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The Best Julep Maven Deal Ever!

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Free Julep Maven Offer!

Up until now there were two different Julep Maven offers you could get – a 5 piece beauty box free with a monthly $24.99 subscription, or a 3-piece beauty box free with a 3-month subscription at $19.99 a month.

Today Julep combined the best of both of those offers, so you can get the best pricing ($19.99 a month), and get the 5-piece beauty box free!

Julep Summer Brights Best Offer Ever!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Use this link to get the Summer Sizzle offer – 3 months at $19.99 a box
  2. Enter coupon code FREESIZZLE in checkout to get the first box free – that should bring your total cost down to $39.98.
  3. Your first box will be the free Summer Sizzle Box – 2 full size beauty items and 3 polishes
  4. Your next Maven box will be the September box – on the 20th you’ll receive an email from Julep letting you know it’s time to pick out your box selections!

More Details: Use code FREESIZZLE to get this 5-piece Welcome Box and two customizable monthly Maven Boxes for just $39.98. After that, your plan will auto-renew—$59.97 every 3 months. You’re free to cancel anytime. What you get in your Welcome Box may be different than what you see here, but we’re confident you’ll love it all. Our customizable monthly Maven Boxes typically contain two new polishes and one new beauty product ($40+ value)

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. Goodness. I had no idea about the problems with Julep when I signed up in July. It was my first ever subscription box. (Silly me, I just saw the pretty nail polishes and zip, off I went. Not to mention that I knew they were a local Seattle company and I like to support local!)

    My initial order box (the one they hook you with) came without a hitch. I’ll admit I wasn’t crazy about the quality of the polishes. There were three of them and two were very gloopy and not really possible to use. BUT….the third was very nice and I’ll say right here that the durability of that polish is exceptional. Enough for me to continue giving the company a chance and I placed an additional order outside the next Maven box. Three more polishes that I liked quite a bit (a little gloopy, but okay). Next Maven box ships late. I’m okay with that, everyone has glitches sometimes. I received an email apologizing and also stating they were adding x-number of bonus points to my account. *The bonus points were never added to my account.* Fast forward to the next Maven box, August. I order my box, even adding three additional items at extra cost. Last week I receive an email sent out to all Maven members that Julep has once again experienced some catastrophic event (isn’t it always?) and our boxes can’t be sent. They will be refunding our money and crediting our accounts (where have I heard that one before?) to cover the September boxes. Okay….I’m almost okay with this (if you’re keeping track though, you’ll see that I’ve never received a Maven box normally, on schedule, without a Julep catastrophe email or something)….but I was worried about the 3 add-ons that I paid for with my August box. No worries, thinks I….I’ll just shoot them a quick email asking them and maybe ask about those credits they promised me from last month while I’m at it. So I send Julep my first email….and immediately receive the most ridiculous automated response. It tells me how busy they are due to their tremendous growth (or could it be their f*&% ups?) and they couldn’t possibly respond to my email for at least 3-4 days. Well. So sorry to have bothered you, Julep.

    I’m a pretty easy going person. (I even told the customer service rep in the email I sent that my complaints weren’t directed at *them* and please, please forward my email to an upper manager instead because I don’t like poor customer service folks to have to listen to stupid complaints all day.) But Julep….wow, these folks need to get their act together before accepting new customers. Take care of the people you have first. Get it together. Fix it. *Then* and only then should you take new subscriptions. That’s the ethically right way to handle this right now.

    • I’ve had a completely different experience.

      All of my boxes except one came on time (and I did get the “sorry” Jules for the late box added to my account, it just took a couple of weeks for them to be applied). I actually already got my September box. All of my boxes had the correct products (upgraded once and switched out items via customization a few times, plus I’ve had add-ons a few times). I have gotten responses to my e-mails within a few days. All the coupon codes I’ve gotten have worked. And I haven’t had any trouble with the polish formula (even with older bottles like from mystery boxes).

      Perhaps they should be striving to make the customer service experience more uniform for all customers, but I’ve been pretty happy with them, all things considered.

