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MSA Quarterly Subscriptions Open For Next Quarter + Coupon!

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MSA Quarterly Box Ships Thursday + Updates

Just a heads up – subscriptions are open again for the My Subscription Addiction Quarterly box! (If you sign up today, your subscription will start with the second box).

If you are new to Quarterly, use coupon code FIRSTBOX10 to save $10 off your first box. (Regularly $50 a box). Good news (I love this about Quarterly) you will not be charged until the box ships.

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(To get free shipping, make sure to click “Buy Subscription” – you can cancel anytime. And you won’t be charged until the box ships.

And a quick background on why the first box sold out and went into wait list mode:

When we were planning out the box, we had to decide on the number of boxes we’d be shipping at the beginning of scouting for products. (That way we could let vendors know exactly how many units we needed).Β Because we needed to have an exact subscriber count over a month before we shipped, the box went into wait list mode shortly after the first spoiler was posted. (Hopefully that gives some background!)


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 am so glad that I was able to sign up for the second box. Missed out on the first one and wow – I would have loved absolutely everything in it.

    Can’t wait to see your collection in December!

  2. OMG Liz!!!! The scarf is amazing and so soft. I had never heard of that brand of lip gloss but I am so in love with it.

    • Was there a scarf in this box, and where did you see it? Has a list of items been posted?

  3. Neeeeedddddd my box. Where is my box?!?! No tracking. wahhhhh…. Need my MSA box. lol.. This has been the worst wait… I cant wait to see what you got for us…. Maybe the mail man will have it today. I have been so bad. My husband will say.. “Honey, you got a box.” I get so excited thinking it’s yours. Nope, Ipsy, French Box, Popsugar… sigh. then I pout all day. πŸ™ Oh oh oh… is that the mailman?!

    • I emailed them and they say the tracking will be provided today. These companies when they ship, all they did was put a label on, the box does not actually make it out the door until days later.

  4. Debated buying the first box, went to buy and missed out, looks like I am waiting for Nov. I love your site because it gives reviews and feedback as well as coupon codes. I can’t believe I even debated your box.

  5. Liz, I stumbled across My Subscription Addiction and not only am I liking the reviews and boxes but am addicted to your website. I find myself checking a couple times a day to see if you have posted anything. Thank you so much. I wish all boxes took the time and the customer to heart like you do. Wish I could have received your box but the wait list thing did not work but I am already signed for the next box. Again, thank you .

  6. I totally missed the boat on #1. Then, I signed up on the waitlist and received a message about an opening spot – nearly immediately went to the site and they sold out! I was so bummed. So, when I came home today, I was super psyched to see this. Thanks for the great start to the weekend!

  7. I missed out on the first box but have just signed up for the next MSA box. I just received the Chef Ludo box and am disappointed. I had signed up before I even knew it was a grilling box theme. Felt it a little late in the season but was excited to get his first box as I thought it would be great. The box had a custom pot holder which was nice and heavy duty (had Fisher Paykel embroidered on it), 2 jars of Chef Ludo’s seasoning (about $6.66 per jar), a grilling book by Fisher Paykel (not sure of value as it appears like a promotional piece) and a very nice grilling spatula (also a Fisher Paykel tool as it is in the grill book). Found this 5 piece set with an apron online for $134.00 so about a $27.00 if you don’t count the apron. Box included a brief note by the Chef regarding the items and a recipe which wasn’t even for the grill. I signed up for the Chef Ludo box as I find him to be creative with some spunk. He is now a spokesperson for Fisher Paykel and that showed. I also was disappointed in the true value of the box. I might have not felt so disappointed if he had put in the full set of spices or at least his own cookbook. I am now going to cancel.

    • if you are unhappy with your box. Return it. πŸ™‚ you can get your money back

  8. Does anyone know if there are any coupons for existing subscribers?

  9. I just subscribed and think I want to do a gift subscription for my mom and mother-in-law. I don’t see anywhere to add another subscription. I suppose I can sign up with another email and that will save me $10 but it would be easier to keep track of all under one profile. I see a heading that says gift invoices but no where to do the ordering of gifts. HELP?

  10. I am so excited to see my MSA1 box shipped!! I have taken a break from all recurring subscriptions until I work through my stash, except for yours of course, dear Liz!
    Thank you for your attention to detail, it is so appreciated.

    • Did you get a shipping/tracking notice already? I am anxiously awaiting mine!

  11. Does Quarterly send out tracking numbers?

  12. Whew, so glad I saw this. I was signed up for the first box but not for ongoing boxes. Fixed that!!

  13. Hey Liz!

    Any chance you’ll be doing a full review/spoiler post in the next few days since the box has shipped??? The curiosity is killing me :)!

