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CampusCube for Girls Holiday Care Package Review + Coupon – November 2017

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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.

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This particular subscription has two options: either the fall semester (3 boxes that ship in September, October, and November) for a one time fee of $119.85, or a full school year (6 boxes that ship in the Fall of 2017, in Sept., Oct., and Nov. and in the Spring of 2018 in Feb., Mar., and Apr.) for a one time fee of $239.70. Plus, CampusCube recently re-added the ability to purchase a single Cube. Prices range from $39.95 to $44.95, plus $3.95 shipping (and expedited shipping is also available). You can also add on single “exam survival” cubes to either subscription. 

A preview of what’s inside these boxes can be found here.

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 Girl’s Holiday College Care Package, which is $39.95.

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The Subscription Box: CampusCube

The Cost: Get the Fall 2017 semester for $119.85 (3 boxes) or the full 2017/2018 school year for $239.70 (6 boxes), or you can purchase a single cube from the price ranges of $39.95 to $44.95, plus $3.95 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

Check out all of our CampusCube reviews and the Women’s Subscription Box Directory!

Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!

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When you order the CampusCube College Care Package, you can include an encouraging message to your beloved College student. November is a great time to send a care package as kids are getting ready for exams and pushing towards winter break!

While it has been a few years since I was in college, I remember those days vividly and depended on care packages from my parents as I went to school five hours away from home. Let’s see what the November box brought us!

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Tru Fit Fashion Socks – Retail Value $22.99

I lived off campus after my Sophomore year in college in a house that got freezing cold in the winter! These socks would have been perfect for those extra cold mornings walking around the house, or even to wear with my boots while I walked around campus in the winter. These socks have a sherpa lining and a grip bottom that make walking around on hardwood floors a breeze. I have also found that grips on socks keep them in place when wearing boots all day. Even though I am not in college I still need warm socks and I love this pattern that is perfect for winter!

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NPW: 50/50 Colored Pencils – Retail Value $9.95

Ah, the colored pencils case of my dreams! This hard case holds your pencils neatly in place and is great for traveling with. They are also a 50/50 pencil which means you get two different colors in one! If you scroll down to our next item, you will see why this pencil case makes the perfect set in this month’s box!

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Color Me Notecards, 3 cards – (Buy a similar set of 12 for $4.97)

Adult coloring is the cool thing to do now and can really help some people to relax. I myself colored a lot when I was pregnant because it kept me focused on something creative and allowed my mind to wander a bit. This set of three cards are meant to be colored and given as gifts or sent as a card to friends or family, they even give you bright envelopes. While you might think college students wouldn’t have a ton of time for something like this, I could totally see myself loving this back then as a quick “mind break” while I was preparing for exams.

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Here is a look at each of the cards and the bold envelopes! The graphics are so bold, perfect for getting lost in coloring with. I can’t wait to use these beautiful prints!

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Starbucks Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix, 1 oz. – (Buy a 7 oz. tin for $5.00)

That beautiful bold Starbucks red! I love that CampusCube sends a warm drink mix each month because it really is such a comforting gift to send someone that is away from home. This peppermint hot cocoa mix will help get anyone into the holiday spirit or to just keep you warm on a cold day. I remember craving Starbucks when I was in school and it was always a special treat if I was able to get one or have one when I was back home on break. I could totally see this being such a great surprise!

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NPW Tissues Mouchoirs, 10 x 3 ply – (Buy a similar pack of 10 for $3.06)

Tissues are a must this time of year. When you are walking from class to class or studying in the library you don’t always think to carry tissues with you. This is a nice must have that I think a lot of people forget to purchase. For me, I have a toddler now that is in constant need of tissues so these went right into my diaper bag.

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Emergen-C, 2 32 oz. packets – (Buy a pack of 10 for $4.49)

I don’t know about any of you, but I was constantly getting sick in college especially when I lived in the dorms. My parents were always telling me to drink Emergen-C to stay ahead of getting colds but I never listened. Sending some packets in a care package is a great reminder that you need to stay healthy. I was feeling a cold coming on this morning and quickly drank the immune system support. Colds go away!

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Bark Thins: Dark Chocolate Almond with Sea Salt, 2 oz. – (Buy a 4.7 oz. bag for $4.59)

Dark chocolate bark thins are good at any age. I ate this bag all on my own it was that good! The dark chocolate has that wonderful bitter sweetness that mixes so nicely with the sea salt. The almonds provide that extra crunch that makes this bark so delicious! This is a great treat for any chocolate lover that needs a quick and easy pick me up on the go.

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Boom Chicka Pop: Hot Cocoa Marshmallow Kettle Corn, 4.5 oz. – Value $7.26

There is so much sweetness packed into one bag of kettle corn! I love all things sugar, but I can admit that this blend was even a bit too sweet for me. The kettle corn is cooked perfectly with that light crunch, and you can see that there are swirls of hot cocoa on every kernel. If you look closely, you can see that deliciously sweet marshmallow fluff. Don’t get me wrong, this was an incredible treat, but a bag that I was happy to share with my husband!

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FancyPants Baking Co. Crunch Cookies: Chocolate Chip, 5 oz. – (Buy a 16 oz. bag for $10.23)

Chocolate chip cookies remind me of home so these Crunch Cookies would have been the perfect item to receive in a care package when I was in school. The great thing is that these are nut-free, 100 calories per serving, and are made with organic butter and eggs. Even though the cookies are thin and crunchy, you really get that rich creaminess from the butter in each bite. This is another sweet treat that is great to send to anyone in college, plus they can share with their friends!

Verdict: This is my second time receiving CampusCube and I am still in love with the overall concept! I think any parent would love the ease that CampusCube provides in sending products that many college students would need. Receiving mail when I was in school was such a fun surprise, but to know that there was a guaranteed box coming my way throughout the year, well that would have been so much fun! I also love that many of the snack items come in bigger sizes which is great for sharing with friends. Even though I am not in college and have a toddler, I still have found a need for all of the items in this box. I mean, who doesn’t love receiving yummy snacks and fuzzy socks?! 

To Wrap Up:

Can I still get this box if I sign up today? Yes, this box is still available!

Coupon – For a limited time, save $5 off any order with code MSA5

Value Breakdown: The cost of this box comes to $39.95. I received a total of 10 items in this box which averages out to $3.99 per item. I think the overall value seems a bit high this month, compared to the 15 items in the October box, but the quality of each item is still on par which makes me still think the value is worth it! I think this is a wonderful gift that any college student would appreciate. 

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Written by Taryn Lowman

Taryn Lowman

Taryn’s passion for subscription boxes started when she was gifted a monthly Birchbox. She is excited to discover more Mom and baby boxes to share with her family!

Posted in CampusCube Reviews, College Care Packages, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for College Students, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: campuscube | 3 comments

Comments (3)

  1. I like this box but the price is high. You could put together your own homemade care package with similar items for cheaper.

    • Thanks for your post!

    • I feel the same way. I’m a University student and I’d love something catered specifically for students too but the price makes it not worth it! These are things I could buy in the student store using my student dining account.

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