So what exactly is a subscription box program?
Michelle Greenwald, contributor to Forbes Magazine sums it up well, in this excerpt from her article, ‘Why Subscription Sample Boxes Are So Effective”.
Subscription sample boxes that run the gamut from early pioneer Birchbox for cosmetics, to ROCKSBOX for what is described as designer jewelry, to BarkBox for dog related products, to QUINCIPLE artisanal, curated, local food products, to naturebox’s interesting, all natural snacks, are a triple win. The best subscription boxes that offer well curated, high quality and novel products are a win for consumers who love the anticipation and feeling of adventure of receiving packages and goody boxes with items that surprise and delight them. More and more, the subscription boxes are providing helpful and interesting lifestyle, editorial content on their websites, like recipe and healthy eating & cooking ideas from QUINCIPLE. ROCKSBOX gives users who try the jewelry for a limited time, the option to purchase what they like for a reasonable price.
To read the full article, ‘Why Subscription Sample Boxes Are So Effective’, click (HERE)
Today we are taking a look at Julep, RocksBox and introducing an all new free box, Daily Goodie Box. If you are interested in learning more on Birchbox or BoodleBox (for tweens) you can read my reviews HERE (Birchbox) | HERE (BoodleBox)
NOTE: Julep and RockBox Reviews are entirely my own. Nothing was gifted or given to me in exchange for these reviews. If you sign up for Julep or RocksBox using a share code link, a small credit is given on my account. The Daily Goodie Box was shipped to me to review and share, and it is free to anyone.
What is it?
I have been a Julep Maven member for 2 years now, so I must like it. Tired of the lack of customization within my Birchbox Subscription (reviewed in this post HERE), though I LOVE their SoHo Flagship store in NYC, I set up a Julep Maven account for my daughter and I to try fun new nail polish colors. I have since tweaked my profile to receive 50% beauty products, and 50% nail polish, as we found we were getting more polishes than we could both use. What I love about Julep is the products are all full size – not samples, and I can customize my box each month before it ships. Meaning, if I want no nail products and prefer an eyeliner and body oil – I can switch it all around. They also provide the option to skip a month, if you are feeling backed up with products or want a break. With each purchase you earn points that can be redeemed for product, whenever you like. The monthly charge for the box is $27.36/month. Note: if you want to customize, you must login to the site during their “Monthly Maven Reveal”, on the 20th of each month to make changes. You have a few days in there to make changes, otherwise your default box, based on your profile that you filled out, will ship to you.
Past Julep Boxes
The double sided eyeliner is just one of my favorite Julep products that can be swapped into your customized box monthly.
They also have a promo going on now where if you sign up, you get this gift for free, which is pretty cool!
RocksBox is a fun. It’s a subscription that keeps me guessing, so much so, I have been a member now going on 2 years.
So what is it?
Rocksbox is a jewelry membership service that exists to make your life easier and more stylish. For $19/month, treat yourself by trying 3 pieces of jewelry at a time with free shipping both ways! You can swap your box out as much or as little as you like. If you choose to keep one or all pieces in the box, a discount is offered toward your purchase along with a $10.00 monthly credit for you to spend each month (the credit expires at the end of each month).
Why I like it.
I get to try loads of different types of jewelry, in as fast of a rotation as I like. Because I swap it out, my jewelry box stays uncluttered. I only purchase pieces I can’t live without. I have discovered some fun pieces that I may not have ever bought. The key is giving honest feedback with each box and keeping your wishlist updated. I do believe the stylists really read your feedback and adjust your next order accordingly. For example, I gave feedback that I preferred pendants over statement necklaces.. now I receive pendants. I also told them, no fish hook earrings..just hoops and studs.
Past RocksBox Boxes
Get your first month free when you use my share code, suzannebff65, when you sign up (HERE)
DAILY GOODIE BOX
If you like getting lots of free stuff in the mail, you may like this box. I’m always up for trying something new, so when Daily Goodie Box reached out to me to try their box, in exchange for a review I said sure. It arrives nicely packaged, with a little note attached, as you see it here.
Here’s a look at what was in my box.
What is Daily Goodie Box?
More than just free samples. They are company that ships goodie boxes to their members for free. The products that they send can be sample size and/or full-size. How frequent and what comes in your goodie box is unknown. However, once you sign up and fill out your profile you will be eligible to receive a box. All they ask is that when you receive a box that you log on to the site and tell them what you think of the products. THAT’S IT! They want to share your reviews with the brands. It is also how you remain eligible to receive more boxes.
There are a zillion Subscription Box programs available these days. My Subscription Addiction published a nice round-up back in November. To read the complete post “Best Subscription Boxes”, including reviews on Stitch Fix, Teen Boxes, Boxes for Crafters and more, click HERE.
Do you subscribe to any Subscription Box Programs?
Is there one you love that you would like to share?
Drop a comment down below, and let us know what you think!
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