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GlossyBox Black Friday Deal – 20% Off Subscriptions

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GlossyBox Black Friday Deal - 20% Off Subscriptions, 50% Off Holiday Box!


UPDATE: This code was supposed to take 20% off, but had been taking $20 off instead. It’s now fixed, so the deal isn’t nearly as good for the holiday box. πŸ™

Now through 12/1, use coupon code THANKS to save 20% off any length GlossyBox subscription, and/or save 20% off the Limited Edition Holiday Box (Regularly $40).

GlossyBox Black Friday Deal - 20% Off Subscriptions, 50% Off Holiday Box - promotion

FYI – The holiday box is not guaranteed to be delivered by 12/24.

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!

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  1. Wow…glossybox just charged me the full price for the subscription box. No email about the price change.

    • Did you order your first box at the end of November? Because if you did they will charge you for Nov. and Dec. You have to cancel before the 15th of the month…so I’m thinking maybe at the end of Nov. you got the discounted box and then come Dec. 1, they are now charging you full price for the Dec. box…? This has happened to me before.

      • One more thing, if you want to cancel…be sure to do so before Dec. 15 or they will charge you for January’s box.

      • That could be it. I checked paypal and I have an immediate charge from when I signed up on Nov 27th and one from yesterday for 21. My account only shows one shipping though. I do hope you are right and I get two boxes. Thanks for the info.

    • Me too

    • Yeah, they charged me full price too. $1 charge went through on 11/28 and now a $21 charge from 12/4 is pending. This doesn’t seem right to me. I just sent them a private message via Facebook. Will let you know what they say.

    • Received an e-mail back from Glossybox regarding the almost back-to-back charges. Vanessa was right. They are sending me November and December’s boxes. Still a good deal!

  2. It’s a Christmas miracle! I had a billing issue with one of my Glossybox orders, emailed their customer service and…someone wrote back to me within a couple hours and solved my problem. I had heard such horror stories about their customer service (I do an annual sub so I don’t have too many customer service issues to deal with), but was pleasantly surprised today. Maybe they are turning over a new leaf in that regard?

  3. Oh my goodness.. I about died when I seen that the $20 was a glitch and thought for sure they would cancel my order for the holiday box but they are honoring them … I got Mine as soon ad Liz posted the code lol so thank you Liz for the great deal!!

    • So happy to hear they are honoring the orders!!

  4. Maybe the code was only $20 off yesterday, and from today on out is 20%? I went into my GB account and the order is still pending and says “paid” and lists a price of $20.

    • It looks like the $20 off was a Glossybox error but that they will honor it. Someone on FB asked about it and they said this:

      “The orders that were made via GLOSSYBOX error will be honored. However, kindly note that the promotion is for 20% off, so the accidental discount of $20 will not be applied to any past, pending or future orders. We hope this clarifies!”

      But that it’s 20% off from now on.

  5. Wow- so it was a mistake on their end? I snagged 3 holiday boxes for $20 a piece, and a $1 monthly box. I checked my credit card, and the charges are pending for those amounts. Are they allowed to go back and change the charge? I have the invoices with the original prices. If so – that is getting disputed right quick. If not – looks like some of us got away with a killer deal.

    • They should not legally be allowed to change what they charge you. However, they might cancel those orders. (I hope they don’t)

      • I hope they don’t cancel either! Fingers crossed they honor the deal. If not – eh, I’ll live. πŸ™‚ Thanks for posting all the deals, Liz.

        • I’m hopeful they won’t either. With all the issues they have had with customer care time and shipping times, it seems like it would be a bad idea to cancel all these orders!

  6. I ordered the Holiday Box last night for $20, but now that we know it was a mistake, I’m wondering if they’ll honor the purchase. I hope so because I’m so excited for it!

  7. I tried using the code THANKS for 50% off the holiday box and it’s only taking off 20%. Anyone else have this problem today?

    • Same thing happened to me…. $32 instead of $20.

    • I did. I also used the code on a subscription with no issues. I was wondering if it was because do tried to use it twice.

    • Same here. I wondered if it was because I also used the code on a subscription.

    • I had the same problem, only took 20% off. Not going to get it then…

      • Same here… only taking off $8. I hate that there are two lip products in here because I don’t use colored lip stuff. But I’m dying to get my hands on that perfume, I’d love to try the mascara and the eyeshadow is right up my ally. Decisions, Decisions….

        • same here, i would definitely get it for $20, but not $32…

      • I really want it but it irritates me that as of 8 this morning other people got it for 20!

    • I had the same issue.. I tried to use THANKS for the Holiday Box and it only takes off 20%.. Does anyone know of another code??


  8. Yay! Got 1 glossybox for $1 and the holiday box for $20!

  9. I purchased the holiday box for $20! All the women in my family are getting amazing presents this year thanks to this site and my own “subscription addiction”! Thanks Liz!!

  10. I bought the holiday box and it said estimated delivery date between 12/1 and 12/13. Is there a reason you say that it may not be here by Christmas?

    • It’s Glossybox, that’s why!

      Their Mother’s Day box came after Mother’s Day for many people. Their throwback boxes didn’t come until well after the advertised date for many people (I got mine in 2 weeks but a lot of people didn’t). Their monthly boxes are regularly late (not mine, generally speaking, but I read comments here and on MUT).

      • Oh okay. Thanks. What is MUT?

  11. I tried to purchase a 6 month and yearly subscription using the code and it looks like it only takes off $20 total from the sub price, not 20%. Anyone else having this issue?

  12. I just emailed customer service to see if I can either cancel my current order or be refunded the difference. I know this is a Black Friday sale, but I still think its unfair to everyone who ordered this when it was released. I could understand if I had product in hand and been using it, but it hasn’t even shipped yet. Hopefully they will reply — my November box is still in pack status, so I don’t think they are rushing out these holiday boxes πŸ™‚

  13. This is going to make an awesome gift for my mom great deal and I’m glad I was able to get one.

  14. $20 bucks?! Yeah, that was hard to pass up. Done.

  15. Wasn’t going to get the holiday box but for 20 bucks couldn’t pass this up. The only Black Friday deals I bought were the goodebox special, the Birchbox LE Vanity box and then this box. I’m cutting back on most items I don’t really need and trying my hand at more quarterly purchases specifically, MSA’s Rosario’s, and Mizzfits and FFF.

    • what is the goodebox special?

      • The Goodebox had a special 24 dollars off their one time purchase box that was 120. It was on sale last week for one day. It wasn’t a subscription but a one time purchase.

  16. I snagged two so far, and I might go back for a third. These will make phenomenal gifts – and if they don’t come in in time for the holiday, I can always save them for birthdays. πŸ˜€

  17. I paid the full $40, and it hasn’t even shipped yet! I’m so frustrated right now. If I say something to their customer service, do you think I could get the discount after the fact?

  18. I just went in and used the THANKS code and it also gave me $20 off a monthly subscription, so I got it for only $1 (I had recently cancelled a 3 month subscription I had gotten at a discount)

    • Wow, thanks for the heads-up! I just did this too (first Glossybox ever) – hope they honor it!

      • Glad that it worked for someone else too!

    • Oh wow, that worked for me too. THANKS!!

      • Ahhh, how did you do it? I don’t see where I can opt in for the one month box. Is it a pop-up or something?

        • I clicked through Liz’s “GlossyBox” link above (2nd link in 1st sentence), and that took me directly to the subscribe page, where I selected the monthly option. Then I went through checkout as usual, putting THANKS in the promo code box. And it took off $20! Awesomeness πŸ™‚

          • Oh, I see. I totally misread this whole thread and thought you guys were all getting the LE box plus a one month sub for $21 total. I was frothing at the mouth thinking I was missing out on that deal! But still, that is an amazing deal on a one month box! Good for you. I think I’m going to wait to Monday in hopes that I would get the December box, not the November one.

          • Emily, but that is what we’re saying! I got the limited edition box for $20 using “thanks”, then I went back and used “thanks” again on a 1 month subscription and got it for $1! Have to have a new account though I believe to use “thanks” to get a month sub for $1.

          • Ugh, I know, the second I hit “submit” it all clicked. I am so out of it sometimes. I think it was a mashed potato fog. Thanks for trying to help me understand, Jenny. πŸ™‚

            Sadly, it looks like they’ve fixed the code so that it now just subtracts 20%, like Liz said it should. So, I missed out after all!

    • I just did the same thing, got a monthly box for $1! Anyone know if it will be the December box?

      • I’m wondering the same thing, which month will be the first! (though at $1 I’m thrilled with whatever I get, lol)

  19. Oh dear me – only $20?! Yeah, I couldn’t pass up on that one. Thank you, Liz! I figure it will be a little 2015 surprise to myself – since that is when it is likely to arrive πŸ™‚

  20. Just got the holiday box! I bet it won’t last long. Oh Liz, I’ve purchased so much today because of this site πŸ™‚

  21. I was tempted with the LE box even at $40, but this won me over!!! Wow that’s incredible!!

  22. I caved and got the holiday box for $20 bucks. That’s pretty cheap considering the products in the box. Wow, now that’s a black friday special. Granted Glossybox is notoriously late with boxes, I’m sure that I won’t see this box until after the holidays.

  23. The holiday box for just $20?? Am I reading that right? Shoot. I really don’t need it … but that’s a pretty incredible price for a LE box stocked with classics. Hmmm, decisions. πŸ™‚

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