Everything that you need to know about Loot Crate

If you are a geeky person who loves fiddling around with geek and gaming related stuffs, Loot Crate is the right thing for you. Established in 2012, this subscription box service that has more than 200,000 subscribers spread across 10 different countries.

What does the crate contain?

The mystery crate that gets delivered to the subscriber’s address by every 20th of the month contain four to eight items that are related to video gaming or geeky matters. The items are based on the theme of the month which keeps on changing every month. Some of the popular themes of Loot Crate were Invasion’ in January 2016, Anti-Hero’ in August 2016, and the Versus’ in March 2016.

The items that are shipped in the mystery crate are mostly collectible items, apparels, techie gadgets, art pieces and other types of geeky gear. These items are obtained from different companies with whom LC has partnered. Some of the eminent companies who are partners with Loot Crate include Marvel, DC, and Nintendo.

Types of crates
When you subscribe to the services, you get an option to choose from a number of different types of crates. In order to choose the most suitable one for you, you need to know the different options available. The available types are

Loot Crate DXLoot AnimeLoot PetsLoot GamingLoot wear

There were limited time edition crates as well which were Halo Legendary crate and Firefly Cargo Crate. Each of the type of crate determines the type of items in them. For example, The Loot Anime crate will have anime related items and the Loot pets crate will have apparels with pictures of pets on them, pet treats and pet toys. Each of the different types of crate corresponds to the theme of the month and the items are decided accordingly.

If you are interested in any of the merchandise that was part of any of the past crates, you can buy them separately from the Loot Vault. The vault is basically a repository of all the popular themed crates and the different merchandise that were a part of these popular crates of the past.

Types of plans

If you want to be one of the millions of looters, you can subscribe for the services of LC easily from their website. There are many subscription plans, and the prices for them varies as per the below mentioned table.

1 month’s subscription – $15.99 per month3 months subscription – $13.25 per month6 months subscription – $12.95 per month12 months subscription – $11.95 per month

The annual subscription gives a free gift as well, which is a t-shirt of size of your choice. The subscription fees do not include shipping and handling charges. You have to pay for shipping and handling on top of subscription fee.

The total value of the merchandise that are packed inside the monthly mystery crates is more than $45, hence it is a really profitable deal for people who love surprise gift items. As the contents of the crates are not disclosed earlier, it gives a thrilled feeling to the subscribers, who wait anxiously every month to see what is in store for them in the Loot crate for the month.


BuffBoxx November 2016 Review

BuffBoxx is a fitness subscription box for men or women. All products are premium and name brand, and a portion of each box sold goes to charity (you can choose one of the several charities at sign-up).

Just when you thought there was no more subscriptions by mail to be had, we get another one.

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Buff Box; a fitness subscription box that includes brand name apparel, supplements, snacks, and accessories to help those who are looking to get on the healthy track in life, without searching here or there for it all.

Now…If I order something by mail it’s because I’m genuinely interested in what it offers.  Grant it I’m not interested in everything that comes along inside subscription boxes (let’s call that extra) but when you add clothing into the mix…. I’m sold.  So, with this subscription you have options, everyone loves options right! (that is a statement in a question form).

With this subscription, you get to choose to-have or not-to-have apparel, you can also choose to have monthly subscriptions or 3 months and so on.  For those with food allergies there’s a notification for you as well.  If by any chance, you’re not completely satisfied with your subscription you can return it free of charge (did I mention it ships free also). There’s a lot of cool stuff you can order on the site to help with your workout so do visit the online store on their site.

My Buff Box subscription entailed:  Reebok training workout pants in black, a Buff Box t-shirt in gray, white earbuds, feminine wipes for the ladies, and all that extra stuff I told you that comes in subscription boxes; peanut butter crackers, powdered peanut butter, Whey performance powder, a Buff Box measuring tape, juice coupon, meal plan and a workout plan.  Pretty cool stuff I got, hey!

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I’m happy with all the samples I received and I’m especially happy with getting Reebok workout gear.

Want to give it a shot? Do you subscribe to any fitness, weight loss, or workout subscriptions? Give this a try. Use the code: “HOLIDAY” and get 15% off today!

 

 


Wantable’s Ethical Obligation of Operating a Retail Subscription Company

With recent press highlighting the nefarious business practices of AdoreMeJustFab, and a few other subscription companies,  I felt now was a good time to reiterate my commitment to our customers and employees.

I believe all businesses and business owners have the duty to operate ethically, provide the best product possible, treat customers the way they expect to be treated, and address any mistakes or issues openly and honestly when they happen. As a member of a growing group of Subscription Companies, I feel there are a three additional principals we should all adhere to in order to build trust with our customers and improve the appeal of the subscription model…read more.


MYME Box Review (with video)


MYME BOX is a Health and Wellness Subscription Box for the “Busy Mom” or “Working Girl” delivered straight to the door to celebrate all our accomplishments for the month.

I received nine items in my box.

