Monthly Archives: May 2013

Tackle Grab Review & Upcoming Giveaway

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Hi folks,

I was very excited to get a Tackle Grab box to review – perfect timing for Father’s Day.  I’m sure a lot on mom, wives, girlfriends etc. have men in their lives who love to fish.  Sometimes we just don’t know what to give the men in our lives for Father’s Day, birthdays or just because.  Read this review.  Maybe Tackle Grab is just the gift you were looking for.

As soon as I work out the details with Tackle Grab they will be providing me with a giveaway for my blog followers.  I am really hoping it comes before Father’s Day so someone can give this to the fisherman in their life!  Stay tuned, I will post the giveaway information as soon as I shipping information.

Tackle Grab sends out a box of custom baits every month based on the Angler Profile you complete.

They have the following memberships:

1 month $15, 3 months $42, 6 months $78 and 12 months $144

As if the boxes weren’t enough they also have a Tackle Grab rewards program.  They will be opening a Tackle Grab store soon and you’ll be able to use your earned points to purchase additional bait.  You are given $1 to spend for every 10 points.  And I am pleasantly surprised by how great their rewards program is!  Take a look and you’ll see it is very easy to get a large credit to spend in their store.  

    • Sign up for a Tackle Grab membership — you earn:
      • 150 Points for a Monthly Subscription.
      • 250 Points for a 3-Month Subscription.
      • 500 Points for a 6-Month Subscription.
      • 1,000 Points for a Yearly subscription.
    • Monthly Loyalty Points:
      • 75 Points for a Monthly Subscription.
      • 100 Points for a 3-Month Subscription.
      • 125 Points for a 6-Month Subscription.
      • 150 Points for a Yearly subscription.
    • Shopping — every time you purchase a full-size product from the (soon to launch) Tackle Grab Store or a gift membership, you earn 1 point for every $1 spent.
    • Refer friends — earn:
      • 75 Points for every friend that signs up for a Monthly Subscription.
      • 100 Points for every friend that signs up for a 3-Month Subscription.
      • 250 Points for every friend that signs up for a 6-Month Subscription.
      • 500 Points for every friend that signs up for a Yearly subscription.
    • Tackle Grab as a Gift – both giver and receiver earn:
      • 200 Points for a Monthly Gift Subscription
      • 300 Points for a 3-Month Gift Subscription.
      • 500 Points for a 6-Month Gift Subscription.
      • 1,000 Points for a Yearly Gift Subscription. 
    • Fill out product feedback surveys — Tackle Grab members earn 50 points for each completed product feedback survey (look for the feedback icon on every product detail page). Only products sampled through Tackle Grab are eligible for feedback points. 

Ok now on to the box 🙂  For now I am going to list the items, Retail price and where to find them.  My dad is going to be my guinea pig and I will update my blog as he tries each items and provides feedback.

The box isn’t the most fancy one out there was my 1st reaction.  But, then, I had to take a step back and think about the audience for this box – MEN!  They need a manly box so this box meets their expectations.  I had to stop thinking like a woman for a little while 😉

 

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1.  Revolution Crankbait, Blue Back Herring (Retail $9.99) 

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2.  Fishbelly Helix Ninja (Retail $11.99) 

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3.  Gambler Go Fish (Retail $5.00)

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4.  Jack Hooks, 3 pack (Retail $6.99) – Even though I am not a serious fisher like my dad, these look cool.  You don’t have to tie any knots with these hooks.  Interesting.

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5.  Set The Hook, 3 pack (Retail $1.80)

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So, at first glance, I am VERY impressed with this box.  Just the products in the box are worth well over the price of the subscription.  In addition their rewards program is fantastic.  They’ll be launching their store soon but you do start earning reward points right away.  They’ll be loaded into your account until they open the store.

I can’t wait to get my dads feedback.  As much as he loves fishing he’ll be like a kid on Christmas morning with this box!

The total Retail Value of the bait items is $35.77.  In addition the minimum you earn each month in Tackle Grab rewards is $7.50 (If you sign up month to month you get 75 points each month which equals $7.50 in TG bucks to spend in their store).  If  you sign up for longer subscriptions, refer friends, review products etc. you can earn even more TG money to spend (see above for the explanation of their rewards program).

 

There were 2 additional items in the box which I didn’t use toward the retail value:

20% off coupon at Brewsees.com – Do you have a man in your life that likes beer and wearing shades?  Then Brewsees products may make a unique gift.  Check them out, they have a pretty cool idea! 

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NakedWines.Com $50 Gift Card.  – The minimum purchase is $51 and there is a $9.99 shipping charge but still a great deal. You can get $51 worth of wine for $10.99.  A good deal in my book.  Unfortunately my state doesn’t allow alcohol to ship to residences so I will be giving this away.

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Last chance to enter – Wantable Ultimate Summer Giveaway

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They draw the winner for a stunning Toni Burch bag filled with makeup and other face body and jewelry products, today at 1pm Eastern Standard Time. There’s still time to enter here:

https://www.wantable.com/giveaway/ultimate-summer-giveaway/pKsVOh06YLY

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Don’t forget to check out my OTHER GIVEAWAYS BY CLICKING HERE!

