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GlossyBox Annual Coupon – Save $50! Only $13.33 a Box!

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Thanks, Rebecca, for sharing this awesome deal with us!

Now through 11/9, use coupon code BEAUTY12 to save $50 off an annual Glossybox subscription. This brings the cost down to $13.33 a box! (Regularly $21 a box with a monthly subscription.)

Check out our GlossyBox reviews to see what you can expect from this subscription!

Full details: Offer valid through November 9th , 2016 , 11 :59 pm ET . Valid only on the purchase of any new recurring 12-Month Subscription. New plans will begin the date they are created and cannot be combined with an existing subscription/order. Apply code in the Enter Promotion Code section at checkout. If code does not apply successfully before checkout, it cannot be added at a later time. One code per customer. Available while supplies last.

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!

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. Well I caved on this…I’m guessing there will be a similar deal for BF but probably not one much better. I feel like I’ll regret it, but I was tired of debating about getting a sub every month. Now my brain is clear to debate the other subs. Ha

  2. It worked for me, I had to log in and then use lower case! Thank you so much for the heads up! I just canceled and had remorse so now I get another year!

  3. Hey question does anyone feel that only bloggers and alike get the best boxes? And or do you think when you get the black friday deals your boxes are not that great because they feel like you got such a great deal and maybe get boxes that your unhappy with?I know what I am trying to say but no sure its coming out that way, sorry… I never ordered from them so I just want to know if they really go by your beauty profile and do some change it monthly to see if you get better boxes? I almost ordered the last deal but thankfully got out of it… Thanks for any feed back….

    • I got a great deal where I got two free boxes and they are typically the same items in everyone’s box (it varies slightly but same value) so they don’t give you less bc it was on sale or anything. I really liked what I received in all of mine and I was able to swap the thing I didn’t like on Swapidu

      • Thank you sooo much for your reply Ally.. I swear i ask alot of questions on some of these different sub box posts and 90% no one says anything. It means alot for your in put. Thanks again.

    • I’m not a blogger or work for any beauty companies, just a regular consumer like most of you and I’ve always received boxes I am happy with. I’ve only had a couple of things I didn’t like, but am lucky to have 3 daughters who are happy to take my extras. I do always ask nicely if there is an issue and they’ve been wonderful in their response so I don’t know why others have had a problem.

      • Over my year with Glossybox, I had a few smaller issues, which were handled relatively quickly, and two larger issues.

        One of the larger issues was the drastic variation in box values (sorry, but a $2 drug store nail polish that was part of an incomplete set as well as a $2 lotion is not at all comparable to $40-$60 worth of products in others’ boxes) plus their not fulfilling the advertised promise of what would be “in every box”. They did not even acknowledge the issues I brought up but kept regurgitating how the box I received was “curated to my profile”. They also failed to address the fact that the retail value of my box fell well below what is guaranteed in every box on their website, never mind the increased minimum value for that month that was promised in their advertising.

        The other larger issue was that my second box (December 2015) went MIA. The shipping label was created, and the box was sent from Glossybox to whoever handles their shipping. The tracking then stopped. I waited 10 days after the box stopped moving (not the ship date) before I contacted Glossybox. They asked me to be patient. I waited a few more days and contacted them again. I got the same canned response asking me to be patient. I waited another few days and contacted them again. They again sent the same canned response, asking me to be patient. By this time, three weeks had passed since the box stopped moving (again, not the ship date), and they closed my ticket and marked it as resolved. I had to reply that my issue was not resolved, that the box still had not moved, let alone arrived, and that I had been beyond patient, so I was becoming increasingly frustrated with their response that I needed to wait longer. I asked them to please escalate the matter to whoever had the power to send a replacement box. Nearly four weeks after the original box stopped moving, the rep said that she had received permission from her manager to send a replacement box. The replacement December box arrived in January, only a couple of days before my January box arrived. The missing box never materialized. I tracked shipping for several months on the off chance that it was found and started moving again (I would’ve been happy to return it to Glossybox if they wanted it), but the tracking number eventually expired.

        I assure you that I was more than polite in my communications with Glossybox. I fully understand that you catch more flies with honey than vinegar. My sister is the founder and executive director of a consumer advocacy group who has resolved thousands of consumer issues with companies, so I have a very reliable sounding board to ensure that I am asking politely for proper resolution (in other words, not being a jerk or overly demanding), which is what I did with Glossybox. In the case of the bad valuation box, I didn’t actually ask for anything, just kindly expressed my disappointment. In the case of the missing box, I kindly asked for a replacement box after waiting what was beyond reasonable, which I don’t think anyone would argue was unreasonable to ask. It took roughly a month of back and forth plus having my ticket closed prematurely plus escalation to get the latter case resolved when it shouldn’t have taken more than a couple of weeks, max.

