Bulu Box Weight Loss Review: October 2014

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For $10 a month, Bulu Box sends your choice of fitness-related samples (Bulu Box) or weight loss-related samples (Bulu Box Weight Loss). I subscribe to the Weight Loss box.

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Bulu Box includes a card with information on the samples. You can review the samples on their website to receive discounts on full-size products.

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This month included tips for healthy Halloween candy swaps.

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Can I just say yay for no coffee and no kids’ samples this month? I’ll actually use (and have already used!) most of this month’s box. I take the SmartyPants gummies every day and found out about them through an earlier Bulu Box: they’re an easy, tasty way to get fiber, vitamins, and Omega 3. I took the Simple Diet supplements before two workouts and was pleased that they gave me energy to run! The Psycho powder was a little intimidating; I gave that to a friend whose workouts are more intense than mine.

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Yes! Chocolate pudding! I’ve been interested in this pudding for a while. They included it in a previous box in a flavor I didn’t like; I can’t wait to try it in chocolate. The protein powder was another giveaway – I’m too lazy to make shakes – but it’s the perfect weather for chamomile tea and I plan to indulge in some tonight.

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Verdict: I was tired of coffee flavors and samples for kids in my boxes, but with this month, we’re back on track. We’ll see what next month brings, but for now I do plan to renew my subscription when it runs out.

Referral: Sign up for Bulu Box using my link and receive a free box. I will receive points toward discounts on full-size products.

Bulu Box Weight Loss: July 2014 Review

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For $10 a month,  you’ll receive weight loss-related samples from Bulu Box Weight Loss. Rating the samples online earns you credits in their store, where you can buy full-size products (which are often cheaper than Amazon).

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Bulu Box also makes a fitness-oriented box. I subscribe to the weight loss version.

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Each month has a card detailing the products included. Your box will be tailored to the profile you fill out on their site.

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The boxes also include flyers for things like free trials of online fitness programs.

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I’m not sure if my profile says I don’t have kids and I don’t drink coffee. If it does, they’re ignoring it; I keep getting samples for kids and coffee, including this children’s probiotic and protein coffee creamer. These are for the swap pile. I will hang on to the tea though.

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I’m always happy to try weight loss supplements. While the samples are too small to affect any weight changes, I can at least make sure they don’t have any adverse side effects. The sleep aid, which claims to reduce caffeine levels in the body, was intriguing but ineffective. I’ll be passing on the hangover preventer and protein powder to friends who can use them.

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Bonus – A few weeks ago, Bulu did a “Build Your Own Box” promotion. I thought it was a neat idea, and apparently everyone else did too because it crashed their site. Once I was able to get on, I picked up multiples of things I’ve always wanted to try, and it looks like they threw in a couple more on top of what I ordered. With all the points I had on the site, I was able to get the box for free! I’m hoping they offer it again.

Verdict: I still really enjoy my Bulu Box Weight Loss subscription and find it to be a good value, though I haven’t had a box that’s been a 100% hit for me (and please, no more coffee or kids stuff!).

Referral: I will receive a $5 credit if you sign up for a subscription using my link.

Bulu Box Weight Loss: July Review

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A subscription to Bulu Box allows you to try fitness-related samples every month. Subscriptions start at $10 a month and it comes in two versions: Bulu Box (fitness samples) and Bulu Box Weight Loss (weight loss samples). I subscribe to the Weight Loss box.

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Each month comes with a card with more info on the samples. On the back, there’s space for rating each sample. I usually just rate my samples on the Bulu Box website; doing so builds credits which you can use for discounts on products. The box also includes cards with info on things like online fitness site memberships, recommended exercises, weight loss tips, and more.

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July’s box included iron supplements and a vanilla protein pudding. My iron levels are good, and I’m not a fan of vanilla pudding (if it were chocolate it would be a different story), so these went in the swap pile.

