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POPSUGAR Friends & Family Sale – Up to $75 Off Subscriptions

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For a limited time, use coupon code DEC15, DEC25  or DEC75 to save up to $75 on a POPSUGAR Must Have subscription! (That brings a 6-month subscription down to $23.29 a box!)

Check out my review of the December box to see what you’ll receive with your first month!

Full Details: Use promotion code DEC15 for $15 off a 1 month subscription. Use promotion code DEC25 for $25 off a 3 month subscription. Use promotion code DEC75 for $75 off a 6 month subscription. Promotion codes listed above (“Codes”) are valid from Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. PST until Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. PST or while supplies last. Only one Code may be used per transaction. To use multiple Codes, or to use the same Code multiple times, begin a new checkout transaction each time you use a Code. Codes may not be used with any other promotional codes, discounts, coupons, or offers. Codes are non-transferable nor redeemable for cash or credit. Codes are not valid for purchase of Special Edition, Neiman Marcus, Stocking Stuffers or Gift Collection boxes, nor for any previously purchased boxes. Any duplicate boxes purchased with this promotion will not be refunded and cannot be returned for credit.
Other exclusions may apply. Void where prohibited. This promotion may be terminated or modified by POPSUGAR at any time in its sole discretion. Any subscription that is not a gift will automatically renew for additional one-month subscription terms and your account will be billed $39.95 plus tax each month unless you cancel your subscription prior to the 23rd day of the month. You may cancel your subscription or make updates to your account at any time by visiting your Account Page. Must Have Terms apply. Terms and pricing are subject to change. If you have questions, please email us at [email protected]


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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!

Posted in POPSUGAR Must Have Box Coupon, Subscription Boxes & Coupons| Tags: POPSUGAR Must Have Box | 149 comments

Comments (149)

  1. Liz, have you happened to receive any feedback on this issue from Popsugar directly?

  2. If I was doing month to month and purchase the 6mo will it automatically stop charging me the month to month?
    Also, if I were to log out and buy deal again will it tack it on to the end of the first 6mo deal I purchased? ex. 1st deal Dec-May, 2nd deal Jun-Nov?

  3. They must have made a TON of these December Boxes. I think that they had this all planned out to start with Dec. even though originally it was supposed to be Jan. Their response on FB was that it was a “bug”– in that case they should have honored what we signed up for because the “bug” was not through any fault of the subscriber. They also say on FB that they are starting with Dec. because they want to encourage holiday gifting. I just don’t know how they can get away with this– the more I think about it the more it seems like a deliberate mistake. I don’t think that the Dec. Box is all that great– this wouldn’t “sting” so much if it was a really good box– haven’t received it yet but it looks like my favorite item will be the mug cake mix….

    • …and it was like rubbing salt in the wound to get that email saying how lucky I was to get the Dec. box…. bleahhh

      • Agreed! My first thought was….well at least I can drown my sorrows in cake twice. The extra lipsticks and jewelry box will be cute gifts but I would feel weird giving anyone that bracelet ick!

  4. Yay! Just signed up for my first Pop Sugar! Been waiting so long for the right opportunity! My husband said “Merry Christmas” and I said, “More like Happy birthday.” I’ve gotten myself a few Christmas presents already ?

  5. I just signed up. Super excited. I usually like one or two things and now I will have birthday gifts for others pre curated! Yay! I might even get a few xmas gifts for next year out of this 6 month sub! I hate gift shopping so this is perfect for me.

  6. I really want to get this deal, but I keep hoping that if I wait then they will sell out of December but still honor the price. (I know that the coupon expires tonight) 3 boxes from Little Lace Box cost $149 and this deal makes it $148 for SIX boxes of Pop Sugar. I just cancelled my LLB bc the previous box was so bad and yesterday they sent out my final prepaid box. I cancelled PSMH before November, so if I get December, it won’t be a duplicate box for me but I still don’t want it. Lol.

    • Okay so I ordered of course and it does say that I’m getting the December box. I’m just crossing my fingers that they will have sold out of them when they go to fulfill my order. Fat chance I know lol. I *kind of* like a few of the items, it’s just that I’m not too happy about any of them and I’m getting a lot of boxes this month already (FFF, RZ and PS for Her plus glossy, bbox, LLB, Ipsy and who knows what else.) ugh

      • I just got an email this morning that said Congrats we found a December box for you! Boo!

  7. WARNING – If you do this you will be getting the December box. It definitely did not say that when I ordered (I work in sub marketing creating online order forms so I check for these kind of things it’s literally my job) – it does now but I am close to 100% positive that was added after they decided to back date orders. When I ordered my account said I would receive the January box, which was perfect, I ordered because I was out of credits. Then I got an email saying I would receive the December box (which I already have). If you look on their Social Media that seems to be the case across the board with everyone. And now they are trying to claim that it always said December – clearly it didn’t or they wouldn’t have hundreds of people commenting on social media.

    On top of that – my candle sticks from my Winter box came broken and two other products I’d planned to give as gifts came with damaged packaging. I told customer service this last Friday and still haven’t received a response.

