"Subscribe & Save!"
That is the main thing that draws me into signing up for a subscription box & I’ve signed up to, and paid for, quite a few. So, yes...it works.
1. Olive Box
4. Petite Vour
8. Julip Maven
It all started because I had some extra birthday money to play around with, but then I became hooked. So, step one to battling any addiction is owning up to your problem, which I did about 2 weeks ago—2 months after initially signing up.
Pros & Cons of Subscribing
My reasoning for downsizing stems from my pros and cons list.
Pro’s for signing up:
1. You have an opportunity to tryout products you’d never would have tried otherwise.
2. It feels like Christmas once a month or so.
3. When full size samples are provided it makes it easy to identify the value of the subscription.
Cons of keeping a subscription going:
1. Your monthly budgeting may be thrown for a curb if you don’t plan accordingly.
2. You won’t always love all the products.
3. Products may easily accumulate.
4. Duplicates! You are sure to receive a few duplicates over time.
5. You don’t always have the option of choosing your products
At a glance it may seem like I’m opposed to such subscriptions, but really I’m not as I weigh the importance of each differently. I am, however, opposed of having such an extensive list of subscriptions.
Editing Down My Subscriptions
Let me just say, this was really, really hard for me—yet another sign of having a problem… I just can’t afford to continue, especially because I have so many other things to save up for and invest in (i.e. my wedding). Anyway, going forward you can expect reviews from the following subscriptions:
#1 – Fabletics ($49.95/month)
Fabletics offers amazing quality, fashionable pieces and affordability. Additionally, prior to receiving my first box I only had a small collection of gym clothes that were practically falling apart. In other words it’s a need and a want!
#2 – Petit Vour ($15.00/month)
This is one of the two skin care/makeup subscriptions I signed up to and one I am planning on maintaining, for now. I just enjoyed most of the items I received in my box & in the process I discovered companies I never would have discovered otherwise.
#3 – Wantable Intimates ($36.00/month)
This one…this one is most definitely a want and not a big need…I just can’t help it. I say it’s a want because half the things they’ve sent I don’t really need. I have plenty of colorful socks as I just hate walking around the house barefoot. What I do need are undies and bras but have yet to receive a bra, however I have received a few undies.
#4 – Muggler Addict ($50/year)
I have yet to receive this box. Considering that I’ve already paid for a year’s worth of the subscription, why not. This will be the only year though..
My budgeted monthly total will now be $100.95—which turns out to be close to my monthly storage unit payment I recently canceled. I should really save it but I am hooked, for now.
Following this post, I shall explain why I painfully canceled the rest…
Let me know your thoughts on subscriptions! I’d love to consider another perspective.