This past Friday I mentioned a little teaser about my newest discovery, Grove Collaborative.
Where did I learn about this? A fellow blogger, of course! How else do we learn what our must-haves are this day in age?? I sometimes tell myself not to think about how much money I've spent on purchases just because one of my favorite bloggers mentioned that she loved it. #truestory (am I alone in that?!)
Here is the assortment of products I chose for my first shipment. Two multi-surface cleaners (we use this type of product a LOT in our home), two hand soaps (also used frequently), a tub and tile cleaner, a glass cleaner, a soy candle, and an organic lip balm. Shipping was quick, the items were packaged securely, and I love knowing that with a toddler -- and soon to be newborn sibling -- around our home, I am using safer cleaning products around the house.
Alright, so Grove Collaborative in a nutshell is like this:
+ You shop their online store of natural cleaning and household products
+ The prices are discounted!
+ The box shows up on your doorstep
+ You adjust/tweak the delivery schedule to suit your needs. All set on products and need to skip a month? No problem. Want to sign up for Method glass cleaner to arrive only every six months? Easy peasy.
I was really thrilled with the products I got, and the smell is so much better than the chemical-laden products that were under my sink before. The grapefruit basil hand soap above smells heavenly, and my number one favorite scent is below, the honeysuckle scent by Mrs. Meyers. DIVINE. My next shipment will contain a lot more items in this scent.
So what joining Grove Collaborative all came down to for me is this...
Why would I join another subscription program instead of just streamlining it and adding these products to my Amazon wishlist or Target cart?
And that's when I geeked out and did a cost comparison. Oh yes, I did.
All of those products shown in the first photo? I compared my Grove Collaborative price to the Target price and the Amazon price. In every single scenario, the Grove Collaborative price was LESS than the cost of the item from the other two retailers. Even by using services like Amazon Prime Pantry, you'd still be better off going with Grove Collaborative for the cost savings. And for me, that justifies the service.
The only other thing for me to put to the test? I did not want the monthly deliveries to be a pain in the rear to tweak to our needs. I'm a busy mom, and I need a quick, no-hassle, no-questions-asked way of saying "let's take a month off from each other." I have found that it is extremely easy to adjust the delivery schedule to your needs so you don't end up with a Hoarders-worthy stockpile of all natural dish detergent in your garage.
Like many other subscription boxes, Grove Collaborative offers a referral program for their members. When you join, you are given a special link to share with friends and family that can earn you credit on your future purchases. The bonus is that it also gives them a $10 credit to shop! :) My links here are referral links, so if you join, please make sure to pass along your own links (instead of mine) to your buddies so you can start reaping the rewards.
So ... with that said, two thumbs up for Grove Collaborative! And if you do decide to give it a try, remember that you can use this link to get $10 OFF and FREE SHIPPING on your first order!