September 2014 Barkbox Review + Coupon Code

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Barkbox
Cost: $29/month
Ships To: United States and Canada.  Shipping is an additional $5 to those outside the continental US and in Canada.
Coupon Code: Use code “TWIT” to get 20% off ALL subscriptions.
September 2014 Barkbox

September 2014 Barkbox

I got lots of subscription boxes today, but the furries made me open up their September 2014 BarkBox first.

If you aren’t familiar, BarkBox is a monthly subscription box for dogs. Each monthly box contains a combination of 4-6 treats, toys, and hygiene products that have been hand selected and approved by Scout, head product tester for BarkBox. Boxes can be customized based on the size of your pet (I get the Small box for the furries) and you can add an additional toy to your box for an extra $9/month.We have been getting Barkbox since I found a Groupon for them over two years ago and have always been satisfied and happy with them.

September 2014 Barkbox

The Box

BarkBox ships via DHL Global Mail and took a total of six days to arrive to me.

September 2014 Barkbox

First Look

I had an idea of the theme when I opened up the box and was hoping I was right.  I used to think it was hard “themes” on pet boxes, but BarkBox makes it look easy.

September 2014 Barkbox

The Information Card

The September 2014 BarkBox theme was “football” and included the following items sure to score a touchdown with your pup:

~Loopies Letterman Jacket ($10): This jacket (aka toy) was made just for Barkbox pups!  It’s squeaky and crinkly and way too cute.  It also seems to be very sturdy and will last my dogs for ages.

September 2014 Barkbox

Loopies Letterman Jacket

~yumZies Nootie Jerky Burger BBQ Duck ($7.99): The furries were big fans of these when they tested them out this afternoon.  They are made with real duck and contain no wheat, grain, corn or soy.

September 2014 Barkbox

yumZies Nootie Jerky Burger BBQ Duck

~ETTA Says Rabbit Chew ($3): I really need to get a video of the battle that happens when my dogs get one of these.  It doesn’t matter if they both have them or just one has it, it’s war!  I think they spend more time trying to keep it away from the other one than they do actually enjoying it.

September 2014 Barkbox

ETTA Says Rabbit Chew

~Safemade Pet Pawxford Pennant ($5): Another adorable Barkbox exclusive.  I swear, we have the cutest collection of dog toys thanks to Barkbox.

September 2014 Barkbox

Safemade Pet Pawxford Pennant

~Petsafe Indigo Smokehouse Strips – Bacon ($7): These are best consumed within three days of opening, so we are waiting to crack into them for a bit.  I can’t imagine Baxter and Buddy not liking them though. They’ll probably try to talk me into letting them eat them all in a day.

September 2014 Barkbox

Petsafe Indigo Smokehouse Strips – Bacon

All totaled I came up with a value of $32 for the September 2014 BarkBox.  Once again I thought they totally nailed the theme and I loved this box.  Totally perfect for us this month!

Do you subscribe to BarkBox?  What’d you think of this month’s box?  If you want to subscribe or learn more, click here. A monthly subscription is $29/month, but if you opt for a longer subscription, the price drops as low as $18/month (that’s what I get)!  And you can use the code “TWIT″ to save an additional 20% off your entire BarkBox subscription which would make it an even better deal!

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50% Off Escape Monthly Coupon Code + Free Gift!

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Escape Monthly Free Gift

Escape Monthly Free Gift

Use coupon FUNFIFTY to get 50% off your first Escape Monthly (the September box is the Caribbean Escape to Puerto Rico) plus an Organic Lavender Eye Pillow! This deal ends on Friday so act fast!

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September 2014 Outlaw Soaps Review

Outlaw Soaps
Cost: $20/bi-monthly (plus shipping)
Ships To: United States.
Coupon Code: N/A.
September 2014 Outlaw Soaps The Clean Getaway Box

September 2014 Outlaw Soaps The Clean Getaway Box

The Outlaw Soaps Clean Getaway Box, who kindly sent me this box to review, is a bi-monthly soap subscription box. Boxes are centered around an outlaw or outlaw theme and include a little light reading (including tidbits like outlaw slang, famous outlaws in history, and featured Outlaw Soaps customers), two bars of soap, a button of the Outlaw of the Month, product samples from makers related to the month’s theme and / or various other things they might be trying out.

September 2014 Outlaw Soaps The Clean Getaway Box

The Box

Outlaw Soaps ships via USPS on a bi-monthly basis.  The box was cute and smelled quite good when I opened it.

September 2014 Outlaw Soaps The Clean Getaway Box

First Look

Everything was inside of a burlap bag which I thought fit the theme quite nicely.

