5 Top Subscription Services from Fresh Direct & Beyond

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By Jessica D Festa

There’s no denying it—subscription boxes make life easier. However, with so many options to choose from, it can be tough to decide which is right for you. If you’re looking for top subscription services here are five worthy options.

1. Fresh Direct

The thing about Fresh Direct is that it’s not just convenient—it’s, well, fresh. Imagine entering your grocery list into a website each week (or just clicking “Reorder”), choosing a time, and having tasty ingredients and nutrient-rich produce delivered right to your door. You even get to choose what time everything arrives.

Want the recipes laid out for you? Opt for their delicious meal kits, with ingredients and instructions included for dishes like garlic chicken with purple mashed potatoes and beef burgundy with parsnip mash and charred green beans.

In terms of subscriptions, you can pay as you go, or you can save on delivery options with Delivery Pass. Options include two months free (for new users), $79 for six months, or $129 for the year.

2. Beauty Box

Walmart’s Beauty Box is one of the top subscription services for beauty product lovers.

When you sign up you’ll be asked some questions to customize your box to your style and beauty needs. For example, whether you’re classic, trendy, or natural. You’ll also share your birthday, ethnicity, skin concerns, hair color and type, hair styling techniques, and what types of products you like to use.

With this information, you’ll be sent a box of carefully curated beauty items selected from Walmart’s top products, four times per year. Each box is just $5! You’ll receive boxes until you cancel your subscription, which you can do right on your account page.

3. Cairn

Love outdoor adventures? Then this is the box for you! Cairn works with brands like Clif Bar, ExOfficio, Grand Trunk, prAna, and TrailRunner to deliver items focused on apparel, gear, food, skin care, and beauty.

You can choose between a monthly box containing three to six products adding up to a $50 value, or a quarterly subscription featuring five to 10 products adding up to a $350 value. You’ll pay much less than the value—$29.95 for one month, $28.25 per month for six months, $27.45 per month for one year, or $249.95 for the quarterly box.

Bonus: Cairn offers a neat way to save. Simply review your products to earn points that can be redeemed in the Cairn Shop.

4. POPSUGAR Must Have

POPSUGAR Must Have is regularly voted as one of the top subscription services. Each month you’ll snag full-sized products selected by Pop Sugar Founder, Lisa Sugar. She focuses on what’s trending for women, whether that’s Unqualified a novel by Anna Faris, a highlight and contour palette from Tarte cosmetics, or a stylish split headband from Chloe + Isabel.

The subscription is pay-as-you-go, costing $39.95 per month, which includes free shipping.

5. BarkBox

If you have a dog, you have to get BarkBox. Focused on fun items for pups, you’ll pay just $20 per month including shipping for a box of goodies valued at more than $40.

Each month is a different theme—urban New York City, retro Throwback Thursday, or even a cinematic Chewrassic Bark box. Inside, find treats like fun chew toys, unique doggie snacks, or squeaky dolls for fun games of tug of war. Expect extra licks of love when these wonderful surprises arrive!

Walmart's Beauty Box subscription is just $5 per month and packed with unique finds!

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