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.
Nothing beats completely free offers. Sometimes, there really is no catch to obtaining free items. You just have to know where to look and how to find them. Welcome to the sixth installment of items I’ve received for free. Past free sample articles feature different freebies. The offers at times come in emails. Sometimes, you will see them on a blog or the direct brand’s website. Other times, you can find free offers on social media or even through snail mail. My Free Samples Page provides more information on sample opportunities. Offers can at times come by phone, but I never answer numbers I do not recognize. I will miss out on any that come that way.
Wal-Mart Beauty Box is a subscription box delivered once per quarter. The items are given to you free of charge, and you pay $5 for the shipping. Your first $5 charges when you subscribe, and a box from the current season will ship to you within a few weeks. Future boxes will incur the $5 charge as the box ships. My fall box arrived yesterday. There is usually some variety in boxes based on the age of the recipient. If you’re unhappy with your box, you can try adjusting your age up or down before canceling.
Wal-Mart Beauty Box is a subscription box delivered once a quarter. The items are given to you free of charge, and you pay $5 for the shipping. Your first $5 charges when you subscribe, and a box from the current season will ship to you within a few weeks. Future boxes will incur the $5 charge as the box ships. My summer box arrived today.
This is the first Wal-Mart Box I’ve received without a lippie. There are two things I’ve made a no-buy commitment on. One is lipstick. The other is eyeliner. You can guess what replaced my lipstick in this box! My no buy is not because I do not like these items but rather because I own more unused than used. Thus, I welcome receiving both in kits or boxes until I start actively buying them again.
I subscribed to the Wal-Mart Beauty Box. My Spring Box was actually opened at the same time as the Winter Box on 03/26/15. To make sure I did not mix them up, I kept them in separate places. It honestly would not have mattered which one I presented first, because they were that similar. I already wrote in the last installment that my late subscription may have had something to do with this. Other reviews of the winter box seemed to contain different items than mine. Thus, my theory is they ran out of some winter stock and started using advanced spring samples for later winter orders. If you place an order late into the season, this may happen to you as well. That could be great if you love the items or not so great if you do not, because then you end up with two not so great items.
Now that my subscription is active, I hope to only get items from the current season. Wal-Mart Box items depend on the age you enter when you sign up and the colors vary. That means there will be some variety from box to box, and there is no guarantee you will get the same box I get. It is a recurring subscription. You get the box for free but pay $5 for shipping. The $5 charge posts immediately when you subscribe, and you get a box from the current season, which can take a few weeks. Boxes go out once per season. Each box after your first will only charge the $5 fee when it ships.
I ordered the Wal-Mart Beauty Box on 01/17/15 based on the strength of the Fall Box, which I missed. That box seemed amazing, and I love that it had a full-sized Secret Clinical strength deodorant, which I already use. It retails for over $5 alone. Sadly, I knew nothing about this box when they were originally filling orders, so I missed out. It is a recurring subscription. You get the box for free and pay $5 for its shipping. The $5 charge posted immediately, which I expected. On the website, it says the charge posts right away, and you will get a box from the current season. Boxes get shipped once per season. My first box arrived during the time where I never opened any packages, so it had to have been sometime after 02/18/15. All of that time blurred together, so I apologize for being unable to pinpoint an exact date. I know I opened it on 03/26/15 though. It actually took me a bit longer to go through it and begin to put the items away, because of everything going on in my personal life at the time.
Other reviews of the winter box seemed to contain different items than the items from mine. My late subscription may have had something to do with the fact. It seems as though they ran out of some winter stock and started using advanced spring samples for later winter orders. If you place an order late into the season, this may happen to you as well. Unlike Target Beauty Boxes where you know all the items in advance, and the only variation is in color, you have no idea what will come inside your Wal-Mart box. It is a big surprise. Even if you read spoilers on sites like mine, your items could be slightly or entirely different. For me, that is part of the fun. I’ve found so many wonderful items I never would have purchased on my own through boxes. If you do not like surprises, this is not the subscription for you. Could you find $5 worth of value though?