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Bulu Box Subscription Review + Coupon – October 2016

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Bulu Box is a monthly fitness and weight loss subscription. The original Bulu Box is focused more on fitness and general health supplements, and they also offer a Weight Loss box that focuses more on diet products.


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This review is of the Original Bulu, $10 a month, box.


The Subscription Box: Bulu Box

The Cost: $10 on a month-to-month plan; save with longer subscriptions

COUPON: For the lifetime of your subscription, every box will be $5.99 with coupon code MYSUB599


For a limited time, use the code MYSTERY to get 3 months of Bulu Box for just $20 + a Free Mystery Box! This code is valid until 10/31.

The Products: 4-6 health and fitness items such as vitamin samples, fitness gear, and healthy snacks.

Ships to: US (free)

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Bulu Box seems to have stopped providing information cards listing the items in the box. Instead, you get some coupon codes. Also, there was a bit of product literature for one of the items in the box.


Flyjoy Ancient Grain Energy Bar in “Salted Cherry Blondie” (1.5 oz) – Value $1.56

Energy and protein bars are probably my favorite items to get from Bulu Box. I’ve been exposed to some new brands I never would’ve found, otherwise. I’m not sure what I think of this one, though. I split it with my husband. There was basically only one piece of cherry (kind of large) and it ended up in his half. These were super chewy and took a long time to eat. I’d be willing to give these another chance.

Ultonic All-in-One Natural Remedy Energy Gel and Immunity Enhancer (1.2 oz) – Value $2.09

This is full of superfoods, anti-inflammatory compounds, etc. This is a great time of year to send immunity-boosting products. I actually had a cold this year for the first time in ages. You can do lots of things with this but I put it in a smoothie. It added a little bit of spiciness thanks to the cinnamon and ginger and did NOT taste like garlic.


Bakery on Main Bunches of Crunches Granola in Dark Chocolate Sea Salt (1.1 oz) – Value $0.73

The packaging suggests this is supposed to appeal to children, although I don’t know many kids who eat granola regularly (though in fairness, I just don’t know many kids). This is gluten free (has grains like quinoa and amaranth and millet) and non-GMO and is high in fiber. If I ever had a need for chocolate granola, I would consider this. (Although a lot of the clumps broke into very tiny pieces during shipping.)

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts (0.5 oz) – Value $0.50

These have been making the rounds since I started with subscription boxes several years ago.  But, I like them as a good source of essential fatty acids, protein, and fiber.  I will be putting them in my morning smoothies.


Choice Organic Teas in Chamomile Mint (1 bag) – Value $0.31

Choice Organic Teas in Dragonwell (1 bag) – Value $0.31

The chamomile mint tea isn’t available from the Bulu Box shop. It is about what you’d expect from chamomile mint tea but is a little different than Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Tea. Dragonwell (or Longjing) is a type of Chinese green tea. Chinese-style green teas are an acquired taste but I find they are excellent at appetite suppression.

IceFX Popping Crystals for Kids Vitamins (orange flavor, 0.09 oz) – Value $0.67

You will sometimes get products for children in Bulu Box. I’m probably not the best person to assess products for children as I don’t have any. Anyway, these are ssugar-free(they do contain sugar alcohols) and low in calories and have lots of vitamins and a few minerals.


Wet Platinum Premium Silicone Personal Lubricant (0.06 fl oz x 2) – Value $0.64

It is as good of a time as any to mention that sometimes with this subscription, you will receive adult-oriented items. They are never the majority of box items, but they do turn up from time to time, so just be aware of that.

Verdict: I calculated a value of about $6.81 for the October Bulu Box.  I only paid $5 for the box, thanks to the previous “$5 for life” coupon codes  (current offer is $5.99 a box for life with code MYSUB599), plus I can review the items for points that I can use towards items like Quest Bars or PB2 I would buy anyway, so from a value perspective, I am happy. The box seems a little random this month, but it usually does, and I would say this is a pretty representative example of a Bulu Box. (Occasionally you luck out and get full size supplements, but it is best not to expect that every month.)

