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Date in a Crate
Ships To: United States & Canada ($49.99 CAD)
Coupon Code: “RESOLUTION2015” to save 10% off your first box.
Date in a Crate, who kindly sent me this box to review, is a subscription box service that helps improve relationships. Each month, we send out a unique, seasonally themed box filled with date ideas and items including gourmet snacks and a red box code, a monthly newsletter on how to improve your relationship, and other surprise items.
Date in a Crate ships via USPS during the second week of the month. Your first box will ship the month following the month in which you signed up. For example if you subscribe between 1/1/15 and 1/31/15, your first box will arrive by the 10th of February.
Date in a Crate is a very new box which meant I had no idea what to expect. The packaging and presentation were both great and I thought the actual box itself was adorable.
The January 2015 Date in a Crate Newsletter was about Resolutions. The date idea this month was to find a recipe that sounds good to both of you and to spend the night making dinner together! The box included the following items to help with the date and after:
~Sagestruck Herbary Pilli Pilli in Olive Oil ($3): B will totally use this in whatever recipe we settle on making. I will help him by keeping his glass filled with wine and making sure the dishes are all clean.
~Memories for Life Wooden Spoon ($4): Totally cute and, of course, you need a wooden spoon to cook with! I think these would be really neat wedding / shower favors.
~Orange Chevron Towel (~$5): Well, it’s pretty clear that I like this. LOL! I am hanging it on the stove in my kitchen and we’ll get a ton of use out of it.
~Redbox Coupon Code ($2): I didn’t take a picture of it, but the box included a unique code for a Redbox rental. So after you make dinner, you can sit down for a movie night.
~Cinnamon Roll Peanut Brittle (~$5): I couldn’t find a price on this one, so I had to estimate. I don’t love peanut brittle, but I did love that this was a new to me brand and a snack we don’t get a ton of (like say popcorn).
~Imperial Nuts Antioxidant Blend ($5.50): This is another snack that I wouldn’t have expected to received in here, but again is a welcome one.
~Tips / Ideas: The box also included a magnet which featured your “Recipe for Resolution”. These are ideas on ways to spend more time together this year and, while simple ideas, are good ones.
All totaled I came up with a value of $24.50 for the January 2015 Date in a Crate. I really wanted to be wowed and love this box, but I am disappointed that the value wasn’t higher. The box is $39.99/month and I would expected the value to be much closer to that. I am going to watch this one the next few months and hopefully we’ll see a boost in values!