Family Movie Club Subscription Box Review + Coupon- Jun 2016
Family Movie Club is a subscription that facilitates a fun movie night at home for parents and kids! Each package contains a retro family movie, popcorn, candy, plus themed surprises!
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Family Movie Club
The Cost: Once per month basic is $24.95 + $7 shipping = $31.95 per month, once per month upgraded is $28.95 + $7 shipping = $35.95 per month, twice per month basic is $49.90 + $14 shipping = $63.90 per month, twice per month upgraded is $57.90 + $14 shipping = $71 per month
COUPON: Use code ADDICTION to save 50% off your first box. Coupon deactivates once limit is reached.
For a limited time, use code FATHERSDAY to save 50% off your first box.
The Products: One retro family movie, popcorn and candy to share, plus two themed surprises per package. The upgraded package contains twice the themed surprises.
Ships to: US for $7 per package
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This review is of the basic package. No literature was included in the package.
Act II Butter Lovers Popcorn + 4 bags – Value about $0.50
We did actually sit down and have family movie night using this package. The popcorn was fine, but there was not nearly enough for all four of us! I thought the little paper bags were a nice touch, though.
Rocky Road Candy Bar – Value $1.29
This is a neat vintage candy bar, and it’s a pretty good size for sharing. No one in my family is really into marshmallows, though, so this was a bit of a miss for us.
Chocolate doubloons – Value $1?
These, on the other hand, went fast!
Blank Treasure Map – Value $0.50?
This is one of the two themed surprises that was included. My sons were not really interested in this at all.
Pirate Bag of Treasure – value $2?
This is the other themed surprise that was included. This went into their costume box for the next time they decide to dress up as pirates, but they are getting a little old for that, so I’m not sure if we will make use of this or not.
The Goonies – Value $7.98
I was pretty excited to get this as our retro family movie because I have never seen it, and I remember kids being really excited about it back in the day. I thought this was an excellent choice for a retro family movie! Then after about ten minutes, I had to turn it off. I can’t believe this is rated PG! In the first ten minutes of watching this with my eight and ten year old sons (and husband), they witnessed a hanging man, a stabbing, a car chase / gunfire, a child swearing, adult-themed jokes, drug references, and a bunch of children their age acting horribly naughty. I am usually a pretty permissive mom, but I just couldn’t let them watch this. I feel super old now. We ended up just watching cartoons together for a while.
Verdict: There are probably tons of parents who are ok with their kids watching The Goonies, but I just thought it was awful. I can’t blame Family Movie Club for sending a classic family movie. I can, however, blame them for charging $32 for maybe $13 worth of stuff. The kids and I agreed that the themed surprises were pretty lame. I also can’t help but think about the many families with even younger children. This box was a pretty big miss all the way around for us, unfortunately. Family Movie Club got pretty good reviews on their Cratejoy page, though, so apparently some subscribers are happy with them.
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