POPSUGAR Must Have Box Review + Coupon Code – August 2012

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My August PopSugar Must Have “Bag” finally arrived. I just don’t understand why my sh*t takes SO long to get to my house no matter where in the country it comes from. Moving on. I say “bag” because when I signed up it was the “Must Have Bag”, but was there a Pop Sugar bag this month? Umm, no. Just a box. If PopSugar would stop changing things up, I would be much happier. Anyways, on to the contents of the box:

~Govino Wine Glasses ($12.95): This is a set of 4 16 ounce shatterproof / reusable / recyclable wine glasses. But they don’t look like regular old cheapo plastic glasses. They are fancy plastic. That’s the best way I can describe them anyways. I am sure I will put these to good use on my new patio.
~Alora Ambiance Reed Diffuser ($90):  Okay, this is something I would never purchase for myself.  Or anyone else for that matter.  $90 for a diffuser?  I got the Isola scent and it’s way better than expected.  Way better.  I usually shy away from floral fragrances (this is gardenia, tuberose and fig), but this is pretty good.  Maybe that’s why it’s $90??
~Baggu Bag ($9): I know these were included in some Citrus Lane boxes last month, but I never got one.  This is a welcome addition because it will fit nicely in my diaper bag / handbag and I will have a bag whenever I need it.  And pink and white polka dots?  So cute.  I just have to remember that it is there!
~PopPhysique Original Butt Fitness DVD ($10): The set of 3-dvd’s is $29.95 (on amazon), so I am estimating the cost of one dvd at $10.  Will I use this?  Hmm, probably not.  Should I use this?  H*ll yes.  Maybe I will make B do this with me?  He’d be game.
~Pretzel Crisps (Original Flavor) ($1.98): Since I am on vacation from clean eating, I’ll crack open a Diet Pepsi and have a few of these ;).
~Tatcha Beauty Papers ($12): I have bever used (or even heard of) these before, but I will for sure be trying them out.  They are used to remove excess oil from the skin and if there is one thing that drives me crazy, it’s a greasy face.
~10 Postagrams ($10): I did receive these in last month’s Citrus Lane box and still haven’t used them.  I need to get on the ball.  I now have 20 postagrams to send! I still do love this idea.
~Bear Naked Granola Sample ($1): I am not even sure how to value this?  We got some free when B ran the Warrior Dash.  I wish they would have just went wild and included a full sized bag!  B eats this every day, so it won’t go to waste.
~Sprout Cleanser ($6 est.): I understand that a lot of people LOVE this so I am going to give it a go.  With all the face wash I get, you’d think I would be more motivated to wash my face.  Yet it’s always the once task at night that gets skipped.
~Sprout Exfoliant ($7 est.):  Once again, I need to use this stuff.  I am going to leave this and the cleanser on my counter at night to remind myself.  I have never ever even heard of this brand before PopSugar, so it’s totally new to me.
~15% Off Benziger Family Winery Coupon: This has zero value since you have to spend money to use it.  They should have just sent wine.  Everyone likes wine and I bet people wouldn’t complain about wine!  For whatever reason, I feel like I have been here?  I need to do some research and figure out if this was one of the wineries we visited on our Napa / Sonoma trip?

So that’s it, that’s the August BOX.  I am annoyed there was no cute PopSugar tote bag (the Baggu bag doesn’t count), but what can you do?  All totaled, the contents of the bag were valued (by me) at $159.93.  Not too bad for $35.  But would I have bought all this stuff on my own?  Probably not.  I mean a $90 diffuser has no place in my budget.  And really, what a random assortment of items. The theme was home or entertaining or something this month, which I suppose they all fit under, but still.  Random.  I did enjoy it way more than the July box because it had a way better assortment of items.  Way better!  If you want to sign up for next month go here (so I can get more months free).  But be sure to GTS(*) because I know they had some codes for August and maybe they will for September too.  I for one am hoping next month’s theme is fashion.  We’ll find out soon enough!

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Jennifer is the author and founder of Subscription Box Ramblings. She first discovered subscription boxes in 2012 and has been addicted since. Current favorites include CAUSEBOX, Boxycharm and Beachly!

This Post Has 11 Comments

  1. Julie

    I would totally sign up if I had a coupon code. I can’t find one…

    1. Shanna

      Use code poprz…..It’s $10 off your first bag. 🙂

    2. Kelsey

      refer5 is another code for $5 off too! 🙂

      1. Dani Starz

        Thaaaaank you!

  2. Aimee

    I was alot happier with the Aug bag/box than I was with last month. Atleast everything in this one I will or can use. Last month… not so much!

  3. Tashya

    This was an awesome review. It helped me decide whether I would purchase this bag “box”,

  4. Kerry

    your baggu is so much cuter than mine! I got plain dark purple in my box….jealous 🙁

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