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February 13, 2013

StrideBox Review & GIVEAWAY

About a month ago I was on Facebook and you know how they have ads on the side now?  Well I saw an ad for StrideBox that said it was a monthly subscription box for running products.  I was intrigued so I clicked on the link.  I thought it sounded pretty great, so I contacted them and asked about doing a review and giveaway to help get their name out and they said yes!!

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So what is StrideBox?

"StrideBox is a fun and exciting way to discover running products and accessories. Each month, as a member, you will receive a curated box of apparel, accessories, and nutrition products to fuel your training sessions, workouts, and races."

How much does StrideBox cost?

It's just $15 a month and shipping is free or just an additional $5 to Canada.  You sign up for autopay/shipments, but you can cancel at any time.

Want to learn more about StrideBox?  Find them at:

They are also on Google+ and Twitter.  They are everywhere!

StrideBox just got started and their very first boxes went out in February.  I was lucky enough to get one of these first boxes to review. 

So what did I get?

  • Gu Chomps Energy Chews, Lemon Flavor
  • Hammer Bar Ultimate Energy Bar, Cranberry Flavor
  • Hammer Nutrition Endurolytes Fizz, Peach Flavor
  • Honey Stinger Organic Energy Gel, Acai Pomegranate Flavor
  • Mazama Bar High Performance Energy Bar, Wild Berry Flavor
  • Skratch Labs Exercise Hydration Mix (2), Lemons And Limes, Oranges
  • Dr. Hoy’s Natural Pain Relief Gel (2)
  • Lock Laces – Shoe Lace System (in pink)
  • On The Go Towels (3), Unscented, Am Rush, and After Hours Scents
  • StrideBox Bend-A-Bottle Soft Water Bottle

  • They guarantee the value of the box is at least $20.  I estimated it to be somewhere between $22-23.  You also get a card that has discounts for many of the products.  It didn't include a discount for everything, but you could get discounts from 15 to 25%.  The products that were eligible for a discount were Hammer, Honey Stinger, Mazamabar, and Skratch.

    So what did I think about the StrideBox?

    • Convenience.  It comes right to your door.
    • Great way to try new products you may not even know exist
    • Discounts available for some of the products you like
    • Reasonable price
    • It's fun to get a box in the mail with a "surprise" inside.  Makes it feel like Christmas!
    • You can't choose the colors or flavors you receive so you may get stuff you do not like or can't use (I didn't like the flavors of either of the energy bars)
    • Products received monthly "could" be very similar.  This is just an opinion since I've only received one box, but it seems like it would normally be bars and gels, etc for the most part.  If you need these anyway and you don't want to go out and buy new items - this could be a pro.
    Would I sign up for a monthly subscription?

    Yes.  I think it is a very reasonable way to try new products and I would definitely like to try it again.

    Would you like to try one for yourself?????

    Of course you would!! 

    Details of the Giveaway

    Please leave 1 comment for each item you do.

    1.   Be a follower of this blog AND leave a comment telling me why you would like to try StrideBox.
    2.  "Like" StrideBox on FB AND leave a comment on their FB page saying I sent you! (and leave a comment here saying you did so).

    Remember 1 and 2 are REQUIRED for entry.
    Bonus Entries (1 additional entry per item)
    1. Share this giveaway on your blog, FB, etc. (leave a comment for each one you do; each is worth a bonus entry).
    2. Follow StrideBox on Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter (leave a comment for each one you do; each is worth a bonus entry).
    Giveaway will end on Sunday, Feb 24 at 8pm CT.  Winner will be announced Monday, Feb 25.

    Disclaimer:  I was given a StrideBox to review for free.  I was not compensated for my review or asked to provide a positive review.  All comments are my own.



    1. blog follower, would love to win to try new items

    2. I'm a follower! Hey, I'm you're BEST follower! I'm abstaining from Facebook during Lent so I can't go there.... till late March. But then I will. :) Does that count??

    3. Oh wait, I'll follow them on Instagram! Bonus.

    4. Hmmm I'm intrigued. I'm a follower. I don't think I'd get much use out of a lot of the food items but the non-food items is what caught my attention...

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    6. I am a follower and it would be fun to try new things.

    7. I am a follower and I love trying new products!!

    8. I follow you and would love to try StrideBox because I'm a new runner and want to see what products work for me. What a great way to try a bunch of them.

    9. I follow you, and I LOVE to try new things. Thanks for the chance to win!!

    10. Like them on facebook, and commented.

    11. I follow StrideBox on Facebook as Dani Freeman and I left a comment on their page letting them know you sent me.

    12. I follow StrideBox on Twitter as @ilovepool.

    13. I follow StrideBox on Pinterest as ilovepool.

    14. I follow StrideBox on Instagram as ilovepool.

    15. I am a follower! I am a newbie runner and am looking at different ways to fuel and recover and these look pretty good to me :)

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    17. I liked them on facebook and commented

    18. I mentioned you and this lovely giveaway on my blog!

    19. I follow them on Pintrest, too

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    21. I'm a follower! I'd love to try new things - I always get stuck in a rut on my favorite products.

    22. I liked them on FB and told them you sent me.

    23. I followed Stridebox on Pinterest.

    24. I followed Stridebox on Instagram.

    25. I am a follower of course and would love to win stridebox because I hate going to the running stores. I always go in for one thing and end up buying way too much so this would be perfect. ;)

    26. I am a follower and I love to try new things, especially food related!

    27. I already like stridebox on fb and I left a message saying YOU sent me!

    28. This sounds like an awesome idea. I'd love to try it!

    29. I follow your blog and would love to win because I'm fairly new to running and would love to try these running products.

      I like them on Facebook and commented (Danielle Knapp)

      danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

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    31. I'm a follower. Stridebox sounds like a great idea! I would def try it out.

    32. I also liked their FB page :)

    33. I'm a follower ! and who doesn't like to win a box full of random useful items?

    34. I'm a follower. I'd be interested to see how this compares to Bulubox. Looks much more towards runners.

    35. Followed them on Facebook and told them you sent me.