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CampusCube for Girls College Care Package Review + Coupon- September 2017

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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.

This particular subscription has two options: either the fall semester (3 boxes that ship in September, October, and November) for a one time fee of $119.85, or a full school year (6 boxes that ship in the Fall of 2017, in Sept., Oct., and Nov. and in the Spring of 2018 in Feb., Mar., and Apr.) for a one time fee of $239.70. You can no longer order just one College Care Package at a time. You can, however, add on single “exam survival” cubes to either subscription. 

A preview of what’s inside these boxes can be found here.

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 Girl’s College Care Package.

The Subscription Box: CampusCube

The Cost: Get the Fall 2017 semester for $119.85 (3 boxes) or the full 2017/2018 school year for $239.70 (6 boxes).

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

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

Ships to: U.S. only

Good to know: Boxes can also now be purchased individually for $39.95 + $3.95 shipping.

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When you order the CampusCube College Care Package, you can include an encouraging message to your beloved College student to get them pumped for the new school year. Since this is the first care package in a series for the semester or year, the theme is “Start Strong”. I will now be playing the part of Lanie, who just received this from her Aunt Sara. What a wonderful Auntie!

Olly Goodbye Stress Tabs Single Serving Packs x2 – Value $1.33 (buy a bottle of 42 gummies for $13.99)

It took me a while to figure out what these were. They’re basically gummy supplements that help you chill out, but stay alert. I’m feeling a little stressy right now, so I popped the two gummies from one of the back (1 serving) and will report back on how I feel. This is certainly something I’d see useful for a college student of any age.

CampusCube Lashes Pillow Case – Value $8? (I’m making a wild guess on the value based on some googling of pillow case sets)

When I took this out of the bag, I was like “who the heck only needs one pillow case?” then I was like “duh, a student who most likely sleeps in a twin bed”. Silly me! This is a nice crisp white standard size pillow case with two sleepy closed eyes that have some serious #lashgame. It seems to be a nice heavy cotton and doesn’t feel cheap. Maybe I can match it with my single Morrissey pillowcase to make an unlikely pair?

CampusCube Mobile Phone Pouch – Value $1.00? (Looked around online to find similar to estimate pricing)

I see these around a lot, usually as promo items. This is a card holder that you stick to the back of your smartphone so you can ditch your wallet and keep everything in one place. I don’t hate the idea of using this on a night out, but since it’s a sticker, once you put it on, it likely needs to stay. The pocket is sort of a stretchy spandex material which allows it to stretch, but makes me fear that something could slip out.

CampusCube Reusable Plastic Mason Jar Cup w Straw, 24 oz. – Value $1.99? (Linked to similar)

This BPA-free plastic cup combines the popularity of reusable cold beverage cups with the charm of mason jars. It’s a clear hot pink hue with a white pineapple on the front and smartly includes liquid measurements on the side. A lot of people are drinking fresh juices or protein shakes these days, so it’s a good idea to include those measurements! The lid screws off so you can remove the straw and wash everything.

NPW Retox Pamper Pack – Value $11.99

Heck yea, this is what I am talking about. This pamper pack includes four different pouches that help you get ready to look your best. There’s a creamy almond oil leave in hair mask, a shea butter and peach kernel intensive foot cream, a pomegranate & paw paw face mask, and grape and ginseng relaxing eye pads. Sounds pretty stellar and the perfect way to get energized for the long school year ahead. I am most excited about that foot cream- sounds soooothing.

Sheila G’s Brownie Brittle, 2.75 oz. – Value $2.98

Brownies are really rich, and this brownie brittle follows suit. If you like the crispy edge of a brownie once it’s come out of the pan, this brittle is definitely for you. The crunchy bite-size pieces have chunks of crispy caramel in them to sweeten the deal. A few of these satisfy my need for a sweet treat after a meal.

Nuts.com Power Mix, 1 oz. – Value $2.50 (buy a 1 lb. bag for $6.99)

I am very into the little nut guy on this package. How did he grow hair? Somehow I had never heard of nuts.com until today, but now I know they have a huge selection of nuts and mixes that you can order in various sizes. This power mix includes all sorts of dried fruits like raisins, strawberries, cherries, and cranberries, in additions to unsalted peanuts. What a great snack to power through some homework in between meals.

Nourish Crunchy Coconut Vanilla Granola Bites, 1 oz. – Value $1.42 (Buy 12 for $17.09)

Wow- these are good. I’m immediately drawn to this pleasing packaging, and then the granola bites are actually super duper tasty! I wish I knew when things were actually healthy versus when I’m being tricked by marketing because I want to order a huge gang of these right now but they taste too good to be good for me! This 1 oz snack pack is the perfect size. Please help!

