BuffBoxx Fitness Subscription Review + Coupon – October 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.
The Subscription Box: BuffBoxx
The Cost: Women’s or Men’s Pro 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
The Products: Reebok apparel (in the regular box), snacks, gym accessories, and a workout
Ships to: U.S. (free)
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There was a flyer with a coupon for five free meals from New Vision Nutrition, but I am not including that in the overall value of the box because you have to purchase at least ten meals with a shipment. For what it’s worth, New Vision doesn’t have many vegetarian options at this time.
Driven Nutrition BCAAs (3 servings fruit punch, 3 servings lemonade) – Buy 50 Servings for $45.99
I like branched chain amino acids for reducing delayed onset muscle soreness after a workout. I can’t test that property of them right now since I am recovering from surgery and won’t be working out for awhile. However, I did mix up each flavor to try out and I think the fruit punch is my favorite. This has 0 calories per serving and is sweetened with sucralose and acesulfame potassium. It does have Red 40 if you are watching out for that sort of thing.
Kay’s Protein Pretzels in Jalapeno Honey Mustard, Cinnamon Toast, and Original – Buy 6 Bags for $8.94
Lately, BuffBoxx has totally been anticipating my snack cravings. I thought pretzels sounded good the other day but forgot to ask my husband to pick some up at the supermarket (I am housebound for the moment). And then these came in the mail! These are gluten-free but GF pretzel sticks work in a way that other GF baked goods often don’t. These have 12 grams of protein per bag, which is a lot, and they also have some fiber, which is nice since many protein snacks forget the fiber. My favorites were the jalapeno honey mustard ones.
Ready Shaker (2 count) – Buy 8 Shakers for $6.99
These have a 14-ounce capacity. If you are traveling or don’t want to find room in your gym bag for a shaker cup, these are an option. You can even subscribe to get some delivered every month! You pour your powder in the top (you don’t need a funnel) and they stand up when full. Rather than trying to rinse them out, you can just throw them away. These worked (I used them with the BCAA powder) but I think I would probably not use them all the time because it seems sort of wasteful.
This is like taking a shaker cup to the next level. It’s not quite as good as a stick blender or a regular blender because you have to turn the bottom to move the blades, but like if you want to mix a banana into your smoothie while you are on the go, this will totally work. (This is better with fresh or slightly thawed fruit than with frozen fruit.) Once you have blended, you can drink directly from the top. This would also be good for camping or travel.
Here’s what the blades look like.
Reebok US Mesh Front Tank in Violet – Listed Retail Value $22
I didn’t see this exact style in the Reebok shop, but it came with a tag bearing a $22 price, and that is consistent with other tank tops on the Reebok site. (Sometimes the items you receive in BuffBoxx are too new to be available elsewhere online.) I love this color. You will not see me modeling this because it is my usual size (XS) but I am swollen up like a balloon after surgery and I will be wearing very loose-fitting clothing for a while. When things are back to normal with my body, though, this will be great for easing back into a variety of different workouts.
Please note: BuffBoxx formerly promised to send a piece of Reebok apparel with every regular (not lite) box, but subscribers received an email not too long ago that the apparel brand would be switching to Under Armour in the near future. Both are quality brands and I appreciate the communication about the change.
BuffBoxx Pen – Estimated Value $1?
This rolled under something and didn’t make it into my first photo. You’ll always get some promotional piece of merchandise in BuffBoxx and they do a good job of switching it up. This pen is one of the more useful items for me, personally. (Working pens are hard to come by at my house, for some reason.)
Verdict: Most of the value from this month’s BuffBoxx comes from the tank and the portable blender, which together are right around $62 ($44 with sale prices). You get roughly $10-11 in additional value from the other items, so I feel like I can safely say that you are coming in at a higher value than the month-to-month cost of the box. The Driven Nutrition BCAAs were a new find, as were the pretzels (I knew the Kay’s brand from their cereals), and the variety in shaker cups and blender bottles these days never ceases to amaze me. I don’t always get excited about a plain shaker cup, but put some new twist on it and I am once again entertained. This subscription works for people who are interested in a variety of workout types, but it is helpful if you do regularly consume powdered supplements.