantee. You just have to call them.

CoralLevang wrote on June 27, 2015, 2:14 PM

I try to go to the local, independent vendors. I have come to loathe the big, national markets.

PriscillaKing wrote on June 27, 2015, 3:58 PM

I don't shop online but hope Thrive works well for you. It seems like a nice concept.

CoralLevang wrote on June 27, 2015, 4:04 PM

priscillaking I'm looking at the cost focus for specialty items. This does seem to help with that comparatively.

CoralLevang wrote on June 27, 2015, 4:41 PM

If I had the Mennonites to do busy with, I would make similar choices as you.