CampusCube for Girls “Bloom” Care Package Review + Coupon
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.
This particular subscription has two options: either the spring semester (3 boxes that ship in March, April, and May) for a one time fee of $119.85. 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 ‘Bloom’ College Care Package, which is $39.95 + shipping.
The Subscription Box: CampusCube
The Cost: $39.95 plus $4.95 shipping
The Products: Snacks, gadgets, and personal care items for your college student
Ships to: U.S. only
CampusCube for Girls ‘Bloom’ Care Package May 2018 Review
When you order the CampusCube College Care Package, you can include an encouraging message to your beloved College student.
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 this month’s box brought us!
Angie’s Boom Chicka Pop Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn, 1 oz. – Buy a 14 oz. bag for $4.59
I am very familiar with this brand, but it is always a welcome treat to find in a box! The kettle corn is always that perfect blend of sweet and salty, making it an excellent snack. The kettle popped corn is extra sticky and oh so sweet. My husband loves this popcorn so he claimed the bag as his own and shared some with our son.
Sheila G’s Brownie Brittle Chocolate Chip, 2.75 oz. – Retail Value $1.99
I feel as though I receive so many of this brand, but I am beginning to think that brownie brittle isn’t for me. I love the extra chocolate goodness that this flavor has to offer. The brittle, as it is supposed to be, is so hard and crunchy. I think this would be a great snack to enjoy with a warm cup of coffee, a great combination for a late night study session.
Harvest Snaps Wasabi Ranch, 3.3 oz. – Retail Value $1.99
These little crisps are my favorite snack! They are flavored green pea crisps so they have a yummy vegetable flavor to them. Plus, they pack a big crunch! The wasabi provided this amazing spice while the ranch had this lovely cooling flavor. I could eat this whole bag within minutes.
Luna Bar Lemon Zest – Buy a box of 15 bars for $12.49
Luna bars are the perfect morning or afternoon snack. You can toss this into your backpack to eat on the go from class to class, or to enjoy at the library while studying. I ate this when my sugar cravings were calling the afternoon and it was the perfect mixture of a sweet, energy boosting, and filling snack that I needed.
Days of the Week Scented Nail Polish Set – Retail Value $9.49
In college, I lived in a house with five other girls, so we always kept a supply of nail polish in our dining room. You could often find one of us taking a break from school or work at the table or on the floor painting our nails. It was always a fun break and a great way to pamper yourself. I didn’t get a strong scent from any of these polishes, but I do love the colors so much! You can see the Sassy color on my nail. The color didn’t go on that well so you would have to do at least two coats, but they are the perfect travel size to send to your college student.
Olly Superfood Protein Smoothie x2, 1.4 oz. – Buy a 22.5 oz container for $27.99
These protein smoothie packs are made to be an easy way to make a healthy drink. All you have to do is mix the powder with a liquid like milk, water, coconut milk, almond milk, etc. No need to use a blender or even add ice if you don’t want to. However, I received these in the CampusCube Guy’s box and did not enjoy these making it the way the back instructed. I decided to add this powder to a blender with some ice, and while it was better, this still wasn’t my favorite protein smoothie. The texture was still very grainy and the flavors were extremely tart.
Buzzy Sunflower Grow Kit – Retail Value $8.99
This little sunflower kit goes with this month’s theme of ‘bloom’ very nicely! I do not have a green thumb, but the instructions seem easy enough. I am going to see if I can grow anything from this little kit this summer. I don’t know if I would have used this when I was in college, but I know one of my roommates would have loved something like this. So I could see the right person really loving being able to plant something small for their dorm.
Creative Snacks Co. Coffee Shop, 3 oz.
This was my ultimate snack mix! It is filled with almonds, cashews, chocolate chunks, chocolate covered espresso beans, and dark chocolate shavings. So much chocolate in one bag! I loved the crunch that the peanuts provided and all of the sweet chocolate goodness. This is the type of snack that you could have found me enjoying walking to class because it fills you up while giving you so much energy.
Spongelle Bulgarian Rose Body Wash Infused Buffer – Buy a duo box for $28
I have never tried a soap buffer before but this felt so luxurious I can’t believe I’ve never purchased one before! The buffer arrived hard, but it softens once you run it under warm water in the shower. The body wash had a strong perfume smell, but it was also floral and somewhat refreshing. I don’t normally use a strong fragrance with my body wash, but this felt like such a special treat that I could see myself using this when I need to really relax. I used this after a particularly long day playing outside in the hot sun, and it felt like it gave me a wonderful clean that was also exfoliating.
Verdict: This month’s CampusCube was fun, but it felt a bit snack heavy. The theme of this box was ‘bloom’ but I didn’t see the theme in the overall curation of the products, really the only item that matched, in my opinion, was the sunflower kit. While the snacks were good, they weren’t anything that I couldn’t find at my local student center. I would love to see a few larger items that aren’t snack focused, and a bit more variety in the snacks from month to month. Overall, the value isn’t too bad, but I think they could improve with more unique product focused items.
To Wrap Up:
Coupon – For a limited time, save $5 off any order with code MSA5
Value Breakdown: The cost of this box comes to $44.90, including shipping fees. I received a total of 9 items in this box which averages out to $4.99 per item.
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