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October 2016 Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome Review
I’ve been subscribed to the Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome, a subscription box of random items, for quite a while. Although last month had a good selection, I made the difficult choice to end my subscription because most of the items I received were duplicates of products I already owned. While I still think this is a great box for people who can put the items to use, I already have most of the things I need.
I had one box left in my subscription though, this month’s box, so onward to my final Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome review!
You can view my previous reviews here:
- March 2016 Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome Review
- April 2016 Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome Review
- May 2016 Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome Review
- June 2016 Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome Review
- July 2016 Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome Review
- August 2016 Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome Review
- September 2016 Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome Review
As for October...
The first item I took out of the October 2016 Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome was a windshield cleaner. This is a perfect example of an item that will probably useful for a lot of people, but isn’t for me - I don’t actually have a car! If I did, I’d certainly give this a try.
Estimated value: $6 (Source: Amazon.com)
The second item was a bit of a conundrum! At first I thought it was a planter, but while researching prices, I discovered it’s actually a spiked drink holder. The purpose of the drink holder is to dig the spike into the ground, then place your drink inside so it can stay upright in sand. Knowing that, the “No worries, beach happy!” text makes a lot more sense.
Estimated value: $5 (Source: Amazon.com)
The third item was an officially licensed Star Wars: The Force Awakens trash can/popcorn bucket. Now this is an item I can get behind! I love Star Wars, so it’s always nice to get SW-themed items. More than that, this is a multi-function item. I plan to use it as a storage container rather than a trash can or popcorn bucket. This is something that I think can appeal to kids and adults alike.
Estimated value: $4 (Source: Amazon.com
The fourth item was a Perfect Slice plastic slicer. This is an interesting product that seems like it could improve my ability to slice through different food items, so I’ll probably put it to use. It comes paired with another item in the box (to be revealed later) that further boosts its efficacy!
Estimated value: $5 (Source: Ebay.com/Amazon.com)
The fifth item was a Zombie Apocalypse Heat Change Mug. I’m not personally into zombies, but I think this is a super cool item to pair with the Halloween season! I love when the Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome includes a seasonal product or two. Mugs are also a nice item to receive because they’re practical.
Estimated value: $13 (Source: ForbiddenPlanet.co.uk/Amazon.com)
The sixth item was a Perfect Slice-branded Unico Square Pan. This pan is meant to be paired with the Perfect Slice slicer from earlier. It’s the perfect size to fit the slicer and even includes notches that help users position the slicer to make even cuts. I don’t bake very often, but the next time I do, I’ll give this set a try.
Estimated value: $20 (Source: Wayfair.com/Amazon.com)
The seventh and final item was a 2-pack of Grab Bags Reusable Shopping Bags. Although not the product with the biggest “wow” factor in the box, it’s probably the one I’ll get the most use out of. I walk to and from the grocery store with my reusable bags and these seem like an easier to use version than the bags I already have. I’ll certainly be bringing them with me on my next shopping trip.
Estimated value: $8 (Source: Target.com/Amazon.com)
Overall, the October 2016 Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome contained about $61 worth of items. Compared to the $25 box cost, Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome has once again delivered an excellent value for its price.
In terms of variety, I would consider the selection this month to be fair. It’s not the box’s strongest month, nor its weakest. I could see myself using most of the items.
However, this month wasn’t quite enough to convince me to continue my subscription. Although the products were pretty good, I don’t really need them. I will keep my subscription cancelled for now. Perhaps if I see future reviews of the box that impress me even more, I’ll rejoin, but I won’t plan on it for the time being.
Recommended for: people who crave good deals and would find the above items useful