CampusCube Exam Survival College Care Package Review + Coupon
CampusCube is a college care package subscription box that contains “healthy, delicious, fun & useful items guaranteed to make your favorite student smile!” Each CampusCube includes healthy snacks, useful gadgets, and personal care items, while the box upcycles into useful, colorful dorm room storage. They also donate a portion of every sale to national scholarship organizations.
All subscriptions are one-time charges. You can choose between the Guys or Girls box. The options are a one-time box for $39.95 or 3 boxes for $104.97 ($34.99 per box). There is an optional Birthday Box add-on that ships to arrive on the recipient’s birthday and an Exam Survival Cube that can be sent at any time. A gluten free option is also available.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Exam Survival Cube, $39.95 box.
The Box: CampusCube Exam Survival Cube
The Cost: $39.95 + Free Shipping (Exam Survival and Sunshine Cubes), $44.95 + Free Shipping (Birthday and Anytime Cubes), Fall Semester 2017 (3 Cubes) $119.85 + Free Shipping, Full Year 2017-2018 (6 Cubes) $239.70 + Free Shipping
COUPON: Use code MSA5 to save $5 off your first regular cube order.
The Products: snacks, gadgets, and personal care items for your college student
Ships to: U.S. only
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Each box contains a CampusCube card that can be personalized for the recipient.
barkThins Snacking Chocolate in Dark Chocolate Almond with Sea Salt, 2 oz. – Value $1.95 (buy a 4.7 oz. for $4.59 at Target)
Starting out strong! These were the ideal combo of slightly bitter dark chocolate and salt with a nice crunch from the almonds. I’m a big fan of sweet meets salty snacks like this one. In fact, pretzels with orange juice were my ‘studying snack’ back in college. Now, I’m not currently a student, but these sort of bring me back to that time. Good job setting the tone, CampusCube.
RXBar Blueberry Protein Bar, 1.83 oz. – Value $1.99
I’m familiar RXBars as I began purchasing them pretty frequently for travel. This blueberry variation is really tasty, and I love the chewy consistency and simple ingredients. I wish I had these in college instead of the sugar-laden generic granola bars that I’d down daily.
Newman’s Own Organic Microwave Popcorn, 2.8 oz. – Value $3.38 (buy a 3-pack for $10.13)
Popcorn is another one of those snacks that makes me nostalgic for my studyin’ years. You can’t beat the ease of throwing a bag into your dorm room microwave during a post-exam movie, and this organic option is really great.
Goodie Girl Chocolate Chunk Cookies, 2 oz. – Value $3.00? (buy a pack of 6 along with 6 sleeves of Mint Slims for $35.94)
I like my cookies on the chewy side, but these are nice as a quick, crispy snack. Would be made better with milk! Big bonus that they’re gluten free.
Cup Noodles Chicken Ramen, 2.5 oz. – Value $0.29
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to taste these noodles since I don’t eat meat (or meat flavoring, for that matter). I know that I’ve tried these years ago, and I remember them being pretty easy to prepare (just add hot water!) and sufficiently tasty. A college kid’s staple.
Emergency Chocolate Bar, 3.5 oz. – Value $4.95
I love the clever premise of this packaging (chocoholic here, hi). The chocolate itself is pretty standard, but it fits the bill (we’re not picky).
Ghirardelli Hot Cocoa, 1 oz. – Value $6.11
Even though we’re approaching the peak of summer, a delicious cup of hot cocoa is very necessary some evenings. I liked this one with soy milk, but water works too. Everyone has their favorite way to prepare hot cocoa, it seems!
Olly Nutrition Goodbye Stress, 2 servings – Value $1.33 (buy 42 gummies for $13.99)
For sure the most intriguing item in this box. While I didn’t notice any obvious effects from these gummies, they tasted good! Supplements like these can come across as sort of gimmicky to me though. Into the sentiment but not sure about the results.
Wireless Wipes Screen and Phone Wipes – Value $5.95
These wipes will be nice to have on hand since I use my laptop constantly. I can see a college student getting a lot of leverage out of them. Man, CampusCube thinks of everything.
Creative Snacks Co. Coconut Bites, 4 oz. – Value $3.66 (buy a 14 oz. bag for $12.82)
My favorite item in this box! Coconut is my first true love, and these coconut bites have the best flavor. I was expecting some bigger chunks though — this stuff has more of a loose granola texture. I still ate it out of the bag even though it was a bit messy.
Highlighter – Value $0.94 (buy 2 for $1.87)
A good student staple!
Smiley Face Stress Ball – Value 0.74? (buy a pack of 12 for $8.86)
This stress ball instantly put a smile on my face. So… I suppose it works? 🙂 Keep it on your desk for some relief.
NPW Beauty Junky Tissue Pack – $1.50
Really into the “stop your sniffle” message on this tissue pack. Not sure if the intent of including these was rooted in tissues being a self-care staple or if there’s a deeper meaning here (tears?). Cute, nonetheless.
CampusCube Exclusive “You Got This” Go Cup – Value $7?
This will come in handy in my house! I don’t think I had a travel mug when I was in college, but it would have been a lifesaver for 8am class days. Bonus, this CampusCube exclusive is made in the USA.
Verdict: This box’s estimated value comes in at a $42.79. Given that it’s priced at $39.95, I would say that the value is pretty good! More than anything, the idea behind this box is just so awesome to me. What a perfect gift for a recent graduate or a ‘just because’ gift to add some joy to a stressed out student’s life.
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