Saturday, August 10, 2013

Fancy Box - March 2013

I recently jumped on the subscription box bandwagon earlier this year and now I've developed quite a collection! One of the companies I subscribe from is Fancy, which offers a total of eight subscription boxes: Verbal, P!nk, Ashton Kutcher, Tyler Florence, Fancy Food, Coco Rocha, Jennifer Love Hewitt & the original Fancy box.

I subscribe to five of these: Ashton Kutcher, Coco Rocha, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Tyler Florence & the original Fancy box subscription. This is my review of the original Fancy box subscription.

The Box: Fancy Box

The Cost: $46.95 ($39 plus $7.95 for shipping)

 The Products: Each box promises $80+ worth of products from Fancy

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Note: Fancy does not allow returns on boxes, but they now allow returns within 30 days for one item per box in exchange for either a $15 gift card or a random item.

Pilot & Captain London Shirt -$32

I love this t-shirt even though I received a similar one in the Ashton Kutcher box this month. I've actually love this one more because I not only adore the blue color, but I've actually been to London, so it bears a sentimental value as well. Some other subscribers received the JFK/New York version of this shirt, which I love too. I may just have to purchase one for myself.

Broom Groomer Mini-Crumb Casket by Quirky -$15 (Listed as $5 on Quirky)

So as you can see from my photo, I still have yet to even use this! I love quirky products, but I felt meh about this one. I actually wish I had this in full size instead, so I could remove those balls of dust and cat hair that inevitably end up on the bottom of my broom. I understand the concept, but if you have mini crumb messes, isn't it just easier to use your hands? Maybe once I use it, it'll make sense to me.

Citrus Zinger Water Bottle -$16 (Listed as $16.99 on Zing Anything)

This is another product I felt meh about. I love the concept of infusing fruit in your water, but I'm just more of a glass bottle drinker instead of plastic, reusable or otherwise. Plus, wouldn't the citrus degrade the plastic over time? I used it once, but I may actually end up re-gifting this to my mother. I know she'll love this.

At first I thought it was pink until I opened the box and saw it was black!
Clocky Rolling Runaway Alarm Clock -$40 (Listed as $45 on Nanda)

As cute as this idea is, this was actually my least favorite item in the box. I'm deaf, so this item is essentially useless to me. I can only wake up with an alarm that shakes my bed in the morning. When I signed up for this subscription I didn't even consider the fact that I may receive items like this, so this is a fault of mine rather than Fancy's. I reached out to their customer service to see about returning or exchanging for a product from boxes other subscribers had received and they quickly apologized and sent me a $25 gift card (Fancy didn't allow returns/exchanges until recently). If you ever have any issues contact Shana at She may take a couple of days to respond, but she's always been of great help. I've never had any issues with their customer service. 

I still have this alarm clock, so if anyone is interested, post in the comments below and I'll contact you! 

Gift Card to Shoptiques -$10

I don't really consider gift cards to be of any value, especially when you have to spend money in order to use it. Either way I did use this gift card to buy a bracelet, which I loved until it came apart after wearing it maybe three times. :(

My now broken bracelet. I thought it would be an easy fix, but it isn't. :(
Overall this box had a value of about $93, which is great! I actually had a coupon code for $25 off this box, so I only paid $21.95. Since I only really used the shirt in this box, I'm grateful I didn't pay full price. I should be able to sell or gift the other items though, so it's still a deal!

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