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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