Topbox Canada

October 6

Canadian Subscription Box Deals & Gift Ideas!

Posted by on October 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Canadian Subscription Box Deals & Gift Ideas!

It’s my mom’s birthday soon and I have been trying to think of a gift idea. She’s coming 69 and she doesn’t really “need” anything and it can be very difficult to think of a gift for her that she doesn’t already have. I was thinking about it just now and I came up with the idea of a subscription box for a couple of months. There are quite a few services in Canada which offer gift boxes… some not necessarily great for my mom, but these could be a good idea if you’re buying a gift for a friend or relative.

Here are some of the services that you can choose from and a quick word about each, as well as any special offers you might want to take advantage of:

Canadian Subscription Box Deals & Gift Ideas!

Cosmetics Subscriptions

This seems to be a very popular niche for subscription boxes. Here are a few beauty and cosmetics subscription boxes to note:

Luxe Box – This is a Canadian subscription box in which you get 7 or 8 trial sized beauty products, curated to match your beauty profile. The price of the Luxe Box is $26 for one box and that comes with free shipping. Prices drop if you subscribe for longer. I believe the Luxe Box operates quarterly rather than monthly.  There’s a gift option at checkout if you want to send a box as a pressie. I don’t know of any active coupon codes for these at the moment.

Topbox – This Canadian beauty box subscription will give you four hand-picked samples each month, for only $12 with free shipping – a very low price point. There is a waiting list for subscriptions though, it could take a few months before you get your first box, so it might not be ideal as a present unless you are planning this one well ahead in time.

Canadian Subscription Box Deals & Gift Ideas!

Pet Subscriptions

There are a few that I know of in this field:

Bowzerbox.ca – these are a relatively new Canadian service, offering monthly dog goodies in a box. For any sized dog, it’s $29 for one month but the monthly costs fall if you subscribe for longer. There is also a shipping fee of $4.50 a month. They have a “gift” option at checkout so it makes it easy to gift a Bowzerbox. You can use Bowzer Box coupon code LP10 to get $10 off your first box.

Barkbox.com – while these are US based, they’re still good to ship to Canada. Prices of these pet subscription boxes start at $29 for the first month, plus $5 shipping to Canada. You can use the coupon code fbruv10 to get $10 off. There’s also a gift option available, so good to use for that purpose.

Canadian Subscription Box Deals & Gift Ideas!

Food & Drink Subscriptions

Food boxes are yummy!! There is quite a wide variety of foods you can get in this type of subscription – here are a few interesting options.

Treatsbox – This is a Canadian service which ships you a monthly box of candies and snacks, from popular brands such as  Hershey’s, Cadbury, Wonka and more. It’s only $30 with free shipping, and they’ve got the gift option at the checkout. The Treats Boxes look delicious and would make a super gift.

Munch Better – This is a Canadian snack subscription box which costs $19 per month, plus shipping fees. This service focusses on healthy snacks with high quality ingredients. Sadly, there are no coupons for these just now!

Parachute Coffee – This type of box makes a great gift for the coffee aficionado. Parachute offers a monthly box of hand-picked coffee from the best local coffee roasters for only $25 with free shipping. My partner would love to try this one.

Tea Sparrow – We’ve had coffee, what about tea? Tea Lovers may like to try out Tea Sparrow which offers a subscription box filled with 4 different loose leaf teas. It’s only $20 with free shipping and for that, you’ll get about 35 cups of tea. I watched the video on their site and it looks delicious! Follow the instructions on this post and you can get your first box for only $8.

Well Moosers, these are just a few different ideas of subscription gifts you could give as a gift. Have you any more thoughts? Have you gifted a subscription box, and if so, which one? Let us know in the comments below!

(Image credits: Henry Burrows, Nikita Kashnerbrightonmike, Anne Marle)

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September 23

TopBox Canada: Limited Ed. LOULOU 10th Anniversary Collection – $35

Posted by on September 23, 2014 at 7:30 PM

TopBox Canada: Limited Ed. LOULOU 10th Anniversary Collection   $35

TopBox Canada has released a new Limited Edition LOULOU 10th Anniversary Collection box for just $35 with free shipping. All boxes are shipped on the 15th of October 2014.