        I suspect that their customer service reps are not permitted to do much more than to give canned responses and replace broken or missing items. As unhappy as I am with the direction Birchbox went this year, I have to say that Glossybox could learn a thing or two from their customer service. I was with Birchbox for nearly a year and had a few broken or missing items (it happens). They always shipped me a new item promptly, usually giving me Birchbox points as an apology, and in one case they sent me an entire replacement box even though I assured the rep that I really only expected the one replacement item. I believe that if you give your customer service reps the power and permission to take appropriate action, it will result in higher customer satisfaction, which leads to customers’ being more likely to spend their money with your company. (A recent customer service experience with Lands’ End comes to mind, after which they actually published my comment in their catalog about how awesome their customer service was when I had a problem.)

        I apologize for the very long post, but I needed to respond to this statement: ” I do always ask nicely if there is an issue and they’ve been wonderful in their response so I don’t know why others have had a problem.” You commented on the other Glossybox post from yesterday as follows: “So many people here seem negative and have problems, am sorry if they do but I’ve found overall if I ask nicely, give them a compliment on what they are doing right then maybe they are nicer in their response and treat me the same.” You seem convinced that those of us with complaints were probably not very nice and thus got what we deserved.

        In short, the reason why “others have had a problem” may have had zero to do with whether or not they were nice but rather that their problems went beyond what Glossybox’s customer service reps are permitted to handle appropriately.

        • Rebecca thank you for your post and I really don’t mind reading the good the bad and so on… I hope I didn’t say something that upset you and if so I am sorry… I totally get where your coming from and also know no one want to a awful time with a subscription box service when your paying good hard earned money for. Thank you again…. You had every right to be angry.

          • No worries, Beth, and you’re so sweet to be concerned – my response wasn’t directed at you at all! All you did was ask questions 🙂 I didn’t appreciate the multiple comments by another commenter (on this post and another) about how she had been nice in her interaction with customer service and thus got good results. The implication was that those of us who had negative experiences were not nice to customer service. That’s simply not the case in my situation, and I suspect it isn’t for others, either. I had to provide details to back up my claim. I wasn’t angry, and I apologize if I came off that way. I was admittedly defensive, though.

            The good news is that after July’s valuation debacle (I was far from the only person upset – you should have seen Glossybox’s Facebook page – they actually shut down commenting because it got so bad), the August, September, and October boxes were much improved, in my opinion. Hopefully they learned their lesson. My sub ended in October, and I’m getting the November box with my Glossydots. I won’t re-sub with them unless their customer service and box quality is consistently good (meaning I’ll still read box reviews and comments on MSA), and I may or may not try out another beauty sub (a couple have been catching my attention lately). I won’t go back to Birchbox, and Sephora Play, although good overall, wasn’t my cup of tea. I buy Target, Wal-Mart, and Amazon beauty boxes when they are available, so I’ve got plenty to keep me busy until (and if) I decide to subscribe to anything else!

      • Omg thanks so much for your reply and your feelings about your Glossybox subscription. I have read some not so great things and I really wanted to sign up for a black friday deal and your post really helped alot CJ Chav ?

  4. This offer is not a bad deal. I am one of them with the Gilt voucher. Mine won’t end until January next year and I have enough points to redeem another box. I am trying to cut down my subs due to product overload (not working as I keep buying single deals here and there, lol), so I won’t probably renew.
    Please don’t take my word for it since this is only my guess and opinion, but there might not be such deal like Gilt price. I hope I am wrong, though, and we will see on Black Friday. I think Glossybox’s business got hurt with overwhelming Gilt voucher redemption. I don’t think they expected to handle the volume and keep up with the quality at the same time. It seems to me that Glossybox is offering year sub deal directly to us without paying the third party like Gilt this time. Timing is also coinciding with being most of Gilt people redeemed the voucher around this time last year. But like I said, that’s just my guess! I hope they make better boxes and keep the variation fair in values. That’s my main problem with this sub as this is not a profile based subscription. I don’t recall their profile to be detailed enough to cater.

  5. Although I think this brings the price to a reasonable amount for this box, I’m just not certain I want to go for it. I was so mad when I got the worst box twice and they failed to even acknowledge the value difference as the issue (rather than just different items). I feel that if people get different items that’s one thing, but when the value is varies widely, it just isn’t fair. And it sets everyone up for box envy which we all know takes away the fun.

    • That was my issue with them, the vast difference in values between variations, and they wouldn’t even acknowledge it. I got the two crappy boxes in a row as well, and some people on here just said I had “box envy”. No, not really – it would have been nice to get the awesome box, but when, outside of the two items that everyone got, the value of mine was $4 vs someone else’s $60, THAT is a problem, nevermind the fact that it was not the first poor customer service experience I had with them.

      I still think I’m going to save my money even if they come out with a deal that makes it less than $10/box.

