BuffBoxx Fitness Subscription Review + Coupon- January 2017
BuffBoxx is a fitness subscription box for men or women. All products are premium and name brand, and a portion of each box sold goes to charity (you can choose one of the several charities at sign-up).
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Women’s BuffBoxx, $49.99 a month, box.
Mr. Kitty showed up to help me photograph this box. That is pretty remarkable because he’d just had eye surgery a few hours before. Anyway, I was happy to see him out and about.
The Subscription Box: BuffBoxx
The Cost: Women’s or Men’s BuffBoxx for $49.99/month or Women’s or Men’s BuffBoxx Lite for $29.99/month (Lite box does not include Reebok apparel; regular box does); add a Buffboxx shirt for an additional $19.99
COUPON: Use code MSA15 to save 15% off your first box!
The Products: Reebok apparel (in the regular box), snacks, gym accessories, and a workout
Ships to: U.S. (free)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The information card highlights a few of the items for the month on one side and the charity options you can choose from at sign-up on the other side.
The box included a sample eating plan and workout. I really need to try this workout, or as much of it as I can manage, because I’d love to have some muscle definition in my upper body now that I’m thin enough for it to show.
There is also usually some product literature.
ON Opti-Bar High Protein Bar in Chocolate Brownie (2.1 oz) – Value $2.25
ON Opti-Bar High Protein Bar in White Chocolate Raspberry (2.1 oz) – Value $2.25
This is a new item for me. These are a bit higher in calories than my typical Quest bars, but they are fairly low in sugar. My husband and I split them in half and we agreed they had an excellent texture and good flavor with no artificial sweetener aftertaste. We would consider buying these again for sure. (Not being disloyal or anything, but the white chocolate raspberry Opti-Bar tasted a lot better than the white chocolate raspberry Quest bar.)
Reebok Fitted Capri in Black/Pink – Listed Value $35
Every regular BuffBoxx comes with authentic Reebok workout clothing. These could not have come at a better time for me. Last week, I had to give up a few more pairs of workout pants – after my weight loss they just didn’t stay up anymore – so I needed more. These fit wonderfully and do a good job at wicking moisture away from the skin.
Note: I couldn’t find this exact style except from overseas sellers (in some cases, not sure it’s legitimate merchandise). So I opted to put the price on the tag attached to the capris. If you search for capris on the Reebok website, most cost more than $35.
BuffBoxx Koozie – Value $3?
I totally don’t mind promotional merchandise if it is kept to a minimum. I do sometimes drink soda out of cans at work and this doesn’t have any risqué sayings on it, so will probably take it there.
ON Melatonin (100 tablets, 3 mg) – Value $5.49
Melatonin can be really useful for promoting a healthy sleep cycle. A lot of people swear by it. However, melatonin supplements and I are not friends. A portion of people who take melatonin experience extremely vivid dreams; I happen to be one of them (and the dreams are anything but restful for me). Anyway, this also contains pharmaceutical glaze, which I am avoiding. So I will pass this on to someone else who can make better use of it. (If you want to try melatonin, start on a night when you don’t have any critical activities the next day, in case you turn out to be one of the people who have the dreams after taking it.)
Pure Pharma PR3 (Cocoa Flavor, 1.34 oz x 2 packets) – Value $5.52
Although the main protein source in these is from rice, these also include collagen peptides, which, while great for joints, tendons, and skin health, are not vegetarian, so I was unable to try this product. (Most of the time I am happy to get protein powder as I can use it in my morning smoothies. It is a little weird to me to have a plant protein source in a powder that has animal byproducts.)
Perfect Pushup Stands – Value $12.99
These are great. If you have ever done P90X or P90X3 (I never bought P90X2), you will have seen people using push-up stands. I ignored the idea for awhile and just did regular push-ups with my hands on the floor, but my wrists started to hurt (I have tiny, weak wrists). I got a cheap pair of pushup stands on Amazon and it was a very welcome change. But I think these are nicer than the ones I have. The base seems more stable and I really like the grips – they are flatter and a little wider than others I’ve tried, plus they’re made of something that’s easy to hold on to without slipping.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $66.50 for the January BuffBoxx. That is a little less than last month, but still over the cost of the box. Although I couldn’t use two of the items, they were small value items. The rest of the box was perfect for me – I desperately needed the capris, the pushup stands are excellent, and I am happy to have discovered this a new brand of palatable, low-sugar protein bars.
What did you think of the January BuffBoxx? Do you subscribe to any fitness, weight loss, or workout subscriptions?