    Guess I’m stuck with PopSugar for the next 5 months but after that I’ve officially canceled…

    • Since before they even sent out the email about the discount, the website has said that the next box being delivered is December.

  8. I was a monthly subscriber who also snagged this “deal”. I reached out to popsugar to complain and asked them to either start the promo with the January box or issue a credit to me for December. As of this morning I checked my account and it looks like the credit was issued, although the refund is not yet reflected on my statement and I have YET to hear back from customer service…

    It’s not ideal, but it’s an option for those who are cranky about receiving two December boxes – ask for a refund for the December box and apply the promo to December. Assuming this only works if your December boxes haven’t shipped yet like mine (another customer service complaint for another day…)

    • Thanks for sharing this. I contacted them as well. I love the 6 month deal, but they sure did make sure that their current subscribers would not benefit. My box has not shipped either. I really am hoping for a refund or the sub to start in January. I have no need for 2 December boxes. Here’s to hoping they make things right! I really do love PS, but lately their customer service/ethics have been terrible. Hopefully we see some improvements and they make things right!

    • I read your post, and asked for a credit also. But I worry that they won’t respond (or issue the credit) before the promo ends today. I had already cancelled, and pretty much (in a nice way) told them if they couldn’t issue the credit, then the sub would just stay cancelled. I loathe the December box; I certainly don’t want to receive *two* and I don’t want the special pricing to go towards one either, lol. But, I could deal with it as long as I wasn’t receiving two of them. I don’t even known anyone that I buy gifts for who would want any of the items from December.

  9. I just received an email from popsugar that was titled “Best.Day.Ever.” The body told me that they were able to secure me a December box and that my account page would be updated. Are they serious? I’ve already emailed them to request my account be set back to January as it said when I placed my order. I also thought I might concede and accept another December box if they responded with an explanation or apology for the confusion. I have yet to receive a response to either of my emails (my referrals are also not showing up). I’m pretty sure they need to restructure their marketing department because this is a pretty insulting way to attempt to “fix” the bug that promised many of us January boxes. I always look forward to my monthly box, but I’m starting to get worried that with all of the mistakes they have made (and refuse to make right) that they will lose subscribers and the boxes will be underwhelming. I’ve never heard of a company that doesn’t honor its mistakes. It makes me wonder if they are struggling financially and simply cannot afford to do so.

    • I just received the same email and i thought it was a bit ridiculous, like i have any choice but to recieve the december box ! They make it seem like i am lucky they were able to reserve me one lol. I wish my sub could start in January too.

    • The same thing happened to me and I didn’t even use this deal / I had renewed my subscription a day before. I have already received this box – my new sub should have started with January. I’ve never had them start me off with a box I already received, so furious right now.

    • I got the same email, I thought the new promo code started with the December box, that’s why I signed up for it. I wanted the lipstick and the chocolate cake lol.

    • I got that email too – and had to laugh. We’re so “lucky” they were able to secure us the December box…
      I kinda had a feeling they were going to have to do a promo or something coming up bc I had read comments that last year they had the awesome Black Friday coupon bc the October boxes were really really late. So then with December being late (and not even being charged until the middle of the month) and the mixed reviews and comments on the LE Her box and the December box, and it sounded like a lot of people ended up cancelling December since we weren’t charged for it – it wasn’t looking real good for PS. So I wasn’t completely surprised to see this coupon come out.

      I had cancelled my December box after seeing Liz’s review bc I didn’t really need or want anything in it, and I was getting the Her box that already included a bracelet and lip stuff. I wish this deal would start in January, but its pretty obvious that they just need to get rid of their December boxes somehow and I guess this is their plan.
      I do think its a bit ridiculous for those of you who already received (or will be receiving) the December box to get another one bc of this deal. So I hope they do something for you guys – whether it be giving you some sort of credit, or starting it in January.

      And I do hope that whatever they do, these arrive before Christmas so people can at least use them for gifts. My LE Her box shipped back on the 5th, and isn’t scheduled to get to me until Thursday. I’m sorry, but 12 days ridiculous to ship from California to the Midwest. Everyone knows FedEx/UPS/USPS is crazy busy with packages right now so I think Popsugar should have stepped it up and opted for a faster shipping method. Especially for the LE boxes – it’d be nice to get the boxes in time to actually use some of the items in December. My Today box hasn’t even shipped yet… guess I won’t be using those items to “get me through the holiday stress”

      • I got the response from PSMH customer service, they have been very frankly saying the purpose of this deal is to sell the Dec box. So darn, they are not taking the Dec box back anyway.

        Plus I saw them ask subscriber who already got the Dec box in facebook to “share the extra box with loved one”. How “sweet”.

      • Yeah, I’m not buying any of these excuses from them. It was a bait and switch as many people on their Facebook have said, and on this very forum. They have not answered any email I’ve sent. I disputed the charges on my credit card. I’d rather just leave them cancelled (as they were before I signed up for this 6 month thing…but I still got December box anyway), and not worry with it anymore. They know this is their issue, but they want to take it out on us, their customers who drive their business. I am not waiting for however long, and a bunch of back and forth with them; I’d rather just be done with them altogether.

