Thrive on Black Friday 2015

Today is the day!!

The BLACK FRIDAY sale at THRIVE is well underway and there are DEALS galore to be had! Take a look at the deal sheet for Black Friday below, and then visit my site to order. There are also some packages that can be ordered only through me, so if you have interest in some great meat packages, fruit or veggie variety packs, or even a smokin’ years supply package for your family, you can call or text me at 801-367-1607 or email me at

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I hope you’ve all had a spectacular holiday and made lots of unforgettable memories with your loved ones! I pulled out a new game that I had been saving for Christmas and my kiddos have had loads of fun with it.

You know how to reach me if there’s anything I can help you with!

Happy Thanksgiving weekend, and welcome to the holiday season!

Thrive: A BIG DEAL Sale!! Save $$!

Big news on the horizon! Thrive just announced a big sale April 9-20…and it’s gonna be BIG! Starts on Thursday!

All the Thrive Life products are going to be on sale and many of the Food Storage Rotation units (shelves) and emergency equipment, too!



You can look at all the sale items on my BIG DEAL page, but you must be logged in to see the sale prices on the picker page.

**If you order through me directly by phone (801-367-1607) or email (click on the “Contact Me” tab above), you can get 10% of your total in free product and possible some 1/2 off goodies, so contact me to earn some awesome free stuff!

Cyber Monday & Free Gift

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend filled with family and friends, good food and good memories! We had a great time, and I even had some opportunities to experiment with Thrive foods, that I’m excited to tell you about in the coming weeks.

The sale is winding down…there are only 14 hours left…the sale ends at midnight tonight MST.
Here are a few of my favorite picks….some for the pantry, and some for gift giving….you really can’t go wrong with a gift of preparedness.

Items I use in my kitchen almost every day:
Tomato Powder: I no longer purchase cans of tomato sauce or tomato paste, for a couple of different reasons. First, the cans are lined with BPA which interacts with the acidity in the tomatoes. No bueno. Second, here at my altitude, cans of tomato sauce can bulge within a couple of months simply because of the high altitude, but not necessarily because they’re bad….but it’s not a chance I can take, and used to throw away lots of tomato sauce. Now, I don’t have that problem, or the problem of only needing a tablespoon or two of tomato paste from a 6 ounce can. I can mix up what I need, when I need it. Definitely one of my favorites.

Sausage Crumbles: Already cooked, and drained, these little firecrackers of flavor are at the top of my favs list. I throw them in soup, in our omelets, in bolognese sauce….there’s a whole lot of flavor, so a little packs a punch.

Chopped Onions, freeze dried: no more crying, no more chopping, no more nicked fingers. These are such a time saver (and an eye saver) in my kitchen. Plus, I love that I can assign one of my younger kids to cook and they can do it without using a knife.

Raspberries: Thrive fruits have so many uses in my kitchen. I like to throw some in a jar with lemon balm from the garden and let it sit in the sun for a few hours, for a delicious and refreshing sun tea. I used them in my Raspberry Sauce for my Buttermilk Pie on Thanksgiving, AND I used them to make a great, healthy jello dessert. I am not a fan of jello…the red food coloring and artificial flavors…yuck. So I experimented for Thanksgiving (I know…a no-no) and made a jello using ground and whole berries, knox gelatin and apple juice…it was a home run…everybody loved it. I’ll be sharing that recipe with you in the coming weeks.

Instant Brown Rice
Instant Pinto Beans
Greek Yogurt Bites
Instant Milk Powder

A gift of preparedness is a gift of peace of mind. Here are some great ideas for those you love:
Thrive Life Auto Emergency Kit
Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System Single AND 4 PACK
Heavy Duty 5-gallon Water Container
Camp Chef Portable Outdoor Stove
(which according to the extension service can also be used INDOORS with a window cracked for ventilation)
Crank Can Opener
Solar Crank Lantern


You can order any of the above mentioned by going to my website:, OR by calling or texting 801-367-1607, OR by emailing me at

There are also a few unadvertised specials you may be interested in. These aren’t available on the website and can be purchased only by ordering through me.



