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Birchbox Turns Six in 2016 and Celebrates With Customer Appreciation Day on September 15th

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Happy Birthday, Birchbox. Birchbox turns six this month. It started customer appreciation day in 2014 to celebrate its fourth anniversary. The celebration for the fifth anniversary in 2015 was even bigger. On September 15th, customer appreciation returned. Now that I’ve seen what they offered in 2016, I feel it was a downgrade from 2015.

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Birchbox With the New Points Program Versus Sephora Play!

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I’ve happily subscribed to Birchbox since February 2014, so the July 2016 box marked my 30th month. There were also months along the way where I simultaneously carried two or three subscriptions (under different emails) with them. That means I’ve received a lot more than 30 boxes, and I’ve been happy with most of them. It is a quality subscription box that helps me discover a lot of gems. The rewards program was the best in the business until monthly review points halted on 07/11/16. Under the new rewards program, each subscriber gets 10 points each for his/her first five reviews. After that, review points are unavailable. Every product review received 10 points before, and there were a minimum of 60 products a year. This new program is closer to rewards program other subscription boxes offer.

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Subscription Boxes The Beginning of the End for Birchbox: Has the Time Passed?

Is this the beginning of the end of subscription boxes or Birchbox, in particular? The landscape of the Beauty market has changed a lot in the past six years. With all the recent changes, I am asking myself has the time for Birchbox and other subscription boxes passed? If you love trying new things or are still experimenting to narrow down your beauty routine, you’ve probably looked into or even received Subscription Boxes. I am a huge fan of subscription boxes, because I live for the thrill of the hunt.

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Subscription Box Finds – Is Joining a Subscription Box Right For You?

I love sampling new things. The thought of discovering my latest and greatest FabuFind is always with me. There are items I adore and will probably always repurchase, but trying new things gives me the chance to find things I love even more. My sample obsession started with purchasing packaged sets. These usually contain items I really want to try or items I’ve tried in the past and need more time with. Sometimes, you find sets that are great values, so it is actually cheaper to purchase them if you really want most or all the items in the set. Although I still purchase sample sets, there is something surprisingly welcome about not knowing what I will get. Subscription Boxes seemed like the logical step to try items I had not considered.

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DealsTooGoodtoPassUp The First Year

A year ago today I decided to create a space where I could share: my thoughts, endless tips (if you’ve read my articles from start to finish, you know what I mean), and most importantly the deals we all strive for. There were ups and downs, and it almost ended as soon as it started. I learned that blogs are a lot of work, so you have to unplug completely during a tragedy. Through all the work I put into each article and page, I wondered if anyone would find it helpful. When I received a comment or email through contact, I learned that some people did find it helpful and others were happy to help me. Some have my passion for deal sharing, most share my passion for deal hunting, and all share my passion for beauty products.

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Birchbox $10 off a $35 Purchase Plus a Free Holiday Box

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Birchbox sent unique promo codes for $10 off a $35 purchase in the December box. Even though that is a tick shy of 29%, which is a little over 1% less than the amazing Black Friday special, I was very happy with this deal. For one, I received 70 points for reviewing my December box and sharing it on Facebook. Those points pushed me over 200 giving me $20 to spend in the shop. Without those points, I could have saved an extra 1.43%, but I would have needed to spend an extra $10 to do so. I also would have missed out on the beautiful gift box. Waiting served me well.

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Birchbox Women’s Annual Gift Subscriptions 20% off Plus a Deluxe Makeup Sample Bundle

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Today only! Use code 20GIFT at Birchbox for 20% off women’s annual gift subscriptions. You will also get a deluxe makeup sample bundle for yourself. ‘Tis better to give than receive but always the best when you get something when you gift! You can even gift a subscription to yourself if you’re done shopping. It is no surprise I love Birchbox, so I may gift a subscription to myself.

