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 March 28th, 2018 with the latest boxes and deals.
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
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!
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
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
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
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.
Graze, Try it for $1
Regular Price: $13.99 for a box of 8 single-serving snacks
Trial Offer: Use this link to get your first 4-snack sampler box free! Just pay $1 shipping.
What’s Inside: 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.
Learn More: Check out all of our Graze reviews to see what you can expect from this subscription.
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
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!
Scent Trunk, Fragrance Testing Kit for $4.95
Regular Price: $11.99 a month
Trial Offer: Use this link to get your first box (the testing kit pictured above) for $4.95
What’s Inside: 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, designed just for you!
Learn More: Check out our Scent Trunk reviews to learn more about this perfume subscription!
Harry’s Razors, $3 Trial Kit
Regular Price: $15+ every two months
Trial Offer: Use this link to try Harry’s for free – just pay $3 shipping! Your trial kit will include a razor with handle, blade cover, and shave gel.
How it Works: Harry’s is one of the original shaving subscription services. 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.
Learn More: Check out our Harry’s Reviews to learn more about this shaving subscription!
Bean Box Coffee Subscription
Bean Box is a monthly coffee subscription, featuring coffees roasted within 1 day of shipment in Portland and Seattle. Their Bean Box Sampler (regularly $24 per month for 7.2 ounces total) is designed for those who like to try new coffees and explore new brands, and includes four different coffees, picked according to your roast preferences: all roasts, light, medium, dark, espresso, or decaf. For more coffee from a single brand, you can choose the Coffee of the Month ($26 per month for 12 ounces) to get a single bag of whole-bean coffee per month. Both plans offer discounts for 6 and 12 month prepaid subscriptions, and Bean Box also offers a variety of one-time gift boxes, too.
Our first Bean Box review is coming soon– sign up to be notified here.
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!
FilterEasy, Free Furnace Filter Trial
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: FilterEasy 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
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!
Naturebox, Free Trial Box
Regular Price: $29.99/month
Trial Offer: Get a FREE trial box when you join NatureBox’s monthly subscription plan, just pay $4.95 shipping! No coupon needed, just use this link!
What’s Inside: Naturebox (Regularly $24.99/month) is once again offering their monthly subscription plan to new subscribers! Their snacks are wholesome and minimally processed, with no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners.
Full details: Free trial expires after 14 days. You’ll be billed $29.99/month (includes free shipping) after your trial period. Cancel anytime.
Read our Naturebox Reviews to learn more!
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!