Group Buy FAQ
When is Group Buy?
Our Annual Group Buy is usually held once a year in the fall. Sometimes, we run a limited Group Buy in the spring.
The exact date will always be shown on the Group Buy Home Page.
If specific dates are not shown, it's because we don't know the date yet. Get notified about the next Group Buy date by Subscribing to our email newsletter.
All newsletter subscribers will find out when Group Buy, our biggest sale kicks off, and get other important updates and real-world tips to help you opt-out of a toxic life, and live healthier and happier.
- How do I join Group Buy?
How does Group Buy work?
Our Group Buy shop works much like our regular shop. The main difference is that we offer different items at larger quantities and special prices for a few months each year, and our shipping process is different.
The GreenSmoothieGirl Group Buy is an annual buying opportunity to get extraordinary prices on most GreenSmoothieGirl items (our biggest sale of the year!) — and extraordinary prices on other healthy, whole-food items for your pantry and long-term food storage.
We arrange these great deals by purchasing large quantities from, and maintaining good relationships with our whole foods suppliers, which enables us to get low prices and share them with our community. We only charge enough to cover our shipping costs. It’s part of our mission of health.
- Do I have to be in a Group Buy buying club?
What products are available in Group Buy this year?
Group Buy items are listed in the Group Buy Shop when the shop is open.
Group Buy offers a selection of healthy, whole foods for your pantry and food storage. The idea is to stock up for the year.
Why aren’t we offering more items during Group Buy in recent years?
Due to the current economic climate and circumstances beyond our control, we’re offering a limited amount of items during Group Buy moving forward.
You can still stock up and save on truly raw almonds; fresh, shelled walnuts and pecans; and delicious, raw honey. Our fall group buy also features Buy 2 Get 1 for GreenSmoothieGirl products (the best deal we do all year).
Will I be charged sales tax for my Group Buy order?
Sales tax is determined by the laws of the state being shipped to. Sales tax will be calculated automatically when you place an order.
How much is shipping for my Group Buy order?
Shipping is free for GreenSmoothieGirl Brand items. Shipping for other items will be calculated by location and weight. Shipping is free for orders of 1,000 lbs or more within the contiguous United States.
Click Calculate Shipping to see shipping costs before submitting your order.
When will Group Buy orders be delivered?
Shipping times are always shown on the Group Buy Home Page.
In general, items will likely ship from different locations at different times. This enables us to get the best pricing by ordering in bulk. Don't be alarmed if your shipment comes separated in packages by several weeks.
We realize some items can take a while to arrive, but this is how we secure good pricing on these products!
We will send email notification with tracking info to the email address you provide with your order. If the shipping confirmation email contains a note that your order is shipping via freight, you may be contacted by the delivery company to schedule a delivery time.
A variety of factors can affect Group Buy shipping time frames. Please do not inquire about shipment of your order unless you have received a shipping confirmation with tracking information that indicates a problem.
Group Buy is not designed for fast delivery.
We do not guarantee expedient shipping and do not recommend using Group Buy for time-sensitive orders, but we diligently process orders in the order they are received. Please be patient and be prepared to receive multiple shipments, especially if you have a large order.
If you have questions, please contact Customer Support.
Will all the items from my Group Buy order ship together?
Group Buy items are likely to ship from different locations at different times. See When Will Group Buy Orders Be Delivered
I received a shipment notification for almonds or walnuts from Group Buy, so why hasn't my order shipped yet?
When we create shipping labels for almond and walnut orders, a shipment notification is sent. This notification does not mean your order has been shipped, just that the shipping label was created. You can check the tracking number to see your order status. Once your order has shipped, you will be able to track its location. When will Group Buy orders be delivered?
Do you ship Group Buy items outside of the United States?
At this time, we only ship GSG Group Buy products to addresses within the contiguous United States. Nuts and honey ship to addresses within the continental United States.
Our Canadian customers can order products from the GreenSmoothieGirl shop year round.
International customers can purchase books, recipes, and educational materials in digital format. International Products Collection
Our two most popular wellness programs are available in digital format.
Can I pick up my Group Buy order?
Local pick-up is not currently offered for Group Buy items. All orders are shipped.
What is the return policy for Group Buy items?
Due to the extraordinary prices and the nature of the Group Buy, items cannot be returned unless you receive damaged or incorrect items.
In the event your Group Buy order is missing, incorrect or arrives damaged, every order is covered by ROUTE shipping insurance. Details to file a claim are emailed upon completion of the order.
Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Is there a minimum Group Buy order?
No. But quantity varies by item.
For example, most bulk items are 25 lbs. You cannot buy less than 25 lbs, unless you split an order with friends or join a buying group. Use the Group Buy Forum to try connecting with a buying group in your area.
Can I buy less than 25 lbs? I want Group Buy items, but not in such large quantities.
To be able to offer such extraordinary prices, we cannot sell in smaller volumes. If you are hoping to buy smaller quantities, you can use the Group Buy Forum to try connecting with a buying group in your area.
Group Buy is designed to give you larger amounts of healthy, whole foods, so you can stock up for the year. You can store the items properly and take out smaller amounts as you need them.
Can I pay by check or money order for my Group Buy order?
We currently do not accept check payment. We accept are all major credit cards.
Can I add to my Group Buy order later?
Unfortunately, we cannot add to an order that has been already placed, but you are welcome to place a second order.
Note to group coordinators from Robyn: I personally order extra of popular items when I coordinate a group, because I always have people come to me after ordering closes. It’s up to you whether you want to risk having excess items. If you find yourself in that predicament, you can offer the leftover items to your group. As my group has grown, I’m able to take that risk because someone will always buy the extras.
Is it legal to buy unpasteurized almonds?
Yes, it is legal to buy unpasteurized almonds. However, it's not possible for most people to find unpasteurized almonds. Since 2007, California requires all almonds to be pasteurized. The "raw" almonds you see at retail stores just means they aren't roasted.
This Group Buy gives the GreenSmoothieGirl community a way to buy truly raw, unpasteurized almonds that taste delicious for an amazing price.
The almonds in this Group Buy are frozen instead of fumigated, and are completely unpasteurized.