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Free Subscription Boxes You Can Try Today

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanMar 29, 2015 | 91 comments

Looking for a new subscription to try without hurting your monthly budget? This list covers all the subscription boxes you can try for free!

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Other websites include “free bonus month” or “free gift with purchase” offers where you have to pay for the subscription upfront, but not us: this list is strictly for free trial type offers. UPDATED on March 4th, 2019 with the most recent deals!

This list includes a number of categories including:

One thing to keep in mind – all these free offers start subscriptions, so make sure to read their terms carefully.

For most of these offers you will need to pay a small shipping fee, but they’re still a great way to try these services for yourself before you subscribe:

Free Women’s Clothing & Accessories Boxes

Rocksbox: First Month Free

Rocksbox: First Box Free

Rocksbox is a monthly subscription box for jewelry rental! Receive 3 pieces of hand-selected jewelry in every box. Wear them as long as you like, and then return them in a pre-paid shipping envelope to swap them out for a new set. Members also receive a monthly “Shine Credit” they can use toward buying any pieces they want to keep.

Use this link and coupon code mysubaddictxoxo to get your first month of jewelry rental for FREE!

Check out our Rocksbox Reviews to learn more about this subscription!

Gwynnie Bee: First Month Free

Gwynnie Bee: First Month Free

Gwynnie Bee ($49 to $129 per month) is a clothing rental subscription service for women! They originally started with plus sizes only, but have since expanded to sizes 0-32. You select the pieces you want to try yourself and put them into your virtual closet, and Gwynnie Bee sends you new pieces every time you return the ones you currently have checked out. Members can also buy clothing at a discount if they decide they can’t live without it. Prices vary depending on the number of items you want to receive at one time (1 to 10), and shipping and dry cleaning are included in the price– all you need to do is wear and return!

Clothing rental is perfect if you’re between sizes, or on a budget while wanting to try new fashion trends, or even if you just want to try out a few new looks without commitment.

Try this service with your first month free, no coupon required, just use this link!

Check out our Gwynnie Bee reviews to learn more about this subscription box.

Nadine West: Try Risk Free

Nadine West: Try Risk Free

Nadine West is a subscription styling service for women sizes Small to 3X. Subscribers fill out a style quiz and are sent an outfit (2-4 items, usually 1 apparel item plus accessories) every month based on their style preferences. Their items are priced lower than other styling services like Stitch Fix, ranging from just $10 – $25 per piece.

There is no styling fee, but there is a shipping fee ($9.78) that is credited toward the cost of anything you keep.

Use referral code NADINE to waive shipping fees on your first box! That means you can get your first box totally risk-free, with no styling fee and no shipping fee (normally $9.78). You’ll pay only for items you decide to keep!

Check out all of our Nadine West Reviews to learn more!

Free Snack & Food Boxes


Graze: Free Sampler Box

Graze Free Trial

Graze is a mini-snack subscription box that sends a customized selection of treats weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. They offer over 100 different snacks that you can rate online, which, over time, helps tailor your subscription to your particular snacking preferences. (Regularly $11.99 for 8 snacks per box or $6.99 for 4 snacks per box).

Get your first 4-snack sampler box free for $1 shipping, no coupon required, just use this link

Check out all of our Graze reviews to see what you can expect from this subscription.


Free Grooming & Personal Care Boxes

Hubble Contacts: Free 15-Pair Trial

Hubble: Free Two Week Trial

Hubble is a monthly subscription box for affordable, daily contacts (regularly $30/month for 30 pairs). You will need an existing prescription for contacts from your eye doctor in order to take advantage of this offer.

Get your first box (15 pairs) for just $3 shipping!, no coupon required, just use this link

Check out our Hubble Contact Lenses Review to learn more about what to expect when you sign up, and how much money we saved by making the switch.

Waldo Contacts: Free 10-Pair Trial

Waldo is a contact lens subscription for affordable, high-quality daily contact lenses that you can tailor to meet your needs. They offer an Easy quarterly plan or a Flexi plan with options for deliveries every 4, 6 or 8 weeks for $18 per box + free shipping. Similar to Hubble, Waldo does not support toric lenses for astigmatism at this time.

