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Reminder – Check Your Email for Birchbox Sample Selection!

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Reminder to check for your Birchbox email to select your sample for this month! (This link will take you to the sample choice page, but you have to use your own personal email link to be able to select your sample).

If you are new to Sample Choice, you should get an email today if you are a Birchbox Ace, or referred a friend to Birchbox– all other subscribers will get their email tomorrow.

Are you going with a sample pick or the guest editor box? If you haven’t signed up for Birchbox yet, make sure to use coupon code JILLIAN to get 100 points ($10) to spend in the Birchbox shop when you sign up!

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. Does anyone have a feeling for how often Birchbox does an extra points with purchase coupon code? I remember I once made a random purchase in the Birchbox shop and used a coupon code that gave me double points on my purchase. Are these really rare? I want to make a big purchase but I would wait if these come around fairly often in people’s experience. Thank you!

  2. Aloha! By the time I got my email (yesterday) everything was already out of stock. I got it the day after I posted I hadn’t received it yet on this thread. I order a LOT of from BB and I really wish they valued their customers more.

    Does anyone know how they notify you if you’ve made the BB ACES status? I know that I’ve spent enough to have made it, but I still haven’t seen anything saying that I’m an ACE. So frustrated with BB right now.

    8-( Meme

    • You should be able to check under “my account”. If you scroll down there should be a place that says “Aces Status” above purchase history, points history, etc. Hope that helps!

      • Mahalo, Trish!! I found it and apparently I’m still 100 points away, apparently. Further than I thought, but at least I know now!

  3. I never got an email and I’m also an ACES member…??

  4. FYI I emailed them and they were able to put me on the reservation list for the Blow out spray even though it said they were out of stock.

  5. Just FYI, I used the points I’d accumulated to gift myself (under another name) a 3-months subscription, and I got to chose early (same day as ACES) for my second box (first box is chosen by the gifter).

  6. I was planning to pick It’s a 10 just because I already have it and love it, so another sample of it couldn’t hurt. Unfortunately, they were already out of stock, so I went with the Amika. I don’t know how much I’ll love it because the reviews say it’s not really moisturizing and I need moisture for my highlighted hair, but I didn’t want another hair oil…especially one that contains argan oil, because that sometimes tints my blonde hair.

    I didn’t really like the curated box. The only thing that somewhat interested me is the blush, but not enough to get that box. I’ve already had enough of Whish, and I’ve only had Birchbox since December (two of my boxes contained Whish already).

    • The curated box would have been perfect for me if I wasn’t allergic to almonds (I love Whish though; the lavender is fantastic) and most sunscreens. I love how skincare-oriented it is though.

      I ended up going with the Amika. Recently started blow-drying my hair after years of letting it air-dry, so I figured a heat protector would be useful.

  7. Poo!! The blow out spray was already gone and the its a ten! It’s not even been an hour since I received the email! I already received the hair oil in a box.. bummed I have to get it again.. 🙁

    • I didn’t get the e-mail for one account yet. I guess that one will be left up to chance. I was going to go for It’s a 10 on another account but can’t since it’s out of stock (but I could still choose the curated box so I just did, for the heck of it). At least I can’t get the same box on both of those accounts this time (BB likes to send me a lot of overlap) because the curated box is not also one of the “normal” boxes.

  8. Damn it, I finally got the email and it says the it’s a 10 is out of stock! I was so excited for that product, that’s so disapointing.

    • Nevermind, I checked again and it was back in stock! So glad.

  9. I got the Amika blowout spray under my first account and the curated box under my second account. I’d also like to try to the It’s A 10 product at some point so I will cross my fingers that it shows up in a future box. 🙂

  10. I still haven’t gotten an email…I didn’t get one last month either and had to email them. Should I have received one by now? Has anyone else not received theirs?

    • I haven’t gotten mine either 🙁 I also didn’t get an email when my Feb box shipped. It’s my first time using Birchbox and I’m really concerned..

    • I didn’t get the e-mail on one of my accounts (still). I e-mailed them and complained and they let me pick that way. They got back to me quickly and even allowed me to reserve something that was showing as out of stock through the normal link.

      I do get other e-mails from Birchbox so I am not sure why that one didn’t come through, but it’s 3:30 (Eastern) now and I still don’t have it.

  11. I am on the fence about subscribing. Last month’s box was not one of my favorites. Does anyone know if I subscribe now which month’s box would be my first? I really would like to start with March.