    • Yep -early next week! πŸ™‚

      • Are the boxes shipping in waves? There’s nowhere in your account on their site to see if it actually shipped. I just got the charge email but that was 3 days ago. I’m trying hard to go spoiler free but that will be thought since it’s a safe bet mine hasn’t shipped yet and others will get theirs early next week. For some reason, no matter the sub or company, Vegas is apparently a shipping no man’s land.

        • I also want to go spoiler free. I am hoping Liz will hold off a little because I am not strong.
          About shipping, I had to contact Quarterly about an error in my account. When they replied they mentioned that MSA box was processed Wednesday and would be “enroute” Friday, but I have not received shipping notice.

          • Tracking is usually sent one week after purchase.

        • Erin, I wondered the same thing as well. I emailed Quarterly and got a response Friday from a rep saying that boxes shipped Friday morning and tracking information will be emailed on Wednesday September 17. The packages are being shipped through USPS, and since I am in Canada, I am expecting it to take about 2 weeks. Hope this helps.

          • Thanks! I should have remembered about how Quarterly handles shipping from past experience. Now that I think back, their shipping is right up there with Glossy. In other words, insanely slow. When a company says something “shipped” one day but that it will take another 5 to send tracking info, that to me means it won’t hit USPS until Weds or more likely, Thurs. The irritation for me is the Quarterly statement “no charge until it ships.” Well, that’s not really accurate considering the charge and the shipping will be a week apart. So to me there’s no point saying something shipped when it hadn’t yet been tendered to the entity that will deliver it. It’s rather like stringing folks along, a huge pet peeve of mine. After the Nina Garcia debacle last time around with a shipping delay of almost a month, I shouldn’t be surprised. If it arrives in Sep, I’ll be happy. That would put it weeks ahead of Glossy. They’re still shipping August boxes!

          • Thanks for taking the time to explain. No it is not accurate that they will charge our cards when shipped. I guess we are sort of at their mercy if we want the box.
            I do hope, Liz, that you will take this into consideration about revealing the box early next week. I don’t see the point in revealing the contents before people start receiving them. The only people (I think) that would want to see the contents are the people not getting the box. If the contents are revealed before people receive the box, what is the difference between revealing last week or this week, or for that matter, as soon as they sell out? I might be missing something I will admit.
            I guess I would like for once to really be surprised on opening the box’s contents. I guess I could just not go to MSA site for awhile, yeah right lol.

          • My understanding is that they charged the cards Wednesday and shipped boxes Thursday and Friday. There’s a little time between when a card is charged and when the box is shipped because they have to account for credit cards that may not be able to be processed. (For example, not enough funds, or the card has been cancelled, etc). In those cases, they reach out to subscribers to see if they want to add a different credit card and still get the box.

            I will NOT be revealing the contents before people start actually getting the boxes! I imagine that some subscribers on the West Coast will start to get their boxes Monday/Tuesday. (The good news is that Quarterly is moving their warehouse/shipping operations this month, so for future boxes everyone should get them in about the same time).

            I would love for everyone who subscribed to get the box with the letter and see everything as I put it together before seeing spoilers, so while you won’t see spoilers here early next week, they may be other places online. Hopefully that makes sense!

            This is definitely new territory for me – especially since I love posting spoilers! πŸ™‚

          • Liz,
            I don’t know how much longer I can wait for your box. The anticipation is killing me!!! πŸ™‚

            For me I think if my box is in transit, seeing a spoiler is not really a spoiler but rather , I feel as If I’m just one of the lucky people who got their box earlier than the rest.
            But that’s just my opinion. The surprise is still there, the mystery isn’t spoiled… I wanna see what I bought which feels like months ago since I signed up when it first released. it feels like I’ve been waiting forever. ^_^

            So excited for this box,I’m really looking forward to reading your post on why you chose each item and why it’s special to you!

            Thanks Liz for all you do!!
            I’m obsessed with sub boxes and with your site πŸ™‚

          • Liz, You are a doll! πŸ™‚

      • Doesn’t early next week end today (Tuesday)? Isn’t Wednesday (tomorrow) the middle of next week?

        …..a little anxious here…. πŸ˜‰

  14. Thank you for posting this Liz! I was on the wait list but didn’t receive an email from quarterly that this box was available, but thanks to your post I was able to subscribe! Can’t wait til November!

  15. My cc was just charged $50…….. πŸ™‚ Boxes on the way…..

  16. I mis read. You charge when the box ships. Gotta sign up! :-))))

  17. If I Signed up today would I be charged today or when it ships? I get paid early Oct. Thanks! πŸ™‚

  18. Ahhhh. I always get paid at the very beginning of the month and by the 5th-6th I am done with my monthly subs with finances. Oh… I SO hope that this will be available early next month and not sold out. Fingers crossed, wish one could be saved for me.

    • They do not charge your cc until the day before it ships. I just got charged yesterday.

