CampusCube for Girls College Care Package Subscription Review + Coupon- Sept 2016
CampusCube is a college care package subscription box that contains “healthy, delicious, fun & useful items guaranteed to make your favorite student smile!” Each CampusCube includes healthy snacks, useful gadgets, and personal care items, while the box upcycles into useful, colorful dorm room storage. They also donate a portion of every sale to national scholarship organizations.
Subscribers choose between 1 semester (3 boxes) or 2 semesters (6 boxes) plans and the Guy or Girl box, with an optional Birthday Box add-on. Gluten free version is also available. Boxes ship every six weeks; the first box ships in September.
This review is for the Girl’s box.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: CampusCube
The Cost: $29.99 per box + free shipping (You pay for 3 or 6 boxes at once)
COUPON: For a limited time, save $5 off your first order with MSA5!
The Products: snacks, gadgets, and personal care items for your college student
Ships to: US only
Check out the Women’s Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add CampusCube to your subscription list or wishlist!
The info card details the basics of a CampusCube subscription.
The outer box can be upcycled into storage space. They’re stackable and make for nifty organizational shelves! CampusCube kindly sent me a couple extra outer boxes so you can see what they look like when used together as storage. The binder clip included with the info card is perfect for clipping boxes together.
Aluminum Water Bottle with Carabiner Clip – $7
This is an aluminum water bottle with a twist off cap and “CampusCube” logo. It’s a simple necessity for students!
479 Degrees Sea Salt Caramel Popcorn 5oz – Value $3.35
I usually think all kettle corn taste the same but this one is different, maybe even tastier. It reminds me of Kellogg’s Corn Pops cereal.
Goodie Girl Quinoa Chocolate Chunk Cookies 4.5oz – Value $5.29
This is another big win. The cookies are so light and crunchy and delicious. They have the perfect amount of chocolate chips. There’s a slightly nutty aftertaste that I’m quite fond of too. I’m addicted!
Andalou Pure Pore Face Mask – $5.99
This sheet mask contains fruit stem cells, willow bark extract, coconut water, jojoba oil, and a host of amazing ingredients. I really wanted to like it but several things didn’t work out. The fiber mask was thin and adhered wonderfully to my skin, but the eye and mouth holes were too small. The watery essence felt cooling and moisturizing, but at the three-minute mark my face started to sting from the cooling effects. I had to remove the mask after only five minutes. Finally, the essence felt sticky after use. Overall, great ingredients, not so great execution.
Cyndibands Hair Ties – $4.95
I always like to keep a hair tie on my wrist so this is perfect. Hair ties are super versatile too. If you have short hair, you can always use them as regular rubber bands.
Sinji Pouch Smartphone Wallet x2 – $15.98
This is an adhesive wallet or pouch that you attach to the back of your smartphone. The pocket is made of stretchy fabric so you can store cards and even knickknacks inside. When I was in college sometimes all I needed was a phone and my college ID to travel between dorms for activities. If I had this I wouldn’t have needed to bring a wallet or purse every time.
Exclusive Pillowcase – $10
This is a CampusCube exclusive pillowcase with pink text that reads “I woke up like this.” It’s 60% cotton, 40% polyester, and made in the USA. I love how comfy it feels. It is pretty large and will fit most pillows.
Delicious! This contains a box of 7 packets of lemonade flavored drink mix. I’m happy that the flavor isn’t overwhelmingly sweet, plus, it’s organic. As someone who doesn’t really drink much fluids this will surely motivate me to drink more throughout the day.
I couldn’t find the exact packaging so I linked to a larger size.
Harry’s Truman Razor – $17
Wow, I love the packaging! This Truman razor has a comfortable, plastic composite handle and a weighted core for better grip and control. The blades have a flex hinge and lubricating strip. The razor retails at $9. You can redeem four extra blades from Harry’s website at no extra cost, which adds another $8 to the value.
Verdict: I loved my first box from CampusCube! The whole care package feels thoughtful, well curated, and high quality (especially the pillowcase). I like the mix of snacks, beauty, and gadgets. The face mask didn’t work too well but I enjoyed trying it out. I was a college student not so long ago so I know that it’s sometimes hard to eat healthy in school. Therefore, I appreciate that they include both healthy and delicious foods. Also, one feature that makes CampusCube unique is the convertible storage boxes. It’s a great way to be practical and environmentally friendly. I calculated the total value to be $72.56, which is more than twice the cost of the box! Overall, I’m extremely pleased with September’s box and look forward to future months.
What do you think of CampusCube?