Cheap Subscription Boxes: 15 You Can Try for $5 Or Less!
Looking to sample monthly subscription boxes but don’t want to spend a lot? This list compiles the best subscriptions you can try for $5 or less! (And some of the monthly boxes are even FREE for your first month!)
This post was updated on September 27th, 2017 with the latest deals!
Here are some of the best cheap subscription boxes you can try for $5 or less:
The Cost: $5 a box (ships once a quarter)
What you’ll get: 5+ beauty items from brands Walmart carries. You can expect a mix of sample size and a few full-size products. Usually, there are a few coupons, too!
Curology (regularly $19.95/month) is a unique and totally personalized prescription skincare subscription service that targets acne and pairs you with a licensed dermatologist and sends you prescription medication every month or every other month.
The Cost: $6 a month for the most popular model. (You get a free handle your first month, too.)
COUPON: Use this link to get your first box for $1!
What you’ll get: Dollar Shave Club is a monthly razor blade subscription service. (And they now offer grooming products like shave cream, hair products, etc.)
Check out our Dollar Shave Club reviews to see what you can expect with this subscription!
4. Gwynnie Bee
The Cost: Starts at $49 a month
COUPON: Get your first month for free, no coupon required, just use this link!
What you’ll get: Gwynnie Bee is a clothing rental subscription service for women sizes 10-32. You set up a virtual closet of the clothing items you love, and Gwynnie Bee will send you items from your list. Keep them as long as you want. Gwynnie Bee covers all shipping.
Check out our Gwynnie Bee reviews to learn more about this subscription box.
The Cost: $13.99 for a box of 8 snacks
COUPON: Use this link to get your first box free! Just pay $1 shipping.
What you’ll get: Graze is a mini-snack subscription box that sends a customized selection of treats weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. They offer over 100 different snacks that you can rate online, which, over time, helps tailor your subscription to your particular snacking preferences.
Check out all of our Graze reviews to see what you can expect from this subscription.
The Cost: $21 a month
COUPON: Use coupon code mysubaddictxoxo to get your first month for FREE!
What you’ll get: Rocksbox is a monthly subscription box for jewelry rental. Receive 3 pieces of hand-selected jewelry in every box, including an item from your wishlist. Wear them as long as you like, and then return them in a pre-paid shipping envelope to swap them out for a new set.
Check out our Rocksbox Reviews to learn more about this subscription!
The Cost: $3.49 a month with free US shipping
COUPON: Use code MSA50 to get your first month for just $1.75!
What you’ll get: EarFleek is a new monthly subscription box for earrings that is only $3.49 a month! They promise the latest designs and trends, 100% nickel-free, with FREE US shipping! Choose from Young At Heart, Minimalist But Groovy, or Boho Babe All The Way styles. You’ll get one pair each month in your selected style.
Check out our EarFleek reviews to see what you can expect from this subscription!
8. Nadine West
The Cost: $9.78 for shipping
COUPON: Use referral code NADINE to waive shipping fees on your first box!
What you’ll get: Nadine West is a subscription styling service for women sizes Small to 3X. Subscribers fill out a style quiz and are sent an outfit (2-4 items, usually 1 apparel item plus accessories) every month based on their style preferences. There is no styling fee, but there is a shipping fee ($9.78) that is credited toward the cost of anything you keep. Their items are priced lower than other styling services, ranging from $10 – $25 per piece.
Check out our Nadine West reviews to see what you can expect from this subscription box!
9: Scent Trunk
The Cost: $11.99 a month
COUPON: Use this link to get your first box (the testing kit pictured above) for $4.95
What you’ll get: Your first box will be this testing kit where you’ll sample and rate 6 different scents. Based on your feedback, Scent Trunk will send you your own custom perfume blend each month.
Check out our Scent Trunk reviews to learn more about this perfume subscription!
The Cost: $15+ every two months
COUPON: Use this link to try Harry’s for free – just pay $3 shipping!
What You’ll Get: Harry’s is one of the original shaving subscription services. The free trial includes a two-week supply of blades and shave cream; then you can opt to subscribe to have razors only, or razors and shaving cream, with refills shipped to you 2, 3, or 5 months. Prices start at $15 for a two month supply of blades only, or $21 for blades plus shaving cream.
Check out our Harry’s Reviews to learn more about this shaving subscription!
LOLA (regularly $9 – $10/month) is a feminine hygiene subscription service that provides a monthly delivery of 100% cotton tampons or pads in the absorbencies you request. “LOLA products are designed by women, for women to be effective, comfortable, and natural.”
Get your first box for $5, no coupon code needed, just use this link!
Check our our latest LOLA Review to learn more about this time of the month subscription!
12. Bean Box
Bean Box is a monthly coffee subscription box. Experience the coffee from the city known for its coffee obsession. Get monthly coffee deliveries from Seattle’s premier coffee artists. Every month, you will receive 4 samples of different coffee roasts, shipped fresh within 1 day of roasting.
For a limited time, you can get your first Bean Box Sampler for free, just pay $3.99 shipping! (Regularly $20)
Check out our Bean Box Reviews to find out more about their monthly box!
Hubble is a monthly subscription box for affordable, daily contacts (regularly $30/month for 30 pairs).
Get your first box (15 pairs) for just $3 shipping!, no coupon required, just use this link
Check out our Hubble Contact Lenses Review to learn more about what to expect when you sign up!
InstaCandy is a new candy of the month club that sends you “8+ full-size products + awesome extras” including sweets, sours, and chocolate.
For a limited time, use this link to get a free InstaCandy trial box, just pay $4.99 shipping. (Regularly $19.99)
Full details: “After your free trial, you’ll get three months of monthly deliveries for just $19.99 a month pre-paid. Please enjoy your free InstaCandy on us!” According to the InstaCandy FAQ, subscriptions renew on the first of the month, and you need to email [email protected] to opt out of renewal.
Review coming soon: Sign up to be notified when this our first InstaCandy review is available!
FilterEasy (starting at $11.97 per filter per month with free shipping) is a furnace and air filter subscription service that ensures you always have clean air in your home. Choose your size and whether to receive deliveries every 1, 2, or 3 months, and you’ll never forget to change your filters again!
Use this link to get your first filter free, including free shipping!
And that wraps up the list of subscription boxes you can try for under $5! Looking for more amazing subscription box deals? Check out our list of subscription boxes you can try for under $10!