Live Love Pop Salt & Vinegar Popcorn, 1 oz. – Value $1.50? (I had a hard time finding this brand for sale online, so I took a guess at value)

My roommate ate a lot of this as he remarked that he had never had salt and vinegar popcorn before. I haven’t either, so this is a nice little treat instead of salt and vinegar chips that are prob a lot more greasy. This popcorn is popped with sunflower oil and only contains salt and vinegar seasoning. That’s it! Another tasty snack to have on hand.

Belgian Boys Mini Cookie Stash, 1 oz. – Value $1.20 (buy a box of 5 for $5.99)

I’m familiar with these Belgian Boys, but only in the form of mini Stroopwafels. This package contains their cookie butter cookies in the shape of mustaches, and boy, are they tasty! I inhaled this pack immediately without regret. More, please!

Swedish Fish, 2 oz. – Value $1.25 (Buy 24 packs for $30)

A true classic! Swedish Fish are always a favorite of mine when I’m at the movies or have a snack attack I need to tend to. They are so chewy and delicious, I can never keep a full bag around or I will make myself sick on them. This 2 oz. package will keep my willpower in check.

Duncan Hines Perfect Size for One x2 – Total Value $1.25 (Buy a 4 pack of either flavor for $2.50)

A little weird that these seem to come from a box that is sold in packs of four, so you get the generic packaging, but all the info you need is there to make them. I got two different flavors: Chocolate Lover’s Cake, and Blueberry Muffin. I pretty much always want cake, so having a pouch that makes a single serving in a cup is a great idea for a student. There are even “Chef’s Quick Tips” on there that suggest things like putting some coffee into the chocolate cake, or chopped nuts into the blueberry muffin. How extra! Of course, I need a microwave for these, which I don’t have, so I may try to see if they work with just boiled water?

Donut Disturb Door Hanger – No Value

Lastly, CampusCube has included this donut-themed “Donut Disturb” sign for your college student to hang on their door when they need to rest up. Super cute. This seems to come in all the cubes, so I’m going to chalk it up to a bonus item with no value.

I couldn’t find directions anywhere but knew that you could repurpose the box for storage, so I turned it inside out to show the positive quotes off.

Good lil catchall for toiletries, or just to store your snacks!

Verdict: I thought CampusCube was awesome! The cost breakdown comes to $39.95 per box, but you have to commit to three or six at a time. After adding up all the estimated values, I only got a total of around $36, but the sender doesn’t have to run around finding things or pay postage to send it out. As someone older than the college demographic, even I was pretty into all of these snacks and items, so I have a good feeling a student with limited funds and not a lot of free time would love receiving this in the mail each month!

UPDATE: CampusCube recently re-added the ability to purchase a single Cube. Prices range from $39.95 to $44.95, plus $3.95 shipping (and expedited shipping is also available).

What do you think of CampusCube?

Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a stationery addict, lip product connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. Her favorite subscriptions contain office supplies, anything kawaii, and all things food. She is also proudly the unofficial “Meat Editor” of My Subscription Addiction.

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8 Comments

  1. I think this is a great idea! I thought all the items seemed to be a great fit for a college student. What fun for them to receive this and then think of YOU every time they use one of the items. I also thought it was great that many of the items are things that get used up, so your student won’t be plied with more stuff to take care of in their little “cube”. 🙂

  2. Thanks for the review. I have a daughter that started college recently and was all set to order this. It was a great idea, but I expect more value when you are taking a “chance” on a box. Amazon orders are much easier to customize and a better value.

  3. Thanks for the review! I just feel like I could curate a more interesting and useful box myself for this money.

  4. Sorry to be a downer but I wish either the value was higher, the items weren’t repeated every month (the phone case and door knocker), and Something else rubs me the wrong way. The sizes maybe?

    I’m constantly craving junk food after reading these reviews though. Maybe it would work better for me if they marketed it as primarily a food subscription box? Maybe more lifestyle items? A bespoke post citation but for a younger, more transient demographic?

    It feels like it’s curated by someone who graduated college at least 20 years ago to never lived in campus housing so they don’t really know what would be useful besides snacks.

    I’m still crazy hungry though and I definitely want some salt and vinegar popcorn now.

    • *curation

  5. Another enjoyable review. I would go to college just to get the food goodies. On second thought it would be easier just to stay home and order me some.

    • Agreed! I’m a bit jealous all of this wasn’t around when I was in college!

    • Haha- certainly cheaper!!

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