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Birchbox February 2015 (Spoilers)

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I got the curated box on my main account. It'll be my first time getting a curated box, but there's 4/5 things in that box I want. To me, that's really, really good.

 

I also made a second account, so I should be getting a "welcome box" sometime in the next few days (Anyone know what's coming in that this time around or is it ALWAYS the same? I remember in the welcome box for my main account, I got the Whish cream, Acure, some perfume, and something else (I don't remember what.)) But after that you get a late box that's left to chance, which is what I wanted. I just hope I don't get that sea salt spray. I'm up to my eyeballs in hair products and sprays don't really do anything for my hair, unless it's dry shampoo.

I was under the impression that the "Welcome Box" was only for gift subscriptions. I signed up for a new subscription today because this month was the first time I chose a curated box and I still want the surprise factor this month. It said my box would ship by Feb 10 so I figured it would be just a regular monthly box just not based on my profile yet. Is that not the case?

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I was under the impression that the "Welcome Box" was only for gift subscriptions. I signed up for a new subscription today because this month was the first time I chose a curated box and I still want the surprise factor this month. It said my box would ship by Feb 10 so I figured it would be just a regular monthly box just not based on my profile yet. Is that not the case?

You're correct! Welcome boxes are just for gift subscriptions. You should receive a regular monthly box.  :)

 

I'm seriously debating reactivating one of my other accounts.. I just feel like it's a good month to have two boxes again!

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I think it's because of the box variations in each box. People may end up with sample choices if there's no alternative box to ensure they don't receive duplicates?  :blink:

 

I was super bummed to miss out on the Tocca last month, but then I got the Tocca in my box.  And it was only my first month (after my welcome box) so the duplicate thing doesn't apply to me.

In all honesty I 100% believe they limit how many get chosen via sample choice to create excitement and a feeling of really wanting what they are offering!  Urban Decay does the same thing with their initial launches via Sephora, etc.  It gives people a reason to try to reach Ace, to stalk and click on their website, and to generate the real feeling of really really wanting something.  And maybe if we don't get it, we will buy it off their site.

Stuff like that works on me even when I know what is happening.  

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You're correct! Welcome boxes are just for gift subscriptions. You should receive a regular monthly box.  :)

 

I'm seriously debating reactivating one of my other accounts.. I just feel like it's a good month to have two boxes again!

I reactivated to score the 100 points!

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You're correct! Welcome boxes are just for gift subscriptions. You should receive a regular monthly box. :)

 

I'm seriously debating reactivating one of my other accounts.. I just feel like it's a good month to have two boxes again!

This is the first month that I have been tempted to have two subscriptions. I just wish I had done it a few days ago so I would have had a chance to pick the make up remover too if they send the PYS emails to new subscribers which I'm not sure about. But I remembered to use a 100 point code so I almost have enough points to buy it in the store since it's only $15. I'll wait and see what people on here say about it first.
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I was super bummed to miss out on the Tocca last month, but then I got the Tocca in my box.  And it was only my first month (after my welcome box) so the duplicate thing doesn't apply to me.

In all honesty I 100% believe they limit how many get chosen via sample choice to create excitement and a feeling of really wanting what they are offering!  Urban Decay does the same thing with their initial launches via Sephora, etc.  It gives people a reason to try to reach Ace, to stalk and click on their website, and to generate the real feeling of really really wanting something.  And maybe if we don't get it, we will buy it off their site.

Stuff like that works on me even when I know what is happening.  

I'm leaning towards this too. I really don't think they actually run out of samples.

With that said, I think the reason they send out emails in waives is to prevent everyone trying to select a sample at the same time and crushing the site, as it happened first couple of times they did PYS.

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I rec'd a welcome box just this month (aka January); supposedly there are three categories of welcome boxes - classic, trendy, & customer favorites - and the gift-giver chooses which category of box you will get, though individual boxes w/in each category still may vary. At least that's what they were doing in December/ for gift subs purchased for/ around the holidays; I saw a short YouTube video on it that had a sample in boxing of both a men's & women's classic version of the welcome box. The box I received a few weeks ago did indicate that it was a Classic welcome box" on the card - not sure if my brother picked that one for me or it was sent randomly - & for what it's worth the box I rec'd was 100% different than the example if a woman's classic box in the video.

