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Birchbox Mystery Bonus Packs & How to Earn Birchbox Points

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One of the reasons I love Birchbox so much is that they have a great points/rewards system. Even if I don’t love the box for a particular month, I know I can review the items in the box, and get 10 points per item review. (10 points = 1 dollar, so with each box you should be able to earn 5-6 dollars).

If you are new to reviewing products to earn points, here’s a quick tutorial on how it works:

Birchbox Mystery Bonus Packs & Birchbox Points TutorialFirst, go to view your Birchbox Box for that month, then click on any of the products. Once you are on that product page, click the “Write A Review” link. Once you do that, this screen should pop up:

Birchbox Mystery Bonus Packs & Birchbox Points Tutorial

Fill out your survey and get 10 points! (Make sure to review all the products from your box within the month you received it – you can’t earn points for older months).

Ok, now on to the fun part – spending the points! In the Birchbox Bonus shop, they now have a Mystery Pick Two Pack sample option, and I’ve gotten a little addicted to it!

Birchbox Mystery Bonus Packs & Birchbox Points Tutorial


For every order you spend over $35, you get one Pick Two Sample Pack free with your order. (Just add the one you want to your cart, and they will deduct $10 when your other items are over $35).

Birchbox recently introduced the Mystery Pick option for the Sample Packs, and as someone who has spent way too much on Mystery Boxes, I couldn’t resist. Plus I had Birchbox points to spend, so it was super easy to justify making 3 separate orders!

Here are the three different Mystery Pick Sample Packs I received in my latest three Birchbox orders:

Birchbox Mystery Bonus Packs - A Mini Review

And a quick value break down of each pack:

Birchbox Mystery Bonus Packs - A Mini Review

Nuance Salma Hayek Volumizing Conditioner – 2 oz Value $1.50

DDF Wrinkle Resist Plus Pore Minimizer Serum – .23 oz Value $11.50

Mystery Pack 1 Verdict: Total Value of $13 – not bad, and this serum gets great reviews – excited to try it!

Birchbox Mystery Bonus Packs - A Mini Review

Mythic Oil – 3 ml Value $2?

Alessandro Hand!Spa Cream Rich – 10 ml Value $9

Mystery Pack 2 Verdict: Value of about $11, again not bad at all! And, I’ll use both of these items!

Birchbox Mystery Bonus Packs - A Mini Review

No. 4 Firm Hold Gel – .25 oz Value $1.50

Stila One Step Bronze – FULL SIZE Value $38

Mystery Pack 3 Verdict: Jackpot! I had no idea they were sending out full-size products in these mystery sample packs, but now I just want to buy more!

If you have any good Birchbox points/shopping strategies let me know! And definitely let us know if you have received any good Mystery Sample Packs!

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

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.


  1. Granted this blog itself is over a year old but I am curious as to how you get the survey to appear once you try to write a review? When I click “write a review” I dont get a survey to pop up, just a little box to input my review.

  2. how do you go to find the products of that month’s birchbox? I thought I did but when i hit the write a review button, it doesn’t look like yours.

  3. Those are some great offerings, I wll definitely take advantage of a mystery pack next time I place an order!

    • So, so far I received a pack containing Miss Jessie’s Quick Curls which wonders great on my straight hair, it cures the frizz and plus it smells good. The other item in the pack was a deluxe size sample of Caudalie Premier Cru The Eye Cream. I’m glad I took a gamble! I placed another today and picked the Mystery Pack again so I’ll reply again with what I receive in that one.

  4. OMG I would have LOVED to have gotten that last mystery box!!! I thought about going mystery for my last order but had no idea what types of things they’d send out so I just did one of the normal ones – I actually wasn’t a fan of any of the items so I picked the one I figured I could trade the easiest on MUT!


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