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Not Another Bill Subscription Review + Coupon– September 2016

Haley Faye
ByHaley FayeOct 8, 2016 | 6 comments


Not Another Bill
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Not Another Bill is a UK-based monthly subscription that sends out a “present” picked for you based on your preferences. Their goal is to help you discover great artists, designers, and brands. Their goal is to help you discover great artists, designers, and brands.

These presents can be anything! Categories they can fall under include jewelry, for your desk, apothecary, art, outdoors, stationery, for the kitchen, and more.

Good to know – when you sign up, you have the option to pick your first month’s present from their stock of past presents they’ve sent, or just be surprised.


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The Subscription Box: Not Another Bill

The Cost: For non-E.U. subscribers, the prices are £32/month to month ($45.93 USD), £31 monthly with a 3-month plan, £30 monthly with a 6-month plan, £28 monthly with a 12-month plan. For European subscribers, it’s £28/month to month, £26 monthly with a 3-month plan, £25 monthly with a 6-month plan, £24 monthly with a 12-month plan

The Products: These presents can be anything! Categories they can fall under include jewelry, for your desk, apothecary, art, outdoors, stationery, for the kitchen, and more.

Ships to: Worldwide

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Glass Terrarium – Value $29.85 USD

The gift I was sent this month is this geometric glass terrarium, and they included an air plant as well. I think this is great – I love getting home décor items in subscription boxes and I think this is something that would fit in well with many different styles of décor.


Here’s how it looks empty and standing up. A bottom corner is cut so that it stands at a 45-degree angle perfectly.


They suggest filling the bottom with soil, gravel, and succulents but they also included this air plant which I really appreciate. It made me feel like I could use it right away and toss it on my mantel instead of waiting to get something to plant. They instructed to soak the air plant for a couple hours, placing it in your terrarium, and spritzing it with water regularly.

Verdict: I love this little terrarium! It’s something I didn’t have and I love how it fits into my home décor. The quality feels solid and I love the geometric design. I think this is one of my favorite items I’ve ever received from Not Another Bill. That being said, the value is a bit of a miss, at least as a US subscriber (~$30 for ~$46)… For European subscribers, the value would break even with the cost of the box, which is a better deal, but when I started with this subscription they seemed to send out much higher-value products. I like that they sent me something I probably wouldn’t go out to get on my own, but honestly, if I had decided to I could probably go to a craft shop or Hobby Lobby and get at least a couple similar items for the price I paid for this subscription. What I really like about this subscription is getting unique items from high-quality European brands and, while I love this gift and know I’ll use it, I know I probably could have bought a similar terrarium for less than the US cost.

What do you think about my September Not Another Bill gift?

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Haley Faye
Haley Faye
Haley Faye first discovered the wonderful world of subscription boxes in 2012 and began writing for MSA in 2014. Over the years, she has found many subscriptions to love. Now a mom of three, her favorite boxes are ones that dress her kids, help her get organized, feed her family, send her snacks, and offer educational fun for her children.

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I would never go to hobby lobby and make my own terrarium and it would never look as cool as this. So, I do think it’s a cool gift. BUT, like you said, I subscribed to this sub for cool Euro brands..not just cool stuff.
I had such high hopes for this sub! But after 3 months, I had to cancel. Anything I see that I like, I may just buy from their store.

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Haley Faye

Joana, I didn’t mean I’d make a terrarium like this! No way am I going to invest in a soldering iron or glass cutting… I just meant places like Hobby Lobby, Joanne’s, or Michaels often have decor items like this. At least the ones around me do. So, I’m with you on the no-crafting this thing. Thanks for reading!

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Ha! Goes to show you how little I craft, because I had no idea craft stores sold these or what would go into making one anyway. I see this and think West Elm.
Thanks for reviewing these type of subscriptions!

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Julie E

Yes I was at Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago and they have these terrariums in all different shapes for like $10 before any sales or using the 40% off 1 item coupon. I have been wanting to put some of these in my house. Love them!

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My daughter and I made an identical terrarium from materials from DarbySmart (project instructions and shipping were free). Total cost was $13, with the air plants/succulents (set of 3) being the bulk of expense. While I agree it’s a unique item to send, by no means does it justify the price of this sub. This may be one of the most overpriced subs I’ve seen in over 4 years of testing various subs.

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No The Oprah subscription still wins in terms of a rip off I think. At least this one can say shipping is pricy because it’s from UK.

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