    • March would be your first box if you subscribe now.. you’d only get the Feb box if you sign up by the 20th. I think Birchbox looks like a lot of fun – I love surprises and it’s like getting little gifts in the mail! – but I understand how you could be put off if you don’t like the products you get. You do get to customize it to what you want, what kind of skin/hair/etc you have and that sort of thing, though, which is really nice as there are some products I just won’t use at all lol.

  12. My email came through this morning and I decided to not pick. The sea salt spray was a perfect choice for me last month and I also received the Benefit mascara in my box too. None of the selections this month sound appealing to me though.

    • Same! I’m not choosing anything this month. Chose the salt spray last month (which I’m excited about) and also ended up with the mascara. We might be the same person. 😉

  13. I haven’t even gotten the email..8-(
    I normally boast nothing but praise for BB, however lately they have been less than stellar for me. I’ve placed two pretty big orders and one shipped within three days and the other one (that I actually placed before the one that has shipped) hasn’t even finished “processing” yet. I also just got my January box last week and my December and November boxes also arrived in the next months. I totally understand the weather thing recently, but the monthly box should arrive in the month it’s for. I know living in Hawaii can cause some delays in shipping at times, but other boxes get to me on time. Uuugghh! Sorry, I’m going to stop ranting now. 😎

  14. Definitely getting the It’s A 10. I prefer the ‘Plus Keratin’ one, but the It’s a 10 line is brilliant none the less.

    Don’t know which I want for my 2nd account. Contemplating another It’s A 10 or letting Birchbox send me whatever. I keep going back and forth with that curated box… I like the Almond Butter and the Blush, the other 3 items are fine but not wowing me. Decisions decisions!

  15. Not picking a sample again this month. Didn’t pick last month and still ended up with the mascara. I got the oil a few boxes ago and the It’s a 10 last month so hopefully I won’t get a repeat.

  16. I went with the Amika. I have so much hair oil and just got the 10 last month. I also got a blush in ipsy this month so no need for that. Enjoy, everyone!

  17. I just got that Whish body butter in another box, in lavender, and I liked it so much I bought a giant bottle at costco, which also came with a travel tube. I’m not crazy about almond. So I don’t think I will pick that box. Also I did not like that Amika mask that came last, it stripped all the color out of my hair! What happens if you don’t pick a sample OR the featured box? That is probably what I will do.

    • Last month I did not pick and I got a garbage box. I got the Saltspray anyway (which I did not pick because I cannot use salt in my keritan treated hair), the hair mask that you don’t like and a Bekind shampoo sample – that’s three different hair products by three different brands in one box! None of which I could actually use in my hair!! The other samples were the balm gloss and a salt scrub bonbon.

      • Yeah, I’m NOT happy with Birchbox. I got the same as you But instead of the balm I got some eyeliner. My past 3 boxes have been horrible. I see so many Amazing boxes online. So I don’t understand 🙁

        • I hear you! I subscribed for 10 months and I got one good box…. They usually suck. They send good boxes out to bloggers and youtubers. U.S. regular folk get crap! So happy with IPsy glossy box and boxycharm and beautyjoy! I never looked back after leaving BB!

      • Eek! Maybe I should go ahead and pick one of the samples then, ha ha! I’m sorry! I hope it improves this time for you. I’ve only gotten two boxes and my biggest complaint is the sample sizes are soooo small. Especially with hair things, because I habe enough hair for three people. So those tiny bottles are only one try for me!

  18. I got the email already and picked the Beauty Solutions box, I LOVE Laura Geller!! Can’t wait!

  19. Just got mine! I went with the curated box as I really want to try the Laura Geller blush-n-brighten.

  20. No email for me yet.

    I’m really torn on picking the curated box or going for the Amika. I feel like I’ve tried enough Whish stuff, but I’m sure the almond lotion smells divine. I’m also not terribly interested in an eye cream and a face cream in one box, but I’d love to try the spray and I always love getting blush.

    Decisions, decisions….

  21. Argh. No e-mail yet. I have an eye doctor’s appointment this afternoon and I am sure the e-mail will come while I am there. (I do not have a smartphone so I can’t respond when it comes.)

  22. I really wish I could try all. If I could afford it, I would sign up for a second box. I decided to go with the editor box because I haven’t tried any of those products and they all sound great! But I honestly would’ve been happy with any of the choices this month.

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