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Cheap Subscription Boxes: 15 You Can Try for $5 Or Less!

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanMay 6, 2021 | 12 comments

Cheap Subscription Boxes - Try the best cheap monthly boxes for $5 or less!

UPDATED: May 26th, 2019

Looking to sample monthly subscription boxes but don't want to spend a lot? This list compiles the best subscription boxes you can try for $5 or less! (And some of the monthly boxes are even FREE for your first month!)

Subscription Boxes That Are Always $5 or Less

Boxes can range in price from just a few dollars to $150 and up, so finding budget options can sometimes be a challenge.

These are our favorite subscriptions that are always $5 or less, every month:

Walmart Beauty Box, $5/season

Walmart Beauty Box

Price: $5 a box (ships once a quarter)

What's Inside:  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!

Learn More: Check out our Walmart Beauty Box Reviews + Walmart Beauty Box Spoilers to learn more about what to expect from this subscription box!

EarFleek, $3.49/month


Price: $3.49 a month

COUPON: Use code MSA50 to get your first month for just $1.75!

What's Inside: 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.

Learn More: Check out our EarFleek reviews to see what you can expect from this subscription!

Walmart Baby Box, $5/box

Walmart Baby Box

Price: Free, just pay $5 shipping.

What's Inside: Walmart Baby Box ($5) is a free, one-time purchase box: You'll pay just $5 shipping to receive a box of baby samples and coupons. Customize your box by due date, gender, and type of box (Prenatal, Newborn, or Toddler) to receive product samples that work for you and your family. If you sign up for the Prenatal box, they'll automatically send you Newborn and Toddler boxes when your child reaches those milestones.

How to Join: Sign up for the Walmart Baby Box here!

First Month Deals for $5 or Less

Many popular brands also offer trial kits for $5 or less, including shipping fees:

Dollar Shave Club, Try it for $5

Dollar Shave Club

Regular Price: Razors range from $1 to $9 a month depending on quality and number of blades.

Free Trial: Use this link to get a Starter Kit for just $5! Kit includes a handle, 4 blades, and trial sizes of other grooming products they offer

What's Inside: Dollar Shave Club is a monthly razor blade subscription service! Choose which razor you prefer and add on optional grooming products like shave cream, hair products, and even oral care to customize your refills just for you.

Learn More: Check out our Dollar Shave Club reviews to see what you can expect.

Gwynnie Bee Clothing Rental, First Month Free

Gwynnie Bee

Regular Price: Ranges from $49 a month for 1 item at a time, to $199 for 10 items at a time

Free Trial: Get your first month for free, no coupon required, just use this link!

How it Works: Gwynnie Bee is a clothing rental subscription service for women sizes 0-32. (They were previously only for plus sizes but have since expanded.) You set up a virtual closet of the clothing items you love, and Gwynnie Bee will send you items from your list– choose to receive from 1 to 10 items at once. Keep them as long as you want, and buy them for a discount if you can't let them go! Gwynnie Bee covers all shipping and cleaning costs.

Learn More: Check out our Gwynnie Bee reviews to learn more about this clothing rental service.

Rocksbox Jewelry Rental, First Month Free


Regular Price: $21 a month

Trial Offer: 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. Members also receive "Shine Credit" to purchase items at a discount if they want to keep them forever.

Learn More: Check out our Rocksbox Reviews to learn more about this subscription!


Nadine West Personal Styling, Try Risk Free

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Regular Price: $9.78 for shipping, and pay only for what you keep; Items range from $10-$25 each. The $9.78 shipping fee is applied toward any item you decide to keep.

Try Risk Free: Use referral code NADINE to waive shipping fees on your first box and try this box 100% free! Pay only for what you keep.


How it Works: 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.

Learn More: Check out our Nadine West reviews to see what you can expect from this subscription box!

Hubble Contact Lenses, 15 Pairs for $3

Regular Price: $30/month for 30 pairs

Trial Offer: Get your first box (15 pairs) for just $3 shipping!, no coupon required, just use this link

What's Inside: Hubble is a monthly subscription box for affordable, daily contacts (regularly $30/month for 30 pairs). You will need an existing and current contact lens prescription to sign up.

Learn More: Check out our Hubble Contact Lenses Review to see what to expect when you sign up!

Second Nature, Free Furnace Filter Trial

Second Nature

Regular Price: $11.97+ per month depending on filter specifications

Trial Offer: Use this link to get your first filter free, including free shipping!

How It Works: Second Nature, (formerly Filter Easy), 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!

Curology, First Month Free

Curology Free Trial

Regular Price: $19.95/month

Trial Offer: Get your first month of Curology for free, no coupon needed!

How it Works: Curology 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.

Learn More: Check out our Curology Reviews to learn more about what to expect from this box!

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 $15! (These are all award winners chosen by our readers!)

Liz Cadman
Liz Cadman
Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She's been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

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Ruby Andrews

I’m loving this app more than any other charm boxes

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I can’t find a monthly “Walmart Baby Box”? Only the one time “baby welcome box” after creating a registry, etc….

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Just signed up for earfleek w the discount code. Worked easy peasy. Looking forward to my first pair.

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The link for qywnnie bee says that using that link will get you the first month free. When you click on the link it only gives you 50% off.

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Mystery Tackle Box is 5$USD, and ships free to US and Canada!

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You can add Lipstick Junkie. First big is $5!

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Victoria Franklin

Why is everything always sold out even when you try to subscribe on the first of every month?

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Liz Cadman

Sorry, we’ve removed all boxes that aren’t always available. Everything on this list is now available to buy at any time!

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Chelsey Willis

The Harry link doesnt discount the $8 trial

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Liz Cadman

Sorry, that link has been removed. Dollar Shave Club is available for $5, though. Hope that helps!

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Those Squix boxes have been sold out for a month. I keep trying.

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Lacey Volk

If they sell out, they’re typically available again on the 1st of each month!

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