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Escape Monthly Best Of Box & August Box Spoiler!

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Thanks to Ashley, Lily and Wendy for letting us know about the latest Escape Monthly news! First up, a spoiler for the Paris box:

Escape Monthly Paris Box

Each box will include 8 full-size French products including Institut Karite Paris hand cream ($26 value). If you haven’t signed up for Escape Monthly yet, use coupon code MYSUBSCRIPTIONADDICTION to save $10 off every month for the life of your subscription.

And there is also a limited edition Best Of Escape Monthly box available for sale:

Escape Monthly Best Of Box

You can find this box in the Offers section for $49.95. (It includes 12 of the best products from the past year of destinations).

 

 

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 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
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31 Comments

  1. Enjoying the honey caramel chocolate from Lake Champlain Chocolates in Vermont. Yummy. Can’t wait to try out other items from the Best of Box.

    • I got mine yesterday and opened it this morning. I was kinda bummed by it. The chocolate is really good, but two teas? I’ll use the olive oil, but I didn’t like the NY sticker. I love the candle and skin care, but to me, it wasn’t worth the cost.

  2. My sister is receiving her Best of Box today. It looks like my box will be arriving tomorrow.

  3. I contacted Rebecca yesterday and she stated that our Best of boxes will be going out at the end of this week arriving early to mid next week. Can’t wait.

    Also received the Paris mini-box today. Tomorrow my regular Escape box will be arriving. I couldn’t resist ordering both since it’s Paris themed. I haven’t tried anything yet.

    ***SPOILER***
    1. Institut Karite Paris Shea Butter Hand Creme – rose scented. Beautiful packaging.
    2. L’abbaye de Flavigny Gourmet Candy – Candy flavored with anise is one of the oldest treats in France. It’s in a beautiful tin that I will be keeping.
    3. Nuxe Shower gel – 100% plant-based soap-free shower gel.
    4. Moulins de La Brague Provence Olive Tapenade – Family own. Olive-based food.
    5. Bonus – Bonne Mamam Orange Preserve – My husband is going to love this.

    I haven’t tried anything yet, but I am sure everything will be wonderful. Can’t wait for the regular box tomorrow!

    • SPOILER _ BIG BOX

      In my box was:
      1. the hand creme in almond and honey scent
      2. the same gourmet candy
      3. the same shower gel but with a matching Nuxe Body Fondant Body Scrub
      4. Edmond Fallot Mustard $6.25 retail
      5. Bonus – Bonne Maman Strawberry Perserves
      6. Pierre French Butter Cookies with Mixed Berries $4.25
      7. Rick Steves Pocket Travel Guide $12.99

      So for my extra $15 (I have the $40 deal) I got a tour book, cookies and body scrub. I like the variety this month but am changing to the mini subscription.

  4. I agree that Escape Monthly can do a better job updating their customers. They did post on Facebook that the shipment was stuck in customs. Now it is released and it sounds as though the Paris boxes are shipping today. I think this is something beyond their control.

    My sister and I were among the first to buy the Best of box. We bought it a week before it was posted on the blog. I found out because my sister wanted to know if anything was available for India under offers. We both knew at that time of purchase it would not ship until the 15th. So we knew that a week before it was posted on the blog.

    Escape will not ship the Best of Box until the regular boxes ship. It is unfortunate that communication isn’t the best, but they have always come through.

    Also to be fair to Escape Monthly, Popsugar, Birchbox and maybe others that I am unaware of have a similar business model when it comes to their luxury editions. They need to be purchased in advanced and can be subject to delays.

  5. I used the company website, not someone else’s link to purchase, no matter what someone here clearly stated. The company outright admitted they didn’t indicate shipping dates at the point of purchase. I’m pretty good at reading for comprehension but in any event, even my confirmation fails to note it. In any event, as of yesterday they still haven’t shipped anything (per their customer service). And they may not arrive until Sep due to “unfortunate delays.” At this point I don’t even want the box. I just want a refund. I had no intention of making a monthlong interest free loan to a company with nothing to show for it. The most egregious aspect to me is the fact I had to chase down information about shipping delays. That’s the kind of info the company needs to push out, not vice versa.

    • Wow, some of you gals are so unnecessarily rude at times. I used the same link add everybody else. Regardless, if you want a refund, nobody here can give you one. Contact Escape… I’m sure they will help.

