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Birchbox UK Review

Review of Birchbox UK

Birchbox offers a beauty subscription service and delivers the best products and insider secrets every month. Birchbox subscribers receive a monthly curated box of 5 beauty samples, including a mix of well-known, exclusive, and cult makeup, skincare, fragrance, and haircare samples. Full-size versions of the samples received can be purchased directly at the Birchbox Shop. Subscribers also get helpful tips and tutorials via the in-box cards, featuring the products received. To avail of the subscription, an account with Birchbox must be created and a beauty profile filled out. This ensures that each subscriber receives products based on their specific beauty needs.

Subscribers get a stylish personalised Birchbox each month with 5 beauty samples tailored to their needs and preferences. Each box will be filled with samples chosen specifically according to the subscriber’s Beauty Profile. Birchbox also ensures that the subscriber will never get the same samples twice.

Aside from the personalised box, Birchbox also offers a Sample Choice, or Pick Your Sample, as an added option for the subscribers to have a little more control over their Birchboxes. This happens a few times a year. The subscribers will be notified by email or an announcement will be posted on Birchbox’s social channels regarding the event.

Birchbox offers monthly, 6-month, and yearly subscriptions amounting to £10, £50, and £90, respectively. Subscriptions will automatically renew by month, 6-month, or by year until cancelled. Cancellations must be done before the billing cycle, which is on the first day of each month. Otherwise, it will only be effective on the following month.

Birchbox subscriptions can also be purchased as a gift. The recipient will receive an email providing them with information about the subscription and will prompt them to set up their own account and complete their profile. Gift subscriptions always begin with a Welcome Box, which is an introduction to the Birchbox service, containing Birchbox’s best-selling items that will work for any customer.

Delivery

Birchboxes are shipped by the tenth of each month and are expected to arrive at the subscriber’s door in 3 to 5 working days. A shipping confirmation will be sent with a tracking number so that the subscriber may follow the shipment’s progress.

Birchbox has a generous loyalty program that rewards its subscribers every time they shop, refer friends, and give feedback on their monthly samples. Birchbox points are automatically added to the subscriber’s account after each purchase, referral, and review. They can be redeemed within one year from being earned and can be used in 100-point increments to purchase full-sized products on the Birchbox shop. The points, however, cannot be used to pay for the monthly subscriptions.

Aside from the in-box cards included in each Birchbox, the Birchbox website is also full of helpful tips and tutorials to help anyone in improving their beauty techniques. It also features the latest beauty and style trends, news, interviews, and social events.

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Beer52 Review

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Review of Beer52

Beer52 is UK’s number one craft beer discovery club that sends out a deliciously different selection of craft beers from all over the world per month. Each box is designed to fuel any beer afficionado’s passion for flavour and to learn a little bit about the drink along the way. Each beer that goes in the monthly box was selected Beer52’s expert beer tasters. The beer tasters put only their favourites in the box. Each month, a member will receive a great selection of 8 different craft beers from microbreweries around the world. Members get access to the freshest beers available and will receive them within 4 to 6 week of being brewed.

Although the supermarket may carry cheaper beer, it’s also extremely limited in its beer range. The main aim of Beer52 is to introduce a whole new world of beer to its members. To do so, the team works with smaller scale craft breweries to get the freshest, most delicious beer for their members, brewed by people who love beer – from sourcing the best ingredients to ensuring it reaches its members in the best possible condition. Also, a beer expert is always on hand should members need help with their subscription.

Beer52’s members will receive 8 different craft beers per month. These beers have been expertly hand picked and feature some of the best craft breweries from around the globe. Each monthly box has a different theme to help the member to learn all about the team’s new favourite beers. Members will also receive a free copy of Beer52’s monthly magazine, Ferment, packed with articles and news of the craft beer scene. The member will also receive a free snack in their monthly box that will complement the beers. If 8 beers isn’t enough, members can also add 2 extra beers to their next box by updating or changing their subscription.