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Birchbox December 2015 Winter Essentials Review

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I started with Birchbox in February of 2014. Though all boxes have not completely rocked my world, I have not received any I’ve hated. Most were good, some were great, and only a few brought feelings of indifference. It is my favorite subscription and no other subscription I am aware of has its wonderful rewards program. In April of 2015, I added two subscriptions (month specific and general) to send gift subs to all the women in my immediate family. I completed ordering subs in June of 2015, so I could have canceled in July. Canceling the extra boxes proved hard.

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Birchbox Limited Edition Box Charmed Life Review

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Happy Thanksgiving! I could not think of a better article to share today than my Birchbox review of the Charmed Life Box. I am thankful for so many things and always feel even more so this time of year. It helps that the delivery did not arrive until Tuesday and I presented its sister box, Luxe List yesterday. Both boxes were ordered together to maximize my promo code discount and point redemption. That article already breaks down the entire deal, the points I redeemed, the two piece gift, my bonus freebie, and everything else. This article will only discuss what came inside the Charmed Life Box.

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Birchbox Limited Edition Box Luxe List Review

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You’ve banked a lot of points at Birchbox. What should you spend them on? There are thousands of great items in the store. If you’re a subscriber, you’ve probably even sampled some gems you could buy. I like to use my points to purchase more boxes. The Limited edition boxes, in particular. The Birchbox Limited Edition Boxes: Luxe List and Charmed Life looked amazing, so I decided to order both. Once I post the Charmed Life Box tomorrow, I will add a link to its review.

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Birchbox November 2015 Launches Love of Color, LOC

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Birchbox gives at least five beauty samples each month for $10. For every review I give, I get 10 points, which is equal to $1 in the shop. A five sample box like this one got me $5 back. I also shared my box on Facebook for an extra 10 points. That gave me a total of $6 back to redeem toward future purchases. You can read my detailed overview of the program for more information. Each month, you get a sample choice or you can select the guest editor box. For this box, I selected the LOC Lipstick in Glam Life.

This is the second of my two Birchbox Subscriptions. Box One was different.

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Birchbox November 2015 GlamLifeGuru and Launching Love of Color, LOC

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Birchbox gives at least five beauty samples each month for $10. For every review I give, I get 10 points, which is equal to $1 in the shop. A five sample box like this one got me $5 back. I also shared my box on Facebook for an extra 10 points. That gave me a total of $6 back to redeem toward future purchases. You can read my detailed overview of the program for more information. Each month, you get a sample choice or you can select the guest editor box. For this box, I selected the Guest Editor.

This is the first of my two Birchbox Subscriptions. Box Two is different.

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A Year of Birchbox Gifts: It’s a Wrap

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Thanks for following along with My Year of Birchbox Gifts Series. After ordering 16 subscriptions this year, I am finally done. I love stats, so I thought it would be fun to wrap the adventure that way. Of those 16 subscriptions, 14 went to lucky gift recipients, and I sent 2 to myself. This does not include my main subscription, which dates back to February 2014. A little trivia. The top of the body remained very similar across most articles as did the base. Did you notice toward the end of the series that I started to change the wording at the bottom to show the end was near?

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A Year of Birchbox Gifts Volume Fourteen

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Welcome back to the year of Birchbox gifting. This is the year I decided to send all the women in my immediate family three-month Birchbox gift subscription for their birthdays. On 06/19/15, I ordered a subscription for my sister-in-law, who was about to turn 35. Her birthday was almost five months away, but I decided to have her gift delivered right away. It shipped a few days after I placed the order.

I redeemed $10 in points and ordered this for $20 from my primary account using the code CULTURE. This code gave me 100 points with the subscription order.

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Birchbox + babyGAP Limited Edition Box

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You’ve banked a lot of points at Birchbox. What should you spend them on? There are thousands of great items in the store. If you’re a subscriber, you’ve probably even sampled some gems you could buy. I like to use my points to purchase more boxes. The Limited edition boxes, in particular. The Birchbox + babyGAP Limited Edition Box called to me. It has some awesome beauty products I look forward to trying. The items least useful to me are also the cutest items in the box, the bodysuits. At the time I ordered this on 03/23/15, my youngest was almost four. We had no immediate plans to have a baby of our own either. I knew there was a possibility we could try for another kid down the road. My thoughts were if I order this and we never have another baby, I can gift the onesies to any of the hundreds of people in our lives. Someone is always pregnant.

