Prod­uct sub­scrip­tions de­liver fa­vorites to your door

The Progress-Index - At Home - - ANDREA HONAKER MOVIE REVIEW - By An­drea Hon­aker

What’s bet­ter than a brand new, shiny prod­uct to sam­ple? A whole box of shiny new prod­ucts, sent straight to your doorstep.

Ear­lier this year, The Gazette pro­filed online com­pa­nies that al­low peo­ple to rent fash­ion items through sub­scrip­tion pack­ages. But, the spe­cial de­liv­er­ies go be­yond stylish out­fits. A num­ber of busi­nesses ex­ist that mail cus­tomers a box of items to try out each month.

One of the most well-known is Birch­box, which of­fers beauty, groom­ing and lifestyles prod­ucts for men and women. But, there’s a site out there to fit al­most any per­son­al­ity, from pet lovers to trav­el­ers to cof­fee ad­dicts.

The best part: You keep ev­ery­thing in the box, and you might find a new fa­vorite prod­uct in the process. Here are some of the com­pa­nies and what they of­fer.

BarkBox

Web­site: barkbox.com Who it’s for: Dog own­ers

What you get: Four or more dog prod­ucts — such as toys, treats, gad­gets and hy­giene items — se­lected ac­cord­ing to your pet’s size.

What it costs: $19 to $29 per month, depend­ing on whether you sign up for one, three, six or 12 months.

Bulu Box

Web­site: www.bu­lubox.com Who it’s for: Health-con­scious peo­ple

What you get: Four to five health and nutri­tion prod­uct sam­ples. Orig­i­nal and weight-loss pack­ages avail­able. Earn re­wards points by giv­ing your opin­ion, and use your earn­ings to buy full-size prod­ucts.

What it costs: $10 per month. Sub­scribe for one, three, six or 12 months.

Con­scious Box

Web­site: www.con­scious­box.com

Who it’s for: Peo­ple look­ing for nat­u­ral

prod­ucts

What you get: Healthy, GMO-free goods, in­clud­ing food, health and beauty items, and home prod­ucts. Choose ve­gan, gluten-free or clas­sic boxes.

What it costs: $9.95 to $19.95 per month. Sub­scribe for one, three, six or 12 months.

The Cra­vory

Web­site: the­cra­vory.com

Who it’s for: Cookie lovers

What you get: A half-dozen, dozen or two dozen cook­ies in that month’s spe­cial fla­vors.

What it costs: $9 to $36 per month. Pay monthly for an on­go­ing sub­scrip­tion, or choose a pre­paid plan for three, six or 12 months.

Es­cape Monthly

Web­site: es­cape­monthly.com Who it’s for: Trav­el­ers and day­dream­ers

What you get: A travel guide and lux­ury prod­ucts – in­clud­ing bath, spa and beauty items, gourmet food, treats and jew­elry — themed around a par­tic­u­lar des­ti­na­tion and de­signed to help you get some R&R.

What it costs: $49.95 per month.

Green Kids Crafts

Web­site: www.greenkid­crafts.com Who it’s for: Par­ents with chil­dren ages

3-10

What you get: Three or four themed STEM science and cre­ativ­ity kits, which in­clude crafts, ac­tiv­i­ties, ma­te­ri­als and in­struc­tions. Sub­scribers also get free online re­sources.

What it costs: $17.95 to $19.95 per month. Sub­scribe for one, three, six or 12 months.

Graze

Web­site: www.graze.com/us/ Who it’s for: Snack­ers

What you get: Eight snacks, cho­sen from the com­pany’s in­ven­tory of 100 foods to meet your taste pref­er­ences.

What it costs: $11.99 per month. You pay per box and can stop your sub­scrip­tion at any time.

Julep Maven

Web­site: www.julep.com/maven.html Who it’s for: Makeup wear­ers

What you get: A cou­ple nail pol­ishes and/or beauty prod­ucts. Spe­cialty boxes are also avail­able, and boxes are cus­tom­iz­a­ble.

What it costs: $24.99 or $39.99 per

month.

Mis­toBox

Web­site: one.mis­tobox.com Who it’s for: Cof­fee ad­dicts

What you get: Four 3-ounce cof­fee bags or one 12-ounce cof­fee bag, catered to your taste pref­er­ences. One­time, six-month and one-year plans avail­able.

What it costs: $13 to $22 per

ship­ment.

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