Anyone who has ever been subscribed to Birchbox knows about their rewards system. Basically, you pay $10 a month for a mystery box of 5 deluxe samples of beauty products (perfume, makeup, haircare, skincare, etc.). Better yet, you can review each of these products on the Birchbox site and earn points for those reviews! Each review is worth 10 points, and since each box comes with 5 products this is like getting a guaranteed 50 points each month! Since every 50 points converts to a $5 credit to the Birchbox store, that’s like getting your Birchbox subscription for just $5 a month.
Before you shit your pants, if you have never subscribed you can sign up with my referral link today and if you use the code 5BOX by October 9th you will get your first box for just $5! Combine that with the $5 in store credit that you get from reviewing your samples and that’s like getting your first box for FREE!
That’s Not the Point, Though…
Okay, so a free box is cool, right? But that’s not what I want to talk to you about today. What I really want to share with you is how I got the new theBalm® cosmetics Voyage 2 Face Palette and the Acure Organics Sensitive Facial Cleanser (plus 2 bonus samples) for FREE by combining three tricks:
- Refer, refer, refer (not to be confused with reefer which is a slang term that evolved from an early 90s movie referencing marijuana). Maybe you didn’t realize its there, or maybe you just don’t use it cause you don’t think anyone will sign up, but whatever the reason you DON’T use that referral link, GET OVER IT! Why? Because everyone you refer to Birchbox who orders a box with your link (even if they use a coupon code, even if they cancel after their first order) will earn you a $5 store credit to Birchbox!
- Always use coupon codes. It’s not guaranteed, but it’s been my experience that 90% of the time if you fill up you shopping cart on the Birchbox website and then leave the site without buying anything, you will be sent a discount code to your email to try and coax you to complete your purchase! The last code I got saved me 20%!!!
- Remember the magic words: “Mystery Sample Pack.” For as long as I can remember, Birchbox has had this perk but most people don’t even know it’s there! Why? Because there is no code for it, and they don’t really advertise it. But basically, every time you want to do some shopping in the Birchbox store, just remember to do a quick search for the “Mystery Sample Pack” and add it to your cart. As soon as your cart contains $35 in products (not including the $10 value of the sample pack), a $10 discount will added to your cart! NO COUPON REQUIRED! This way you can STILL use that % off code you got in your inbox (from Step 2).
You don’t even have to be subscribed to Birchbox to do this!
I canceled my subscription last year when I decided to switch to a Cruelty Free beauty and opted instead for subscription boxes like Petit Vour and Vegan Cuts. These boxes are much more expensive ($15 and $20 respectively) and have NO awesome points or referral perks.
However! That’s not to say that I don’t think Birchbox is a great subscription service! And even though I’m no longer subscribed, that doesn’t mean that I can’t still take advantage of the referral program, still score mystery sample packs, get discount coupons sent to my inbox or shop in the Birchbox store!
So whether or not you decide to keep your Birchbox subscription is 100% up to you.
To see the unboxing of what I got free LIVE and to actually watch the walkthrough as I show you guys how I got $60 worth of makeup and skincare for free (and with just $40 worth of points), check out the video I shared on YouTube below: