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POPSUGAR Must Have Box Black Friday Deal – Save $100!

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The POPSUGAR Must Have Black Friday deal is available now!

Use coupon code SURPRISE to save:

  • $20 off a 1-month subscription
  • $50 off a 3-month subscription
  • OR $100 off a 6-month subscription

(FYI – if you took advantage of the MSA Better Than Black Friday POPSUGAR 3-month subscription deal, you can add one of these subscriptions to your account to extend the length of your subscription! Full instructions on how to upgrade here.)

Check out all of my POPSUGAR Must Have reviews and POPSUGAR Must Have spoilers to see what you can expect from this subscription!  

Full Details: Use promotion code SURPRISE at checkout for $20 off a 1 month subscription, $50 off a 3-month subscription, and/or $100 off a 6-month subscription. Current, active Must Have subscribers can upgrade their existing subscriptions at discounted rates by using the promo code SURPRISE at checkout to save $50 off of a 3 month upgrade and $100 off of a 6 month upgrade. Upgrades must be processed through the subscription tab in a users account. Upgraded months will commence at the end of your existing subscription

Promo code SURPRISE will only apply one $20 off discount per 1-month subscription, one $50 off discount per 3-month subscription and one $100 off discount per 6-month subscription per transaction. If you would like to order multiple subscriptions of the same type with the discount code, you must start a new transaction.

Promotion codes listed above (“Codes”) are valid from Friday, November 25, 2016 at 7:00 a.m. PDT until Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. PDT or while supplies last. Only one Code may be used per transaction. Codes may not be used with any other promotional codes, discounts, coupons, or offers. Codes are non-transferable nor redeemable for cash or credit. Codes are not valid for purchase of Must Have MINI, Limited Edition, Must Have x Neiman Marcus, or Gift Collection boxes, nor for any previously purchased boxes. Other exclusions may apply. Void where prohibited. This promotion may be terminated or modified by POPSUGAR at any time in its sole discretion. Any subscription or upgrade that is not marked as a gift will automatically renew for additional one-month subscription terms and your account will be billed $39.95 plus tax each month unless you cancel your subscription prior to the 23rd day of the month. You may cancel your subscription or make updates to your account at any time by visiting your Account Page. Must Have Terms apply. Terms and pricing are subject to change. If you have questions, please email at [email protected]

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. OK, I’m still confused on how to get the same discount price for 12 months. I don’t have a current subscription. Don’t see an upgrade button on the order page. Is the upgrade button after you order or hit the order button?….or am I supposed to order two 6 month subscription since I’m not a current subscriber?

    • I didn’t have a current subscription either. I made the first 6 month one with the code and then the upgrade box appeared. Just make sure to click apply when you put in the code before you confirm the purchase so the discount is there before you purchase!

      • So, you buy one with the code, and then click upgrade to buy another one with the same code. You have to go through it one after the other instead of all at once.

      • Thank you! I thought this was how to do it as a non-subscriber but wasn’t for sure.

    • I notice nothing says it’s going to start with the December box. In the small print it says if the earlier months box is available it will start with that month. Meaning if November box is available i will get that one? I hope not.
      I Should’ve used Liz’s code. Her’s said it started with December.

  2. Is anyone else having trouble getting these codes to work? I’ve tried SURPRISE all day and I tried the MSABF one before and all I ever get is an error page. I’m so fed up I’ve spent hours even loaded new browsers.

    • I get this msg…Uh oh, looks like the
      POPSUGAR Must Have Box
      ISN’T HERE!

    • I get this msg…Uh oh, looks like the
      POPSUGAR Must Have Box
      ISN’T HERE!
      Also it won’t even let me subscribe at full price without the code. This is a nightmare.

      • I subscribed about two hours ago, and just upgraded (again), and the SURPRISE code worked fine for me.

        I do believe the better than Black Friday code has expired.

      • I also get that error message.

      • Have you put in your shipping address?

  3. I got the 6m deal. I got it last year, and it was great…until about May when it sucked BIG time. That was my last box of the 6m deal last year.

    I couldn’t decide if I wanted to add 6 more months to my sub.

    So I decided to go back and check out June, July, August, Sept and Oct to remind myself of those I didn’t receive. I only really liked the November box…so those 5 were just meh to me, and I have no FOMO. If they do amazing boxes, fine. But I doubt it will happen.

