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The PMS Package Subscription Review + Coupon – October 2018

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The PMS Package is a period subscription box to help you deal with your cravings and pamper yourself. Each package includes 5 snacks, 2-3 feminine hygiene products, and 2-3 pampering or beauty items.

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

This review is of the Premium, $34.99 a month box. 

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About The PMS Package

The Subscription Box: The PMS Package

The Cost: $34.99 per month for the premium package (with free shipping).

COUPON: Use code PMS25 to save 25% off your first box!

The Products: Snacks, beauty items, and feminine hygiene products.

Ships to: US for free, International costs vary depending on location.

Good to know: It looks like their pricing model recently changed. They no longer have the mini package that we had previously reviewed. You also get to choose the delivery date for your package to coincide with your period.

The PMS Package October 2018 Review

This is my first time receiving a period subscription box! I was super excited to see what items were included in this month’s box.

Playtex Gentle Glide 360 Tampons in Super, 8 count 

Playtex Gentle Glide 360 Tampons in Super, 8 count – Retail Value $2.08

I expected to find menstrual products in The PMS Package and was excited that tampons instead of pads were included since tampons are my preference. However, these particular tampons, I would not use. They are scented which could cause vaginal irritation and the plastic applicators have a known environmental impact. My preference is for more natural, eco-friendly tampons with cardboard applicators.

Menstruheat,

Menstruheat, 1 patch – Estimated Value $2.45 (Buy a 2-pack for $4.90)

I’m excited to try Menstruheat by the ps|love company whose brand promise is to provide comfort & relief to females in pain. They offer a variety of pain-relieving heat patches including Menstruheat that helps relieve menstrual cramps. It’s like having an electric heating pad on the go! Simply apply the patch your lower abdominal and let the heat ease your cramping pains.

Beyond BodiHeat, 4 pack – Retail Value $8.85

Similar to Menstruheat, BodiHeat is a non-medicated heat pad that provides pain relief to muscles and joints. It’s not specifically marketed as a product for menstrual cramps, but I suppose it would work in a similar fashion. I may hold on to this and use it when I have an achy back or sore muscles from the gym.

Advil Ibuprofen Tablets,

Advil Ibuprofen Tablets, 200mg, 2 ct packs x3 – Total Estimated Value $0.66 (Buy a case of 50 for $10.99)

If the heating pads aren’t cutting it, Advil is the best next choice. It’s said to generally work better than aspirin to ease cramps. These two-tablet packs are easy and convenient. I can toss them in my purse to have them on hand anytime pain strikes.

Charleston Chew – Chocolate

Charleston Chew – Chocolate Estimated Value $1.41 (Buy 12 bars for $16.93)

I’m pretty sure I’ve never had a Charleston Chew, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. It’s peanut free and gluten free which I love and it’s only 230 calories for the entire bar. That’s surprising for a candy this size. I was sure it would be 2 servings. The candy taste really good albeit a little chewy. To me, it tastes like a chocolate covered tootsie roll. This bar could surely satisfy a PMS craving.

Goo Goo Clusters Supreme

Goo Goo Clusters Supreme – Estimated Value $2.16 (Buy a 12-pack for $25.92)

I’ve never had a Goo Goo Cluster either! I guess my candy preferences are pretty bland. The Goo Goo Cluster contains caramel, marshmallow nougat and peanuts covered with milk chocolate. It is good but super sweet. Almost, too sweet for me! It’s the type of candy that would satisfy a sweet tooth with only a bite or two. But, at only 240 calories, there’s no guilt if your cravings have you scarfing down the entire treat.

Wild Passion Bath Bomb,

Wild Passion Bath Bomb, 1 bomb – Estimated Value $5.50

Bath bombs are my thing, especially when they are handmade and smell delicious like this Wild Passion bath bomb. It looks like this particular bath bomb is no longer available but Yours Truly Jadyen has a few other bath bombs I’d love to try – like the Love Spell and Rise and Shine.

Cougar by Paula Dunne Wild Caviar Night Moisturizer,

Cougar by Paula Dunne Wild Caviar Night Moisturizer, 1.75 oz. – Retail Value $28.19

I’m not sold on this moisturizer. My biggest concern is the smell. It has a very strong and pungent scent. It smells more like a scented hand cream than a moisturizer you’d apply to your face, at night. It was also thin and more watery than I expected it to be. Honestly, I’m surprised at how expensive this moisturizer is.

Opaline Strawberry Body Butter 

Opaline Strawberry Body Butter 

This product is a bust! I received this body butter in damaged condition. The top was screwed on tight, but the inside foil was broken and there was little product remaining which had an odd smell. I don’t believe it was damaged in transit since there were no spills in the box. I also find it strange that I couldn’t find any reference to this product online.

Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Flower Patterns

Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Flower Patterns – Retail Value $8.45

This may be my favorite item in the box! I enjoy adult coloring books and flower patterns. I’ve been obsessed with monstera plants for a while now so, seeing the monstera flower pattern made me do a little happy dance. The back of the coloring pages are blank with allows you to color in pencil or pen without ruining another drawing. I only wish coloring pencils or pens were also included in the box.

