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post #1351 of 2328

Hmm...  with all of these points they've been giving out for 'less than perfect' samples and extra things I am very excited about the possibilities waiting for me in January when I have another 20%off anniversary month on both my accounts.  I really love the points system!  bud.gif

(viva la random emoticon!)

post #1352 of 2328
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Originally Posted by americanclassic View Post

 

 

Haha I whine about all that other stuff too. but yeah, I'm sure there's transference of emotions. I know my tolerance for smaller things plummets when there's some other crap eating my mind.

 

I remember a year ago, I got a $400 parking ticket for making a right-turn after the pedestrian had crossed but hadn't made it to the other side of the sidewalk. After a long and stressful day, I was excited to find my first Birchbox had arrived. It wasn't great (basically just a mini hand sanitizer) and I got super annoyed at getting such a disappointing box. I'm sure I made some pretty ranty posts then lol.

 

woah woah woah come again . if cops gave these tickets out where I live I would seriously have like $50,000 in tickets. It happens here at every stoplight and every stop sign all day every day. tons of pedestrians and not once in 3 years have I seen anybody get a ticket, and the cops are out all the time and never have stopped anybody. I once almost hit a guy who came flying out across the crosswalk as I was turning right on green (he also had pedestrian walk light, for soem reason they co-incide here a lot) and the cop was behind me, not a few cars back, legit right behind me. I kept driving and nothing happened, they must not care, we play chicken with pedestrians basically. turning corners real slow and hoping they get their ass out of the way, and turning quickly before the ones approaching the intersection make it :P

post #1353 of 2328
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Originally Posted by nelliebelle1197 View Post

That is why I like to punctuate posts with kisskiss.gif completely irrelevant emoticons.


maeaeh.gifYep.

post #1354 of 2328

Did anyone ever find out what that deluxe yearly subscription for $200 was?  I didn't receive a catalog in my box and it's not on their website.

post #1355 of 2328

So a few days ago, I saw that my tracking number didn't update but I knew what I was getting in my box.  I emailed customer support and here's my response:

 

 

Dear Courtney,

Thank you for being in touch, and I'm so sorry for the trouble!

It looks like we goofed a bit this month, and uploaded your tracking number to your account way too far in advance. In checking with our warehouse, I see that your box has not yet shipped, which explains the lack of tracking information thus far. I do sincerely apologize for the confusion and that we've ruined the surprise for you! :( We are aware that timing was an issue this month and hopefully we can ensure that this doesn't happen again!

We will send you an email notification when your box actually ships so that you can follow its progress. Your tracking information should load within a few days of receiving that email. Let us know if it does not so that we can investigate!

In the meantime, please let me know if you have questions or if there's anything else I can do to help at this time. Again, I am so sorry about this, Courtney!!

Have a great evening!

Sincerely,

Sonia

 

Thoughts?

post #1356 of 2328
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Originally Posted by Jennifer Love View Post


I carry:
  • $20
  • feminine products
  • flat pack of baby wipes/moist towlettes
  • hand sanitizer
  • foils of soap, lotion, creams, etc.
  • Safety pins, 1 weenie, 1 medium, 1 gigantor
  • Dental floss (so I can McGyver my way out of a situation)
  • Gum
  • small cardboard nail file
  • bandaids
  • single packs of tylenol, benadryl, stomach medicine (found these in a first aid kit)
  • lip balm
  • list of emergency numbers
  • SD flash card
  • superglue (a weenie little bottle)
  • a teeny little zipper bag for jewelry that might get broken that you don't want floating around your bag
  • tweezers
Everything fits oh so nicely in my Target beauty bag or an ipsy bag (just changed it over to my Target bag that I got the other day.  

Best list ever I am going to use this. I can't believe it all fits into that target bag. You are a genie. Would love to see a picture of this greatness.
post #1357 of 2328
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Originally Posted by spmblueeyez View Post

I don't work in retail, I work in an office. An office that is governed by the FCC. And I'm not jealous, I just think the government shouldn't use an extra day that really isn't the holiday to have it off since they already have the actual holiday off. It should be an all or nothing, either everyone gets to do the same thing, or none. I wasn't complaining about having to work the holidays, yeah it sucks but it pays the bills. I was just stating that I think its a cop out to "observe" a holiday on a different day just to squeeze in an extra day off. Wow with the people jumping on me for having an opinion.


