About Carrie Rocha

I am passionate about helping people live within their means so they can get out and stay out of debt. I live in Minneapolis, MN with my husband and two little girls.


  1. I tried out Carefree Crafts, as I got a Plum District deal. The kit was fabulous and the prices were quite reasonable, even without the deal. My 3-year-old loved them! It looks like you can buy individual crafts as well. http://www.carefreecrafts.com/

  2. Therese S. says:

    I’ve tried out Wantables (https://www.wantable.com/) a few times. They have three types of “boxes” – makeup, accessories and intimates (camis, undies and socks)

    I think Wantables are about $25 per month, they email you before shipping to give you a hint to what’s inside the box that month – this gives you a chance to cancel your order.

    VERY EASY to cancel.

  3. I tried Glossybox. I signed up for the 3 month subscription for $60. The products I received were full size luxury beauty supplies from blush to perfume to soaps. It’s a nice little treat for yourself, and you may find that diamond in the rough product you didn’t know you loved. Great idea to indulge at Glossybox.

  4. This is a great summary article. There are some boxes that are more about the surprise, and others that are more about replenishment of an item that you use frequently (like Dollar Shave Club). Overall its important to understand what you are signing up for and how it will benefit you over many months.

  5. I got the julep box and i liked the products. It was frustrating when I wanted to cancel because you can’t do it online. You have to call and you get a voicemail. However, I left a message and was able to cancel within a week.

  6. I find subscription boxes unnecessary and a waste of money. Although most of it comes with a good deal, but these perks would tempt you in spending your money to unimportant things. So I pass on it.


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