What did you think of the October Bulu Box?

Written by Ragan Buckley

Ragan Buckley

Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She’s now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn’t give up beauty boxes entirely).
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. If you use MYSUB5 the Bulu Box will be $5.00 for the lifetime of when you subscribe. That includes shipping. The discount code is also posted on their website.

  2. I love bulu box too. I don’t always like the samples, but I love the variety and just trying new things. I subscribe to both boxes and for some reason I find the weight loss one is usually a better value. I also bought my sis a subscription- which she enjoys too. For the price, you can’t lose ($5/box) I see the price went up a bit so I’m glad I’m locked in for life. I used a coupon posted here a few months back- .99 first box and then $5 for life. I also love the points I get for reviewing my items. I’m always getting free or discounted items in their shop. Thank you so much, Bulu team!!

  3. I love this box. I get both boxes and they have been different each time. This time my original box had a coupon for a package for free Foster Farms turkey, with max value $9.99. I get the 3 month at a time subscription and there is usually a special offer associated with it. Like Energems, which are now a necessary part of my life now.

    • wow, maybe they are more generous with the 3mo? I went through all the cards and ads in my box, and no coupons or incentives. I DID like the Energems, wish id get a coupon for those!

  4. I ordered both Bulu boxes, one was supposed to be Diet, but the first month both boxes were identical, like they didn’t expect people to get both and catch on. this month, half the items were identical, and there wasn’t anything “special” or dietary about the items. and yeah, always tea, LOL. and lubricant? in the same box as kids vitamins? just weird.
    not keeping both boxes after this.

    • If you get two identical boxes in a month, you can contact them and they’ll send a replacement. That happened to me last month.

      You will get some item overlap if you have both, though.

  5. Was not impressed with my box this month. I am on the fence on whether to cancel or give it another month.

  6. I think the reason they don’t do cards is not all the boxes are the same. I got different items this month. I got the granola and kids vitamins as well as the lube, but I also got toothpaste powder, nasopure bottle and saline wash and different tea. I can’t remember if there was anything else.

    • They were doing cards earlier this summer and people were still getting different boxes (with different cards), based on comments on the reviews. I have seen a whole lot of boxes across different categories dropping detailed information cards this year, everything from Love with Food to Bulu Box to Cuddle Crate to Purr Packs.

      I have to say, though, the worst was a box I had a few years ago (don’t remember which one) that had a QR code instead of an info. card. I don’t have a smartphone so what am I supposed to do with that?

  7. Got my box Monday and it was canceled Tuesday. I’ve had the sub since April and I’ve really tried to justify keeping it. I’m vegan and there were sometimes vegan items. I got teas every month which I just gave to my mom. I got a sample Sea Kind Anti-aging serum which is vegan as well as the hemp seeds. A couple of powders drink mixes, anti-hangover capsules, and the Bunches of Crunches. What got me was the prenatal fiber. I’m 44 and had that part of the factory closed down awhile ago. If this item were vegan (It contains dairy which I’m allergic to) I’d have no issue trying these. How the heck am I going to get my ‘man’s man’ non-vegan boyfriend to try these? I just got him exfoliating two years ago and it took me a year to get him to occasionally use higher end cologne. He could really use the fiber, but he’ll probably be afraid that his voice will go up an 8th of an octave if he takes it.
    Alas, I bid Bulu farewell.

    • All it is probiotics and fiber. Nothing hormonal related at all. I take them and I’m not prego- they actually take good. Too bad you can’t try do to the dairy. Best 😉

  8. What I like about bulu now is that you can use the points to get more items in your box. For full sized items they will give you two, for teas and sample packets at least four instead of two. Also, you Don’t have use alot of points to get extra items, just $7 in points is all you need!!

    • Yup. I did that this month. It was fun getting all the extras.. Especially since I love teas.

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