Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome Review – September 2018


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The Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome is a subscription offered by thatdailydeal.com. They send a variety of random items that should exceed the cost of the subscription and every month one subscriber wins a SUPER box with a really expensive item in it. What will you receive in your mystery box? It’s a complete surprise!

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This is a review of the Standard box, which is $24.99 a month.

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About Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome

The Subscription Box: Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome

The Cost: $24.99 per month for the standard box or $34.98 per month for the deluxe box + free shipping

The Products: The products you receive are a complete mystery! There’s no theme and items are pretty much gender neutral.

Ships to: the US

Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome September 2018 Box Review

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Each month, one subscriber wins a premium item instead of their typical box. This month, a luxury bean bag chair is the prize!

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Royal Sport Limited Drawstring Backpack – Retail Value $13.99 (Found here for $5.00)

I’m used to expecting a new Star Wars something-or-other in each one of these boxes. (Merch from the franchise, ranging from children’s books to wall decals, pops up all the time.) But lately, the recurring character month to month seems to be Royal Sport Limited. Gear from this protein powder/fitness brand has appeared in a couple Monthly Mystery/Mini Monthly Mystery boxes lately. I know I got a tumbler last month via this sub, but more importantly, it looks like Rachel got this same backpack (and the tank we’ll talk about in a moment) in her Mini Monthly Mystery Box last month! In other words, if you subscribe to both boxes, heads up that there might be some repeats!

This backpack is definitely a promo item, but it’s a handy one. There’s no fabric tag, but the front feels like windbreaker fabric, and the back side (meaning the side that’d be up against your actual back) is soft mesh, which seems like it’d feel pretty nice against my sweaty, post-gym bod. There’s a small zippered pocket in the bag, too—it’s a good size for keys, cards, etc. I don’t love the logo (as I don’t really know the brand), but I could see using this in a pinch.

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Royal Sport Limited Tank Top, Size XL

Next up is this tank (which Rachel also got in her Mini Box of Awesome). It’s 60% cotton, 40% polyester, and plenty roomy for me. It seems like the kind of thing I’d throw on over a sports bra post workout (or before I set out to do some yard/house chores), but not something I’d wear around day to day. I do like the racerback cut and the sturdy fabric, but again, I feel a little weird repping a brand I don’t really know well/am not that passionate about.

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Royal Sport Limited T-Shirt, Size Large

Wow, I am fully outfitted with Royal Sport Limited merch now! This 60% cotton, 40% polyester tee has the same fabric content as the tank but feels much softer. It’ll make a nice sleep shirt for me—the unisex large is a little big for me, plus there’s the same issue of whether I want to wear this random brand’s logo around all the time!

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Microfiber Cleaning Tool

The first non-Royal Sport Limited item in the box is this spade-shaped cleaning tool. The green and purple microfiber cover comes off of the plastic base so that you can wash it and reuse it—an eco-friendly feature I really like. The handle also doubles as a spray bottle for a cleaner or plain water! There’s no other info or tags on this tool, so I can’t say for sure what area of the home (or maybe the car?) it’s designed for, but I could see using it to clean mirrors or glass, thanks to its super-soft fabric.

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Stress-Less Coloring Paisley Patterns – Retail Value $14.99 (Found here for $7.47)

While I don’t really love to wear paisley, I have to say that these swirling shapes make one heck of a coloring project! I love the intricacy and the flowy quality of the designs. Not a bad addition to my adult coloring book collection!

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Caribbean Passion Peeling Soap, 8 oz. – Retail Value $29.99 (Found here for $19.99)

The first thing I disliked about this face wash was that it spilled in the box!!! Luckily it was just onto a plastic product that we’ll talk about in a sec, but eek! Second thing is that I couldn’t find much info about this brand (Le Joli Beauty Labs) online, which always makes me feel a little creepy—especially when the product is intended to peel/exfoliate my somewhat sensitive skin! It seems like a lot of the exfoliation is physical, thanks to the walnut shell powder in the mix. And the fact that there are ingredients like jojoba, almond, and coconut oil in the formula is encouraging. The scrubby aspects of it remind me a bit of a less-gritty St. Ives. It’s not terrible on body skin, but it’s a bit rough for anywhere else, in my opinion.

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Handi-Ware Bathroom Toilet Step Stool

Whoa! I’ve been considering buying one of these! Apparently, these little stools (I think the big brand everyone knows is Squatty Potty) help your body get into a more natural, healthier position for uh… doin’ its thing in the bathroom. Apart from having some of that peeling soap spilled in the underside of it (which was easy enough to rinse off), this white plastic stool looks rather nice and clean and ready to rock. It’ll be an unassuming addition to my white bathroom.

The Verdict: It’s probably not that big a deal, but personally, I’m a little meh about getting so many darn Royal Sport Limited items. It might be a little different if it was a more recognizable brand (like a Nike or Adidas product) or even if there were cool sayings emblazoned on the gear instead of just the big logo. But as it is, I feel like I’m going to look like the biggest fan of a brand I don’t know much about nor care that much about. I’m not a big logo gal in general, so wearing a random one so blatantly feels odd to me. It’s also tough that you can’t pick your size—having tees/tanks that actually fit me would make the sitch a little bit better. I do have to say that the household items (and the gym bag, actually) were all pretty useful. Honestly, if you’re not as worried about aesthetics, this month’s box is probably a pretty solid offering.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? There’s no telling which random items you’ll get inside this box, even if you sign up today. Subscribe now to get your own box of surprises!

Value Breakdown: This box costs $24.99 + free shipping, which means that each of the 7 items in the box has an average cost of $3.57.

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Written by Anna Reilly

Anna Reilly

Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she’s swooning for all things kawaii!

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. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

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8 Comments

  1. I know a lot of people like the coloring books that help relieve stress but there is too much to color on each page and tiny items and how do you know what colors to use? It would really stress me out.

  2. This box looks good to me! I just subscribed and hope I get these items! With a new puppy that scrubbing tool looks perfect!

  3. Sorry my imagination is not that rich. How in the world you use this stool? Do you put it on top of your toilet seat?

    • You put it under your feet like a regular stool. Having your feet up is suppose to help you do #2.

  4. This sub definitely seems to be going downhill. I know that it’s totally random and there’s a high probability that you won’t need or want at least a few of the items, but in the past they tended to send useful things or clever things like as seen on TV products where I at least understood the value, even if it was just a novelty. But it seems like more and more crap lately. This month they did send a few useful items like the stool and the scrub brush, so hopefully they head back in their original direction before it’s too late! And let me just say that if I got a bunch of random promotional freebies I would be MAD.

  5. I feel like these subs need to be renamed to Royal Sport Limited: The Bag

  6. Your life is about the change for the better. I can’t live without my squatty potty now! It’s one of those things you don’t realize you badly need until you’ve used it!

  7. I have to say I would be pretty upset if 3 of my items on a sub I paid for were promotional freebies for a random brand. Even when they were going through their Star Wars phase, at least those items were ones that at one time had to be bought and you could re-gift. The Royal Sport stuff seems more like sizzle than an item. lol

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