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Surprise Ride Subscription Box Review + Coupon – Feb 2016

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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.)


The Subscription Box: 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


For a limited time, use coupon code YEAR50 to save up to $50 off an annual subscription to Surprise Ride subscription box (regularly $299.88).

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

Ships to: US only

Check out all of our Surprise Ride reviews and the Kids Subscription Box Directory for more activity boxes!

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


This month’s theme is Costa Rica! It’s always a surprise with Surprise Ride, that’s for sure!


This is the information card that details everything included.


Dick & Jane Educational Snacks – Value $0.67

Surprise Ride always sends us a healthy snack, and they’re usually pretty yummy, too! I simply cannot believe these little cookies are printed with English and Spanish! I don’t know how they tasted, but my eight-year-old practically inhaled them, so I guess they were pretty good. I don’t think he learned a lot of Spanish, though.


Going Green Activity Book – Value $1.31 on Amazon

One of my favorite things about Surprise Ride is that they always send a book for the kids! Activity books are always key for us for car trips. From Amazon:

“Going green” means adopting a lifestyle that helps conserve resources and reduce waste. Sounds serious, but these 44 puzzles that encourage recycling, reuse, and other environmentally smart practices make it seem like fun and games! The collection offers a diverse mix of mazes, crosswords, follow-the-dots, and other activities, plus solutions and simple ecology tips. It’s an easy way for kids to learn how to do their part for the planet!


Surprise ride always sends a fun toy or two every month that supports their theme. On the left is a rainforest frog necklace, which neither of my sons was too interested in. In the middle is a sticker. On the right is a very cool keychain that is also a whistle and a flashlight! (So of course they argued over that.)


One of our two projects this month was to transform a coconut shell into a turtle shell bowl! These are the supplies that were provided. We only had to provide scissors.


This is my eight-year-old’s completed shell. I love the tic-tac-toe motif! This will be a cute little keepsake he can use to put on his dresser and keep things tidy.


Our second project was to create sand art! No matter how many times I do sand art, I never get tired of it. It’s one of those kind of zen activities. These are the supplies that were provided. We didn’t have to supply anything for this one.


This is my son’s completed sand art. It looks great! He decided against using the stick to make indentations in the sand patterns. He doesn’t like that look, so I have to respect his artistic vision in this case.

Verdict: We are big fans of Surprise Ride! They do such a great job curating a fun experience around a unique theme every month. I’ve noticed over the past few months that the values of the books and snacks has been in decline. I hope that trend reverses soon. Otherwise, we have no complaints. Surprise Ride delivers a lot of fun and education for a very reasonable price every month!

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.
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