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Mini Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome Review – January 2017

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That Daily Deal is a site for daily flash sales at deep discounts.They also offer two subscription boxes, the Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome and the Mini Mystery Box of Awesome. They are both great!

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

This review is of the Mini Mystery Box of Awesome, $9.99 a month, box.


The Subscription Box: Mini Mystery Box of Awesome

The Cost: $9.99 a month

The Products: The products you receive are a complete mystery! There’s no theme and items are pretty much gender neutral.

Ships to: U.S. for free

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This was the info letter that came in the package. This month, six people received a Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell! Next month at least seven people will receive a Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband in the mini box.


This card was also included, informing subscribers of the many things they are giving away to people who make purchases on 13 Deals during the holidays. Which are over now, but I guess they’re still doing this.


The final piece of literature in my package this month was a coupon for Hello Fresh.



Bacon Calendar – Value $4.97 (from the price tag)

I also received this calendar in the regular MBOA this month. I was unsure if I liked it, but I am sure I don’t need two of them. On the other hand, it’s cute, and I’m guessing most people don’t subscribe to both boxes.


Airborne Chewable Tablets – Value $1

I love Airborne! I don’t think I’ve ever received them in a subscription box, either. They are a blend of vitamin C and various herbs and minerals that help you fight off colds in the winter.


Hat? – Value $7?

What in the world is this? Haha! I think it was meant to be one of those beard hats maybe? But they accidentally put the beard above the nose? It’s kind of creeping me out, actually. It’s also a really itchy material.

Verdict: This month’s Mini Mystery Box of Awesome was kind of a bummer for me. I don’t think I will use anything but the tiny packet of Airborne, unfortunately. The value this month is about $13, which is better than the $10 price of the box, but much lower than usual. Here’s hoping next month is better!

What do you think of the Mini Mystery Box of Awesome? What did you get?

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.

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. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I also subscribe to both of their boxes and I also received the calendar in both of my boxes this month and I was very disappointed! I really hope this month is a lot better because I wasn’t very happy with the mini last month either!

  2. OMG, thank you. I have not laughed so much in a long time. I’m actually in tears and getting a cramp from laughing so hard. 🙂 That hat (and the ensuing commentary) is hilarious.

  3. Could be worse: instead of the hat, I got a pair of gloves that weren’t sewn properly on the fingers so I can’t even wear them. They went in the garbage.

  4. I am crying of here with the one of a kind comments that are being said about this #BoxFullOfCRAP ….get it. Lol… Crying over here. And the cerry on top is the………… #HelloFresh coupon that they have been putting in every box for the last 3 years. Funniest box ever… Ha omg

  5. I am laughing because I bought that hat (it’s Cthulu btw) for my husband for Christmas as a joke. We’ve all tried it on but really it’s not for wearing. I got mine on Amazon for $4 I think!

    • Me too! I think I paid $6 for my hubby’s Cthulhu Christmas hat!

  6. That octopus hat thing is unbelievable. It’s like something that would be left over if a dollar store closed. I am a vegetarian so the bacon calendar would not have been well received. I can’t imagine anyone hanging that in their home. This is truly a terrible box. I won’t be subscribing. We have enough junk cluttering our living space. Personally I don’t even thing these items would be worth donating to charity complete garbage.

  7. Actually, I was pretty happy with my box, although now I have to find ANOTHER person to give that bacon calendar too! Lol
    I got a cute grumpy cat coin purse(which I had been wanting, but they were sold out of at the time, a pair of nice socks, a cool as heck keychain flashlight…

    • They put the bacon calendar in Pet Treater, too.

  8. What a sad box to receive. It’s like someone was cleaning out their house and threw junk into a box and mailed it!

  9. What in the actual….. hahaha. That is, unique? All joking aside, isn’t this box supposed to be low cost high RV? Isn’t that kind of its reason for existing? I’d be pretty bummed to get a $13 box, and I’m sure that value estimate is full prices. You can get pretty much all 2017 calendars now for 50-70% off. what a bummer.

  10. It looks like a Davy Jones (from pirates of the Caribbean) inspired bag. Pretty darn hideous. I agree- worst box ever.

  11. That is one ugly hat or whatever it is! I would never, ever sub this box! lol

  12. I agree, this ABSOLUTELY wins worst box ever lol

  13. SMH!

  14. …for the bottom of a swifter broom- gets the dust bunnies and scares the smaller spiders

  15. hahaha this has to win worst box of the year award!! I’m so glad I cancelled. I wouldn’t pay a dollar for this junk. Wow…

  16. That hat is one of the most interesting subscription box items of all time! Does it cover your face or is it like pretend hair??

  17. Where would you wear the hat? It covers your face so every location would think you are trying to rob them. Oh well——to each their own.

  18. I got the bacon calendar–and I’m a vegetarian! And a pair of faux thinsulate gloves. Will use the gloves, but decided to cancel my sub…(which was easy to do at least!)

    • Please tell me how to cancel this! I’m also a vegetarian with a bacon calendar… and instead of the hat, got a color-changing toilet bowl light and Larry the Cable Guy ‘rump wipes’ this junk always immediately goes up for swap (with no takers!)

      I triedto log on to the site to cancel, but they cannot find my account when I try. My monthly package has no identifying account info.

      • That also sounds terrible!

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