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Sample Society October 2014 Spoilers & $5 Coupon!

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Sample Society October 2014 Spoilers & $5 Coupon

We have two spoilers for the October 2014 Sample Society Box! (Thanks Brooke and MakeupTalk!) And remember, if you haven’t signed up yet, use coupon code 5FORYOU to get $5 off your first box. (Regularly $15). Order by October 5th to get the October box!

Sample Society Spoilers!

Each box will include a deluxe sample of Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara in BlackΒ and a 1 oz sample of EstΓ©e Lauder Enlighten Dark Spot Correcting Night Serum (Value $62) UPDATE – the serum will be a “little less” than 1 oz.

What do you think of the spoilers? I don’t think Bobbi Brown ever does subscription boxes, so that’s a nice surprise, and of course a high end skincare product is always great!

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. Serum is only 7ml. All spoilers are on MUT. Not so good box this month, but I will still take it πŸ™‚

    • I picked the wrong box to cancel. I should had cancelled SS and kept Petit Vour. Maybe there is still time to resign up before PV ships.

  2. dear Liz;

    First they posted a little smaller and now they are apologizing because it is significantly smaller. They posted 7ml on Facebook. That must be about a 3-5 use sample?

    Now they have another spoiler on FB saying it is to make it up to people for the mistake but weren’t they going to do that anyway. BTW I am displeased as the next spoiler is a Loreal Shampoo and Conditioner. (6 items this month) but the item us valued at like .56 cent each!!!!

    • Deluxe sample Loreal Shampoo and conditioner. Valued at like .56 cent each approximately. I am picky on hair care. Sad about that and the fact the spot treatment is a tiny 7ml. I would have even been happy with 15ml. Guess I cannot complain. The value is still $10-15 for that tiny amt. I was going to order on the 3rd. Now reconsidering highly. The spot treatment won’t last long enough to tell If I like it and the shampoo/ conditioner won’t be used. I wanna try Bobbi Brown. Maybe with the $5 coupon I am considering because I may love the next two items.

    • I actually have two of those sized Estee Lauder bottles (different product) here. The size is fairly generous, probably within your guess of 3 – 5 uses. I believe the smallest of their full-sized serums is 1 oz.

      I am debating this as I would like this product, but do not care for the hair care items at all.

    • Very unhappy with this! i just told my friends that they were offering a full size Estee Lauder serum and everyone was excited! And now? I saw they apologized on FB but the $1 shampoo and conditioner just don’t make sense! If they want to keep going, the best way is to include what they advertised in everyone’s box. Now everyone’s angry…I’m just disappointed!

  3. Just an FYI the third spoiler is up on Facebook!

    • Thank you for posting. I read the ingredient list and can’t use it. Now I need to decide to cancel or do I want to pass those items on to my sister so I can try the Estee Lauder product.

      • This is unacceptable! First, they say we are getting a 30ml size when in fact we are getting less than 1/4 of the size. And than to make up, they give a shampoo/conditioner sample that can be purchased at Walmart and can hardly be called “high end”! I thought this was a sub of deluxe sized, high end products – I am sad to discover this is not the case! I will be canceling my sub. Maybe, if they actually deliver what they promise, I will resubscribe in the future.

  4. Liz, I read on FB that they incorrectly listed the serum as 1oz. They have not listed the correct size, just stated it was “slightly smaller”

  5. Wow! And a generous size for EL Dark Spot serum – I’m so thrilled!

  6. Even if I got to personally pick the spoilers; I could not do better. I have not tried Bobbi Brown but heard great things and I LOVE mascara! I can never have enough!! A dark spot treatment or corrector is something I have been soooo wanting every month. I do not have wrinkles but have a lot of freckles and acne scarring that is getting worse so I do use antiaging as preventative measures but NEED this. Plus it is este Lauder. I am hoping for another makeup item and a face cleanser or body lotion next. Can never have too many. I know we will probably get something hair Care related and possibly nail Polish. I am thrilled with these two items so the others are bonuses! πŸ™‚

  7. I am definitely not missing out this month. I was a day late to sign up last month so I figured I would sign up this month for SURE. I only signed up to receive emails but have not received any. Well from reading on there Facebook since they have my email (I sent last month) I do not qualify for the coupon which does NOT seem fair at all but it is what it is I guess. I have never even been a Sample Society subscriber.

