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Surprise Ride Subscription Box Review + Coupon – July 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, and they love it!


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), or $24.99 per month on 6- or 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!

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This month’s theme is all about Brazil!


This is the information card that details everything included.


Molly Goes to Rio de Janeiro by Chris Oler – Value $9.99

Wow, I’m so happy to see such a substantive book in Surprise Ride this month! My eight-year-old and I were also excited to discover another cool series. From Amazon:

Molly and her brother Michael are curious about the world. Inspired by food, family, and friends, they trek to faraway places using a magic suitcase.

Just in time for the 2016 Summer Olympics, Molly and Michael visit beautiful Rio de Janeiro in their tenth adventure. They meet Livia who teaches them all about Rio’s stunning beaches, distinctive music, unique food, and Portuguese language. They see the Santa Teresa neighborhood, the beautiful views from the Corcovado, Sugarloaf Mountain, and the amazing Botanical Gardens. Join Molly and Michael for this great adventure, unlike any other!


Barnana Chewy Banana Bites – Value about $2

You know what’s in these? Organic, non-GMO bananas and banana powder. You can’t beat that! They tasted delicious, too.


Surprise Ride always sends a couple of toys to go along with the theme. This month one of the toys they sent was this bracelet, and to be honest, my kids don’t care about little rubber bracelets at all. Maybe some kids are into them.



Our first project this month was to plant a mimosa tree! We are starting it inside, and hopefully my son will water it often enough that we can transplant it later. They do really well here.


This is the tree, planted according to directions. Keep your fingers crossed for this little guy!


Our second activity was to create a game. These are the supplies that were included.


Here’s our completed game. He glued the dowel on the soccer ball disc and let it dry. The he set the bottle cap on top of the dowel. We took turns throwing other caps at the one on the dowel, and my son won by being the first to knock the cap off the dowel. Fun!


For winning the game, my son earned this second toy, a medal.

Verdict: Surprise Ride is so fun! This month, the book and snack stole the spotlight, but I have a feeling the mimosa plant might end up the star in the long run. Surprise Ride always picks such fun themes, and they’re always a total surprise. We love that!

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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 | 2 comments

Comments (2)

  1. I would have been all over these kid boxes if they had come out when my now-teen son was little. Were the Banana Bites cubed? Sliced?

    • They were chunks!

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