Thank You To MSA’s Top Commenters of 2020!
As we kick off this holiday season, we wanted to thank the most important people at My Subscription Addiction: our lovely readers, of course! We can’t thank you enough for being part of the MSA community and sharing your thoughts with us, whether as a vote in our Readers’ Choice Awards, a response to our surveys, or a comment on one of our reviews.
We are continuously blown away by your endless support, and we wanted to highlight a few readers who have left upwards of 650+ comments this year alone! Read on to get to know some of our most avid commenters, and feel free to congratulate them in the comments.
Meet Our Top Commenters
We spoke to a handful of our most active users from across the country to find out more about their outside interests and love for subscriptions. Some of them have been reading MSA since 2015 or subscribe to a dozen different boxes – and one is even a Jeopardy champion!
1. Alice R.
Alice R. was born and raised in New Orleans, and now lives on a ranch in southern Mississippi, not far from the Gulf Coast. Alice and her husband, Ray, previously raised and showed Appaloosa, Arabian, and Black Angus cattle. Today, they still have her retired Appaloosa show gelding and Arabian mare, as well as a frisky Miniature Appaloosa gelding who runs the place! She is our top commenter with 1,583 comments this year alone!
Although’ I’ve been a Grants Administrator for a private foundation for the past 21 years, I’ve worn many professional hats, including: inventory control specialist for the world’s largest hardware wholesaler; long haul truck driver; store manager for the world’s largest retailers; college academic administrative specialist; medical transcriptionist; and horsemanship instructor, trainer, and showman; and multi-breed show judge, among others! I’ve worked since age 13. I’m 61 and looking forward to finally retiring in the next couple of years.
I love all animals and am an animal advocate and independent rescuer. I love photography, creating all kinds of art, and beading jewelry.
My current favorite subscriptions are Potomac Bead Box, Ipsy Glam Bag Plus, Nourish, Seenewskincare, FabFitFun , and Causebox.
I learned of My Subscription Addiction two years ago while searching for skin care products. I love the MSA community for their friendly social banter and helpful suggestions!
Marion is a paraeducator who lives in Southern California. This year, she has left 998 comments on MSA! Outside of subscriptions, she’s also a beauty addict and sci-fi enthusiast.
My favorite subscription is Ipsy, but I also love a good Sephora Favorites kit! I also pick up 1 or 2 mystery boxes every year from Notoriously Morbid.
I’ve been reading MSA since 2015! I have always loved how the blog features clear, consistent photos and descriptions of box items in reviews, which makes it easier for me to determine if a subscription’s content is of interest to me.
I’ve been on ‘swap-cation’ for quite some time, but the swap section of MSA is such a great tool for me to get the most value out of my subscriptions! The swap culture on this site is so excellent and friendly. With 414 completed swaps under my belt, I have traded back and forth with a few people so often that it sometimes feels like a penpal situation. I’ve even met a swapper from a neighboring city in a coffee shop to save on shipping costs, and we ended up getting drinks and chit chatting for a while!
3. Lori C.
Lori C. lives in Los Angeles and works at a nonprofit devoted to fighting homelessness and poverty. Outside of subscription boxes, she loves to travel, kayak, and go to museums and the movies. So far, she’s left 768 comments on MSA this year!
My favorite subscriptions are Ipsy and FabFitFun, but I also occasionally receive Allure, NewBeauty Test Tube, Boxycharm, Beautyfix and Glossybox. I’ve subscribed to as many as 12 boxes at one time! It’s such a fun treat, that even being on ‘product overload’ much of the time, I don’t think I could give up my subscriptions
I knew nothing about subscription boxes except for occasionally hearing about Birchbox or Ipsy when I considered subscribing to Julep in 2018 and Googled reviews for it, which led me to My Subscription Addiction. I was immediately fascinated by all the options and surprised by how many subscription boxes were both legit and great quality! Based on MSA reviews, I subscribed to Julep and Birchbox at first, followed soon after by Boxycharm, Ipsy and FabFitFun. I was pretty late to the subscription box game and often wish I had discovered them earlier!
I don’t know anyone else who subscribes to any boxes, so I honestly don’t know what I’d do without the MSA community. I love discussing, commiserating and sharing my thoughts and experiences as well as reading others’ perspectives. MSA commenters have provided valuable feedback, instructions and promo codes that have only enhanced my subscription experience. MSA commenters have changed my opinion many, many times and provided product recommendations that have been so beneficial. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the spoilers and news, though! I try to streamline my email box, so without MSA’s posts, I wouldn’t know about most deals or new boxes. The spoilers are so, so helpful in deciding when to subscribe or skip a box. I can’t begin to count how much money I’ve saved or spent well due to spoilers. I can’t say enough about the reviews, either! I’ve so often purchased a box that I wouldn’t have looked twice at because of an MSA review. Less often, but just as helpful, have been the times I was comforted that I wasn’t missing out when I decided against buying a box.
4. Dean M.
Dean M. lives in Winder, GA and works as a scientific editor. She’s a “Jeopardy!” champion (season 32, 2015) and loves quiltmaking. She’s the proud mother of multiple cats and is always clamoring for Ragan and Jessica to include more photos of their cats in reviews (hint, hint). She’s left 656 comments on MSA this year!
I currently subscribe to Ipsy Glam Bag Plus (which I love) and Birchbox, as well as two subscriptions that MSA taught me about: Bespoke Post and Sips By. I rely on MSA to show me the spoilers for FabFitFun and BeautyFix for the occasional splurge.
I can’t even remember how I discovered My Subscription Addiction! It must have been from Googling something about Ipsy, which was my first beauty subscription, around 2015. The most valuable thing for me about MSA is the spoilers, because spoilers (and the price) determine whether I’ll buy the item. I check the MSA website several times a day, and it has introduced me to exciting subs and wonderful purchase opportunities.
What comment helped you try or learn something new this year?