The box includes the following items. I have done a bunch of research and tried to find a monetary value for each full size item:

  • B. Kamins Bio-Maple Maple Sugar Body Scrub (12 g)
  • Barefoot Venus Pink Pepper Green Tea Cleanser (60 mL – full size) - $5.50
  • essie sleek stick (full size) – $12.99
  • essie Under The Twilight nail lacquer (full size) - $7.70
  • Eyeko Black Magic Mascara (4 mL)
  • MeMeMe – Elegant Eyes Eyeshadow Trio (full size) - $9.98
  • OSiS+ Session Label Dust It Flex Mattifying Powder (10 g)
  • philosophy hope in a jar moisturizer for all skin types (7 mL)
  • Teeez Easy On The Eyes Eyeliner – Black (full size) – $20
  • Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau De Parfum (1.5 mL)

You will also receive a four issue print magazine subscription or a 12-issue digital magazine subscription that can be gifted.

Even if we just add up the five full sized items I found, you would be paying $56.17 for just them. That totally excludes the other five deluxe samples you are getting out of this kit that most certainly have value. That is why these kits are awesome, you are saving a bundle and you get to try some new products and have a lot of fun while doing so.

While I was researching the prices for the full sized items, I ran across a reoccurring theme: these items are stupid difficult to get in Canada. While essie isn’t too bad and Barefoot Venus is actually made in Canada, brands like MeMeMe and Teeez are impossible to find on this continent. Thus, their prices are actually converted over from the currency I found them in. For MeMeMe, I found it in England and Teeez I found in the United States. While this may deter some buyers, the rarity of these brands in Canada peaks my interest. I love to own things that are different from anyone else!

One of the samples is also driving me wild, so if you do not like it send it my way! I have long wanted to try Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau De Parfum! The Opium scent is a classic and I am eager to experience the subtle differences between the original and the newer Black Opium. I expect this perfume to be delightful.

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July 2

Weekly Contest Roundup: Win $200 in Cosmetics, a World Adventure & New Bathing Suit & More

Posted by on July 2, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Weekly Contest Roundup: Win $200 in Cosmetics, a World Adventure & New Bathing Suit & More

Get your weekly contest fix here at Bargainmoose. This week we’ve got gift cards, world travel, swimwear and cosmetics. Entering most of these contests is very easy, just type in your name and email and cross your fingers.

Tarte Cosmetics – Enter in your information to win a $250 Tarte Cosmetics gift card plus all items on the summer hot list! (exp: 7th July 2014)

Intrepid Travel – Win one of eight amazing world travel adventures simply by entering in your information. (exp: 13th July 2014)

Ticket Network – Win a $50 gift card by liking them on their Facebook page (exp: unknown)

Blame Betty – Win a new bathing suit courtesy of Blame Betty by entering in your information. Get your friends to enter too and you’ll get even more entries. (exp: unknown)

Hockey Shot – Show your best trick shots and win a home training centre, passing kit or shooting kit from Hockey Shot. (exp: 22nd August 2014)

Top Box – Win a NeoStrata gift set by liking Top Box on Facebook. (exp: unknown)

Shoppers Drug Mart - Win a $200 GOSH prize pack by liking the post on Facebook and telling them which of the lip looks is your favourite (mine is nude). (exp: unknown)

Staples – Like Staples on Facebook for a chance to win tickets to see Katy Perry. (exp: 26th August 2014)

Vitarock – Win $200 in natural beauty products and get extra entries by sharing on social media (exp: unknown)

Rogers – Win an ultimate travel pack each week for five weeks from Rogers (exp: 15th July 2014)

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June 17

Topbox: Limited Edition Topbox Kits $40 – $49 (Up To $160 Value)

Posted by on June 17, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Topbox: Limited Edition Topbox Kits $40   $49 (Up To $160 Value)

Topbox Canada is offering limited edition TopBox Kits for only $40 to $49 when they each have a value of $140 to $160. To sweeten the deal, they throw in a free magazine subscription with each one and free shipping.

To clarify: these are available to non-subscribers of Topbox. You do not need to be a member of Topbox’s usual beauty box subscription service to buy one of these boxes. There are three new summer limited edition kits available:

Limited Edition The Kit Topbox

This kit includes 13 products to test out including well-known brands like Burt’s Bees and Marc Anthony along with some great cosmetic companies like China Glaze and GOSH Cosmetics. Enjoy products for your face, nails, hair, and skin. The kit will cost you just $49, and is valued at $160+. Receive a free one-year subscription to The Kit Magazine.

