SCRIBEdelivery Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2016
SCRIBEdelivery is a monthly subscription service for writing enthusiasts. You can expect a wide selection of writing utensils, paper and tools delivered each month. Their site says you can also expect an idea or project to put your new products to work.
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: SCRIBEdelivery
The Cost: $29/month
COUPON: Use code MAY1 to save 11% off your first box!
The Products: 7 items or more (expect one pen and notebook every month)
Ships to: US; Please contact customer support for details on worldwide orders.
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This is my first box from SCRIBEdelivery. I have a thank you/social media card from Holly which says, “Stay Sharp!” Thank you, Holly, I needed the motivation! The insert paper says the theme for May is, “Pencil Month”. I didn’t even know it was such a month for pencils. SCRIBEdelivery partnered with CW Pencils. It says we received a lot of products meant for everyday use, but they encourage us to try them all and tell them on social media which one was our favorite.
Maruman – Mnemosyne 194 Notebook – $7.00
I love the thick cover and bright first page. This notebook is sized at B5 or 9.9 x 7.6 inches. It has 80 lined pages and each page has a header template to add in the day’s date, subject title, etc. It’s really nice and think it will work great for anyone on the go.
Each tiny notebook has 64 pages. The red-clay colored notebook is lined, and the white one is blank. Online, these sell in a three pack and the blue one is graphed.
In my opinion, I like the unlined notebook more. My handwriting is on the large side. Also, I found the spine on the white notebook, broke in much quicker than the red-clay notebook.
I’ve never used or owned an eraser like this. I can’t really describe the texture, but it doesn’t feel like your standard eraser. It works really good, and I even used all over my background to lift some scuff marks from the tons of cardboard box abuse it’s seen.
Side Note: There are teeth marks in my eraser that obviously wasn’t there before. No one’s owning up to it, but thankfully the eraser is too hard for tiny teeth.
I totally love this pen. I’m a big fan of gel pens especially ones that don’t smear all over the side of my palm as I’m writing. #lefthandedproblems The struggle is real! I’d love to have more in different colors. Oh, and it’s erasable if you needed another reason to go buy a pack. Why didn’t I have any erasable pens before?! Amazing.
CW Pencils partnered with SCRIBEdelivery this May. This pack provides subscribers with a small taste what pencils they have available in their shop. I originally took a ton of photos, but it made the blog post incredibly long, so here’s the consolidated version of my review.
Apsara – Stenographer’s Pencil – $0.40
Palomino – Blackwing #602 Pencil – $1.85
I honestly would not be able to tell these pencils apart from each other if they were all labeled the same. What I did observe is the difference in weight with each pencil and the comfort level of each barrel. The oddest is obviously the Blackwing, all the weight is in the eraser, and you can feel it. The most comfortable pencils were the three eraser-less, although I found the Apsara pencil harder to hold and it’s also more susceptible to roll away. My favorite was the Mitsu-Bishi Graphite pencil. It was easy to grip and lightweight. It’s already found a new home at my nine-to-five work desk.
This little guy gets the job done. I have two sharpeners at home already, so I took it to work along with the Mitsu-Bishi pencil. It works very well, it’s just messy without a built in cover.
Verdict: SCRIBEdelivery had an estimated retail value of nearly $27.00. Not bad at all, but it falls short of the cost of the subscription. They are a small but growing subscription service, but I’d like to see the value come up a few notches. I love that everything received this month is fully functional. I would believe subscribers are building their stash of writing utensils; or would most likely gift a few items from their box each month to avoid feeling overwhelmed with pens and paper products. This is my first box, but I can see that artists, designers, and students could benefit from this monthly subscription.
Are you subscribed to SCRIBEdelivery? What are your thoughts on writing-based subscription services?