September 2014 Outlaw Soaps The Clean Getaway Box

The Information Card / Reading Material

The September 2014 Outlaw Soaps Clean Getaway Subscription Club outlaw was Jesse James.  The box included a little information about Outlaw Soaps, some history on Jesse James and of course, lots of information on what was included in the box.  Here’s what was inside:

~1/2 Bar Fire in the Hole Soap ($5): I love everything about this soap.  The name, the colors, the smell, everything!  It’s described as smelling like “gunpowder, campfire, whiskey, bacon, sage, and dirt” which oddly combined to a pretty darn good smell.

September 2014 Outlaw Soaps The Clean Getaway Box

1/2 Bar Fire in the Hole Soap

~1/2 Bar of Bunkhouse Stampede Soap ($5): Bunkhouse Stampede smells like clove, cinnamon, and vanilla, with a hint of orange. It’s nice, but I am still thinking about fire in the hole!

September 2014 Outlaw Soaps The Clean Getaway Box

1/2 Bar of Bunkhouse Stampede Soap

~Leather & Sandalwood Shaving Soap ($15): This shaving soap is all-vegan and works best when used with a shaving brush.  As luck would have it B just got a shaving brush, so he will be all set.

September 2014 Outlaw Soaps The Clean Getaway Box

Leather & Sandalwood Shaving Soap

All totaled I came up with a value of $25 for the September 2014 Outlaw Soaps The Clean Getaway Subscription Club box.  The box itself is $20 and also gets you a discount of 10% of all Outlaw Soaps orders.  You do have to pay shipping on the box, but you’d also have to pay shipping if you ordered these items from Outlaw Soaps so I figure that they cancel each other out.

What do you think of Outlaw Soaps?  If you are interested in subscribing or want to learn more, go check them out!

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Disclosure: This complimentary box was received for review purposes. All opinions are my own and no compensation was received.
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September 2014 Nicholas Black Box Review

Nicholas Black Box
Cost: $19.99/month
Ships To: United States.
Coupon Code: Use code “Intro” to get 20% off your monthly subscription cost for life.
September 2014 Nicholas Black Box

September 2014 Nicholas Black Box

Nicholas Black Box, who kindly sent me this box to review, is a monthly men’s lifestyle subscription box. Each month you will be mailed a box containing 5 lifestyle and grooming samples from an array of categories. These samples will be from well-known brands and some new to the market brands.

September 2014 Nicholas Black Box

The Box

Nicholas Black Box ships via USPS and all boxes are shipped by the 21st of the month.

September 2014 Nicholas Black Box

First Look

The first look was great!  The box was nice and full and looked to be packed with a bunch of great brands.

September 2014 Nicholas Black Box

The Information Card

Nicholas Black Box doesn’t have a theme, but the information card was broken down into categories (Grooming, Skin Care, Fashion and Health & Fitness) and gave details on each of the items in the box.  Here is what was included in the September 2014 box:

~Every Man Jack Face Lotion with SPF 15 ($1.50):  B has tried a few products from this brand and has been happy with the results.  I suspect he will be packing this for his upcoming travels.

September 2014 Nicholas Black Box

Every Man Jack Face Lotion with SPF 15

~Jack Black True Volume Thickening Shampoo ($.79) & Face Buff Energizing Scrub (~$1): You know what B doesn’t need?  Thicker hair.  LOL!  Seriously his hair is  already so thick and grows so fast.  I might steal this and see how it works for me.

September 2014 Nicholas Black Box

Jack Black True Volume Thickening Shampoo & Face Buff Energizing Scrub

~Shea Moister Tea Tree After Shave & Bump Preventer (~$1):  Now I know we have gotten this somewhere in the past as well.  I may have even bought it. Again this will be another useful item for traveling.

September 2014 Nicholas Black Box

Shea Moister Tea Tree After Shave & Bump Preventer

~Red Leaf Bath And Body Soap ($1.62): I just said I hoped to see this again somewhere and here it is.  B really likes this soap and now I want to try the woman’s line even more.

September 2014 Nicholas Black Box

Red Leaf Bath And Body Soap

~The Tie Bar Socks ($8): I said earlier today that B’s bumble bee socks were the wildest ones he had, but these pink / purple camo ones are right up there.  It’s possible they are even wilder?  I don’t know if he will like them, but I do.

September 2014 Nicholas Black Box

The Tie Bar Socks

~KIND Bar Oats & Honey with Toasted Coconut (~$2): This is another good item for B.  He likes kind bars and this will make a good snack.  I packed a bar like this for L to take to school one day for his snack and he told me he was scared to eat it because he thought it had peanuts in it (and peanuts are not allowed at school).  I thought that was cute and can see where he would think that ;)

September 2014 Nicholas Black Box

KIND Bar Oats & Honey with Toasted Coconut

All totaled I came up with a value of $15.91 for the September 2014 Nicholas Black Box.  I liked the contents of this box, but wish the value were higher.  The box is $15.99/month if you sign up using the 20% off lifetime coupon (“intro“) so it comes it at just about the cost of the box.  If they can get their box values up, I think this is going to be one to check out for sure.

