Wednesday, October 30, 2013

October Escape Monthly - Hawaii Box

Escape Monthly is a fairly new subscription box this. It combines two things I love which are traveling and luxury products. Escape Monthly ships every month and includes full size luxury products, travel guides, secret tips and special offers. Each box has a destination theme and every month one lucky member will win a vacation to the destination.  The price of this box is $49.95 a month with shipping included. Right now they are running a deal. If you use code YOURESCAPE you will receive 20% for life. This means the monthly box will cost $39.95 a month instead of $49.95.

This box is available in the US only and ships from Lake Oswego, Oregon. 

The good:

Products: You get full size products from the region of that month. 

Referrals: The have an ambassador program that pays you via paypal for members you refer. 

Travel: They give away a trip every month to the destination. There is a card in one box each month telling you if you've won. 

Info cards: These are so important and theirs is fantastic. It includes product info and price as well as info about the destination. 

The not so good:

Skip: So far I can't find anything on skipping.  

Price: The price is quite high for a monthly box.




Hawaii Escape Box. 
Contents of box with retail value: 

Tub & Scrub Hawaiian Bath Salts in Oregon Rain. Value = $10.00

Gentle Scrub Facial Buff. Value = $7.00 - I would disagree with the value on this. I have seen these for no more than $3.00

Seashell Lei. Value = $5.99 - I've been to Hawaii a couple of times and you can get these all day long for a $1.00

Hawaiian Host Dark chocolate covered macadamias. Value = $2.00 - These are always delicious!

.5 oz. Honey Girl Organics Face & Eye Cream Value = $9.11

Small sample Honey Girl Organics Night Creme. Value = $3.10??

Big Island of Hawaii Travel Guide. Value = $17.99

Ola Tropical Apothecary Pikake Body Butter. Value = $10.00

1.75 oz. Personal Paradise Coconut Lime Body Lotion. Value = $1.88

Royal Hawaiian Orchards Papaya Lime Macadamia Crunch. Value = $4.15 - I thought this was delicious. Almost like cereal but with yummy mac nuts. 

2 oz. Artisan Salt Co. Alaea Hawaiian Sea Salt. Value = $3.75

Tiesta Tea Maui Mango. Value = $7.99

Slice of Ostara Organics Lilac and Lillies Soap. Value = $1.00 - I think this may have been an extra for posting an instagram picture. 

The total value of this box is $83.96 but I would say it's more like $75.00.  I noticed that on the brochure the prices listed didn't match the sizes of the item send. For example the Face & Eye Creme was listed at $62. The jar is quite small for that amount so I went to the company website and they don't have any size jar that matches that price but they did have a 1.75 oz. jar for $30.99. I had to do some research to get the correct pricing on. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with all these travel guides. We are thinking about going to Hawaii in the near future but we are for sure going to Alaska but I don't see an Alaska box in the near future. I will enjoy using the bath salts, lotions and soap. I thought the macadamia crunch was very good and of course chocolate covered macadamia nuts are always delicious. The tea looks interesting. It's looks like dried fruit more than tea.

Verdict: The Escape Monthly box is still high on one of my favorite boxes list.  Next month the box escapes to Vermont - That could be a fun trip

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