And now, news about your free gift! All subscribers to the Essential Homemaker newsletter will be receiving in their inbox a free gift, perfect for gift giving and for having on hand this time of year. If you are a subscriber, watch for it…it’s on it’s way! If you’re not yet a subscriber, go HERE to be added to the list, and I’ll be sending out your gift in the next day or so.


Thanks so much for all your support, through Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and today, Cyber Monday. I hope you enjoy your holiday season, and may you feel the blessings of making peace and preparedness a part of everyday life.


Jenn Camargo (801)367-1607


Thrive Life BLACK FRIDAY Sale Announced!

teh-BF14PONDuring the BLACK FRIDAY sale, EVERYTHING at Thrive Life will be on sale. But some things will be ROCKIN’ the sale. You can visit this page HERE to see all the items listed by category with the sale price, but you won’t be able to check out using this page until the sale goes live to the general public on the 28th of November-BLACK FRIDAY, so you’ll want to contact me to get your order in early, for best selection!
Here are my picks for the best deals during the Thrive Life BLACK FRIDAY sale!

#10 Cans:

Blackberries: reg. $37.99 SALE $18.99, a savings of $19
Blueberries: reg $44.99 SALE $31.49, a savings of $13.41
Organic Raspberries: reg. $45.89 SALE $29.89, a savings of $16
Strawberry Slices: reg. $28.49 SALE $17.09, a savings of $11.40
Broccoli: reg. $25.49 SALE $15.29, a savings of $10.20
Chopped Spinach: reg $33.19 SALE $23.29, a savings of $9.90
Chopped Chicken: reg $57.99 SALE $43.49, a savings of $14.50
Ground Beef (Hamburger): reg. $61.99 SALE $46.49, a savings of $15.50
Sausage Crumbles: reg. $58.99 SALE $44.29, a savings of $14.70
Shredded Colby Cheese: reg. $53.99 SALE $37.79, a savings of $16.20

Special Packs: (6 #10 cans)

Pasta Pack: (2 ea. Rainbow Farfalle Pasta, Egg Noodle Pasta, and Whole Grain Penne Pasta) reg. $50.94 SALE $38.29, a savings of $12.65
Hot Cereal Pack: (2 ea. Nine Grain Cracked Cereal, Germade, and Quick Oats) reg. $52.74 SALE $39.59, a savings of $13.15
Blackberries: reg. $216.59 SALE $108.19, a savings of $108.40
: reg. $256.49 SALE $179.39, a savings of $77.10
Organic Raspberries: reg. $261.59 SALE $170.29, a savings of $91.30
Strawberry Slices: reg. $162.39 SALE $97.39, a savings of $65.00
Broccoli: reg. $145.29 SALE $87.09, a savings of $58.20
Chopped Spinach: reg. $189.19 SALE $132.69, a savings of $56.50
Chopped Chicken: reg. $330.59 SALE $247.79, a savings of $82.80
Ground Beef: reg. $353.39 SALE $264.89, a savings of $88.50
Sausage Crumbles: reg. $336.29 SALE $252.39, a savings of $83.90
Shredded Colby Cheese: reg. $262.19 SALE $183.39, a savings of $78.80

Storage Options:
Harvest 72″ #10: reg. $459.99 SALE $249.99, a savings of $210.00
Bucket Shelf: reg. $159.99 SALE $79.99, a savings of $80.00
Cansolidator Pantry: reg. $44.99 SALE $19.99, a savings of $25.00

Emergency Supplies:
Seychelle Water Filtration Pump: reg. $49.99 SALE $24.99, a savings of $25.00
Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System: reg. $29.99 SALE $19.99, a savings of $10.00
Thrive Life Auto Emergency Kit: reg. $64.99 SALE $44.99, a savings of $20.00

1 Year Supply Packages
Basic 1 Year Freeze-Dried & Dehydrated Food Supply: reg. $2728.31 SALE $2,250.39, a savings of $477.92
Supreme 1 Year Freeze-Dried & Dehydrated Food Supply: reg. $5,248.90 SALE $4,329.19, a savings of $919.71

Pre-Orders will be taken beginning TODAY through November 26th. All pre-orders will be entered into a drawing for a FREE #10 can of the brand new Mashed Potatoes (100% Idaho Potatoes, no additives, preservatives, or anything else) OR a pantry can of the new Spiced Apple Cider Mix. Quantities are limited, so it’s best to pre-order.

