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Surprise Ride Subscription Box Review + Coupon – April 2016


Surprise Ride is a monthly subscription service for kids ages 6-11 that sends toys, activities, and all kinds of goodies curated around a monthly theme. This is the perfect age range for my kids, so we were excited to give it a try!

This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)


The Subscription Box: Surprise Ride

The Cost: $29.99 per month (free shipping), $25.99 per month for 6-month subscriptions or $24.99 for 12-month subscriptions

COUPON: Use code BESTGIFT5 to save $5 off your first month


use coupon code SIX15 to save up to $15 off a 6-month subscription (regularly $155.94)!

The Products: A variety of toys, activities, and other treats for kids centered around a theme

Ships to: US only

Good to Know: You can purchase past boxes in their shop while supplies last!

Check out all of our Surprise Ride reviews and the Kids Subscription Box Directory!

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This month’s theme is Kid Boss! My eight-year-old’s eyes lit up when he saw this! It’s always a surprise with Surprise Ride, that’s for sure!


This is the information card that details everything included.


Homefree Lemon Burst Mini Cookies – Value $1.07

My son loved these, of course, because they are sugary sweet! They are non-GMO, gluten-free, and mostly organic, so I guess they’re on the healthy side as packaged treats like this go.


Freaky Fact or Fiction Inventions – List Price $4.99

My sons recently studied Thomas Edison, and they are really into inventions right now. This book only got 3 stars on Amazon, so I guess we will have to see for ourselves if we like it or not. From Amazon:

It’s said that fact is strange than fiction… but can you tell the difference? Bubble gum is stretchy because it has rubber in it! Animals flew in hot air balloons before humans did! Ancient Egyptians mummies wore home-made socks! Each page in this book contains a fascinating fact… or is it fiction? Freaky Fact or Fiction Inventions contains over 200 weird and wonderful inventions that will put you to the test: can you tell the difference between fact and fiction? Quiz your family and astound your friends with hours of freaky fun!


Our first “toy” from Surprise Ride this month is a Kid Boss temporary tattoo. They also included a coupon for $5 off a new order to pass along to a friend.


Everything this month was centered around opening our own lemonade stand. These are most of the supplies to make our own chalkboard!


These are the supplies to make the lemonade plus an invoice-style worksheet. We haven’t actually done the lemonade stand yet due to school and activity time constraints. I think when we do, however, we will probably use real lemons and sweeten with apple juice instead of using a tube of powder. Lesson one in being a boss is to offer an outstanding product!


This is the rest of the supplies that were provided. There’s a clipboard on the right, some cups in the middle, and on the left is the board we transformed into our chalkboard.


This is my son’s completed chalkboard. Although he needs some work on visual marketing, it turned out great! He painted the wood with chalkboard paint, and now he can use it for his lemonade stand! Fun!

Verdict: We have been big fans of Surprise Ride from the beginning, but this month was a bit of a miss for us. I feel like the quality and value of the books and toys they have been sending has been in decline somewhat for the past few months. The crafts and activities have been consistently good, this month just didn’t work out for us in terms of timing. I also appreciate their efforts to introduce kids to somewhat healthier snacks. I would like to see Surprise Ride return to better curation of toys and books to provide excellent value as they have in the past.

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Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.

Posted in Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Kids, Surprise Ride Reviews| Tags: surprise ride | 1 comment

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  1. I tried it for three months and it was a big miss. Bramble box was a hit!

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