Subscription Box Value Matrix

I’ve been starting to track subscription box values over time for all of the subscriptions I receive. I’m hoping that this may help any readers who are on the fence about some of the boxes make informed decisions about purchasing a given box.

Subscription Ipsy Birchbox Boxycharm Sample Society
Monthly Cost $10 $10 $21 $15
Lowest Value $38 $19 $86 $16
Highest Value $64 $55 $133 $110
Average Box Value $48 $33 $111 $50
Jul-15 $46 $33 $133 
Jun-15  $38 $25 $124
May-15 $57  $55 $98 $45 *
Apr-15 $62 $41 $117 $16 *
Mar-15 $39  $25 $109 $58 *
Feb-15 $64  $20 $95 $45 *
Jan-15 $43 $34 $124 $40 *
Dec-14 $38 $19 $86 $73 *
Nov-14 $40 $28 $121 $26
Oct-14 $48 $55 $115 * $40
Sep-14 $60 $31 $96 $110
Aug-14 $41 $32 $115 * $50

Notes:

  • * denotes a box that I did not receive but has had the value estimated based on the full box spoilers (for boxes that are non-customizable)
  • Links point to either my review of the box I received or my post detailing the spoilers for that box.
  • I’m only tracking purely monetary value. As everyone has differing product tastes there will be months where the subscription is a hit despite being a low value or a miss despite a high value purely based on what products work for a given person. As an example, my January 2015 Boxycharm was one of the highest value I’ve received but most of the products were a miss for me. Keep that in mind when assessing any subscription.

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