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Target Target August Beauty Box – Back to College – Available Now!!

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UPDATE: 9:33 AM ET – Link is working now!

UPDATE: 8:33 AM ET – the link is working again! Currently, I can’t add the box to my cart on my desktop, but I am able to buy it through the Target mobile app.

8:10 AM ET – Target is having tech issues removing the $4 shipping charge, so they seemed to have removed the Beauty Box until they fixed the issue. Keep checking the link – it should be back soon!

The August Target Beauty Box is available now! (FYI – if you can’t purchase it on a browser, try buying it through the mobile app.)

The Box: Target Beauty Box – Back to College

The Cost: $7

The Products:

  • up & up™ Women’s 5-Blade Razor
    Combines coated blades and lubricating moisture strips with botanical oils to glide over your skin for a close, smooth shave.Juice Organics Repairing Shampoo & Conditioner – Coconut
    Achieve hydrated hair that’s less prone to breakage with a repairing blend of coconut, soy protein, borage seed oil and aloe.Laneige Water Sleeping Mask
    Recharge dehydrated skin while you sleep with ionized mineral water combined with aromatic Sleepscent to promote deep sleep.NYC Color Get It All Lip Color in PINKdigious
    A comfortable, creamy texture and long-lasting formula provide you with an immediate high-impact color finish.Olay Make-up Remover Wipes
    Made for everyday use, these fragrance-free makeup remover wipes clear your face of dirt, oil and makeup—even waterproof mascara.Secret Clinical Strength Invisible Solid Antiperspirant/Deodorant
    With 2 times the sweat protection of regular antiperspirant, it absorbs odor while releasing a scent to keep you smelling clean and feeling dry.CoverGirl Katy Kat Eye Mascara – Black
    Create a 360° cat eye with a sculpting brush that sweeps lashes up and out for lush voluminous lashes that won’t smudge or smear.

    Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips
    Delivering professional-level results, these teeth-whitening strips remove 14 years of teeth stains to give you a whiter smile.


FYI – these sell out very quickly – make sure to buy soon if you are interested!

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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. I just spoke with Customer Service and she said try in about an hour and the shipping charge issue should be fixed.

  2. So I have to call to get the shipping removed?

    • The lady I spoke to on the phone when I placed my order said they were starting to charge shipping with this box from here on out ? I was hoping she was misinformed, but judging by all these comments, I’m afraid she was right ?

      • KNEW IT. that’s what happened

      • That’s so lame. No shipping costs is one of the things I like about the box and the main reason I get them. Granted shipping is only $4, but then that makes the box over $10. Which I guess compared to other subscription boxes is still ok. Still kind of lame in my opinion though.

  3. I am able to purchase this box however it does have a $4.00 shipping charge ?

  4. I just tried for the first time since I just saw it was available. I didn’t have any problems on my desktop and the order went straight through.

  5. I finally just now was able to buy on my browser after trying for 2 hours.

  6. I couldn’t get the app to work but I used my laptop and was able to purchase!

  7. Just got mine – through Firefox browser!

  8. Just purchased two with my android phone. I had no problems!!! Maybe the issue got fixed????

    • Same here. I couldn’t get one on my laptop so I tried my Samsung phone and it worked perfect. It did have the $4 shipping charge though and 44cents tax.

  9. I was finally able to put one in my cart through the app, but it’s still showing $4 shipping. Hmmm…

    • Just click on the chat button and tell the rep and she will credit it back to you. It worked for me

  10. It’s now working, however, there’s not an option to use your Red Card for free shipping.

  11. I’ve never been so upset about a $4 shipping charge lmao.

  12. Just got one. Once i logged into my account the shipping charges fell off.

    • it still shows when I log on 🙁

      • me too 🙁

  13. Finally worked for me! Shipping showed $4 but then it went away on the next screen.

  14. It works!

  15. You can order now!

  16. Finally let me add it to my cart, but is still showing shipping :/

    • Just buy it and then they will refund the shipping to ensure you at least get your boxes. It seems like they are fixing that issue quickly.

    • are we gonna get refunded for shipping then?

