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POPSUGAR Must Have Box – Better Than Black Friday 2017 Deal!

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POPSUGAR Must Have is offering MSA readers an exclusive Better Than Black Friday deal!

UPDATE 10:15 PM Eastern: We’ve just learned that the free gift is now sold out! These coupon codes are still good for 30% off upgrades and December box purchases only!


Now through 11/22, existing subscribers can use coupon code MSABTBF to save 30% on a 3-month POPSUGAR Must Have Box upgrade, plus a free gift!

(Go to your Subscriptions page in your POPSUGAR Must Have account to purchase; existing customers can only upgrade once per month. Full details at bottom of post.)

Also, if you want to use this deal as a new subscriber, you can sign up for a monthly subscription (use coupon code MUSTHAVE5 to save $5), then take advantage of this deal to add another 3 months to your account!

Or, use code MSABTBF to save 30% on any one-time purchase of the December Must Have Box, plus a free gift! Use this link to buy this box!

FYI – this is the best deal POPSUGAR will have through Black Friday, and it’s limited to just 700 redemptions, so don’t wait!

POPSUGAR Must Have Box Better Than Black Friday GWP Deal

UPDATE: This free gift is no longer available!

The free “Final Touches” gift includes these three items, perfect for upcoming holiday parties:

Oribe Spray

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray (Travel Size) – Value $22

Star Toothpicks

Meri Meri Star Party Picks – Value $8

Star Washi Tape

Star Washi Tape


Check out all of my POPSUGAR Must Have reviews and POPSUGAR Must Have spoilers to see what you can expect from this subscription! 


Full Details: Use promotion code MSABTBF at checkout for 30% off a 3-Month Must Have Box Upgrade or 30% off the December Must Have Box, plus a free gift pack (Oribe Dry Texturing Spray, Star Toothpicks, and Star Washi Tape) to be included in your December Must Have box. Promotion code listed above (“Codes”) are valid from Monday, November 20, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. PST until Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. PST or while supplies last. Only one Code may be used per transaction. Customers may only upgrade each subscription in their account once per month. Codes may not be used with any other promotional codes, discounts, coupons, or offers. Codes are non-transferable nor redeemable for cash or credit. Codes are not valid for purchase of Limited Edition, Must Have x Neiman Marcus, or Gift Collection boxes, nor for any previously purchased boxes. Other exclusions may apply. Void where prohibited. This promotion may be terminated or modified by POPSUGAR at any time in its sole discretion. Any subscription that is not a gift will automatically renew for additional one-month subscription terms and your account will be billed $39.95 plus tax each month unless you cancel your subscription prior to the 23rd day of the month. You may cancel your subscription or make updates to your account at any time by visiting your Account Page. Must Have Terms apply. Terms and pricing are subject to change. If you have questions, please email at [email protected]

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  1. Honestly, guys, I didn’t think the deal would be as good as last year’s. My guess is they got a little burned by offering unlimited upgrades and were selling these super reduced boxes for more than a year based off that one great code. There’s a point where they have to make money from this business. 😉 This current coupon brings the cost of the box to 25.63 + tax. Still a very good deal, just not as great as 15 boxes in a row for under $20 a pop! 😀 Hmmm, what to do, what to do?

    • The amount is fine by me – I didn’t expect it to be as sweet as last year’s! For me personally, it’s the time frame. I would buy a year at this price, but I would rather have a year at 30% off. I doubt they will offer an existing customer promo at the end of February.

    • Well said! I suspected last year’s deal was too good to be true– looks like it was. I am disappointed not to be able to lock in an annual sub at a discount, but I am still very grateful for all the hard work Liz and the MSA team did on our behalf to prepare for today.

      • Addendum: AndyD and the Popsugar customer service team, if you’re reading this, bring back extended deals! Even if they’re at a higher price than last year. Take our money. Everyone will win, lol.

        • Just saying… FFF gets far more of my money on add ons than the actual box (and I’m sure the profit margins are higher). Now that popsugar is getting into add ons, can they really afford to lose so many subscribers?

  2. Thank you for all of your hard work today, Liz.

    • Agreed! Thank you for all your hard work, Liz.

  3. Bummer. It seems like all the boxes I subscribe to are only offering deals for new subscribers, but PSMH – a box I DON’T subscribe to – is ONLY offering a deal for current subscribers!

    Guess they’re not concerned with new subscribers.

