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Birchbox March 2016 Sample Choice Spoilers + Coupon!

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Thanks to Brittany we have the sample choice spoilers for the March 2016 Birchbox!

The options for sample choice are:

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No. 4 Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioning Packet

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PARLOR By Jeff Chastain Volumizing & Texturizing Shampoo + Conditioner

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Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo

And here is the curated box:

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Inside the “Ready for Anything” Featured Box:
PARLOR® by Jeff Chastain Smoothing Blowout Spray
MILK Makeup Lip Color in C.R.E.A.M.
Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadow Trio in Filter
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream
Wilma Schumann Skincare Hydrating Collagen Eye Pads

Are you going with sample choice or the curated box this month?

And here are the Birchbox Plus Add-On options for this month:

Screen Shot 2016-02-16 at 4.38.35 PMScreen Shot 2016-02-16 at 4.38.41 PMMore info on sample choice:

FEBRUARY 25: Choose a sample for your March box or the Featured “Ready for Everything” Box instead of your monthly box. Want early access? Refer a friend anytime before February 23rd to get access a day early on the 24th. (If you’re an Ace, you already have early access.)

FYI – if you haven’t subscribed yet:

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Now through February 24, 2016, 11:59 p.m. ET or while supplies last, use coupon code MALLYGIFT to get this full-size Mally Evercolor Shadow Stick in Copper Rose for FREE with your first month of a Birchbox subscription!

Birchbox is $10 a month. Check out our reviews of Birchbox to learn more about this monthly beauty subscription box!

Full Details: Use code MALLYGIFT at checkout to receive a free Mally Shadow Stick with the purchase of a women’s monthly or yearly rebillable subscription. Offer available until February 24, 2016, 11:59 p.m. ET or while supplies last. Your free gift will ship with your first subscription box. Please note that this code is only valid for new subscribers. Redemption of this code for existing subscribers does not guarantee receipt of these promotional items.

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. Is anyone else having trouble leaving a review for their samples? Whenever I click review it takes me to the item’s page. And then if I try to review directly from there, it refreshes the page 🙁

    • Nevermind. Apparently, it only looked like I was logged in.

  2. Definitely the curated box! I see several samples that I would LOVE to try in that one! I don’t need anymore shampoos (dry or wet) that’s for sure! 😉

  3. Any help is appreciated.

  4. I should know this, as I am a loyal BB subscriber (for who knows what reason besides points, lol) but if I add a 2nd account, will I get the February box automatically? When do you think I could start it up to get this box (March) above?

    • I know when I started my sub at the end of January, I got the Korean Beauty box. So my intention is to wait for March to start a second sub 🙂

    • It says “refer a friend by Feb 23rd” so that is probably the cut-off day to get February’s box. It also still says “Get your February Box” if you go to their website.

  5. I’m definitely going for the curated box. It all a peals to me.
    I joined late last month and haven’t had a chance to choose yet. If I do nothing, will I get the curated box?

    • No, you have to select the curated box.

  6. Don’t know if you already posted about this, but birchbox no longer awards points for sharing your monthly box on social media.

    • they don’t on the website but when I tried it in the app it still gave me points.

      • Thanks for the tip!! It worked for me in the app, too

      • Customer support told me this when I emailed about my missing points, I’ll have to try through the app. Thanks for the tip.

  7. Do you think if you receive one of the shampoo/conditioner choices that you will get an extra 10 points for reviewing them both ? That may sway me if so…

  8. I’m not thrilled by the curated box but will probably get one for one of my subs. On the other, I don’t want to pick any of those (especially dry shampoo) – so maybe I’ll pick none of them and get none of them? I mean, some people do sample choice and then don’t get it, so maybe if I don’t pick, they’ll just give me something else.

    I didn’t realize that to shop at Birchbox and use codes/points and all that, you don’t have to be a subscriber. When my subs run out later this year, I think I may be switching to Allure (I already have Glossybox from the Gilt City deal) or Boxycharm, but I love the Birchbox points. I guess I can buy curated or LE boxes if something looks awesome. I just won’t get the opportunity to get points for reviewing samples.

  9. I wish I could just get Birchbox to send *a* box, period. They sent box 2 of a gift sub to an old address even though box 1 *and* a full size order went to the correct address. Then they wouldn’t delete the old address until I put in a credit card (uh, how’d I pay for the full size order?).

    From these comments, I see lots of repeating samples over multiple years and I can sure attest to their system performance being a huge joke. Will be glad when the next two boxes are over, I can give away samples I probably have no interest in, and stop babysitting a company that should have gotten it together long before now.

  10. Like many, not thrilled with anything. Again. Some more. But I’ll bite on the curated because I <3 anything Kiehl's and because I'll gauge my own eyes out if I wind up with another dry shampoo.

    I actually have cancelled ALL subs – now doing only LE boxes – but I have kept 1 BB account for the points….

