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CampusCube Spa Aah College Care Package Review + Coupon

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CampusCube Spa Ahh Box August 2017 College Care Package Subscription

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.

CampusCube Spa Ahh Box August 2017 College Care Package Subscription

All subscriptions are one-time charges. You can choose between the Guys or Girls box. The options are a one-time box for $39.95 or 3 boxes for $104.97 ($34.99 per box). There is an optional Birthday Box add-on that ships to arrive on the recipient’s birthday and an Exam Survival Cube and Spa Aah Cube that can be sent at anytime. A gluten-free option is also available.

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.)

This review is of the Spa Aah Cube, $39.95 box. 

CampusCube Spa Ahh Box August 2017 College Care Package Subscription

The Box: CampusCube Spa Aah Cube

The Cost: $39.95 + Free Shipping (Spa Aah, Exam Survival, and Sunshine Cubes), $44.95 + Free Shipping (Birthday and Anytime Cubes), Fall Semester 2017 (3 Cubes) $119.85 + Free Shipping, Full Year 2017-2018 (6 Cubes) $239.70 + Free Shipping

LIMITED TIME DEAL: Now through 8/21, use code CC2017PLAN to save 7% off any subscription!

COUPON: For a limited time, save $5 off any regular cube order with code MSA5

The Products: snacks, gadgets, and personal care items for your college student

Ships to: U.S. only

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CampusCube Spa Ahh Box August 2017 College Care Package Subscription

This box includes a card with details on how to turn the box into a storage container.

CampusCube Spa Ahh Box August 2017 College Care Package Subscription

CampusCube Spa Ahh Box August 2017 College Care Package Subscription

Everyone could use a spa day, right? I suppose the first step is eliminating interruptions. This door hanger is reversible.

CampusCube Spa Ahh Box August 2017 College Care Package Subscription

Beauty Junky Detox Pamper Pack – Value $10.99

CampusCube Spa Ahh Box August 2017 College Care Package Subscription

Beauty Junky Detox Pamper Pack – Value $10.99?

I don’t normally treat myself to beauty products like this, so I was excited to dig in and see what they’re all about. I started with the cucumber & aloe vera face mask and was surprised to find it was basically just lotion with an artificial cucumber scent. Upon closer inspection, I realized the package has the word “fragrance” in small print; it doesn’t actually claim to have any natural ingredients nor revitalizing effects—I think the idea is more that it’s fun to put something on your face and chill for 15 minutes. I admit, I enjoyed my 15 minutes of quiet!

The same concept was true of the eye gel pads, hair mask, and foot cream that came along with this “face mask.”

CampusCube Spa Ahh Box August 2017 College Care Package Subscription

CampusCube Spa Ahh Box August 2017 College Care Package Subscription

You Are AMAZING Juicy Grapefruit Exfoliating Body Scrub & Wash – Value $3.99

Following my little at-home spa treatment, I took a shower using the included exfoliating body scrub and wash. I’ll admit, as soon as I saw the word “exfoliating,” I thought to myself that it was almost guaranteed to contain microbeads, which have proven to be horrible for the environment, but I was delighted to find that the back of the bottle claims this body wash is paraben- and phthalate-free, not tested on animals, and does not contain microbeads. I feel clean enough, but I really wasn’t a fan of the extremely artificial “juicy grapefruit” scent—I felt like I was bathing myself in candy.

CampusCube Spa Ahh Box August 2017 College Care Package Subscription

Loofah – Value $3?

I forgot to use this loofah in the shower, but it’s pretty classic as far as loofahs go. I like the cute striped ribbon loop on it.

CampusCube Spa Ahh Box August 2017 College Care Package Subscription

CampusCube Spa Ahh Box August 2017 College Care Package Subscription

Girlfriend! Twisty Microfiber Hair Turban – Value $14.19

Now, this is spiffy! It’s a special hair towel made from an absorbent microfiber material. It’s designed so that its elasticized edges hug your head, and it twists and buttons in the back to stay in place.

CampusCube Spa Ahh Box August 2017 College Care Package Subscription

My hair is a little too short to all fit in the towel, but it’s a cool concept!

CampusCube Spa Ahh Box August 2017 College Care Package Subscription

CampusCube Spa Ahh Box August 2017 College Care Package Subscription

Olly Nutrition Goodbye Stress, 2 servings – Value $1.33 (buy 42 gummies for $13.99)

Tazo Refresh Mint Tea, 3 teabags – Value $1.11 (buy a box of 20 for $7.40 on Amazon)

Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Nail Polish, Fuchsia Power – Value $2.49

Next up, a mug of refreshing tea and some…stress relief gummies?…I don’t totally understand the concept of these, but they definitely tasted good! I’ve tried Tazo’s Refresh Mint tea before and knew it to be delicious. This is where I would paint my nails if I were going to. This bright pink color isn’t in my palette, but I think I’m pickier than most.