  4. These boxes can be hit or miss for me and I find I can easily swab for items I want, so I only bought one month. It’s rare to get a half off for non-first time subscribers and I like the spoiler!

    • Judy, you have excellent self control. I kept trying to limit myself, but I couldn’t pass up the deal. Even though a few months ago i was thinking of unsubscribing because the boxes were becoming so makeup heavy.

      Now I’m locked in. Hoping for some great home items, like last month.

  5. I got the msa Monday 3 month deal. Plus a 6 month and a 3 mo th upgrade. I am good to go until next Black Friday. I did it early right at 9 central and th code did not work, so I go to charged full price, I did it again and worked. Emailed Popsugar and they cancelled and refunded the full price within a few hours. I have to say customer service is impressive. My Kendra Scott bracelet broke : the knob fell off. I took a picture and emailed them and they emailed be back within a day that a new one is on the way. They must have hired new people. I am speechless.

  6. Im sticking to my guns and enjoying the 3 month BTBF deal. Im new to PS but got the really cool mystery box with the bin on sale, and also picked up the july? box with the swan, pin, skinny scarf and hair moisturizer on sale for $25 i think? Both of those were awesome. And although I REAAALLLY wanted the november box, it never went on sale….SOOOOO….im hoping that now that they know we will jump at $20 they wont be so hesitant to put boxes on sale more often so we can chose only the ones we want since everyone has different tastes. I looovvved the summer boxes, but hard swerve on august- october.
    Here is to hoping!!
    Plus, if i upgrade, I wont have a good reason to crazy stalk MSA for good deals 😊

  7. November box looks bad but the other 👎 the good. I got a total of 9 should I get more lol

  8. Thank you Liz for all that you do! Just got this for 64.26 w/MN sales tax and seriously thinking about adding on the 6 month as well!

  9. Just joined those with 15 credits on their account. I was ordering each box at full price when I liked the box. I would have never ever thought that I would sign up for over a year! given some months were such a miss, but….you can’t deny the numbers. Less than $21 per month is a really really good deal. Thanks Liz!!!

  10. Thank you Liz!
    I love your page and all the great deals you find for us 🙂 Loooooved your clear instructions. Everything went smoothly!
    Couldn’t resist and bought your deal and the 6-month black friday deal. It’s going to be a fun 2017 already! And by the way… I love all the fun ladies in the popsugar comments. Seriously, what a fun crowd to shop with. You ladies rock!

  11. Thank you Liz! I’m so excited! I did the MSA three month discount and just upgraded to 15 month! Like everyone else I’m hoping the boxes will still be as great. I’m jumping like a little girl in Christmas morning!!😁😁😁 My husband on the other hand is shaking with fear knowing all the amazing sub deals that are so difficult to just look the other way and pass. Love MSA!😘

  12. I’m so sad…I tried to take advantage of the better than Black Friday deal so I cancelled my subscription not realizing that the credits would stay on my account. This meant I could not use that deal and now since my subscription is cancelled I cannot take advantage of this new offer due to the fact that I have credits on my account and would receive duplicate boxes 🙁 I wrote them , but have little faith in either hearing from them in time or having them reinstate my subscription.

    • Don’t lose heart. I did the same thing, wrote them, and a day later they cancelled my first sub and let me re-order with the coupon code. Hopefully the same will work for you!

  13. Help me out here. So, if I want to lock into 12 months, then I need to purchase two 6 month subscriptions, each with the SURPRISE code in two separate transactions, correct? And it won’t give me two of each box for the next 6 months, right? Thanks!

    • Yes, Katie, correct. Your credits remaining will just extend to 12.

  14. Mine is only showing a 3 month deal with $25 discount?

    • Yes, that’s all you see at first, but when you hit “upgrade” and proceed to the next page, you will have the opportunity to input the SURPRISE code (make sure you hit “apply” too!) and the $100 will be magically removed.

  15. Locked in for 15 Months! Super fun!!!!!!

  16. Holy Cannoli!! What an amazing deal! Now I have to decide who is getting a box for Christmas. No one would guess it’s a $20 present!! 🙂

  17. Why are they letting us upgrade twice or more using that great promo? That’s a 50% savings for a year or more! Wait, I have a theory… They got so much grief from those duplicate mystery boxes last go round they decided to price the monthly box at the mystery box price to ensure they had no inventory left over. 😀 Man, I just hope their quality doesn’t go down. Upgrade, here I come!