    • ITS WORKING – no shipping either with the red card 🙂

  17. Wow… Seriously… Can’t buy the box!

    • Keep trying! I kept refreshing on the desktop site and it finally let me add one.

  18. Anyone get one? Anyone that is getting one putting up the deodorant, face wipes, or lipstick up for swap?! Hah. I still am getting error messages 🙁

    • I got a order conformation from them but it had charged me the 4.00 which I was told would be credited back to my card ,so I’m getting one yayyyyy.oh I called the customer help line and ordered it over the phone

    • I’ll have the face wipes and lipstick up for swap.

    • Hi Bella I just saw your comment. Actually I would have no use for the lipstick, deo or makeup wipes!!! Completely new to this commenting thing- but how can I swap them with you?

  19. Not working in the app or in the website.

  20. I called about 45 minutes ago and the tech said she couldn’t even purchase them for me because they wouldn’t stay in the cart. She said they had 50,000 units but she couldn’t figure out how to process so it must be the shipping glitch that is holding everything up. Hopefully it will work for us all shortly.

    • The woman I spoke to when I called and placed my order over the phone said they were going to start charging shipping from this box forward, but she would waive it for me today as a one time courtesy ? If that’s indeed the case, my Target Beauty Box buying days will regretfully come to an abrupt halt.

  21. Starting to think it was a sign not to buy as I won’t use even a quarter of the box now that I look at lol The razors do get awful reviews and that was really the main reason I was buying it. Thanks Target for technical issues, you saved me $7!lol I usually love target boxes though!!!

  22. It’s 5:45am PST, and I just tried to buy one, but I am getting the “not a buyable item” message like some people. Like somebody else said, it seems like a technical glitch on their end (didn’t they also have one last month too?). At least it seems like it won’t sell out soon (despite the Sold Out message some people are getting). I’ll try sporadically until I actually get the Sold Out message.

    I just wanted the box to try the mascara (….okay, and because it’s a Target Beauty Box!). But, if I miss out on this one (my 1st time since discovering Target Beauty Boxes), so be it. 🙂

    • PICK UP THE PHONE AND VOICE THEM! 1-800-591-3869. It really works. I have had no better luck than many of you when using my laptop or mobile. I have ordered the last 8 boxes this way. Their call center is outside Manilla. The CS all speak English, and you should have no trouble. Just make sure you have the item number, coupon, gift card ready. It does take about ~5-7 minutes to get the order in. Some of the required protocals at their end maybe a bit annoying, but it is their script, and they must do it. And make sure you have your extra item number on hand to reach the $15.00 coupon threshold. I get the Laneige sample pack.
      From my end it’s sad. First of their boxes I have no interest in.

  23. Still can’t purchase 🙁 so sad. Phone and desktop aren’t available :(!

    • Same. Still saying it’s not buyable for the past hour. Tried it on every device I own too. This is becoming such a hassle

  24. well this is a mess lol.

    not working anywhere for me. I’ve tried on a computer, through the mobile app, and through the mobile site on chrome.

    • I have also tried all avenues and it is not allowing anyone to place an order

      • Me too. It’s not still working .

    • I got the shipping charge so I called customer service and he offered me a $5 egiftcart, which I thought was odd bc shipping was $4. But instead of pressing him about getting cash back I just took it – to use for the next box ;).

      • Oops–meant that as a general comment not a reply ;).

  25. Not sure why my comment was deleted… but I’m still getting error messages when i try to ‘add to cart’ on both the app and website

    • Sorry! Since it was your first comment it had to be approved first.

      • Okay. Thanks!

    • me too 🙁

    • Same here, error on both the app and website 🙁

  26. I just bought two by calling customer service. It took more than 20 minutes, but the lady was very kind. I could not use my Red Card over the phone, something about the chip, but she did promise to refund the full price of shipping plus my 5%.

    • I just talked to a lady that was nice but I could barely understand for almost an hour .I was told the four dollars would be refunded to me after charging my card for shipping .So I hope I’m getting the box lol I just don’t know anymore

      • I’m pretty sure we just got the same woman lol Bless her heart, I couldn’t understand her and she couldn’t understand me. Not at all sure this box was worth the 32 minute phone call, but, I guess we’ll find out ?

