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#MSA02 Spoiler and Shipping Update

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanNov 12, 2014 | 216 comments

MSA02 Spoiler

We just finalized the last item for the MSA02 box, and now I have complete information I can share with you.

First an shipping update, then a spoiler:

The MSA02 box is now scheduled to ship in mid-December, with a guaranteed delivery before the 25h to all US subscribers. (I’m so sorry about this change. I know it is so frustrating to not know when a box will ship and get delay updates).

I did not want this to happen. Here’s a brief explanation.

The MSA02 box was originally scheduled to ship in December, but Quarterly wanted to move up all boxes to ship in November (in part so that International customers would be guaranteed to get their box in time for the holidays). Sadly international shipping and customs can take a long time!

Unfortunately, that cut an entire month out of our timeline to get products for the box, and with all companies in the midst of preparing for the holidays, quite a few companies wanted to work with us for the box, but were not able to get their products to the Quarterly warehouse by the end of this month. We also more than doubled the amount of subscribers for the box (which is amazing!) but that also means that we need more quantity, and in many cases companies don’t have that quantity on hand. They have to produce it specifically for the box – which adds to the timeline.

My primary goal for this box is always to get products I love for the box and hope you will love them too, so because of that priority, I made the decision to push the shipping of this box back a month so that we could get all of the items I want in this box.

While that means that this box will not arrive in time for the holidays for international customers, I thought it was a better service to make sure the box itself was what I wanted, and let anyone decide whether or not they want to cancel the subscription with the new timeline.

The main lesson I learned: We need to start sourcing products many months before ship dates. 

So – as soon as I knew for certain we had to extend the shipping date, I wanted to let you know. This has definitely been one of the most frustrating and stressful experiences I’ve had to work through recently, but I’m making changes to ensure it doesn’t happen again. And I’m truly sorry about the delay – I wish I could get this box to you tomorrow!

 

 

Now that I’ve delivered the not so fun news, it’s time for the fun news – the #MSA02 spoiler!

 

 

Every box will include..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spoiler Throw

 This Faribault Woolen Mill Recycled Wool Throw with Red Whip Stitching ($65)

I’m really excited to share this spoiler with you – and I hope you are excited too! It’s been my goal to get a throw blanket in the winter box since I first had the idea to do a Quarterly subscription – and I’m thrilled that we’ve done it! Plus the Faribault Woolen Mill company makes incredible quality wool products! They are a true American heritage company, and I think you will love their work with this throw. (They also just did a collaboration with Target for holiday too!)

Let me know if you have any questions!

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!

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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216 comments

Nicolette

Why has the review of the second box not been posted yet? I’ve been dying to see what was in it for months!!! 🙁

Liz Cadman

It will be up today! Sorry about the delay.

Jessica

I absolutely loved my MSA02 box. Enjoying every item, thank you so much Liz! When will you be giving us the behind the scenes look on this box? I am really looking forward to the spring box. Keep up the good work!

Liz Cadman

Yep – planning a behind the scenes post very soon! 🙂

Clau

I got a tracking number for this box!!!! I am so excited!!!

Blessedmommi

Hi Liz,

How big is this throw? And is it bigger than the Turkish one from PS holiday box, or the NM Chevron Throw?

Thanks ! Can’t wait to get mine

Liz Cadman

It measures 45″ x 66″. (By comparison the PS holiday box throw is 50″ X 70″). Hope that helps! 🙂

Blessedmommi

Thanks Liz that helps a lot. I can’t wait for it to arrive 🙂 my gift to myself.

Thank you for the swap site too. This years Christmas shopping was so much easier because of the site. All that’s left to buy for is my 2yr old and my 9 month old!

Your website has become a part of my everyday routine. I check it multiple times aday so I think I’m truly a box addict now 🙂

Amy

Do we know when this is shipping yet?

Raquel

I’m nervous. I have everything shipped to my office so it isn’t sitting around risking being stolen but my Wantable box took over a week from it’s arrival at the post office down the street to being in my hands. I took the end of the year off. I really hope it’s in hand on the 24th.

Amy

Me too!!!! Liz….we need shipping info please!!!!! It is coming before Christmas, right?

Lisa

I have been on the waitlist since it was announced but today was able to log on and order a box! Woo Hoo! So excited!

blessedmommi

subscriptions are open again. if you’re trying to get a box, you better pounce now before its waitlisted again!!!

blessedmommi

The Subscriptions are open for anyone who would wants to sign up for this box. I just checked and you can sign up 🙂

Krista Callahan

I was sad to have missed the first box, so I am very excited to receive this one. I really appreciate the notice. Things certainly happen & like others have said, we really understand as long as we’re made aware of the situation. I’m so thankful that you are a curator. No one deserves it more. you have so many wonderful reviews on your site of so many different companies!

Liz Cadman

Thanks Krista! I really hope you like the box 🙂

Jeannie

I was just on the Quarterly site to check on the Rosario Dawson box (still no shipping info) and I saw that the MSA box was available! I had been on the waiting list, but had never gotten any sort of notification. I immediately subscribed (without a coupon, which means I really, really want it!). When I went back to the home page, I noticed that it’s back to wait list status, so I guess I snagged the last one! If you’re still on the wait list, keep checking because I think people are canceling as it gets closer to Christmas and they’re nervous about not getting the box in time, especially if they were planning on gifting items.

PA Anna

I dropped my box and it is showing boxes available to subscribe.

PA Anna

I should add it is because of the spoilers and plan to resubscribe in the spring. So someone hurry up and grab my box and don’t miss out 🙂

Nancy in TX

I don’t know how quickly quarterly notifies people on the waitlist that there is an opening but right now, the MSA box is showing available.

Cindy H.

To whoever is trying to subscribe for MSA02, it’s available now! I just signed up for another one haha. Can’t wait to receive the boxes! I hope Liz will have another spoiler soon before shipping =)

Liz Cadman

I want to make sure there are still a few surprises – so I’m not planning on doing any more winter box spoilers. 🙂

Cindy H.

Nevermind. just saw the second spoiler!

Kristin

Bringing this here – someone said on the FFF thread that Liz said there was eyeshadow in MSA02

Lexie

Thank you for the heads up Jamie,blessedmommi and Amanda!

I was able to order a subscription for my sister as a gift, so excited!

Lexie

Hi Liz,

Would you happen to know what the method of delivery is for your box? Fedex SmartPost, UPS, etc?
Thanks!

Liz Cadman

I believe all Quarterly boxes ship via FedEx Smart Post – so the last leg of the delivery will handled and delivered by the US Postal Service. Hope that helps! 🙂

Amanda

Hi all, I am BEYOND thrilled to say I’ve been able to subscribe for this box (just now!). If you are looking to subscribe, keep checking the Quarterly site every so often. I’m really not sure why they have a “waitlist” as they don’t actually notify people on it when spots open up. Also, Liz did let us in on another spoiler- a cream eyeshadow (actually 2) that will be included in this box. So excited to see what else will be in it! And Liz, if you are reading, this is the ONLY box I’ve ever decided to just “try out” without having a promo code. I like to look for a bargain, particularly if I have no experience with a box before, but your curation seems so divine that I couldn’t care if there was a promo code or not. I just wish I had known about your box in the fall *sigh*. I wish I could have gotten my hands on the Tatcha product & the scarf. I would cancel all my other subs (if I had to) for this! This will be a merry Christmas for me 🙂

Blessedmommi

Anyone who wants this box it’s open to sub. I just picked up another box totally 4. Yay!! Can’t wait this way I have 2 boxes to keep and 2 to gift. 🙂

Jaime

Looks like MSA02 is available for purchase currently on Quarterly Co if anyone is still interested in signing up!

BeachGirl

I love the last box and I finally figured out what item I would like in a future box – leave in conditioner/detangler or any kind of smoothing product (not oil) without cones. I have a keratin treatment and have to use gentle shampoo which means products with cones are out. All products have them – it is so frustrating!

Amber

I’m SO hoping to get in on this box. I’m on the waiting list, but I want that throw so badly!!

PA Anna

I can’t decide on the box. What is Quarterly’s idea of delivered by Christmas? UPS? If it ships fedex/ups post I will probably not receive it by Christmas. I went to Target to check out the collaboration they are doing with Target and discovered I don’t like the texture of the blankets being sold there. I do like that it is made in the USA and recycled wool. I can gift it if it arrives in time, but the timing seems iffy.

Liz Cadman

They assured me it meant all US subscribers by the 25th. (They also recently changed their warehouse location to be in the middle of the US (I forget the exact location), so subscribers should be getting their packages closer to the same time across the country.

In regards to the wool blanket texture – I’ve found that putting them through the laundry a few times makes them softer.

I hope that helps – but at the same time I’m a little biased 🙂 so feel free to disregard!

PA Anna

Yes, my boxes have been arriving much quicker since they changed the warehouse location. Thank you for responding!

Lindsay

Man, I am pumped about this spoiler and even more pumped that I have 2 boxes coming!!!! My mom is going to love this throw…and so am I!! No swapping that =)

Laurie

Is there an easy way to find out which Quarterly boxes are sold out? I’m thinking of cancelling a couple of mine (not MSA! Never MSA!), and I’d like to try and cancel just the ones that I have a chance of picking up in the Best of Quarterly section later on.

Sarah

I recently had to cancel PopSugar Must Have due to budget issues. When speaking to my boyfriend last night about whether or not I should cancel MSA02 (I wasn’t lucky enough to receive #1), he said to me: “you’re cutting down your addiction to subscriptions a lot, so something quarterly is more of a surprise treat for you — keep it.” And I wanted to say that I couldn’t agree with him more! I’m really excited for this. I’ve loved your site for years and what’s most thrilling for me is that, ultimately, I trust your experience and your taste. 🙂

Blessedmommi

Hey Liz, is there a theme for you box? In hoping it’s “warm & Cozy” I’d love to see a nice set of gloves ( popsugar Fall LE box had my hopes up for a cashmere set… Big tease! Lol) or maybe some nice ear muffs. Cozy socks. I’d love to see some classic jewelry. I really can’t wait for you box. I know I’ll love it which is why I’m getting 3 boxes 🙂 hurry up December!

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