Where to Shop
People always ask me how I walk away with such awesome deals on everyday items. It takes a little research, but I usually have a set plan for each item on my list. Since I now focus more on purchasing more sustainable, eco-friendly and natural products, it can take a bit more research.
Want to kick GMOs to the curb?
That used to be even harder to do than it is now. Thanks to organizations like the Non-GMO Project, you can know FOR SURE that less than 0.9% of what you’re about to consume is even remotely connected to GMOs.
I proudly support the Non-GMO Project through monthly donations, and am happy to share them with you all!
The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. The organization offers North America’s only third-party verification for products produced according to rigorous best practices for GMO avoidance. Learn more about the Non-GMO Project at www.nongmoproject.org
Want to help increase the Appalachian food community?
I am also proud to support ASAP Connections, a wonderful program out of Asheville, North Carolina dedicated to bringing locally grown produce back to market. There are wonderful programs, like a farm to school initiative, that helps school children learn about where their food comes from.
Although I am not from Asheville, I LOVE this program so much I also donate to them monthly out of my own budget.
This is just a small way for me to do my part!
Now, on to the shopping resources!
In-Person Shopping (Northern Virginia)
- Global Food
- Big Lots
- Trader Joe’s
Seriously, CHECK THIS ONE OUT. You can often get the same (or better quality) items from Vitacost, but for much less. They usually have sales and discounts going on too, so you can really walk away with crazy good deals. They also add free samples to every purchase, and shipping is free on orders over $49. Price check before you buy!
If you’ve never used Vitacost before, sign up through THIS L INK to receive a referral discount of $10 off a $30 purchase. They give me the same credit, and you can then earn that same referral fee for sharing your own code with friends and family!
- Cultures for Health: go here for starter cultures, cheese making kits, and a million other awesome things you never knew you needed.
- Mountain Rose Herbs
A special shout out to Tropical Traditions:
I received a full-sized quart of Tropical Traditions virgin coconut oil for review. I’m totally over the moon with this product, and consume multiple spoonfuls a day! It helps me snack less often, and I feel more awake when I take it. Funny, huh?
If you order by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you!
I’d like to emphasize that Tropical Traditions is not just coconut oil. They sell so very many things, including healthy living products you might struggle to find in your own local area, including soy-free eggs, free range meats, natural household cleaners, body products, and more. They always have special deals every week, so be sure to keep an eye out for super discounts (sometimes over 50% off or free shipping)!
Freebie and Discount Sites
Full-Size Sample Sites
- Influenster: a social-media driven program that unites active participants with special goodie boxes (VoxBoxes)
Email me if you’d like an invite!
Online Survey and Search Sites
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