The way to a girl's heart is with food and freebies. Well at least to this #fatfatgonefit girl's heart. So when I got the opportunity to do a Bulu Box review in partnership with FitApproach/SweatPink, I was ecstatic. I mean, c'mon: FREE plus FOOD samples....
If you're not familiar with Bulu Box...it's similar to most subscription box services as in you pay for a particular level of box per month and the company sends you a box of samples. The more you spend = the more products are included in your box. The unique feature with this company is that all of their sample products are health and fitness related. Each month Bulu Box subscribers receive 4-5 vitamin, supplement and healthy snack samples to try. Every sample in Bulu Box is also available in full size quantities in the Bulu Box shop. One of the other benefits of a Bulu Box subscription is the Rewards Points program. Each monthly subscriber can take a quick survey about the samples in their box in exchange for 10 Rewards Points each. Every 50 Reward Points is $5 that can be use toward the purchase of any full size product on Bulubox.com.
That being said, maybe because I was doing a free review is why the box I received was a bit sparse. Dismal at best.
The positive: The design of the box is eye-catching. An A+ to the Marketing team on that. Also it was very easy to open.
The negative: The items I received.
I've received subscription boxes from other companies so maybe my expectations were set a bit high. My look when I opened the Bulu Box.....
Not only was it not the amount I expected to be considered a 'sampler' box but also the so called 'Health and Fitness' products received weren't cohesive with each other. Some of the packaging was questionable. For example, two of the products were in, what could only be described as, Ziplock baggies. Other questionable product samples were the sideways toothbrush (just weird) and the anti-inch cream. It just didn't make sense.
The BEST thing in the box: Island Boost Renegade 1oz electrolyte juice
The WORST thing in the box: Yerba Prima Daily Fiber Formula. This was one of the one's with questionable packaging. Although it looked suspicious to say the least it did come with a little flyer stapled to the clear Ziplock baggie to explain the content. Also the taste was not pleasurable.
Other items in the box:
Mediterra Sundried Tomato&Basil Granola bar
Bugeater Foods Jump Cricket Protein powder
Earth's Care Anti Itch cream
All one serving samples. So not something that you would be able to tell actually worked. This sample subscription box would be more for the purposes of taste...to see if you liked a particular taste or to see if you wanted to switch things up with a new flavor. Keeping that in mind, I personally would not buy any of the products in this particular Bulu Box.
However, from looking at other Fit Approach/Sweat Pink Ambassador blog posts, some of them seemed to get pretty good samplers. Somehow I was odd (wo)man out. Oh well.
I do like the concept of subscription boxes. It's a great idea to 'try before you buy' especially with all of the millions of health and fitness related products out on the market today.
So the verdict: Neutral
Take a look at the site for yourself and determine if the cost is worth it to you personally. For me it isn't. If you decide to try it, use promo code: SWEATPINK to receive 50% off a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription on www.bulubox.com