Bulu Box Subscription Review + Coupon – November 2017
Bulu Box is a monthly fitness and weight loss subscription. The original Bulu Box is focused more on fitness and general health supplements, and they also offer a Weight Loss box that focuses more on diet products.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Original Bulu, $10 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Bulu Box
The Cost: $10 on a month-to-month plan; save with longer subscriptions
COUPON: Use our coupon code MYSUB599 to get your subscription at $5.99 per month, for the lifetime of the subscription!
The Products: 4-6 health and fitness items such as vitamin samples, fitness gear, and healthy snacks.
Ships to: U.S. (free)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Bulu Box has changed their information cards again, as well as the boxes.
There are also usually some coupons and/or product literature with this subscription. They don’t always relate to the items in the box.
There was also a card advertising an item that is supposed to give you fuller lips in seconds. This works by a suction mechanism. I am writing about this separately to advise you not to actually try this. Here is an article (that interviewed some doctors) talking about the dangers of doing this with a shot glass – you could have pain, swelling, and bruising, even scarring and disfigurement with repeated use. (Some of the stuff in the article won’t apply since this device is flexible and a shot glass isn’t.)
SOS Hydration Drink Mix (coconut, 1 serving) – Buy 20 Packs for $17.50
This product is vegan and has less sugar but more electrolytes than coconut water. The manufacturer claims it is as effective as an IV drip for mild to moderate dehydration. For the record, it is much more pleasant than an IV drip (I just spent a few days in the hospital after surgery so I would know). But, most people are not walking around in a constant state of dehydration (you don’t actually need to drink 8 glasses of water a day, either). Anyway, if you are going to be doing a lot of sweating at work or during outside activities, this may be a good solution. I think it tastes a little better than coconut water, too. (It says to mix with 8 fl oz of water but you can just dump it in a larger water bottle if you want.)
Bakery on Main Maple Multigrain Muffin Oatmeal (1.75 oz) – Buy 6 Packets for $5.99
I’ve received this before in several food subscription boxes. I like it. I eat oatmeal on weekends so I have some food to go with my medication (makes me woozy otherwise) and I am much more appreciative of maple flavoring now than I was 10 years ago. This has a combination of gluten-free oats and ancient grains in addition to some seeds with healthful fats.
Glamour Nutrition Hair, Skin, and Nails (2 count) – Buy 60 Capsules for $34.99
I could really use something like this as my hair thinned from losing weight last year and I’m afraid it will thin some more as I recover from surgery. Alas, this has gelatin in the capsules and contains collagen, so I can’t try it. (Gelatin is denatured collagen and both are only possible to source from animals, usually connective tissue like cartilage but sometimes skin.) Anyway, if you are not vegetarian, and are interested in improving your hair and nails, this has both biotin and collagen, which I have seen in a lot of similar treatments. I believe there is some decent evidence in terms of consuming collagen for hair and nail growth, too.
Natralia Happy Little Bodies Eczema Body Wash and Shampoo (6 fl oz) – Retail Value $12.99
It’s nice to get a full-size item in Bulu Box, though this is of limited use since I don’t have any children and I don’t have eczema. (This is the third month in a row we have received a product from this company.) This is pretty gentle; I used it in the area of my surgical incision (the skin has been closed up for a week or two now; don’t use it on an open wound!) and it was non-irritating. This is a good reminder that sometimes you will get items that really don’t fit your profile at all with this subscription (I received male enhancement pills once). Some of this had leaked out into the box, so it was kind of messy to open, and that’s why you see a piece of tissue paper stuck to the bottle, too.
Davidson’s Herbal Christmas Tea (3 bags) – Buy 8 Bags for $2.95
This smells wonderful and it tastes great, too. It has cinnamon, peppermint, orange peel, cloves, nutmeg, and some natural flavors, so it is perfect for this time of year. I’m a fan of Davidson’s teas as they are high quality and inexpensive. I buy their Dragonwell and Irish Breakfast loose teas by the pound from Amazon.
Verdict: There were five items in this month’s Bulu Box. How much value to assign to each depends on how much you paid for the box. If you paid full price, they average out to $2 apiece. I got in on a $5 for life deal, so the average cost per item is $1 for me. Some of the items (vitamins, body wash) are less useful to me, personally, but I’ve never had this flavor of the SOS drink before and I do love the tea and oatmeal. This isn’t my best month with Bulu Box, but it was OK.
I’d strongly recommend using our MYSUB599 coupon code when you subscribe and choosing either the regular or the weight loss box, but not both since there is a lot of product repetition between the two.Please also note that instead of getting points you can redeem for merchandise if you review your samples, now you get sweepstakes entries, which isn’t as good of a deal (unless you are the winner…).
What did you think of the November Bulu Box?