What do you think of Nicholas Black Box?  If you are interested in ordering or want to learn more, click here.

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Disclosure: This complimentary box was received for review purposes. All opinions are my own and no compensation was received.
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GLOSSYBOX Daily Dose of Beauty Mid-Day Dash Coupon Code!

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GLOSSYBOX Daily Dose of Beauty

GLOSSYBOX Daily Dose of Beauty

GLOSSYBOX is having a fun promotion right now and is offering a new gift with purchase each day this week. The Daily Dose of Beauty code runs from 12pm – 4pm (EST) each day and is applicable for that day only. Today’s Mid-Day Dash code is “GIVEMEMUD” and can be used on new subscriptions to get a free GLAMGLOW’s YOUTHMUD TINGLEXFOLIATE TREATMENT ($19 value) in your first box! I think this one is my favorite so far. I love GlamGlow!

I don’t know if it gets much better than GLAMGLOW, so if you want to get this, subscribe before 4pm today or gone for good!  And if you want to take your chances and see what’s next (I still haven’t got a clue) stay tuned until tomorrow!

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PopSugar Must Have Boxes on Rue La La!

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PopSugar on Rue La La

PopSugar on Rue La La

PopSugar Must Have Boxes on are Rue La La right now! You can pick up one introductory PopSugar box for $24.95 (a $39.95 value)!  This is an amazing deal and I’ll be picking one up some holiday gifts with this deal for sure.  Just a heads up that you will be enrolled in the monthly subscription when you redeem this, so kept that in mind and if you don’t want to keep it make sure you cancel.
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September 2014 Foot Cardigan Review

Foot Cardigan
Cost: Full Size Box: $11/month ($9/month + $2 S/H)
Ships To: International (Shipping is additional).
Coupon Code: N/A
September 2014 Foot Cardigan

September 2014 Foot Cardigan

Foot Cardigan, who kindly sent me this package for review, is a monthly sock subscription service. Each month they send subscribers a pair of weird and crazy and unexpected socks. Current subscriptions are offered for Men or Women, but Foot Cardigan is planning on starting a kid’s sock subscription service (Whippersnappers) just in time for the holidays.

September 2014 Foot Cardigan

The Package

Foot Cardigan ships via USPS and generally takes just a few days to arrive.  Shipments will arrive monthly around the same time of the month as when you first subscribed.

September 2014 Foot Cardigan

The Information Sheet

I didn’t take a first look picture because, well, it’s socks.  They come in individual plastic bags and a packing list is also included.  The packing list detailed the socks we received last month (Scooter Dreams and Charlie) and also this month’s selections.  Our September 2014 Foot Cardigan (we received both Men’s & Women’s)  selections were as follows:

~Men’s: Bees: These are awesome.  Whenever B gets new socks in a subscription box I just put them away in his drawer and see if he ever asks were they come from.  Sometimes he does, sometimes he doesn’t.  These are probably the most out there socks he owns, but I so hope he’ll wear them because I love them.  And printed socks like this are much easier to sort than a pile of black / brown / navy socks.

September 2014 Foot Cardigan

Men’s: Bees

~Women: Big Dots: Well, B’s socks were awesome, but not as awesome as mine!  I love the colors, the giant polka dots, everything.  Sadly it’s sock weather here in MI already, but these will make it a bit a lot more fun.

September 2014 Foot Cardigan

Women: Big Dots

Since all of the socks have Foot Cardigan tags on them I couldn’t do a cost breakdown on this box.  The socks are high quality though so I feel like the $11/month price tag (and $2 of that is actually shipping) is about right.  Plus, where else are you going to get bumble bee socks?

What do you think of Foot Cardigan?  If you are interested in subscribing or just want to learn more, click here!

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Disclosure: This complimentary box was received for review purposes. All opinions are my own and no compensation was received.
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So What Wednesday

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This week I am saying So What If….

~I am annoyed that all these sites have had security breeches and I have to change my passwords. You think I could even remember them before?
~I still haven’t figured out how to organize my blog how I want it done.
~B’s headed to Korea soon and I am beyond excited about it. I am this close to having him bring an extra suitcase just to transport Oreo O’s back here for me.
~I am still sad Breaking Bad is over.
~I refreshed PopSugar so many times yesterday I thought my fingers were going to fall off. #solame
~I think they should end DWTS right now and give Carleton the Mirror Ball.  He wins.
~I am dying to see both Lauren Conrad’s wedding dress and Eva and Ryan’s baby.  Or even just Eva and Ryan together.
~There are sometimes times I cannot locate a single lip balm near me.  You’d think that would be impossible, but it’s not.
~I had to set an alarm to make sure I remember to get L from school at the correct time today (it’s early release and it throws me off).
~I have yet to get B an anniversary card (for our anniversary today).
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