Have you been thinking about joining Thrive Market but weren't sure if it's right for you? In this review, I give you my honest opinion about the online retailer and discuss my favorite vegan products of theirs (all of which are gluten-free too).
This post was not sponsored by Thrive Market; however, Watch Learn Eat participates in the Thrive Market Partnership Program. As a Thrive Market affiliate partner, I earn a small amount of money for qualifying purchases.
- Watch my Thrive Market unboxing video
- What is Thrive Market?
- Is there a membership fee?
- Pros and cons of Thrive Market
- Is Thrive Market worth it?
- Favorite gluten-free vegan products at Thrive Market
- Other things to love about Thrive Market
- How do I join Thrive Market?
- More ideas for stocking your pantry
Watch my Thrive Market unboxing video
What is Thrive Market?
Thrive Market is a membership-based online retailer offering an array of natural, organic, and non-GMO grocery items as well as wine, household products, supplements, beauty/bath/body products, and more at discounted prices.
Is there a membership fee?
Yes, an annual membership to Thrive Market is $60 per year which equates to $5 per month.
There is also a monthly membership available for $9.95 per month.
As you can see, it is less expensive to purchase the yearly membership.
According to the Thrive Market website, if you don't make back your annual membership fee in savings, they will credit you the difference in "Thrive Cash" upon renewal.
Thrive Cash is a credit to your account and is applied to your next purchase which must be used within 60 days upon issuance as per the Thrive Market website.
Pros and cons of Thrive Market
- Free shipping if you spend $49 or more
- Attentive and helpful customer service
- Discounted prices on specialty products
- Ability to set up autoship or order on an as needed basis
- Free products and special deals are often offered
- Items are well-packed to prevent breakage (see photos below)
- Membership fee
- Waiting for the shipment to arrive
- Popular items are frequently out of stock
- No produce
Is Thrive Market worth it?
In my opinion, Thrive Market is absolutely worth it for me and my family.
As a person who shops for mainly vegan and gluten-free grocery items, I love the selection of these products available all in one place.
When shopping in person for the same items, I typically have to visit two to three stores to get everything on my list.
I also find that the products I am purchasing typically cost more in the physical stores, such as Publix and Whole Foods, unless one of the stores is having a special sale.
I personally have been a satisfied customer since joining in July 2019.
One of the things I love is that you can use the shop by diet feature to make your online shopping experience more convenient and personalized.
You can shop by diets such as gluten-free, keto, paleo, vegan, etc.
Favorite gluten-free vegan products at Thrive Market
There are so many products I love purchasing regularly from Thrive Market in addition to trying new items as well.
New products are always being released which is awesome!
Here are some of my favorite gluten-free vegan pantry products:
Note: Be sure to check to ensure items are certified gluten-free if needed.
At the time of this writing, I have not yet purchased any of the vegan frozen food items that are offered.
Other things to love about Thrive Market
As the Thrive Market website notes, the company uses carbon-neutral shipping and recyclable/compostable packaging.
And you can reuse the boxes if you'd like. 😉
In addition, for each annual membership purchased, Thrive Market gives a free one to a family in need.
Each time you make a purchase, you can also choose to donate a portion of your savings to help a family in need.
How do I join Thrive Market?
If you're ready, use my link to get 25% off your first order when you join Thrive Market.
More ideas for stocking your pantry
Be sure to check out this post with more ideas for stocking your gluten-free vegan pantry (and fridge too).