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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Stupid Mi$take

Last month, I got the chance to try the  subscription  box of Julep for free but I paid $3.99 for shipping.  The free box code  was  offered by swagbucks and I did not mind paying the shipping.  I got the box, tried their nail polish and thought, they are   great selection but not really worth the money you pay for if you will subscribe monthly in it.  Since I used a free code, I thought I won't be automatically subscribed which was a  BIG mistake! I should have took note of the dates when you can cancel the subscription (I think it is on the 24 and 25th of the month).  I forgot to do that and I was so surprised to see my card  get charged for the next shipment, I went, what????
I went to the website and could not find the link for cancellation.  I contacted  them via email and said that  since the box hasn't shipped yet, if it's  possible to cancel it for me and  also cancel the charge on my card.  The representative said that they have cancelled the subscription but I  still have to  pay and will receive the box for March.  I emailed again and ask  if I can just do a review of the box but the reply was the same as the  first time they responded to me so I  just paid the dang thing.  The picture above  was the  box I received for March and paid  for $24.99.  If it's not for my  stupid mistake, I will never pay that much for two nail polishes, an eye pencil, and two  smarties,  Really, smarties for a beauty box?  Oh well, no one to blame but  the stupid me for forgetting things like this.  This is why I don't like free trials and all that kind of stuff because I always ended up forgetting about it.  Lesson learned!

On the brighter side, this week has been  better, weather-wise.  The weather is still cold and freezing on some days but it gave me time to  do my walking outdoors after  dropping off my kids to school.  I miss outdoors!
Yesterday was foggy but I went anyway.  It was a special treat for me as I hear the birds chirping.  Sounds like they were celebrating the coming of Spring.  I don't blame them, I am so ready for Winter to be over.  Being stuck at home is not doing good for my fitness  goal.  I get lazy at times and just want to   wrap the warm  blanket in my body all the time.  
Today was freezing but went for a walk on a 28 degrees weather, it's crazy  cold!  Although I have my gloves on, my walk only lasted for 15 minutes because my hands were painful.  I ran for about  3 minutes but stop because the  it felt like my lungs was ready to collapse lol.  I can't complain though, the sunshine was beautiful and although there were some icy patch on the side walks and frost on the grass, the wind was not blowing this morning.  I am looking forward to 50 degree weather next week, it would be great!

18 comments:

  1. Maybe you could crush the smarties and use them as eye shadow. Lol! I don't do free trials anymore after experiencing similar issues as you have had. I think the subscriptions boxes are overpriced and you end up with other you don't really want.

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    1. Hahaha that's so funny. Maybe that's their intention lol.

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  2. Haha, Tami, Smartie eyeshadow - every colour of the rainbow. I was glad to read about this situation, as I can always do with a reminder to be more aware of what I sign up for (especially on the Internet), and get myself organized. Glad I'm not the only one.

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    1. This is my first time forgetting something like this which makes me want to kick myself lol. Tami is hilarious!

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  3. Ugh, that sounds frustrating. I hate how some companies are so tricky and make it so hard to unsubscribe from something. The only subscription box I currently use is Stitch Fix and I love it!

    Amanda
    www.queenofthelandoftwigsnberries.com

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  4. Wow, that's horrible! You'd think they'd have better customer service and be able to help you out by canceling. I would not have been happy with that box either! Sorry to hear about it, but at least you got the rest of it canceled.

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  5. That's why I don't do free trial and I don't buy if it is not free shipping.If that happen to me I return it to them since its not worth the money.

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  6. I did similar with Shoprunner for a $4 Barbie that ended up costing me $83 cause of the year subscription!!! That stinks they wouldn’t cancel even though it hadn’t shipped. Glad it looks like you are getting better weather.

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  7. Unfoerunatly i had a similar bad wxperiecne too. And yes its really fruatrating. From that time now if i have to cancel something i call the cuatmer service .. via mail am not sure

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  8. and where are the Shadow Shots? All I see is marketing.

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    1. Kathe, if you look closely, you will see the shadow shot. It's on the last photo. Thanks for visiting.

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    2. And oh, this is not really marketing, just voicing my opinion on my experience.

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  9. That's a bit odd sis? Beauty products then snacks? I'm confused...

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  10. Aw, I hate it when I do something like that. I can't even count how many times I've signed up for a free month of something only to forget to cancel it after the free month. You live you learn, I guess! I hope the weather only gets warmer for you!

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  11. I have forgotten to cancel a free trial before and kicked myself! I hate when that happens!! I really like the shadow picture you took! Very cool!

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  12. Aw, sorry that the Julep box was a disappointment.... Although, both colors are quite pretty as spring pastels... just in time for the arrival of spring in a week! Along those lines, I hope your weather warms up a bit, so your fitness goals are easier to work towards. :) (I totally hear you, all I'd want to do in cold weather is sleep and snuggle in warmth~)

    xo,
    Laurie of Eye For Elegance

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  13. OH my... Walking in 28 degree weather is crazy. But you go girl for actually get out and doing it. If it was 28 degrees here I wouldn't want to get out of bed much less walk outside. But it rarely gets that cold here. Keep up the hard work :)

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