My quest for the perfect subscription box service has been ongoing since my first less-than-perfect experience with one of the most popular boxes a couple months ago. These types of monthly sampler sets are becoming more and more popular - and for good reason! It's an ideal way for consumers to be introduce to the VAST range of products available these days, especially if you're interested in a niche product or prefer to support smaller companies that can't afford the in-your-face advertising of the market dominators.
One of the more interesting box companies I found is Foxy Boxes. They offer four different subscription options to meet the varied needs of healthly lifestyles. You can choose from paleo, vegan, endurance, or gym-goer options; each category provides a different set of products, making the experience much more customized than other services that send the same items to all customers. Since I have been spending so much more time in the gym while I've been building my boxing strength and teaching more boot camps, I opted to try the Gym Goer Foxy Box.
Disclaimer: I received one Foxy Box Gym Goer box free of charge in exchange for my review. No additional compensation was provided. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own.
The first thing I noticed when I opened my box was how much stuff there was! Other boxes send a few tiny samples, but Foxy Boxes send either larger sampler packs or full size products for just about everything included. I had a full bottle of coconut water! I also had a few non-consumables; it was nice to find that the box branched out from "snacks and supplements". In fact, the Bondi Band headband and Popband hair tie were probably my favorite products out of this box! I've always wanted to try Bondi Bands but never got around to ordering one - so Foxy Boxes definitely started out with a notch in the "win" column.
As I picked through my box and started using more of my products, I started to notice that about half the box was REALLY on-theme for a gym-goer box. Besides the hair products, I received a few protein products (gel, chips, pudding, snack bar), joint health chews, pre-workout drink mix, and portable body wipes. While things like the protein pudding and chips were a little odd, they were definitely products I wouldn't have found myself and offered the kinds of benefits for which I as a developing gym rat am searching. The other half of the box seemed to be much more general-wellness-y. Almond butter, anti-aging skincare and supplements, coconut water, a tea infuser... Some of these products could probably fit any of the Foxy Boxes, which isn't unexpected when I think about it. For an independent company to piece together four completely separate sets of items every month while retaining quality, there probably will end up being some crossovers. Otherwise, they'd pack every possible gym-specific goody into one box, and have nothing new for next month!
In fact, I started thinking about what types of goodies the Foxy Box might include in the future, if I were to continue my Gym Goer box subscription, and I realized there are actually LOTS of box-able products out there I'd be curious to try! Having received such a wide variety of products in this box, I have faith any following boxes would also offer the same plethora of items. With a mix of brands I recognize and companies I've never heard of, there are endless possibilities for the future!
What it comes down to is price - Foxy Boxes are $30/month (less, if you commit to a subscription term) and claim to contain $50-$100 worth of product in each box. Having seen the joint chews in stores for $25/bag, I definitely know I got far more than $30 worth of product in my box! What I'd be curious to see is how often the products are repeated in subsequent months. After seeing a couple other reviews posted about a month prior to when I received my box, I noticed there were quite a few similarities between my box and theirs - but I'm not sure exactly which month's box I actually received! It's possible I got a leftover from a prior set since I'm new to the company, which would account for some of the overlap. If Foxy Boxes can come up with totally unique boxes every month, it's going to be one of the best subscription sample services out there, especially for women since these boxes are designed for us!
As always, you know I love passing on discounts on products I enjoyed! I think Foxy Boxes offers more than ample value for the cost of a subscription already, but it's even better when you get to use a discount code, right? So now you can use FITNYX10 for 10% off your subscription to any of the Foxy Box options, and have exciting health, wellness, and fitness samples delivered right to your doorstep every month! This code will only be active through October 31st, so don't wait! Of course, the only thing better than getting something at a discount is getting something FREE - and thanks to the generosity of Foxy Boxes, I get to give away any one Foxy Box to a reader! Enter using the Rafflecopter below. Giveaway ends October 13th at 11:59pm.
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Have you tried a subscription box service yet? What types of samples would you like to see in your box?