I really expected more supporting the local community. I'm not a big fan of the food items, maybe one. I didn't get the feel of the city. Sorry.
We are sorry that you did not like the food items in the box. We are not sure about the rest of the review. Celebrate States supports local businesses as the majority of the items are from small businesses in the featured state. Our happy subscribers really love the unique items that are not necessarily "typical" from the state and introduce them to new businesses and items from that state. We don't really focus on one particular city and try to find items from across the state. We will reach out to see if you would like to continue. If so, we hope you like the future boxes better.
I bought this as gift for my young adult son. He says it was just ok. I was very disappointed though. I paid a lot for the 3 month subscription and extra for shipping as they don’t cover it. So i ended up paying almost $50 a box which did not include anything even clse to that amount. His box was from CO and had 1-single pice of bacon, 1-bag of trail mix, 1-small bag of freeze dried hi-chew (which was the only fav), 1-small wood candle holder with 2-non scented tea light, 1- small bag banana cookies, and 1-bar of soap (which was a 2nd fav). So out of the whole box only two items were enjoyed and the only big item was the bar of soap.
We are so sorry that your son was disappointed with the subscription box. We are reaching out to you directly to rectify the situation.
Thank you for letting us know.
We gave this box to a grandparent, who loves travel. It has been a disappointment. Although it is fun for her to receive a box each month, the items are certainly not worth the cost of this subscription, and it feels like someone just went to the tourism bureau of each of the states and picked up the tourist guides to include. I feel hoodwinked on this one, though in the past have loved my Cratejoy subscriptions.
We are so sorry that your grandparent did not enjoy the boxes and that you don't feel the items from our small business partners were worth the cost. While we do add a travel magazine or other travel information on most states, that cost is certainly not included in the cost of the subscription. It is just a fun add-in that state travel bureaus add to our boxes so that people enjoying the boxes may research a possible vacation there. The true value is in the food, bath and body, and home decor items that are made by small businesses across the U.S. We do know that subscriptions that buy in huge quantities from overseas can offer more expensive items for less. Our mission...