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Subscription boxes are the fun way to try before you buy. It’s like Christmas every month — except you’re footing the bill, of course. And next to the child-like anticipation that comes with a monthly subscription box, it’s often the price tag that kills us. There’s a way for you to be a smart and savvy subscriber and indulge in them all.
Pro tip: Focus on the subscriptions least likely to make you go bankrupt. Cushion the blow to your bank account with these 10 subscriptions for just $10 or less per month.
I’m the penny-pinching, bargain-hunting, discount-finding specialist, but when it comes to one item in particular, I can never catch a break. Of course, they’re the items you need, but often hate to buy — razors. A subscription to Angel Shave Club makes the process simple and cost-effective.
In the past, many shaving subscriptions have been geared toward men — which makes Angel Shave Club the subscription us women have all been praying for. Specifically designed for women, the shaving plans start at $3 and go up to $9. The pink box comes complete with eight razor blades that arrive every two to four months.
Before you cough up your credit card, you’re asked personal questions about your beauty history, habits, and preferences. The $10 subscription includes five beauty products averaging around $53 per bag (no seriously — we did the math here). The deluxe or full-sized products are then sent to you based on your individual style — and if you’re just not feeling it, you can change your preferences at any time, plus your products will be tailored to your reviews each month.
If the mess of making your own face mask has become overwhelming, I invite you to invest in a simpler option: a sheet mask. Sheet masks hit it big last year and are still all the rage. For $10, Mask Box guarantees an assortment of three Korean sheet masks arrive at your door.
The masks are selected from Seoul, Korea – the mecca for skincare. Before you secure your monthly subscription, you’ll choose between three options: a brightening box for a radiant glow, a hydration box for supple skin, or an anti-aging box to combat fine lines. Ingredients such as pearl powder, vitamin C, and collagen will leave any skin-care junkie feeling glamorous for the rest of the week.
Another beauty box? Bring it on. Birchbox is a veteran to the subscription game. Similar and often compared to Ipsy, it’s intended to meet all your beauty needs. Birchbox has partnered with more than 400 brands, making the product possibilities virtually endless.
The box comes with five sample-sized products tailored to you. Included in the $10-a-month subscription, the company lets you choose one of your samples to be included in your next box. These high-end products will leave you more than satisfied.
The devoted snacker will be drawn to the Love With Food subscription box. Love with Food lets you munch on tasty snacks without experiencing the guilt. They promise to send only organic or GMO-free products deprived of artificial ingredients. With items like key-lime pie cookies and Japanese curry beef jerky, it’s very unlikely you’ll find these products in your local grocery store.
For $7.99 per month, you can avoid the supermarket altogether and get a goodie-filled box shipped right to you. It includes eight or more personal or sharable-sized snacks. And as if this deal couldn’t get any sweeter, Love with Food also donates a meal to a food bank for each box you receive.
I often get stuck in a rut making the same handful of meals — it’s usually spaghetti, salad, sandwich, repeat. If you can relate to the struggle, you’d be happy to know I found a custom blend of spices and flavors that will put an end to our little problem. For $26 quarterly (which comes out to about $8 per month), Raw Spice Bar sends you six freshly ground spices and blends, aka enough to cook two meals per week for three to four people. (Or you can just purchase whatever spices you want here.)
The subscription is equipped with three half-ounce packages inspired by exotic locations. The best part? You won’t have to wonder how to use them; the box includes multiple recipes for each unique spice. A true foodie will appreciate exactly what Raw Spice Bar has to offer.
Here’s the easiest way to fuel your coffee addiction: a subscription to Angel’s Cup. The smallest subscription lets you sample four coffee flavors from all over the world for $9.99 a month. Collectively, the packages yield eight cups of coffee. A true coffee lover might not consider that a lot; however, the option to ship your coffee weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly is solely up to you.
A blind taste test makes each flavor a mystery. If you like a certain flavor, you can buy the full size on their website. With this subscription, you’ll be a coffee connoisseur in no time.
Designed for Samsung and Apple phones, $10 promises that a unique design arrives on a monthly basis. The company claims their cases are made of high quality polycarbonate material and are then finished off with a silicone coating. They also include a mini surprise within each shipment.
If fitness or your overall health is your main focus, try Bulu Box. Trying new fitness products can be tricky, but for $10 a month, the risk is definitely worth it. Bulu Box includes four to five health-related samples and a bonus item per box. When you sign up, you’re given the choice between the original or weight loss subscription.
The weight loss box features products designed to kick-start and aid with dropping excess pounds. The original box includes a broad array of health-related goods. After spending some quality time with your new products, you can fill out a few surveys and rack up points to buy full-sized items.
Mightyfix is the best subscription box choice for the young millennial still learning how to adult. For $10 a month, you’ll get a new product to help you stock your kitchen. The website spares the details on what you might get, but assures you it will be useful and eco-friendly. The one full-size item you receive is promised to have a retail value of more than $10 and a hefty discount of at least 30%.
What’s your favorite subscription box? Tell us in the comments below!