What is a SeasonsBox?
SeasonsBox is a monthly subscription service that “strive[s] to introduce you to luxurious environmentally conscious products that meet [their] highest quality standards and that will stimulate your senses.” Each box includes 3-5 full size luxury products that are selected to match a theme. The theme could be a season, holiday or other special occasion. I believe the company shipped out their first boxes in December 2012, so they are fairly new.
The nice thing about these boxes is that, unlike many other subscription boxes, they included products for the home, body, and occasionally they include edible products too. The subscription is available to residents of the United States and Canada, all prices on the website are in USD, and the boxes are shipped from Brampton, Ontario (Canada).
How much does it cost?
SeasonsBox is a little more expensive than some other subscription boxes available right now, but it’s important to realize that you are getting full size products. Many other subscriptions only give sample-size products in their boxes.
You can either buy a subscription
or make a one time purchase through the SeasonsBox website. If you purchase a subscription for 3, 6, or 12 months the price per box is reduced – like buying in bulk.
EDIT 03/06/2013: Please note that all of these subscriptions auto-renew. I assumed that a 3 month subscription would just be 3 months of boxes, but they actually automatically charge you every 3 months.
Subscription Pricing (prices include shipping)
- Bill monthly for $34.90
- 3 months for $99.70 (save $5) + 5% Store Discount
- 6 months for $174.50 (save $34.90) + 10% Store Discount
- 12 months for $349 (save $69.80) + 15% Store Discount
- One time purchase or Gift it for $39.95
My box was shipped via FedEx Ground, and I received a tracking update email when it was delivered.
What’s the cancellation policy?
I was extremely pleased with the February SeasonsBox! The theme was “Love Yourself”, and I decided that this would be my valentines gift to myself.
I received a chocolate bar, a body scrub, a face mist, and a package facial cloths. See details below each photo.
Galerie au Chocolat Fair Trade Bar in Maple Crunch
Retail price $5.00 USD, $5.00 CDN
This fine Belgian chocolate is made with a high percentage of cocoa. It has a rich chocolate taste with lots of crunchy maple bits. I’m eating it as a write this blog post… yum…
Dream Organics Rose Water
Retail Price: $19.00 – $22.00 USD
Bambu Earth Sugar Cookie Body Polish
Retail Price: $17.00 – $18.00 USD
I’m excited to use this body polish. It smells like almond cookies! This scrub is made from great ingredients like dead sea salt and organic coconut oil and is free of synthetic fragrances.
The February box is no longer available, but you can purchase these items from the SeasonsBox store here.
Did I Subscribe?
Yes, I did! Although, to be honest, it’s really not in my budget right now. I cancelled a magazine subscription to help offset the price 😛
I went with the 3-month plan so I can do a couple more reviews, and I’m planning on ordering boxes with interesting food items. The March box preview is on the SeasonsBox website right now and I decided to skip it because I already have a few teas to write about.
Overall I’m really impressed with SeasonsBox though. When my income increases I’d like to subscribe to the 6 month plan. I think it’s a great way to treat yourself, and the boxes would make great gifts too.
EDIT 03/06/2013: After I receive the June & July 2013 boxes I will no longer be subscribed to Seasonsbox.
Additional Information: If you enjoy reading reviews on subscription services, you should check out the Petite Pear Style blog. I actually discovered SeasonsBox through Ellesy’s blog, and was enticed by her descriptions and photographs. She also reviews TopBox, Glossybox, Glymm and other popular boxes so be sure to visit her blog!