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Surprise Ride Subscription Review + Coupon – December 2016


Surprise Ride is a monthly subscription service for kids ages 6-11 that sends toys, activities, and all kinds of goodies curated around a monthly theme. This is the perfect age range for my kids, and they love it!


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The Subscription Box: Surprise Ride

The Cost: $29.99 per month (free shipping), or $24.99 per month on 6- or 12-month subscriptions

COUPON: Use code WELCOME15 to save 15% off your first box!

The Products: A variety of toys, activities, and other treats for kids centered around a theme

Ships to: U.S. only

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This month’s theme is all about monsters! A perennial kid favorite!


This is the information card that details everything included.


Little Monster Mazes by Viki Woodworth – Value $1.50

Surprise Ride usually sends a book, but this month it’s a little different. It’s a book full of mazes! Fortunately, my eight-year-old enjoys mazes, so this was a hit.


Mrs. Thinster’s Brownie Batter Cookie Thins – Value $1.23

This little snack pack came at just the right time. My eight-year-old was so hungry! He devoured them instantly, and reported that they tasted awesome!


Surprise Ride always sends a couple of toys to go along with the theme. They have been including rubber bracelets lately as one of the “toys,” which my kids are not that excited about, but I’m sure lots of kids love them. They also seem like they might be a fun thing to collect. The other toy this month was this monster crazy straw. It always amazes me how much such a little thing like this can delight a child. My son totally loved it!


Our first project was to create a slime monster! These are the instructions that were included.


These were the supplies that were included. We only needed water from home.


I have mentioned before that I don’t always know what I’m photographing when I open a box and start clicking, and this was kind of one of those times. I thought this was all more stuff for the slime project, but only the things on the right were supplies for this project. The plate on the left was used in the next project.


My son’s first step was to dissolve a color tab in some warm water.


He then stirred in some powder to make the water slimy. He had to stir for ten minutes! He was very tenacious.


This is his completed slime monster, haha! The final step was to add some googly eyes. In his words, the addition of the eyes made the monster look “so derpy.” This made for some extra sticky, disgusting slime, so of course, he was thrilled!


This is the instruction card for our second project, which was to create a monster bowling game!


These are the supplies that were included, and again, we only needed water from home.


My son’s first step was to paint the base coat on all the pieces. The set is comprised of three pins and a ball.


This is the completed bowling set, and I think it’s just adorable. After painting the base coat, my son started complaining that he didn’t feel well. It turns out he was getting a bad cold! I sent him straight to bed. While he was sleeping, my husband finished the project by painting the faces on the monsters for him. Look at how cute they are! I love that man.

Verdict: Surprise Ride is awesome! This month we got an extra fun surprise when my husband finished the bowling set for my son. That was just so sweet! This month everything turned out great, and I know we will continue to get use out of everything except maybe the bracelet. Surprise Ride is always a fun surprise!

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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.

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