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Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome Review – August 2017

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See the random housewares inside the August 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!

See the random housewares inside the August 2017 Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome!

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

See the random housewares inside the August 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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Crest 3D White Foaming Clean Toothpaste, 4.1 oz – Value $3.00 (Buy a pack of 12 for $35.99 on Amazon)

I literally just ran out of toothpaste, so it’s fortuitous that this new tube arrived in this box! The foaming aspect is a little weird—I didn’t find it to be overwhelming, but it does feel slightly foamier than regular formulas—but I loved how fresh and clean this toothpaste left my mouth feeling.

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Meridian Point Originals Collection 3 Piece Mason Jar Tea Light Set – Value $14.89

These little mason jars are just a little over three inches tall, so they’re sort of miniaturized. I really like the tiny cutout stars in their lids. The electric tea lights that come inside each jar can be removed, in case you want to use them alone or with other votive holders throughout your home. The lights turn on with a simple flick of a switch, and flicker inside their frosted glass holders. It’s not the most realistic flicker ever, but when all three of the candles are going together, it does look awfully magical. Candles can be tricky around kids or pets sometimes, so these would be a fun alternative for creating a similarly magical vibe.

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Two White Seat Cushions from Hit Promotional Products – Value $4.00 ($2.00 each)?

I could only find these stadium cushions on wholesale websites for a range of prices (based on how many you order), so I noted the approximate value above. If you’re the type to go to a lot of little league games, or who can’t stand the seats at their local baseball stadium, then these travel cushions will be right up your alley. These white pillows feel like they’re made with some kind of shiny polyester cover and a foamy interior. It’s got a good bit of firm squish to it, plus the cover has a handle and a pocket in case you need somewhere to stow your program or ticket stubs. I don’t have much occasion to use pads like these, but I know some sports-loving friends who would love ’em.

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GrillPro 12 x 12 Inch Non-Stick Wire Wok – Value $21.93

This looks like a really cool, unique grill tool. The only problem is… I don’t have a grill! I’ll have to bring this along the next time friends or family are cooking out, though. As a vegetarian, I’m often asked to bring a veggie dish to share. With this “wok”, I could help cook some veggies in a more unique way than just laying ’em over the slats of the grill. Have you used a grill wok before? What do you like making with it?

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24 Hour Fitness Yoga Mat and Sling – Value $32.49

I’ve been doing yoga for a few years now, and I’ve learned to be quite picky about my mats. I tend to prefer stickier, thinner mats made with heavier rubber to squishier mats with a foamy consistency. In other words, this mat, which is rather plush and smoother (and thus, slipperier) than I tend to prefer, isn’t quite right for my practice. But for low-key workouts in my apartment? I could totally see using it as a layer between me and the floor if I’m doing crunches or other exercises on the ground. And it’d probably be pretty useful for slower, or more paced-out practices. For me, I need something that really clings to my hands and feet as I move through one sweaty vinyasa after another. I will, however, probably steal the sling before I gift this to a friend—I love elasticized mat straps like this one. They’re so easy to loop over the ends of my mat and go!

Verdict: This Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome was great! For $24.99 (plus free U.S. shipping), I estimated that I got about $76.00-worth of products. I’m always surprised by how useful these very random items are. These products also seemed somewhat tuned into the end-of-summer season—”candles” for a night on the porch, a tool for the grill, cushions for stadium adventures… I think it’ll be easy to find owners for the things I don’t need, too. Overall, this box was a surprising win!

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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4 Comments

  1. This definitely looks like one of their better boxes!

  2. I love most of these boxes. My husband makes me wait until he’s home to open it.My box contained all the same items. While I won’t use the yoga mat, everything else found its place. My niece is starting college in the fall, she asked for the tea lights (safer than candles for certain). Toothpaste will be used. The seat cushions are perfect for the front porch rocking chairs and I like that I can hang them off the back to keep the outside dogs off them. As for the grill wok, we don’t grill out but I’m going to use it to keep fresh potatoes & onions in inside my pantry it should provide more breathing room air for the vegetables than the wicker baskets I normally use for storage. Who knows, maybe I’ll still find a use for the mat. That’s the best thing about this box. I can have an item for a while before I suddenly find a use for it.

  3. I really appreciate everything that I received in my box! Like you mentioned above, this box often surprises me with things that I didn’t even realize existed, but oftentimes end up being really useful! The toothpaste is the brand/type I use daily, so that’s a win! The grill basket is awesome for grilling diced veggies on the grill and was used this weekend! The stadium cushions are one item that I always forget, but wish I’d remembered..so those are going into my car! The mason jar candle holder are super cute. The only item that I personally won’t use is the yoga mat, but I have several friends who would gladly take this off my hands! For all the negative comments that this box generates..I find it to be one that I’m most excited to receive, as the items are a true mystery and if they can’t be used by me I always know someone that would appreciate receiving it!

    • Yay! I’m so glad to hear that so many folks are loving this box! It is always full of strangely useful stuff, isn’t it? Thanks so much for your comment, Kris!

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