  19. I was too late to get box #1, but just subscribed! So excited. Thanks for the code Liz!

  20. I signed up but was charged shipping… I do want the subscription but it didn’t even ask.

    • That is because you bought one and instead of subscribing. If you are only buying one it charges $10.00 shipping as you check out. You can cancel it and then it subscribe instead of buy. If you only want it the one time, you can cancel after you get the box. So, go ahead and cancel it and try again. πŸ™‚

      • Thank you!!

        • So I canceled then ordered again but now it won’t let me use the coupon code…

          • Carrie, contact support from Quarterly, CO. I sent them a message last night because I subscribed before I read about the coupon and today they replied already to let me know they applied it to my account. They are very helpful.

          • Make a new account with a different email address.

          • That is strange. But contact them and let them know what is going on. They are great and will fix it all for you πŸ™‚

  21. Why did I think there was no extra charge for shipping? It took the coupon but charged $8 for shipping. Is this correct?

    • If you sign up for a subscription there should be no shipping charge. If you purchase one box there will be.

      • I signed up for a subscription and was chared 8.00 for shipping.

        • I think if you do a one-time box purchase you get a shipping charge, but you shouldn’t get a shipping charge for a subscription. If you reach out to [email protected] they should be able to take care of it for you. Sorry about that~

        • As I recently found out, if you sign up for a “subscription” you will not be charged $8, if you sign up for one box you will be charged shipping.
          I got out of the screen before my order was complete. You might want to call their customer service and let them know what happened……or maybe you can cancel and reorder.
          If you are going fast and excited to order, it is easy to miss where you have to check “subscription”.

  22. I think I missed a description. What type of box is this — beauty? home? fashion? Any examples or descriptions of what was included last year?

    • Robin… here you go… If you subscribe to the newsletter, then you were the first to hear the news – today marks the launch of the My Subscription Addiction subscription box with Quarterly!

      Through subscription boxes I’ve been able to sample hundreds of brands and products, and discovered so many new favorites. I’ve also learned a lot about what type of products work best for boxes, and now I get to put that knowledge to use in crafting the My Subscription Addiction Quarterly Box!

      What you can expect from the box:
      β€’It will be a mix of beauty, lifestyle and fashion items.
      β€’My picks will all be ingredient conscious. For example, if I include a mascara in the box, it will be free of ingredients like parabens, or phthalates. If I include a candle, it will be free of ingredients like paraffin wax or synthetic fragrances.
      β€’This is a box geared toward women.
      β€’The box ships 4 times a year – the first month is September.

  23. Wasn’t able to get the 1st box, cannot wait for the reveal of that one – just signed up for #2!

  24. Super excited – just signed up!!!!! Thanks πŸ™‚

  25. I just signed up for a second sub. I wish I have 2 sept boxes based on your 2 spoilers. But I was lucky to get your sept box because I never saw your June announcement. I was traveling for work and stupid Hilton wants $9.95 plus tax for wifi! Cannot wait for my box. Thanks.

    • 2nd spoiler? I only saw the Tatcha spoiler……. please share what the other one is? I’m so curious I can’t wait!

      • Juicy beauty lipgloss, see blush mystery sept spoiler post. I love that lipgloss.

  26. So excited! I’m sure I’ll love whatever you’ve picked – when is the review for the first box?

  27. I was waiting for the first box content to be revealed before deciding if I wanted to subscribe to this or not but second box subscription already opened without revealing the first one πŸ™ #unhappy!

    • You can subscribe and then if you don’t like what you see in the first review, you can cancel. They don’t charge you until your box is shipped. So, you have till the end of next month to decide. Plus, if you don’t like the box, you can return it for a refund. I signed up on the first day Liz said she was getting her own box! I just got charged yesterday because it shipped out. So, it’s safe to sign up and then change your mind.

      • This is such a good idea! Thanks so much

    • Agreed. It seems strange to open signups before the box is revealed – why couldn’t Quarterly wait? I know we can sign up and cancel ( I signed up for the first box and cancelled because the spoiler was a product I’ll never use) but it’s one more thing to keep track of/remember. I was hoping to see the rest of this box before making a decision about the next one. Oh well, guess Quarterly/MSA just isn’t for me!

      • I don’t know the norm when a new sub starts but one reason might be Liz wants to get a box count so she can start start ordering for Nov box. And not sell out because not enough product. If you see Liz’s remarks above. I think you will still have time to order after the reveal, I can’t imagine Liz has put in a final count for the Nov box. Just speculating!

        • That’s correct – we haven’t finalized the count for the November boxes yet.

