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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Price comparison of Thrive and Honeyville

This is a comparison of prices between Thrive & Honeyville
(1 year supply of food for 1 person)

I have not purchased any foods from Thrive or Honeyville; nor do I receive any money from either company for advertising; nor have I received any free products from either company; I have nothing to do with either of these company's...my wife and I are shopping around for canned food for storage and this is an example of our results so far...

 Thrive price    Thrive Total     Honeyville Price    Honeville Total

                                                    
8 Cans of Instant White Rice (48 servings per can) each are sold in a case of 6
59.98                   59.98                  66.99              66.99  (does't sell instant rice)
10.59                   21.18 for 2 cans  12.99              25.98 for 2 cans

12 Cans of Hard White Winter Wheat (44 servings per can)
41.97                   83.94                   53.99           107.98

3 Cans of 6 Grain Pancake Mix (50 servings per can)
9.63                     28.89                    N/A             N/A  (no mix in cans)

2 Cans of Elbow Macaroni (45 servings per can)
8.00                     24.00                    N/A             N/A  (no Macaroni)

6 Cans of Dehydrated Potato Chunks (42 servings per can)
59.31                   59.31                    53.99            53.99

1 Can of Freeze-Dried Sweet Corn (46 servings per can)
16.82                   16.82                    15.99            15.99

1 Can of Freeze-Dried Green Peas (41 servings per can)
19.64                   19.64                    15.99            15.99

1 Cans of Dehydrated Chopped Onions (45 servings per can)
17.39                   17.39                    11.99            11.99

1 Can of Freeze-Dried Mushroom Pieces (48 servings per can)
11.52                   11.52                      N/A              N/A

1 Can of Freeze-Dried Broccoli (47 servings per can)  
15.28                   15.28                     17.99           17.99

2 Cans of Organic Apple Slices (48 servings per can)
13.86                   27.72                     19.99           39.98

2 Cans of Freeze-Dried Strawberries (45 servings per can)
21.2                     42.40                      16.99          33.98

1 Can of Freeze-Dried Blueberries (50 servings per can)
27.87                   27.87                       30.99         30.99

1 Can of Freeze-Dried Blackberries (49 servings per can)
28.51                   28.51                       19.99         19.99

2 Cans of Freeze-Dried Raspberries (48 servings per can)
28.3                     56.60                        23.99        47.98

6 Cans of Powdered Milk (43 servings per can)
71.55                   71.55                         59.99       59.99

3 Cans of Chocolate Drink Mix (48 servings per can) 
16.16                   48.48                          12.99      38.97

3 Cans of Bacon TVP (47 servings per can)
9.55                     28.65                          11.99      35.97 Ham

3 Cans of Beef TVP (44 servings per can)
10.44                   31.32                            9.99      29.97

3 Cans of Chicken TVP (45 servings per can)
10.41                   31.23                            9.99      29.97

2 Cans of Taco TVP (42 servings per can)
10.48                   31.44                            N/A         N/A

6 Cans of Pinto Beans (49 servings per can)
63.99                   63.99                         66.99       66.99

1 Can of Black Beans (49 servings per can)
14.09                   14.09                          12.99      12.99

2 Cans of Lima Beans (49 servings per can) 1
3.93                     41.79                           N/A

3 Cans of Lentils (52 servings per can)
11.07                   33.21                           N/A

6 Cans of Whole Eggs (236 servings per can) 
108.97               108.97                       89.99         89.99

2 Cans of White Sugar (46 servings per can)
10.87                  21.74                         N/A

Grand Totals  1067.51                                        854.66

Thrive is currently having a sale on their 1 year supply for 1 person for $799.99 through COSTCO, but you have to be a member of COSTCO to participate in the sale.  $200 discount is reflected in the price AND it's only valid for orders placed April 1, 2010 through April 25, 2010.

The prices shown here are from the each company's website...the actual savining if you purchased these Thrive products from COSTCO is $267.52.

OKAY....OKAY... some of you will say it's not a fair comparison becasue Honeyville doesn't sell some of the same products... So let's subtract all the stuff which are not offered by Honeyville and the othere stuff I really wouldn't purchase off either of their websites....now, everything is equal.

12 Cans of Hard White Winter Wheat (44 servings per can)
3 Cans of 6 Grain Pancake Mix (50 servings per can)
2 Cans of Elbow Macaroni (45 servings per can)
1 Can of Freeze-Dried Mushroom Pieces (48 servings per can)
2 Cans of Organic Apple Slices (48 servings per can)
2 Cans of Taco TVP (42 servings per can)
2 Cans of Lima Beans (49 servings per can)
3 Cans of Lentils (52 servings per can)

If I didn't purchase the items above or used them in the comparison...the Grand Totals would come out to be:

Thrive :                       785.00               
                
Honeyville Grain:       706.70              

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http://www.honeyvillegrain.com/
It would be prudent to shop around, of course, that goes without saying.  From the information provided, I have determined that:

In order to take advantage of the special promotion, I have to be a member of COSTCO.

If I am not a member of COSTCO, Honeyville Grain (per item) is less expensive than Thrive.

If I miss this sale, I will just buy direct form Honeyville Grain...

3 comments:

  1. just so you know Honeyville does 10% discounts almost monthly with their $4.49 flat shipping for entire order and 10% off you really can't beat them. Everything we have tried from there so far we have liked.

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  2. Nice comparison. I have been purchasing different products from those two companies alternately. I agree that you need to be a member of Costco to get the benefits from Thrive.

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  3. For consumers of meat, take note of opened-can shelf life is important. Thrive is one year, vs. Honeyville, one month.

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