Tuesday, September 4, 2012

August Blissmo Box

The Blissmo box is a monthly subscription service geared toward organic & eco products that are described as safer and better for you.  Each month they offer different boxes which vary based on themes or seasons. They offer various pricing structures depending monthly, 6 months or yearly.  The base price is always $19 but for monthly subscriptions add $5.95 shipping for 6 months subscriptions add $2.95 shipping and for yearly subscriptions shipping is free.  The company advertises that you will receive between $19-$40 worth of items for your $19-24.95. I've received 5 boxes ranging from $22.21-$32.79 in value.

Each month they send you an email with a choice of 2-3 boxes to pick from.  I've never had an issue of them running out of the box I want but I always pick the same day I get the email.  The July choices were Skin 'n' Hair Care, Lunchbox Snacks and Pristine & Clean.  Since I receive other health and beauty boxes and food sounded more fun than cleaning I picked Lunchbox snacks.  

Another cool thing Blissmo has been doing is offering boxes on their facebook page.  They sell the boxed for $19.95 with free shipping, it's a one time purchase with no membership required.  They don't always have boxes available but it's worth checking out if you want a box but don't want to commit. 

The good:

Like trying new things but not sure what to try? This is a good way to start trying new products without being overwhelmed or spending a bunch of money. 

Variety: They offer different theme boxes, not just food.  I've even seen some that had items for baby in them. 

Pricing: The company changed their pricing structure.  If you plan on subscribing yearly they give you free shipping. 

Information: They include a card with information about the company and their products.  Also on the card they list the value of each item received, I really appreciate this. 

The not so good: 

Skip a month? Yes, you can skip a month but they still charge you.  So if you skip May you will still be charged but you won't be charged again until you use that credit.  If you're skipping the month in order to save money this doesn't work.  The good part of it is if none of the boxes appeal to you then you aren't forced to waste the money so that's good.  I just think it would be easier for the customer to have the option to skip the month and not be charged. 

This is a picture of what the select your box email looks like.  They don't tell you what's in the box but give you little descriptions.  Through the email you click to their site and select your box. They send the emails mid-month and give you about a week to decide.

contents of box with retail price listed:

6 oz. Fruit Bliss Figs. Value $4.79 - These are cherimoya figs which are lighter in color than the mission figs.  the nice thing about these is they are re-hydrated with water so they are dried but not really.  make sense?  bottom line is they were tasty - but I'm also a fan of figs.

2pk of Lucy's Chocolate Chip Cookies Value = $0.80

1 bag of Plentils Sea Salt Crunchy Lentil Chips. Value = $1.29 - ever had a bugle snack?  This is what these taste like only they are much healthier for you.  I thought they were pretty good and would've had no idea it was made of lentils. 

package of Fiona's Cinnamon Almond granola Value = $1.80

4 oz Peter Rabbit Organic Apple & Grape fruit pouch. Value = $1.79

1.4 oz. Nature Crop bar with Quinoa, Almonds & Dark Chocolate. Value = $2.59

5.5 oz. bag of Sun Ridge Farms Sesame sticks. Value = $2.65

1 oz. bag of Artisan snacks goggi beef jerky. Value = $4.99 - very good jerky.  It started off sweet and then had a little spice at the end.  My only complaint was they boyfriend got to it before me so I only got a little piece. 

The total value of my box is $20.70.  I'm happy with this especially since I am a yearly member and pay $19 a month.  I think this box was full of yummy snacks that I can't wait to try. 

Verdict: Blissmo box is a handy-dandy box.  Lots of variety and I haven't been disappointed yet. 

I am not any type of sponsor paid of unpaid for Blissmo.  I purchase these subscriptions myself. 

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