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They also included a full-size product this month! Bach Rescue Pearls are a homeopathic stress remedy with glowing reviews on Amazon. I wanted to like them, but they did nothing for me, nor for my cat (they’re pet-friendly) who promptly threw it up (or not). I was also excited to see garcinia cambogia in the box. The sample (two tablets) was too small to have a substantial effect, but I’d been curious about it for a while and at least now know I don’t have any adverse reaction to it if I do decide to buy a full-size batch. I see a lot of these Naked Wine vouchers floating around the swap site and I’ve received a few in my Le Totes; people just can’t seem to get rid of them. The deal is you buy $160 worth of wine on Naked Wines and only pay $60. I do not need $160 of wine – into the swap pile.

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I’m not a fan of blueberry, cherry, or coffee flavors, so the granola and Energy Ballz went into the swap pile as well – again, if these had been different flavors, I would have happily kept them.

Verdict: I liked pretty much everything in July’s box; just not the flavors the came in (and I wish those Rescue Pearls had worked for me! and my cat). A lot of the value of the Bulu Box comes from being able to rate the samples online and receiving credits towards full-size products, so not all is lost. I also feel like these boxes have just been getting better – I’m looking forward to next month!

Referral: I will receive a $5 credit if you sign up for Bulu Box using my link.

BuluBox Weight Loss Review: May 2014

BuluBox Weight Loss is a monthly subscription for health and weight loss samples such as vitamins, supplements, snacks, and more. It’s normally $10 a month but goes on sale quite often. Use code JOINBULU for 55% off any subscription, like three months for $13.50 or a year for $49.50.

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I’ve subscribed for a few months now, and this month’s box is by far my favorite!

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Each box contains a card with more info on the samples.

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BuluBox also offers a standard BuluBox with general fitness and health samples. I subscribe to the weight loss version.

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I got weight loss Smarty Pants gummy vitamins in my first-ever box and loved them!  They’re like candy! I actually forgot to take my vitamins this morning so I ate them immediately. Not sure what to do with the kids ones though. I put them up for swap but may just eat them.

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I’d like to get back into juicing and I imagine I’d be able to blend this hemp powder right in, or maybe I’ll sprinkle it on a salad.  The Power Crunch bar will be great to have at my desk when the 3 ‘o clock snack craving strikes.

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Anxiety? Meeeee? Haha ha ha… Never!… Do these come in bulk? The main reason I joined BuluBox was to try weight loss supplements, so I was excited to see Burn in there.

Verdict: Yay! I hope there are more boxes like this one. I’m happy to send the kids’ gummies to any of you with offspring; just leave a comment! (and maybe soon… I might eat them)

Referral: I receive a $5 credit if you sign up with my link.

Bulu Box Weight Loss: April 2014 Review

Bulu Box is a monthly subscription featuring fitness-centric samples such as snacks and supplements.

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It’s $10 a month (though they have frequent deals for half off subscriptions) and comes in two options: Bulu Box, featuring general health and wellness samples, and Bulu Box Weight Loss, supporting a goal of losing weight. I subscribe to the weight loss box.

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The enclosed card gives more info on the contents on the box, which can vary depending on how you filled out a survey of your goals. Mine focused entirely on weight loss, but things like boosting your immune system, getting more energy, and better sleep were also options.

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I love cereal and am always looking for healthy ones. I’m excited to try this one, which has a ton of protein!

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You pour these powders in your coffee to prevent it from staining your teeth. I do not drink coffee at all and don’t see how this relates to weight loss, so it was a total fail for me.

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PMS supplements. Also unusable for me. Going in the swap pile.

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I’m really interested in weight loss supplements, so this was a hit for me. You take one in the morning, then one right before exercising. I’ll be trying it out tomorrow when I run!

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Instant cold tea packets on the go. I am not a tea drinker. Swap pile!

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This thyroid supplement is of interest to me. I’m slightly hypothyroid and have had great success with supplements in the past.

Verdict: I pre-paid for a year of Bulu Box Weight Loss for $55 on a half-off deal. It’s been fun discovering new wellness products I never would have found on my own. Some of their sample choices can be puzzling though.

Referral: Use this link to sign up for Bulu Box or Bulu Box Weight Loss and I will receive a $5 credit.