Tuesday, October 16, 2012

October Vegan Conscious Box

Conscious box is a subscription service I had been looking at for a while now but never subscribed.  They offer a box full of pure and sustainable products each month.  These boxes contain a wide variety of items from food to beauty products to household goodies.  The price is $12 a month plus $7.95 shipping which makes is $19.95 a month.  They also have a 3 month plan for $56.85 ($18.95 a box) or a 6 month plan for $111.70 (18.61 a box). Honestly the shipping cost is what always prevented me from signing up.  I think it's a mind trick thing because if they said $19.95 a month with free shipping that sounds better than $12 and shipping is $8 which is 2/3 the cost of the box.

I happen to find a deal through Plum District which is website that offers deals on various products.  It's much like Groupon and Living Social. It's completely free to sign up and they send you emails announcing the newest deal they are offering.  I've purchased several deals through Plum District and would highly recommend signing up! The deal was $20 for 3 months of their new vegan conscious box plus $7.95 shipping per box.  Basically I paid $43.85 for 3 months making it $14.62 a box and saved $16.  I figured for $15 it was worth trying.

The good:

Variety: You get a wide variety of items and the box was packed!

Vegan: If your vegan the vegan box is great for you.

The not so good:

The price: It's on the high side for subscription boxes but I would consider this a specialty box for sure.

Skip: Currently no option to skip a month

Vegan goodies!

Contents of box w/retail price listed:

1 oz. Green Tara super green kale chips. Value = $3.50 (2 oz. $6.99) - I love kale chips but I didn't care much for these, they were a little too green for me. 

3 Tea Forte tea bags in honey yuzi, cucumber mint and cherry marzipan. Value = $0.38/ea (16 bags $6.00)

Bambooee Reusable Bamboo Towel. Value = $1.00

Barre Bar in ballerina spirulina. Value = $2.50 - Didn't care much for this, never really like the taste of spirulina

.07 oz. Suntegrity face sunscreen with primer. Value = $1.89 (1.7 oz. $45.00)

Dark Angell candy bar. Value = $1.79 (12 ct. $21.49) - delicious!

pack of 2 Eco-Dent gum. Value = $0.33 (12 pcs $1.99)

2 brushings Eco-Dent toothpaste. Value = $0.08/ea (2 oz./ up to 200 brushings $7.79)

Bodycare Cafe sugar scrub. Value = ?? - I couldn't find a price on this because it's a new business and their website won't be online until November.

1 serving Pure Matters chocolate protein mix. Value = $1.33 (30 serving container $39.95)

V-Dog for pooch and planet dog food sample. Value = $0.75 (5lb. bag $14.00)

Earth Balance Grooming Wipe for dogs. Value = $0.25

Earth Balance patmeal & aloe Shampoo for dogs. Value = $1.29

The value of my vegan conscious box is $15.93.  To recap the regular price of this box is $19.95. The value is probably a dollar or 2 more because of the sugar scrub.  Once again there is wide variety of stuff to try in this box even dog items this time.  I am totally ok with the dog items since I have a dog but I wonder how people without dogs will feel about it.

Verdict: This is a great little box!

**I am not any type of sponsor paid or unpaid for Conscious Box.  I purchase these subscriptions myself.

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