April Bluum Box was just EH for me

May 4, 2016

I have to admit, I was a little disappointed with a technical error that happened on Bluum‘s website that caused me to receive a surprise box even though I picked the products myself. I can only use two of the four things since we already have a grooming kit and the hat doesn’t fit Lachlan’s dome. But the rattle and chew toy are pretty cute. I’m glad I paid for this box with my referral points though. Hopefully May’s box will be what I picked.

Ok, so here’s what I got!

  • Dreambaby Essential Grooming Kit ($12.99 value)
  • Babysoy O Soy Knot Hat ($8.00 value)
  • EverEarth Grasping Toy ($8.99 value)
  • Angel Dear Ring Rattle ($6.00 value)

Total value of box: $35.98
Cost of box: $34.00
What I paid: $0

Not much of a value if you ask me. It’s actually a better savings than March’s box which was only valued at $30. Crap, I really want to like Bluum. I guess I can say that if you want to sign up, to find a coupon code first, and then try to get referral points for subsequent boxes. Try using code smile50 for half off. I’m not sure if it’s still valid but it’s worth a shot! I’ll let you know how it goes with June’s box…


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