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Out of the Box Sampler Review and Giveaway

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Out of the Box Sampler is a really unique and fun business idea.  The idea is that business send them samples of their products to be included in the “Box.”  Many different home businesses include their samples to make a fun and different set.

Each month we put together boxes filled to the brim with 15-17 different businesses’ samples for you to enjoy. The boxes overflow with items like melts, scrubs, bath, body, tarts, candles, gourmet foods, jewelry, coupons, discounts, cards and much more, from some of the best e-tailers on the web.

It is win-win for both the businesses and the customer.  The businesses get their names out to many customers with great ease, and customer gets a wide variety of samples to test out.  It makes it easy to find a new favorite handmade candle or lip gloss, for example.  Many of the items also have a coupon attached to them for your first purchase.

I received the March sampler.  In addition to all of the yummy homemade goodies shown here, the box also contained: a homemade chapstick, a lip balm, several candles and varieties of soaps, a pony-tail holder, a magnet, some gift tags and notecards and even a pair of earrings.

When I opened the box, the combination of the soaps and candles were wonderful.  I hope this was intentional, because I can imagine if it had the wrong smells combined, it could be bad news.

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I was very impressed with how well the container was packaged and neatly put together.  It felt like I was getting a gift that could have something for everybody.  My only complaint is that the popcorn treats were starting to get stale.  This is definitely a new, fun way to try new products or get your products into many customers hands.

Win It: Out of the Box Sampler would like to give one April sampler box to a lucky Really, Are You Serious? reader.

For your first entry:  (MANDATORY) Head over to Out of the Box Sampler and subscribe to their newsletter (scroll down to the bottom of the page).  If you are chosen as the winner and this hasn’t been done, you will not be eligible to win.

EXTRA ENTRIES– Please leave an additional comment for each extra entry!
— Subscribe to this blog via email (you must confirm)
— Follow this blog publicly via blogger
— Add this blog to your text-based blog roll -3 extra entries.
— Post about this contest on your blog, linking back to this post and Out of the Box Sampler-3 extra entries.
— Enter any of my other current giveaways-1 entry per giveaway
— Become a fan of Really, Are You Serious? (link on right) and SamplerBoxes on facebook -3 entries.
— Follow me and SamplerBoxes on twitter and tweet this giveaway (leave the link to your tweet); one tweet daily; just come back and comment each time. (please include @SeriousKrystyn, @SamplerBoxes and the link to this post in your tweet).
— Become a follower of the Out of the Box Sampler Blog
— Join the Out of the Box Sampler forum.

THE RULES:
*OPEN TO US RESIDENTS ONLY
*Make sure I have a way to reach you, by either enabling your email through blogger, or leaving your email in the comment.
*Winners are chosen by random.org, so make sure you leave individual comments, not all of them in one!
*Winner has 48 hours to contact me, or another winner will be chosen.
*contest ends Wednesday, April 7th at 9pm EST. Winner will be posted shortly after.
*rules for each entry must be followed to be valid.


My opinions are my honest, and thoughtful views and were not influenced by any source. I was not compensated monetarily for this giveaway.  Thank you to Out of the Box Sampler for providing the samples for review and giveaway.

Winner:  Random.org chose 97.  (I forgot to copy and paste..promise it was 97).
97. Hannah said…
psychopathicpixie @ yahoo 
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114 Comments

  1. I'm also a fan of Really, are you Serious, and Sampler Boxes.

  2. I'm following you & samplerboxes on twitter

    As well as following the Out of Box Sampler Blog!

  3. I subscribed to their newsletter.

    mattschmunk at hotmail dot com

  4. I'm entered in another one of your giveaways.

  5. i subscribed to the newsletter

  6. I subscribed to their newsletter.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  7. Sparkette says:

    I went over to Out of the Box and signed up.

  8. Sparkette says:

    I follow via blogger

  9. I am a subscriber to Out of the Box Sampler.
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  10. #1, I am a fan of Really, Are You Serious? and SamplerBoxes on facebook (Tamara Bennington)
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  11. #2, I am a fan of Really, Are You Serious? and SamplerBoxes on facebook (Tamara Bennington)
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  12. #3, I am a fan of Really, Are You Serious? and SamplerBoxes on facebook (Tamara Bennington)
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  13. I am a follower of the Out of the Box Sampler Blog
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  14. I subscribed to their newsletter!

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  15. I subscribe to your blog via email!

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  16. I follow you publicly!

    leoandchelle at yahoo dot com

  17. I just became a fan of Really are you Serious on FB

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  18. I just became a fan of out of the box on FB, too.

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  19. Not only have I subscribed to their newsletter, but I have bought one before. They are a lot of fun to get, like Christmas in a box. nostril_b yahoo

  20. I subscribed to their newsletter
    hannah
    psychopathicpixie @ yahoo

  21. I am an e-mail subscriber
    hannah
    psychopathicpixie @ yahoo

  22. I became a fan of both on facebook
    hannah
    psychopathicpixie @ yahoo

  23. Thanks for the giveaway.. those boxes look great! I am now a newsletter subscriber.
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  24. I subscribed to Out of the box sampler newsletter

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  25. I am a subscriber of your blog

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  26. I entered your Greeting card giveaway

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  27. I am your and samplerboxes' facebook fan #1
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  28. I am your and samplerboxes' facebook fan #2
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  29. I am your and samplerboxes' facebook fan #3
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  30. I am a follower of the out of the box sampler blog
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  31. I entered your Nescafe Taster’s Choice giveaway
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