You guys know I've had my ups and downs with Birchbox in the last few months. I've felt as though the products have been "blah" or duplicates. I told you guys I'd give Birchbox until December's box to prove to me this wasn't how things were going to continue. Well, I just received an email I'm sure many of the rest of you received as well. Here was the general gist...
Your Birchbox is about to ship! We're sorry that we are a tiny bit behind schedule — one of your samples is so new that it hasn't even hit shelves yet. Lesson learned: factor in a cushion for lab production delays. We'll be working overtime to make sure your box ships as soon as possible.
It's worth the wait, though — this month we're helping you gear up for party season with a collection of festive products, including a hot pink number you won't find anywhere else. And to help bide your time, we want you to know about a members-only holiday offer: Take $20 off any full-size order of $75+. Just enter code 'bblove' at checkout*. It's our gift to you.
Hm... To be honest, it seems a wee bit silly to me that a company that's been around for over a year doing the same thing month-after-month didn't ensure that production was done in such a way that there wouldn't be a delay on sending out the boxes. And to make matters worse, $20 off of $75???? I'm sorry, but to me that's a bit ridiculous. If Birchbox really wanted to make it up to us they would have done something like $5 off $15, $10 off $30, etc. Having to spend $75 to "bide my time" isn't really that appealing to me.
What do you guys think?