    • You can purchase the december box as a one time purchase for 30%!

      • I think I messed up. I didn’t select the gift option so I might have started a reoccuring subscription. I emailed them.

    • The black Friday deal may include new subscribers

    • Good lord…re-read the post.

      • I signed up again for a month and the 5$ code Liz mentioned didn’t work, and then once I paid, it wouldn’t let me upgrade for 3 more months. I wrote to customer service.

  4. Either way thank you Liz and family for putting all this together. I’m grateful. I do still have my fingers crossed for Popsugar for new subscribers with no free gifts……I am holding off and all deals.

    • Ditto Beth! Happy Holidays 🙂

      Thanks Liz for giving everyone a chance on some good deals. I was most looking forward to Popsugar but I did get 2 other subs and looking forward to tomorrow.

      • Hey there Kerr Bear. I am with ya… I have been waiting for this deal since May 2017 ….waiting waiting for the best deals EVER…I feel like most of the top subscriptions were giving free gifts as a incentive. Not all but some… 30 is ok. Booo

  5. Thank you for organizing this for us, Liz! Yes, the discount isn’t as good as last year’s, but I will definitely be using that dry shampoo and washi tape. The necklace in December’s box is too cute to pass up. Happy Holidays!!

  6. I just signed up for the December box. I wonder if they will let me upgrade that one time purchase on black Friday or cyber Monday…

    Last year was so much better. Disappointed.

  7. If you are a new subscriber, like me, I signed up for the monthly plan, paid full price for December then was able to use the deal to upgrade for an additional 3 months with the code. Unfortunately I didn’t figure out that the Dec box deal didn’t sign you up on the monthly plan so I got that one first. Now I’ll have two Dec boxes. I hope they are either good for me or good for gifts…

    • You can probably email to cancel the one time box purchase! I accidentally did the same thing, emailed them, and they canceled my first purchase within minutes. Cheers!

  8. I grabbed it. PS is the one box I just can’t quit. Last year’s deal was incredible; not sure it’s realistic to expect that every year.

  9. This is kind of a relief for me. I couldn’t resist the amazing deal on PS last BTBF and signed up for a year. Last week I looked back at all I received from this sub over the course of the year and I kept less than 50% of it. And a lot of what I kept was snacks and other low value items. Sorry for those who were keen for a great deal, though.

    • Thank you for info, Emily. I feel better now.

      • I’m the opposite – I’ve loved every single box this past year.

  10. I’m sooooo bummed. Thank you Liz, for all of your hard work today!

    While I did buy a ton today, I was really looking forward to this and this deal is so disappointing after lastmyears’ Awesomeness.

  11. Ditto! Thank you for Liz & MSA team for organizing a great day of deals! I grabbed BOS this morning and might grab Beauty Dix & Globe In tonight too!

  12. I must say I am very disappointed in this years deals. Last year was amazing and this year is no where close. I am hoping tomorrow will have some great mystery boxes!

  13. The gift code is not working for me!

  14. I’m confused new subscribers can only start out by signing up for a month ? I haven’t subscribed in awhile but there isn’t an option to subscribe for an initial 3 or 6 months anymore ?

    • Yes, right now there is only a monthly subscription option for new subscribers, then you can upgrade your account to this deal after you’ve subscribed. Hope that helps!

      • I can’t get MUSTHAVE5 to work for some reason…?

    • That’s what I was looking for and only saw the one month as well. I was hoping for a 3 month with the discount.

  15. Yay I didn’t buy anything today except for my man. Lots of free stuff but not so much off the subscription boxes except for the deal with 30 off a 100.

  16. I was waiting for this. So is it correct that Black Friday won’t have a better deal than this one so the best we get is 3 months at 30% off? Was hoping to lock in an annual low rate like ppl got last year before I discovered this box.

    • Yes that is correct. POPSUGAR’s Black Friday deal is the 30% off 3-months without the free gift. Hope that helps!

      • will that start with december box? i’m not a sub so if I do the dec only can I then upgrade to 3 months starting in Jan?

  17. Done with PS until a good coupon comes up. I can’t even find where I can sub to the 3 month for 30% off, only monthly.

  18. Is there a way to get a three-month sub if you are not a current subscriber and upgrading? I know that the deal for new subscribers is the December PSMH box, but I was checking and I couldn’t even find that option at all, so I wonder if you can only get the monthly box as a new subscriber now.

