Looking to save money on your food bill? Thinking that it costs too much to eat healthy foods?
Well, today I am sharing with you a great new opportunity to save up to 60% on organic and non-GMO foods. The Green Polka Dot Box is a new online supplier of organic and non-GMO foods that is opening up for business in mid-October.
I had heard about Green Polka Dot Box awhile ago, but I sat on the information until I could really go over everything in detail with the company and with my husband.
What is so great about the Green Polka Dot Box?
1. Great brands at great prices (even prices you see that are low already may well drop as they continue negotiations with brands. There should be an update by the end of this week.
2. They promise to not carry foods that are GMO unless they are in transition to non-GMO (if you haven't read about the dangers of GMO foods, please do. Did you know that they are finding toxins that were genetically put into foods in blood and breastmilk now?
3. Backed by some heavy-hitters in the food safety arena (like The Organic Consumers Association and The Institute for Responsible Technology)
Free membership through October 17, 2011 October 23, 2011 to the buying club.Currently there is a 30 Day Free Trial Membership available.
5. FREE shipping via Fedex on all orders over
$150 $99! (Continental USA) (only $9.95 shipping for orders under $150 $99 ).
6. Foods are labeled to meet special dietary needs (like gluten-free, low-glycenic, etc.)
7. GMO status is labeled in the shopping cart
8. The ability to search for foods that meet your dietary criteria (
their search engine isn't up to speed yet, but they are working on it)
You can also choose to become a Rewards Member (costs $125, but you get rewarded for purchases of anyone whom you refer) or a Trust Member (where you invest in the company's startup and basically pre-pay for groceries and receive a nice payback (a 25% return on investment) for doing so.)
Now, you may be wondering why I am recommending the Green Polka Dot Box (GPDB) when I recommend buying local and buying in bulk and my family avoids purchasing packaged foods? Well, after a lot of thinking and dialoguing with the GPDB people, here is why:
- They have really competitive prices on things that we use all the time and that are hard for me to get in bulk or buy local
- They will start offering organic produce soon (depending on where you live in the U.S., the offering time will vary). During winter months we will certainly use this.
- They currently have a bulk purchase option locally and hope to expand it across the U.S.
90 new brands will be added by the launch date of Oct. 17, 2011 November 1, 2011, though they have a pretty good offering now
- New brands are being added all the time
- In addition to food, they carry such things as probiotics and super foods.
- You can purchase individual packages at a low cost. To get savings like this (or even higher prices) on Amazon, you have to buy a whole case.
- To insure that they have the lowest prices in the market, they have a Market Price Comparison Team.
- I truly want to support a company that is opposed to GMOs. I am really concerned about how our food system is being destroyed by GMOs and even companies who seem to be so health-conscious (like Whole Foods) have shown that they are not committed to fighting against this problem in our food supply.
- UPDATE: Green Polka Dot Box is starting to ship produce to the West Coast. They are planning to expand that across the U.S. later this year. They also are planning to add meat, poultry and eggs to their offerings later this year.
How much can you save?
I hope to put together a larger comparison chart for you in the next day or so, but here are some prices that really impressed me:
- Organic Lundberg Short Grain Brown Rice – 2 lbs – $2.41 ($1.20/lb). My bulk price is about $1.35/lb for 25 lbs.)($9.85 on Amazon)
- Bionaturae Organic Diced Tomatoes (28 oz) – $2.65 ($3.06 each on Amazon – must buy a case of 12)
- Bionaturae Organic Tomato Paste – 7 oz jar – $1.73 (not directly available on Amazon)
- Bionaturae Bottled Organic Tomatoes – 24 oz – $2.43 ($5.77 on Amazon)
- Macadamia Nuts– 2 lbs., $17.48 ($8.74/lb). (My bulk price is about $10/lb for a 25# bag)
- Bob's Red Mill Almond Meal – $8.43 (Amazon is a few pennies cheaper if you buy a case)
- Orgran Rice Crumbs (GF breadcrumb sub) – $2.70 ($3.77 each on Amazon w/ case purchase)
- Navitas Natural Raw Cacao Powder $9.91 – ($22.17 for 2 pack on Amazon)
- Fruit a Bu – Fruit Leather – $2.96 ($3.07 each on Amazon – must buy a case of 6)
- Panda Cherry Licorice Chews – 6 oz – $2.17 ($2.34 each on Amazon – must buy a case of 12)
Finally, in answer to the question about whether this is a multi-level marketing business, the answer is no. It is a buying club (like Sam's or Costco) that offers benefits to people who sign up as reward members (This is like any affiliate program. In fact, Costco even rewards members who bring new members to their club.). All in all, I think the Green Polka Dot Box is a great thing coming. A way to:
- get non-GMO foods at a great price,
- add competition into the marketplace, and
- support non-GMO foods. And at no risk. You can join today for free and risk nothing. Poke around on their website now, compare prices and then shop when they open and see how much money you can save.
Update: Wondering about whether The Green Polka Dot Box is an MLM or Pyramid Scheme? Check out my post that addresses these concerns.
What do you think? Feel free to ask any questions in the comments below and I will do my best to answer them.
Disclaimer – If you sign up for GPDB and make purchases, I will receive a very small reward in food purchasing options. The savings that we get on our food bill will help me put more money into Whole.New.Mom, a free health resource for you and your family. We so appreciate your support!