If you are like me, you are always looking for the latest and greatest products, but that often takes a lot of time and research to find things that work for you. It can also be costly! Subscription boxes are a great way to try new things without committing to buying large amounts of product and someone else is doing all of the research for you! We recently found one subscription that focuses solely on the needs of runners, Runnerbox! Today RAD contributor Jenna is here to give a review of the box and I might have a little surprise for you at the end…enjoy!
Runnerbox is both similar to and unique among sample subscription boxes. Where other box subscriptions might appeal to your vanity or your love for your pets, Runnerbox is designed to introduce runners to new products and discounts. I first heard of Runnerbox at their booth at the Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Expo. They had specially selected items for a Wine and Dine themed-box, and were offering it for a reduced price with subscription.
The box was themed to pre-race, race day, and post-race, and included a variety of protein-rich, energy-enhancing snacks and beverages (favorites were the Lenny and Larry’s FIT Brownie; and Pure Clean Beet Juice powder drink mix) some great discounts for running products (30% off Zensah compression? Sign me up!); and some fun and useful items to get you in the race mood (the runDisney temporary tattoo was a bit of a bust, but the Mylar emergency blanket kept me warm and dry waiting for the race start in that cold drizzle). I love my little sneaker-shaped wine bottle stopper, too!
My first Runnerbox arrived at my house before I came home from vacation at the same time as my monthly beauty sample subscription box. I’ve been subscribing to the beauty box for a few years now, and that box was much the same as it’s always been: five items- no more, no less; two items that contain an ingredient I’m allergic to; a hair product that’s not particularly helpful to me (I have very short, fine, straight hair, so hair products don’t excite me at all); and one item I might actually like to use.
Compare that to Runnerbox. My first box was packed full of things to help keep my workout fueled and inspired. It was so full, in fact, that not all of the products fit in the box!
Opening the box, you get an inspirational quote and a guide to the contents.
Then? All these goodies!!
Runnerbox is a bimonthly subscription service, so you have more time to try out all of that good stuff before the next box arrives. Unlike many subscription services, these samples are not “sample sized,” and they don’t sell the products directly through their site. They have partnerships with manufacturers and often offer a discount code for ordering through the manufacturer, so if you get hooked on Orgain shakes or Powerful Yogurt bars, you can get a nice price break. They also include information and discounts on products that are a little more pricey. For instance, this box included 50% off Pacebands and 30% off Zensah. (Two lucky subscribers actually got a Zensah product IN their Runnerbox!)
Runnerbox has tiered pricing depending on how long you intend to subscribe. Prices range from $24.95 per box for a single gift box to $19.95 per box for a “perpetual” subscription. Runnerbox also offers Cyclebox and Tribox for cyclists and triathletes looking to try new products.
Thanks Jenna for the great review!! I was sent a Runnerbox to sample and was also pleasantly surprised by all of the goodies you get!! It’s kind of amazing all of the things that they fit into that tiny box. I even got a pair of Lock Laces…super cool!
Are you interested in trying out Runnerbox for yourself? Well I just might have something in store for you this week 🙂 It is my 3-year blogiversary after all!!! Stay tuned.