Citrus Lane has been courting me hard on facebook. Their sponsored posts keep popping up in my timeline, telling me about all my friends who like them. Well it takes more than that to get my business, buddy. You gotta make it worth my while. When I read on another blog last month that Citrus Lane was running a promotion that would net me two boxes instead of one the first month I subscribed I decided to go for it, fully intending to cancel my subscription before I could be billed for the next month.
If you’re not familiar with Citrus Lane, it’s one of those themed sample/subscription box services–you pay a monthly fee and every month a package arrives at your door full of surprise goodies. Citrus Lane specializes in kids and babies, so you tell them your child’s birthday and sex (or you can choose to keep it gender neutral, which I sort of wish I had done, but I worried I would miss out on cool stuff) and they send you items that are well-suited for your child’s age. Depending on whether you subscribe month-to-month or buy a whole year at once it’s $21-$25 per month, but with the promotion they were running I’ve now gotten two boxes for $25. PLUS they gave me a referral code and anytime someone signs up using my code both of us get $10 off. My friend Cassie already signed up with my code so my next box will only be $15–and she got $10 off too. I’m not saying I’m not still thinking of cancelling, but I’m at least convinced to wait it out another month. Want to see what I’ve gotten so far?
In my first box I received: SUMO Snack Stacker from Zoli, Peek-a-Boo Turtle from Melissa & Doug, Cool It Buddy Instant Cold Pack from Me4Kidz and Nibbly Fingers from Ella’s Kitchen. There was also a promotion for 10 free postcards from Postagram, but I only included the actual tangible merchandise when estimating the total value.
In the second box: Octopus Opposites from Barefoot Books, 5″ Playground Ball from Crocodile Creek, Mighty Shield Bug Repellant Lotion from Episencial, Adhesive Bandages from Ouchies Jr., and All Natural Hand Sanitizing Wipes from Cleanwell. There was also a coupon code for fabkids, a kids clothing subscription site, and an activity that entails knocking down paper bowling pins (pretty sure my fourteen month old would rather eat the paper).
To be honest, I’m ambivalent so far. I was much more pleased with the first box, but even the thing I liked the most–the snack bars–is too expensive in stores for me to justify buying them again. The snack stacker and the hand wipes are both cool but too big to comfortably stow in the diaper bag. I do like the book and Jack likes the ball. I really wanted him to like the turtle but he’s not into it.
Like I said, I’ll stick around for another month or maybe more if I get another referral bonus, and I’ll be sure to let y’all know if I receive anything life changing in my next box. If you’d like to order a box of your own you can use my referral code to get $10 off–if you only want to order once just set a reminder to cancel before the next billing cycle.
And for those of you who just skimmed this post to get to the part where you save $10, here it is in case you missed it: use my referral code to save us each ten bucks.
Thanks for reading, y’all, and have a fabulous Wednesday!