Friday, November 29, 2013

November Escape Monthly - Vermont Box

Escape Monthly combines two things I love which are traveling and getting treasures in the mail. Escape Monthly ships every month and includes full size 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 on their website where you can get 20% off the price of the box 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.

Vermont Escape Box. 

Contents of box with retail value: 

Belle Savon Peppermint Lavender Shea Butter. Value = $4.00

2 oz. Distler's Maple Pretzels. Value = $2.00

4 piece Lake Champlain Vermont Chocolates. Value = $6.00 - Tasty little chocolates and there is even dark chocolate in the box. 

Moon Books Vermont Travel Guide. Value = $16.99

Nature's Mysteries Twilight Face Cream. Value = $20.00

True North Granola Snack Pack. Value = $3.00

Way Out Wax Escentual Love Tea Lights. Value = $3.99 - I'm not sure about this. It has patchouli in it which I don't care for at all. 

Whisper Hill Olive Oil Soap. Value = $4.95

Quinn Vermont Maple & Sea Salt Popcorn. Value = $5.00 - I love this popcorn, I was excited to see this in the box. 

The total value of this box is $65.93. If you don't include the book it's $48.94. This box was ok. The two high value items I'm not too excited about. I don't have any plans on going to Vermont soon so the book isn't too useful for me although it's interesting to flip through. The face cream is ok but I have lots of it right now that I'm trying to get through. I was super happy about the popcorn and the olive oil soap which I will use for a gift. The shea butter is perfect purse size. The pretzels and granola will make good snacks provided the boyfriend and teenager doesn't get to them first.

Verdict: I was thinking about canceling but the next Escape Monthly box is Italy. I've been to Italy and I'm super curious about that box. 

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