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Universitee Box Subscription Box Review + Coupon – Sept 2015

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Universitee Box is a new subscription box dedicated to sending “fashion, empowerment and essentials for college women everywhere.”

They offer two subscription options: $19.99 for a The Freshman Box, $39.95 for The Senior Box. This review is of the Senior Box.

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This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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The Subscription Box: Universitee Box

The Cost: $19.99 for a The Freshman Box, $39.95 for The Senior Box

COUPON: Use coupon code UBOX50 to save 50% off your first box!

The Products: Choose your desired monthly box, shirt size and collar style in your subscription sign-up options. Every month you’ll get a themed box that is aligned with what you’re experiencing. Back-to-School, homecoming and final exams, etc.

The Freshman Box includes: A MaverickHIll™ Empowerment Tee, Our 2015-2016 Affirmation Series, a Themed Matte Button, a Themed Vinyl Sticker and Bonus Freebies every month!

The Senior Box includes a MaverickHIll™ Empowerment Tee, a Dazzling Statement Necklace and Jewelry Box, 1-3 Office Lifestyle Products from Poppin™, Our 2015-2016 Affirmation Series, a Themed Matte Button, a Themed Vinyl Sticker and Bonus Freebies every month!

Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wish list!

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MaverickHIll Empowerment Tee – Value $22.50

This tee is made with 100% Cotton. The material is thin (but not see-through), and the cut of the tee is fitted – AKA it gives a flattering fit! (Subscribers get to pick their neckline on tees – crew or V-neck).

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Collar Necklace – Value $25?

This is a serious collar necklace! It has some weight to it too (doesn’t feel like cheap materials). Here is a close up:

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Our 2015-2016 Affirmation Series, a Themed Matte Button, a Themed Vinyl Sticker

On the flipside of the Universitee Box card is the affirmation:

I will fearlessly light the first candle because beginning deserves just as much celebrating as finishing.

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Poppin Gold Notebooks – Value $6

Every Senior Box will include Poppin accessories as well. I think they did a good job at finding a practical item that matched the spirit of the box!

Verdict: I think this is a fun and encouraging box! I’m older than the target demographic for this box, so while this box isn’t a perfect fit for me, I think it would be great for some. And if you know the tee and statement necklace will be a good fit for you each month – the value is definitely there.

What do you think of Universitee Box?

 

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!
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.

14 Comments

  1. I agree that this box is ridiculous in content and price, but google “sor
    ority girls selfies at baseball game” and you will see this target market in action. Argh.

  2. As a so-called “vapid sorority girl,” even I wouldn’t wear this shirt lol. This stuff makes me laugh ’cause it’s kinda ridiculous, but maaaan so not worth $40!

  3. People still wear lapel buttons? Really, the iPhone generation?

    Some of the items, rather than empowering, seem to play into the “daddy’s little girl sorority chick” stereotype instead. And Michaels sells prettier notebooks for less.

    • I agree with everything you wrote. Seems it would be more appropriately named the vapid sorority girl box instead.

    • Maybe they pin it to their backpacks? Do people still do that? I was kind of surprised by it too, because I feel like I haven’t seen that in a while.

      If I were a mom, I’d wand to send a vibe of ‘don’t forget to have fun and remember we love you’ and not ‘don’t feel sorry for yourself, get drunk!’ (Not all parties are about drinking, but when I think ‘party queen’, I think of my drunk college roommate.)

  4. That necklace is really pretty!! Hopefully I can find it in the swaps soon! I think $40 is a little steep for a college student… it’s all fun stuff to have, but I can’t imagine a broke college kid *needing* any of that for $40. Haha! I could be wrong, I have been out of college for a while!

  5. No ramen? No snacks?
    I graduated college about 10 years ago, but I dont think i would have been the target demographic for this box. maybe if the items were more useful… I wonder what makes the collar necklace more a senior item than for freshman? The box looks nice, just not what i’d gift my cousins or friends in college

    • Yep, my freshman daughter is all about the snacks. Maybe the freshman version is more practical? In the mean time, I sent her Pijon, hope she likes that one.

  6. I really don’t like that shirt. How in the world is that message supposed to be empowering?

    • Hm, I had interpreted it as the opposite of a “pity party” but I could be completely wrong!

      • I got the pun, but I still don’t think it’s an empowering message. I realize I sound judgmental here, but it sounds like something snotty someone would say to someone who is depressed. And sure, we all like to feel pretty or create pretty things, but is that what someone in college should be focusing on? Messages like these don’t encourage people to value women for more than their looks (or, if your want to take it literally, how good they are at throwing parties). I know the shirt was just supposed to be cute, but if “empowerment” is supposed to be part of the box, they really could have chosen a more empowering message.

        It’s of course just my opinion, I’m sure plenty of other people won’t see it this way.

        • Good points! They definitely have t-shirts that fit the empowerment theme in their shop: http://maverick-hill.com/collections/all#

          Hopefully, we’ll see one of those in a future box.

          • The Fearless & Educated shirt on their site is way better than this party one.

  7. I like the curation but this isn’t worth anywhere close to $40.

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