Product Review – Subscription Boxes

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The holidays will soon be upon us and many of us have those “hard to buy for” relatives and friends on our list. A great option might be to buy them a subscription box. Subscription boxes are the gift that keeps on giving because they offer multiple options from the one-time box to an annual subscription. I for one, love to receive “surprise” packages in the mail and look forward to the seasonal subscription box I receive from my FabFitFun membership.

FabFitFun

FabFitFun offers seasonal subscription boxes filled with items from the beauty, wellness, fashion, and fitness categories. Your subscription options include the “Seasonal” subscription for $49.99 per box, or, the “Annual” subscription for $179.99 for one year.

With both subscriptions you will receive perks including; access to FFF TV, add-ons, edit sale, and exclusive offers. The difference is that with an annual subscription you also have the option to customize some of the items you’ll receive in your seasonal box.

What is FFF TV? FFF TV features workout videos, cooking tutorials and in-depth information about some of their seasonal box items.

Edit sales and add-ons are exclusive sales available to members where you can choose products for up to 70% off the retail prices. The add-on sales are offered prior to the release of the next seasonal box and consist of products from their past boxes and some new items as well.

Do they offer trial memberships? Yes. Occasionally existing members will receive an email offering them the opportunity to invite their friends and family to a free trial. When your friend or relative receives their invite from you they will have 7 days to act on it. If they accept the offer, they will then have 21 days to try the offer before they are renewed at the seasonal price of $49.99. They will be reminded prior to the renewal so they will still have the option to cancel the subscription before the billing.

Mickey Mickey Monthly? This monthly subscription service “brings the Disney Parks to you.” Prices range from $13.95 per month to $75.00 per month. There is also an option to purchase a digital gift card for $25.00 – $500.00 per month if you just can’t decide which box subscription to choose. Keep reading for some of the awesome subscription boxes available.

The “Original Series”, includes a mix of licensed Disney and Branded Partners products. The “Theme Park Edition” features products from Walt Disney World. The “Pin Edition” includes new, authentic Disney Trading pins. The “Snack Edition” includes authentic snacks from Disney Parks. There is also a “Single Purchase” option for those who are not interested in an annual subscription.

Each option offers sub-offers which include a free Mickey Travel Club Membership as well as free personal shopping discounts and a “cancel anytime” option. Some of the offers also have the “skip-a-month” option.

Cratejoy

If you’re looking for a plethora of options, Cratejoy is definitely the place for you. Their website boasts that they offer “subscription boxes for everyone” and from what I’ve seen, I believe it. They have subscription boxes for men, women and children as well as specific interests such as pet lovers, gamers, arts & craft lovers, beauty, employee recognition and fitness. You name it, they probably offer it. If you sign up with Cratejoy now you can take advantage of their 30% discount off of your first box on participating boxes.

Not interested in a subscription box? You could opt for a gift card from Gift Card Granny instead

For those who have never heard of Gift Card Granny, this is a one-stop shop to purchase and sell gift cards. Started in 2009, this website offers discounted gift cards from famous brands such as Outback Steakhouse, DoorDash, Walmart, Lowe’s, GameStop and many more. They also have a “Love Local” section where you enter your zip code to see if there are any local businesses offering gift certificates or cards for purchase (if you know of a local business and they don’t appear as an option, by all means, tell them about this site so they can participate in this program). As an added plus, you can earn reward points for purchases you make once you register on the Gift Card Granny site. While you’re there don’t forget to check out the “Granny’s Secret Deals” section where they provide information on things such as a list of items eligible for Target gift cards with purchase(s) from Target, special discounts on cards for example; $100 Build-A-Bear gift cards for $80, and much more.

Overall Rating

Based on variety as well as pricing options, I would rate subscription boxes with 5 stars.

As I have not yet tried the Gift Card Granny website to purchase gift cards, I can only offer my opinion on the variety of brands that are offered as well as the discounted pricing. Based on that criteria, I would give this option a 5-star rating as well.

Conclusion

With all of the subscription box and gift card options that are available these days there really is no reason for you to be stumped when it comes to what to get for that person who “has everything.” Check out the websites for the subscription boxes and Gift Card Granny by clicking on the “green” text.

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4 thoughts on “Product Review – Subscription Boxes”

  1. What a great idea, subscription boxes! It’s like theme boxes where the one who receives the box with a unique code in it can then choose one of the many options. I love them, and as you say, they make a great gift.

    They are versatile, come for everyone’s interest. I also see it as a growing market in times of covid where many people shy away from buying physical.

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  2. Thank you very much for this post. Subscription box services  have become a unique and creative way to treat yourself or someone else  to a box full of surprises centered around many fun themes.  The only   problem is that most subscription box services only offer very specific   products.  Cratejoy looks to solve this problem by working with numerous suppliers.   Now, no matter what your interests  are, Cratejoy has something to offer for everyone.

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    • Thank you for commenting.  I too am happy that there’s a company that offers multiple options when it comes to subscription boxes.  You might say they thought “outside the box” :).  

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