I had been wanting to try out Travelbox for awhile. We do travel quite a bit and this is a box for travelers, the travel-obsessed and people on-the-go. Each box should contain 4 -5 items which could be food, beauty or lifestyle items that could come in handy for travelers or just be attractive to someone who likes to travel.
Last year Kelli got a free travel box for the purpose of a review. I was not so lucky but I still wanted to try one anyway.
Recently Travelbox lowered it's price. I guess subscribers had complained that it was too much money so they lowered their price from $33 a month to $19.95 a month. They still charge $6 shipping though so now you're looking at a total of $25.95. They do ship Priority Mail though so it comes quickly.
Skinny Pop Popcorn
This is my favorite packaged popcorn so it was cool that I got a bag in this box. I buy this quite regularly for snacking so it's not anything innovative or hard to find.
Coasters - 08Left
This is a variety pack of airport art on coasters. When I first saw them I didn't really know what to think, but after I took a look at all of them individually - I decided they are kind of cool. I'm familiar with most of the airports and their codes from doing a lot of flying. So I decided I liked them.
They retail for $17.99 for the package of 10. The company, 08 Left, also does all kinds of other airport art. Very unique stuff...
Eggwhite Facial Care - Victoria Lanolin-Agg-Tval
With lanolin and rose water.
I noticed that Kelli got this same bar of soap in her box from December 2013. It's not really something that I would use but it seems like a nice bar of soap.
This is easily purchased on Amazon for $16.50 for 6 bars.
South & Central American Spanish - 30 Words
This is a small booklet, or language guide to help you learn spanish.
It looks like it could be a useful tool if you're heading to a spanish speaking area.
This is a garment bag that can be checked with luggage on a plane or brought to your dry cleaners. It's washable and is a good replacement for plastic.
I don't really have a use for this either. We don't bring clothes that need to be put in a bag such as this, since we only travel for fun. The last thing I'm going to bring on vacation is dressy clothes. I also do not go to the dry cleaner. So I was kind of disappointed that this was in the box, especially since it was also in the April box. It makes me think that it was just a leftover. I'm very curious to know if all May subscribers got another garment bag. It's disappointing in that it retails for $9.99 because that is half of the box's value right there. -- for something I won't use.
My curiosity has gotten the better of me though and I think I'm going to stick this one out for another month. I figure next month's box can only get better. I would really like to get some useful travel things and maybe not feel like I got a box of leftovers. There wasn't even anything describing any of the items in this box. It just feels strange to me.
Update: I received an email from the Travelbox company explaining why I received the garment bag. Since it was such a big hit the month before in the April box, they sent them out to all new subscribers who didn't previously get one. When you think about it, that's a nice thing for them to do. Just because I have no use for it doesn't mean that other people wouldn't and they are giving them a chance to get one. I think that's a valid explanation. Still hoping for better next month!
Travelbox is $19.99 a month + $6 shipping. Visit http://gotravelbox.com/ to check out their site or you can come back here next month and see what comes next!
~~ Sharon ~~