Date Nite Box Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2016
Date Nite Box is a subscription concierge service that arranges dates for you and your significant other every month! Subscribers choose how often they would like this service and fill out an extensive online questionnaire about you and your sweetheart’s interests. Date Nite Box then plans your date, sends you vouchers and other goodies, and helps to make sure everything goes smoothly.
The Subscription: Date Nite Box
The Cost: Gold level (monthly dates) – $159 per month, Silver (bi-monthly dates) – $89 per month, Bronze (quarterly dates) – $69 per month
COUPON: For a limited time, use code mysubscriptionaddiction to receive a bonus gift in your first box! ($50 value)
The Products: Concierge services for your date plus “goodies”
Ships to: US for free
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Before receiving the box, I filled out an online questionnaire about all the different types of activities Kevin and I might enjoy. My consultant, Jessica, also called me to go back through the questionnaire and dig just a little deeper. Talking to her helped me realize there were probably more activities we might be open to, and it also gave me the opportunity to tell her what activities were out of the question for us and why. There were a LOT of activities on the list!
About a week later our box arrived. Jessica had our date all planned for us! We were going to lunch at Houston’s, followed by a painting class at Painting With a Twist! We just had to pick a date and time!
This was our included voucher for Painting With a Twist, valued at $70.
This was our voucher for Houston’s, valued at $75. One interesting thing about this voucher is that it was from Giftly, which means that to redeem it I had to go online and enter my code. The funds then went on my credit card for the date.
We each got two little cards to fill out and give to each other in the little envelopes. One card is for a little love note, and the other is to make your partner a coupon good for a free service of your choosing. Wink wink. This inspired me to write a song called “Love Coupons” for my husband which will obviously never be performed again.
We also got this awesome Love Candle that I somehow managed to refrain from writing a song about. You burn it for 30 minutes, let it cool, and then you can use the warm wax as a massage oil.
From here I could have booked the reservations myself, but Jessica instantly emailed me and asked me if she could book the date for us. Of course I said yes and told her which painting class we wanted. I also told her we would have to do dinner instead of lunch because of our hectic schedules, but that was no problem. Jessica was awesome, by the way!
Here we are arriving at the Painting With a Twist Studio. It’s called that (I think) because it’s a BYOB painting studio. Additionally, the studio was right next to the restaurant so we could relax with our drinks and not worry about cars, Uber, etc.
Here’s our class!
This was our setup. They had the easels, canvases, and paints all ready for us. We provided the Terrapin Peach Famhouse Ales. They were delicious!
This was the painting we were copying in our class.
This was our instructor, Scott. He was very high energy, and just a little bit goofy, while still very competent and encouraging.
At this point I had to put my camera away for a while to paint and drink beer.
This is my husband’s completed painting. It’s so professional looking! He’s so talented. I love that guy.
This is my completed painting. I was getting a little sloppy toward the end, but Scott said it was very “brushy and energetic.” Now my husband won’t stop using that phrase to describe me at every opportunity.
These are the guys who kindly re-parked our car from one side of the lot to the valet area. Thanks guys!
Here we are headed into Houston’s.
This is the bar area. We didn’t go into the bar, but it’s just so lovely I thought I would include this picture.
This is the dining area. We had a great booth seat over by the windows.
We started off with these pretty cocktails. Houston’s is a little spendy, so we decided to just get one each, and at this point we really didn’t need any more anyway. I got the Jackrabbit (left), which was a tequila / grapefruit / mint concoction, and Kevin got the Bee’s Knees, which was a honey / gin / lemon affair. Both were absolutely delicious and very well crafted.
We got the smoked salmon appetizer, and the salmon was of superior quality. It just melted in our mouths. The chef’s dressing was a really tasty accompaniment.
My husband is the world’s leading expert on French Dip Au Jus, and he said that without qualification, this is the best one he’s ever had. That’s huge, y’all.
I had the Thai Steak & Noodle Salad, and it tasted amazing. The basil stood out among a sweet hot sauce with the perfectly seasoned and charred steak. The flavors were complex but completely well balanced. We actually started feeling like yokels because all we could talk about was how good the food and drinks were. Houston’s is a nice restaurant, but it’s not really fancy, it’s more like corporate fancy. I hadn’t been there in over a decade, so I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I didn’t expect it to be soooooo gooooood!
Bonus! Houston’s has live jazz nightly! I noticed when we arrived that there was a Brazilian bossa nova playing over the PA, which was nice, but then shortly into our meal this trio started up. What a nice touch!
Verdict: Our date from Date Nite Box was awesome! We were all giggles and cuddles like newlyweds the whole time, and it was so fun to explore new activities and venues with my husband. We had a fantastic time! If you include the probable value of the candle and love coupons, the value comes out right around the cost of the box, but this doesn’t include the value of the concierge service, the booking, and the planning. Plus it’s a surprise! Those things are all subjective, so you have to ask yourself what value that might have for you. We really enjoyed it!
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