Delivery

A monthly subscription costs £24 and already includes delivery and tax. Members are billed every 28 days until cancelled. Members are given the option of pausing their subscription and halting deliveries for a specified amount of time, changing their subscription to add 2 more beers to their box, or cancelling their subscription should they no longer wish to receive their monthly box. Subscriptions can be paused, changed, or cancelled at any time. Members can also order additional boxes of beer should their monthly box run out. A beautifully packaged case of craft beers can also be given as a gift along with a copy of Ferment magazine.

Beer52 has a free beer for life program that rewards its members with a free case of craft beers for every 3 friends they refer to the site. Each friend who successfully joins can also enjoy £10 off their first case of craft beers.

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Lootcrate Review

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Review of Lootcrate

Loot Crate is a US-based company that was founded in 2012 by an entrepreneurial team of geeks and gamers who thought that online retail was missing the sense of community, interactivity, and mystery found in shows like PAX and Comic-Con. They deliver the best in geek, collectibles, apparel, tech gadgets, art, and gaming gear to various countries all over the world. Loot Crate ships a themed mystery box of the best geek, gaming, and pop culture gear from some of the most respected entertainment and consumer product companies in the world to a subscriber base of over 300,000 Looters.

For as low as £19.21 a month, a Loot Crate member will receive a monthly crate full of geek and gamer gear worth at least £25, plus a chance to win a Mega Crate worth more than £1000 in value. Subscriptions for 3-month, 6-month, and 1-year membership plans are also available at discounted prices. Subscriptions on Loot Crate renew automatically each month unless cancelled. Subscriptions can be easily cancelled and upgraded at any time. Cancellation of subscription during the current multi-month subscription plan will still entitle the member to receive the remaining number of crates left on their subscription but will not be charged again moving forward. Loot Crate currently accepts all major credit cards for payment. All subscription plans are also available for international members.

Delivery

Loot Crates are sent out once a month and all monthly domestic crates are targeted to arrive between the 20th and 28th of each month. Subscribers will be sent their tracking email to see the most current location of their crate in transit. For international subscribers, their package should arrive within 12 business days from the day shipped and will only update as far as clearing customs in their respective countries. Damaged, missing, or wrong-sized items can be replaced by Loot Crate if reported within 30 days from receipt of the shipment notification. Items with the wrong size must also be mailed back to Loot Crate for the member to receive its replacement.

Loot Crate currently ships to the following countries – United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, Norway, Denmark, France, New Zealand, and Finland.

Loot Crate has a referral program that rewards its members with a price off of their subscription renewal. Each time someone uses the member’s personal referral link and completes a signup, a $5 off a future renewal will be earned. Referrals are automatically moved to the member’s oldest active subscription once the first crate has been processed on the referred account. Depending on the date the commission is earned and the renewal date for the referred account, it will be up to a full billing cycle before the discount is reflected on the renewal charge.

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Cornerstone Review

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Review of Cornerstone

Cornerstone is a UK based company that provides high quality German-engineered razors & British-blended skincare products for a smooth, comfortable shave and delivered straight to the member’s doorstep. It offers customisable plans based on the member’s personal shaving routine and preferred skin care products. Cornerstone’s philosophy is to keep things simple. Cornerstone stands by the quality of their products and ensures that there is no cutting corners in the manufacturing and testing of the same. Their products are made by the most talented designers, the most discerning chemists, and the most experienced craftsmen to create products with a thoughtful design and quality ingredients.

Cornerstone offers different shave plans depending on how frequently the member shaves, the products they would like to be included in the package, and their preferred delivery schedule, and re-supplying them with regular deliveries of shaving supplies. Product selection and delivery schedule can be changed at any time. The members can choose among a 6-week plan, a 12-week plan, and 24-week plan. They also have the option of including or excluding any of the following products in their package: a pre-shave face scrub, shave gel, 6 razor blades, and post-shave balm. A free aluminum razor handle will be included with the first delivery, which can be personalised with up to 3 engraved initials. Every new Cornerstone member also receives a Perfect Shave Guide in their first box with helpful shaving tips.

New subscribers can pause their deliveries until they’ve had a chance to give the products a try. Deliveries can be restarted by the member if they decide to continue with the plan. It can also be easily cancelled with no strings attached.

