Free & Almost Free Subscription Boxes 2017. These first boxes for monthly subscriptions are free, cheap, or deeply discounted! Getting your first month free is a great way to try a new box! All those boxes are included plus ridiculous deals on subscription boxes that you really shouldn’t pass up!
Note: Free trial boxes typically start a new subscription, so it won’t be free forever – but it may be a great value afterwards. Be sure to check everything out, including the fine print, and cancel if you aren’t interested in it at the regular price.
Updated January 2017
Check out all the free & cheap boxes in the directory here (even more frequently updated!) and don’t forget to check out the entire list of subscription coupons, deals, and promo codes!
Free Subscription Boxes
Rocks Box ($19 per month – First Month Free!)
A monthly jewelry rental subscription – have the chance to try new styles inexpensively and with creating any clutter! See all our RocksBox reviews to find out what to expect from this subscription and how it works!
► Use coupon code mommysplurgexoxo to try your first month free!
Graze ($11.99 per month – Free Trial $1 shipped)
Over 90 monthly snacks to rate – ensuring that your box is always customized! All the snacks are pre-portioned single packs and you’ll get 8 in each box delivered weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly – it’s up to you. You can also pick a box customized to your nutritional profile – low-sugar, protein-focus, and more! Take a look at our Graze reviews to see more about all the snacks we’ve sampled!
►Use this link to get your first four-count snack box free, just pay $1 shipping!
Amazon Prime Sample Box (FREE after credit!)
Amazon is offering FREE sample boxes for Prime members after credit! You will pay for the sample box and then receive a credit back on Amazon for the purchase of specific brands/items in the categories you purchased the box in!
Gwynnie Bee ($49 per month – totally FREE first month!)
A clothing rental subscription exclusively for plus sizes (10-32)! Free shipping and returns and unlimited exchanges – your membership fee is based on how many pieces you want to be able to check out at a time. Bonus: they do the laundry for you!
► Try your first month free with this link – no code required! This one’s a no-brainer!
Squix ($19.98 per month – First Month $4.95!)
Send germs packing and discover new and innovative germ-fighting products. Every month get 3 full-sized sanitizing items! Squix will suggest a box but you can choose from 125+ anti-germ products for your home, family, and electronics! Read our Squix reviews to find out how it works!
► Get your first box free! Use coupon code Hello15. Just pay $4.95 shipping. Plus, save 15% on all add-ons!
Target Beauty Box ($5-7 per month)
Target Beauty Box is a monthly beauty box – available only online but without a subscription available. The box sells out quickly – hours to a day or so.
► Sign up here (daily or weekly option) to get notified when they go on sale!
Honest Company ($35+ per month – Free Trial $5.95 shipped)
Jessica Alba’s Honest Company offers safe, non-toxic essentials for your family life. They offer subscription bundles of Essentials (cleaning, home, bath and body), Diapers & Wipes (including training pants and overnights), Health & Wellness (vitamins and supplements – including kids), and Organic Baby Formula + DHA. You can add on their high end gear to the bundles, which makes safer shopping so easy. It’s perfect for busy families! See all our Honest Company reviews to find out more about every Honest product we’ve reviewed!
Blue Bottle Coffee ($17-20 per shipment, try it FREE)
Coffee all the time! Get 6-36 oz of coffee, single origin, blend, or espresso, delivered on the frequency of your choice! See our Blue Bottle Coffee Reviews!
Candy Club ($35 per month – $13.99 first box!)
CANDY. 3+ pounds of it, every month. See our Candy Club Reviews.
Julep ($24.99 per month – First Box 50% off or FREE!)
A customizable monthly nail and beauty product subscription! All of Julep’s nail products are designed to be healthier for your nails (their polish is vegan and 5-free) and you can select exactly which products you want in your box every month – or skip or send to a friend. Check out all our Julep Maven Reviews to see how we’ve mixed, matched, and customized our boxes!
►Use this link to subscribe – you’ll get your first box free with a prepaid 3 month subscription (you can skip boxes, plus the price lowers to $19.99 per month!) or 50% off with a month-to-month subscription!
- Free 5-piece beauty gift!
- Get a free full-size 12 polish set free with subscription!
- Free Coveted 12-Piece Mini Polish Gift With Purchase when you Join Julep
- Get your first box FREE with a prepaid subscription. Free with 3 month subscription or 50% off with a monthly. (Take the quiz for customized!)
Mini Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome ($9.99 per month)
A variety of random things in a box! Check out our review of the larger size box!
