Bluum Box – Is It Worth Paying For?
If you’ve read much of my blog, you might remember that I posted a deal for a 3 month subscription to Bluum a few weeks back. Well, I have since received my first Bluum box and let’s just say, it wasn’t very good. At first, I thought the box was OK because it did have several samples in it. I even made a video about my box and what I had received. Then, I posted it to Bluum’s Facebook wall and walked away from my computer. When I went back, I had several comments about how bad this month’s box was. I started reading through posts on Bluum’s Facebook wall and that’s when I realized that something was very wrong.
First of all, NONE of the items in the box were “deluxe samples”, as advertised on Bluum’s homepage. If you’ve spent much time sending in for samples, you know that regular samples are one time use items and “deluxe samples” are ones you can use 2+ times to get a good feel for the product. In addition, all of the items that we (new subscribers) received were leftovers from old boxes. Those who had paid full price received a much nicer box including an almost full-size product. When I found this out, I was pretty hurt so I decided to make a video detailing what I had found.
I posted my video on the Bluum Facebook page with a short message saying “If you’re considering Bluum box, watch this first” and left it at that. A few hours later, a very rude woman commented on that post saying that I was “harsh” and “trashing” the company. She also said that Bluum has to make money somehow. I replied with my reasons for creating and posting the video, as well a joking remark that she must be an employee, and shortly after, she said this:
At this point, I believe she may be an employee of (or have some other vested interest in) Bluum but I can’t be sure because Bluum actually thanked me for my HONEST feedback. So what do you think? Was it “spiteful” for me to create the video? Or do you think that I am actually doing my part to warn moms about a service that really isn’t worth the cost?
UPDATE: I continued my 3 month Bluum box subscription and while the boxes did get a little bit better, I still think that your money would be better spent on something else. If you instead put $11 per month in a savings account for 18 years (yes, I know the Bluum box is only for a few years but stay with me here), you could give your child a $5000 high school graduation gift. Sounds a lot better than some samples they (and you) will probably never remember. If you love learning about new baby products, I would suggest reading some great baby product review blogs like Baby Gizmo or Smart Mom Picks.