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Show Biz In A Box Subscription Review + Coupon – November 2017

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Show Biz in a Box November 2017

Show Biz in a Box is a monthly subscription box that gives “movie & TV fans, actors, performers, drama & film students, or anyone interested in the world of entertainment” a box filled with items to give you the inside scoop on “the biz”.

Show Biz in a Box November 2017

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

This month’s box is being reviewed thanks to an MSA reader request!

Show Biz in a Box November 2017

The Subscription Box: Show Biz in a Box

The Cost: $30.00 plus $6.00 US shipping

LIMITED TIME DEAL: Use code SHOWBIZHOLIDAY to save 50% on all Show Biz in a Box subscriptions.

The Products: “fun gifts, scripts, books, tips, production notices, celebrity contact info and more, you’ll have the satisfaction of feeling like a show business insider”

Ships to: Worldwide

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Show Biz in a Box November 2017

Show Biz in a Box November 2017

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Stick Album – Retail Value $2.00

I don’t really collect stickers so I don’t see myself actually using this item, but if I did, it would be pretty cool. Of course, this doesn’t come with any stickers so you would have to order them separately on your own. Also included this book is a few pages featuring Harry Potter themes.

Show Biz in a Box November 2017

Show Biz in a Box November 2017

“Create” Notebook – Retail Value $9.95? (Price based on similar product)

I’m not entirely sure what this has to do with Harry Potter, but I like notebooks! I like to keep a notebook by my bed to record my dreams, in my purse for various reasons, and also for work. This is a decent size with probably about 100 pages inside.

Show Biz in a Box November 2017

Show Biz in a Box November 2017

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone DVD – Retail Value $14.97 (found here for $9.01)

Even though I do already have this DVD (of course), I don’t have the special edition one so I am cool with keeping this as a backup. This is the first of the series. It’s not my favorite of the 8 movies, but of course, I love it for many reasons anyway!

Show Biz in a Box November 2017

Show Biz in a Box November 2017

Harry Potter Sock 3-Pack – Retail Value $9.95? (Price based on a similar product)

These are super cute ankle socks! What’s better than one pair of socks?! You guessed it, three. I like that these are all themed with places you can visit in London by entering “The Leaky Cauldron”.

Show Biz in a Box November 2017

Medieval Times Notepad – Retail Value $1.00?

Again, this seems like a strange item to be in a Harry Potter box. The story doesn’t even take place during “Medieval times”. Regardless, I supposed this is a useful item to have on hand to jot down a phone number or important piece of information.

This item is not something you can purchase individually, so I guessed on the price.

Show Biz in a Box November 2017

Show Biz in a Box November 2017

Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Bean, 1.2 oz – Retail Value $2.25

I have had these guys before, even though I don’t like jelly beans. If you haven’t, watch out for the vomit flavored ones. Ick! Other than the gross ones, you will also find some yummy ones like cherry and watermelon.

Show Biz in a Box November 2017

Show Biz in a Box November 2017

Show Biz in a Box November 2017

Hogwarts Light Up Keychain – Retail Value $8.95

Well, I already, admittedly, have too many keychains attached to my keys, but I still really like this guy. Especially because it lights up! It looks like a little potions bottle in this pretty blue color.

The Verdict: This is my second Show Biz in a Box, and I have to say that I was rather unimpressed.  According to the description of this box, the contents should be worth about $60; I calculated the value to be around $49.07, which although lower than the promised value, is okay compared to the $36 total box cost ($30 a month + $6 US shipping).

To Wrap Up: 

Can you still get this box if you sign-up today? No, order by the 28th to get that month’s box. If you sign up today, you will receive the December box.

Value Breakdown:  At $36 per box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Fantastic Beasts Sticker Album – $1.47
  • Gold Notebook – $7.30
  • HP and the Sorcerer’s Stone DVD – $10.98
  • Harry Potter Sock 3-Pack – $7.30
  • Medieval Times Notepad – $0.73
  • Bertie Bots Every Flavor Beans – $1.65
  • Hogwarts Keychain – $6.57

What do you think about Show Biz in a Box?

Written by Chelsey Davidson

Chelsey Davidson

Chelsey started her subscription obsession like many other women, Birchbox. That led her to more including Stitch Fix and Graze. Next, she is looking forward to exploring craft, lifestyle, and book boxes, too.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. Oh no they didn’t! This box is Ridiculous as is the contents!

  2. I cringed at that MT notepad. Clearly a “freebie” tossed in to pad the box. This seems like a selection of closeout items to me. I’d be ticked if I paid $36 for it.

  3. I feel like this box is the result of someone who’s never read or watched Harry Potter trying to make a Harry Potter themed box. It’s disappointing and I almost feel embarrassed for them. It’s like reading an essay written by someone who clearly never read the book to begin with, and is not going to get a passing grade. I really don’t get how the reviewer feels “impressed” by the box. I read the whole thing and was so surprised to read that. Given the comments along the way, I was expecting more along the lines of, this is okay but they can definitely do better.

    • I wondered if she meant to say “unimpressed” because I thought it was odd as well.

      • I hope so or I’ll have no faith in her future reviews because her impressive bar is way too low.

      • Yep – sorry that’s just a typo. Updating now!

        • Phew! I feel bad for someone who got that box because this has to be one one of the least impressive boxes I’ve seen on the site in ages!

  4. I could go to my local Target and buy almost all of this stuff for less than $20. I’m not impressed. Nothing about this feels like an “insider” at all.

  5. This particular shipment is not really about Show Biz. It’s about a movie franchise. Disappointing. Very different from the way they handled the last Show Biz box you reviewed, which had a more broad show biz concept. And a freebie from Medieval Times? Really? Feels like the local Medieval Times in their jurisdiction closed down, and they rescued a box of these notepads from the dumpster.

    Just to be nitpicky – the Three Broomsticks pub is not in London.

    [Everyone knows it’s in Orlando.]


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