    I am SO looking forward to the dark spot treatment; I have been wanting one! I have some acne scarring and freckles I cannot stand and I was SUPER exited seeing this. Plus it is Este Lauder and for this alone beats last month. This will also be my first Bobbi Brown since I have been with subs. I am super exited about these two and $15 is worth it without the coupon but it does not seem fair never being subscribed ever and just because I signed up for there site LAST MONTH. I do not qualify. It is only $5 and the money is not the point. πŸ™ I am still exited!

    • I would contact their customer service and just let them know you had an issue, and I would reinforce that you were never a sample society member. Their customer service is awesome and may do something to help you out there. I’d also tell them how sad you were that you were a day late for the Sept box (that happened to me last year, and they ended up sending me the box that I wanted–for free–because they are just awesome).


  9. The mascara is fantastic! It gives amazing length, and nice volume – not super dramatic volume – but very nice. Holds curl all day, and doesn’t flake!

  10. I didn’t have high hopes for the Sample Beauty revamp by Allure. I was wrong this is what the 4th box by Allure, all winners.
    Has anyone cracked open their eye cream from last month? I am still deciding on whether to swap or open it. Hoping for some feedback.

    • I LOVE mine! I am 52 and use an eye cream twice a day, and I love this one. πŸ™‚

    • I’m 26 and I love it so far. It’s not heavy at all, and it seems to be providing a decent dose of moisture.

    • I’m 33, been using the eye cream twice a day for several weeks and haven’t noticed any difference. It hydrates well, but so have other cheaper eye creams I have tried. I still have quite a bit left and will keep using it, but I don’t think I would buy it in the future.

  11. I just signed up. After seeing this spoiler and hearing what subscribers got last month, I don’t see how this could be a bad deal! I have been a loooong time reader of Allure. I’ve tried countless products based on their suggestions/reviews. I’m looking forward to checking out the box. Thanks Liz for the coupon code!

  12. Excited about the dark spot ser

  13. Bobbi Brown cosmetics are the best! This subscription has been doing great since their revamped.

  14. I’d say for my first box I’m pretty excited and hope that the value is consistent with this box. I saw recently that Amazon is now the parent company for so perhaps that is why the value and improvement in the box is there?

    I’m excited about the serum and the value is incredible! I can never get enough skincare – especially high-end. The mascara I’m not incredibly excited about because I have enough mascara to last me a few lifetimes, however I am glad that it isn’t a drug store brand and I do love Bobbi Brown cosmetics.

  15. This is my favorite sub right now. I signed up when they revamped and the value has been AMAZING. An $85 eye cream this month and a $62 night serum next month? As far as I’m concerned you can’t beat the value. $15 and I’ve been getting over $100 worth of product.

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    • Two amazing brands! So excited so far!!!!!

  17. Wow, they did it again! Super spoilers! This is great subscription box! I have so many boxes, soon have to cut the halv of them. But I will keep this one. The last boxes are all awesome!

  18. Awesome!!! i love these two spoilers even though i might not use them but they make perfect gifts! The value is soooooo great!
    I just subscribed three days ago and my first box will be the oct one! Amazing and good start!

  19. Super pumped about these. I love trying out new mascaras – and I’ve been dying to get my hands on a good nighttime serum, too. So much win!

  20. I’m excited about the spoilers and looking forward to the box.

  21. Ohh now these are something different! Excited to try both! So bummed about the GB Bazaar items!thinking of canceling..

  22. I’m very excited about both spoilers! I love that these are both high end products!

  23. Well I was on the fence about this box until your spoiler… I want both of the products so the rest will be bonus. I cannot wait!!!

    • I’m with you — I was waiting to see the spoilers before I signed up, and these two items + the coupon = I’m in.

  24. Awesome! I just signed up with the coupon last week and now I’m super excited!

  25. I love that Sample Society seems to get products we don’t see in other boxes!

  26. Totally just signed up based on these two spoilers. I will use both of these! So even If I do not like the rest, still worth it. Cancelled my Glossybox last month due to slow shipping.

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