Five Four Club ($60 per month – 50% Off first month!)
A monthly men’s clothing subscription! You’ll get 2 or 3 items of designer-styled clothing. Just fill out a 60 second profile and your closet is on auto. Check out all our Five Four Club reviews to see what we’ve received in past months!
► Save 50% on your first month with code FBSAVE50!
LOLA ($10 per month – Get your first 2 boxes for $9!)
LOLA offers 100% cotton tampons – no synthetics. Read our LOLA reviews to find out the details on this time of the month subscription!
ScentBird – For Women or Men ($14.95 per month – BOGO Deal!)
Get your favorite designer perfumes decanted into a personal travel sprayer every month. Your first month arrives with a nifty twist-up case! Take a look at our Scentbird reviews to find out more about this monthly perfume subscription.
► Use this link to get your second month free when you subscribe – no coupon code needed!
FabKids ($29.95 per month – $9.95 first outfit shipped!)
Fun clothes designed for kids, with parents’ needs in mind too! Boys and girls clothes available with plenty of active, school-appropriate options! Check out our Fabkids reviews to find out more about the outfits!
► Get your first outfit for only $9.95 and free shipping too! Just use this link to subscribe.
Epic! Digital Books for Kids ($4.99 per month)
Barkbox ($29 per month – BOGO Deal!)
Check out all our Barkbox Reviews to see every adorable toy and tasty treat sent by the largest dog subscription box! Yes, there are totally dumpling toys inside that takeout box!
► Get a free extra month on your subscription. Use coupon code FREEMONTHWITHBARKBOX. At checkout remove $10 existing code and enter this new one!
Loot Tees ($8.99 per month – First month $5.99)
Love with Food ($9.99 per month)
Love With Food’s classic Tasting Box sends 8 gourmet or artisan snacks and food items every month – and donates food to the hungry with every box sold. See all our reviews of every Love With Food box (classic, deluxe, and gluten-free).
GrowJourney ($14.99 per month – First Month $3.99!)
Love gardening? Check out GrowJourney – a monthly seeds subscription with complete information about the seeds each month (and they save it right in your account!). Plus, they’re certified organic heirloom gardening seeds.
►Get your first month free with this link – just pay $3.99 shipping!
Wine Awesomeness ($45 per month – Free Trial $22.50 shipped)
A wine-fueled adventure in a box! Every month get 3 reds, whites (including sparkling and rosé!), or mixed, plus your low-key guide to the wines, which pairs each sip with the perfect tunes and recipe. Wine Awesomeness will introduce you to new varietals and artisanal makers from all around the world! See Wine Awesomeness reviews to find out more about the awesome booklet and wine guide that comes in your box each month!
►Get your first box free (pay $22.50 shipping – the equivalent of 50% off your first box) – just use this link for awesome wine!
Ghost Spice Supply ($14.95 per month – First month $7.48!)
► Save 50% on your first month of spices with coupon code 50OFF1STCJ
Club W ($45 per month – $25 first box!)
Club W is a new kind of wine club! Take a quiz that will help match your food and beverage tastes to wine, and then pick from from fun wines sourced directly from vineyards! Boxes are $39 plus $6 shipping – add the fourth bottle and your shipping is free! This box is focused on losing the wine jargon and on selecting fun, drinkable wines. Read all our Club W reviews!
► Save $20 on your first month, just use this link to subscribe!
Orglamix Glambox ($29 per box – first box $14.50!)
Orglamix is a monthly vegan beauty and makeup subscription box that features 4-6 expertly curated, healthy beauty products, non-toxic cosmetics, natural & sustainable, cruelty-free goods! Check out our Orglamix reviews!
► Save 50% on your first month with coupon GLOW
Home Chef (varies, about $60 per box – $30 in free food credits)
Every week get the ingredients and recipes delivered to your door to make easy and awesome meals. Read our Home Chef reviews – we get comments on every single one how much people love this service. There are 8-10 recipes to choose from weekly. Skip a week or choose as many meals as you want!
► Want someone to cook your food for you? Try this premade meal subscription for 50% off!
eSalon Custom Color ($19.99 per box – try it for $10!)
Get expertly matched at-home color with all the instructions. Check out our eSalon Custom Color reviews for our results!
► Save 50% on your first box when you subscribe – just use this link!
Amazon Luxury Beauty Box ($8.99 or FREE with purchase)
Not always available but when it is – grab it! Super high value and worth it to buy by itself! Read our reviews of the Luxury Beauty Box to see what’s in the box!
