December 20, 2008 by MrBlueSkies
I don’t know how I stumbled across the Out of the Box Sampler, but I am sure glad I did. Michelle, from the Out of the Box Sampler blog, scours the net for the best esamples possible. Every month she gathers the best of the best, the coolest of the cool, the newest of the new…oh you get the idea. Anyway, she puts them all together into a unique sampler box which she offers once a month.
I visit her blog periodically but always seem to miss when the sampler boxes are available. Apparently, these boxes are hot commodities, disappearing faster than Jonas Brothers tickets being offered to 13 yo girls. That’s pretty darn fast. Like Jonas tickets, you will have to pay for your sampler box, but, unlike Jonas tickets, this will only cost you $19.95. Trust me, it’s a much better deal.
I managed to purchase December’s sampler box simply because I signed up for their email alerts. December is already sold out (I told you so) but you can sign up for email notifications by visiting their website here and scrolling down to the Sampler Box Priority Notification spot. Anyway, I got my box yesterday, tore it open, and this is what I saw:
The bag contained 21 different items, if you include the bell. (I do because the bell is so cool and made me think of The Polar Express) That’s less than $1 an item. What a bargain. Anyway, there were candles, cookies and tea lights; lotions, soaps, and sprays; a ring, a chocolate covered spoon, and a dill dip mix. There were so many goodies that I didn’t know what to look at first. So I spread it out on the table and looked at it all!
In addition to the goodies, discount codes are provided for several of the sampling companies. If you like a product, you can go to their website or blog and use the discount code to order the full size. Isn’t that cool? And they also include a contest ticket where you can win additional products or even the grand prize which is a free next month’s sampler box.
Just so you know, I put everything back in the bag. I’m actually going to give this to Heather as a pre-Christmas present. I think she is going to love going through the bag and trying all the products. And I still benefit cause she will share it all with me. So stop wasting your time and go visit Out of the Box Sampler. And tell them Preston from Me and the Blue Skies sent you. I don’t think it will get you or me anything extra, but I’m always open for a gratutious plug! Happy Holidays!
Update: I created this post on 12/18 and scheduled for it to post on 12/20. I left a note for my daughter on the morning of 12/19 that the grab bag was for her. I just rec’d this text:
“OMG. I’m only half way thru bag. This is awesome. Coolest grab bag ever! I sooo love this!”
Is that a testimony or what?