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Escape Monthly Subscription Box Review – Feb 2014

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Escape Monthly Subscription Box Review - Feb 2014 Box

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!

(Plus one subscriber each month wins a vacation to the featured destination – I hope a My Subscription Addiction reader wins this soon!)

Escape Monthly Subscription Box Review - Feb 2014 Items

The Subscription Box: Escape Monthly

The Cost: $49.95 a month ($39.95 a month with coupon)

COUPON: Use coupon code YOURESCAPE to save $10 off every month for the life of your subscription.

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).

Check out all of my Escape Monthly reviews and the complete Vacation Subscription Box List!

Escape Monthly Subscription Box Review - Feb 2014 Info

Each box comes with a fold out card detailing each item included in your box.

Escape Monthly Subscription Box Review - Feb 2014 New York

Moon New York City Metro Guide – Value $14.99

I like that this book is a little slimmer and easier to take with you than past travel guides. And I think we might actually use this book for an NYC trip soon!

Escape Monthly Subscription Box Review - Feb 2014 Brittle

Sundaes Best Hot Fudge Sauce – Value $6.50

Better Brittle West African Style Peanut Brittle – Value $4.75

This peanut brittle is made with only peanuts, evaporated cane juice and salt – I think that’s as healthy as peanut brittle gets!

Escape Monthly Subscription Box Review - Feb 2014 Peanut Butter

The Peanut Principle Gourmet Maple Peanut Butter – Value $5

New York Taxi Treats Cookies – Value $2.99

This maple peanut butter is really good – and I love that it’s organic!

Escape Monthly Subscription Box Review - Feb 2014 Soap

Brooklyn Studio Travel Tin Candle – Value $9

Flint Creek Good Skin Blend Soap – Value $3

I think this candle is my favorite discovery in the box. It’s made with soy wax and essential oils, so it’s eco-friendly, and the scent is fantastic. I’m adding a ton of these candles to my shopping wish list. I can’t wait to try more scents!

Escape Monthly Subscription Box Review - Feb 2014 Cookies

Kanpekies Peckigram Cookies – Value $8

This is a “Peckigram” – for $8 they send this box of 4 individually wrapped cookies to your recipient including a note from you. (I’ll be gifting these!)

Verdict: I’m always impressed by the curation of Escape Monthly boxes – I like that they include lots of natural and organic brands that are new to me! This month’s box featured a lot of sweet items which I will likely end up sharing with others, but I really like everything I’ve sampled so far. I paid $39.95 for this box and received about $54 worth of products. I’m happy with the value, but I hope that next month’s box has an even higher value!

What did you think of the New York box? And what do you think of the March destination – Ireland?

Escape Monthly Subscription Box Review - Feb 2014 Ireland

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. I really did enjoy this box. The cookies were really good, both kinds. My favorite was the soap and I will most definitely place an order for more soon. I too loved the candle, it was a nice surprise. My hubby got the peanut brittle and I took the peanut butter – yum. This is my favorite subscription box and I get a few. This is my way to travel.

  2. This is one of my favorite boxes, and although I no longer subscribe due to the expense, if they offered a $30 box without the tour guide I think I’d jump on that one.

  3. I tried Escape Monthly last year and received two of their boxes (Oregon and Hawaii). I had the most difficult time actually getting my boxes! It was like I had to do their job for them and I’m typically one who is very patient with most companies and their customer service. The first box I had them hold for me because I was getting ready to move but didn’t have my address yet (military). Once I did get my address it was like they fell off the face of the planet. I tried over three times to get a response so I could get my box. They FINALLY sent it and it was a great box. The next box I didn’t get a tracking number for and when I saw on Facebook that people started getting their boxes and mine was still a no-show I contacted support again a week later. It took over 2 weeks for them to actually mail me another box. They said they would include a little something extra for my trouble. When I got my box I found the little extra something but they forgot to include something on the list that was SUPPOSE to be in there. I got fed up with them and canceled. I love the idea but the company seems to be a unprofessional. And I also noticed that you have like a week to cancel your subscription before you’re billed for the next box. They should at least give you two. Seems a little sneaky if you ask me.

    • You have to cancel prior to the 15th, when they bill for the next box, and then they send the box a few after they bill. My boxes have always been sent two day priority mail, so I get them around the 21st of the month, allowing for almost three weeks to decide if I want to cancel.

  4. I really want to try this box, but I think the price is too steep, as well. I just bought the plum district deal for $20 which expires in August. I will wait for a destination that intrigues me.

    • There’s still a Groupon for anyone who is interested.

  5. I really enjoyed this box. This was for the entire STATE of New York, not just New York City so I don’t understand why people want “iconic” things of just NYC! I will eat/use every item in this box and personally feel it is their best box so far. I do however agree that the price is steep; I wish it was $30 or even $35.

  6. I was SO excited for the New York box! I’ve only been to NYC briefly twice but I loved it there and was exited for a guide book and merchandise. This was the box that encouraged me to sign up. When it came I was pretty disappointed, and it was kind of a pain to get the box, I never got an e-mail saying it was shipped so I couldn’t track it. I had to pick it up front he post office. Also, the items were a disappointment. I liked the candle, hot fudge and shortbread but nothing was very iconic to New York. I was going to cancel but they charged me for Ireland before I could and I was on the fence about getting the Ireland box. So I won’t ask for a refund and will wait for the Ireland box, which I am actually really excited for. Hopefully Ireland will be better and I will remember to cancel afterwards (I can’t afford $40 a month, I just wanted to give it a try).

  7. This has become my favorite subscription box even though the NY box was a little food heavy. I’ve read elsewhere people complaining about two things of shortbread cookies and two peanut-related food products. I hope in the future there is more variety and a little less food, but I didn’t get too upset by it for one box… If it keeps up though, I’ll probably unsubscribe.

    I LOVE the soap even if it’s a little ugly once out of the pkg.

    We’re SO excited about the Ireland box. My niece is planning to study/intern abroad in Dublin this summer so we’re already talking about going to visit so I’m hoping to get a good travel guide!

  8. There really isn’t anything about this box that screams New York to me other than the little box those taxi cookies come in. I get that the things are made there, but.. I don’t know. I think this box is underwhelming and I canceled after 4 months of disappointment. I also think that the travel guides are cute ideas but so far they have sat on my shelf unused and will be in the donation pile soon. If this box were $30.00 I’d think it were okay, but for 40.00 or 50.00 I think it’s a joke.

  9. This was my first box and I was on the fence about it. For $40 its definitely on the expensive side. Their previous boxes looked good and when they announced it was going to be NY, I was sold, but when I got it I just wasn’t overly enthused. Nothing that really stood out to me. Maybe I had too high of hopes because it was NY. Considered cancelling, but next month is Ireland (a place I loved when I visited), so im going to stay on one more month and see how it goes.

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