Saturday, March 8, 2014

Happy Trunk February 2014 Review

The Happy Trunk is a monthly subscription service for kids. They send you a box with craft projects for children in one of two age groups 3-7 and 7-11. I ordered a 3 month subscription for the 3-7 age group for my 4-year-old daughter.

The cost: $19.95 per month
I only paid $24.00 for my 3 month subscription on black friday, which means each of my 3 boxes are only $8 each.

I have had a few issues with Happy Trunk. First they tried to tell me that I could not use the code to get 60% off a three month subscription AFTER I gave them my payment information and received a confirmation email. They wanted me to pay another $14, to which I said no way and asked to cancel my order. They decided to let me keep my subscription at the price I paid ($24). One of my boxes was missing an item, but they fixed that issue. Then, when I didn't receive my February box, I contacted them and was told my subscription was up and they tried to sell me on renewing. When I pointed out that I had only received 2 boxes (December and January), and I had ether missed November's box (I signed up November 29th) or February's box, they sent me the February box, which I received on the 6th, the sixth of MARCH!


The first look


The four project cards


'About Me' journal

This project included everything you need to make a 4 page journal about yourself, or anything you want to, really. My daughter decided to do her favorites. She is only 4, so writing is not something she has learned just yet. So she drew her stuff and I wrote in a quick description from her. She then covered herself with the remaining stickers, which is always fun!


Tye Dye Me

We haven't done this one yet, but I am interested to see how it works out. Basically, you color your cut out man, then drop water onto him with the dropper and the colors spread, and looks as though he has on tie dye clothes.


How I Feel Today

This was my daughter's favorite (maybe she should add that to her about me journal lol). Basically, you attach eyes, nose, mouth, and eyebrows to a circle, put it on a stick and you can move the features around. She likes to twist the pieces all different ways to make funny faces then looks in the mirror and tries to make the same face. It has made for some great photos!


More About Me

The bonus activity this month is a measure tape to measure your height. I think she lost the tape before I even had the chance to show her how to do it.


Well, I have reached the end of my 3-month subscription and I don't think I will be getting another box. While it is perfectly fine and my daughter enjoys it, I can find tons of projects online for us to do within any budget limit. Its just not worth the hassle to pay $20 a box when I have a history of them attempting to renege on a coupon code, missing items in a box, and a missing box!

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