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Sample Society Mystery Boxes are Back with Coupon!

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Sample Society Mystery Boxes are Back!


BeautyBar has brought back the Sample Society Mystery boxes. (Thank you Samaria and Karol for letting us know!)

FYI – these boxes are put together with samples from past boxes, so if you’ve been subscribing to Sample Society for a while, you can expect getting some repeats.

Also, you can save $25 off a purchase of $100 or more with coupon code FALLCARE14

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’m a little confused sorry if someone answered this question already, I ordered a 15 sample mystery box in September i think for $25 are the contents going to be the same? I dont want to order the same box again. Thank you

    • Not sure but I just received my boxes i got both A & B of the $25 boxes and will post what I received shortly if anyone wants to know

  2. does anyone have a list of the contents of the philosophy add-on ?(BEAUTYBAR0814 coupon code with minimum $75 purchase)

      • Here’s a list of items I received:
        • Tatcha Japanese Beauty Papers – 30 sheets
        • Vita Liberata pHenomenal medium tan lotion – 0.67 fl oz
        • Caviar CC Cream leave-in hair perfecter – 0.85 fl oz
        • Phytokeratine ultra-repairing mask – 1.7 oz
        • Murad essential C day moisture – 0.33 fl oz
        • Stila lip glaze click pen in apricot – 1.5 mL
        • Supergoop! city sunscreen serum – 5 mL
        • Caudalie radiance serum – 2 mL
        • Philosophy Hope in a Jar a to z complexion perfecting BB cream in medium – 4.5 mL
        • Illume travel candle in desert tulip
        • Jane Tran hair clip & bobby pin
        • Cotz face sunscreen, natural skin tone – 3 g
        • MDSolarScience mineral tinted crème – 2.27 g
        • Herban essentials aromatherapy towelette
        • Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Dry Shampoo – 3 g
        • Deepa Gurnani headband
        • Diego Dalla Palma rosetto classico no 29 lipstick
        • Jane Iredale lipdrink lip balm
        • Erno Laszlo Firmarine Moisturizer packet
        • Sisley eye and lip contour cream packet

  3. More enabling advice here: throw in a bunch of stuff that you need anyway from (like paper towels and toothpaste), and if it adds up to $49 you get free shipping.

  4. Already received my box. Thought I ordered an a and b box but I got 2 a boxes. It is what is listed up above. I like box but wanted a butter London polish

  5. Yes, am a member of the naughty/addicted club. I ordered two of each box and used the code for the $25 off as well as the code for the extra gift of 20 products.

    They said it will be here tomorrow—amazing!

    • I got my shipping notice and my box is 5.7 pounds!!!

  6. I just subscribed and ordered both $25 sampler boxes! So excited and got free shipping automatically for ordering $50.

  7. I know this is bad, enabling advice, but anyone considering spending $75 or more can also apply code beautybar0814 for an additional 20 item mystery sample pack according to the ladies on MUT.

    • NOOOO! I did SO good at avoiding this temptation, then you came along with that, lol. I caved! Oh well, thank you! I will be one happy girl later this week…

      • Just got my boxes in last week with the mystery pack… Well worth it. I got $600+ worth of itens for $75 please tax. Not too shabby, if I do say so myself!! 🙂

        • What was in the mystery pack?

      • Sorry, Angela! I caved, too. I ended up buying four of the $25 boxes, used the $25 coupon code Liz suggested, used the beautybar0814 code, and applied the $10 code from my Sample Society subscription box… 80 samples for $65 plus tax. I will be swimming in samples tomorrow. I am so ashamed!

        • Hmmm…it wouldn’t accept the monthly $10 code for me – it said my order didn’t contain one of the sampled brands. Wonder if I threw in a bottle of L’Oreal shampoo??….

          • LOL…and they don’t have L’Oreal shampoo!

          • I had the same issue, contacted CS, and they gave me a $10 credit within about twenty minutes. Good luck!

          • Hmmm…just heard back and they said I couldn’t use it because I’d already used FALLCARE10. Wrote back (politely) saying that was too bad, as someone on a board had run into the same issue and CS gave her a credit, so we’ll see what happens.

          • Same for me. I thought they changed it to being able to use it on anything when they dropped the value to $10 from $15. Irritating!

        • You lucked out, Emily – apparently you’re not supposed to be able to use FALLCARE14 and the $10 monthly code together. Still, 80 samples for $80 (incl tax) – not too shabby!

          • Oh no, I am so sorry that didn’t work out for you, Laurie. Guess I am lucky, but I I hate when companies treat customers inconsistently. :/

      • I’m so weak!! I caved and got it too. I have so many products right now but I still can’t resist these offers. At least with Sample Society I know I’ll be getting good stuff. Won’t fall for Julep/Bare Essentials/That other one that sucked bad, again lol

    • I just ordered 3 boxes using the code “beautybar0814” but when I was checking out it wasn’t listed on the receipt? So I guess I’ll see if I get it.