    • If you want to use this deal as a new subscriber, you can sign up for a monthly subscription (use coupon code MUSTHAVE5 to save $5), then take advantage of this deal to add another 3 months to your account!

  19. For some reason it’s saying code isn’t valid. Any suggestions?

  20. Sooooo I’ve been waiting all day on the deal for this sub and it was a waste since I’m not a subscriber? I mean I appreciate them having a deal for those that have this sub, but what about us new customers?

    • If you want to use this deal as a new subscriber, you can sign up for a monthly subscription (use coupon code MUSTHAVE5 to save $5), then take advantage of this deal to add another 3 months to your account!

      • Unfortunately, $120 on a new sub isn’t in my budget right now. Oh well. It isn’t meant to be.

  21. This is kind of bizarre. The fine print says we can only upgrade once per month. So if there is a better deal for black Friday, we can’t use it to upgrade. I was coming into this hoping to buy another year, but now I’m not biting. I’m hoping for another year deal like last year. Although I’m worried that if PS isn’t doing as well, the deal may not be so good this year…..

    • But if they aren’t doing so well, their products might be lower quality or just overall worse, so maybe it’s good not to renew if that’s why their offer sucks? I’m wondering if they didn’t anticipate those of us that stacked 2 of the 6 month offers.

      • I am fairly confident they are doing well. I am sure they just want to cut down on the massive amount of discounts they did last year.

        • Haha yeah giving 50% off an unlimited amount of time as long as you’re willing to pay up front hurts. (Agree that I think they’re doing well, buuuuut that kind of discount isn’t great for sustainable business either lol)

    • I have another account so if there is something good for Friday or Monday, I will just get it on that account. I don’t mind double boxes for three months if I can snag 1 year like I did last year!

    • Black Friday’s deal will be this exact same deal without the free gift. Cyber Monday won’t be a subscription deal. Hope that helps!

      • Thank you so much for clarifying, Liz! I really appreciate you responding! And thanks for all your hard work today!! 🙂

      • Agreed, Thank you!!!

      • That does help! Thanks, Liz. I grabbed it.

  22. Hmmm. Best deal thru Black Friday and can only upgrade once per month. I think I’ll take my chances and wait for Cyber Monday.

    • Black Friday’s deal will be this exact same deal without the free gift. Cyber Monday won’t be a subscription deal. Hope that helps!

  23. So…what is the potential there would be a better deal on Cyber Monday? Is this the best deal they will have throughout this “sale” season or just until Friday? Interesting…

    • Great question…

      Wouldn’t that be pretty cruel to do to MSA readers! But the way things have been going with Glossybox and Boxycharm lately nothing would surprise anymore.

    • Black Friday’s deal will be this exact same deal without the free gift. Cyber Monday won’t be a subscription deal. Hope that helps!

  24. Man, really hoped they would have a deal for new subscribers. Guess I’ll be stuck with their mystery boxes. Bummer. I ran to my computer every half hour and still managed to purchase nothing today. Oh, well. I guess Target will get more of my money this weekend….

    Hope everyone else got the subs they wanted/stuff they wanted! Today was…interesting(my first MSA BTBF).

  25. Promo code for new subscribers does not work

    • Yeah, looks like I can only get the December box as a new subscriber. Whomp…

    • If you want to use this deal as a new subscriber, you can sign up for a monthly subscription (use coupon code MUSTHAVE5 to save $5), then take advantage of this deal to add another 3 months to your account! Hope that helps! 🙂

  26. Totally bummed. Last years deal was so great.

  27. Well that was hardly worth waiting for.

  28. I’ve been waiting for this all day- such a let down!! 😩

    • Me, too! 😑

  29. Liz, do you know if popsugar plans to offer a deal on longer subscriptions on Black Friday? I would love to take advantage of an annual subscription (even if the percentage off isn’t as good) but I won’t be able to if I do this 3 month deal.

    Thanks again for arranging all of these.

    • Yeah, I’d hoped to sign up for a year subscription today. With no new subscriber deal, I’m not signing up at all. Boooo…..

    • Black Friday’s deal will be this exact same deal without the free gift. Cyber Monday won’t be a subscription deal. Hope that helps you make your decision!

  30. I am a new subscriber and was able to get the December box and choose the necklace color. I am glad because last night only PS was making me select the November box.