Cornerstone developed the whole product range with a team of British chemists and dermatologists, ensuring that they are suitable for sensitive skin. All products are alcohol-free and were tested thoroughly on humans to rigorous EU safety standards, and then manufactured in the UK. All products are suitable for vegetarians. The shave gel and pre-shave scrub are also suitable for vegans. None of the products were tested on animals.

Delivery

Cornerstone delivers to the UK and members of the European Union. The package will be delivered to the member’s doorstep in 3 to 6 days from dispatch, depending on the preferred delivery schedule. Delivery within the UK is free. An additional £5 will be charged for deliveries to the European Union. Cornerstone accepts any product for return up to 21 days after the order was placed.

Shave plans can also be bought as a gift and will come in a neat little gift box. Gift boxes can also be sent by Royal Mail 1st class for an extra £3.

New members are charged as soon as they place their orders at the checkout. Existing members are charged on the same day that their next Cornerstone Box is sent out.

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Socked.co.uk Review

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Review of Socked.co.uk

Socked is a fine foot apparel subscription service for discerning gentlemen. Socked supplies high quality men’s blacks sock subscription services and provide a portal to a learning centre for gentlemen. The subscription service will ensure that no matter what day or month it may be, the subscriber will always be privileged to enjoy the fresh socked feeling with a new clean pair of fluffy foot warmers. Socked subscriptions can be bought for oneself or even as a gift purchase for a cherished one. The subscriber or recipient will receive 2 or 4 pairs of socks either monthly, quarterly, or biannually.

Socked furnishes the subscriber with high quality socks that are created from the finest available materials, designed for comfort and with a classic style that will never become outdated. The socks come in only one colour – the classic black.

Socked subscriptions can be purchased for as low as £5.99 a month. This entitles the subscriber to receive 2 pairs of socks on a monthly basis. Subscriptions for 4 pairs of socks can also be purchased on a monthly, quarterly, or biannual frequency for £9.99 per delivery. The subscriber also has the option to be billed annually. All subscriptions will be automatically renewed unless either cancelled by the customer or when a subscription expires. Refunds will not be provided for part use of a subscription.

To purchase a subscription, the customer must go online and complete the order form provided by Socked on its website. The subscriber will be billed either annually, monthly, quarterly, or biannually. Payments will be collected on or around the 20th of the corresponding month and must be made by credit or debit card only.

Socked subscriptions can also be bought as gifts for special occasions or as business and corporate gifts. Socked even offers bulk discounts for multiple gift subscriptions. Purchases of 10 subscriptions and above entitles one to receive at least 20% off the published price.

Delivery

Socked is based in the UK and delivers to any part of the world. Deliveries are made from the Socked warehouse. 
Delivery time, however, varies and will depend on circumstances beyond their control. Articles ordered by subscription are delivered in several partial shipments and will be made at regular intervals during the contract period. Delivery will start during the first week of each month. All orders that are placed before the 20th of each month will be processed at the start of the next month and any orders placed after the 20th will start a month later.

The Socked website is full of interesting tips about being a gentleman as well as amusing anecdotes and practical tutorials on various topics such as servicing one’s car and changing diapers.

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£9.99 Per Month

GlossyBox UK

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Review of GlossyBox UK

Glossybox is a subscription service which delivers a diverse selection of five beauty treats that include niche, high-end, and emerging brands that come in a reusable and stylish box. The content and theme of the boxes are a surprise and are based on the latest beauty trends. These deluxe beauty miniatures have been carefully selected by a team of beauty experts to deliver the products most suited to the subscriber’s beauty profile. The value of the products delivered are always worth more than what the subscriber has paid for. Subscribers are also offered Exclusive Editions Boxes and Flashboxes on discount.

Glossybox never reveals in advance the contents of the box, but will sometimes provide a sneak peek of their favourite products.

A Glossybox is a mix of individual highlights and products to be tested or for gift giving. Inside each box, a detailed product description card will be provided, as well as information regarding the latest beauty tips, trends, and styles. The Glossybox website also provides helpful beauty tips and product information which can be utilized by the subscribers and the general public alike.