  10. When will these duplicate December boxes be mailed out? Is it to much to hope for that they will be in time for Christmas gifting?

    I recently ordered a 6 month sub due to them saying they would not be having any sub deals this year, but now they decided to do this so I sent them an email requesting an add on to my order or partial refund and they sent this to me:
    PS-We will honor requests for partial refunds for those wishing it however only for this promotional period only. Please expect to see your refund for $75.00 reflected on your statement within 7-15 business days.
    Yay!!! They are willing to work it out for their already loyal customers and make it right so I am happy I can still get the deal ?

    • When did you email them? I emailed yesterday right when I saw this post and still haven’t heard back?

      • It was about 3:30pm CT. I’m sure they are flooded with emails due to the confusion etc. I would give them another day to respond or send another request to the Support case that was opened.

  12. I almost caved and bought this, but I went through all the reviews from last year and would have kept 75% of the items only. I’m cutting back on my current subs, so proud of myself for resisting this one, lol.

    • Thanks so much for posting this comment. I was wavering between purchasing and not purchasing, so I went back through last year’s box reviews December-May after reading this. There’s nothing I can’t live without. And I’ve always had good luck swapping for Popsugar items in the past, so I’ll be content to do that! Saved me some money! 🙂

      • I’ll echo that thanks from a different pov. I’ve been really torn on this due to the addiction/deal 😉

        But after looking through those past boxes, it occurred to me that a 6-month sub would be a PERFECT gift for my niece. She is a 30 yo single Mom with 2 small kids and not a lot of money or time to shop. This will be a nice treat for her each month – and some of the items in each box (like the glitter tape in the December box)or some of the food items) will be good for the kids.

  13. Not cool that they changed the terms after announcing the deal. I signed up right away for a six month sub and it appeared that it would start on January. Now I find out I’ll be stuck with a December duplicate box. And to add salt to the wound, they charged my cc twice, so now I have to wrangle with customer service. Check your credit cards gals! Arrgh.

  14. I just signed up for the Luxor Box for the first time, but I could NOT resist this deal. I got 6 months. AYEEEEE!!!! bye bye monies!

  15. I hope folks understand the purpose of the promotion, which is to get rid of their excess December box stock (unfortunately, tacking on extra months to current subscriptions doesn’t achieve that). So if you get the 6 month, just think of it as signing up for (1) a bonus December box ($40) and (2) getting a little more than $5 off each box after that ($35).

    I think this is very smart of Popsugar. Smarter than putting the excess stock on Rue La La for half price like they did with November. This way they get subscribers locked in for 6 months, and it targets new subscribers, since nobody with more than 1 or 2 months would want to sign on to this deal (and have more than 1 or 2 duplicate boxes!).

    But I’m sorry to current subscribers that it isn’t such a great deal for. :/

  16. If anyone hears back from customer service about extending the deal to people who recently purchased 6 month subs at full price, please let us know. I still haven’t heard back from them…..

    • I recently ordered a 6 month sub due to them saying they would not be having any sub deals this year, but now they decided to do this so I sent them an email requesting an add on to my order or partial refund and they sent this to me:
      PS-We will honor requests for partial refunds for those wishing it however only for this promotional period only. Please expect to see your refund for $75.00 reflected on your statement within 7-15 business days.
      Yay!!! They are willing to work it out for their already loyal customers and make it right so I am happy I can still get the deal ?

  17. And they strike again…and I grabbed my credit card and PSMH wins again lol.

  18. Wow – they really timed this to keep current subscribers from benefiting! I’m especially annoyed because they went ahead and billed my December box but have down that it won’t ship until the 22nd (several days after I’ve left town for the holidays). So getting a second December box won’t even give me some good Christmas gifts.

    I’m also really annoyed that the web-site revamp removed the ability to upgrade an existing subscription to a longer term. Still… canceling the current subscription and getting a new one means a savings of $100 ($75 plus the $25 for going 6-months vs. month-to-month) so maybe that’s worth having the extra box (although like many others I’m less than thrilled with it).

  19. Well, I just cancelled my subscription yesterday at full price but this deal is just too good to pass up. I was paying $39.95 a month and now I’ll pay $23. It’s a no brainer. I am sorta annoyed that it starts with a December box, which I already have been billed for at full price, but I guess I wanted a second pretty jewelry box that matches my decor. I wish it started with the January box. Popsugar–get ‘cho life together, please!

  20. The 6 month sub is such a good deal, but (like all the rest) I don’t want the darn December box. At least it wouldn’t be a duplicate for me, but I just don’t want it.

  21. Should I do it? Should I do it? I just need to click “place order” and the deed is done….

  22. I had planned for the PopSugar Black Friday deal — if they offered this then, I would have definitely taken advantage of it. However, if I purchase the 6 month deal now and receive a second December box, I’m really only saving $35 in the grand scheme of things as it’s a duplicate of a (awfully disappointing) box that I already have. I’m bummed that I didn’t cancel before I was billed for December; I would have hopped on this. I’m just not comfortable receiving duplicate boxes of December — it’s one of their weakest boxes, in my opinion.

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