Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome Review – December 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.
About 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 + free US shipping
The Products: The products you receive are a complete mystery! There’s no theme and items are pretty much gender neutral.
Ships to: US for free
Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome December 2017 Box Review
This box seems like it’s got a bit of a holiday slant. Let’s check it out:
Every month, there’s a chance to win a surprise item. It hasn’t happened for me yet, but I always keep my fingers crossed! Next month, there’s a chance I could win a massage spa set!
There’s also some information about another subscription, a coupon for Pet Treater, and a coupon for Naked Wines.
Star-Shaped Holiday Wreath
I couldn’t find a reliable price for this wreath online, but it’s cute if you’re looking for some festive, wintry decor. I’m not the biggest fan of the fence-like wire in the center of the wreath (I might see if I can remove it somehow), but the star shape is cute. There are little fake cranberries and pinecones along the edge, plus twinkle lights that connect to a little battery-powered light pack.
Motion Sensor Light
More lights! This light is about the size of a light switchplate and comes with two sticky pads and a hole to use for mounting. The light is bright and crisp with a blue tone to it. It’s the kind of thing that’d be handy to have near a garage door or basement stairwell. The only tricky thing is that once the batteries are in it, I couldn’t figure out a way to turn it off! So it did a fair bit of blinking in my eyes. Obviously, it’ll turn off when I either hold still or leave the room, but just an FYI!
Blue Coronado Duffel Bag
There are a lot of “Coronado” bags online, but none that match this guy. The material is kind of like windbreaker fabric, but it seems relatively durable. I really like that there are so many pockets, but I do wish there was a shoulder strap in addition to the handles. It’s big enough to fit maybe two six packs of beers plus a big sweatshirt inside, so my first thought is to use it to carry things to get-togethers with friends or camping (something I want to do a lot more of in 2018). I could fit a weekend’s worth of clothes inside, too, so it’d be A-OK for a short road trip or to use as a carry-on.
Wonderland River of Dreams by Andy Russell 1000 Piece Puzzle – Retail Value $15.26
Aw man, I love puzzles, though I rarely think to buy them for myself! This colorful design is cute enough and provides quite a challenge thanks to its intricacy. Especially when it’s freezing outside, sitting around a table with a cup of something warm, working on a puzzle is a great, heart-warming way to spend an afternoon.
Flashing Holiday Necklace
Hey, I just got this same item in last month’s Mini Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome! It’s not bad having a second one, though—this way, I can share the fun with a friend! There are three settings for this string of lights that you control by pressing the white button on the clasp part over and over again. There’s a really wild strobe-like blink, a fast blinking setting, and a slightly slower one where alternating bulbs fade on and off.
The Verdict: This box had some fun finds in it, though I didn’t find it as exciting as some other months I’ve received. I think the “fun” items were just a little bit lower quality than I would’ve liked, and the “practical” items were maybe a little meh to me. But as usual, I do find the practical finds useful. I’ve mentioned this before, but I think the reason I’m usually okay with the random items I get in this subscription is because I’m just at the beginning of putting together my “household”. I don’t have a ton of odds and ends (for instance, I have a few backpacks, but not a set of luggage or even a reliable duffel bag to use on trips), so getting odds and ends doesn’t put me out. But I could see someone with more of an established home with those sorts of supplies (a solid Christmas decoration collection, a house with all the necessary lighting, etc.) might find this box a bit superfluous.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? There’s no telling which random items you’ll get inside this box, even if you sign up today. Subscribe now to get January’s box of surprises!
Value Breakdown: This box cost me $24.99 (with free shipping). Since the puzzle, which I could find a reliable price for, costs $15.26, that means the rest of the products must be worth $9.73. In other words, the remaining four items have an average value of at least $2.43.
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