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A few years ago, I signed up for one of those beauty subscription boxes. You know, the ones where you spend $10 a month and they send you a box with a handful of sample-sized beauty products?

I was so excited to receive my first box! I tried all of the products they sent and actually liked a few of them. The next month I was a little less impressed but chalked it up to them still learning my taste. By the fifth month I finally came to the conclusion that I had spent $50 and all I got was a lip tint I really liked and some samples that I probably could’ve found at Sephora for free.

That’s when I decided to cancel my subscription.

I once saw subscription boxes like that as a waste of money, but I’ve since learned they don’t have to be. Subscriptions in general aren’t a waste, that one was just not right for me. There are literally hundreds of subscription boxes out there, including some that can even save you money!

Check out three subscriptions that can save you time and money.

HelloFresh

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I found out about HelloFresh from a coworker. She and her boyfriend were living downtown and often worked late hours. Going out to eat every night was getting expensive but going to the grocery store was oftentimes inconvenient. That’s where HelloFresh came in!

It’s a subscription food box, but they’re not sending you random snacks to try, they’re sending you the ingredients and directions for recipes you actually want to make.

They have three box options – a Veggie Box made for vegetarians and feeds two to four adults; the Classic Box with fresh produce and protein that feeds two to four adults ;and the Family Box with recipes adults and children will like, feeding two adults and two children.

You can sign-up for your preferred box type and then choose how many meals you want shipped to you a week. The next step is to select which recipes you want. You can choose from delicious options like their Thai Beef Stir-Fry or chef Jamie Oliver’s Asparagus and Mushroom Risotto.

Boxes range in price but are around $10 per meal.

Amazon Subscribe and Save

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Amazon has been the place to go for online shopping and it’s no different for online subscription services.

The online shopping super center is now giving users the ability to save more money and time with their subscribe and save program. It’s pretty simple, you can choose from thousands of everyday items like coffee, cleaning products and toiletries, set how often you want to receive the products and then click subscribe now.

On top of saving time, the subscribe and save program also saves you money. On top of Amazon’s already affordable prices, shoppers save an extra 15% when they subscribe to a product. Customers get free shipping as well.

Subscribers can choose from one-month to six-month subscriptions and the frequency with which you would like them delivered.

Don’t worry about getting them on different days and having to deal with piles of boxes. Amazon will ship to you your monthly subscriptions on one delivery day, making the process simple and streamlined.

Honest Bundles

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If you’re looking for eco-friendly products for your home and children, there’s no better deal than The Honest Co.’s bundles.

The Honest Co. makes stylish, eco-friendly and sustainable products for your family, ones that you can feel good about.

They offer four subscription bundles:

Diapers and Wipes

  • One months supply of premium and super absorbent diapers and plant-based cleansing cloths
  • $79.95

Essentials

  • Pick and choose five products each month from their personal care and home cleaning essentials
  • $35.95

Organic Formula

  • Certified organic, premium infant formula designed to mimic breastmilk
  • Complete nutrition for birth to 12 months
  • Contains four 23 oz. canisters plus 1 Baby DHA, which is a formula reportedly designed to support brain and visual development
  • $119.95

Health and Wellness

  • Select two products each month from their food-based supplements
  • $35.95

All four bundles are reoccurring monthly subscriptions but you can cancel them at any time.

These are just three of the numerous subscription boxes and services out there. Tell us about your favorite and read up on some of the other subscription boxes that might suit your interests.

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