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Posted by on Jun 6, 2013 in Be Well Box, Blog, Subscription Box Reviews | 11 comments

VitaCost Be Well Box – Monthly Wellness Subscription Service

VitaCost Be Well Box - Monthly Wellness Subscription Service

I believe Vitacost launched their “Be” boxes a few months ago. Curiousity finally got the best of me and I decided to sign up! They offer 5 options: Be Well, Be Strong, Be Pretty, Be Strong and Be All. I signed up for the Be Pretty and Be Well box. Immediately after purchasing the Be Pretty Box, I received an email that the Be Pretty box was not available. That was the box I wanted the most, so this subscription service was already off to a bad start for me.

VitaCost Be Well Box - Monthly Wellness Subscription Service

The Box: Be Well Box

The Cost: $13.99 a month

The Products: The “Be Well” Box can include food products, dental hygiene products, vitamins and supplements and much, much, more—everything you need to Be Well.

VitaCost Be Well Box - Monthly Wellness Subscription Service

Immuno DMG Chewable Sample –  Value $1

Vitacost Calcium Soft Chews Sample – Value $.10

Raw Rev 100 Bar – Value $1.50

Emergen-C packets (3) – Value $1

VitaCost Be Well Box - Monthly Wellness Subscription Service

AdvaCal 1000 Calcium Supplements 150 Capsules – Value $39.95

Mega Food Blood Builder – 30 tablets – Value $34.50

Natural Calm Drink Powder – Value $10

Ok, so the branding of the name “Blood Builder” totally scared me off at first, but then I read the label the now I’m excited about this supplement. It is supposed to help maintain healthy iron levels, combat fatigue, and promote healthy blood cell production. And it’s made with organic beets! I will definitely be giving this supplement a try.

Verdict: After getting off to a rough start with my Be Pretty Box getting cancelled, I was pleasantly surprised by the box. I paid $13.99 for this box and received over $80 worth of product. Hopefully the Be Pretty box will be back in stock soon though – that’s the one I want the most! Do you subscribe to any of the Be boxes?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 50 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, and any box that features natural beauty products!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.
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    1. I just received my June Be Pretty Box and I am horrified. This isn’t even worth the $13.99 they charge for the box. When did tea bags become beauty essentials? Some tea bags and packet samples are a slap in the face. It feels like they set everyone up with the last few boxes to dump this junk. Customer service is less than helpful stating there is a no return policy based on the nature of the product. She noted their website to which I replied their website states up to a $70 MSRP. Again, the items in the boxes value do not even add up to the $13.99. I have had a horrible experience with Vitacost about these boxes. They had canceled an order I placed a few weeks ago stating the boxes were no longer available after they sent an email that same day stating they were available. The first customer service lady was very rude so I called back. A supervisor was forwarded my order receipt and the email stating they were available, but no one ever called me back. I have been a loyal customer to Vitacost for years, but this is the last straw. I will definitely be taking my business elsewhere.

      • Please post your concern on their Facebook page. Several of us have gone there posting our issues. Someone also posted link to report them to the BBB. People are irate about this box and hopefully something will be done.

        • Thanks for the info. I am one of the few who doesn’t have a Facebook account. I can only view, but not post comments. I will get the link for the BBB to file a complaint with them. Also, FYI- they have their reviews for the Be Pretty Box set for the highest ratings for their default. All of the negative comments for the June box are getting filtered to the back where they hope no one will see them.

          • I received my Be Pretty box on Thursday. It was just as sad and pathetic as everyone else’s. I used their webform to tell them how disappointed I was, and I asked them to e-mail or call me, telling me how they were going to fix it for me. I received an e-mail this afternoon, telling me that they’re refunding the $13.99 to my credit card.

            I’ve used Vitacost for years. Since they refunded without a fuss, I will consider using them again in the future, but no more Be Boxes for me!

    2. Maybe it’s a good thing that you didn’t get the Be Pretty box. I placed an order with Vitacost and am expecting delivery Thursday. I went ahead and added a Be Pretty box to my order. Today I saw all sorts of complaints on their Facebook page. The Be Pretty boxes people are receiving have lots of tea bags, and all the rest of the items are sample/foil packets.

      I’m going to be really bummed, if that’s what my box is like. I had seen several video reviews of past Be Pretty boxes, and they sounded like a good deal on some nice items. It’s almost like someone dropped the ball and they had to fill the boxes with whatever samples they happened to have on-hand. This could be very disappointing. I’ve used Vitacost for a long time. *sigh*

    3. this is such a great box but the blood builder name is a bit creepy. but as somebody with low iron it’s actually a product i’d be interested in checking out. if the ‘be pretty’ box is just as good, wow!

      • I received my box. It is awful. The only thing full sized is some candles for ear candling. They sent me 11 assorted individual tea bags and some other small junkie samples. I am contacting customer service. The value is not even over $4. DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY.

    4. I just ordered my Be Pretty box! Free shipping + 6.0% back with Ebates. Can’t wait to receive it!

      • I just got my Be Pretty box, and like the rest of you all, I am SO DISAPPOINTED. As soon as I picked it up off my doorstep and felt no weight I knew it wasn’t going to be much, and it wasn’t. The bonus gift of ear candles, are you serious?! I’m hoping to return this, I guess the only good part is it won’t cost much to send back a bunch of tea bags!

        • There are no returns, no refunds. Per ‘Catherine’ from vitacosts facebook page, management is contacting people via phone. We will see how true this is.

    5. Hello,

      I just bought a be pretty box today. You should be able to still get them.

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