  28. I received notice that the box was shipping & for some crazy reason it wasn’t set to subscribe so I fixed that AND I was able to use the code you have here? $40 plus shipping
    Thank you Liz

    • If you choose subscribe instead of one time shipment, you wont be charged the shipping,

  29. Yay, I subscribed! I missed out on the first box, but I don’t want to miss the 2nd one.

  30. I signed up this afternoon before I saw this post about the coupon πŸ™

    • I emailed quarterly because I did the same thing and they applied $10 to my account. Their customer service is awesome!

      • Thanks Chantel. I agree with you. They were very helpful!

  31. Liz, I noticed that the next box goes out in Nov. So, is this box every other month?! If so…. That is AWESOME! πŸ™‚ I thought it was 4 times a year.

    • It’s still 4 times a year, but I think for Q4 Quarterly is trying to get the boxes out a little early before all the holiday craziness begins!

      • Oh… ok… sniff sniff.. I mean…. I wouldn’t mind if it was every other month! πŸ™‚ though it seems pretty hard to put 4 together in a year…. but still πŸ™‚

  32. I am so excited to receive this box, I got my email today from Quarterly stating I was charged. This is my first Quarterly box, does anyone know if they send out tracking numbers, even to Canada?

  33. we love you, liz! to top the tatcha would be nearly impossible! don’t worry, no one expects you to pull off a miracle! ;0) ‘good enough’ will be perfect!!!

    • More Tatcha wouldn’t be a bad thing (hint), I saw comments on QVC that I think were unanimous in their praise of how this brand worked on their skin– the only “con” was the price.

  34. Never mind, just saw Liz’s comment. For some reason I thought November was September….I was really excited for a minute that I snagged a September box….lol. I better go to bed…

  35. I was bummed I missed out on the November box so I signed up right now thinking it would be for December, but when I confirmed it said I am now subscribed and it is for November…That would be sweet…Here’s to hoping it’s not a mistake πŸ™‚ Anyone else who just subscribe have this happen to them at checkout?

    • The Box being mailed in Sept is the first one (sold out) so the one being mailed in Nov. is the 2nd Box.

  36. I thought it was quarterly, but the next box ships in November? It’s it going to be every other month? Thanks.

    • Right now it is scheduled for December, but there’s a chance it might ship earlier. (I will keep you posted). Still only 4 times a year.

  37. Just subscribed! Missed out on the first one so didn’t want to wait on this one!

    • Me too!!

      • Me Three!! LOL!

  38. Is it okay if I sign up now and change my mind before shipping date? Does Quarterly allow cancellations?

    • Yes, they allow cancellations. I cancelled my Arianna Huffington box twice and then signed back up for a 3rd time which billed today too. So you can cancel and resubscribe if you really wanted too although I wouldn’t advise that because the first box ended up being waitlisted. It’s nice to sign up now to know you will receive a box and then if somewhere along the way you changed your mind it is OK.

  39. Yay! I was SO SAD when I realized I’d missed out on the initial sign up. I’ve only recently discovered this site and am now obsessed. I feel like I need to work for you or something!! Lol.

  40. Quarterly added a $10 coupon to my account a few months ago so I just logged on, used FIRSTBOX10 and paid $30 for this box! I am beyond excited right now.

  41. I was lucky enough to be able to buy the first one and am now subscribed. Very excited about this!!

  42. I just ordered the next box! (:

  43. How can you tell if you’re subscribed or if you just purchased one?

    • I now know that when it is a single box the email confirmation will say XXX purchase has been processed. A subscription confirmation email will say Your subscription is now activated for XXX. You can email them to check if you no longer have that email confirmation.

      I couldn’t tell by looking at my Quarterly account. I saw my invoice today which showed it was a one time box and thought to myself oh no! I must had hit buy next package only for the first box.

      • My account has the box listed under subscriptions, and on the curators’ page, it says subscribed instead of Buy one or Subscribe. I’m pretty sure that showed up as soon as I subscribed. Also, I got the invoice for the first box today, and it says “here are the details of your subscription payment,”

        • thanks so much for the clarification…I obviously only bought the one box, now I’m subbing and my account page looks different!

  44. Is there somewhere I can see the full contents of the first box so I can decide if I’m in?

    • The first box just shipped, Liz said she is holding off on doing a full unboxing or more spoilers until more people have received their boxes I think πŸ™‚

      • Thanks. That makes sense. People get a bit irate if they like to be spolier free and get spoiled. I’m thinking of getting a few – good holiday gifts. I suppose since Liz’s reviews always consider bang for your buck it will be a good value.

  45. I signed up!!! So excited for the next box. Sad I missed the first one though.

  46. Thank you for sharing more behind the scenes. I mistakenly ordered the first box as a one time only box and been checking throughout the day to see when I could order the second box as a subscription. Now I am all set!

  47. Yes!!! I’m so happy πŸ™‚ I just subscribed so now I wont be missing your box!

  48. Just signed up! So excited! I was so sad I missed this past one!

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