  2. I just signed up in July for the Julep Maven subscription. Afterwards, of course, I have been seeing ALL sorts of negative things about Julep and how they’re screwing everything up BIG time. I was curious what your thoughts were on this? Most people seem to be letting anger get to them, so wanted a more level headed response! I am upset that the 50% off coupon they sent me in my welcome box expired before I even got the box. And I’m also upset that I don’t even get an August box…but that’s all for me directly. I’d love your thoughts!

  3. They have another pretty nice deal right now:

    Buy a nail polish caddy (holds like 46 polishes, looks super cool, I must have) for $30, and get FOUR free nail polishes from their summer-to-fall collection.
    Code: NOWLATER

    I did it- super excited to get the caddy (I’m a dork about organizing stuff) & got Martha, Princess Grace, Helen, and Lexie. All for the $30. Free shipping!

  4. Promo code: MAGIC50 to save 50% right now per an email I received from Julep.

    Here is the fine print….
    Offers expire on 8/10/14 at 11:59pm PT. Offers may not be combined with any other promotional code and are limited to one use per customer. Orders placed for the Monthly Maven Reveal (e.g. monthly Maven Boxes, Upgrade Boxes, and add-ons) are not eligible. Offers apply to purchases, excluding products in the Jule Box, Savvy Deals, and Weddings catalogs. Not valid for purchase of gift cards, gift boxes, or Gift of Maven. No exchanges or returns on discounted products. No adjustments on previous purchases. Taxes vary by location.

    Good luck!

    • Thanks for the code Chris!
      I caved and used it. I got the lawn games nail kit and the hand model set for 19.99

    • Thanks for the code Chris!
      I caved and used it. I got the lawn games nail kit and the hand model set for 19.99

      • Awesome! Glad you could use it. Also, great tip in response to Angela below.

    • I just gave MAGIC50 a try…on the three month Maven sub. And it totally works! I’m not sure if it is an error on their part or not…I read over the rules and while it says no gift boxes, no gift of Maven or on a monthly Maven box, it doesn’t say anything about the 3 month one. All I know is $30 is hard to resist.

  5. I have always wanted to try this subscription but I get nail colors in other boxes too. Could I just try the three months and then cancel? How hard is it to cancel and how would I go about doing it? There have been a few nightmare stories posted about canceling with Julep. Thanks to anyone that can help with my question!!!

    • Yes you can just try to three months and cancel. I believe you have to call them to cancel so it probably depends on who you get on the phone for how hard it is. But I guess you could just be firm and cancel if you really don’t like the subscription and they tried to convince you otherwise. Good luck!

      • The last time I tried calling them they didn’t respond to me for a week…..I had to leave a voicemail due to high all volume

    • Hi,

      It’s not hard to cancel at all. You can do it over voice mail. Just give them your email address , name and number and tell them you want to cancel. That’s it. I had no issues when I cancelled one of my accounts

      • I actually just recently canceled via an email and it worked for me! They responded within a couple of days and I wasn’t charged as I’ve heard some people have had problems with when they called to cancel.

        • They must have changed their procedures, because when I cancelled I first emailed them and they responded telling me I had to call to cancel. Either way I’m glad they are making things a easy process for their customers

          • I had heard how hard it was to cancel too, but it really wasn’t too bad. When I called them, I got voicemail and left a message saying I wanted to cancel. A couple days went by and I heard nothing so I shot them a quick e-mail and they replied confirming that my account was cancelled. It would be better if we could just simply cancel online but its not the nightmare to cancel as it may have previously been. I guess you just have to ask yourself if its worth it to you for the free box.

      • Chris,

        Thanks so much for taking the time to answer my question! I did sign up and have received my first box. Appreciate your help immensely.


  6. With this deal, will you only earn a skip every 6 months? I’m grandfathered with the original plan, but I’ve only bought one month and one mystery box (in a whole year!)… I might cancel and resub for this deal, essentially getting 3 boxes for the price of 2, but I don’t want to skip only every 6 months…

    • If I were you I would just make a new account and get this deal and then cancel. Keeping your old one that enables you to skip. I just joined 4 months ago and I don’t have the option of skipping yet. I wish i could

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