Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Quarterly Co. - Coco #CC001

Quarterly Co. is a slightly different kind of subscription box company.  It's not a monthly box but rather quarterly.  The way it works is you pick a "contributor" you would like to receive a curated gift from pay a anywhere from $50-$100 and every 3 months you will receive your item in the mail from them.  With each box you receive the story behind it.  The curators consist of CEO's, authors, chefs, world travelers, business owners, etc. I saw Coco aka Nicole Austin had joined the listed of contributors which peaked my interest. When I looked her up on Quarterly she is listed as "internet sensation". I found this funny cause the only thing I knew about her was that she was married to Ice-T. I had no idea they had a reality show and she did a whole bunch of stuff on her own. I also just found out she replaced Holly Madison in Peepshow at Planet Hollywood. I thought the show closed down after Holly left. I saw it when Holly Madison was Bo Peep and I'll admit it was a fun show.

So basically I learned a whole lot about Coco and subscribed to this box The price is $50 with shipping included.

This subscription ships worldwide. Shipping is included in the price for US customers. For Canada add $10 shipping to the base price and everyone else add $15 shipping to the base price.

The good:

Variety: There are lots of different curators to choose from.

Something different: This is definitely different from other subscription companies

Commitment issues? Don't want to make a monthly commitment but still want a treasure?  You can get a quarterly treasure.

The not so good:

Don't like waiting: If you don't like waiting this may be torture for you since they ship every 3 months.

Coco Quarterly Box. 

Contents with approximate retail price:

Shoeholics Magazine. Value = $6.99

Tip Toes Foot Petals. Value = $6.95

Pillow Talk Table Topics to go cards.  Value = $9.00 

Happy Cheeks Toilet Seat Cleaner. Value = $3.00

Shoe Freak song download. Value = $1.00 - I'm not a fan of this song. I just can't see getting into it. Ice-T is also on it. 

Tingle Gel. Value = $5.99

Gift card for Ivory + Mason Coco Sunglasses. Value = $115.00 - There are 7 styles to choose from although as of today 2 are sold out. These are truly free, no shipping, no billing info required, just free!

The total value of this latest mailing is about $147.93. I was pleasantly surprised with this box. I'm not sure what I was expecting but it was none of what was in the box. I used to be into shoes but my stiletto heel wearing days are over! I just can't walk around in heels like I used it. Flipping through the magazine though I saw some really cute and sexy shoes and it had some good articles in it. Speaking of shoes, when I do wear the occasion heel I always use some type of foot petal or cushion so I loved getting these. The pillow talk cards are kind of interesting. It has question like "what made you laugh today?, what's your idea of a romantic date?, when is the last time you swam naked?" The toilet seat cleaner seemed random but in the pamphlets Coco says she's a clean freak so this is one of her must haves. It's basically alcohol in a spray bottle but I can see a use for it. We went to Las Vegas last weekend and I could've totally used it there.

Verdict: I enjoyed this box a lot more than I thought I would. I'll keep it around for mailing #CC002

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