Thursday, May 28, 2015

O's Circle of Friends - Test and Keep Product

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. Per their website the total value of the premier membership is $597.00 

Yesterday I was excited and surprised to see an O's Circle of Friends box in my mailbox. Maybe things are looking up for this subscription. 

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.

Inside the box was a card saying this is a test and keep product. 

Inside the box. 

Contents of the Test and Keep box:

AMLA  Legend 10-in-1 Silky Blow-Out Elixir. Value = $9.99

Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Collection 3-piece starter kit. Value = $26.00

The total value of this test and keep box is $35.99. I am super happy to get products like this. I am very much into trying new hair products and I use heat styling several times a week so these products are perfect for me!

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

Test and Keep Box with hair products. Value = $35.99

The total value I have received is $308.01. By my calculations I should be getting more items totaling $288.99 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. I was excited about this delivery though so maybe things are looking up. 

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