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Bulu Box Review

on April 7, 2013

The world of box subscriptions is becoming ever more popular!  You can get a box for pretty much any special interest you can think of: gourmet food, health and fitness items, beauty products, and I’ve even heard you can get monthly lingerie and adult intimacy items as well, all in a monthly box subscription.  I had never even heard of a box subscription until January of this year, and when I did, I was totally intrigued.  You already know I really love my swag, and box subscriptions are like getting a monthly delivery of your very own swag, except you pay for it.

Here is how they work.  You find a company that distributes products you are interested in, sign up on their website, and wait for your first shipment.  Some are monthly.  Some are every other month.  There is even one I recently found out about that lets you lotto for boxes you are interested in, no subscription required.  They all vary in prices, and of course they also vary in quality.

Bulu Box is one of the first I heard about.  Someone tweeted about it and included a link to get your first box free.  I love free, so I went for it!  I figured there was probably a catch, like a commitment to keep your subscription for so many months in order to get your free box.  There was no catch, and it really was free.  I did have to begin my subscription and give my credit card number, but you can cancel at any time, even after your first free box.

Bulu Box is a monthly subscription of vitamins and supplements.  For $10 a month, they promise to deliver 4-5 premium samples in their box.  You can also choose a weight loss box and since that one was more appealing to my interests, I chose it instead.  It is also $10 monthly and also 4-5 premium samples, according to their website.

It painfully seemed to take forever to get my first box.  I like instant gratification, and I really tend to favor companies with quick shipping.  Upon further investigation of the matter, I found out that how quickly your first box arrives depends on when you subscribe.  Apparently they only ship once a month so if you order right around the cutoff date, it might be a month before it even gets shipped.  I was about to give up on my free box but one day I came home to finally find this on my doorstep.

This is exactly how the Bulu Box arrives.  The shipping label is on the bottom.

This is exactly how the Bulu Box arrives. The shipping label is on the bottom.

This is what the box looks like with all items inside.

This is what the box looks like with all items inside.

I was super excited to find out what all was inside.  My box contained the following:

  • Dream Water Pineapple flavor to help you sleep (may eventually try)
  • One Red Stinger appetite suppressant (probably will never use)
  • One Prolab Quick Fire energy drink mix (may eventually try or give away)
  • A pack of XyloBurst Xylitol Gum Green Tea flavor (probably will try)
  • A tiny packet of Barlean’s Omega Swirl Fish Oil (probably will never use)
  • Redd Remedies energy capsule (probably will never use)
  • $50 iTRAIN gift card (may use)
  • A cute little sticker (will likely keep for a while but eventually will get tossed)
  • 5 recipe cards (not a single recipe sounded like something I would make)
  • An information brochure explaining what each of the products is for (informative since I’d never heard of any of this stuff before)

    Here are all the items from the box.

    Here are all the items from the box.

So as you can tell, there were more than 4-5 samples in the box.  You can decide for yourself whether you would consider them “premium” or not.  The cumulative total value is way more than the $10 I would have paid had it not been free to try.  The problem is there was not a single thing in the box I was excited about.  I chew gum a lot so that’s the item I am most likely to use.  I only say I may try the Dream Water because I read another review of it that said it works like a charm.  The drink mix may get used, but I don’t typically use drink mixes or energy drinks.  What I would use out of the box is definitely not worth $10 to me.

I ended up cancelling my subscription after this one free box, and I’m really glad I didn’t pay for it.  I think it would be a good subscription for someone who is more interested in this type of product than I am.  The box delivered on what it promised so I have no complaints there.  Cancellation was also easy and hassle-free.  If you know someone who is a subscriber, they can give you a link for your first free box.  So, definitely try it for yourself if these types of products appeal to you.

If you’ve tried Bulu Box, what did you think of it?  What is your favorite box subscription?

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6 responses to “Bulu Box Review

  1. Beth Barbara says:

    Glad you reviewed this product. I’ve been curious. I wonder if I requested the same-a weight loss box-if I would end up with the same items. It would be interesting to see-or would the products vary!

  2. I just got my box today and was not impressed. I’m glad it was free. Mine had less items than yours. I got a self tanning towel in it. What does that have to do with weight loss? Also canceling.

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