The Verdict: This month’s The PMS Package offered a good selection of items of which the coloring book and Menstruheat were my favorites. The beauty/pampering products were underwhelming. Apart from the bath bomb, I would not use the facial moisturizer or body butter. I also would not use the tampons. In future boxes, I wouldn’t like to see two of the same types of products (Menstruheat and BodiHeat) included.

In my excitement to review The PMS Package, I looked back at old reviews to get an idea of what I should expect and noticed two things. (1) My box didn’t come in pretty wrapping like some of the previous boxes. The items were just placed in the box – no pretty packaging. (2) Moreover, I noticed that every product, except for BodiHeat and the coloring book, was included in boxes from the previous months. If I were a long-time subscriber, I wouldn’t appreciate receiving 8 of the 10 products over again. I’d probably feel like this month’s box was a box of left-overs.

The PMS Package cost $34.99 including shipping and has an estimated retail value of $59.75. That is the highest value and largest numbers of items I’ve seen in recent reviews! Half of the value comes from the big-ticket item in the box – the moisturizer which has a retail value of $28.19. This box is a great value for a new subscriber that is likely to use the moisturizer and most other items included in this box. For me personally, the value is not great because the items that I would use are the lesser valued items.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? From The PMS Package:

When you sign up for a subscription, you will be charged at the time that the checkout process is completed. Your first package will be shipped within 7 days after the initial sign up date and recurring months delivered on the custom delivery date selected. The subscriptions are set to auto renew each month on the same date as the initial sign up date.

Coupon – Use code PMS25 to save 25% off your first box!

Value Breakdown: This box cost me $34.99 + free shipping, which means that each of the 10 items in the box (counting the Advil as 1 item) has an average cost of $2.92.

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Written by Shatae Hutchinson

Shatae Hutchinson

Hi, I’m Shatae; pronounced shhh-tay! I work in IT Healthcare, I’m married to my high school sweetheart and we have 2 cool kids. I am obsessed with black culture, lifestyle, travel and art made by and featuring women of color. I also love trendy plus-size fashion and accessories, eclectic and bohemian home décor and all things self-care, mental health and fitness. My favorite box is Izzy & Liv’s Brown Sugar Box; a monthly box offering tees, accessories and lifestyle products designed for black women. I also subscribe to TheSelfCareBox, FabFitFun, CauseBox and Merkaela. Being a wife and full-time working mom, subscription boxes are one of the few things that are just for me! They are fun, convenient, reasonably priced and full of surprises.

Posted in Period Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women, The PMS Package Reviews| Tags: the pms package | 18 comments

Comments (18)

  1. I had no idea the menstruheat patches even existed! I had a hysterectomy so I obviously wouldn’t need it for the monthly visit but it would be great to use after having a surgery done. After my hysterectomy and some other surgeries I had on my lady parts, tee hee, the hospital gave me little disposable heating pads to put on my stomach and they were fantastic! This product looks like it would work well for that, too.

    • I bet it would! And, ps|love has such a great mission. This product was one of the ones I was really exited about.

  2. Did you contact them about that body butter? It’s pretty disgraceful.

    • I didn’t. It didn’t seem worth the effort. Pretty disappointing.

      • I reviewed this box once or twice. I contacted them because they sent chocolate that melted (in the middle of summer). Their response was unsatisfactory (here’s $5 off your next month, but it was a coupon you could only apply to a new subscription) and then they sent chocolate that melted again the next month. So anyway, I think you’re right, it isn’t worth the effort.

      • Ragan, that’s awful customer service! I hope they are listening to customer feedback and will make some changes in the near future.

  3. I don’t even know why they make scented tampons anymore. I wouldn’t use those either!

    A lot of this stuff (particularly the body butter) seems straight out of a dollar store.

    • Me either! It’s so bad for your lady parts! I am excited about all the new companies cropping with clean feminine hygiene products.

  4. Thank you providing such a through and honest review. I’ve been contemplating subbing to a period box, as not having to run out to get menstrual supplies when I’ve run out or forgot to purchase sounds like a great thing. Does anyone have a recommendation of a good quality period sub? Thanks in advance for your help!!

    • Hey Kris, thanks for the comment. There’s a link above to several other period boxes. I’m excited to try Femly!

    • I really like Dot Boxx!

    • I’ve been enjoying Lotus Box! Organic menstrual supplies, wearables (usually name brand undies, but this month had leggings + slipper socks and the month before had a kimono), pampering items (candles, bath+body, beauty, etc.), tea, and higher quality edible treats (not just Hershey’s chocolate or whatever). I tried Dot Boxx too, and I liked the customization of period supplies, but it was really heavy on junk food and rarely felt like $40 of value to me.

  5. Very thoughtful and thorough review. Thank you.

    • Thanks for the comment Annie!

  6. This is a very well done and through review for a lackluster box. Thank you for your research and honesty!

    • Thank Jackie! It was my pleasure!

  7. this box cracks me up with the candy selections. it’s like being a kid at my grandma’s house. where’s the bowl of hard candies?! very old school selections.

    • LOL! Is that why I didn’t recognize any of the candy?!

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