Escape Monthly December’s Box – Italy

FIrst look. I didn’t take pictures of every item. The box of cookies in the corner was large and everyone got a different variation. The kind I got were made of almond paste with maraschino cherries. They were horrible. They tasted like a musty basement and had a very gritty kitty litter texture. I also received two books, one on living abroad in Italy, and one on the Provence of Terni Umbria. I enjoy the provence book because it’s filled with beautiful photos. I feel like all the other books I’ve gotten from this subscription are so stuffed with words, when really when I see travel guides, I want tons of pictures. I want to know what I am going to see when I visit! Reading about it isn’t the same to me. Is that weird? Image

I made Christmas cookies with this. It tastes like Nutella. Good to dip pretzels in.

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These olives were delicious. They had the pits in them so I had to chew around those.

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This Skin Co Truffle Body Wash and Lotion is really nice. Very mild and sweet smelling. I had received their skin care serum in my December Birch Box so these added to the set. This is quite an expensive brand of skin care.

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These chocolates were to die for but there were only two! How sad. This olive oil is quite good.

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So I have since canceled my subscription to Escape Monthly. I have a sour taste in my mouth because of something that happened with them. I joined Escape Monthly because they ran a promotion that was very shortly ran, for new customers, to get the subscription for $29.95 for the life of your subscription. (It is normally $49.95). I was all on board for that. For that price, I could justify buying this!

BUT.. after the first month I was charged $49.95. When I complained and explained the promotion I got a $10.00 refund and they began charging me $39.95 a month. That isn’t what I signed up for. That, my friends, is bull. That is a scam in my book. I signed up fair and square and to take that discount away and act like you are doing me a favor by only charging $39.95 is still.. bull.

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