Love With Food Gluten Free ($24.99 per month – First Box $12.50)
A monthly box of fantastic gluten-free finds! You won’t be missing anything with all the celiac-friendly discoveries in this box (and most items are dairy-free, too!). Take a look at our Love With Food Gluten-Free Box reviews to see past goodies!
Degustabox ($19.99 per month – try it for $9.99)
This box is packed full of snacks and other foods (10-15 items!) to test out – many items are new to the market! See all our Degustabox reviews to find out more!
Bulu Box ($10 per month – $5 each month in your subscription)
Get fitness samples every month and review them for points – it’s the Birchbox of health and fitness subscriptions! Check out our Bulu Box reviews to see the types of items you’ll find in this subscription box.
► Save 50% on any subscription with coupon code BULUGAN792.
Rising Sun Snacks ($24.99 per month – First Box $12.50!)
A monthly subscription box of hand crafted natural snacks – non-GMO, no HFCS, just good stuff, with plenty to share! See our Rising Sun Snacks reviews to check out past snacks!
► Save 50% on your first box! Use coupon code SEAN.
HelloFresh ($69 per box – First Box $19!)
Each week Hello Fresh delivers beautifully photographed step-by-step recipe cards (some even from chef Jamie Oliver!), with the exact fresh ingredients needed to create a selection of new recipes. Vegetarian and family-size boxes available, too! We have loads of Hello Fresh reviews – take a look!
►Take $40 off your first box with coupon code 7UT7K8.
Birchbox ($10 per month – Get a free gift with your first month)
One of the best beauty boxes around – get 5 or more samples each month customized to your beauty profile! Review those samples each month and you’ll get $5 back in points to spend in the shop! See all our Birchbox Reviews to find out what you might get in your box!
►Check the Birchbox profile in the subscription box directory to get the latest free gift with purchase coupon!
Hatchery ($25 per month – First Box $10)
A monthly sampler of artisan foods – dips, sauces, spreads, rubs, jams, and more – beautifully packaged! Check out our Hatchery Box reviews to find out more about the items in this subscription box.
► Save $15 on your first box, and grab your first sampler for just $10. Use codeKAMRAN.
Chroma Club ($8 per month – first month $4!)
► Try it for 50% off with code HALFOFF
Game Fly ($15.95 per month – Try it free for 30 days!)
Not a subscription box per se, but still an awesome subscription (and still one of a kind!) – rent console games (and movies) on GameFly! Awesome service if you want to play through and not keep the disc!
Fabletics ($49.95+ per month – First Outfit $25)
This monthly workout clothing subscription lets you pick which outfit you want (or skip entirely!) See our Fabletics Reviews to find out more!
► Get your first outfit for $24.95 here (and get free shipping!).
SunBasket ($69 per box – First Box $39!)
If you live on the West Coast, you’re going to also need to check out Sun Basket – super similar to Hello Fresh, but with paleo, gluten-free, and veggie options too. See our Sun Basket reviews!
►Save $30 on your first box – about half off! Use this link to get the deal.
Loot Wear Socks ($9.99 per month)
Two pairs of geek socks, every month. Themed to the monthly Loot Crate theme, they’re the ultimate in utility and geekiness. Check out our reviews of all the Loot Wear subscriptions, plus see the monthly theme in our Loot Wear Spoilers page!
The best snacks – natural, no HFCS, hydrogenated anything, just tasty goodness! This is one of the oldest and most solid subscriptions around – and we’re still subscribing because we can’t get enough of these unique snacks. Read all our Naturebox reviewsto see what we think of all the goodies!
► Save 50% on your first box! (Sometimes the offer is for a free box with $4.95 shipping!) Just use this link to subscribe.
Walmart Beauty Box ($5)
Just $5! What could go wrong? Baby Box available, too!
Honest Beauty (Free Trial $5.95)
Get a free trial of the NEW Honest Beauty skincare line – customized for your skin type! Shipping $5.95. Read my reviews of Honest Beauty.
►Check out Honest Beauty & the free trial here!
More Free & Cheap Subscription Boxes
I’m still updating, but how could I leave these out?
Thrive Market: Free first month membership (normally $60 per year) plus 15% off your first order at this online natural & organic wholesale store. Free shipping at $49.
Try The World: Subscribe and get a Free bonus box! This bi-monthly subscription will take you around the world with premium food items from various destinations! Use this link to get a Try The World box totally free with your first box ($39 total)
ePantry: Free Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap + $10 Credit! Just visit and subscribe. $20 minimum order.