Mystery Boxes and Subscription Boxes – you know the things I mean. From gaming and gifts, to beauty and even arts and crafts and collectibles. There are Mystery Boxes and Subscription Boxes available for pretty much everything – even your Pet!
I am an xbox gamer, minecraft lover, general nerd and more so these kind of things really appeal to me.
I have previously subscribed to Lootcrate for example which if you love collectibles/comics/nerdy things then you will love but the price tag got a bit too much for me and I had to stop my subscription.
Previously I was inspired to treat myself to a Fallout 4 Gamers Mystery Box which cost £60 but never materialised and eventually I had to reclaim through my bank – so you do need to be careful with who you buy from.
For this blog I have even reviewed some:
- Art & Parcel a monthly art supplies subscription box which I was impressed with.
- An adult colouring mystery box which I was super impressed by.
I have decided in the new year to test out as many of these different Mystery Boxes and Subscription Boxes as I can. I will be doing unboxing videos as well as in depth reviews and if I think the boxes are worth the money they cost.
There will be a new page up for this on my blogs menu in the new year so look out for that.
I will be doing one review before Christmas as I have stumbled across it and thought i’d let you all know about it as well.
It’s a Groupon Offer called ‘Santa’s Mystery Sack’ and basically you pay either £7.99 or £16.99 for a Mystery Pick of Gifts from a big long list with the chance to win one of their top prizes which include Gold Macbook, iPhone 7, LV/Prada Bag or Apple Watch.
For the lower price you have a 1 in 40 chance of something quite nice and for the higher price a 1 in 20 chance.
For the general Mystery Pick most people will be getting 3-4 items which will include brands I have never heard of and items such as Bluetooth Speakers, Chargers/Cables, Cases and Covers, Headphones and Activity/Fitness Tracker Wrist Bands – so as long as you are going to be happy receiving those kind of items with the chance of winning something better then it’s worth a punt.
BUT what are these lowest value item / most common to be received items worth? Are they worth the £7.99 / £16.99 plus shipping?
Lets take a look
From the £7.99 list taking the very bottom selection of items which is most likely the most low value and commonly received and basing the cost on what you could buy the items for from amazon
- JVC FX10 Earphones (£7)+ Cosmetic Blending Sponges (£1.40 going on cheapest as brand/amount unknown) + Kitvision Selfie Stick (£5.99) so a total of £14.39 to purchase these items of Amazon.
From the £16.99 list taking the very bottom selection of items which is most likely the most low value and commonly received and basing the cost on what you could buy the items for from amazon
- Jawbone Up Move Activity Tracker (£9.53) + JVC FX10 Earphones (£7) + Cosmetic Blending Sponges (£1.40 – going on cheapest as brand/amount unknown) + Kitvision Selfie Stick (£5.99) so a total of £23.92 to purchase these items from Amazon.
Well I think that even if I don’t win one of the better item this is worth it as you will still be getting that are worth more than the purchase price for the group offer.
I have purchased 2 of the £16.99 one for myself and one as a birthday present for my sister.
Fingers crossed we get something neat and I will post up an unboxing video and review score once I receive them!
The deal if you are interested can here found here
I’d love to know if you buy some of these as well and of course what you end up receiving!