Goodbye Birchbox!

Friday, July 08, 2016

I know I haven't been blogging in a long time but I have maintained my subscription with Birchbox during my time away from blogging. Unfortunately due to all the new changes happening at Birchbox, such as them essentially getting rid of the review for points system, the July 2016 box is my final box. I've been a member since May 24, 2011 and have spent probably about $600 on my subscription since then. I think I was a yearly member at some point. I know I quit at some point only to come back right away.

To be honest I haven't paid attention to my actual subscription in over a year. I get the $10.63 a month deducted from my bank each month, I get the box of samples, I open the box to see if things are okay and what I got then I essentially either toss the box aside, use some of the items or pass it along to a family member. I lost interest in Birchbox because the sample sizes or quality have peaked my interest and a lot of it is repeats. How many Smashbox mascaras do I need?

What made Birchbox set apart from all the other beauty sampling programs out there was the review for points incentive. For each sample you get when you review you would get 10 points. Accumulate 100 points and you get a $10 credit to use in Birchbox's online store. I know I amassed a lot of products for free or near free over the years this way and the points system was why I didn't quit sooner.

As of this month you'll be allowed to review five of the samples for those 10 points each. After that no more review points for you. The points expired after six months rather than a years so those trying to accumulate points for a better purchase deal well you might want to use those points up NOW. I know I have over 500 points of which most will expire soon under the new system. So I'll be using my points up, canceling my subscription right after and see ya Birchbox!

In my July box.
  1. MDSolarSciences™ Mineral Crème SPF 50 Broad Spectrum UVA-UVB Sunscreen - 0.25 oz sample. Made in the USA
  2. Raw Spirit Fragrances Mystic Pearl Eau de Parfum - 0.5 oz sample. Made in the USA
  3. Balance Me Radiance Face Mask - 0.5 oz sample. Made in the UK.
  4. Smashbox Cosmetics X-Rated Mascara - Sample. Made in Canada.
  5. Marcelle 3-in-1 Micellar Solution - 1.7 oz sample. Made in Canada


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