Hello and welcome to the start of my monthly review series! Each month I will give you a long detailed breakdown of a product/service and my review on it. This month we start with the Unibox, analysing:
The Unibox is a company that I’d never really heard about until recently. On hearing about it, I was surprised that it wasn’t more popular.
The idea behind Unibox is that parents pay a monthly subscription (but you could pay it yourself if you really wanted to) to have care packages sent to their children. These are filled with healthy treats and little objects to aid the University experience. They have 3 different payment plans available:
This works out at £24.99 a month. You can pick and choose the months you pay for with no extra charge. This is, of course, provided that you cancel your subscription before the end of the next month. (e.g. you’d have to cancel before 31st January so as not to receive the February box).
This is where you pre-pay £71.95 to receive 3 months in a row, working out at £23.99 a month. If you are semi-committed to Unibox, this probably works out better. You save £1 a month and this will start adding up.
With this plan you pre-pay £139.99 to receive 6 months in a row, working out to £22.83 a month. Again, if you end up loving Unibox this is the best deal as you end up saving the most money monthly.
You never know exactly what you’re going to get in the Unibox, so it’s a bit like a monthly present. I suppose this means you have something to look forward to each month.
I was very excited to receive this, purely because I had no idea what to expect. On opening the box, there was a hand written envelope addressed to me with a cute little message inside. The products were wrapped in blue tissue paper and sealed with a little Unibox sticker. Underneath the tissue paper, I was met with:
The chocolate bar, the room spray and the popcorn tea!
The apple crisps, the vitamin tablets and the ID holder.
These are slight white lies, because I don’t like apple crisps in general, and soluble vitamin tablets are not my thing. Therefore, I am incredibly biased. However, I had multiple friends try them and took their opinions.
The protein shake sachets and the Teech giftcard.
After researching the retail value of each item, the total came to £43.81. So for around £25 it is worth it money-wise. However, when it comes to the actual products you receive, I’d say that it’s debatable.
I absolutely love the whole care package idea and think that this could be a really successful company. However, based on what they’re selling at the moment I wouldn’t say it’s worth £25 a month for me personally. I would only use 3 of the products I received in this months box, which have a total retail value of £13.40. So essentially, my parents would have paid £25 for £13.40 worth of products.
However, this is a great box for trying new things! Without this I would have never bought that chocolate bar or the popcorn tea. Now, I am now a firm lover of and plan to purchase again. If you’re more experimental than I am, and want to try new healthy snacks and new novelty items then you should definitely give this a go. From that perspective it’s fantastic! However, for me it’s not the one, but it all comes down to what you/your parents want out of a care package like this.
You can now get a January box for free until the end of January using the code “MYUNIBOX“, so go and check it out for yourself if you’re interested!
Hope this helps! And comment below anything you want me to review in the following months.
Lots of love,
Hey, I'm Jasmine Burke. A girl in her twenties fresh out of Uni that's trying to write in any way that she can. I go under the branch of "lifestyle" but honestly, you can find pretty much anything on here.
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