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-If you’re already subscribed or want to shop without subscribing, store information and deals are on a separate page.
-Read articles regarding Birchbox Subscription: Birchbox vs Ipsy, Birchbox vs Sephora Play, 2014 Overview, January 2015, February 2015 Guest Editor -Rent The Runway, March 2015, April 2015 Guest Editor -Mad Men California, April 2015 Current Month Welcome, April 2015 General Welcome, May 2015 Cupcakes and Cashmere, May 2015 Hello Spring, May 2015 Reveal3d, June 2015 Guest Editor -The Tig, June 2015 Seeing Double, June 2015 Eight is the Magic Number, July 2015 Guest Editor -Beachy & Bright, July 2015 with Plus Upgrades, July 2015 The Spill, August 2015 Guest Editor -Candidly Nicole, August 2015 with Three Sample Choices, August 2015 Soak It Up, August 2015 Lost, September 2015 Happy Birthday, September 2015 You’re Beautiful, September 2015 Farewell, October 2015 Guest Editor -Power Pose, October 2015 More Mascara, November 2015 Guest Editor -GlamLifeGuru, November 2015 Launches LoveofColor, LOC, December 2015 Featured Box – Winter Essentials, 20% Off Annual Gift Subscriptions, January 2015 Featured Box – On Trend: Korean Beauty, February 2016, March 2016 Featured Box – Ready For Anything, April 2016 Featured Box – Effortlessly Elegant, May 2016, June 2016, Points Change Coming, July 2016 Featured Box – Box Rise and Shine, Points Change Starts, August 2016, Customer Appreciation Day 2016, September 2016, September 2016 Replacement, October 2016 Featured Box – Revive & Restore, November 2016, There no articles for December 2016-December 2017, but the products I received for every month get mentioned in January 2018, Love Your Happy January 2018 Curated Box, February 2018, March 2018, April 2018, May 2018, June 2018 Featured Box, July 2018, Subscriber Monthly Shopping Perks, August 2018 Featured Box, Customer Appreciation Day 2018, September 2018, September 2018 Featured Box, October 2018, November 2018, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday 2018 Deals, December 2018, Birchbox vs Sephora Play – The 2018 Year of Reviews, 2019 Birchbox Subscription Offers, January 2019, February 2019, March 2019, March 2019 Curated Box, New Tier Pricing Structure for Subscriptions, March 2019 Subscription 2 and 3, April 2019 (Boxes 1-3 with Curated Box 2), May 2019 (Boxes 1-3 with Featured Kit and Curated Box 2), Birchbox vs Allure Beauty Box With the New Pricing Structure, and June 2019.
-Complete your beauty profile to have samples customized to your needs. When you sign up for a subscription, your profile is taken into account starting with your second box. You will either get a welcome box or a randomly selected box from the month you joined on your first. You can use a specific start-up code released for a custom box (codes vary based on boxes released). Unless you love the box, I do not suggest this, because those codes cannot be combined with codes for points or discounts. Gift recipients almost always get a welcome box. Read about welcome boxes I’ve sent and received: Volume One, Volume Two, Volume Three, Current Month Welcome, Volume Four, Volume Five, Volume Six, General Welcome, Volume Seven, Volume Eight, Volume Nine, Volume Ten, Volume Eleven, Volume Twelve, Volume Thirteen, Volume Fourteen, and The Year of Gifts Wrap-Up.
Starting June 1st, members will get charged monthly no matter which plan they’re on. This is a positive change, because you can get a discounted plan for committing without a large up front charge. Payments get pulled the day you sign up and the first day of each month (when a payment is due). I go over pricing in great detail in its article. A quick recap is below.
$10 a month all plans. Effective the first renewal after you reach ACES status.
Month-to-month members and members with a 3-moth plan will pay $13. (Never pay in advance without a discount or promotion, so I do not recommend a 3-month plan).
Those who purchase a 6 month plan pay $12.50 a month.
A grandfathered member with an annual plan pays $12 a month.
New Subscribers (People Who sign up after 03/24/19)
Month-to-month members and members with a 3-moth plan will pay $15. (Never pay in advance without a discount or promotion, so I do not recommend a 3-month plan).
Those who purchase a 6 month plan pay $14 a month.
All members without an ACES account or grandfathered membership with an annual plan pay $13 a month.
About the Subscription
You will always get 6-8 samples. The first 6 will always be deluxe samples beauty samples. The extra 1-2 samples will usually be foils or lifestyle items. *You get reward points on plans where you pay up front (not month-to-month plans) unless you sign up with a discount code, then no reward points are given.
You will get 10 points for the first 5 reviews on your account and points for your subscription purchase whenever you purchase a full-price plan in advance. This does not apply on month-to-month plans or longer plans when they get offered at a discount. You get 1 point per dollar on every shop purchase unless you have ACES status. ACES get 1.3 points per dollar. See the Birchbox Deals Page for tips before making a shop purchase. You also get 100 points for referring a friend to a subscription.
Members will get an email toward the end of the month (ACES get it one day earlier than everyone else) to select a sample in their box, select the curated box (where you know all box contents in advance, or get completely surprised and know none of the items in the box. If you ever have a really tough time deciding between the curated box and one of the items in sample choice, get both. Use the sample choice inside your subscription and purchase the curated box from the shop once it posts to the discovery kits section after the new month starts. They retail for $20, but subscribers get an automatic $5 discount. You do not need a promo code for that discount so you can still use one if you purchase enough on other things to qualify.
Birchbox Plus items can be added to your subscription. They offer items that are new to the shop and sometimes offer discounted items that are already in the shop. When full-priced items already available in the store are offered, I suggest ordering separately. Not only will you get the item faster, but you can use a promo code and get a free 2-piece sampler if it is over $35. Of course, adding items to your box and getting free shipping if you would be charged shipping through the regular shop is a good idea. Your Plus items will be charged on the second of the month, but your subscription charge will stay on the first. It will bill the last card you used to pay for the subscription. Make sure it is the card you want the payment pulled from. See the Birchbox Deals Page for tips before making a shop purchase.
My annual recap where I go over all boxes from 2018 of my Birchbox subscription and compare them to my Sephora Play! Boxes is up.
See Welcome Offers (past and present).
See Subscriber Only Offers.
See Birchbox offers available to any shopper.
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