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A Beautiful Mess Coupon – DIY Happy Mail Kit for $10

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In honor of National Letter Writing Day, A Beautiful Mess is letting you build your own Happy Mail Kit for $10! Pick 12 items from the National Letter Writing Day category and apply code DIYHM at checkout. This code is valid until 9/1. (Shipping is an additional cost starting at $2.50).

Will you be building your own Happy Mail Kit?

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!

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  1. So I placed my order on Wednesday, it shipped on Thursday, and arrived today. Doesn’t get any better than that! It is wonderful! I got the 12 cards I selected for $10, and two mystery kits for $5 each. There is a total of 20 cards in the combined mystery boxes as well, some stickers, a small notepad, and a print. The cards are amazing, Got a super variety in the mystery boxes for all occasions, I will use Every. Single. One. So unique and exceptional quality. This was an amazing deal even with the $8 shipping cost. I spent a total of $28 for 32 cards and I will absolutely do this again if they run this deal in the future. I am super happy about this mail!

  2. I love many of their items, but I will not purchase due to shipping. Until they get this fixed, I won’t shop with them. Period. Even flat rate shipping is cheaper than the rates they charge!

    It’s really frustrating to boycott an independent maker based on crappy shipping rates, but I cannot feel I can support them when those prices are so outrageous. If they would like to increase the cost of their items a bit to cover the “handling” costs they incur, I respect them, and would purchase…but I do not want a surprise when it comes to shipping.

  3. I had 12 cards in my cart and went to check out and the shipping was $2.25. And then I decided maybe I should switch it up some and change to a couple of different cards. The shipping jumped up to $9 for no apparent reason — I really don’t think my items were that differently-sized from each other. So I went back to my first selections which I was happy enough with anyway and got the $2.25 shipping.

    I am happy because I got a great deal, but I don’t know what’s up with the shipping; it’s very odd.

  4. I’m hoping they restock. The ones I most love are sold out.

  5. I otdered a “mystery” kit for 8.00. Shipping is 3.00.

  6. Okay, y’all, for all those complaining about the shipment costs? I sent them an email letting them know we thought their shipping was outrageous.

    • I complained about their shipping costs earlier this summer. At the time they were running a sale on both Happy Mail and Messy Box kits, but the shipping costs disproportionately favored Messy Box orders. If you ordered just MB, shipping was free. If you ordered just HM the shipping was stupid expensive. If you ordered one of each, shipping was somewhere in the middle. They responded that the free shipping was an issue which had been resolved (sure enough, MB shipping costs skyrocketed). They said shipping charges are based on weight, dimensions, destination, and dollar amount of the order, and that because all kits vary in size, they cannot guarantee costs.

      I think this answer is bogus. All kits I’ve ever received from them (both MB and HM) have always had the same dimensions. I’m sure the weights vary, but not by much. Furthermore, this rationale would make it impossible to calculate shipping for “mystery kits” at the time of purchase. Unless, I suppose, the kits are all the same and not really much of a “mystery.” My final point is that they charge $2.25 for shipping ONE SINGLE CARD! How can they justify that cost when I know I’m going to send that card to a friend for a mere 49 cents?!

      Anyway, I hope they respond better to you. Let us know! Maybe they’ll check out the forum and realize, no matter how good their offer is, people won’t buy when shipping doubles the cost of the order!

      • Thanks for all that detail. If they really think their prices change significantly based on size, weights, etc. they are doing something wrong. I get great prices through USPS, they offer bulk, and have standard pricing, and surpringly good service. I ordered something that was delivered through USPS. The tracking showed it was delivered. But not to me. It was Saturday and I filled out a form online. I actually got a call from them. They use geo tracking. They could see where my package was. It was at a house up the street. She sent the carrier to get it, but by then the man who got my package brought it to me. Geo tracking. They could actually see where my package was at. I’ve never had UPS or FedEx do that!

      • I agree! They mislead us to believe shipping would b $2.99, They should say 12 cards will cost approx. $8.00. I won’t buy it now, I was psyched until this!

  7. I am going with the 2/$10 kits as well. $9 shipping is kinda lame, but its still far better than my usual MO of waiting till the last minute for an occasion and going to CVS for a $6 card. I like to think that the shipping more than pays for itself when I have a lovely little collection of unique cards ready to go!

  8. I was going to go for the 2 mystery kit deal and the shipping killed it for me. It doubled the cost.

  9. YIKES on the shipping. No thanks!

  10. I KNOW it does not take almost $10 to mail me less than 13 ounces of paper.

  11. Their shipping charges are absolutely awful! More often than not, it’s the most expensive part of my order. If I mailed all twelve cards individually it would still cost less than $6 for postage. On my order of 12 cards, they charged $8 for shipping. I made it a little bit more worthwhile by adding two mystery HM kits (under the “sale” tab, use code MYSTERY10 to get two kits for only $10), which increased my shipping by only a dollar. So altogether, I spent $10 to create my own 12-piece kit, $10 on two mystery kits, and $9 on shipping. I still think the $9 is lame but at least I’m getting three kits I guess.

    • I did the same thing. But very shady on the shipping cost. I hope the mystery kits make it worth it.

  12. I picked 12 cards and my shipping was $9.25, disappointed to say the least!

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