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Fall 2018 Bando Goody Goodie $35 Mystery Bag Review

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Bando recently offered Goody Goodie mystery bags! The $35 bag promised a value of $85 and the $50 bag promised a value of $125.

This is a review of the Bando Goodie Goodie Mystery, $35 for $85 value, box. This box is still available for purchase

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

Ban.do Fall 2018 review

About This Box

The Box: Bando Goody Goodie Bag

The Cost: $35 + $5 shipping

The Products: This goody goodie bag is filled with a mystery assortment of accessories, flair, drinkware, and stationery.

Our Review

Compliments Greeting Card Set –

Compliments Greeting Card Set – Retail Value $12 (found here for $9)

One of the things my dad forced me to do as a child was to always write a handwritten thank you card to my aunts and uncles after any birthday or Christmas present. The habit has stuck with me, and now as an adult, I also just love sending real mail to my family and friends to keep in touch and show them I am thinking of them. Ban.do makes some really cute stationery, so I am stoked that I received this greeting card set. I love that each different card has a matching envelope, and the six different sayings give me lots of options!

Rose Parade Sip Sip Tumbler with Straw – Retail Value $14

I am one of those people who doesn’t like drinking if it isn’t through a straw, so I have a large collection of tumblers I use instead of a regular water bottle. Some of my favorite ones are from ban.do, and I am stoked to add this gorgeous sky blue floral-pattered one to my collection. It holds 20 ounces and is hand wash recommended, but the only thing I own that I hand wash is my cast iron skillet—I stick these in the dishwasher and have had no issues.

Hold That Thought Notebook Set

Hold That Thought Notebook Set – Estimated Value $12 (buy the set in a different color scheme here)

Normally I really don’t like small notebooks like this- I prefer spiral bound 8.5×11,” college ruled if we are being precise. Surprisingly, though, these have already come in handy to jot down a recipe I was making up as I was cooking! These are easy to grab and write on, and the bright covers mean I can find it on my cluttered countertops with ease. The middle of each notebook has a pink spread saying “yes” and “fun,” and while that is a little quirky for my taste I can roll with it.

Available For Weekends Getaway Toiletry Bag – Retail Value $20 (found here for $15)

I have so many makeup bags that I use when I travel- and when I get to my destination I promptly dump my makeup bag all over the bathroom counter. This is such a more smart and organized solution that I feel a bit silly for never owning one before! I love that there is room for all of the necessities while still having three separate compartments for maximum organization.

I’ve Been To Paris Getaway Luggage Tag

I’ve Been To Paris Getaway Luggage Tag – Retail Value $10 (found here for $8)

I am that person that always awkwardly tries to quickly fill out a paper luggage tag when I am at the airport checking my bag, and this luggage tag is here to save me. Even though it is leatherette (which Google says is a fancy way of saying fake leather), it is sturdy and should last for many trips to come.

All Business Card Holder – Estimated Value $8

I love that this business card holder matches the design on the luggage tag that was also included! This is perfect for storing in my purse so I can always have unbent business cards on hand without them taking up space in my already bulky wallet.

No Bad Days Pin

 

No Bad Days Pin – Estimated Value $10 (based on other pins found here)

Every Goody Goodie bag I have received has included a pin, and I love it because I am slowly building my collection for a project with a corkboard and some photos. If you are more stylish than me, this would go great pinned to your denim jacket that can finally be worn now that it’s not so hot.

The Verdict: The Goody Goodie bags from ban.do are always such fun surprises, and this one is no exception. It may be my all-time favorite one thanks to the tumbler, toiletry bag, and greeting card set, but the entire box includes useful and fun items—none of these felt like leftovers that ban.do was trying to clear out of their warehouse. Ban.do promised a value of $85 in their $35 bag, and by my math, they came out ahead with a total estimated value of $86.

The Wrap Up:

Can you get this box if you sign up today? Yes! As of publication, you can buy the $35 mystery bag here.

Value Breakdown: I calculated a value of $86 using the original price of the items, which I think is fair for the items for I received. Since this box cost $40 ($35 + $5 shipping), that means you are paying approximately the following per item:

  • Greeting cards:$5.58
  • Tumbler: $6.51
  • Notebook set: $5.58
  • Toiletry bag: $9.30
  • Luggage tag: $4.65
  • Business card holder: $3.72
  • Pin: $4.65

What do you think of the ban.do Goody Goodie Bag? Did anyone grab a bag? If so, let us know what you got below!

Written by Jessica Hapak

Jessica Hapak

I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like.

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  1. Fun to see what’s in it but glad I passed on it.

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