Friday, September 12, 2014

September PopSugar Must Have Box

The PopSugar Must Have Box is a monthly subscription box that is geared toward many aspects of your lifestyle.  It includes, food, beauty, fashion, tech, and all kinds of other treasures. The price of the box is $39.95 a month w/shipping included.  They also have 3, 6 and 12 month subscriptions and each one saves you a little bit of money.

Right now the PopSugar site is down. It says they plan to be back up Sept 16th with more surprises. I am so curious what that means.

Price: $35.78-$39.95 a month with no option to skip. 

This subscription is available in the US only and ships from Gilroy, Ca.  

The good: 

Products: Full size products as promised and a nice variety of beauty, home etc.  

Booklet: The include an info booklet in each box about the products. 

Pricing structure: They have monthly, 3, 6 and yearly subscriptions.  Each one (except monthly) saves you a little bit of money.  

Referrals: The offer a generous referral program.  Refer 2 people get a month free. 5 people 3 months free and 10 people is 6 months free.  I've was super lucky and 10 people used my referral link so I got 6 months free way back when I first started subscribing.

The not so good:

The price: $40 is a little high for a monthly box but you do get some really cool stuff with a value of way more than $40

Skip a month: There is no option to skip, only cancel.

Max Referrals: They only reward you for the first 10 referrals. I think they're referral program is very generous but I would like to see something beyond 10 referrals. Maybe some type of point system or discount.

September PopSugar Must Have Box

This is what the scarf looks like. I didn't want to open it yet just in case I decide to gift it. It's made of silk, cashmere and wool which sounds super fantastic so I might just keep it. 

Contents of box with approximate retail price:

Tilo Midal Gradation Scarf in Raisin. Value = $125.00

Nicole Miller Stereo Earbuds in Blue. Value = $20.00

Oribe Superfine Purse Size Hair Spray. Value = $21.50

Letter C Design Gold Foil Arrow Pencils w/a sharpener. Value = $5.00

Rifle Paper Co. Garance Doré Assorted Girls Set of 8 notecards. Value = $18.00

Urban Remedy Almond Brownie. Value = $6.00
Urban Remedy $10 off any purchase of $50 or more. Value = $0

Special Extra

Nike $20 Gift Card and measuring tape. Value = $1.00

Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Sea Salt & Almond Minis. Value = $5.95

The value of this box is $202.45. The scarf in the box this month really added tons of value to this box. The scarf really is pretty and I love that's it's made of silk, cashmere and wool. I was also happy to see the earbuds because I lost one of the cushions in my other ones and they are kind of useless without it. These also come with an in line microphone so I can use them with my iPhone. The hair spray is a nice travel size and I like the finer mist ones. I was happy about the Nike gift card because I need a new sports bra, however I don't like the style of the one they make in my size. I think I can use this on anything though so I might peruse the site and see what else they have. The pencils are ok, I don't use pencils much but I do appreciate them including a pencil sharpener since I'm not sure I have one.

Verdict: This months PopSugar had a super high value thanks to the luxurious scarf.

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  1. They really overpriced the scarf. When I opened the bag and looked at the tag it said 100% modal. I was disappointed because the Tilo website Speaks of silk and cashmere

    1. that's disappointing. Modal is a form of rayon which, while still nice, it's not silk, cashmere or wool!