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Bulu Box Subscription Review + Cyber Monday Coupon – November 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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My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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

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The Subscription Box: Bulu Box

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

LIMITED TIME DEAL: Bulu Box has a sale on products – including Limited Edition boxes! No coupon required – just browse all of their deals!

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Use our coupon code MYSUB599 to get your subscription at $5.99 per month, for the lifetime of the subscription!

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

Ships to: US (free)

Check out all of our Bulu Box reviews and the Fitness Subscription Box Directory!

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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 as well as a wine voucher.

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Maty’s Organic Cough Syrup (2 tsp) – Value $1

This is made with honey and I am going to hang on to it until the next time I get sick. It has a bunch of herbs and also zinc, which may help shorten the duration of a cold, but it does contain any actual drugs such as cough suppressants. This wasn’t in the Bulu Box shop, but you can buy it at Target.

Dream Water Sleep Powder in Snoozeberry (1 serving) – Value $1.40

This contains melatonin and is supposed to help you get a better night’s sleep. Although I could definitely use more sleep (and better quality sleep), this stuff gives me the weirdest, most vivid dreams, and I usually don’t end up rested. (I’ve sampled it from other boxes a few times before.)

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Frownies Facial Patches (sample) – Value $0.83

I am assuming what I received counts as two patches and have calculated the value accordingly. I do not really have lines around my lips so I can’t use these as intended – they are supposed to train your facial muscles in such a way as to reduce or eliminate those lines. I may test them on my forehead once I make sure I’m not allergic to the adhesive (I have a bad history with bandage adhesive).

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Aceto Balsamico di Modena (10 mL) – Value $0.40

This is a little bit unusual for a Bulu Box sample, but then, good balsamic vinegar that’s also affordable is hard to find. And a good vinegar and oil salad dressing is way lower in calories than some of the bottled stuff you can buy in the store.

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Olly Vibrant Skin in Plump Berry (1 serving) – Value $0.56

These have hyaluronic acid and marine collagen (i.e., extracted from fish). They also have gelatin. So they are most definitely not vegetarian. If you are not a vegetarian and you don’t have allergies (these are processed in a facility that processes pretty much every major allergen), consuming collagen has been shown to be useful in preserving the elasticity of the skin as well as helping the joints.

Smarty Pants Adult Probiotic Complete (1 gummy) – Value $0.42

What’s cool about these as probiotics is that 99% of the bacteria survive stomach acid (this is a problem with other probiotics – you can’t establish a colony of good gut bacteria if you kill all of the bacteria off before they reach your gut). However, I was unable to try these because they contain gelatin. (They are free of gluten, dairy, artificial sweeteners, and high fructose corn syrup.)

Verdict: I calculated a value of about $4.61 for the November 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 I would buy anyway, but from a value perspective, I would like to see a bit more. I think this is the first month I’ve come up with a value below the price I paid for the box, which is disappointing, especially since I can’t even try the vitamins (Bulu Box does not promise to cater to dietary restrictions).

What did you think of the November 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.

2 Comments

  1. I have written Bulu 3 times. I have been invoiced for 3 boxes. I have not received any. I just received an email stating that my 3 month subscription is getting ready to renew. Really and I will get charged for 3 more boxes that I am not going to get? Amazing that they have time to send me a payment reminder but they have not an ounce of time to respond to any of my letters. Or perhaps send out my order, or maybe even find out why I haven’t received any of my boxes..maybe they are just sitting there collecting money. So much for the freebies they were sending, I can’t even get what I paid for. Do you have any influence with them . Who should get my letters? Can you tell that I am pissed?? REALLY POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE!

    • Which address did you use? I had to contact them once a few months ago and I got a response within about a day or so.

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