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Birchbox Effortlessly Elegant Box Available for New Subscribers or Purchase!

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If you haven’t signed up for Birchbox yet, you can use coupon code RIFLEBOX16 to get the April featured box as your first box!

The box includes samples of:
PARLOR® by Jeff Chastain Volumizing Lifting Spray
TOCCA Crema da Mano – Giulietta
Dr. Jart+ Liftra Cream
Laura Geller Beauty Baked Blush-n-Brighten
Marcelle 3-in-1 Micellar Solutiony

And current subscribers can now buy this box for $10! (Current Birchbox subscribers can get this product for $10. Just make sure you’re logged in, then add to your cart!)

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.


  1. I just started sub boxes in February, and this is really addicting! I just subscribed to Birchbox on Sunday….I did the pick your product one, because I really like the pretty box! Then yesterday I ordered the curated one, I also ordered something in the shop I had been wanting, which offered free shipping, so the box ended up being free shipping also! Can’t wait!

  2. Somehow I knew this month was gonna get weird with the Rifle Paper boxes so I added a second acct just so I could be sure of getting one of each. Yep, I do wish I had known it would be available for sale.

  3. I am excited that they still reserve some so I can buy one in addition to my regular box. I think it is funny that each month everyone is shocked that it sells out and that they end up having them for new subs or individual purchase.
    This has been happening for ever soooo….. I get my regular box and then often purchase the curated box nearly every single month. I get that it is frustrating but BB is so predictable so I find the comments funny.

    • Seriously haha. Every month people freak out that they reserve stock to sell…

      I mean, it seems like they allot a certain number for sample choice, a certain number to include in boxes, and a certain number to sell. That’s not a bad thing? And it happens every month so you’d think people would catch on?

  4. Aaaarrrrggghhh, the plot thickens! This very post said we could get this box for $10. I just tried to purchase it and it’s charging me $15! WTF????

    • Nevermind, when I went to the final step, it did deduct the $5. Crisis averted!

  5. Here is my email chain from BB, their excuse is rather lame but I’m glad they allowed me to switch to the “surprise” box with one sample choice.

    Mar 30, 12:50 PM

    Hi Patti,

    Thanks so much for being back in touch.

    I’ve confirmed your reservation for the Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask in your April Birchbox, and you’re all set! The rest of your samples will be based on your Beauty Profile.

    Choosing a sample or box comes at no additional cost. Please note, if we’re unable to bill you for your monthly or yearly subscription with our first attempt, we won’t be able to guarantee your choice. Click here to make sure that your billing information is up to date. As long as we are able to bill your account with our first attempt on April 1st, your box will ship by April 10th.

    If you have any other questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reply to this email and I’d be happy to help.

    Have a great day!

    Best Wishes,

    Check out our exclusive Beauty Deals and Birchbox Man Steals and save on your favorite products! Discounts will automatically apply at checkout.

    If you’re in Canada, shop 30% off here! Our Canada Shop will remain open through April 30, 2016.

    Mar 30, 12:42 PM

    May I please have the Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask, if that’s out already, the rms beauty™ the ultimate makeup remover wipes. Thanks!

    Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 11:29 AM
    Subject: Sample Choice/Curated Box

    Mar 30, 12:29 PM

    Hi Patti,

    Thanks so much for being in touch. I’d be happy to assist you with this today! 🙂

    We keep a small reserve of the monthly curated boxes for sale in our shop, to allow non-subscribers to get a piece of the action, too! I apologize for any confusion or disappointment with this.

    Our team currently has a small reserve of the following options available:
    •Au Naturale Mini Face Palette
    •rms beauty™ the ultimate makeup remover wipes
    •Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask

    Let me know if you’re interested and I’ll add to you to the reservation list. If you don’t make a choice, your April box will be filled with samples tailored to your Beauty Profile.

    Supplies are very limited, so please let me know as soon as you can—the poll will be closing on March 31st at 11:59 PM E.T.

    Looking forward to hearing from you!

    Have a great day!

    Best Wishes,

    Check out our exclusive Beauty Deals and Birchbox Man Steals and save on your favorite products! Discounts will automatically apply at checkout.

    If you’re in Canada, shop 30% off here! Our Canada Shop will remain open through April 30, 2016.

    Mar 30, 12:23 PM

    Hello, This month I chose the curated box. Something I rarely do. I was disappointed to then find out that you are selling April’s curated box. I don’t think that’s fair to the subscribers and Aces that had first pick. Can I cancel the curated box and choose a sample and get four surprise samples and just buy the curated box on my own?