  11. I see that several people have two accounts. I am seriously considering that, as I can’t decide what to choose, the curated or a sample. I know I can buy the curated box later, but I like the points system. Does everyone find that two subs to this work out well? I just stared Birchbox end of January, but so far I totally LOVE it. I don’t have a giant stash of samples yet, so it’s all new and exciting to me.

    Basically I’m looking for justification here. I will have to explain why I suddenly started getting ANOTHER box each month to the hubby…

    • Having two accounts worked for me for a long time. I set my profiles to be completely different to minimize overlap which worked well most of the time. It’s nice to be able to pick the currated and still get another box. I only cancelled my second account last month because the box ended us identical to my primary account, despite the different settings, so I’m leaving it cancelled until there’s a month where the currated box sparks my interest so I don’t end up with doubles of all the samples.

    • I have 3 accounts but don’t use them all the time. I started getting repeats even though I have my profiles set differently. Your best bet is to get the curated box on one account and your regular box on the other.

  12. Curated box for me this month. I’m curious about the milk sample. But…last month I didn’t choose anything and received a fabulous Sunday Riley sample and am kind of considering rolling the dice again and seeing what other treasures come my way if I don’t select anything at all. Decisions, decisions.

  13. Nothing is really grabbing me this month, and the last three months have been such a bust for me. I think it’s time for me to say good-bye to Birchbox and hello to Allure.

  14. Nothing is screaming “must have” to me, so I’ll probably go with an all-surprise box.

    • Me too!

  15. In just got my February box and my medium coarse serum (for my fine hair) leaked all over the box. I emailed them as a heads up but I’ll be canceling either way and seeing this post confirms that’s the right choice.

    I’ve been a subscriber for almost two years, I’ve tried most of the Parlor line and I don’t like any of it. Ive gotten the Amika dry shampoo before (along with any other dry shampoo Birchbox sells) AND I’ve gotten the No.4 shampoo and conditioner. I guess my time with them has just run out.

    • My hair stuff did the same thing. I contacted CS, and they’re supposed to be mailing me a replacement, but I’m kind of already done with Birchbox at this point anyway.

      • They told me that they were out of the product (which was fine, I wasn’t really looking for a replacement) – but they credited me with 50 points. So now I’m stuck between a rock and a hard place – do I sub for one more month to get me to $30 worth of points, or basically let those 50 points go to waste. I hate to not pick anything from these choices because I know I’ll get stuck with the Parlor shampoo as that’s the one Parlor sample I haven’t gotten yet – but I REALLY don’t like that line, I don’t WANT that!

        I swear it’s like they KNEW I was planning to cancel.

        • You can cancel and then re-sub when the sample choices are a better fit for you. The points don’t expire for a long time.

        • You don’t have to be a subscriber to accumulate and use points. You can unsubscribe and just buy what you want from the shop to get more points (granted you’d have to spend $50 to get 50 points instead of $10 on a box that you can get 50 points for reviewing, but you’d get exactly what you want.)

          • But you can also review what you buy for an extra 10 points, too.

  16. I hold 2 subscriptions so I can score both curated and my regular monthly box- mainly for the points system and I LOVE collecting the cute boxes! I just had to watch the youtube video to see what the other box looked like since it wasn’t pictured. I’m happy with the curated this month and I loved the tiny smashbox trios to fit in my small purses. I’m not so happy with the sample choices but I’ll go with the dry shampoo. I’m a little nervous/excited because I have a designated account I use to pick curated boxes and made my beauty profile thing a little funky and opposite of myself but I’ll have to switch them around this month since I’ve already sampled the dry shampoo and won’t get review points otherwise. I’ve only gotten 2 makeup items in the past 3 months in my normal sample boxes and they were the choice items I picked for January & December- the eyeko eyeliner and the coastal scents eyeshadow. I didn’t receive anything makeup related in this month’s box! Not complaining, just took me by surprise how much variety they have. But if I get one more perfume sample…

  17. The curated box looks great! I already have 3 of those Smashbox trios, and I love them! Fabulous for travel.

  18. I’ve had my share of dry shampoos,regular shampoos,conditioners and bonus packets too. I agree that they should be having new sample choice products for 2016. Some I have tried before and it doesn’t appeal to me. So it looks like I’m going for the curated box this month!

  19. Meh. Don’t see anything that grabs me. I guess I’ll let it ride & be surprised.

    I really, really hate how they send out shampoos that are 5x the size of the conditioners, though…. maybe I’ll try & pick the dry shampoo just because of that.

  20. Has anyone tried the other Arrow products? I’ve misplaced my lip balm and was considering adding on the kit if the other two products are worth it.

    • I bought the Arrow kit when it first came out and love all three products. The deodorant is small but a cool unique scent, and I like the color of the lip balm and the cheek stain.

    • It’s amazing. I absolutely love it. And will be getting another one. 🙂 Super moisturizing and the color is very pretty.