Get your first box (10 pairs) for just $2.95 shipping!, no coupon required, just use this link

Check out our Waldo Review to learn more.

Free Sample Boxes for Household & Home

FilterEasy: First Month Free

FilterEasy Free Trial

FilterEasy (starting at $11.97 per filter per month with free shipping) is a furnace and air filter subscription service that ensures you always have clean air in your home. Choose your size and whether to receive deliveries every 1, 2, or 3 months, and you’ll never forget to change your filters again!

This isn’t the most exciting subscription box on this list, but we love this service for homeowners because it’s a built in reminder to change your filters regularly, with no need to run to the hardware store.

Use this link to get your first filter free, including free shipping!

If you’ve already tried these boxes, don’t worry: check out our list of cheap monthly subscription boxes or browse current subscription box coupons for more ideas.

Tell us your favorite affordable subscription box in the comments for this post! And don’t forget to check out Liz’s other tips on how to get free subscription boxes, too.


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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The FilterEasy free subscription is fake. They just send spam and sell your information. I signed up and my husband did too. We never received anything except tons of e-mails advertising their products.

thomas pyper sr

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I love all of it
Send me evrything


I like graze ! Would like to try a clothes subscription box for plus size in the future sounds fun!


You should try Stitchfix. It is $20/box, but they take that off of anything you buy. I love their selection of clothes. They have it for women, men, or children.

Debera Hoffman

Did I just read Graze no longer delivers to the U.S.A.?


Would I still receive my regular May boxycharm box?

Tera McNeil

The Filter one is a RIP OFF!


Just an FYI for the FilterEasy, most home renters also change their own air filters.


I just got the free filter because I cannot decide on any of the sales. They don’t have anything that I really want or need. I am swapping for a few stocking gifts. I at least will not have to make a special trip out in the cold to get this. Seems really silly but so convenient. I had to purchase something, and now I feel better:)


We just signed up for the filtereasy, what a great idea! We are always forgetting to change our filter and we have a weird size that is hard to find.


Blue Bottle Coffee “free trial” is a gimmick, forces you to buy their “drippers and filters” for $30! I use a french press, I don’t need “drippers and filters”.

Victoria Naranjo

The Blue Bottle Coffee Subscription for the trail is free but then they try and charge you $30 for drippers and filters… What a rip.


The everyday happy site says it’s no longer in business

Sarah Rogers

I first found MSA from the one and only Jamie Golden’s Instagram stories a few weeks ago. So glad she shared the goodness! Thanks for all of the insider information to my latest obsessions!


after carefuly observing for over a year now, i think target is best, cuz you know what you will be getting for $7. i dont like to have junk in my closets, i would rather have less of what i need than more of what i dont need. (idk if that sentc make any sense).

I have accumulated so much junk just from ipsy (everynow & then), 2 walmart & 1 target box. (may be next year) i want to give boxycharm & beautyfix a try. boxy charm for eyeshadow palletes & brushes, and beauty fix for expensive skin care products. I am stocked up with skincare, makeup , make up brushes & personal care items for atleast a year. i am not going to buy anything until i use up my stock (fingers crossed). due to crazy good marketing these days, its hard not to buy UNWANTED STUFF!!!


I have probably years of makeup and skincare in my stash…and I just found a neck cream that may be helping…at $95 a 1.7 oz jar. I thought my subscription box problem had hooked me up with enough beauty, but STILL I buy more. Marketing must be the Devil, as I just bought more of this cream, and I didn’t even receive a trial in any box.


The target box no longer ships free you have to buy $35 in good for free shipping. Also on Saturdays they have all the items out in the beauty department to try out with coupons. Half the box is mini samples that you can get for free on Saturdays.


Just bought the March box and it was 7.00 cant beat that price

Tracey C Howerton

If you continue thru to the cart with nothing else, there is no shipping fee.


