Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome Review – November 2017
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!
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This is a review of the Standard box, which is $24.99 a month.
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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Each month, this subscription gives away a high-value item to a limited number of subscribers. Next month, an Amazon Echo Show is up for grabs!
Rosie the Riveter Pint Glass Set of 2 – Retail Value $9.29
These glasses appeared in a Peaches and Petals box I reviewed earlier this year! Peaches and Petals and Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome are run by the same company, so I’m not totally surprised to see overlapping items. (That’s good to know if you’re considering subscribing to both, though!) These glasses are perfect for anything from a big glass of water to a tall glass of beer. And I like the inspiring, iconic image on the front of each glass.
Village Naturals Therapy Aches + Pains Tension Relief Foaming Bath Soak, 36 oz – Retail Value $4.99 (Found here for $3.31)
Bath soaks are a nice way to rejuvenate my body in the cold months. This blend has an aroma that’s got a little bit of a holiday vibe to it—the combination of juniper and orange give it the same kind of refreshing, wintry zip that a holiday cocktail has. And the menthol in this soak wakes you up while it soothes your skin.
This is quite a chunky container for something that only holds 16 oz! I think that’s because it’s made of plastic rather than something more substantial? I’m not sure. It definitely sits securely on the counter, since it has such a wide base. And it’s built to keep food or drinks at a warm for 4 hours or cold for 6, which is pretty good. I just wish it was a bit more slender! Something that I could put in my car cupholder would be so ideal!
Abio Rolling Penguins Salt and Pepper Shakers – Retail Price $7.22
How cute! Instead of passing the salt or pepper, these wind-up penguins let you zoom them along to your fellow diners. I feel like my current dinner table never holds enough people to necessitate rolling shakers, but that doesn’t mean I’m not going to spend a bunch of time playing with these little guys! I forgot how fun wind-up toys can be! Plus, I’m from Pittsburgh, meaning these shakers will be perfect to have around while watching Penguins hockey games!
Diamond Home Large Salad Bowl Lunch Kit – Estimated Value $10.00
Funnily enough, this bowl was also in the Peaches and Petals box that included the Rosie the Riveter glasses! I couldn’t find this brand online anywhere, so I just took a stab at the value. This bowl is made of relatively lightweight plastic, and the lid isn’t the most secure. Still, it’s so handy! There’s a section for salad, a little tray to store toppings, a cup for dressing, and even a fork!
Thermos Can Cooler Bag – Estimated Value $12.99
I couldn’t find this exact bag online, so I linked to a similar product. This pretty teal bag is super convenient for storing a six-pack’s worth of cans, a few bottles, or a bunch of smaller snacks. It’s got a thick lining inside that felt cool even just reaching inside of it straight out of the box! It zips shut, and the handles are reinforced with some kind of hard rods inside, meaning less chance of the bag ripping or sagging. This is definitely something I’ll be using. I’ll be way more confident carrying beers to a friend’s house in this soft, sturdy bag rather than in a far-less-secure tote bag or backpack!
Verdict: As usual, my Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome included a lot of surprisingly useful items! I think the insulating bag is my favorite—it’ll be especially handy during the upcoming getting-together/party season. The salad bowl and glasses are nice, as well (even though I got them in another related subscription box already—hey, now I’m growing a set). My only so-so item was the big Thermos, just because it’s so clunky. But that doesn’t mean I won’t bump into a time to use it!
To Wrap Up:
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Value Breakdown: This box cost me $24.99 (with free shipping), but I estimate that I got about $62.44 worth of products inside. That means that I paid approximately the following for each item:
- Rosie the Riveter glasses – $3.72
- Soak – $2.00
- Big Thermos – $7.18
- Penguin shakers – $2.89
- Salad bowl – $4.00
- Thermos tote – $5.20
What do you think of the Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome?