Wednesday, May 3, 2017

April Robb Vices Box

Robb Vices is a monthly subscription box focused on exceptional products, food, accessories, etc. Each box is curated and comes with a booklet that tells the story of the items in the box. This box is for those who enjoy the finer things and appreciate the history or story behind it. I only say that because this box is not inexpensive. The price is $89.95 per month plus shipping. I subscribe to the Robb Report magazine and very much enjoy reading it. If you subscribe to the magazine they offer a discount on the box. I researched previous boxes and liked what I saw so I subscribed.

Price: $74.95 per month plus shipping w/discounts for 3, 6, and 12 month subscriptions.

The Good:

Products: The products are high end, artisan and great quality. 

Information: The include booklet is a wealth of information on the products. 

Referral Program: Refer 3 friends and get a free box. 

Alcohol: Sometimes they include alcohol which I'm a big fan of. 

The Not So Good:

Price: The price is high for a monthly box of surprise items.

Auto-Renew. I don't care much for auto-renew especially on a box with a high price tag. 

April Robb Vices box

Contents of the Robb Vices Box:

Stellé Audio Pillar. Value = $299.00

Braven Flye Sport wireless earbuds. Value = $49.00

Gardens: An Essay on the Human Condition book. Value = $15.00

K + M Extravirgin Ecuador blend chocolate bar. Value = $15.00

Set of 4 José Andrés mini olive oils. Value = $4.00?

SoulCycle Pass. Value = $20.00

Equinox Gym Personal Training Session. Value = $100.00

Complimentary Specialty item at José Andrés restaurant. Value = $0?

Gift card for $250 toward purchase of Maya Romanoff wall coverings. Value = $0

The total value of this box is $382.00 in tangible products. I didn't include the gift cards because I can't use them. I don't have any of these businesses near me with is kind of a bummer. Even without being able to use the gift cards this box is incredible! The first thing I noticed was the covering inside the box was different. I figured it had something to do with the contents. Turns out it was a sample of the wall coverings they are including a gift certificate for. Pretty clever!
I can't believe they included this speaker in the box. We've been looking at some type of speaker system so this is perfect! I've also been wanting wireless earbuds but I have a really nice pair of wired Bose earbuds so spending money for wireless seemed kind of frivolous. Robb Vices to the rescue! I now have my wireless earbuds. I've also been wanting to try Thomas Keller's chocolate bars since they first came out but #1 they were hard to find and #2 spending $15 on a chocolate bar seemed outrageous even if it's made by one of the greatest chefs in the world. Again Robb Vices to the rescue! I can have my chocolate and eat it too! The other goodies are just icing on the cake. I'm a fan of José Andrés and the book is not something I would probably pick up on my own but since I have it I'll read it. Robb Vices is also doing their first giveaway. They are collaborating with David Rockwell and Maya Romanoff. One lucky person will win $2000 custom wall covering and a one-on-one consultation with David Rockwell and his team. 

Verdict: This Robb Vices box was a big hit for me! 

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