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Birchbox June 2015 Eight is the Magic Number

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Birchbox gives at least five beauty samples each month for $10. For every review I give, I get 10 points, which is equal to $1 in the shop. An eight sample box like this one got me $8 back. I also shared my box on Facebook for an extra 10 points. That gave me a total of $9 back to redeem toward future purchases. You can read my detailed overview of the program for more information. Each month, you get a sample choice or you can select the guest editor box. For this box, I selected the Coola sunscreen.

This is the third of my three Birchbox Subscriptions. Box One and Two were different.

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A Year of Birchbox Gifts Volume Thirteen

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Welcome back to the year of Birchbox gifting. This is the year I decided to send all the women in my immediate family three-month Birchbox gift subscription for their birthdays. On 06/18/15, I ordered a subscription for my sister-in-law, who was about to turn 36. Her birthday was over four months away, but I decided to have her gift delivered right away. It shipped a few days after I placed the order.

I redeemed $20 in points and ordered this for $10 from my second account using the code CULTURE. This code gave me 100 points with the subscription order.

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Birchbox June 2015 Seeing Double

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Birchbox gives at least five beauty samples each month for $10. For every review I give, I get 10 points, which is equal to $1 in the shop. A five sample box like this one got me $5 back. I also shared my box on Facebook for an extra 10 points. That gave me a total of $6 back to redeem toward future purchases. You can read my detailed overview of the program for more information. Each month, you get a sample choice or you can select the guest editor box. For this box, I selected the Supergoop! sunscreen.

This is the second of my three Birchbox Subscriptions. Box One and Three were different.

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Birchbox June 2015 The Tig

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Birchbox gives at least five beauty samples each month for $10. For every review I give, I get 10 points, which is equal to $1 in the shop. A five sample box like this one got me $5 back. I also shared my box on Facebook for an extra 10 points. That gave me a total of $6 back to redeem toward future purchases. You can read my detailed overview of the program for more information. Each month, you get a sample choice or you can select the guest editor box. For this box, I selected the guest editor.

This is the first of my three Birchbox Subscriptions. Box Two and Three were different.
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Birchbox October 2015 More Mascara

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Birchbox gives at least five beauty samples each month for $10. For every review I give, I get 10 points, which is equal to $1 in the shop. A six sample box like this one got me $6 back. I also shared my box on Facebook for an extra 10 points. That gave me a total of $7 back to redeem toward future purchases. You can read my detailed overview of the program for more information. Each month, you get a sample choice or you can select the guest editor box. For this box, I selected the stila mascara.

This is the second of my two Birchbox Subscriptions. Box One is different.

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A Year of Birchbox Gifts Volume Twelve

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Welcome back to the year of Birchbox gifting. This is the year I decided to send all the women in my immediate family three-month Birchbox gift subscription for their birthdays. On 06/17/15, I ordered a subscription for my sister, who was about to turn 30. Her birthday was over five months away, but I decided to have her gift delivered right away. It shipped a few days after I placed the order.

I redeemed $10 in points and ordered this for $20 from my third account using the code CULTURE. This code gave me 100 points with the subscription order.

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Birchbox May 2015 Reveal3d

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Birchbox gives at least five beauty samples each month for $10. For every review I give, I get 10 points, which is equal to $1 in the shop. A five sample box like this one got me $5 back. I also shared my box on Facebook for an extra 10 points. That gave me a total of $6 back to redeem toward future purchases. You can read my detailed overview of the program for more information. Each month, you get a sample choice or you can select the guest editor box. For this box, I selected the moisturizer.

This is the third of my three Birchbox Subscriptions. Box One and Two were different.

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Birchbox May 2015 Hello Spring

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Birchbox gives at least five beauty samples each month for $10. For every review I give, I get 10 points, which is equal to $1 in the shop. A five sample box like this one got me $5 back. I also shared my box on Facebook for an extra 10 points. That gave me a total of $6 back to redeem toward future purchases. You can read my detailed overview of the program for more information. Each month, you get a sample choice or you can select the guest editor box. For this box, I selected the hair oil.