  31. Wow – This is majorly disappointing! I’ve been waiting a couple months to re-sub, hoping there would be a similar deal to last year… Hopefully they come out with something I’ll like better on Black Friday… Dry shampoo & toothpicks don’t do it for me.

    • They’ll have the same deal on Black Friday, but without the free gift.

      • Thanks, Liz! So only if you are an existing customer is there a chance to participate in any of their black friday deals this year?

      • What about Cyber Monday? You would not piss off you customer base if there would be a better deal in Cyber Monday or December. Or would you? I hope not today’s deals sucked.

        • This is the best deal you will get on POPSUGAR’s subscriptions including Cyber Monday. POPSUGAR’s Black Friday deal is the exact same deal without the free bonus gift. POPSUGAR’s Cyber Monday deal is not on subscriptions. Hope that helps clarify! We made sure all “Better Than Black Friday” deals are in fact Better! 🙂

      • Thank you, Liz! Do you know if they’re doing an offer of any percentage for 6 or 12 month subs Friday or Monday?

        • Disregard, as you’ve unfortunately had to answer the same question like 20 times. Sorry and thanks!

  32. Not excited at all 😢

  33. Yay! Bonus gift is icing on the cake! Thanks Liz and MSA for working hard to bring us great DEALS!

  34. Ouch, that’s a big let down.. *pass*

  35. Liz can you be honest with us current subscribers because it seems that this “one upgrade a month” will screw current subscribers if a 6 month code is issued in November.
    This does not seem right.

    • I’m assuming the 1 upgrade limit is to protect themselves from subscribers (like myself) who upgraded 3x in one day last year and therefore got 15 straight months of boxes for just under $20 each. They probably got a little burned with being too generous.

      Even tho $25 + tax a box is still a good deal, I think I’ll rein myself in and let my sub lapse in February. I love the IDEA of PSMH more than the reality. My house is crammed with PS items I will never get rid of (I don’t swap), even though I give lots of items away to friends/family. So, I’m kinda grateful this deal was just good and not fabulous. It’ll force me to break my addiction. 😉

  36. Does this work if you are not an existing subscriber?

    • No, I tried & it still showed regular price.

    • You can sign up for the monthly subscription (use coupon code MUSTHAVE5 to save $5), then use this deal to add another 3 months to your account. Hope that helps!

  37. Yay! Great deal on the December box!!

  38. Thank you Liz for and absolutely fabulous day of sales. I had so much fun. I know you worked so hard to get theses deals and to answer all the comments throughout the day. Thank you!!!!

  39. I might have considered this, but upgrading now guarantees that I can’t upgrade on Black Friday. I know it says this is the best deal, but if Black Friday is a deal over 6 or 12 months that saves me more over the course of the sub, then this isn’t really better. I definitely wouldn’t pay full price for this sub, so the question now is, will I keep it past November? I was ready to renew for another year, but…

    • 100% agree!!

    • I wish I had seen this part Only one Code may be used per transaction. Customers may only upgrade each subscription in their account once per month.

    • My thoughts exactly!

  40. No thank you

  41. Only for current subscribers? Nothing for new subscribers? I’ve been waiting all day for this 🙁

    • Me too, Kerri! This was a huge disacapointment.

    • I was able to buy one as a new subscriber.

  42. Hi Liz is the Free Gift the same for upgrades? Thanks!

  43. Dud 😣

  44. Last year when I bit on this 3-mo thing, there was a better deal for a year sub on BF. 🤔

  45. Major upset

  46. Wow majorly disappointed. Is there no offer for new subs? What the heck… this offer is a total let down.

    • They might be saving that for Black Friday. There is almost always a deal for new folks, though.

  47. Is 30% off the best deal on Popsugar has offered on subscriptions?

    • Last black friday they offered $100 off a 6month sub and then you could go in and upgade again with the $100 off 6mo

    • Last year it was 50% for 3 months, and then on Black Friday you could extend 6 or 9 months for 50% off as well. I paid $63/for 3 last year on BTBF ☹️ Now it’s closer to $90

  48. Yep. I’m not buying anything today. So weird. I thought I’d be broke by the end of the day. 🙂

    • I know!! I thought I’d go for at least 3 deals, and went for none

  49. Just cancelled my sub… Not worth it after what I’ve been “paying” thanks to the deal last year 😛

    • Right!!

  50. Thud!

    • Yup. Big thud.

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