 

In my "Classic Welcome Box" I rec'd:

Whish shaving cream (grapefruit acai I think)

Catherine Malandrino perfume sample

Navy eyeliner (same one in Feb RTR box)

TheBalm Stainiac lip/cheek stain

Number 4 Super Comb Prime & Protect (hair leave-in conditioning/ detangling/ protectant spray)

 

Not the best box I've ever rec'd but certainly not bad. Personally I was happy to have everything but the perfume (I'm super picky in that realm). I ended up not enjoying the stain but was still glad to be able to try it. The other three items I actually really ended up liking.

My mom also rec'd a classic welcome box via a gift sub purchased at the same time/ by the same person & her box was identical to mine.

 

Hope this helps!

I would be happy with getting that welcome box just for the staniac and eyeliner. 

You guys don't understand how much I need another staniac so I don't have to keep switching it from being in my makeup bag to my purse everyday I wear it. I got the Whish in my main accounts welcome box, and it wasn't my favorite thing, but I did notice that my legs were less ashy and dried out, so I wouldn't mind getting it again. I got that perfume in my mains welcome box too, hated it. Gave it away. But I'm also picky about perfumes. I don't really wear anything outside of Aqualina's Pink Sugar and Bath and Body Works Pink Velvet. I like Number 4, but I don't do leave in conditioners. They make my hair super greasy-icky. So all in all, if I got that box, I wouldn't be upset, haha.

 

Thanks for the info. 

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Both of my accounts got 'Welcome' boxes and neither was a gift. I remember when I added my second a bunch of others and I were wondering if we'd get them or a regular and we all got Welcome ones, even though CS had specifically told one person that they wouldn't...so it is possible to get a welcome box even without a gift sub :(

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Got the eye make up remover on one sub ( I actually wanted this and all samples were available when I picked) and the Rent the Runway box on my second sub. Yay! Do any of you know if all boxes will have the Rent The Runway $30 credit or just the specially curated boxes?? 

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Got the eye make up remover on one sub ( I actually wanted this and all samples were available when I picked) and the Rent the Runway box on my second sub. Yay! Do any of you know if all boxes will have the Rent The Runway $30 credit or just the specially curated boxes?? 

They said in the Spoilers video that all boxes will get it, but I wonder if there's a minimum to use it..

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You're correct! Welcome boxes are just for gift subscriptions. You should receive a regular monthly box.  :)

 

I'm seriously debating reactivating one of my other accounts.. I just feel like it's a good month to have two boxes again!

I dunno, cos when I had my first subscription it WAS NOT a gift, and I got a welcome box. I had a lot of confusion when it came to PYS and stuff with my main account, and they explained to me that all new accounts get a welcome box, and then at the 10th they are billed again, and get the box for that month in accordance to their profile. 

 

So unless things changed? I couldn't care less, either way. I just made the second account so I could have a surprise this month, because I already know what will be in my mains box. 

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I did not get a welcome box when I signed up, just a normal one.

 

And chancing it yet again, so far my boxes have been oddly good so im hoping it keeps up?

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I got a welcome box but I was gifted a sub. It was the "customer favorites" version. Staniac, Lord & Berry glitter eyeliner, beauty protector spray, Catherine maladrino perfume and Not Soap Radio give me lemons body wash. That was in Dec.

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That is hilarious that a "customer favorites" box would include the Lord & Berry liner. HAHAHAHAHA. I think the only other product I hear as many complaints about is the Gilchrist & Soames. 

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When I first added a second box for myself back in November I didn't get a Welcome box. However, 2 of my girlfriends both signed up that same month(on a monthly sub) and they ended up with "Welcome" boxes. There was a ton of confusion with their box contents changing back and forth from November items to these welcome items. It made me think it really all depends on what time of the month it is and what they have in stock. I added my second sub around the 5th and they ordered at the end of the month.

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When I first added a second box for myself back in November I didn't get a Welcome box. However, 2 of my girlfriends both signed up that same month(on a monthly sub) and they ended up with "Welcome" boxes. There was a ton of confusion with their box contents changing back and forth from November items to these welcome items. It made me think it really all depends on what time of the month it is and what they have in stock. I added my second sub around the 5th and they ordered at the end of the month.

 

I had my second sub change contents in Nov. I was able to review stuff I never got so I ended up with double points.

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Mine was in Nov, too and it kept changing back and forth from a Nov to a Welcome. I subbed late in the month and got a welcome, so I think the timing plays a part, too. I was able to review 3 sets of items, I think, so lots of points, but lots of confusion.

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i never got a welcome box but i did sign up on the 1st of the month in october, so maybe it just got billed and shoved in with all other subscriptions?

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Box configurations are starting to load! woohoo!

 

Looks like theBalm lipgloss will be in the regular boxes as well.

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