I will be doing a separate more thorough review late of the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser & Muslins. This is just a quick update on my ordering process weirdness.
Ok so I LOVE the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser & Muslins from the October Birchbox enough to buy more of it before I run out of the sample. That says a lot to me. BUT it seems that everyone else wanted to try this product too! I went in and bought the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser & Muslin KIT and then the next day I received the following message:
Ooook, so this is a good effort on Birchbox’s part for customer service by basically giving me $10 since the order had processed before they found out that they were out.
But I did feel a bit like they were taunting me when I got the email that said that I would get 50 points if I spent more than $35 on October products.
I tried throwing the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser without the muslins into my cart and then added a few more repeat buys that weren’t part of the October box. Nope. Coupon code doesn’t work.
And I don’t want to buy two of the Cleanse & Polish without the muslins. And I wasn’t thrilled enough by the other products in my October Birchbox to buy those so apparently that coupon code really only matters if you were in love with many of that month’s Birchbox items.
So I removed the nail polish remover and the chocolate and bought one bottle of the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser which ended up only costing me $1.50. Yes $1.50 since the item had free shipping AND I had 100 points from reviews and affiliate subscribers AND they gave me 100 points for the earlier snafu with the kit no longer being available (“Join Waitlist” was not showing at the time that I ordered … this is not a loophole you can abuse.) I was ready to pay for the kit in full but ended up with a bargain.
So while I ended up with a great deal, I DO hope that Birchbox gets more of the kits and the muslins in! If you shop from Liz Earle’s site there’s no free shipping option so the kit that’s $24.50 with Birchbox ends up being $32 on the Liz Earle site because of shipping.
Look for a review here soon on the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser & Muslins! Don’t forget to subscribe using your favorite RSS reader or Bloglovin’!
Update 10/30/2013: Seriously?! TODAY you get more back in the Birchbox store? After my order for the non-kit version has processed? Could you not have just sent me a message saying that my order was delayed for a few days due to high demand and the need to restock? It was only a delay of one day!!! Apparently I should have waited a day… I thought with the first message it would be more than a day though!! Sigh and an eye roll.