To avail of the monthly subscription service, the subscriber must sign up for an account and create a beauty profile. The beauty profile is used by the beauty experts of Glossybox to determine the most appropriate products to send, based on the subscriber’s needs and preferences such as those pertaining to their skin type and hair. Each box also introduces unique trends, products, brands and exquisite colours for the subscribers to try.

Delivery

Glossyboxes arrive once a month. The predicted shipping date can be seen from the subscriber’s order confirmation. All boxes are shipped in the middle of the month while the membership is active. A dispatch email will be sent to the subscriber once their box leaves the warehouse, with the delivery and tracking details. Glossybox subscribers can expect to receive their box within 48 hours after receiving a dispatch email.

A subscription costs £10 per month, plus postage and packaging amounting to £3.25 per delivery. This is a rolling subscription which can be cancelled anytime, but must be sent prior to the 14th day of the month. Otherwise, the cancellation will only be effective on the following month. Glossybox also offers a 3 month, a 6 month, and a 12 month subscription with a one-off payment of £28.50, £54, and £102, respectively.

Aside from the monthly Glossybox, Exclusive Editions Boxes and Flashboxes which explore one theme or brand in depth are also offered. Subscribers can buy these special boxes and get a special subscriber discount before they become available to everyone. The contents of Flashboxes and Exclusive Edition boxes are published beforehand. These promotional boxes are dispatched separately from the monthly Glossybox so it may not arrive at the same time.
Confirmation and dispatch emails will not be sent for promotional boxes, so tracking is not available.

Glossybox also offers their subscribers a loyalty reward currency called Glossydots. These can be earned by referring friends to Glossybox and by completing the monthly products surveys. The Glossydots can be redeemed to receive a complimentary Glossybox.

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Graze.com Review

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Review of Graze.com

Graze was created by 7 friends who love food and wanted to make tasty snacks with healthier benefits and then delivering them to fellow foodies across the UK and the US. Graze boxes are filled with 4 inspired snacks hand picked by the team based on the member’s preference and created using their own original recipes. To date, the Graze team has created over 100 recipes for tasty and healthy snacks using only the freshest and tastiest ingredients and their in-house nutritionist makes sure every snack has at least one nutrition badge. Graze boxes are designed to be strong enough to hold the snacks but thin enough to reduce environmental waste.

Graze boxes are a weekly subscription to personalised and hand picked selection of 4 individual nutritious snacks delivered straight to the Grazer’s home or office. Most of the snacks made in the Graze kitchen are suitable for vegetarians. Graze does not use genetically modified ingredients in their snacks.

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There are three Graze box options to choose from – the Variety box, The Light box, and the Kids box. The Variety box is the most popular option with over 100 inspired snacks to choose from. The Light box contains the team’s lowest calorie snacks – only 50 to 150 calories per snack. The Kids box contains tasty snacks made specially for kids, with no harmful ingredients. The team in the Graze kitchen pick the snacks based on the Grazer’s ratings. When first signing up, every snack will be marked as “try.” It’s really important to go through the whole range to let the team know what the Grazer likes or loves, and “bin” anything they don’t want to receive. Rating only takes a few minutes and is the best way of making sure that Grazers get boxes that are exactly right for them. Grazers can change their ratings at any time.

Aside from the 3 box types, Graze also offers 2 different box sizes – the regular box and the larger sharing box. Graze offers variety boxes which have the maximum variety, as well as more tailored graze boxes to cater for specific nutrition goals or tastes. Graze will send out anything from dried fruit, nuts, and seeds to savoury treats, chocolate, and freshly baked nibbles, taking the Grazer’s preferences into account. In a sharing box, the Grazer will need to indicate which snacks they’d be happy to receive by adding them to the list. Graze will then send 5 snacks from the list in each box. Grazers can also request to receive a certain snack in every box by adding a star rating to it.

Graze now offers a breakfast box aside from the regular snack boxes. The new breakfast range is packed full of exciting and tasty breakfasts designed to give Grazers the best possible start to the day. Grazers can choose from 20 types of granola, porridge, and muesli to see them through the week.

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