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Birchbox Man gives at least four grooming samples a month for $20. The price is double the Woman’s Box, because of the added lifestyle item, which usually retails for over $20 by itself. As long as the lifestyle item is something you’d want, you should always get your investment back. You will get an email reminding you to select your lifestyle item. Respond as soon as you can, because the more desirable lifestyle items can go out-of-stock. All grooming samples are chosen based on the answers to your online profile questions. For every review on an item received in your box, you get 10 points, which is equal to $1 in the shop. A five item box, like this one, gets my husband $5 back.
The theme for this month is The Open Road. It arrived in the standard boring brown box.
The first thing you notice when you open a box is a card going over the box theme.
It directs you to the website for a list of samples.
This list on your dashboard tells you what you received, how much it would cost to purchase the full size, and refers you to the product page if you want more information on it.
This box also had a special offer.
The sample choice was between: Knockaround Fort Knocks Sunglasses ($25), a Native Union USB Cable Lightning ($29.99), or a Richer Poorer sock duo (a choice from two sets -$12 each). There was no featured box this month.
The 3.2oz Kiehl’s Ultimate Man Body Scrub Soap is worth $6.86. This is a soap he’s purchased in the past. It has a mild scent, gently exfoliates, and rinses clean. He is a huge fan and was happy to receive this.
The 1oz Number 4™ Clarifying Shampoo is worth $3.76. This is another sample he tried to give me. I’ve used and enjoyed this in the past. He actually uses more product near his scalp than I do, so I urged him to try this. It only requires a little product to get a deep cleanse, and it does not have an overwhelming scent. After using this, he agreed with my assessment.
The 0.24oz COOLA® Classic Face SPF 30 Cucumber Moisturizer is worth $4.52. He does not wear much sunscreen, so he tried to give this to me. I reminded him that not only has he used this before (on a Disneyland trip many years ago where I packed this for me), but he really liked it. It goes on matte, protects well, spreads easily, and smells great. When it comes to sunscreens, he’d rather go unprotected than deal with the typical sunscreen smell that this product does not have.
The English Laundry Eau de Parfum Oxford Bleu is likely a 0.05oz sample. If I am correct on the size, this is worth $1.25. This sample spilled during shipping, so I got a good idea of the scent when I opened. I am not a fan. He received a different English laundry scent in his box last month, too, so I think they could have waited another month or so to send another. My husband does not have the same request to receive no more than six fragrance samples a year that I have on my Birchbox account. While he did not dislike this as much as I did, he said it was on the lower end of okay.
The Knockaround Fort Knocks Sunglasses retail for $25. This was his sample choice. He is usually very particular with sunglass and shoe purchases and only chooses a pair after he’s tried on about 100. Seeing him select a pair he never tried first is unusual. I think they look great on him, but I am unsure they have the hipster looks he thinks they have. These have great lens clarity, which impresses him given the low price.
The box has a $41.39 value. His personal value is also $41.39, because he will try everything in the box. He was initially reluctant to order the sunglasses but ended up liking them, so this was a successful box. If you want to subscribe, remember to look at start-up offers and all available offers. When you’re ready to spend your rewards points, remember to add your free two piece sample pack when spending $35 from the Bonus Shop. See other Birchbox Subscription articles. View my main page for the guide map to the site and deeper deal exploration.
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I'm Kimberly. Shopping is always more fun when I've found the best deal available, so I am always on the hunt. My father instilled that in me, and I love that I carry a piece of him. Sometimes, my husband and sons (12 and 7) let me shop for them, too. They do not use as many beauty products as I do. We can all benefit from nice products, even though their routine ends with moisturizer. That is when I can convince my 12-year-old to apply it.