Escape Monthly Subscription Box Review – Jan 2014
Escape Monthly is a monthly vacation-in-a-box subscription. Each box comes with food, beauty items, and other souvenirs from a new destination. You also get a tourist book – so this box might help you plan your next actual vacation too!
The Subscription Box: Escape Monthly
The Cost: $49.95 a month ($39.95 a month with coupon)
The Products: Each box is a destination-inspired monthly delivery of luxury products to help you relax, renew and escape.
Ships to: US only
Bonus Points: Each month, one lucky member will be selected at random to win a vacation to the current month’s theme destination. Escape Monthly will pay for the winner’s airfare from a major US hub and two nights of accommodations, up to $1000. (They announce the winners publicly on Facebook).
Each box comes with a fold out card detailing each item included in your box.
Moon Colorado Handbook – Value $19.99
Geode from Pikes Peak Rocks – Value $1.99
I didn’t even realize this rock is a geode until I started reading the brochure. I just thought it was a rock that got rock dust on everything else in the box! (Did anyone else have that problem? I wish they would have wrapped this rock in some packaging).
Bluecorn Naturals Beeswax Candle – Value $4.99
Colorado Aromatics Mountain Mist Lotion in Lavender – Value $5.20
I’m always on the lookout for candles that are made with all natural and safe ingredients, so I’m very happy to have this travel candle. I think I’ll definitely be purchasing full size candles from the Bluecorn Naturals company!
The lotion and mud bath salts are made with all natural ingredients as well – and everything smells amazing. Now I need to have a mini Colorado spa day!
Jackson’s Honest Sea Salt Potato Chips – Value $2.99
Chocolove Orange Peel Chocolate Bar – Value $2.99
Whitegirl Salsa – Value $7.99
Bobo’s Gluten Free Peach Oat Bars – Value $3.95
I’m not sure if it’s a Colorado thing, or just how Escape Monthly curates their boxes, but I love that all these items have natural ingredients!
Verdict: I paid $39.95 for this month’s box and I received about $57 worth of items. I would have preferred if $20 of that value didn’t go to the Colorado book, but I’m still happy with the value of this box. I think Escape Monthly does excellent curation of their boxes. I feel like this is the box someone who knew me really well would bring back for me if they visited Colorado!
What did you think of the Colorado box? And what do you think of the February destination – New York?