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Surprise Ride Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 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, and they love it!


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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


use coupon code SIX15 to save up to $15 off a 6-month subscription (regularly $155.94)!

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

Ships to: US only

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This month’s theme is all about Treasure!


This is the information card that details everything included.


Puppy Pirates: X Marks the Spot by Erin Soderberg – Value $4.99

At one point, my eight-year-old wanted us to change our last name to Police Puppies, so he got a kick out of the idea of Pirate Puppies! From Amazon:

Ahoy, mateys! Set sail for fun and adventure on a pirate ship full of puppies!

Wally and his human friend, Henry, have passed the test. They are now officially puppy pirates – and just in time for an exciting new adventure. A treasure hunt! The puppies sail to a deserted island with treasure map in paw, ready to dig. But uh-oh! This island isn’t deserted after all. . . .

Two perennial kid favorites – dogs and pirates – combine in this new chapter-book series perfect for fans of the Rainbow Magic series and all things piratey!


Pirate’s Booty Aged White Cheddar Popcorn – Value about $1

My kids love Pirate’s Booty, so this was an instant win for them! As junk food goes, this isn’t too bad, so I’m okay with it.


Surprise Ride always sends a couple of toys to go along with the theme. I was kind of confused about what all the box contents were when I was photographing them, so I thought the chest was a toy, but it’s actually part of the supplies for one activity. The rubber bracelet on top is one of the toys. It seems like for the past few months, Surprise Ride has been sending rubber bracelets that go with the theme. My kids aren’t really into them, but I’m sure lots of kids are.



Ahoy Matey Sticker Book – Value $3.50

Interestingly, my son has already received this exact same sticker book twice thanks to subscription boxes! It’s a great one, but he is going to pass this along to his little cousin.


These are the rest of the supplies we were sent to decorate our treasure chest (above).



This is my son’s completed treasure chest! He painted it gold and then encrusted it with jewels. How decadent! He put all the leftover jewels inside, which I thought was pretty smart.


Our second activity was to create a treasure map. These are the supplies that were included.


This is my son’s completed map! He hid the treasure first, then he drew this map so that I could find the treasure. It worked! The map itself looks kind of messy, but this was his first time creating a legend, so I think he got a little bogged down with that.

Verdict: Surprise Ride is so fun! What little kid doesn’t love pirates and treasure? We had a great time with the activities this month, and my son is really getting into the book, too. Surprise Ride always picks such fun themes, and they’re always a total surprise. We love that!

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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