  6. I don’t think they get this box and the April box if they sign up.

  7. I spent $25 to get early access just to be able to get the curated box. And now they sell it for $10. Where is the logic in this? I am very new to subscription boxes, Birchbox included. If this is the norm, then I dont see why anyone would spend a certain dollar amount to purchase the box cheaper a few days later. That’s not being rewarded, that’s being taken advantage of.

    • I see no logic. I thought the spend $25 was a joke too. I am not an ACE subscriber, but even having to wait to the next day like everyone else to pick mine, I find they don’t run out as long as you pick earlier in the day. I pick by like 9am and still have all the options available.

      I almost saw that spend $25 code a deterrent to using other discount codes.

    • I’m confused. Why did you spend $25? All you have to do to get early access is to invite someone to subscribe.

    • Set up a second email account, invite yourself, and get access one day early.

  8. Just picked this up last night using points and a code for free shipping. I don’t remember the code, but I used the Chrome add on Honey which picks codes for me. 😀 Super happy!

  9. I used my birch box points and the code FREESHIP and got the box for free!!!!!!! #winning

  10. I just cancelled my subscription with Birchbox. I wanted the curated box this month but it was “sold out” and now they are offering it to new members a bonus??!!!! That totally disgusts me.

  11. I put a comment on BB’s Facebook page about them selling this while showing it sold out to current subscribers. They responded that they don’t sell it until after sample choice, but I know they do! I also don’t think it is right to hold them back for new subscribers instead of rewarding people who have stuck with them for a while. I love BB and have had wonderful service from them, but these games are annoying.

    • They totally sell these before sample choice is over! I ordered one the day sample choice opened and I’m getting it today. It’s awful that they lie like that.

    • I agree, I tried to pick a sample on my account last month and everything was sold out. Then the offered the curated box for purchase. It’s a bit frustrating. I think I’ll be done with Birchbox when my gift sub is up. Unfortunately that’s another year lol. I’ve been with them for 5 years, and the samples are just getting so tiny, same thing all the time, nothing new and exciting. Back when it first started I used to get lifestyle items or 6-7 items regularly. Now I can’t even get 5 samples that apply to my preferences, I keep getting hair samples for thin, flat hair. I have curly hair, a lot of it, not thin hair.

      • I totally agree with you about the lifestyle choices! I loved getting those! Some chocolate, a nice tea assortment, some hair ties and I loved those breath freshening pop rocks that I cannot find anywhere now.

  12. So it was “sold out” when I wanted to select it as my monthly box, but now it’s available for purchase…with additional shipping fees. Really, Birchbox? I’m sorry, but I call BS. Birchbox needs to stop playing games like this or they are going to lose customers, me being one of them.

    • Shipping is free if you’re a member. I ordered this on Monday in addition to making my sample choice — promise! And I think they’ve been doing this for several months with the curated box.

      • Are you sure about the free shipping? Maybe only if you’re an Ace subscriber. I think otherwise they charge you $5 for shipping (unless you’re over the $50 for free shipping).

        • You can use the code FREESHIP and they’ll be no shipping, I tried it to make sure (I’m not getting the box, but I thought about it). It does seem unfair to offer it so soon while people are still picking sample choices. I don’t like that they say “sold out” and then offer it later. I think it should only say sold out when no longer available anywhere.

  13. It’s nice to see them offer it for sale, but even happier that it’s not tempting for me 😉

  14. Add me to the unhappy camp who could not add it as my sample choice.

  15. Ugh! So annoying they do this the one time I already picked the curated box!

    • FYI – I have consistently seen them offer the box for purchase pretty much every month.

      • Really? Do they just not advertise it? I’ve only been with Birchbox for about 7 months, but this is the first time I’ve ever been notified that the curated box is for sale separately.

        • Yeah they are always found in the LE boxes section on the website with the kits. They usually pop up the day sample choice opens. I think they’ve been doing this since Summer…

          • Hmm, I think I’ve seen them sell a curated box once before this. Understandable that they don’t advertise it too much since it’s completely unfair to long time subscribers.

  16. It was sold out for my sample choice, but I can buy it? Sorry but I don’t think that is fair.

  17. No way I picked this only because of the dr Jart product. Wahhhh!! Oh well still worth it cause I hear the product is amazing and the PARLOR is great cause I have wimpy fine hair and even with the quiz they tend to send me hair oils : (. Still love the points system! It’s the best out of all the beauty boxes!!

    • The Laura Gellar blush is awesome too. One of my faves and the reason I chose the curated box.

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