  18. Oy. I jumped on the 3 month ship, because I think the next 3 months should be pretty good and it was a great try me price.

    • Same. I did the 3 month, but idk about extending past that. I have bought 2 boxes from them this year and LOOOOVVEED it, but add 6 items × 3 months thats already 20 things on top of the 10 i already got from them. i dont know what i would do with 80 if i got the 12 months…my appartment isnt that big 😔 and its basically already full of crap (like awesome inflatable swans and pier canvas bins bc why not 🤗)!! As tempting as $20 for 6 items is…ok….with just that last sentence now im back on the fence…

      • I’m sticking to 3 months cause I’m afraid I’ll hoard stuff I don’t need otherwise, lol. Plus, it seems like their winter boxes are more appealing to me, though I did like October. I’m new to PopSugar, so I hope the next 3 months are awesome!

  19. Does anyone know if PS is willing to convert a gift sub to a non gift sub so I can upgrade? I checked the gift box when I did the Better Than Black Friday deal and it doesn’t let you upgrade a gift. I can email them but thought I would ask if any of you have asked that yet. I though I was being responsible by now having it renew but I really just shot myself in the foot😯

    • I emailed and hope to get the response I want but I am not holding my breath. In the past, they haven’t been the most helpful but I really, really want to upgrade so I hope they are good to me😇

      • They told me they couldn’t but they cancelled my gift sub and let me resub regularly to be able to take advantage of this.

  20. Would my mom enjoy Popsugar or is it too young. She is 65. Or a suggestion of another box better suited would be awesome! Thanks ladies! Happy Friday! 🙂

    • I’m 57 and I love it.

      • Thank you! I think it will be fun for her to receive gifts in January and February too. Anything she doesn’t like she can pass along to me! Have a great day and thanks for your help Barbara and Nancy! 😉 No I may get one for my aunt too! 😉

      • Ditto. I’m 52.

    • I’m 59 and I love it

    • I have a family member in her late 70s. I bought her a couple of the mystery boxes and she loved them both so I got her a 3 month sub for Christmas. I say go for it!!!

    • I’m 65 too, and I’ve been subscribing for years. There is enough variety in each box, that your mom is sure to receive at least some things she likes. I’d say go for it!

    • My mom is 69 and she gets soooo jealous of my Popsugar items. I’m sure your mom will love it. If I hadn’t already gotten her a nice gift, I’d definitely be gifting a sub to my mom.

      • I did it! Her birthday is in January so after reading all the helpful responses it was a no-brainer. Now do I order one for myself???? The FOMO is for realz!

    • My mom is 67 and doesn’t like popsugar but loves Ipsy. I don’t get her. Lol

    • My mom is going to be 70 and I got her a 3 month. I think getting a present every month is fun at any age.

  21. Holy potato that upgrade button is so dangerous/brilliant.

    • Dangerous is right! Oh my god, what have I done. ;___;

  22. I went to upgrade but my history is gone. It’s like I never had a subscription. Did anyone else have this problem?

    • Figured it out. It’s all good.

  23. I just went to upgrade for the 6 months…I put in SURPRISE…hit enter and it billed me @ 214…UGH…..I don’t know what went wrong….but it did not take off $100

    • Did you press APPLY after putting in the code?

      • I though I did….I sent them an email…I hope they’ll credit me back $100

        • The same thing happened to me….there was no way to review it before the $214 was charged….

          • They cancelled the transaction for me and I was able to reorder it with the $100 discount…

          • Same here. I sent them an email right away; sure hope they will apply the discount or I will be seriously bummed.

          • So glad the reimbursed you. It gives me some relief. I just did the same thing. Typed the promo code and hit enter. Instead of applying it submitted without allowing for a review. I hope they will cancel it or reimburse me $100.

  24. I just upgraded and added 3 more months. The total was $64 but on Monday when i bought the 3 month for BTBF they charged me $68. It was overcharged $4 in tax. Guess i’ll have to contact them.