  21. Oof. I dunno about this one. I hate Number 4 and have too much Amika dry shampoo as it is. I’ve never tried Parlour.

    I’m most interested in the Milk lippie but I’m not too sure about that color. And the rest of the curated box is super meh. I imagine the Smashbox would be pretty swappable, though.

    Ugh! I wish I could pick the Milk as my sample choice!

  22. People are saying we don’t get points for items we’ve had in the that for sure? I’ve never noticed that I hadn’t received review points for things I’d already received..but I’m not sure.

    • I had that problem this month – the site wouldn’t let me review one of my products, because I’ve had it before. I just emailed them and asked for 10 points because of it. Guess what? They apologized and added 60 points. Email them!!

  23. I think I’m going with the curated box! I love everything smashbox.

  24. Curated looks like a winner, winner!!❣

  25. I’m sick of that Amika dry shampoo (seriously, I have about six of those things already) and I hate anything from the Parlor brand. I hope I can get the curated box before it sells out. Oh Birchbox, were it not for your fabulous points system, you’d be history for me. Sigh.

  26. The curated box hits it out of the park! Yay!

  27. Looks like I’ll be doing the Amika Dry Shampoo because I’ve wanted to try it for a while ( I love the way their products smell). On my other account I guess I’ll just leave it up to chance. The only thing I want in the curated box is the Kiehl’s face cream…that might be worth it though. I love everything Kiehl’s.

  28. do You get bb points for the add Ons, i can never remember.

    • Yes, you get points for Add-on items. 🙂

  29. Curated pls! I love Kiehl’s products and I would love to try the Schulman eye gels, yes to the make up and meh to the blow out spray 🙂

  30. Amika dry shampoo for me! I love dry shampoo. I’ve gotten it 3 times in the last 6 months so I can really use this. And I like this brand. The curated box looks great too. I may purchase this! I hope March is a good month for my bb!! Fingers crossed!

  31. I like the curated box!

  32. I may go for the amika dry shampoo, but I’ve gotten it before so I won’t get the points. Or I may just not choose.

    I got the Parlor spray this month, so no curated box for me.

  33. Definitely going for the curated box for one of my subs. I may just leave it to chance for the other because the other choices aren’t very exciting.

  34. Nothing in the sample choice group really makes me go OMG and I don’t love the curated box either, which hardly ever happens for me. Maybe I’ll feel differently once I can watch the video – does anyone have an actual link for it? Thanks! 🙂

    • It’s up on Birchbox’s YouTube page! You should also be able to view it under “Your Box >> Customize Your Next Month’s Box” on Birchbox’s website

  35. I’m new to Birchbox and was wondering if I pick the curated box this month will I definitely get it?

    • Yes! But you should make your choice as soon as you can after you get the email saying Sample Choice is open. Sometimes things sell out pretty quickly. 🙂

  36. I’m an Ace and going for the curated box. I’m excited for March 🙂 and this looks like a great box!

  37. Well. I like the N. 4 shampoo and conditioner but I’ve gotten that before so if I pick it now, I won’t get the review points. Hate, hate, hate dry shampoo so that is out. The curated box is not wowing me because I wouldn’t use the blowout spray.

    So, Parlor shampoo/conditioner it is. Or leaving it to chance, because I’ve received the dry shampoo as a sample before too so I shouldn’t get it again.

    They really need to be picking new items for sample choices instead of things that have been going out in boxes since 2014.

  38. Definitely the curated box!

  39. ugh i don’t see anything i would like i guess i won’t be picking any boxes this month

  40. Amika dry shampoo for the win!! 🙂

  41. Yay! Thanks for this. I am choosing the curated box! I am intrigued by a number of the items especially MILK lipcolor. Hope I get my choice.

  42. I haven’t done the curated box in months so I think I will pick that this month even though I have heard great things about the Amika dry shampoo and I have yet to get any dry shampoos from any sub box since I started subscribing in July.

    • That’s so funny! I feel like I get them all the time! 🙂 I got the Amika from BB a couple months ago and then again from a Beauty Brands grab bag. I got PHD a while back from BB (probably my favorite so far) and last month I got Klorane.

      • I just threw away like 18 dry shampoos from sub boxes…

        • I think if you use them, you go through them quick. I’m always looking for more even though I also have to buy full sized at Ulta or Sephora. If you don’t use them though, they sure do come with some frequency in boxes and you could build up quite a stash.

        • Just a thought for next time: women’s shelters LOVE dry shampoo donations!

    • It may be your settings for hair? I have just straight and fine for my hair type, then other for colour (dye it unnatural shades). Also air dry, no heat. With just that I have gotten about one hair product each month, two months so far I have gotten dry shampoo, and I think I’ve been subscribed maybe since July or August of last year.

  43. Think I’ll get one of the shampoo/conditioner choices and then let myself be surprised with the rest.

  44. guess i’ll be going with the curated box for one and the amika dry shampoo for my other i have had it before but i did like it!! other than the parlor which isn’t bad just that i have had it already the curated box doesn’t look bad at all to me and i love trying eye pads any chance i get

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