Yea, a lot of people don't get off for holidays like Veterans.  I work for a non-profit and we don't get a lot of those holidays off (though we do get off Martin Luther King Jr day), but we do get off other days some people don't.  It's funny, my one friend always asks me when a holiday like this comes up (this one and she did on Columbus Day too) if I have off.  And I'm always like, "Why would I have off>"  She says, "It's a holiday".  I'm like "It's not that kinda holiday, just schools and government businesses have off.".  She doesn't work right now which I guess is why she doesn't know most people don't have off. 

post #1358 of 2328
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Originally Posted by cbs73 View Post

So a few days ago, I saw that my tracking number didn't update but I knew what I was getting in my box.  I emailed customer support and here's my response:

 

 

Dear Courtney,

Thank you for being in touch, and I'm so sorry for the trouble!

It looks like we goofed a bit this month, and uploaded your tracking number to your account way too far in advance. In checking with our warehouse, I see that your box has not yet shipped, which explains the lack of tracking information thus far. I do sincerely apologize for the confusion and that we've ruined the surprise for you! :( We are aware that timing was an issue this month and hopefully we can ensure that this doesn't happen again!

We will send you an email notification when your box actually ships so that you can follow its progress. Your tracking information should load within a few days of receiving that email. Let us know if it does not so that we can investigate!

In the meantime, please let me know if you have questions or if there's anything else I can do to help at this time. Again, I am so sorry about this, Courtney!!

Have a great evening!

Sincerely,

Sonia

 

Thoughts?


which box are you getting? My tracking is there from last Monday; but still hasn't updated either.  I think i'm getting box 3.  I'm ok with this response.

post #1359 of 2328

My box hasn't updated at all, I figured this was due to the late shipping since other people seem to have the same problem.  I really, really don't care about the box being shipped late, I just wish they had some consistency.  Their language in their hurricane update implies that they always ship by the 10th, when the really ship around the 10th, and the 15th isn't any later than boxes have been shipped other months.  If box pages update on the 10th, they should always update on the 10th, and if some people's update, they should all update.  Customer Service reps should be briefed on new promotions/products/services before they start sending teaser notices to people.  I'm not angry, details like that just always stand out to me, maybe it's pathological.

post #1360 of 2328

Yeah the part about them shipping by the 10th is bull. I also honestly don't care when it arrives but update the damn site for everybody atleast.

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Originally Posted by Meggpi View Post

My box hasn't updated at all, I figured this was due to the late shipping since other people seem to have the same problem.  I really, really don't care about the box being shipped late, I just wish they had some consistency.  Their language in their hurricane update implies that they always ship by the 10th, when the really ship around the 10th, and the 15th isn't any later than boxes have been shipped other months.  If box pages update on the 10th, they should always update on the 10th, and if some people's update, they should all update.  Customer Service reps should be briefed on new promotions/products/services before they start sending teaser notices to people.  I'm not angry, details like that just always stand out to me, maybe it's pathological.

post #1361 of 2328

My box finally updated. I'm getting #28

 

 

 

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Soy Joy ew. I really wanted the chocolate so I went ahead and ordered some.

 

post #1362 of 2328

On a really side note, if any of you have oily skin and points you want to spend in the shop, I just want to say that the One Love Organics skin shammy has taken the place of blotting paper for me.  You can wash it and reuse it, and for me it works better anyway.  I ordered it a long time ago and keep one at home in my drawer and one in my purse in the little pink pouch.  I think it may be my best purchase from the BB shop yet.  I just used it after I got home from being out in the elements and wanted to share.  Really if you need the blotting paper why waste all that money on something you'll just throw away?att.gif

post #1363 of 2328
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Originally Posted by gypsiemagic View Post

 

I like people with this attitude :) I would feel like such a brat/horrible person for criticizing someone for "only having cheap purses" what the eff, we all are in different places in life and who is to judge, so I appreciate people who aren't snarky about other peoples nice things. 

 

I got a lot of crap from by boyfriends best friends ex girlfriend (ex for a reason now :P) when my dad bought me my new car as an 18th birthday/graduation present, because it was a new model of her car, and I seriously barely knew her, and yet she was so offended, but it makes people feel uncomfortable when it happens, so why do it. 

 

something stupid happened at trader joes yesterday, so its kind of on my mind. Some lady with a very blatantly fake designer bag had the nerve to ask me where I got mine... and when I told her the store she just scoffed at me like "oh sure kid" what the heck, I didn't stand here and point out to everybody that yours is a horrible fake, so why make somebody feel bad for owning a real one. 