  • Lavender scented Epson Salt 1.5lb bag: I thought this was a great item to receive because we use Epson salt in my home already. Since I’ve never tried the lavender scent this was a pleasant surprise.
  • Miss Spa clarify facial mud mask:  Now, I’m not a fan of mud masks so this item wouldn’t benefit me, but if someone else received it or can pass it on, then there’s no waste.mymebox
  • Essential oil: this oil suggest that you use it as a body oil or to inhale it for relaxation. I like the scent it has which is cinnamon, nut meg and sweet oranges.  I may actually put this somewhere in the house for the aroma.
  • Lemongrass Bath Bomb: 5oz bath bomb.  We are fans of bath bombs in my house so I was excited to see this in my box.
  • thinkThin Protein & Fiber Bar: This is a chocolate almond brownie bar. I’m not a fan of fiber bars but this looks really good. With just 150 calories I may just try it.
  • Believe mug: Unfortunately, this mug was broken upon arrival. I can’t use it but it was a nice touch.
  • Lemongrass Lavender Herbal Tea: This tea is organic and caffeine free. I have never tried this tea so I’m looking forward to trying it.
  • 2pc Earring set: This is a neon yellow necklace with a pair of earrings to match.  I’m personally not a fan of the set, but I’m sure someone is.

The whole MYME Box theme is to relax-revive-renew (live), and I really think with the items I received in my box I can do just that. I hope this review will help someone else to make a decision to purchase from MYMEBOX.


Loot Crate, the subscription startup for fans and geeks, raises $18.5M

Loot Crate, the subscription startup for fans and geeks, raises $18.5M

Geeky commerce startup Loot Crate is announcing that it has raised $18.5 million in Series A funding.

The round was led by Upfront Ventures, with participation from Breakwater Investment Management, Time Inc., Downey Ventures (startup investment arm of Team Downey, the production company founded by Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey), M13 and Sterling.VC.

via TechCrunch


Graze (Gift) Box Review and FREE Box Offer!

Graze Subscription Box

Graze is a mini-snack subscription box that sends a customized selection of treats weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. They offer over 100 different snacks that you can rate online, which, over time, helps tailor your subscription to your particular snacking preferences.

Free Graze Box

The Products: Healthy snacks tailored to your specifications.

Ships to: US (and UK via the Graze UK site).

Here is my first set of 4 snacks from the box.

Iced Cinnamon Bun– 1g of sugar

Stars & Stripes– 0g of sugar

Grilled Cheese – 2g of sugar (highest in the box)

Pumpkin Spice Flapjack – 1g of sugar

I’m happy with the box! It also helped that this first box was a gift box! I think I’m going to add this to my rotation of boxes, especially since it’s one of the cheaper priced ($11.99) subscription boxes in the snack category. Now…you give it a try. Click on the banner below for your FREE box. When you get your box, let us know what you think!


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Bean Box April 2016 Review

Bean Box delivers freshly roasted coffee from Seattle’s top roasters to your doorstep.

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Bean Box delivers a monthly box of freshly roasted gourmet coffee from Seattle’s premier coffee roasters. Subscribers choose whether to receive a full 12 oz. bag of coffee each month or four smaller 1.8 oz. sample-sized bags. Check out the video below for a sneak peek. Scroll further for the full review.

The video was a tease 🙂 Now for the actual review….

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We first tried Lighthouse Roaster’s Choice. It’s a full-bodied blend of Ethiopian, Sumatran, and Latin high-grown Arabicas. The beans were darker then any of the others in the box which I love because it screams bold flavor. I enjoyed this one but not as much as the others.

Our second cup was Herkimer Coffee Drip BlendThis was a medium roast coffee from Honduras. Bean Box recommended trying this coffee without milk or sugar because it brings the flavor out. I’m hard headed and tried it with half and half and splenda (please don’t tell me about the negative issues with splenda) and enjoyed the creamy flavor. It had a nice sweet flavor in spite of my additions. 

Kuma Coffee Colombia Bruselas  was tasty! Bean Box said it’s “A true crowd pleaser, with great body, structure, sweetness, and intensity. Fantastic filter coffee or sweet, big-bodied espresso. Notes of chocolate, panela, honeycrisp apple, golden raisin, and raspberry.” and I agree with it all. The flavors are popping and I would def say this was my second favor and order again.

Broadcast Coffee Roasters Colombia Las Margaritas:  Cola, licorice, and chocolate notes emerge from a caramelly-smooth body.  Surprisingly nuanced for a Colombian coffee, this is a awesome drink that I would order again but not before the previous two.

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Club W rebrands as Winc and raises $17.5 million

Club W rebrands as Winc, raises $17.5 million for personalized wine

Club W now known as WINC been a leading direct to consumer wine subscription service for the past couple years. They’ve seen tremendous growth over the past year and have decided to merge all 3 aspects of their business. WINC has always been the name of their winery that produces all of the wine on the Club W site Club W is their wine club/ subscription service that you all know and love.

Give Wine is their corporate gifting business, and WINC Direct is the B2B aspect of their business that has successfully partnered with businesses and restaurants to sell WINC wine. As they continue to grow as a company it made sense to unify all three branches of our business under one name, WINC.

Read more about the transition and money raised on TechCrunch here http://techcrunch.com/2016/05/04/club-w-rebrands-as-winc-raises-17-5-million/