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Mini Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome Review – August 2016

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That Daily Deal is a site for daily flash sales at deep discounts. We have been reviewing their Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome now for a few months, and they now offer this Mini Mystery Box of Awesome, too!

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).


The Subscription Box: Mini Mystery Box of Awesome

The Cost: $9.99 per month

The Products: The products you receive are a complete mystery! There’s no theme and items are pretty much gender neutral.

Ships to: US for free

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This was the info letter that came in the package. This month, 23 people received a 3D Virtual Headset in their package! Next month at least 1 person will receive a Segway MiniPRO in the mini box. That’s so cool! There’s also a coupon code for 20% off at


This note was also included, reiterating the 20% off offer at


This month, they also included a coupon offering freebies in exchange for sharing deals on social media.


They also included a coupon for Hello Fresh.


SE Ceramic Knife and Peeler Set – Value $8.50

Yep, they’re good and sharp! Ceramic knives tend to be sharp and stay sharp a while. I just don’t know how to sharpen them!


Kikkerland Atomic Wall Hook – Value $10

This little wall hook is really cool looking! It also happens to match my decor as I have a lot of copper hardware accents in my home. Nice!



Banana Boat Waterproof Suction Speaker – Value $17.96

This little waterproof speaker has bluetooth also! It’s not very powerful, but it will do nicely for these last few pool days before autumn comes around. The pools tend to be a lot less crowded after Labor Day.

Verdict: This month’s Mini Mystery Box of Awesome was pretty good! It was a lot better than last month’s, and I will use all three items. I think in general I like the Mini Mystery Box of Awesome less than the regular. The value of everything totals about $36, which is great for a $10 box! This box tends to be less consistent than the regular Box of Awesome, but this month was a win for sure!

What do you think of the Mini Mystery Box of Awesome? What did you get?

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.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. Does anyone know if there’s any boxes similar to this I love the randomness and being surprised every month.

  2. My box finally arrived yesterday (9/20). I received the Bluetooth speaker, a light that is shaped like a light bulb but is actually a flashlight. it hangs from a carabiner. Last item is a wrap that goes around cords to keep them organized. All practical items which will get used.

    • I wanted to add that for customer service I’ve had great success using the chat feature on their website.

  3. I have had ZERO customer service issues with and have bought way too much from them! I like the mini box! Not crazy about the ceramic knife/peeler or firestarter but the bluetooth speaker has found a permanent home in our shower. It is nice than I first thought it was.

  4. This package was another box of junk in the mail. First off, let me say, I ordered one in July, tried to cancel immediately after receiving it, got another in August, sent another email asking to cancel, got another one last week for September! They have NO contact information on any of their correspondence! It says on the website it is super easy to cancel, but it is NOT! For the September bag, I got the shower speaker (my son loves that, anyway) the weird hook thing, and a thing for hanging in tents, a balloon lantern thingy that was falling out of the cardboard blister pack. I called my bank finally after receiving it this month and told them not to allow any further charges from this company. I would be very leery of signing up to just check this out. What horrible customer service! Ignoring email after email, along with continuing to send packages of junk nobody really wants.

    • I’m having trouble getting an email back from them as well. I ordered 2 necklaces on 8/27. I haven’t heard a peep and the tracking number hasn’t moved. I get their mini and reg boxes. I am cancelling the mini because of this past box. Besides the speaker the other 2 things were junk, dollar store items. I didn’t get the “hanger” globe thing which I would have been happy with. I hope to not have problems with cancelling.

      Liz or Anna, if you are dealing with them, promoting them on your site, shouldn’t you help us contact them, or tell us a way to cancel/contact them without us being ripped off?

      • I just reached out to my contact to make sure they are aware of this situation. I’ll update you as soon as I hear back.

      • Update. I just called 1-888-851-2304 spoke to a very nice person and asked to have both my boxes cancelled. It was taken care of quickly, an email came right after as proof to the cancelling of my boxes.

        I asked about my necklaces, they said their warehouse is very busy and my tracking number will be updated in a few days.

        • Thank you so much for letting us know – that’s good to hear!

          • Thank you to the young lady that gave us the toll free number, I cancelled the box and got an email conformation.

          • Liz, maybe if you didn’t have so many followers their warehouse wouldn’t be backed up 😛

            I also received an email following up on my necklaces, direct quote from them…”Our warehouse is running behind schedule.” So, I think they are trying their hardest.

            You’re very welcome Tonya

  5. how do you cancel the mini box subscription, I dont see a way out of it on their website?

    • [email protected]

      good luck. I emailed them three times just to make sure it went through this past month. the phone number listed for them on my bank statement says the number is out of service. what a nightmare!

  6. Seems like a decent value for the price but a word of caution about the parent company 13deals. They have horrible customer service, frequently don’t even send items purchased at all forcing customers to resort to PayPal disputes for reimbursement, and even if you do get what you purchased it takes a month or longer to be delivered. And for me the biggest issue is that they’re notorious for selling customer contact information to telescammers. So unless you enjoy being bombarded with cold calls from unwanted telemarketers (who can legally get around the Do Not Call list using the “prior business dealings” exception), I’d steer well clear of the site.

    • Yes they own Peachesandpetals subscription box too and they are a nightmare to most to deal. Late boxes and taking money before the date because after you get a box you mostly likely will cancel. I can go on Wish. Com and buy anything they send for a dollar or two. I put in a complaint to the BBB in NC just so many someone would see and it. Also paypal to but they refuse to pay me back. Beware thats all.

    • I didn’t know that so worried now.

  7. I got the same box as you. The ceramic knife arrived broken, but I wasn’t going to use it anyway. The peeler was fine, and I’ll use that. I put the atomic hook up for swap. The bluetooth speaker was what I was really interested in, and I love it! I have it in my shower. Sadly, the charge only lasts through 3-4 showers, but that’s not too bad, I guess. Definitely worth $10 for me so I can sing full-blast in the shower. 😀

  8. Great little “box”. It box definitely lacks the pretty presentation, but I’m over that at this point anyway. I get far more fun and value out of this $10 box than I do from several of my $30 boxes. I got a survival fire starter thing instead of the wall hook, but still will use all 3 items. I also use the 20% off coupon several times a month to add stuff to the box.

    • Cool!

  9. Love that hook. Is that a screw on the end for attaching to the wall?

    • Yep! I know, it’s so different!

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