 

live and let live

 

/rant

Some people have the worst manners. I think the US is sort of a covert class society, and the prejudices go both ways, although for many of us, we have been on both sides at different times. Although, I was young when I was truly broke, and it felt hopeless at the time, but looking back, it was totally the norm. What is sad, is that I get way better service when I have my nicest purse on my arm, compared to when I carry something not designer. Of course, in this economy, there are more people on edge about money issues. I'm sort of rambling, because I haven't had my coffee yet.

 

I'm jealous of your pretty purses, but good for you! I don't think it's so bad to be jealous, just bad to be negative and mean. Jealousy is human.

post #1364 of 2328
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Originally Posted by grayc View Post


which box are you getting? My tracking is there from last Monday; but still hasn't updated either.  I think i'm getting box 3.  I'm ok with this response.


See..i asked about this last night..only got 1 response..I am also getting box 3,I have a shipping number but no shipping yet.Has anyone getting box 3 actually gotten their box?

post #1365 of 2328

According to my tracking info I should be getting my box (#2) on Thursday. It's at a facility not terribly far from me so I am hoping that I receive it tomorrow. It always takes a day or two longer for my friend's tracking info to update and we usually receive our boxes around the same time.

post #1366 of 2328
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Originally Posted by Cathie View Post


See..i asked about this last night..only got 1 response..I am also getting box 3,I have a shipping number but no shipping yet.Has anyone getting box 3 actually gotten their box?

Not me. I have a tracking number but no info, and no email yet. But I'm excited about the box! I don't think there's anything in it that I'm not excited about! Waaay better than my last 3.

post #1367 of 2328

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I just received my shipping info. BOX 1. I'm kind of disappointed with this box. This is the third box in a row filled with foil packets of skin care I can't use. I have sensitive skin. It's funny because I put makeup as what I mostly interested in but I can't seem to ever get the boxes with it. Granted I know there is a Stila in this, but its not new to me. I am however interested in seeing what MCMC scent is like. (Has anyone got this sample yet?) I think it's time to change my profile up.

post #1368 of 2328
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Originally Posted by classybroad View Post

I used my two soap samples to go in my new oh sh*t kit. Does anyone have one of those? What else should I include- see pic below I have some space left and the bag is still pretty flat.

 

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I now have 2 bags stocked--my regular purse and a tote. The purse holds part of my emergency supplies, like deodorant, makeup kit, hair brush, face wipes, tampons, lotions, pill box. The tote holds things like a toiletry kit with body wash/shampoo, hair spray, more tampons and pads, socks, crossword puzzle books, a few packs of coffee and cream and tea and sugar. Emergency situations will come up, eventually, it is only a matter of time! If you've ever slept in a hospital's waiting room--you'll know what I mean. I'm absolutely paranoid about being unprepared, after being caught unprepared. icon_sad.gif

post #1369 of 2328
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Originally Posted by JamieO View Post

Not me. I have a tracking number but no info, and no email yet. But I'm excited about the box! I don't think there's anything in it that I'm not excited about! Waaay better than my last 3.


Same here.....seems all us Box 3 peeps are waiting on our shipping email.  I don't think anyone has gotten a box with the Miracle Skin primer yet.

post #1370 of 2328
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Originally Posted by alice blue View Post

I now have 2 bags stocked--my regular purse and a tote. The purse holds part of my emergency supplies, like deodorant, makeup kit, hair brush, face wipes, tampons, lotions, pill box. The tote holds things like a toiletry kit with body wash/shampoo, hair spray, more tampons and pads, socks, crossword puzzle books, a few packs of coffee and cream and tea and sugar. Emergency situations will come up, eventually, it is only a matter of time! If you've ever slept in a hospital's waiting room--you'll know what I mean. I'm absolutely paranoid about being unprepared, after being caught unprepared. icon_sad.gif

 

I may be a bit over-anxious, but I tend to keep a go-bag packed.  It always has:

- all of our passports (also handy for when you're about to go on a trip and you're like, shit, where are the passports? OH YEAH, all together)

- other important papers (life insurance binder page, renters' insurance info, social security cards, birth certificates, marriage certificate, vaccination cards)

 

And then when I get antsy, or there's something forecasted (like, say, a hurricane) I will add things like:

- mini flashlight

- lighter

- travel size baby wipes, hand sanitzier, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, advil, baby tylenol

- camping towels

- change of clothes for everyone

- laptop/charger

- phone chargers

 

It's kind of my "If I have to grab one thing in a fire" bag, at least I have all our important papers in one spot.  In a forecasted emergency, it's the "if we have to evacuate" bag.  

post #1371 of 2328
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Originally Posted by TXSlainte View Post


I make sure to carry Benadryl at all times. Well, ever since the day I stepped in a fire ant pile during a fire drill at work, anyway.