This is the second of my three Birchbox Subscriptions. Box One and Three were different.

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Birchbox October 2015 Power Pose

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Birchbox gives at least five beauty samples each month for $10. For every review I give, I get 10 points, which is equal to $1 in the shop. A five sample box like this one got me $5 back. I also shared my box on Facebook for an extra 10 points. That gave me a total of $6 back to redeem toward future purchases. You can read my detailed overview of the program for more information. Each month, you get a sample choice or you can select the guest editor box. For this box, I selected one of the featured boxes, Power Pose.

This is the first of my two Birchbox Subscriptions. Box Two (which has not arrived yet) is different.

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A Year of Birchbox Gifts Volume Eleven

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Welcome back to the year of Birchbox gifting. This is the year I decided to send all the women in my immediate family three-month Birchbox gift subscription for their birthdays. On 05/27/15, I ordered a subscription for my sister-in-law’s girlfriend, who was about to turn 36. Boxes received have more to do with the ship date than the order date. Her birthday was less than a month away, so I selected 06/08/15 as her ship date.

I redeemed $10 in points and ordered this for $20 from my second account using the code LONGWEEKEND. This code gave me 70 points with the subscription order.

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A Year of Birchbox Gifts Volume Ten

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Welcome back to the year of Birchbox gifting. This is the year I decided to send all the women in my immediate family three-month Birchbox gift subscription for their birthdays. On 05/27/15, I ordered a subscription for my sister-in-law, who was about to turn 25. Boxes received have more to do with the ship date than the order date. Her birthday was less than a month away, so I selected 06/05/15 as her ship date.

I redeemed $10 in points and ordered this for $20 from my third account using the code LONGWEEKEND. This code gave me 70 points with the subscription order.

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A Year of Birchbox Gifts Volume Nine

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Welcome back to the year of Birchbox gifting. This is the year I decided to send all the women in my immediate family three-month Birchbox gift subscription for their birthdays. On 04/28/15, I ordered a subscription for my sister, who was about to turn 37. I selected 06/19/15 for her ship date, because her actual birthday was two months away. The box she received had more to do with the ship date than the order date.

I redeemed $10 in points and ordered this for $20 from my third account using the code SUBSCRIBENOW50, which I already used on my primary account and my second account. This code gave me 50 points with the subscription order.

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Birchbox Farewell Order

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I finished sending Birchbox gift subscriptions to my sisters in June (more articles are coming). Having a third box was awesome, but I wanted to end it with as few points as possible. My Dad always tells me not to leave points on the table. Of course, he is not referring to Birchbox in particular, but this is good advice for all things in life. Going into the September box, my third account had 132 points. You can only cash them in 100 point increments meaning I could cash in $10, but I would leave 32 points behind if I placed a $10 order. Thanks to Ace status, I could have done this in August and been done.

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Birchbox September 2015 Farewell

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Birchbox gives at least five beauty samples each month for $10. For every review I give, I get 10 points, which is equal to $1 in the shop. A six sample box like this one got me $6 back. I also shared my box on Facebook for an extra 10 points. That gave me a total of $7 back, which I redeemed on a purchase shipping to me now. You can read my detailed overview of the program for more information. Each month, you get a sample choice or you can select the guest editor box. For this box, I selected the shampoo with the bonus conditioner foil.

This is the third of my three Birchbox Subscriptions. Box One and Two are different.

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Birchbox ALL ACES

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When you make it to your one Ace anniversary, Birchbox rewards you with a code, ALLACES. It is good for $15 off a purchase in the Ace category. There is no minimum spend, but there are not a lot of items in this category. I received my code last month, but I waited to earn a few more review points to place the order. On 09/10/15, I reviewed my September Box (thanks to the option saying I have not tried the items yet). My box just shipped, so I will not have it for a while. That brought me a little over 200 points, so I had $20 to spend in addition to my free $15 code.

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