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Birchbox.com- Free shipping with a $50 purchase. Aces get free shipping on everything. Other select items have free shipping, including any items offered as a sample choice within the month of the purchase.
-If you’re already subscribed or want to shop without subscribing, store information and deals are on a separate page.
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-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.
–Birchbox subscriptions are $10 a month, charged on the day you sign up, then every month on the first. You can also pay a year up front to get a free month. For $10, you will always get 5-8 samples. The first 5 will always be deluxe samples beauty samples. The extra 1-3 samples will usually be foils or lifestyle items. You can review up to 5 items throughout the subscription for 50 points (10 points each), get 1 point per dollar spent in the store, and refer friends for another 50. Points are valid for 6 months. Every 10 points you redeem gives a $1 credit to spend on anything other than your monthly box fee (although it can be applied toward a yearly box fee or gift subscription). That means you will pay $9.17 (for an annual subscription) or $10 (for a monthly subscription).
–Birchbox Plus items are new items that can be added to your subscription before they launch at the store. These items are offered at a discount over the price they will sale for in the store, so you get the item early and for less. 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. They are treated like all items you purchase outside your box. You will get 1 point for every dollar spent, but you will not get any review points.
-In addition to reviews on products within the subscription, you also get one point for every dollar spent in the full size shop. Regardless of how you earned them, points are good for 12 months.
-Earn 400 points a year to become an Ace. Aces get free shipping on every purchase, free upgraded shipping with a $100 purchase, exclusive offers, the option to select a sample a day before everyone else. The better samples tend to “sell out,” so this is an excellent perk. Of course, non Aces can send a referral link to a friend to get it a day early, too, but Aces do not have to do anything. Almost all points count toward Aces status. The only ones I am aware of that do not are the “I’m sorry” points. If you use a promo code for bonus points, the bonus points will count toward your Ace status. Your membership is valid from the moment you earn 500 points through the end of the following year.
-Subscribers can either wait until the 10th to log into their account or they can use this helpful link to see their samples around the 1st. Just change the year and month to the box you want to see. https://www.birchbox.com/me/boxes/women/2017/12
–Birchbox codes tend to recycle, so it may be hard to keep track of whether you’ve used a code or not. Each code only works once per account. If a “new” code will not work for you, there is a chance you used it in the past. Discounts do not work on subscription purchases (unless it is a discount expressly for subscriptions). Look for free product or point offers on those.
-Add a 2 piece Mystery sample pack with a $35 purchase. No code required. Just click the add to cart button. This can be combined with any code! As long as your subscription order is over $35, you can add this. If your order (even for or with subscriptions) goes over $35, you qualify.
-Check the Bonus Shop for other available offers.
-Purchasing an annual membership gives you a free month and 110 points for the purchase. There are no points for month-to-moth subscriptions.
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