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Surprise Ride Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 2015

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Surprise Ride is a monthly subscription service for kids ages 6-11 that sends toys, activities, and all kinds of goodies curated around a monthly theme. This is the perfect age range for my kids, so we were excited to give it a try!

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: Surprise Ride

The Cost: $29.99 per month (free shipping), or $24.99 per month on 6- or 12-month subscriptions

COUPON: Use code BESTGIFT5 to save $5 off your first month!

The Products: A variety of toys, activities, and other treats for kids centered around a theme

Ships to: US only

Good to Know: You can purchase past boxes in their shop while supplies last!

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This month’s theme is Newspapers! That’s a first for us! I’m always excited about a unique theme in kids’ boxes.

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This is the information card that details everything included.

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Erin Baker’s Breakfast Cookies Minis in Oatmeal Raisin – Value $1?

The link is to the full-size cookie, so I am guessing at the value. The kids were actually not too interested in this, so I ate it for breakfast with a banana. It was pretty tasty.

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Ben Franklin and the Magic Squares (Step into Reading) by Frank Murphy – Value $3.99 on Amazon

My seven-year-old is obsessed with Benjamin Franklin, so he took this book and instantly devoured it. This is the second month in a row that Surprise Ride has sent a book from the Step Into Reading series, and I think they’re great. They work well for us! Plus this got 5 stars on Amazon.

“A funny, entertaining introduction to Ben Franklin and his many inventions, including the story of how he created the “magic square.” A magic square is a box of nine numbers arranged so that any line of three numbers adds up to the same number, including on the diagonal! Teachers and kids will love finding out about this popular teaching tool that is still used in elementary schools today!”

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Surprise Ride does not separate out the materials required for their crafts, so I just photographed it all together in the two pictures above. These were all our supplies for both projects this month.

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Our first craft was to decorate a keepsake box with newspaper. I did this project with my seven-year-old, but he wasn’t really into it. He wasn’t interested in making any designs, and then he got tired of it and asked me to finish it for him. We made a glue-based paper-mache paste, dipped newspaper strips into it, and then pasted them all over the box. It turned out pretty good, and now we have a place for all their various badges and pins.

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First of all, congratulations to my two little ones for getting all A’s on their first progress reports this year! This activity was all about learning how newspapers are printed. My nine-year-old actually scratched out the lettering backwards in foam! Then we rolled ink across it and printed it. It turned out pretty good, I think. The colors are in reverse, but it definitely showed the kids the basic idea of what is involved in conventional printing.

The Verdict: Surprise Ride has been a really great subscription for us so far. This month was a little tame, but we still had a great time with everything. I love how it usually has at least something for both boys, so it’s a box we can all share.

What do you think of Surprise Ride?

Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.
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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