You know those little Facebook ads that are always on the side of your Newsfeed? Rarely do I ever click on one, but I saw something called Cravebox, looked kinda cool, so I thought I would check it out. SO glad I did.
It is basically a monthly “discovery service” that you subscribe to for $10 a month. Each month you get a box delivered by FedEx with a few products to try. Some are sample sized but some are full-sized. The $10 also includes the cost of shipping. And for the size of the box, at least half of that cost has got to go to shipping. We all know shipping is not cheap.
They offer monthly subscriptions as well as Limited Edition boxes. The first run of subscriptions went well and they opened up more slots. You just sign up at www.cravebox.com to join. You can also opt in for the “lottery” of spots for the Limited Edition boxes. You decide what categories you would be interested in and they will contact you if you get a spot.
I received my first box last month. I was shocked at the size of the box – much bigger than I thought it would be. There was a full size Shea Sugar Body Scrub in Coconut Lime, a sample of Lipton’s new Tea & Honey, a sample of dried plums, a nice sized sample of Intense Repair cream, and a sample of chocolates. Here is the full low down with purchasing links from their site: http://www.cravebox.com/subscription-boxes.htm
The body scrub alone was worth the $10. I love the smell, and it is the perfect consistency – not too dry and coarse, but not too runny.
The chocolates – truffles by Guylian – were also yummy. A little high in calories for my daily intake, but a nice treat.
I have yet to try the Repair Cream. I left it for my husband who always has really dry skin.
My kids seem to enjoy the dried plums.
The biggest surprise? The Lipton Tea & Honey. I am NOT an iced tea drinker. Especially green tea. But this iced tea is SO good I have been drinking it every day! I have tried 2 of the flavors and Mango Pineapple is my favorite. I now crave it – which is kinda fitting since I got it in my Cravebox.
I was so delighted with all of the great samples. I cannot wait for this month’s!!!
(so you know, I was not compensated for this review. I pay $10 just like the rest of you.)