Regular sales will be November 28th through December 1st at 11:59 PM MST.

Wanna know the best way to get the absolute very best deals during this BLACK FRIDAY sale?

blackfridaysalesflyer Call 801-367-1607 or email
jenn (AT) theEssentialHomemaker (dot) com
to order!

Thrive: May Specials & New Products

My goodness, it’s already the 6th of May! Is anyone else’s head spinning?


I just wanted to tell you about the Thrive May Specials, and a smokin’ deal, and some new products that I’m really excited about.

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The Q-pon item this month is the Freeze Dried Red Bell Peppers. You can get this price through your Q, or by ordering through me.

Also on sale are the Sliced Strawberries and the Strawberry Yogurt bites, both fantastic in things like Summer Porridge or Instant Oatmeal Mix.

tomato-powderYou will also want to RUN RIGHT NOW and buy some of the Thrive Tomato Powder. I have to tell you, I was skeptical. I’ve used other company’s tomato powder before and it was awful tasting and not easy to use at all. Basically a waste. So I have to admit I was nervous to try the Thrive Tomato Powder the first time….but now I use it EVERY time. I don’t even buy canned anymore. Not only can I avoid the BPA lined cans, but at the altitude I live at, it takes a very short storage time (a year or less) for a can to start bulging, or to spurt when opened, and then I just have to throw it away, even though it’s probably just pressure from the altitude, but who can tell for sure, so I have to toss it. (Yes, 2014 winner for world’s longest run-on sentence!) I use it for tomato paste, tomato sauce….for a little tomato flavor in things. It is that good. And on sale. Score!

And because I’m so nice, I’m even going to include a little recipe this month for Red Enchilada Sauce. You’ll looove it. You’ll try it and be like, “I don’t know what I ever saw in that canned stuff.” And it uses the Thrive Tomato Powder….which is on sale…..

10294472_10152047958637175_990341627502366519_nDuring May Thrive is running an unadvertised special on the Harvest 72 #10. It holds 112 #10 cans (I’m drooling, I apologize). The shelf is 72 inches high, 24.5 inches deep and 36.5 inches wide.  Each track holds 7, gallon sized cans. It’s regularly….$459.99…yeah. BUT it’s on sale through May for $225. Uh-huh. I gotta get me one of these bad boys. This special is only available through me, so call me (801-367-1607) or email jenn {at} theEssentialHomemaker {dot} com.

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And last but not least (so so so excited about this one!!!) Thrive has announced a couple of new products this month. In addition to the fabulous Thrive Garden Seeds Kit, they now are offering the Sprouting Kit  (This kit comes with everything you need to start growing your own sprouts, including equipment for 3 different sprouting methods so you can choose what works for you) and the Melon Seeds, and they also have a refill package of sprouting seeds. These are all non-hybrid, non-GMO goodies. I know what you’re thinking……NO WAY! And so I say…….YES way. Now, if you read my blog (please say you read my blog…pretty please) you know I’m passionate about my sprouts and I find them to be the perfect food and am even more entranced by the idea of being able to create fresh produce on my kitchen counter, any time of the year. This is GOLD! You can check out my post on sprouts and find some tips on sprouting, but you can also use the handy guide.

That is just a quick overview of my favorite specials and newbies this month. Check out the whole shebang by clicking on the May Specials image.
I hope you have a wonderful month filled with May flowers! And lots of gardening….if you like that thing.

Leave me a comment and tell me what new product or special YOU are most excited about!