MistoBox May 2013 (“Awesome” size box)

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Hi folks,

I had the pleasure to receive a complementary box from MistoBox.  MistoBox is a monthly coffee subscription service.  They taste and evaluate more than 50 coffees every month from different artisan roasters across the country. They then hand select 4 of the most delicious and unique single origin coffees to send you. You’ll never get the same coffee twice, so every box will bring new, interesting flavor profiles.  They have 2 monthly options, their “Awesome” box which sends (4) 1.7 ounce bags of coffee beans and their “More Awesome” box which sends (4) 3.4 ounce bags of coffee beans.  Monthly costs are $15 and $30 respectively.  Right now, you can get your 1st “Awesome” box for only $5 and your 1st “More Awesome” box for only $10.  You can also choose to receive either 1 or 2 boxes/month.  For the purpose of this review I received their “Awesome” size.

I’m working with MistoBox to get a discount code I can pass on to you – stay tuned.  The same goes on a giveaway for blog followers, stay tuned, I’ll announce details as soon as I can.

Because of my propensity to suffer from insomnia I don’t drink caffeinated coffee late in the afternoon, which is when I received this box.  Because of this, I will show and describe all of the box contents then revise this post as me and my hubby try each of the selections.  In this case, my hubby will be my guinea pig.  I will provide both my opinion and his :).

Even though I did receive this free trial box from MistoBox, my opinions are not influenced by the free products and I would never recommend anything to anyone that I would not, myself, use or that I felt was not worth spending your money on.

Ok, let’s get to the box I received:

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I’ll admit it I am a sucker for cute boxes and subscription boxes get extra points, with me, for presentation.  I must say MistoBox did not disappoint in this area.  They have a wonderfully presented product!

The card, inside each box, has information about the 4 different coffees received.  I love that the cards tell you, not only about the coffee but also, the name of the roaster.  I will enjoy looking up more info. about each US based roaster.  We have a local roaster the next town over who roasts organic, free trade beans and I am going to suggest they reach out to MistoBox about being featured in their boxes 🙂  Maybe it’s the nerd in me but I like the little tidbits of information on each bag.  I especially like that they list the roasting date – it’s fresh coffee!  Freshness does, absolutely, make for the best cup of coffee.  Lastly, I like the tasting notes.  They remind me of the tasting/aroma notes used to describe fine wines.  As we try each coffee I’ll add our tasting notes.  It will be interesting to see if they match those on the bags.

On the back of the card it says:

Bon Voyage! This month, we are taking you on a journey around the globe to show you how different coffees can be based on where they were grown.  

We’re showcasing coffees from each of these major growing regions:

Central America: As coffee cultivation extended throughout the New World in the early 1700′s, it quickly became one of Central America’s most important agricultural products.

Asia/Pacific: The Dutch government were the first to spread coffee cultivation outside of Africa, by secretly bringing coffee plants to islands like Java in the 1960’s.  

South America: The Dutch government and French missionaries introduced coffee farming to the Caribbean islands and then to Brazil, where it expanded to places like Colombia.   

Africa: The indigenous birthplace of the coffee plant, all coffee originated in the region of Kaffa, Ethiopia, where we get the word ‘coffee’ from.”

On the back of the card it says:

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Each bag of coffee beans also offers some detailed information:

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Ok, off for now.  We’ll start trying the coffee tomorrow and I’ll begin adding our honest opinions. Like I said above, we have a local coffee roaster the next town over so, I’m very interested in seeing how these compare to our local coffee roaster.

Tackle Grab Giveaway

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Just in time for Father’s Day I’ve partnered with Tackle Box to do a box review and giveaway! The box is on its way to me. Follow my blog to be notified as soon as the contest opens.

Tackle Grab is a monthly subscription of hand picked tackle. Their site is http://www.tacklegrab.com.
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Don’t forget to check out my OTHER GIVEAWAYS BY CLICKING HERE!

MommiesFirst May 2013 – 1 more item (9-Month old girl)

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Sorry folks, I left off 1 more item in the MommiesFirst box :(.  I tried to add a photo to my existing post but was unable to do so.  This greeting card is so absolutely cute I wouldn’t be doing the box justice if I didn’t add it now.  This is a very nice greeting card with card stock cutouts on the front.  It doesn’t have a brand name, like it was handmade.  Regardless of who made it it’s very cute.  I will save this for when I have another baby shower to attend.  (Retail $2?)

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Like my Facebook page – earn extra entries in contests

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Hi everyone, hope you’re having a wonderful holiday weekend.  I finally kicked off my Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Crazy4SubscriptionBoxes.  Head on over and “like” my page.  As I indicated, in my post yesterday, I’ll be doing giveaways for Misto Box, Healthy Surprises and Gfreely.   You’ll be able to win extra entries to these contests by liking my Facebook page :).  As soon as I receive the giveaway prizes, I will post all the contest details.