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post #1981 of 2321
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Originally Posted by vjv100 View Post

I also got the delayed shipping email from Birchbox. It didn't bother me until I checked my box contents and realized they are completely different from what I was getting when I checked earlier this month. I didn't realize that my contents would change too!

Which box was your original one and which one are you getting now?
post #1982 of 2321

Box 11 with 

December 2012: Box 11


  • Benefit it's potent! eye cream
  • Chuao Chocolatier Assorted ChocoPod
  • Kérastase Resistance Ciment Thermique - Protect
  • ModelCo SHINE Ultra Lip Gloss

Now I'm getting the one with the lipgloss, CC cream, hand sanitizer wipes, shampoo and Nicole Richie perfume.

 

I mean, its not a terrible box, I'm not just excited for the perfume, shampoo or hand sanitizer, 

post #1983 of 2321

Does anyone know if there's a way to only spend a part of your points instead of all of them? >| I have $30 in points, but I only want to use $20... that way I can just pay $5, and save the $10 later. The RTR10 is most valuable if you only get the $10 off $35... :\ sigh

post #1984 of 2321
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Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post

Does anyone know if there's a way to only spend a part of your points instead of all of them? >| I have $30 in points, but I only want to use $20... that way I can just pay $5, and save the $10 later. The RTR10 is most valuable if you only get the $10 off $35... :\ sigh

Example: if you have 300 points and your order total comes to $21, it will use all 300 points. If your order total comes to $19, it will use 200.

post #1985 of 2321
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Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post

Does anyone know if there's a way to only spend a part of your points instead of all of them? >| I have $30 in points, but I only want to use $20... that way I can just pay $5, and save the $10 later. The RTR10 is most valuable if you only get the $10 off $35... :\ sigh

Doesn't work that way :(

post #1986 of 2321
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Originally Posted by heleny View Post

Not cool, BB.  I got my email on the 10th that you shipped my box, and now I get a follow up that my box has not shipped but is delayed because of "inventory issues."  Now, as you're not planning to ship my box until a full week from today, I guess I'll be lucky if it shows up before the new year.  I mean, a 100 points is great and all, but really?  *sigh*

 

Anyone else in the same boat as me?

Me too. Works out well since I didn't have enough points for anything, and now I have a free $10 to spend. I'm canceling this month anyway, so it's not a big deal to me, but it would have been annoying if I wanted to put any of that stuff in as stocking stuffers!

post #1987 of 2321

Thank you, Ladies!

I think that the RTR10 coupon is not working with subscriptions but If I put different products in my cart then it gives me a 10 dollars discount!
 

 

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post #1988 of 2321
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Originally Posted by vjv100 View Post

Box 11 with 

December 2012: Box 11


  • Benefit it's potent! eye cream
  • Chuao Chocolatier Assorted ChocoPod
  • Kérastase Resistance Ciment Thermique - Protect
  • ModelCo SHINE Ultra Lip Gloss

Now I'm getting the one with the lipgloss, CC cream, hand sanitizer wipes, shampoo and Nicole Richie perfume.

 

I mean, its not a terrible box, I'm not just excited for the perfume, shampoo or hand sanitizer, 

 

oh ok. the box that you're getting now is the one i got (box 16). it's not bad but it's not awesome.  box 11 sounded really good, even if you only had 4 items in it. i hate when bb switches up boxes on people at the last minute =/

post #1989 of 2321

My box page finally updated. December's Birchbox should be here on the 20th, so it's like an early Xmas gift. I'm getting box 2. It's not my dream box, but I'm excited to try almost every product in there. It has: 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

ModelCo SHINE Ultra Lip Gloss (The only thing I'm kinda 'eh' about and would trade)

NUXE Masque Crème Fraîche de Beauté (Been wanting to try NUXE forever, and I need a travel size face mask for vacation next month. Win win)
Emily's Chocolates Chocolate Covered Fortune Cookies (Everything about this sounds good)
Fresh Citron de Vigne Rollerball (My aunt has this and I LOVE it)

 

Another awesome part is that everything in this box appears to be a really good size. I love Birchbox, but this month I feel that same excitement I had when I first joined. 

post #1990 of 2321

did anyone else recently get an anniversary code?  i got a 9 month anniversary code this morning and it works, but it's only my 8th month so i'm slightly confused... and would have preferred to get it in my actual 9th month since my wallet can't afford much more shopping right now

post #1991 of 2321

Has anyone ever received a different box than what was listed on your profile?? When I log in and check my box it lists me as getting: mary-lou manizer, fortune cookie, kerastase, nicole by nicole richie and the juice beauty cc cream but the box that I received today in the mail contains: frownies eye gels, fortune cookie, rent the runway coupon, j.r watkins salve, hot mama blush and nick chavez shampoo

 

I was looking forward to the mary-lou and now my box is almost unusable. I'm a size 24 so the rent the runway thing is out and I never have worn blush. But, on the other hand I am really glad that I didn't receive the cc cream or the perfume so I guess this is a plus for me. 

 

Has anyone else had this happen? Is this worth notifying BB about or is it a bit trivial?