Limited Edition FLARE Hot Summer Picks

This kit includes 10 products for you to try from brands such as Shu Uemera, Aveda, and essie. Included in your box is a sampling of such decadent products like scented oil, gradual tan lotion, and even a pair of Blush Riley Drop Earrings from Jewels and Aces. The kit will cost you $40, and has a value of $140+. You will receive a free one-year subscription to Flare and free shipping. You also have the option of gifting the Flare subscription.

Limited Edition Chatelaine Topbox

This topbox is also valued at $140+ and is currently being offered for $40 with free shipping. It includes brands such as Ceramic Glaze, Be a Bombshell, Kiehl’s and Yves Rocher. There are nine products in all and seven of them are full size. The Sweet Pea Mango Papaya Soap looks the most interesting to me. You will also receive a free one-year subscription to Chatelaine magazine with your Topbox.

The last Topbox listed, the Limited Edition LOULOU Summer Topbox I blogged about before so you can click through that link and check it out. These three above are the new offerings and, indeed, the Chatelaine Topbox just started shipping on June 15th.

These Limited Edition TopBox Kits are a great way to sample new brands and products without paying full price. If you have a couple girlfriends, it is always nice to pick up a couple different boxes and split the contents based on skin shade and colour preference. I use to split beauty boxes with my Mom when I was younger.

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April 18

Topbox: Limited Edition FLARE Mani-Pedi Kit – Only $25

Posted by on April 18, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Topbox: Limited Edition FLARE Mani Pedi Kit   Only $25

I blogged about Topbox.ca for the first time a couple days ago, and they have another limited edition kit I wanted to mention. The FLARE Mani-Pedi Kit is only $25 and comes with free shipping. You do not need to be a subscriber to purchase this kit.

Oddly enough, Topbox does not give the retail value of this box. So I had to run around and do a little price comparing myself. First of all, the box includes the following:

  • Six full sized quick-dry polishes: Tickle Me Pink, Trouble Maker, Get Juiced, I Lilac You, Strawberry Shields, and Jaded
  • Cuticle Eraser and Balm
  • Dry and Go Drops Top Coat
  • A nail file
  • 12-issue subscription to FLARE magazine – a $12.95 value

What you are getting is the Sally Hansen Salon line of products. This nail polish retails for $7.99 a bottle at Well.ca as does the top coat. I couldn’t find the exact cuticle cream pictured, but a different one by the same company costs $6.99. So the approximate value of this kit is $63 excluding the magazine subscription (or $76 total value including the subscription). I think you are getting a pretty nice deal.

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April 15

Topbox: Limited Edition LOULOU Summer Topbox $40 ($130 Value)

Posted by on April 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Topbox: Limited Edition LOULOU Summer Topbox $40 ($130 Value)

Purchase the Limited Edition LOULOU Summer Topbox for only $40 and receive $130 worth of beauty products and a free year LOULOU magazine subscription.

Topbox Canada is not a company we have mentioned on Bargainmoose before so let me give you a rundown. They are a beauty box subscription service usually, so you sign up for a monthly subscription and get new and fabulous beauty products sent to you monthly. They also offer limited edition boxes that are a one time purchase. This LOULOU box is a limited edition offer that you can get without a subscription. It is a one time box deal.

The LOULOU Summer Topbox includes:

  • MAKE UP FOR EVER Mist & Fix Makeup Setting Spray (travel size)
  • essie Nail Polish – bikini so teeny (full size)
  • essie Nail Polish – peach daiquiri (full size)
  • Soap & Glory – Sexy Mother Pucker Yummy Plum (full size)
  • Shu Uemura Art of Hair – Cleansing Oil Shampoo & Conditioner (travel size)
  • Clinique repairwear laser focus wrinkle correcting eye cream (travel size)
  • teeez Desert Metals Mascara – Black (full size)
  • Yves Rocher Oriental – Velvety-skin scrub (travel size)
  • KMS California Free Shape – Quick Blow Dry (travel size)
  • Free 1 year LOULOU subscription valued at $12.95

The box is pretty loaded. I would never pay $130 for all this. but for $40 I could certainly indulge. As an added bonus, receive free shipping on your order.

Box ships 15th May, 2014.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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