Thursday, June 30, 2016

Top 5 Reasons I’m a Thrive Market Fan

For about  year now, I have been a Thrive Market member. After enjoying the benefits of being a member for only a few months, I became an affiliate. If you are a regular Reader, then you know there are few products and services that I promote on my blog. Unless I have personally tried a product or service, I don't feel right suggesting that my Readers try it. With that said, I believe Thrive Market is a fantastic and innovative company that my Readers could benefit from. Here are a few reasons why...

1. As a wheelchair-user who is also small statured, it is impossible for me to see all the items on the shelves at the grocery store. Sometimes the labels on the shelves are helpful but only to a degree. Thrive Market offers a much more relaxed shopping experience for me by allowing me to do my grocery shopping online where everything is accessible.

2. Thrive Market holds the same values as I do when it comes to food. They only offer the brands that I trust. That means I don’t always have to read every single ingredient on every food item I purchase because I already know it meets my standards. That gives me more time to eat healthy snacks while I watch Netflix!

3. The masterminds behind Thrive Market are generous. In addition to offering healthy foods at a much lower price than most health food stores, they also give one free membership to a low-income family for every paid membership. That really means a lot to me personally because I was raised in a single-parent household and I remember how hard it was for my mother to provide healthy food for us.

4. Like many companies, Thrive Market has a blog on their website and it is exceptionally informative. They blog about recipes, self-care, and social issues. For example, they recently shared this petition on their blog to ask the USDA to allow low-income families to use their government funded food cards on the internet so they can have access to healthy foods.

5. Have you ever tried pushing or driving a wheelchair while carrying a bag of groceries? It just might meet the criteria to be considered an Olympic event. All jokes aside, it is a real challenge for many people with disabilities and seniors to physically get their groceries home from the store. Having my healthy foods delivered right to my door makes my life a little less challenging and I appreciate that.