I just bought the October box a couple of days ago and it shipped free


The Target box still ships for free and has both full and large sample sizes. I just bought box October boxes. I think you are thinking of the Walmart box which does have mostly small and foil packet free samples.


I just cancelled my Ipsy subscription. Even after answering all of their profile questions I received products I would never use or in shades that were way off. I went ahead and gave it a 2nd month & that one was even worse.

I started subscribing to Walmart’s subscription box which is sent out quarterly. It is well worth the $5.00 spent!!! Today I just discovered the Amazon beauty box for Prime members. Pay $11.99 and get $11.99 credit to purchase an item in the full size. I’m excited ti get that one!

Now if I would just pay closer attention I just might be able to get a Target beauty box before they run out!!


Omg you have to try the boxycharn box !!! It’s amazing and I get everything I absolutely LOVE and the size of 3 items is full size -it’s awesome!!!

Holly Ferguson

Boxycharm is the absolute BEST beauty subscription box PERIOD! before I was sure on the one I would stick with I have multiple subscriptions a try. I didn’t have a tuff time deciding in the end. BOXYCHARM is most definitely the best. I love all full sized products and not products you will find in any drugstore either. All you receive is high end items.


Ricky’s Cult Crushes is the best one to get now! Huge value for the money! It’s only $11.99! Always amazing unusual new stuff! Huge value. Love it!!!


I don’t care too much for Ipsy either. I love BoxyCharm, GlossyBox…some of the Birchbox boxes are good. I got a Stylist By Esentials beauty box (they have several different ones you can choose from, such as a drugstore box, high end makeup box, mixed box, etc. )
But I got the mixed box and it had all drugstore makeup…. idk of they made a mistake and sent the wrong one but I did like what came in it and it was all full size makeup. By far, BoxyCharm is my fav. I LOVE GlossyBox it’s my 2nd fav!!! Im a Beauty box junkie LOL……I’m an affiliate with Million Dollar Tan monthly subscription service so that’s something I’m gonna try out next YAY CANNOT WAIT!!!!! 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗


The concept of Ipsy is great, but I cancelled because I kept receiving brown lipsticks and grey nail polishes. When I would see the great Ipsy boxes that influencers get, and then compare them to the rubbish that they sent me, I was always super-disappointed.

Theresa harris

I jeed to know when i can order my Target box?


The 1st monday of each month


I can never get the Target box in time. I love my Ipsy bags. In over a year I have gotten tons of good stuff. I narrowed it down to things I really like. Plus if they sent a shade I did not like I reviewed it bad so they don’t send it anymore. Now I mainly get Bronzer, Mascara, brushes, lip gloss or balm, and concealer which is what I want anyway. I think it takes more than 2 times for them to know what you like. I have always heard you should give any box 6 months though and that’s what I do. I have probably 10 subscriptions. I also get Sephora Play..but I will say if you are not like a makeup junkie and don’t really love trying new things then ipsy, allure, birchbox, target*from what my friends say* and Sephora would not be for you. So you don’t waste money on things you don’t like. Another tip I learned is when I get things I won’t use I put them up and gift them for birthdays, Christmas, bridal showers etc..


I love Ipsy. I guess so many people and as many opinions. Theres a monthly Sub box from its awesome for 12

Cherilyn D. Pratt

Ipsy ruined it for me. I paid for five items but only received three items. I do not wear brown eye shadow. My eyes are blue/gray. I do not see how brown eye shadow will look good. Very disappointed and I let them know about it.


Just wanted to say that Birchbox changed their rewards program and reviews no longer earn you points.. bummer.. Still a great subscription service though!


this is incorrect. You get 10 pts for every review. I got $5 in points for the last box i got.


I just received my first Birchbox and yes you still do get points for reviewing their products. Maybe they changed the way it looks but you definitely get points for your review.


No.. I emailed with a rep at Birchbox about the points.. She said you get points for your first 5 reviews only. Bummer


You only get points for the first 5 products you review. After those 5 products (basically your first box) no points for reviews. I’ve been with Birchbox over 2 years and their rewards program was a huge part of that. The changes they made to the rewards program were very disappointing.


