CampusCube for Guys College Care Package Subscription Review + Coupon- October 2016
CampusCube is a college care package subscription box that contains “healthy, delicious, fun & useful items guaranteed to make your favorite student smile!” Each CampusCube includes healthy snacks, useful gadgets, and personal care items, while the box upcycles into useful, colorful dorm room storage. They also donate a portion of every sale to national scholarship organizations.
Good to know: CampusCube recently changed their prices for new customers. Going forward, the options are $34.99 per box for 3 boxes or $31.99 per box for 4+ boxes. Shipping remains free. However, those who have already paid for their next boxes will not see any price changes.
All subscriptions are one-time charges. You can choose between the Guys or Girls box. The options are a one-time box for $44.95, the next 3 boxes for $104.97 ($34.99 per box), or the next 5 boxes for $159.95 ($31.99 per box). There is an optional Birthday Box add-on that ships to arrive on the recipient’s birthday. A gluten free option is also available.
The shipping schedule for each box is as follows:
- The Fall Box is currently shipping
- The Winter Finals Box ships to arrive the 1st week of December.
- The Back to School Box ships to arrive the 1st week of February.
- The Spring Box ships to arrive early March.
- The Finals Box ships to arrive mid-April.
You can check out what’s inside these boxes here.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Guy’s October/Fall new subscriber box.
The Subscription Box: CampusCube
The Cost: One-time box for $44.95, 3 boxes for $104.97 ($34.99 per box), or 5 boxes for $159.95 ($31.99 per box). All are one-time purchases. Free shipping.
COUPON: Use code MSA5 to save $5 off your first regular cube order.
The Products: snacks, gadgets, and personal care items for your college student
Ships to: U.S. only
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The box includes a basic “Happy Fall” card.
The outer box can be upcycled into storage space. They’re stackable and make for nifty organizational shelves! CampusCube kindly sent me a couple extra boxes in September so you can see what they look like when used together as storage solutions. The items are for scale.
GoodieGirl Oatmeal Raisin Cookie – Value $5.99
For the record, I do not like regular oatmeal raisin cookies. However, these are pretty good! They are very crunchy with a grainy oatmeal texture. Even the mini raisins are tasty. These are gluten free, too.
BoomChickaPop Candy Corn Holidrizzle Popcorn – Value $2.88
This popcorn has candy corn-flavored drizzle and it tastes as amazing as it sounds. Each handful (because it isn’t possible to eat this one popcorn at a time) has the perfect amount candy corn sweetness. I’m very happy CampusCube included such a large bag, that way I don’t feel so stingy about sharing it with my boyfriend. This is also included in the Girls October/Fall box.
Krave Chili Lime Beef Jerky – Value $7
This beef jerky is deliciously chewy. The chili lime flavor is a tad too spicy for me but I think it goes well with the sweet and tangy undertones. I tend to stay close to tried-and-true jerky flavors, such as teriyaki, but I’m really happy I got to try this one out. Yay for discovering new things!
Sahale Fruit Nut Mix – Value $1.07
This is another pleasant surprise. I am very particular about my trail mixes and I have never found the perfect blend… until now. This is a blend of almond, cashew, pistachio, dried cranberry, and dried apple pieces. It’s a simple but wholesome blend that has me obsessed. Gone is my usual habit of having to pick out things I don’t want from a trail mix! I will definitely be buying more from this brand.
Annie’s White Cheddar Mac and Cheese – Value $2.29 (on sale for $1.99)
Mac and cheese is a college staple! My school used to take students on late night Target shopping trips where they would hand out free goodie bags with mac and cheese inside. This is the microwave version of Annie’s White Cheddar Mac and Cheese. It tastes the same as the regular version. It is cheesy, filling, and easy to make, all perfect for a college student.
Harry’s Foaming Shave Gel 4oz – Value $4
This shaving gel contains aloe and cucumber and lathers into plush foam. It smells like the typical men’s cologne (I can’t tell the difference between them). My boyfriend used this and had no complaints.
Sinji Pouch Smartphone Cardholder Wallet – Value $7.99
This is an adhesive pouch-like wallet that you can attach to the back of your smartphone. The pouch is made of stretchy fabric so you can store multiple cards or bills inside. I think this is a great item to have for a college student. It’s really convenient for when you don’t want to lug around purses or wallets.
Harry’s Truman Razor – Value $17
This razor is made with a comfortable, matte rubbery grip plus a weighted core for better control. The blades have a flexible hinge and lubricating strip. Overall, it looks and feels like a high-quality item. The box includes a coupon code to redeem four free blades plus free shipping from Harry’s website. The razor retails for $9 while the four redeemable blades retail for $8.
FYI, every new subscriber receives the Sinji cardholder wallet and Harry’s razor in his or her Cube. Subscribers for whom this was the second Cube received a phone charger instead.
Verdict: This box has a total retail value of $47.92, which is over the cost of subscription, especially at the $31.99 or $34.99 price point. I think it contains a nice balance of food and useful items. Plus, the upcycled storage box is resourceful and environmentally conscious– I really think more subscription boxes should do this!
If you subscribe today you will receive the October/Fall Box.
What do you think of CampusCube so far?