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I picked the curated. A little sad because I enjoy the anticipation of the surprise but BB has been letting me down lately. I think I'm likely to cancel soon since they did away with the points. 

 

Also I just realized you can buy the curated box this month for $10 if your a subscriber. Not sure I would have gotten two boxes but this might be useful information to somebody! 

Can you post the link to buy the Featured box for $10?

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I just noticed Birchbox does not give points based on the gross total paid (including tax) anymore. In the past, we were given 1 point for each dollar out of pocket. I find this change weird and a bit sneaky since they didn't announce it.

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My order is just shipped and it seems like Birchbox reduced the free 2-Day Ace shipping to Newgistics. I should have known, my last order also arrived in more than 10 days and box was heavily damaged. I really don't like all these unannounced changes which are important to us as customers :/

Now with no sample points, much slower shipping than competitors, and no price advantage what is the incentive to shop at BB shop?

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@@pearldrop Man, these latest changes you mentioned indicate that Birchbox is seriously in bad shape.

 

No points on gross total? That's the retail equivalent of looking between the seats and under the floor mats for loose change.

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I placed an order yesterday at noon and it shipped by 3pm.  It initially was charging me shipping, but I had to back out and re do the order for it to remove shipping. 

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I just got a birthday coupon code from Birchbox....but my birthday is in December. Wth? They haven't sent me a code in forever, let alone an anniversary code for the 5 years I was with them, or a code for my bday before. 

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I noticed a thread on reddit that some kits have gone up in price.  I bought the IPKN Twinkle set for $18.  At some point it was only $15.  Now it's up to $25. Someone said their favorite face wash went up about $6. What's even more depressing is that most subscribers will lose ACE status since without points you would need to spend about $700 in the shop.

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My order is just shipped and it seems like Birchbox reduced the free 2-Day Ace shipping to Newgistics. I should have known, my last order also arrived in more than 10 days and box was heavily damaged. I really don't like all these unannounced changes which are important to us as customers :/

Now with no sample points, much slower shipping than competitors, and no price advantage what is the incentive to shop at BB shop?

I placed an order over ten days ago and it STILL hasn't arrived.  I don't know if they changed shipping companies or what, but in the past my orders have arrived in less than a week.   I am also massively confused about whether or not I'm an Ace.  It says I am, but in the last two months they've tried to charge me for shipping AND I've never been offered free two day shipping.   Unless Birchbox does something to improve customer satisfaction, they are going to keep losing box subscribers & online orders.  I have a feeling they won't be around past the end of the year, if things keep going in this direction. :(

 

 

EDITED to update that I decided to cash in my points for some Davines hair powders.  Total was $59 and it kept saying I would get free shipping . . .when I got to the final step, they suddenly tried tacking on $5 for shipping.  I contacted their customer support and haven't heard back (also. . supposedly I'm an ACE on this account so shipping should have been free regardless).   This reminds me that I contacted customer support for this exact same issue a few weeks ago and *never* *ever* heard back.   I'm tempted to just pay the shipping and then walk away from Birchbox altogether.   

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Oh yeah mine hasn't moved at all either now that you mention it. UGH!

 

My box page isn't loaded either. BOO!  

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Box spoilers are live! Both of my boxes are showing the curated box, but I chose the dry shampoo paste as my sample on one of them. Hoping this is just a glitch!

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I think that the box spoilers are glitching as I can't seem to look to what I got (which is not normal for me), so hopefully that is not your true box @@carothcj!

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Mine just says "Can't stop, won't stop." but no items. Based on the comments over at MSA it looks like there is a glitch. Only Liz can see her box which is a curated.  Reddit is silent on the topic, which is weird.  Normally they know everything first.

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My box updated this morning:

 

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Not too bad, I'll use everything. I'm sure the Coola will be small. My sample choice was the dry shampoo paste, but looks like I'm also getting the wave spray. Which is fine with me, but I wonder if everyone will get two of the sample choices? Wipes are great, always practical. Curious about what the palette will consist of?

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yeah... I am getting the dry shampoo paste (my choice) and beauty protector oil. It seems kind of a cop out "you will get two CUSTOMIZED hair samples this month!" when in reality it seems to be "YOU WILL GET TWO OF OUR THREE SAMPLE CHOICES THIS MONTH AND YOU CHOOSE ONE" meh.

 

I am also getting the Mana Kadar shadow palette (guessing just one), a Ren emulsion moisturizer thing and Avene Micellar water. Not a terrible box, but nothing that made me break out into a smile either.

 

And yes- I got that Coola primer last month- small tube with like ~1 use in it.

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OOT but BB shop has a new Korean Beauty kit. All are full sized and is sold for $35.

They are all makeup thou, there is not even a sheet mask.

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R+Co Dry Paste - My sample choice, exited to try this!

Laura Geller Luster Lip Gloss - So over sticky/shiny lip products.

Manna Kadar Palette - Hopeful this will have good colors (it's showing as out of stock on the website though).

Acure Cleansing Towelettes - Kinda meh about this since you usually get like one to try.

Oribe Anti-Humidity Spray - I like sampling Oribe products so I'm hopeful about this. 

 

They don't seem to be stepping up their game like I thought they would. 

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the Oribe humidity spray is amazing. I wish I got that instead of more hair oil- would be great to have a travel size. I have the full size and it really helps my hair stay in tact when in humidity

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R+Co Dry Paste - My sample choice, exited to try this!

Laura Geller Luster Lip Gloss - So over sticky/shiny lip products.

Manna Kadar Palette - Hopeful this will have good colors (it's showing as out of stock on the website though).

Acure Cleansing Towelettes - Kinda meh about this since you usually get like one to try.

Oribe Anti-Humidity Spray - I like sampling Oribe products so I'm hopeful about this.

 

They don't seem to be stepping up their game like I thought they would.

Box twins! Don't lose hope on the Accure wipes - they were in the curated box this month, and I think I saw somewhere that it was a pack of 12 wipes of something.

 

(I really hope I'm not making that up.)

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Chose the curated box to avoid the hair samples I didn't want. Cheat shows a random box that has the oil and the dry shampoo.

 

Guess I'll be emailing them...

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My box this month:

 

Manna Kadar Cosmetics Day-Dream Palette - Excited about this product the most this month!

R + Co BADLANDS Dry Shampoo Paste - Not too sure about a dry shampoo paste, but an interesting product none the less to try out

Balance Me Congested Skin Serum - Not too excited about this one

Beauty Protector Protect & Oil - Was my PYS this month, have tried before and liked it

Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator - Have tried this before and liked it as well

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