Once Upon a BookCase May 2016 Subscription Box Review

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Once Upon a Bookcase May 2016 box

Once Upon a Bookcase is a monthly subscription box that brings stylish phone cases perfect for your smartphone. The subscription costs $26 + $5.50 shipping per month ($11 to Canada), and you’ll receive a phone case plus small gifts like notepad, bookmark, necklace, etc. You’ll also get a 5″ x 7″ quote print along with your case.

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The box is beautifully designed outside and looks like a book!Once Upon a Bookcase May 2016 (2)

When you sign up for this subscription there are a zillion different types of phones to select, plus whether you want a girly girl, anything goes, or manly man box. I picked anything goes.

Once Upon a Bookcase May 2016 unboxing

Here’s the print card with the quote of the month. The theme for this box is Peter Pan!

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The quote print also serves as the information card. It contains a short description of the items inside.

Once Upon a Bookcase May 2016 review

All the goodies in the May box!

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Peter Pan Temporary Tattoo ($1.30) This is cute and my daughter we just asking me for a temp tattoo last night!

Unusually the box had a terms and conditions card. It’s nice to remind subscribers of how to manage the subscription.

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Neverland Tote Bag: This isn’t super high quality (it’s like one of those paper fabric bags) but it’s cute, will be used, and will probably last years! I’ve already filled it up for a special delivery tomorrow!

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Treasure Map Pencil Case: Some colors make the camera flip out, and this is one of them. Please refer to the review photo above for the proper color.

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This pencil roll is adorable. On one side is a treasure map and in the inside is a divided storage pocket. This is lovely and was quickly claimed by my kids, though I would have kept it for me!

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The roll wraps up with a cord and compass charm.

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Peter Pan Book Phone Case  ($29) Even though I was alone when I opened this box I was definitely talking to myself about how much I liked the theme and how pretty this is!

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I love the back. my daughter was completely tickled by the entire thing, especially the fact that JM Barrie’s name is on the front cover.

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You might notice this has no snap – it’s a magnetic closure and works really well! There are room for cards and I found that the case doesn’t interfere with photos – I took all my photos yesterday with this case on my phone.  The lining is a little thin around the cards but works fine.

I intended to subscribe for this month and skip until I needed a new case, but I’m having a little FOMO about the themes. The June theme is Once Upon a Time, except for the manly box, which is A Wrecked Ship. Maybe I should get a case for our backup iPhone…

What do you think about Once Upon a Bookcase?

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The Subscription: Once Upon a Bookcase
The Description: Choose your monthly plan… phone size…and style! Either way, we have you “Covered”. Each Book Box includes a different style phone case with a small gift such as a necklace, notepad bookmark etc. Along with a 5″ x 7″ quote print.
The Price: $31.50 per month


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  • Sarah

    Ugh, I desperately need someone to convince me I don’t need this subscription — I have a perfectly good Mophie on my phone. It might not be pretty, but it protects and charges and is ridiculously functional. But I’m pretty sure I’m going to have only a dim approximation of a life until I can manage to track down that Alice in Wonderland case I saw on their instagram.

    • Brandy

      Shush don’t remind me about that.

      • Sarah

        I found it on Etsy!