I cannot get the mystery guild book club to come up for a $1. Is anyone else having issues?


I just thought I would mention that Gwynnie Bee isn’t actually free. They check your account for $79 and if its not in there, they won’t send it. They also hold that amount out of your account so its unusable until you return stuff I believe.


They do not do that with my card. I called my card company to double check. Maybe they do that if you use a debit card?

Amber Duffer

I cannot get the link for Match up (eSalon) to work.. any idea why? It takes me to the page but when I click on “Get It Now” nothing happens


Saffron fix offers a free trial. It’s an Indian meal box, $48-$60 usually (which, considering the price of a meal at Indian restaurants where I live, is a steal). Haven’t gotten mine yet, but reviews look promising.


FYI: The code for half off the BoCandy box only netted me $1.49. Not even half off the shipping. Plus, their landing page gives a 20% off code for the first box, but when I entered that one, it came back invalid. Hope the actual box experience is better!


same here


I’ve tried the Nadine West box and I will admit that some of the things they send are very nice although the price point for some of the jewelry you could probably find a similar piece for a lower price in Target or Charlotte Russe. When I first started with Nadine West, (which only about 5 or 6 months ago), their selling point was it was absolutely FREE the only thing you pay for is the items you KEEP. I LOVED that as you get to try the items for a few days, if you don’t like them just put them back in the postage paid envelope and send it back no commitment! Two months ago they changed that. Now the thing is every month before they ship to you, your account will be charged $6.50 shipping. If you keep something from the shipment, they will credit the $6.50 toward the price of what you kept. What they don’t immediately spell out if is you DON’T keep anything then you are just out $6.50. Now I am not above paying for a subscription but I don’t want to pay for something and I don’t have anything to show for it. If you look at the FAQs page it says if you are not keeping anything you may want to update your style profile but my thing about that is, I KNOW my style so there’s nothing to change and they don’t give descriptions for their style categories (ex: Classy, Romantic, Vintage. etc). What I selected when I first signed up is my style. I will be cancelling my subscription shortly

Leigh Armstrong

Nadine West charged me full price for 2 months, even though I returned ALL of the items. I will not be using them again, and I would suggest that to everyone. I literally paid them for absolutely nothing.


I just got my first Graze box (the free one). It’s a good mix of things I would have chosen for SURE off their list of food and things I wouldn’t have picked myself. I tried the one I was least excited about getting first, and it was actually pretty good. I also love that it showed up in the mail on Monday morning. That was a fantastic surprise! I think I’ll pay for at least one box instead of just nabbing the free sample like I’d thought I might do…


Thanks Liz for posting all of these! I signed up for Julep, Graze, Love with Food, and Bean Box. Here’s my experience:

Julep: I received the Spring Fling Welcome Box and which included 3 nail polishes and 1 lipgloss. I’m not a fan of lipgloss and it was pretty sheer. I need more color than that. The nail polishes were Vicki, Flora, and Shelly. Vicki is my FAVORITE. It is a bright pink (Liz describes it as flamingo) and I have received a ton of compliments on it. It’s a creme and dries to a beautiful shine. Flora (a sparkly purple) was too sheer for me…it looked streaky after two coats and had a weird matte look to it. I haven’t had a chance to try out the Shelly color yet, which is a light blue.

When I went to cancel the subscription, I found out the site says that you have to call to cancel. GRRR. Not cool. But I decided to send them an email since it was the weekend saying I wanted to cancel and just like that, they deactivated my account. I was really happy I didn’t have to jump through hoops and that even though it says to call, I could cancel via email instead. I may resubscribe in the future based on that and the fact that I loved that Vicki polish so much.

Graze: I like the idea of Graze and the small price point, but ultimately the snacks are tiny and don’t last a heartbeat around here. I decided to pass on this one. Cancelling was super easy–just log in and cancel.