    • Same! Ny? Its only $4 but hey at this rate thats like 25% off one box :p

      • Yup, NY. I noticed when i used the code on monday it took off the $50 but did not adjust the tax and left it at $8. Its not a big deal but considering i have spent $800 since monday every little bit helps!

    • same thing happened to me – I think I will contact them.

  25. This is the best deal ever. All the females I know are getting 15 month subs. I usually buy the limited editions or the Popsugar NM boxes as gifts, but skipped the last 2 years. This is going to be a big hit. Just like a fruit of the month club but 1000 times better. Thanks to PopSugar my status as the best daughter, friend, sister, granddaughter and aunt is secure for the next 15 months. I also purchased a couple of extra 15 months for me as gifts for assorted gift baskets and events. Where else can you get a box of gifts for $20.00. Thank you Popsugar and Liz!

    • My favorite deal of the season so far. PSMH, <3 <3 <3 this deal!!!

    • Nice! Your friends and family are so lucky 🙂

  26. So tempting! I’m debating getting two 6 months or a 6/3 since I already got the previous 3 month deal. I’m hesitant to go beyond a year, but the price is so good!!

  27. I upgraded my ‘better than black Friday’ for six months. Still thinking about adding another six. Also ordered a 3 month subscription for a friend.

    I am hoping they will add a deal for the LE boxes on Monday. Anyone have a guess at the chances of that? Liz?

    • I don’t think the LE boxes will be going on sale. Hope that helps.

      • It helps a lot! Thank you for that inside information.

  28. After last year’s fiasco, I’m so happy with PSMH for treating us so well this time!!! <3

    (PS months in haha)

    • 15 months in. Ugh haha

  29. Gift Subscriptions CANNOT be upgraded. So I ordered a new sub with the deal then upgraded that one. Now I’m getting a year’s worth for $224.

  30. While I already bought the 3-month deal and don’t plan to upgrade, I like that all of these deals bring each box to $19-20 so I feel like I got just as good of a deal as anyone else. Thank you, Popsugar and Liz!

  31. Is there going to be a cyber monday deal? I need to know if I should spend all my money now, or most of it now and the rest on monday!

    • I thought the same thing. But I just went for it (twice.). This is such a good price. Even if they do something better on Cyber Monday, it won’t make me feel bad about paying $20/box for this deal.

      • You’ve got a good point there! 12 months here I come. PS customer service really seems to be stepping it up.

  32. I should clarify- it let me do two separate 6 month upgrades both using the surprise code!

  33. 6 Months for my sister (easiest xmas shopping ever)

    3 Month MSA deal plus 6 month upgrade plus another 6 month upgrade for ME. 15 months at this great price….YES PLEASE!

    • You ladies are such a bad influence 🙂 15 months in!

      • Me too!

  34. Stupid question…. are you charged the full amount immediately for a 3 or 6 sub or will it charge monthly at the discounted price?

    • Charged full amount immediately. In my case with taxes the 6 month came to $122 and is already pending on my CC

  35. OMG. the code works to keep lengthening subscriptions. I just extended my 3 month to 15 months.

    • I did the same! 🙂 almost only did 3 the second time but then was like nahhhhhhh Go for 6! Hahaha

      Really really hope the boxes don’t get watered down with this discount. I’ve heard other ppl say they feel like they have received bad months after specials deals on Gilt etc…

      • Julep does thaT. Got a box for $13 and it was NOTHING like the one I recieved regular price.

  36. I did the 3 month better-than-black-Friday deal the other day, but I was stupid and did a 6 month upgrade then, with $25 off…wasn’t thinking ahead. 🙁 But I did the 6 month upgrade now using the SURPRISE code, so I got 15 months for a total of $414, or $27.50 a box, which is still really good.

  37. WOW that upgrade button is DANGEROUS!!!

  38. I got the 3 month deal the other day which I’m excited about, but I ordered it as a gift subscription so I won’t be able to add on today 😕. But this is such a great deal that I’m hoping the quality doesn’t go down. Side note I gave my mom the bracelet from the last box yesterday and she put it right on and loved it!

  39. Just did the upgrade and added 6 months to the 3 that I bought Monday. Was very easy and a great price-thank you Liz!

  40. So happy to see Popsugar taking care of their long-time customers with this deal! I have had a consistent subscription with them for years and always felt a little irked that you could only take advantage of special discounts if you unsubscribed/resubscribed to game the system. Go Popsugar with this one!