Thrive Giveaway: New Cookie Dough & Thrive Guide

I attended the Thrive Life Unleash Your Dreams 2014 Convention earlier this month. It was full of inspiration and motivation and I’m so glad I went.

thriveguide-webOne new thing they announced is the new Thrive Guide. SO.COOL. It lists every item and gives great tips and tricks and ideas for using them. It has recipes, conversion charts, re-hydration tips and more. It’s amazing. And it’s on sale through May! 50% off now through the end of May.

Or you can get it free. Yes, I said FREE!

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Another newby is the new Smart Start: Taste of Thrive. From the website: A Taste of THRIVE helps you start using THRIVE in the meals your family already loves. It comes with some of our most convenient, delicious, and time-saving THRIVE products, plus all the tools you need to start using them in your favorite meals right away. You’ll cut down meal prep, waste less, and eat healthier in no time! A Taste of Thrive is a fantastic option for your Thrive Q. It has three different packages that you can receive once a month for $100, a significant savings over the retail price AND entitles you to receive the Q CLUB membership for free. All KINDS of free going on in here! Not only that, but 5% of all Thrive’s profits go to their charity Thriving Nations which teaches better agricultural practices to people in developing countries. Click on the link to find out more about this fantastic charity.

And it comes with a FREE Thrive Guide, along with a super selection of products to start using Thrive in  your everyday cooking.

And MORE new stuff….there’s a new BAKERY LINE! Bread dough mixes, cookie dough mixes, cornbread mix….and YEAST. Thrive is well on it’s way to covering all the bases. And delicious, too. At our convention, I got the chance to taste ALL of the new products and they are fantastic. In fact, they’re so fantastic that I wanted to give away one of the new Vanilla Sugar Cookie Dough mixes to one lucky winner. You’ll love this cookie dough…super versatile and easy to use.

And I think I’ll throw in a Thrive Guide, too. Yeah.

So use the Rafflecopter entry form below to enter to win. Giveaway runs from 12:01 AM April 25, 2014 through 11:59 PM May 1, 2014.

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Good luck! I don’t know about you, but I can’t WAIT to see who wins!

Thrive: March Madness Case Sale!


The Thrive March Madness Case Sale begins tomorrow, March 18th, and runs through March 25th. It’s a BIG ONE…not only are cases deeply discounted, but EVERYTHING is on sale! Woohoo!


Here are a few of my favorites:

Save $90 + per case
Ground Beef—Freeze Dried

Save 80+ per case
Turkey—Freeze Dried

Save $60+ per case
Red Seedless Grapes—Freeze Dried
Beef Dices—Freeze Dried
Egg Whites
Sausage Crumbles—Freeze Dried
Chopped Chicken—Freeze Dried
Shredded Cheddar cheese—Freeze Dried
Broccoli—Freeze Dried
Pineapple—Freeze Dried
Vanilla Yogurt—Freeze Dried

Other great deals:

Cornmeal $24+ case savings
Instant Pinto Beans $29+ case savings
Instant Red Beans $40 case savings
Broccoli–Freeze Dried $53+ case savings
Sweet Corn–Freeze Dried $28+ case savings

You can find out more by going to my March Madness page. From this page you can easily select items by category and place your order, or you can contact me at 801-367-1607 or at jenn AT theEssentialHomemaker dOt com.

Sale begins tomorrow so get yourself to my March Madness page and get ready!

Thrive: BETTER than Black Friday Case Sale!

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As with all of Thrive’s sales, quantities are limited and available while supplies last, so you have a couple of options. You can visit my Thrive Life Store and place your order starting at 12:01 am on March 18, 2014, OR you can email (jenn AT theEssentialHomemaker DOT com) or phone (801-367-1607) in your PRE-ORDER. Be sure to include your Name, contact into (including phone), items (including item #), sizes (Pantry Can or #10 Can), and quantities.

The March Case Madness Sale surpasses the great deals we had in November at our Black Friday sale, and with tax refunds rolling in, it’s the perfect time to stock up on essentials for your HomeStore.