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Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome Review – May 2017

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Check out what came in my May 2017 Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome!

The Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome is a subscription offered by thatdailydeal.com. They send a variety of random items that should exceed the cost of the subscription and every month one subscriber wins a SUPER box with a really expensive item in it. What will you receive in your mystery box? It’s a complete surprise!

Check out what came in my May 2017 Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome!

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This review is of the Standard, $24.99 a month, box. 

Check out what came in my May 2017 Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome!

The Subscription Box: Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome

The Cost: $24.99 per month for the standard box or $34.98 per month for the deluxe box

The Products: The products you receive are a complete mystery! There’s no theme and items are pretty much gender neutral.

Ships to: U.S. for free

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Check out what came in my May 2017 Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome!

The Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome is unlike any other subscription box I’ve experienced. You literally don’t know what you’re going to get (for better or worse). The strange thing is, sometimes the items in the box are totally useful. Would I have gone out to find them for myself? Not necessarily. But having them is actually kind of handy! There’s also a chance that you’ll win a giant prize each month like the 3D printer and Segway mentioned on this info sheet!

Check out what came in my May 2017 Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome!

There’s also a card with a secret code—head to 13deals.com to find out what your code is for.

Check out what came in my May 2017 Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome!

The company also offers a mini box if you want something a bit smaller.

Check out what came in my May 2017 Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome!

The first thing in the box is a coupon for Hello Fresh, which is a popular food subscription box. I suppose if you’re already subscribed to a meal kit subscription box like this one, this is less valuable to you, but if not, this coupon is a good excuse to experiment with such a service. Already a subscriber? Pass it along to a friend!

Check out what came in my May 2017 Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome!

Mustache Baking Mold – Value $6.94

Funny story with this pan—I actually got one of these for my mustache-having uncle a few years ago for his birthday! It was a good gag gift and a fun excuse to get in the kitchen and bake! The box has some ideas for what to make in the silicone mold. The “ice sculpture” suggestion definitely made me laugh. Note that it’s a big pan—about 17 inches long!

Check out what came in my May 2017 Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome!

Eternal Back Stretcher Pro – Value $29.99

I’ve never seen a gadget like this before. I don’t suffer from back issues, and I tend to be pretty flexible, so this back stretcher isn’t something I’d go looking for on my own. It’s about the size of a throw pillow and is meant to support your back while also encouraging it to find its natural curvature (rather than hunching forward, like many of us do at our desk jobs).

Check out what came in my May 2017 Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome!

There are two pieces—an I-shaped bar and an O-shaped panel. The ends of the panel tuck into slots on either side of the bar, causing the panel to bend like a bow. Depending on which slots you stick the panel into, the panel curves more or less.

Check out what came in my May 2017 Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome!

Both pieces of this tool are made from really stiff plastic. Getting the panel to fit into even the lowest setting slots took some serious strength. I suppose that speaks to its durability, but it is tricky to set up!

Check out what came in my May 2017 Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome!

The best part, to me, is that there are little nubs along the length of the device. They don’t move or anything, but they feel good pressing into my back, like a massage.

Check out what came in my May 2017 Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome!

Dominos Double Six Modern Classics – Value $3.00

The next item in the box is this retro box of dominos.

I’ve never played dominos before, but now that I have them, it could be fun to pull them out during a get-together or a rainy evening in. There are rules printed on the inside of the box lid, too.

Check out what came in my May 2017 Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome!

The dominos have a nice weight to them and a vintagey black and ivory color scheme.

Check out what came in my May 2017 Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome!

Mastercraft Boa Constrictor Strap Wrench – Value $6.99

The next two items in the box felt right out of an as-seen-on-TV section, but that doesn’t mean they’re not super handy! This strap wrench can be adjusted to fit a number of jobs. I’m far from handy, but I do find myself in a pickle from time to time when I need a certain tool and don’t have one in a pinch. So while I might not get a ton of use out of this wrench, I feel like I should hang on to it for hardware emergencies!

Check out what came in my May 2017 Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome!

It’s a pretty cool tool, too. The belt is made from super-thick rubber that creates a loop at the top of the device. The handle has a good grip on it, and the plastic it’s made of seems pretty sturdy.

Check out what came in my May 2017 Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome!

Shinju Blade and Ceramic Peeler Set – Value $9.90

Next up is this knife set, which includes a handy kitchen knife and a peeler!

Check out what came in my May 2017 Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome!

The knife and peeler both feature ceramic blades, which according to the package, don’t rust or peel and stay sharper longer than steel.

Check out what came in my May 2017 Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome!

I don’t know a ton about knives, but I definitely need new tools like this in my kitchen! Both products feel pretty solid, if not super high-quality. And I really appreciate that the knife comes with a cover. I can drop it into the drawer with my other utensils and not worry about hurting my hand by accident.

Verdict: This Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome was pretty interesting. For $24.99 (plus free U.S. shipping), and I got almost $57.00 worth of products! That’s pretty huge. Now, these aren’t the highest quality items, nor the kinds of things I would’ve picked up at the store for myself. That said, they’re all pretty handy, or at least fun. What I don’t use, I’m sure I could gift. This box is definitely a luck-of-the-draw sort of thing, but I’ve been shocked at how much I’ve been enjoying this box!

What do you think of the Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome?

Written by Anna Reilly

Anna Reilly

Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she’s swooning for all things kawaii!

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11 Comments

  1. I am subscribed to the deluxe version of this box.

    I received the Eternal Back Stretcher Pro, Shinju Blade and Ceramic Peeler Set and the Mastercraft Boa Constrictor Strap Wrench as well.

    In addition I received a Godinger 17oz Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Hot/Cold Beverage Bottle, A Boombotix mini blue-tooth wireless speaker and a bag labeled smores that had pieces of milk chocolate and marshmallows will family descended on and dispatched rapidly.

  2. I use a strap wrench like that one to remove stuck jar lids.

    • I was just struggling with a jar the other day! What a great suggestion, Steph! Thank you 🙂

    • Weird! My name is also Steph H. and my birthday is May 19th (the day you wrote the comment) lol

  3. I’ve had a back stretcher like that for years (not the same brand I don’t think). I wasn’t sure it would work, but man, it helped my back pain immensely.

    I agree about the mustache thing….maybe I’m too old, but I don’t get it!

  4. I tend to have back problems from stress and bad posture and the back stretcher feels great! I lay down on it for a few minutes after work and the relief gives me more energy to get started on dinner.

    I was also happy to get the ceramic knife and peeler. Since they don’t rust they’ll be going into the camping gear 🙂

    • Thanks for commenting, LoRi! So far the back stretcher has felt really nice to lay down on – I’ve rested on it when I’m watching TV. It takes a second to let my back relax over the little massaging nubs along it, but I feel so loosened up afterwards. I like the idea of using it to reset and re-energize! Thanks so much for reading!!!

  5. I never got the whole Mustache thing and wish it would go away. Whew now that I got that off my chest lol. Great review for a cool box.

    • And I thought I was the only person in the world!

    • Lol. Ditto.

  6. I got the back stretcher and dominoes in the April box that I was charged for in March and received in May. Supposedly the box I was charged for in April is arriving on the 24th.

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