  6. Paris box will be shipping soon.

    We had an unexpected delay getting the $26 Institut Karité Hand Cream through customs, but fortunately it was just cleared and everything is back on schedule. We’re sorry for the delay, but we’re sure you’ll find it was worth the wait!

  7. I know that this is an old post, but does anyone know if they are still offering this box? I thought that I saw on their website that it would be available until August 15th, but when I went to order it yesterday, I think that I will be getting the next box.

      • Thanks for the reply, Ashley! Sorry, I just realized that I didn’t include what I was talking about in my post. I meant the Paris box. I grabbed one of the Anniversary boxes earlier this month, but was going to wait on the Paris box, because I thought that I had until the 15th. I guess maybe I read that wrong, or maybe they sold out of that also. I signed up for the monthly box yesterday, and it said that it will start with September and that the upcoming destination is Puerto Rico.

        • That’s okay! 😀 They had posted on their FB page last week that Paris was sold out (except for several of the Mini Paris Escapes). And yes, Puerto Rico is next! I’m excited for that one! I might have to get the luxe box if they offer it in September!

          • Thanks for your help!

  8. Anyone know how long their shipping normally takes? I ordered my anniversary LE box 9 days ago and haven’t heard a peep since after the confirmation email. And they aren’t responding to status requests so far. Not leaving me with the best CS impression. But I still have high hopes for what I eventually get.

    • I got my box the day before yesterday… and they always email me back within a few hours! Try support at escapemonthly dot com.

      • What did you receive with that box?

        • I will be opening it soon and reviewing it on my site 🙂 I haven’t gotten to it, yet… This week has been crazy!

        • You received the Anniversary box already??? I thought they weren’t shipping until after August 15th when the Paris boxes are finished shipping.

          • Yep, you guys are right! I was supposed to get the replacement popcorn sent to me because it was stale (from the India box), so I just opened the box and they sent me a ton of OTHER India stuff, but no replacement popcorn… confused by this. Sorry for the false alarm! 🙂 I have not gotten the anniversary box yet or the Paris box.

          • My boys ate the original popcorn and the popcorn that came in the India Luxury box. They liked it, but thought it was hot (spicy)

          • I was super pissed to finally get this answer from Escape Monthly (took 2 emails, a phone call and a FB message before I got a response). I wouldn’t have purchased it on Aug 1 if I knew I wouldn’t be seeing it until late month at the earliest. I provided the feedback that this isn’t a “misunderstanding” as they called it but a total failure to share important info with customers before they pay. I wouldn’t have bought until Aug 15 and kept my money in the meantime. It’s just shady to me, whether it is or it isn’t. I don’t like handing out loans to retailers as a general rule. I am definitely not impressed with the company so far.

          • It clearly stated when the boxes would begin shipping on the order page. I saw that before I placed my order, and put that in my link that I posted about the boxes.

  9. Ahhhhh I’ve been going back and forth all week about whether to get both of these boxes!! I should totally get both of them, though. I feel like I can always swap what I don’t want, or save them for Christmas time.

    • There are only 31 left! 🙂

    • I’ve been doing the same thing Angela. It’s soooo tempting!!! I’m obviously going to have to decide soon since they are almost gone.

  10. Sigh. I saw the spoilers for the Quarterly 1000 Places. Not what I expected. My box arrives on Thursday and will be able to tell better how I feel about it. Still I don’t understand…

    ***SPOILER***
    how a travel journalist can ignore the 125th anniversary of the Eiffel tower.

    Looking forward to my Paris boxes from Escape. I ordered a regular size and a mini because Paris is a place I hope to visit someday.

    • I wanted to correct myself with 1000 Places. She did mention the Eiffle Tower 125th anniversary in her letter. Looking forward to the Escape boxes.

  11. No problem! I ordered mine yesterday… There are only 107 left, now.

  12. The Escape Monthly box seems like it would really interesting! I would love to subscribe but every month is doesn’t seem like the product choices or value are what they should be. :{

  13. This looks pretty great to me! Especially if he chosen products are as the site describes – the top rated product for each box this year. For the price it seems a pretty good deal. I’m not subbed to this one yet but it is on my short list (way better to be on that one than my other “list,” no one wants to be on that one, lol).

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