  27. I’m still getting error messages on the app and website when I click to add to cart.

  28. Still showing unbuyable 🙁 This one looks a lot better than last months too!

  29. I just called customer service and he stated to me that there is shipping charges so i am confused is shipping suppose to be added?

    • No it is supposed to ship for free

      • Ok Thanks I will call again

  30. I just tried purchasing a box – says sold out 🙁

  31. I used the chat functionality re: the shipping code. They were super helpful and its already been deducted.

  32. That razor has horrible reviews… Not sure if I want the box if that’s the case. 🙁

    • The Razors and the wipes is the reason I wanted this box : (. I guess I will not feel si bad if I can’t get it in my cart…Thank you for decreasing my anxiety.

  33. It tell me “not a buyable item”. Sad face. 🙁

  34. I tried from my iPhone, iPad, iMac, no luck lol

  35. When I purchased mine it was charging for shipping so I contacted CS via online chat and she stated it was technical difficulties and would notify the proper department to have it corrected. She then asked for my cart# and waived the shipping fees manually as I completed my checkout process. That may be why it has temporarily been removed from the site.

  36. Dang it wont let me buy. I hope i can eventually today. First one I have wanted to buy in a while

  37. Not feeling the lipstick shade, but this box looks awesome!

    • If the lipstick is the shade they say it is in the description, then the one they show in the pic is the wrong color. The one with that name is a light pink, so if we are ever able to order it will be interesting to see which one is in the box.

  38. I get a MSG_NOT_BUYABLE when I attempt to place it in my cart.
    Something is wrong on their end.

    • Ugh, me too. Just let me buy the box and nobody gets hurt ??

      • LMBO!!!!!! I love yall in the mornings! Completely makes my day:)

        • Lol Tiff!! ??

  39. Tried the app and the www. Neither worked and I am a red card member..maybe it’s a glitch! 🙁

  40. It has been completely removed off the site right now. I contacted Target to ask why there was a $4 shipping charge, they said that was NOT supposed to be there, and a few minutes later the entire listing was gone. I never even got to buy one!

    • Keep checking … I am seeing it on there still.

    • Now the posting appears again, but I get a “item not buyable” HTML tag, so this is likely NOT sold out, they’re just having issues removing the shipping costs for this item. I’m assuming there was an error with the original posting of this item since it charged a shipping charge. Time will tell.

  41. I was able to get one using the app! I have a Red Card so shipping was free, otherwise it looks like it adds $4 to the cost

  42. I bought one but it did charge me shipping $4

  43. Two coupon codes I won’t be using … for $3 off of $15 purchase of cosmetics/skin care/hair care .. be sure to leave a reply if you use one! 🙂 The first one should work, and the second one will hopefully work. I used the second one, but then canceled my order b/c I needed to change something. I used another coupon code when I placed the order again, so hopefully the second one I listed here is active again. If not, sorry!



    • Used. Thanks!

    • Used…thank you!

  44. Yeah I tried forever to get it to add to my cart ,then when I finally got it to add it’s charging tax and shipping which puts it at 11.00 I was going to buy some other items but now it’s saying it’s gone go figure

  45. Call customer service and order by phone if you can’t get your mobile or desktop to work.

  46. I’ve been trying to purchase since 6 am with the app, mobile site, desktop computer (multiple browsers) and no luck anywhere. Bummer looks like a good one this month…

  47. It’s giving me an item not buyable message.

    • Same here

  48. commence the breaking of target’s website as we click on the add to cart button until it let’s us buy it.

  49. You can’t buy them quite yet it appears.

    • I just bought mine … keep trying!

      • app worked to add to cart but it still looks like it will charge $4 shipping

        • Shoot … hope it will work for you! Do you have a Target REDcard? It’ll ship free for sure if you use one.

      • I always check out as a guest when i buying these ever since I almost missed out last September because the site kept screwing up and not accepting any of my cards when I was signed in. I gave up, then decided to sign out, and voila! Everything worked.

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