Edited by msdollfaced - 12/15/12 at 2:16pm
post #1992 of 2321
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Originally Posted by msdollfaced View Post

Has anyone ever received a different box than what was listed on your profile?? When I log in and check my box it lists me as getting: mary-lou manizer, fortune cookie, kerastase, nicole by nicole richie and the juice beauty cc cream but the box that I received today in the mail contains: frownies eye gels, fortune cookie, rent the runway coupon, j.r watkins salve, hot mama blush and nick chavez shampoo

 

I was looking forward to the mary-lou and now my box is almost unusable. I'm a size 24 so the rent the runway thing is out and I never have worn blush. But, on the other hand I am really glad that I didn't receive the cc cream or the perfume so I guess this is a plus for me. 

 

Has anyone else had this happen? Is this worth notifying BB about or is it a bit trivial?

 

I would contact them, so you can have the opportunity to be able to review the correct items and get your points!

post #1993 of 2321

Has anyone else ever received an accidental second box? I got one yesterday and another one today. It's the same box.
 

post #1994 of 2321
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Originally Posted by msdollfaced View Post

Has anyone ever received a different box than what was listed on your profile?? When I log in and check my box it lists me as getting: mary-lou manizer, fortune cookie, kerastase, nicole by nicole richie and the juice beauty cc cream but the box that I received today in the mail contains: frownies eye gels, fortune cookie, rent the runway coupon, j.r watkins salve, hot mama blush and nick chavez shampoo

 

I was looking forward to the mary-lou and now my box is almost unusable. I'm a size 24 so the rent the runway thing is out and I never have worn blush. But, on the other hand I am really glad that I didn't receive the cc cream or the perfume so I guess this is a plus for me. 

 

Has anyone else had this happen? Is this worth notifying BB about or is it a bit trivial?

 

yup. i told them and they gave me 100 points

post #1995 of 2321
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Originally Posted by heartsandwhimsy View Post

Does anyone know of any discount codes that are working for BB purchase right now? Gotta buy a few last minute gifts.

Try bblove20shop ?

post #1996 of 2321
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Originally Posted by msdollfaced View Post

Has anyone ever received a different box than what was listed on your profile?? When I log in and check my box it lists me as getting: mary-lou manizer, fortune cookie, kerastase, nicole by nicole richie and the juice beauty cc cream but the box that I received today in the mail contains: frownies eye gels, fortune cookie, rent the runway coupon, j.r watkins salve, hot mama blush and nick chavez shampoo

 

I was looking forward to the mary-lou and now my box is almost unusable. I'm a size 24 so the rent the runway thing is out and I never have worn blush. But, on the other hand I am really glad that I didn't receive the cc cream or the perfume so I guess this is a plus for me. 

 

Has anyone else had this happen? Is this worth notifying BB about or is it a bit trivial?

Let them know, because I don't think you can submit feedback and get points for the items you received...

post #1997 of 2321

I don't think anyone here has gotten box 2, and I don't see any pictures of it on Instagram. How weird. 

post #1998 of 2321
Thread Starter 

Got that dreaded "sorry your box is delayed... here's 100 pts" email this afternoon. My box was scheduled to arrive on the 18th looks like it may or may not arrive on time.

post #1999 of 2321
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Originally Posted by queenofperil View Post

My box page finally updated. December's Birchbox should be here on the 20th, so it's like an early Xmas gift. I'm getting box 2. It's not my dream box, but I'm excited to try almost every product in there. It has: 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
ModelCo SHINE Ultra Lip Gloss
 (The only thing I'm kinda 'eh' about and would trade)
12 Benefits™ Instant Healthy Hair Treatment
 (Super excited to try this)
NUXE Masque Crème Fraîche de Beauté (Been wanting to try NUXE forever, and I need a travel size face mask for vacation next month. Win win)
Emily's Chocolates Chocolate Covered Fortune Cookies (Everything about this sounds good)
Fresh Citron de Vigne Rollerball
 (My aunt has this and I LOVE it)
Another awesome part is that everything in this box appears to be a really good size. I love Birchbox, but this month I feel that same excitement I had when I first joined. 

This was my dream box!
post #2000 of 2321
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Originally Posted by msdollfaced View Post

Has anyone ever received a different box than what was listed on your profile?? When I log in and check my box it lists me as getting: mary-lou manizer, fortune cookie, kerastase, nicole by nicole richie and the juice beauty cc cream but the box that I received today in the mail contains: frownies eye gels, fortune cookie, rent the runway coupon, j.r watkins salve, hot mama blush and nick chavez shampoo

I was looking forward to the mary-lou and now my box is almost unusable. I'm a size 24 so the rent the runway thing is out and I never have worn blush. But, on the other hand I am really glad that I didn't receive the cc cream or the perfume so I guess this is a plus for me. 

