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March 2016 Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome Review
I saw a review for ThatDailyDeal’s Monthly Mystery Box (aka Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome) on a blog and I was impressed with the variety and value of the items the blogger received. I decided to give it a try myself and see if I had a similar experience. The box arrived a few days ago and it was gigantic! I could hardly wait to tear into it and see what I’d been given.
The first item I took out of the box was a wedge pillow for iPads and other tablets. I don’t actually have an iPad, but I think this could work for other things - maybe my Kindle, or even physical books. Regardless, although the item doesn’t have a brand name, it appears to be of a decent make (I took it out of the bag and checked) and I’m confident I’ll find a use for it. Because there is no associated brand, I couldn’t find this particular item for sale online, but similar ones sell for around $12.
The second item was a 2-pack of headlamps from i-Zoom - they even came with the batteries! I’ve been setting up an emergency backpack and I think one of these would work well in there. I’ll probably use the other one for hiking, because I’ve been caught hiking a few times after dark and it’s awful when you don’t have a light - a headlamp would’ve been invaluable. This 2-pack sells for $20 on Amazon, so that’s the value I’ll assign.
The third item was a shadowbox with a mustache decal with the words “My-Stache.” I’d been planning to get a shadowbox for storing movie tickets, so I’ll probably use this one, although I’m not particularly fond of the phrase written on it. I never got into the mustache fad. Plus, when I tried searching for it, I found drug paraphernalia...woops! I did eventually find this item for sale, though, at a price of $7.
The fourth item was a 10 yard roll of Duck Tape. It has a cute design of scottie dogs on it, although I could do without art on my Duck Tape. However, Duck Tape is always useful for something or the other, so I’m sure it will come in handy. This roll sells for $10 on Amazon.
The fifth item was a set of Soft & Soothing Comfort Booties with a Lavender and Chamomile fragrance. This item excited me the most, because I do a lot of running/walking and am often in need of relief for my aching feet. This product sounds great for that - not only does it smell good, but it can also be heated or cooled as necessary. I couldn’t find this particular product online, but I couldn’t find a comparable one for less than $37, so that’s what I’ll value it at.
The sixth item was a Walley World tin lunchbox. This is a fun item because it relates to a fandom while also offering a practical purpose. I’m not big into the Vacation scene, but I always like to get new storage containers, and this will work well in that regard. These lunchboxes sell for around $13.
The seventh item was an Ostrich Pillow Mini from Studio Banana Things. I was very impressed to see this product because I know regular Ostrich Pillows sell for $100. I actually own a knock-off Ostrich Pillow, but I don’t use it often because it looks a bit silly. Now I not only have an Ostrich Pillow that’s a bit more subtle, but it’s a real one! The manufacturer sells these for $30.
Overall, the March 2016 Monthly Mystery Box from ThatDailyDeal contained $129 worth of items!! I had high expectations and it managed to exceed them. The box itself costs $25 with free shipping, so I ended up receiving items worth $109 (or 436%) more than I paid!
With this type of box, it’s clear you’ll get good value for your money. The main concern, then, is whether the items you get will actually be useful or will be random pieces of junk. Because the Monthly Mystery Box is probably made up of overstocked items from That Daily Dail, the risk of receiving junk is definitely viable. At the same time, I’m happy with everything I received this month, even my least favorite item (the mustache shadowbox), and I plan to continue my subscription in the future.
Recommended for: people who crave good deals and useful items
Not recommended for: hoarders