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Jun 21 2011
7 years ago
3:01 PM MST

Birchbox: Spoil Yourself for $10 per Month

Jun 21, 2011 @ 3:01 PM MST
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If you love trying out new beauty products or just want to treat yourself to a special surprise every month, then you may want to check out Birchbox. And before dishing about this program, I do want to say that I was quite skeptical when I first discovered Birchbox. So, with that being said, I decided to sign myself up last month to personally check out the products and samples they offer. And I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. My package (pictured above) arrived recently, and all of the products were beautifully wrapped in pink tissue paper. My box contained a Full-Size Laura Geller Blush -n- Brighten (a $29+ value!), Twirl by Kate Spade perfume sample, Sircuit Skin Cosmeceutlcals Molecular Mist, Archipelago Pomegrante Soap, AND 2 Deborah Lippmann Lavender Nail Remover Finger Mits (one mit cleans all 10 nails).

Now I know that you are probably thinkin’ there are free sample offers always available on Hip2Save, so why would I pay for samples. Well, if you are a fan of high end cosmetic products, then you are basically getting to try lots of these products on a regular basis for a fraction of the retail cost. Even sweeter, these are not your typical samples…. most will be deluxe samples and you may even receive full-size products (just like I did with the Laura Geller blush). And I don’t know what it is about getting a cute box packaged up with pink tissue paper, but I love it! 😀 Plus, it makes getting the mail that much more fun!

For $10 a month, Birchbox delivers 4 to 5 hand-picked, deluxe beauty samples from high-end brands. Each month you’ll receive a different mix of beauty products, including makeup, skincare, fragrance, body, and hair products. All samples are generously sized, with enough product to allow you to figure out if they’re right for you. And Birchbox does customize the boxes (that’s why you fill out your Beauty Profile). Some samples are sent to everyone, other samples are chosen specifically for your skin, beauty needs, and style.  Keep in mind that all you pay is your $10 monthly subscription fee; there are no shipping or handling fees for the monthly Birchbox and you can cancel at anytime. So you really are under NO obligation.

Another added perk is the Birchbox Points program, which rewards you for signing up for the monthly samples, shopping on, referring friends to the program, and sending feedback on your samples. Even sweeter, the points that you earn can be used to purchase full-size products at!

Here’s how the Points Program works:

* Sign up for a Birchbox membership
(you’ll earn 110 points for a yearly subscription or 10 points for a monthly subscription).

* Every time you purchase a full-size product from the Birchbox Shop or a gift membership, you earn 1 point for every $1 spent!

* Refer friends
(earn 50 points for every friend that signs up for Birchbox!)

* Fill out product feedback surveys
(earn 10 points for each completed product feedback survey; only products sampled through Birchbox are eligible for feedback points).

* For every 100 points you earn, you’ll get a $10 reward to spend on redeemable towards purchases of full-size products.

Are you a Birchbox member? If so, please share your thoughts about this program!

(Thanks to Pamela for emailing about this awesome program!)

** Please note that the links in this post are my referral links. If you don’t feel comfortable using them, feel free to go directly to

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