NSFW Smartass and Sass Subscription Review + Coupon – August 2018


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Smartass and Sass is a monthly subscription box designed for gals with a sense of humor.

(NSFW FYI – not all the contents of the box may be suitable for viewing at work. Just a heads up!)

Each month, you’ll receive 4-8 awesomely irreverent items handmade by artists and small businesses. The women behind Smartass & Sass might not take themselves too seriously, but they are serious about supporting the creatives behind the items in their box and paying a fair price for their quality goods. Smartass & Sass also offers a $15.95 Shirt-only Box and $49.95 Big Box.

This is a review of the $34.95 a month box.

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Smartass & Sass August 2018 review

About Smartass & Sass

The Subscription Box: Smartass and Sass

The Cost: $34.95 per month + shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.

COUPON: Use code MSA10 to save 10% off your first box!

The Products: 4-8 irreverently fun handmade finds (including decor, stationery, accessories, and more) from artists and small businesses

Ships to: $6.95 to the US, varies worldwide.

Smartass & Sass August 2018 “Binge Betch” Review

Smartass & Sass comes with a booklet that has all the info you’ll ever need about them, and the items in the box. Each month has an overall theme and this time it’s “Binge Betch.” The S&S team polled their Facebook followers, and the most popular TV shows were chosen to inspire the products included.

Douchebag Jar – Listed Value $6

New Girl is a show I have never seen before, but apparently, the D-bag jar is used akin to a “swear” jar, only instead of putting money in when you curse it’s when you act like a not great person. I don’t make a habit of acting like a D-bag, but I do have a bunch of change that is currently hanging out in an old Play! by Sephora bag. I figured I might as well put this to use, so I now have a new change jar!

Daisy Store Gifts The One With All The Cards Game -

Daisy Store Gifts The One With All The Cards Game – Retail Value $29.99

I am a big Cards Against Humanity fan, and this Friends-inspired expansion deck definitely has the cheeky and potentially vulgar humor that the regular CAH deck has. This is not an affiliated CAH expansion deck. The deck comes with 279 cards, 99 black and 180 white. To those who haven’t played Cards Against Humanity before, the black cards are “category” cards and the white cards you use to fill in the blank. One person in each round judges the white cards and how they go with the black card, and the winner gets a point. Just to give you an idea of the raunchy humor you can expect, I randomly picked one black card and three white cards:

As you can see, this is probably not a game you want to play with your grandmother or young child. I can personally attest that the game is funnier if there are adult beverages involved.

Brittany Arita Designs Treat Yo Self Print + Clipboard

Brittany Arita Designs Treat Yo Self Print + Clipboard – Listed Value $10

This print inspired by Parks and Recreation, which is a big MSA favorite (who else is excited for Galentines Day 2019?)! I think presenting the print on this baby clipboard really improves the presentation aspect compared to how regular prints in subscription boxes are usually just in a cello sleeve. I think this would be really cute displayed on a kitchen counter next to a cookie jar—where treating yo self is of paramount importance!

Challenge Accepted Car Coasters – Listed Value $8

I had no idea car coasters were a thing, and I guess they are for soaking up condensation from cold drinks? I am not sure. I will be throwing these into my trucks cupholders, but I am not too sure if this will make a difference in a problem I wasn’t aware I had. If you use car coasters, I would love to know your general thoughts below. I haven’t seen The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, but I believe that is the theme behind these coasters.

Ma Designs Golden Girls Card

Ma Designs Golden Girls Card – Retail Value $4

I’ve never actually seen an episode of The Golden Girls, but I think everyone can appreciate the wisdom that is keeping calm and eating cheesecake. This card is blank on the inside except for an emoji-esque slice of cheesecake, and I plan on using it to write a letter to one of my aunts.

Get It Poppin Hot Pad – Listed Value $10

I personally am not a big fan of The Office, but my mom and sister absolutely love it. What I am a big fan of is cooking, so I am happy to add this pot holder to my collection! So far this has done a good job of insulating the heat and keeping me from being burned, and that is really all I can ask for. 

The Verdict: I have only seen a few of the shows featured in this  Smartass & Sass box, but as a whole, I thought the products were fun and useful. Where I find an issue is that I believe all of the products are walking a fine line between creative inspiration and copyright infringement. None of the items included are officially licensed or affiliated products. Value-wise, the listed and retail values combine to equal $67.99.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the September box. From Smartass & Sass:

Your shirt and/or box will ship on the 16th-18th of every month. Please order by the 15th to get the current shipment.

Coupon – Use code MSA10 to save 10% off your first box!

Value Breakdown: This box costs $34.95 + $6.95 shipping, which means that each of the 6 items in the box has an average cost of $6.98.

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Written by Jessica Hapak

Jessica Hapak

I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t go on pizza and when I’m not studying for law school I’m relaxing at home with my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like!

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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7 Comments

  1. There was no “hero” item in this box and I think the values were inflated. A small Mason jar- value $6.00?? I don’t think so. I will never play a Friends themed game. The mini-clip board could easily be bought at the Dollar Store, the value of the “print” a dollar, maybe. The car coasters, I can’t use as they don’t fit in my car cup holders in my Jeep.
    The card is cute & I will send it. The potholder is fine, but it is just a potholder and of all the GREAT quotes from The Office, this would not be anywhere close to my top pick.

    Thank you for your honest review, often on MSA lately reviews are more ads and less objective reviews.

  2. Challenge accepted is from How I met your mother. it’s barney’s catchphrase

  3. I just stick a napkin in the cup holder and then my cup. I wouldn’t pay for anything else.

    Girl you need to see at least 1 episode of Golden Girls!!

  4. My car cup holders get little puddles of condensation in them. Mostly from plastic iced coffee cups. Paper cups don’t seem to do it as much.

  5. “Challenge accepted” is from How I Met Your Mother. 🙂

    • Yep it’s HIMYM – and I once had a cell phone ruined from putting it where a pop cup had disintegrated ( unbeknown-st to me ) and left a puddle in the cup holder .

  6. Jessica, I am shocked!!!! Instead of spending your tiny bit of free time on the c r a p TV shows of this decade, catch up on “The Golden Girls”! That classic will be remembered long after anything that’s on now is forgotten, and with good reason. One day, you too will be able to name the ingredients that go into flugelkaka, as well as the names of the presidential candidates who are carved on Mount Losenbaden. Yes, this is a challenge! Join the sisterhood.

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