Me three!  I've never had it happen again, but once had a severe reaction to sushi.  (I eat it all the time so it really felt random.)  In hindsight, I probably should have gone to the ER: I had numbness in my hands and what looked like an instant birthmark all over my face/arms/chest.  I took a benadryl and waited it out that time (with ppl nearby keeping an eye) - but the 10 minutes getting to RiteAid to buy a benadryl sucked.  Now I just keep it on hand...

post #1372 of 2328
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Originally Posted by mjkdior713 View Post


Yea, a lot of people don't get off for holidays like Veterans.  I work for a non-profit and we don't get a lot of those holidays off (though we do get off Martin Luther King Jr day), but we do get off other days some people don't.  It's funny, my one friend always asks me when a holiday like this comes up (this one and she did on Columbus Day too) if I have off.  And I'm always like, "Why would I have off>"  She says, "It's a holiday".  I'm like "It's not that kinda holiday, just schools and government businesses have off.".  She doesn't work right now which I guess is why she doesn't know most people don't have off. 

I work at a public school, and sadly didn't have Verteran's Day off. I think that's a shame. We should be teaching students to have respect for our veterans and our country and we cannot even observe a holiday in their honor? In the past, I have even had to work on Memorial Day. In a public school. In the 4th largest city in the US.

post #1373 of 2328
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Originally Posted by LAtPoly View Post

Me three!  I've never had it happen again, but once had a severe reaction to sushi.  (I eat it all the time so it really felt random.)  In hindsight, I probably should have gone to the ER: I had numbness in my hands and what looked like an instant birthmark all over my face/arms/chest.  I took a benadryl and waited it out that time (with ppl nearby keeping an eye) - but the 10 minutes getting to RiteAid to buy a benadryl sucked.  Now I just keep it on hand...

Once was more than enough for me to learn the Benadryl lesson.

post #1374 of 2328
I just called about my account still showing my October box and the lady said its just because it hasn't shipped.. Once it is ready to be shipped it will update and that should be by the end of the week.

I suppose at this point I can go through the BB list and see what boxes have already been showing up here/look at dupes and figure out what possibilities are left lol

Also, they are shipping out a new (full size) Mary Lou Manizer since mine arrived with the powder totally broken.
post #1375 of 2328

My shipping info seems kind of crazy this month. Went from Edgewood, NY to Coppell, TX which is totally normal. Then it went to Memphis, TN which is just bizarre, and to the "local" post office in Dallas. I don't live in Dallas, so I would hardly call their post office "local."

post #1376 of 2328
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Originally Posted by TXSlainte View Post

My shipping info seems kind of crazy this month. Went from Edgewood, NY to Coppell, TX which is totally normal. Then it went to Memphis, TN which is just bizarre, and to the "local" post office in Dallas. I don't live in Dallas, so I would hardly call their post office "local."

Mine did the same last month...Edgewood to Coppell to Memphis with Dallas in there somewhere before making it back to Austin. Mail routes be crazy! :p

post #1377 of 2328
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Originally Posted by classybroad View Post


Best list ever I am going to use this. I can't believe it all fits into that target bag. You are a genie. Would love to see a picture of this greatness.

 

I'll take a pic later!  My meds are expired so I need to replace those...realized that when I was repacking the other day.  womp womp.  But everything fits so well!  Just gotta make sure everything is as flat as possible.  Oh and I added a mini-Bic lighter that I forgot about when I put up my list.  :D

post #1378 of 2328
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Originally Posted by grayc View Post


which box are you getting? My tracking is there from last Monday; but still hasn't updated either.  I think i'm getting box 3.  I'm ok with this response.

 

From what I can tell, I am getting box 16....half the fun of Birchbox is the element of surprise, which is invariably dampened when we get our shipping weight- which is then cross referenced with postings from other MTU members about what they got in their box and so on.  I guess I'm just a little bummed I didn't get to ruin my own surprise this month.

post #1379 of 2328
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Originally Posted by WanderlustinWA View Post


Same here.....seems all us Box 3 peeps are waiting on our shipping email.  I don't think anyone has gotten a box with the Miracle Skin primer yet.

 

Same with me too! Ship already!!!

post #1380 of 2328
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Originally Posted by americanclassic View Post

 

I remember a year ago, I got a $400 parking ticket for making a right-turn after the pedestrian had crossed but hadn't made it to the other side of the sidewalk. 

I've never heard of such a thing! Is that the law everywhere? 

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