Is Grove Collaborative for you? The following post is my completely honest Grove Collaborative review to help you figure out if Grove is worth it.
If you follow anyone online, you have undoubtedly heard about Grove Collaborative. And now that fall and the holidays are upon us, you will hear even more about all of the deals and “free” offers.
(None of it is completely free. You do have to have a minimum purchase of $20 and be a new customer.)
All of this hype about Gove may leave you wondering if Grove Collaborative is really worth it.
I had the same question last year, and finally decided to give it a try last fall. I made my first $20 purchase and received a free set of Mr. Myers dish soap, hand soap, and multipurpose spray along with an apron and glass squirt bottle all free!
I loved it so much that I decided to purchase their VIP membership for a year.
Let me be super honest with you (as always)…..
My membership is up for renewal this month and I decided not to renew it. At this time in my life, it’s not for me, but I may purchase their VIP membership in the future.
I am glad, however, that I gave it a try because there were things that I did enjoy about Grove. It was definitely worth trying, and I really enjoyed those bonus gifts for signing up last year.
So since I’ve experienced Grove for a year, I thought I would answer the question,
“Is Grove worth it?”
Personally, I think it depends….
Grove collaborative might be for you if…
1. You use Brands Like Mrs. Meyers, Seventh Generation, Method, Yes to, Dr. Bonner’s, Honest, ect.
When I got pregnant 5 years ago, I realized the danger of using so many chemicals in my cleaning products. I switched over to using vinegar and baking soda A LOT, and I also made my own laundry detergent and dishwashing detergent.
I still use vinegar for many of my household cleaning, but Grove has been a nice fill in for a few of the cleaning products that I still need to purchase. One of my favorites is Bonami. I use it to clean the toilet, sink, and tub in the bathroom with no chemical smells!
Grove carries a wide assortment of these brands that you may not be able to find in the store. And Mrs. Meyers has some of the best scents, especially during the holidays!
Grove also sells some personal care items. I tried some that personally, I don’t like. They just don’t seem that effective and I even had a reaction to some facial wipes. So, I’ve found that for me, personally, I’ll stick to the drugstore skin products that are fragrance and dye free.
However, if you like to use Yes to, Acure, and Alba personal care products, Grove would be a good fit for you.
2. You Like Getting Things Shipped to Your Front Door
Let’s be SUPER honest here, getting things mailed to your front door is one of life’s greatest joys! amiright?
The Grove team does a careful joy packing up each order and securing the liquid products so that there aren’t any leaks. I’ve always been very happy with how my packages have arrived.
It’s also pretty nice to not have to worry about adding cleaning products to my grocery list. And you can even get diapers, wipes, personal care products, or their new line of paper products (that are tree free)!
3. You Enjoy Free Stuff
Like I said earlier, I purchased Grove for the first time when they were running the holiday sale. I got a ton of free stuff! If you purchase their VIP membership, ($19.99 a year) you get free shipping each month with a minimum of $15 purchase. They also have free items each month when you make a purchase of $59.
Now, those free items are usually small things like multiple purpose wipes or sponges. I have never ordered $59 worth of items from Grove. That just seems like SO much to spend on cleaning products.
However, if you order cleaning products, toilet paper, diapers, vitamins, and facial cleanser, I can totally see how you could spend that much in one order.
4. You Value Excellent Customer Service
Every month, when my order is about to be shipped I get an email from a real person. Her name is Jamie. 🙂
She reminds me that my order is about to be shipped, and I have the option of canceling the order for the month or making changes to my order. Personally, I think Grove does a great job taking care of their customers. I’ve never had an issue.
Grove Collaborative is NOT for you if…
1. You Want Your Items Right Away
Grove only ships orders at scheduled times. You can choose whether you want your shipment every 2 weeks, once a month, or every other month. Shipping usually takes about a week. I’m sure the shipping time depends on where you live. If you are close to them, you might get it sooner.
Let, me tell ya. I LOVE Amazon Prime’s 2 day shipping service and have gotten a little spoiled by it. So, if you are the same way and can’t stand waiting for you dish soap or toilet paper, you may not want to use Grove.
2. You Want the Best Deal
One of Grove’s claims is that they are affordable and that you pay less through them than you would at the store. They even have a percentage that you save next to the price of their items.
Honestly, I don’t think that their prices are the BEST. They are affordable and well priced, but if you are willing to watch the sales at your local stores, you will probably get those items cheaper.
I recently purchased a Mrs. Meyers hand soap at Target for $3.99 (regular price). Then I checked the price for the same soap on Grove. It was $3.89. Only a ten cent difference!
Target will run sales on that soap every once in awhile for $2.50. So Grove is not the best deal.
If you are willing to watch the sales, you could get a better price on a lot of the items that Grove offers.
Also, since I use vinegar so much, I actually save a ton of money on cleaning products. I know several people who use essential oils for cleaning which is considerably less money than the cleaning products at Grove.
3. You Want Completely Clean, Super Healthy Products
Grove says, “All of our products are all-natural, cruelty free, and safe for your family and the environment.”
Let me be very clear here. I’m not an expert when it comes to health products and all natural ingredients. So I think it is very important to do your research.
But just reading the labels on some of the products that Grove sells, you can tell that there are added fragrances to the products. I’m a sucker for good smelling products especially during the holidays. But I’m also careful about the fragrances that I bring in my home and use on my skin and my kid’s skin.
When I purchase lotion and wipes, I always buy the ones that are unscented and dye free. That is very important to me. I can purchase those items at Walmart or Target for relatively inexpensively.
4. You Don’t Check Your Email/Texts
Grove is a reoccurring shipment service. Grove automatically fills your cart with things that you have purchased before and things they think you will enjoy.
If you don’t log in and make changes, you will be shipped and billed for those items! So it is definitely not something to set and forget.
They email and/or text you before your next shipment and give you plenty of warning, but if you forget to make changes, you are out of luck.
I hope this little Grove Collaborative Review has been helpful and given you some good insight as to whether or not it is right for you.
If it sounds at all interesting to you, I say, try it out and get your free goodies for sure! Then decide if you want the VIP membership.
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