Saturday, April 26, 2014

April Escape Monthly - Mexico 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: 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.

Contents of box with retail value:

Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo Travel Guide by Moon books. Value = $17.99

Mundet Green Apple Soda. Value = $2.00

Mundet Sangria Senorial Soda. Value = $2.00

Ayate Fiber Exfoliation Cloth. Value = $7.99

Pacifica Mexican Cocoa Candle. Value = $6.00

.6 oz. Salt Works Fusion Gourmet Habanero Salt. Value = $2.25

Kopali Organic Dried Mango. Value = $4.79


Trio of Mexican Candy including Pulparindo, Mango and de la Rosa candy. Value = $4.00

The total value of this box is $47.02 or $29.03 if you don't include the book. The agave washcloth looks very rough and not comfortable at all. It sort of reminds me of burlap. Interesting. The Pacifica candle smells really good. I'm definitely going to have to sneak and light that one when the boyfriends not looking. Speaking of the boyfriend I saved the Mexican soda for him. He likes those things and I'm trying to cut back on the sugar and carbs. I might use the habanero salt this weekend on some shrimp. I'm hoping it's not too spicy.

Verdict: The Mexico box was pretty good. Next month is California, my home state. I have to see what's in that box.

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  1. Funny thing is, the agave washcloth looked awful but it shrinks down when it gets wet, the weave gets tighter and it gets a lot softer. It reminds me of a loofah, only husband LOVES it and uses it everyday to wash his elbows and keep them soft and says it is sooooo much easier to use than a loofah....he loves the fact that it's just like using a washcloth, just this one is an exfoliating one..... When I first saw this though straight out of the package, I took one look and wasn't really interested in it.....he's the one who decided to give it a chance and see how it worked and was thrilled with it....

    1. How many times did he use it before it because softer. I've used it once and it was ok but still a little rough. I still have it though so maybe I'll use it a couple of more times to see if it softens up. I was thinking of using it on my feet for exfoliation.