When I first received the e-mail, I was a little skeptical because I'd just recently read about a pretty unpleasant controversy involving another company who makes "surprise boxes." Also, I'm pretty choosey about what I spend my money on and I didn't know if I'd like receiving items that I first hadn't gotten a chance to look over.
So I received my box last week and......
I was wrong!
It was chock full of some pretty awesome goodies that were all geared towards runners.
|my StrideBox bounty|
I was a fan of their simple, well-done, clean packaging and marketing materials.
|I really liked this esthetically pleasing marketing card.|
It contained a few items that I'd actually been wanting to try for a while:
|Hammer Nutrition Organic Energy bar, Honey Stinger Organic Gu, and Gu Chomps|
and a few items that I'd never heard of but was really excited about sampling:
|Skratch drink mix, Mazamabar|
The way it works is each month you pay less than $15 for a monthly subscription (which auto-renews or you can stop or take a break at any time) and you receive a box full of products focused on running, training, and recovery.
The box is a fun way to discover new brands without doing all the legwork. And it seems to be a good dollar value as well.
I added up the suggested retail price of all the individual products and it's more than $22. Plus there are discount codes listed if you decide to buy any of them.
Do you subscribe to any "surprise boxes"? Is this your cup of tea?
I didn't think it was, but I surprised myself (pun intended) and actually enjoyed it.
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