Bean Box: I admit it. I didn’t think about the word bean when I signed up for this one. I don’t have a bean grinder, so I now have 4 packs of coffee beans here that I am not sure what to do with. I don’t want to buy a grinder just for that.

When I went to cancel, I was asked to log in using my email and an order number. I couldn’t find my order number right away, but there’s a link on the page that you can click and they will send you your order number. It came to my email right away and I was able to log in without any problems. It was easy to cancel as well.

Love With Food: I really liked the Love with Food box. It seemed like a lot of product to me (even though I saw in the reviews some people felt it was light). I enjoyed trying new things and getting full size snacks.

I was pretty tempted to stay with Love with Food. I was wishing I could afford the annual subscription to make it $10 a box and a little better value, but ultimately the $12 convinced me to cancel. When I went to cancel, they gave me an offer to take $2 off the box, earn 200 points, and they would donate 2 boxes of food. I decided to stick around for another month since the $10 price point was met. I am looking forward to seeing what I get next month!

Thanks again Liz! I would not have been able to try these brands if it weren’t for My Subscription Addiction. 🙂


Julep was my first subscription, and I love their products and their customer service. They do have a bunch of different finishes, and it’s hard to know if you like the more nuanced ones unless you try them.
These days I have found an LED-cured gel brand that I really like, so I don’t use nail polish anymore. But I do think that Julep makes some of the best glitters and shimmer finishes that I’ve ever used (I don’t use creme finishes). I would buy some other very specific brands for holos and duo-chrome.


Don’t know if you still have the beans sitting around your house or not but I thought I would offer a solution on how to grind them without buying a coffee grinder… You can just put them in a blender! I found that out when I ended up when a fancy bag of coffee beans when an organic grocery store closed down by my house, bought them for cheap but couldn’t grind them lol my dad told me that fancy trick and it worked! Haha


I called the Julep number after hours(PST) and left a message with my info to cancel and I received a confirmation email the next day.

Liz Cadman

Thanks so much for sharing your experiences with these boxes!! 🙂


I have received 2 months worth of Love with Food Boxes. I really do like this subscription. I have ordered 2 of the foods I have received already online. A great way to discover new things!


TOTALLY regretting trying out Honest Co.! Thought I’d get the trial to gift to my sis at her upcoming shower, so she could try it out. Did not realize you couldn’t easily cancel online–kicking myself for not checking that first. Waited on hold for over 12 minutes before someone picked up the phone (not to mention time spent looking online for the instructions how to cancel and actually one the phone with their customer service rep).

I mentioned my unhappiness about waiting so long and she said the usual wait time is five minutes, which, in my opinion is still way too long. If you can’t answer your calls sooner, then you should offer the option to cancel online!


I’m thinking of trying Honest Co. until I read your comment. Now I’m debating. We’re the items you received good?


I love Honest Co. Good, quality all natural cleaning product and organic tampons!


I tried out Honest and absolutely love it! You don’t have to order every month; if you download the app it is SO easy to shop, place orders, move your ship date. I don’t have the monthly “baby bundle”, but if I had a baby, I absolutely would. So I order household and personal care products. One of the things I love most (besides the products which are truly awesome), is the bundle is $39.95 which is 5 of most any products u want – so I get all of my expensive stuff there. Then you can add up to 3 more products for 20% off, which is great bc if u spend $50, u get free shipping. I usually only have to order about every 2 months bc the cleaners, laundry tablets, etc – come in HUGE quantities.

I’m not at all a monthly subscription person, I rarely shop online – but unless this company drastically changes I’ll be a customer for life. The person before, all I can say is if you don’t follow instructions or read everything – you may be disappointed. When I first received my sample shipment there was very clear I struggle instructions to go to the website, click on “contact us” and send a request with your order # to cancel. With everything in life we should follow instructions 🙂


I ordered the sample box with the trial sizes of lotion, body wash, counter top spray etc. it was well worth the 5.95 (for shipping) they ask when you choose any of the sample choices offered. I was impressed with the selection and quality. My first order will arrive next week.

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