      • It showed up on my receipt. I would definitely contact CS.

        • Thanks, I called and the guy said that I couldn’t use “beautybar0814” on my order since it was just sample packs. Doesn’t make any sense since everyone was able to use the code no problem.

          • I love how everybody’s getting a different stories on the codes. :p

            My package is waiting for me at home – 24 hours after I placed the order. Unbelievable!

      • The code is BEAUTYBAR0814 in all caps, and it will show up in your cart.

  8. Anyone who gets the biggest boxes, can you post what you got? I purchased the last offer of the A and B boxes for $25 and I want to get these but don’t want any repeats!

    • See Violet’s post below for the contents of each $25 box.

    • These were the A and B boxes I received.

      A few doubles in the boxes, but I’m mostly using them as Christmas gifts so that’s not an issue with me.

  9. I just ordered both of the $25 boxes and I’m so excited to get them!

  10. Got 2 of these boxes today, excited to see what they will look like!

  11. I added 2 $25 boxes and some stuff from the store, adding up to $68, then saved $15 plus free shipping with code BBTWITTER.

    • Thanks for the code. Splitting 2 boxes with a friend and got 2 full size bliss lip glosses for only $3 with the code! So excited!

  12. Has anyone done this type of mystery box before? I would love it if I could receive the too faced melted lipstick or some of the other awesome samples I have seen Liz review. Another part of me feels like it may be similar to a Julep box where you only get horrible colors and almost out of date items. Any feedback would be appreciated! Thanks 🙂

    • I got two $25 boxes last month and was thrilled with the value and variety! Not like Julep at all.

      The only reason I’m not doing it again is because I haven’t worked my way through those samples yet 🙂

      See Liz’s last post about SS Mystery Boxes… a few people – myself included – listed all the contents.

  13. Here’s the list of what I received from September 18. I left my comments and anything that refers to “this month” is September.

    1. Illume Balsam & Cedar Soy Candle – smells good
    2. LORAC POREfection Matifying Face Primer – is this from this month’s box?
    3. Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream – Same size as the one in this month’s BirchBox
    4. Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture for eyes
    5. Juice Beauty Steam Cellular Repair CC Cream SPF 30
    6.Sonya Dakar Flash Facial (sample size of what was in FFF summer box)
    7. Caviar Cream 10 in 1 Complete Correction Leave-In Hair Protector
    8. Immortelle Perfection Cream
    9. Murad Pore & Line Minimizing Hydrator
    10. Caudalie Radiance Serum
    11. H2O Night Oasis Oxygenating Rejuvenating cream – I received this last time and loved it.
    To Sister:
    12. Oscar Blandi Texture & Volume Spray
    13. Borghese Splendors Brightening Makeup
    14. Jane Iredale PureLash Extender and Conditioner – received 2 from last mystery sale which I gave to my sister.
    15. Jane Iredale Longest Lash – Not sure what it is because it looks like a tube.

    • Thanks for posting!

    • Thanks so much!

  14. they never left the site they have been there ever since they first put them. I got 2 of the $25 boxes and loved them i might get the other boxes too

  15. I got this deal last week – 4 boxes for the price of 3 😀

    • How did the boxes look, Violet? Anything good?

      • They were the mystery boxes from last month. I got 2 more of each of the $25 boxes (A and B)


        – Illume travel candle Balsam and Cedar $3
        – Lorac Perfection mattifying face primer $6
        – Borghese Splendore brightening makeup $30
        – Jane Iredale lash extender and conditioner $4
        – Jane Iredale mascara $8
        – Oscar Blondi texture & volume hair spray $6
        – Caviar CC Cream leave-in hair perfector $9
        – Sonya Dakar Flash Facial $38
        – Murad age reform for eyes $15
        – Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair CC cream $4
        – L’Occitane Immortelle Precious Cream $17
        – Murad Pore and Line Minimizing Hydrator $10
        – H2O+ Oxygenating Rejuvenator $6
        – Caudalie radiance serum $5
        – Yu-Be skin Cream $2

        Total = $163

        Box B:
        – Illume travel candle Anemone $3
        – Lorac Perfection mattifying face primer $6
        – Butter nail polish in Bobby Dazzler (my first) $15
        – Oscar Blondi mousse $4
        – Bamboo volume spray $5
        – Borghese makeup remover $4
        – Erno Laszlo repair balm $10
        – Sonya Dakar flash facial $38
        – Purlisse face moisturizer $16
        – Philosophy hope in a jar night cream $10
        – Murad essential C day cream $12
        – H2O+ Oxygenating Rejuvenator $6
        – Herban essentials lavender aromatherapy towelette $1
        – Juliette Has a Gun Anyway perfume $1
        – Tatcha Japanese Beauty Papers – 30 sheets $12

        Total = $143

        • Was debating on getting both boxes and SOOO glad I did get both!! Thanks for posting 🙂

    • Were they the same as the September boxes or different?

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