  41. I’ve been waiting for this. I added 6 more months to the 3 I purchased on MSA Monday! Less than $20 a month is an incredible deal.
    Will there be a deal on the mini? I’m greedy, I want that too. 🙂

  42. Score! So now I have nine months at less than $20/box. What a great set of deals — thank you!

  43. Well this is a no brainer!!!! So excited!

  44. Done. Added 6 months the the 3 months bought a few days ago. Seamless! Thank you, Liz, for prepping us!

    • YAY!!!

  45. I just got 12 months for 244. hahahahahahah i renewed my 6month twice. best black friday del everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Three cheers for Pop sugar. hip hip pop sugar hip hip pop sugar hip hip pop sugar. Throws all my pop sugar boxes up from past hauls up in the air to make it rain pop sugar love hahahahahah.

    • Awesome idea!!!

      • I know Karen…..Im soooo tempted to added another 6 months on to this. 12 boxes for $244, thank you subscription box godsssssss. Fingers intching, need to stop clicking. I just might do it, I just might. ooooopssss just make it 18 boxes. I Need To STOPPPPPPP

        • Ayana, stop now. ;). I did the exact same thing you did and am having to control myself. I’m telling myself next year they will have a other deal…

          But…maybe I should add another 6…I don’t know. Now, I think I need you to stop me. 🙂

          • i just went and made a cup of tea trying to refrain myself from making a next 6 month purchase. but then i got to thinking. each box is now 20 dollars and most times with get between 100-150 dollars worth of products, thats gifts for everyone for the next two years. might i say click click, clicking clickkkkkkkkkkkkkkk. Popsugar (single tear rolling down my cheek) I MUST Have this promotion in my lifeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

    • wait a minute?!?…. we can upgrade 2x and save $200 off of 12 months?

      why didn’t I think of that?

    • Wait, we can really do this??!!!

      • Done and done 3 times…. 3 times ladies, lets hope they dont come with some nonsense now

        • haha you’re cracking me up with these comments 🙂 ! Love it! Good for you… I am tempted to do 12 months instead of 6. Gotta go outside and walk off some pie while I think about it 😉

          • Gah, I’m tempted too Ayana – but I ended up extending 15 months total with Liz’s code on top of today’s. I hope we’re able to do this again next Black Friday 😉

            Like someone else mentioned, I’m a little nervous about extending mine past Black Friday – but hopefully the upgrade button will still be around by next year!

    • I just did that. Definitely works. BLACK FRIDAY WIN!!!

    • I added a 6 and a 3 month to my existing 3 month subscription for a total of 12…for some reason extending beyond a a year (and beyond next year’s Black Friday deal!!) made me nervous… thanks again for the idea! 🙂

    • I did the same thing!!!! Awesome deal!!!

    • Thank you so much ladies! I really didn’t need to spend any more money but adding another 6 months was way too hard to resist. My subscription was supposed to run out this December and now since I upgraded twice, I’m covered for all next year! Yay!!!

  46. Yay!
    This is such a great deal – and even better that we now have the upgrade option 🙂 (since of course I bought the 3 months earlier this week)

  47. Liz,
    First of all hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving.
    Second I wanted to know how do we transition from month to month subscription so we can get the 6 month deal?
    Thanks, A.

    • Ha!!! I was so excited that I didn’t read the rest of the post!!! Got it!! Thanks Liz.

  48. Yay, I just upgraded for 6 months and saved $100!!! 🙂

  49. Liz, thank you again for the detailed instructions about the upgrade, particularly regarding when/where to input the promo code. Without you I know I would have hesitated before hitting the “upgrade now” button (which you do before having any opportunity to type in the code), but your instructions were crystal clear. I so appreciate it!

    (And it worked, by the way – thanks to your “better than Black Friday” deal coupled with this deal I now have a bargain subscription for 9 months…THANKS AGAIN!!) 🙂🦃

  50. Code not working for me.

    • I’m trying it on the 6 mo (a new sub) and I get getting the error “promo code not valid for this order”.

    • cancel that. I just got it It help if you spell surprise correctly!

      • Lol, you have to spell it the correct way ie. British spelling. lol
        Yay for the Brits! ❤️🇬🇧

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