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Bulu Box Subscription Review + Coupon – October 2019

Bulu Box October 2019 Box

Bulu Box is a monthly fitness and weight loss subscription for $10/month.

FYI: This subscription is ending and is no longer accepting new subscribers.

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.)

Bulu Box October 2019 Inside

Bulu Box October 2019 Review

About Bulu Box

The Subscription Box: Bulu Box

The Cost: $10/month with free shipping; save with longer subscriptions.

COUPON: Use code MYSUB799 to get $2 off forever! For the lifetime of your subscription, every box will be $7.99!

The Products: 4-6 health and fitness items such as vitamin samples, fitness gear, and healthy snacks.

Ships to: The US

Bulu Box October 2019 Review

There isn’t a theme for Bulu Box and there is some personalization involved, so the contents are usually a surprise:

Bulu Box October 2019 Booklet Front

Bulu Box October 2019 Booklet Back

Because of the variations with this subscription, there’s not a traditional information card listing the items.

Bulu Box October 2019 Coupon 4

Bulu Box October 2019 Coupon 3

Bulu Box October 2019 Coupon 1

Bulu Box October 2019 Coupon 2

There are also usually some coupons and/or product literature with this subscription. They don’t always relate to the items in the box, although sometimes they do.

Bulu Box October 2019 Protein

Plantfusion Complete Plant Collagen Builder in Creamy Vanilla Bean (0.95 oz) – Buy 11.43 oz for $43.99 (currently on sale for $34.99)

This is vegan so I tried it. That’s why it’s called “collagen builder” instead of collagen, as there’s no actual collagen in it (because there’s no such thing as vegan or vegetarian collagen). Instead, it has some amino acids like proline and glycine that are commonly found in collagen, and some other supportive compounds. I can’t tell after one packet if it’s doing anything, but it’s a pleasant protein powder that works well in my smoothies. It seems to absorb a lot of liquid so I had to add some extra almond milk, but no big deal.

Bulu Box October 2019 Tea 1

Bulu Box October 2019 Tea 2

Tipson Matcha with Blueberry (25 bags) – Retail Value $7.99

Tipson Matcha has been making the rounds recently; I also got a whole box of it in another subscription box (I forget which one). But I was happy to see this. It comes in individual tea bags and because it’s matcha, it’s caffeinated. There is some powder residue that gets everywhere because matcha is so finely ground (as opposed to tea leaves) but I don’t find it too bothersome. And the blueberry addition is really nice. I am drinking a couple of these every day at work and it will be gone soon. (The box looks smashed because it doesn’t *quite* fit in the orange cardboard Bulu Box so they squashed it to get it in there.)

Bulu Box October 2019 Vitamin 1

Bulu Box October 2019 Vitamin 2

Vital4U Vitamin Daily Essential Multi Vitamin (1 serving) – Buy a 30-day supply for $39.50

I have reviewed some of those personalized vitamin subscriptions in the past, where they recommend individual supplements for you based on a profile. And some of them had nearly this many pills. And let me tell you, it was a chore to choke all of those down in an evening. The ingredients listing between the Bulu Box site and Amazon is somewhat different as the herbal pill apparently used to contain St. John’s Wort, which may interact with a lot of medications, but it looks like in the current version being sold, that one is not there. The softgels have gelatin and are not vegetarian because of that, and there is also soy lecithin in many of these pills, so this is best to avoid if you have a soy allergy. It would be easy to just not take one pill if you don’t want what’s in it, but then you have to question why you are paying for all these things you are not taking. There is a certain type of person who does want all these supplements, including antioxidants, and some memory and weight-loss ingredients, and it would definitely be convenient not to have to order each thing individually.

This item also appeared in the weight loss version of Bulu Box this month.

Bulu Box October 2019 Omega 2

Bulu Box October 2019 Omega 1

Chocomega (4 chews)

Everywhere I found this online (except eBay, which is not where I would go for supplements), it was out of stock or discontinued. So, best not to get too excited about it. I note that one serving has 150 mg of DHA + EPA, which are the active forms and the ones you should be getting. These are from fish oil (algae-based supplements also have DHA and EPA, but flax/walnut/etc. do not). I further note that it was recommended by a veterinary nutritionist for my 16 pound cat, Angus, to have 750 mg of DHA + EPA per day, so you’d need to eat quite a lot of this to have an equivalent amount based on body weight.

This item also appeared in the weight loss version of Bulu Box this month.

Bulu Box October 2019 Sleep 1

Bulu Box October 2019 Sleep 2

Napz Short-Term Sleep Aid (60 capsules) – Retail Value $14.99

You get so many sleep aids in Bulu Box. This one has veggie capsules (and no melatonin) so I’ve kept it around. It has a bunch of herbs that are pretty harmless (lemon balm, passion flower, chamomile, hibiscus). I have been so tired this week that I haven’t needed any help sleeping so I can’t yet say whether these worked. You could probably find an herbal tea with similar ingredients if you didn’t want to take a pill.

Bulu Box October 2019 Turmeric

Qunol Turmeric Instant Drink Mix (1 serving) – Buy 60 servings for $23.99

This was a pleasant surprise. I have had some truly terrible turmeric drinks from subscription boxes lately. But I went ahead and tried this and it had some added orange flavoring that made it pretty good. You would want to use a shaker cup or an immersion blender to mix it, though, as stirring is not enough. I think this also might be nice in a smoothie. Turmeric and ginger are good for fighting inflammation and it’s nice to find a palatable delivery mechanism.

This item also appeared in the weight loss version of Bulu Box this month.

Verdict: This month’s box had 6 samples, so they’d average about $1.67 each. The matcha and the sleep aid together are about 3 times the cost of the box, and I was a fan of the protein powder and turmeric drink as well, so this was a pretty good box for me. I do wish the omega product hadn’t been discontinued although it’s not a huge loss for me as it’s not vegetarian, but if anyone really liked it, you wouldn’t be able to get more.

I’d strongly recommend using a coupon code when you subscribe and choosing either the regular or the weight loss box, but not both, since there is a lot of product repetition between the two.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No.

FYI: This subscription is ending and is no longer accepting new subscribers.

COUPON: Use code MYSUB799 to get $2 off forever! For the lifetime of your subscription, every box will be $7.99!

Value Breakdown: This box had 6 items, for an average value of about $1.67 each.

Check out our past reviews of Bulu Box and the best health and fitness subscription boxes.

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Written by Ragan Buckley

Ragan Buckley

Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She’s now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn’t give up beauty boxes entirely).

Posted in Fitness Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: bulu box | 5 comments

Comments (5)

  1. I never got any email or cancellation and now I found they are no longer available they’ve went Mia

  2. I am bummed. I received emails from Bulu last night and this morning stating that October was our last box, the Company has retired. Bulu box was my favorite out of every box, and a great price.

    • I received the same e-mail and I’m so bummed. I really like this sub for $5 a month. You can’t beat it!

  3. I love your reviews . So items I look at and say what is this for or how to take and you have ways and why to use them Thank you 🙂

  4. I got the same box, and I was also pleased with the value this month. I’m swapping some of the items, but I felt like it was a good value, plus I liked the ChocOmega and the vitamins for myself.

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