Sunday, May 24, 2015

O's Circle of Friends - Test and Keep

Back in October Oprah 2014 launched her new O's Circle of Friends subscription. The subscription has three levels of membership and each one offers a little something different. The basic membership is $39 the prime membership is $99 and the premier membership is $199. The prime membership has all the bell and whistles but it's also expensive. I debated on which one to sign up for but because Oprah has the magic touch when it comes to products I opted for the premier membership. I was intrigued by the "test (and keep!)" products component. The total value of the premier membership is $597.00 

I received a GlossyBox package in the mail yesterday which I thought was odd. When I opened the box it had a sticker on it that said it was from O's Circle of Friends and it was test and keep products.

The good:

Oprah: Pretty much everything associated with Oprah turns to gold. 

Price: Three different price levels. 

The not so good:

Value: So far I'm not seeing the value in the premier membership.

To recap these are the promised value of each membership level.

This is the GlossyBox with the Circle of Friends sticker. 

Inside the GlossyBox.

Contents of the Test and Keep GlossyBox products:

2.6 oz. Bvlgari eau Parfumée au Thé Blanc Soap. Value = $15.00

.67 oz. Kneipp Herbal Bath in Lavender. Value = $5.50

.17 oz. Skin&Co. Roma Truffle Therapy Serum. Value = $9.66

.5 oz. Royal Apothem Cream Créme. Value = $5.60

Kocostar Hair Therapy. Value = $7.00

The total value of this test and keep box is $42.76. I'm not sure how I feel about this. On one hand I'm excited about the products because they are all something I will use. On the other hand these are all items I've received from GlossyBox so it seems these are perhaps leftovers from other Glossyboxes rather than items picked by Oprah peeps.

Here are the items I've received so far with this subscription:
One year subscription to O Magazine print & digital. Value = $16.00

(2) Gift subscription to O Magazine. Value = $16.00/ea.

Keepsake Gift Box of luxury items. Value = $122.27

Surprise Gift (Sequin Bangle). Value = $28.00

Test (and keep) product (Tips and Toes Kit from Burt's Bees). Value = $13.00

O's Little Book of Happiness. Value = $17.99

GlossyBox Test and Keep Box. Value = $42.76

By my calculations I should be getting more items totaling $324.98 coming my way in the next 5 months if they want to honor the $597 value promised.

Verdict: This is probably the most disappointing box I've ever subscribed to. I expected more or at the very least what was promised since it was associated with Oprah.  

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1 comment:

  1. I was expecting more frequent 'surprises' from my $199.00 subscription. So far only one box which was nice.