Has anyone else had this happen? Is this worth notifying BB about or is it a bit trivial?
This same thing happened to me...same exact box mix ups! I'm going to contact them so they don't send these same items to me again. The blush is beautiful...I love it but I already got it on my other account this month- so I traded it for a marylou. Kind of a bummer because I really wanted to try the kerastase and the CC cream but I really like the hand salve.
post #2001 of 2321

I'm not sure how happy I am with birchbox. On one hand, I'm not loving everything I got (GRRRR NICOLE RICHIE PERFUME). I found maybe like 1 or 2 things TOTAL out of the stuff they sent me that I love and would want to rebuy... on the other hand, I've gotten nice samples of other stuff I find useful that's large enough to last a while and maybe wouldn't have wanted to buy myself. I already have a lot of HGs but it's nice to be able to try something just for the sake of it.

 

I did a little bit of thinking. Technically, Birchbox has a really nice shop. It's not as well stocked as Sephora's, but there are definitely a lot of prestige brands in there, and stuff that a lot of places wouldn't discount regularly (Sephora and Ulta), whereas you're guaranteed that 20% off every ___ months. I guess it's a cost-benefit thing.

 

Technically, you get ~50 points for every box you get, or about $5 back from each box. If you buy a yearly subscription, that's 110 points + 50*12, or ~$70 (well, $71 but it doesn't translate like that), and that's not including any accidentals (where you get another $5-10 in points usually). If you catch it at another time when they do the buy ___ of stuff get double points thing, you get back even more (like another $10) Let's face it, most of us are going to drop that ~$70 cosmetics in 3-4 months if not even more frequently, much less a year, and through their shop, you get the added bonus of 20% off, and likely another sample from you pick two.

 

That means you are technically paying only ~$40 for 12 months of samples, which comes down to $3.33 box, since the rest is given back to you. Love it or hate it, it's not that much money for 5 things, some of which have been and could be awesome. In other words, for example, if you  bought a pack with a $10 coupon and one item (worth, say $30) for $15, you technically only paid $5 for this $30 item, since the $10 gift card can be treated "like" cash. So in this case, you're paying $3.33 for a box of 5 items, because the other amount is coming back to you.

 

As frustrated as I am with BB sometimes, I think I'll stick with them. I'm not sure how I feel about Sephora's rewards system, but I definitely think Birchbox has a better rewards system than they do. If you think Birchbox less as a sampling service and more as a beauty store in which you first invest money into and slowly get the stuff back from, it is worth it.

post #2002 of 2321
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Originally Posted by CRB882 View Post

Has anyone else ever received an accidental second box? I got one yesterday and another one today. It's the same box.
 

Yep, I received two of my first box.

post #2003 of 2321

Got box 13 and really like it!  However, I was totally expecting a decent size Ahava Foot Cream since that's what they show in the picture.  Instead, I got one single use packet.  Boo.  

 

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post #2004 of 2321

And the Cartier Declaration is... well, a bit... feminine smelling for a man.  At least it is for my man.  OMG!   Haha!  I think I'll keep it for myself.  

post #2005 of 2321
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Originally Posted by allthingsaimee View Post

Got box 13 and really like it!  However, I was totally expecting a decent size Ahava Foot Cream since that's what they show in the picture.  Instead, I got one single use packet.  Boo.  
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This is my box too. The fact that the foot cream is a single use packet coupled with the TWO perfume samples being forced on me makes for a really disappointing box this month for me. But it is hard to top last months since I got full sized mascara.
post #2006 of 2321
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Originally Posted by allthingsaimee View Post

Got box 13 and really like it!  However, I was totally expecting a decent size Ahava Foot Cream since that's what they show in the picture.  Instead, I got one single use packet.  Boo.  

 

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That's the same box I got (twice!). I was also a little disappointed in the foot cream size. Was the cap on your lip butter? My first box was on, but loose, but the one that came today was completely off and the balm was all gouged out because it got on some of the other products.

post #2007 of 2321
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by CRB882 View Post

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Originally Posted by allthingsaimee View Post

Got box 13 and really like it!  However, I was totally expecting a decent size Ahava Foot Cream since that's what they show in the picture.  Instead, I got one single use packet.  Boo.  

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

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That's the same box I got (twice!). I was also a little disappointed in the foot cream size. Was the cap on your lip butter? My first box was on, but loose, but the one that came today was completely off and the balm was all gouged out because it got on some of the other products.

 

Wait they sent a FOIL packed instead of the 1 oz tube? I have the full size from AHAVA and a 1 oz tube from BB from months ago and it's okay I really don't care for their Water line but do like their Mud line instead.

post #2008 of 2321
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Originally Posted by zadidoll View Post

 

Wait they sent a FOIL packed instead of the 1 oz tube? I have the full size from AHAVA and a 1 oz tube from BB from months ago and it's okay I really don't care for their Water line but do like their Mud line instead.

That's exactly what it is, Zadi!  

 

 

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sorry for the terrible lighting.

post #2009 of 2321
Thread Starter 

*jaw drops*

Since most likely Birchbox is just going to say "we're out of this" I say email AHAVA and see what they say since it's not what was essentially advertised on Birchbox's site with the picture of the travel size tube.

post #2010 of 2321

The product in the picture is the Water 1oz, but the product shown underneath is the Demud.  However, why not show the group photo with the packet?

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