Wednesday, March 26, 2014

March Escape Monthly - Ireland

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: They 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. I have noticed that the prices they list is not always accurate. 

The not so good:

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

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


Escape Monthly  Ireland Box


Contents of box with retail value: 

Living Abroad in Ireland by Moon Books. Value = $19.99

Bewley's Irish Creme Coffee. Value = $2.99

Bewley's Gift of the Gab Irish Tea. Value = $3.89

O'Neills Shamrock Shortbread Cookies. Value = $2.79

Butler's Milk Chocolate Mint Truffle Bar. Value = $3.99

Human + Kind Family Remedy Cream. Value = $31.49

Hogan's Brown Irish Soda Bread. Value = $8.99

Bonus
Auld Sod Shamrock Seeds. Value = $3.95

The total value of this box is $72.10 or $52.11 if you don't include the book. To take it a step further all of these item except the travel book are on sale at the Escape Monthly website. If I were to buy all of these items at the sale price it would be $49.24. I thought this turned out to be a fun box. It would have been more fun if I won the trip but no such luck. I think I might make the Irish Creme coffee and add some bailey's to it. Even thought St. Patty's day has come and gone I'm still going to make the soda bread, of course adding beer to it. I really want to plant the shamrocks but we have really dry warm summers here in Northern California so I'm not sure they will grow well. The big ticket item in the box is the Remedy Cream. It says it will reduce the appearance of acne, scars, sunburn and more. Sounds too good to be true!

Verdict: I'm not too excited about the Mexico box next month. I've been to Mexico a few times. I'll be curious to see what they include though.

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