      • What were the items that differed? I got the good values I believe each time but have only gotten 5 boxes

        • Liz’s box review covers some of it, as do comments (you don’t have to read far past the first few):

          Long story short(ish), a few items were the same in all boxes, and there were two or three variations as to the other two items. A bunch of people (new subscribers and a handful of existing subscribers) got Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse ($54 value) and Too Faced Melted lipstick ($8.75 value), so a total of almost $64 of value in the “variation items”. Two of the other box variations included a Sinful nail polish or top coat that was part of a system (that they didn’t give you the other parts of). Sinful can be purchased at any drug store for $2. One variation of those two got a shave oil, but another got then this awful-smelling lotion that came in this difficult-to-use hotel-sample style bottle, only worth about $6 based on the retail price of the full-sized bottle on the company’s website (less if you use other sites’ prices). I’m not sure how Glossybox thought it was fair to give some people, including longtime subscribers, $8 worth of “variation items” (if you’re being generous with the lotion value) as compared to others’ getting $64 worth.

  6. If it’s 21.00 a month. It comes out to $16.83 not $13.33.
    $202.00 ÷12=$16.83

    • There’s an extra discount on the annual sub, so that explains the difference. Sorry for any confusion!

  7. Wouldn’t it be about 16.83?

    • Longer subscriptions are a little cheaper – before any coupons are applied. Glossybox charges $210 for an annual subscription (this works out to $17.50 a box) so when you use this discount, the annual subscription comes down to $160 (that works out to $13.33 a box). Hope that helps!

      • There is tax so mine worked out to 14.13/box. I hope I love the November box because I will now have 2 of them! I had one month left on my 3 month sub.

      • Oh – thanks for the clarification – I didn’t know that 🙂 Not a good enough deal for me unless I can get the 8.80 deal again.

        • When did they have that deal Laura? For the year? Payed up front? Thanks if you remember….

          • It was the Glossybox deal through the Gilt site – I think I got it in November last year. Paid in full to Gilt (Glossybox doesn’t get your credit card account info).

          • A post was made about it here on MSA; it was definitely in November of last year because November was my first box.

  8. I just tested it and it is case sensitive. It has to be in all caps to work.

    • Okay thanks for the info I’m passing it on to my husband and some friends because I love glossybox especially their limited edition boxes thank you sincerely Teresa

  9. No way i am getting another year. The last promotion where each box was around $9 was worth it, but i still felt disappointed in each box variation i received.

    • Totally agree! I paid like $8/box and still swapped most of it and couldn’t wait for my year to end. $13 is too much

  10. I had just cancelled my subscription after my October box, but this deal made me resubscribe! I had a deal at $17.50 a box – but $13.33/box was too good to pass up!

  11. Not sure if I am keeping Glossybox yet. Just not very exciting anymore.

  12. isn’t working for me either 🙁 sad face to the max!

  13. Is this best deal they do during the year or is Black Friday better?

    • That’s what I’m wondering! I’m so stressed out because I don’t want to miss out, but I think I’m going to try and wait until black Friday like I did last year. I guess if there is no special on black Friday, then I do not NEED it.. lol

      • I’m with you. The boxes are so hit or miss for me. Some months they are great others are so poor I don’t want any of it. I think I would be happy with the $8.00 deal if it comes up on black Friday.

    • I got the year sub for $125 through the Gilt city black friday deal. That’s about 10.42 a box. Some people got an even better discount, an additional 20% off. Glossy seems to be struggling to get new customers so maybe they’ll have another awesome black friday sale. Fingers crossed.

  14. This code did not work for me. My annual subscription just expired, so a new annual sub should qualify? Does the code work for everybody else?

    • nope. didn’t work for me, either.

      • Just tried and code does not work.

    • Are you signing up for the monthly plan or the 12-month plan? Code worked for me w/ 12-month plan (not the plan that is linked, which is monthly). Hope this helps.

      • No, it doesn’t work at all.

        • I was able to get this code to work on a brand new account. If you are trying with an existing account it may not work. Hope that helps!

    • I’m the one who provided Liz with the e-mail, and I was on a gift sub that I bought from Gilt City last November, so non-renewable. The sub just expired, so they said that this was to get me to subscribe. Because it was just a code and not a specific link to me, I assumed it would work for anyone starting a new one-year sub. If you’re already subscribed, they auto-renew, so you would probably have to cancel and re-sub to make it work (possibly).

      • And I’m sorry if the code doesn’t work for everyone 🙁 I don’t think I’m resubbing based on this because of all the CS issues that I had with them over the past year. If they have another deal similar to last year’s Gilt City deal, I *might* but still might not.

        • Don’t stress Rebecca. It was very thoughtful that you shared it with us. I appreciate it 🙂

        • I agree with Carol. It’s very thoughtful of you to have shared this offer with everyone. I love how everybody is so generous here with sharing any deals they hear of. 🙂

          • Thanks, Carol and Luna <3

    • It worked for me.

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