CampusCube Spa Ahh Box August 2017 College Care Package Subscription

CampusCube Spa Ahh Box August 2017 College Care Package Subscription

Beauty Junky Beauty Boost Trio – Value $7.00

Here’s another little set of lotions: a face mask, hand cream, and hair mask. Since I had already showered, I just tried the hand cream. Consistent with my previous experiences, this had a really fake cucumber scent. This was also weird: when I peeled back its tab to open it, a sealed layer remained behind. When I punctured it, the lotion kind of exploded. It seemed like a flukey thing, maybe as a result of it being kind of cheap.

CampusCube Spa Ahh Box August 2017 College Care Package Subscription

CampusCube Spa Ahh Box August 2017 College Care Package Subscription

CampusCube Exclusive “I Woke Up Like This” Pillowcase – Value $10?

Finally, this pillowcase. It’s 100% cotton and made in the USA. It came out of the package extremely wrinkled, so I steamed it and tossed it on my guest room bed to showcase its full potential. As you can see, it’s completely not my style, but for someone with different tastes, it’s really fun and cute.

Verdict: It was so much fun to open this Spa Aah box and see it bursting with a ton of colorful goodies. I can only imagine a college student receiving this box will feel very loved! While I didn’t find the contents to be the highest quality, nor were they really my style (I’m 6 years out of college, but even back then these items wouldn’t have been ‘me’), they add up to about a $65 value, which makes it great deal. I’d just make sure the recipient of the box would be into these types of products before dishing out the $39.95.

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Written by Christen Russo

Christen Russo

Christen stepped into the world of subscription boxes by signing up for Graze. After her world was changed (for the better, obviously) by a steady delivery of amazing snacks, she realized she needed to expand her horizons to include deliveries of eco-friendly products, clothes, and beyond.

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.

11 Comments

  1. Those ‘face masks’ sound extremely disappointing. I’d be a little mad if I paid $40 for this and got a bunch of packets of lotion and other items you can easily get at Ross or a similar store.
    I’m starting university in the fall and while these items might be nice to have in my dorm, I wouldn’t sub to this box to get them when I can get them much cheaper at, like I said, Ross.

  2. It should be noted that this review has been edited since it’s original posting and while I see no issue with that, it does make the original comments seem unwarranted when they were based off of something no longer there

  3. I think this review is fair and positive considering the contents of the box. The curation is pretty good regarding the types of items, but the quality of those items seems to be lacking given the price. I’m no longer in school but it would miss the mark with me now and it wouldn’t have been to my taste back then either. Especially compared to other sub boxes selling for that same price or less. Some have mentioned this box should’ve been reviewed by someone in college. I can see the point but to me it honestly makes no difference as long as the items are clearly photographed with links to product info.

  4. The quality doesn’t stack up against the cost of this box, inflated values aside. I think the reviewer kept things quite positive considering what she’s working with here.

  5. It feels like the overall tone and vibe of MSA is changing which makes me sad. I love having multiple reviewers and opinions but something is off lately.

    • I agree. This box should of been reviewed by someone who could look at it from a college students point of view instead of just saying not my style, and fake scent, etc. It saddens me to read reviews that seem as if the person writing is criticizing bot only the box but the type of person who subscribes to the box!! This website has helped me find over 25 subscription boxes I love but lately I’m losing my confidence in some of tithe reviews.

      • You are spot on. Not only with this review, but there is definitely something “off” with a lot of the reviews lately. Too many of them are overly positive (not this one) reviews and using the inflated values the companies are giving.

    • I agree!

    • I agree as well! Lately I’ve read reviews for children’s things by someone who doesn’t even have children! In addition I’ve had several of my comments not even posted, I suspect because they weren’t in agreement with my opinion. It is sad.

      • I have had this happen too, but I think they just take time to review the comments. Mine have always showed up a little while later. With some of the nasty comments I’ve seen on this site, I don’t believe they are censoring you for disagreeing with the reviewer.

        While I do agree that the people reviewing should be the target customer, perhaps sometimes this isn’t possible for Liz to coordinate? She is overseeing a lot here! Just trying to give the benefit of the doubt, because I do think college students should review college student subs, parents should review kids subs, with kids’ input etc.

        Something else I also notice about this site, and it’s more the commentors/readers than the reviewers. Many people are increasingly most concerned with retail value, and whether someone else’s variation is worth more $ than the one they got. I saw someone upset recently because her box was only a little over double the value of what she spent? I think it was $45 or $47 value for a $21 box, but her issue was that someone else got a higher value box from the same sub. If that’s what’s most important to you, you’re entitled to your opinion, but subscriptions are a gamble, a way to get fun surprises. If it’s going to actually upset or anger you that you didn’t get the most value for your dollar, perhaps you should just not sub, and go shopping, couponing, whatever it is you do to ensure you are getting more for your money. Life’s too short to be unhappy with your purchases.

  6. Hope the box is clearly marked SPA or they will be looking for snacks.

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