Kiwi Crate September 2014 Review + Coupon – New Boxes + Free Box
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Kiwi Crate was our family’s first subscription box and it remains our favorite. Kiwi Crate is $19.95 a month, and each month you get at least two big crafts along with Explore Magazine. Explore Magazine is a magazine that is included in every box. You can also add supplies for a sibling for only $9.95. The Explore Magazine is filled with cartoons, activities, and bonus crafts. My son L loves Kiwi Crate. He is always so excited to get this box and see what the theme is for the month.
Cost: Month to Month $19.95
3 Months: $59.85
6 Months: $111.00
12 Months: $203.40
Sibling Add On: Get extra materials for a sibling to share the crate. Customers call it the “no fight” crate. (available for $9.95/month with a monthly subscription, $28 extra for a 3-month, $56 extra for a 6-month, and $112 extra for a 12-month subscription). Only one sibling add-on can be added per subscription
Coupon: First, receive $10.00 off any subscription when you click HERE and use the code SUB10. You can also get $10.00 off your store purchase of $25.00 or more by clicking HERE and using the code SHOP10.
What’s in the box? Every month you’ll receive all the materials and inspiration for projects related to a theme such as music, gardening, dinosaurs or colors. Projects may include arts and crafts, science activities, imaginative play and more. We’ve hand selected and kid tested projects that are open ended and encourage curiosity, exploration and creativity!
What ages is Kiwi Crate for? Ages 3-8 but older children can enjoy it too.
When am I billed? You will be billed for your first crate immediately. After that, you will be billed up to 10 days before your ship date. This would be on or around the 5th of each month.
When does the box ship? The first crate will be shipped within 2 business days and subsequent crates will ship the next month around the middle of the month in the U.S. Crates to Canada will be shipped on or around the 15th of each month
Can I skip? Yes – if you do not want to receive a crate for a period of time, you can pause your subscription for 1, 2 or 3 months. To pause, log into My Account page, click “Manage Subscription” next to the subscription that you’d like to pause and then click Pause. You will not be charged while your subscription is paused. Your subscription will automatically resume after the pause period is complete. Pause by 7:00 PM EST on the 4th of the month to avoid being billed for the next crate.
How do I cancel? You can cancel right from you online account.
The theme for this month is “Castles & Catapults”
This month, Kiwi Crate gave members the chance to get adds ons. I loved the theme, so I bought almost all the add ons!
Kiwi Crate ships in a cute little green box. L loves seeing this box come in the mail
The two main projects this month was “My Medieval Castle” and “My Launching Catapult”.
The back of the information card has Steve the kiwi bird to color and a friend. There is also a sticker to add to your poster.
When you first sign up for Kiwi Crate, your child will get a pair of scissors and a poster to put all your stickers.
Add Ons: I added on the Book King Arthurs Very Great Grandson book, a flip and draw knight book, and a knight and princess costume set.
Kiwi Crate includes Explore! magazine which includes cartoons, activities and tons of bonus crafts to complete!
The first project was “My Launching Catapult” This was rating low on the messiness scale and medium on the parental involvement.
Kiwi Crate always includes colorful step by step instructions, so you child can follow directions, before they can read.
Everything was included to make the catapult
Work on the project.
The finished project. L had a great time playing with this. He was launching this everywhere.
The next project was “My Medieval Castle”. This rated low on the messiness scale and low on the parental involvement.
Once again, there was step by step instructions.
There were many pieces to this project, bit it all looked easy to complete.
Working on his castle.
Adding the stickers. L decided that his castle needed every sticker. It was cute to watch.
The finished castle. There were little figures to use to play with the castle.
Final Thought: This month was really fun for L. The medievel castle was easy for him to complete and lots of fun. The catapult was a bit more tricky, but the finished project was a huge success. This is out family’s favorite subscription box. This box is packed with fun and learning. Receive $10.00 off any subscription when you click HERE and use the code SUB10. You can also get $10.00 off your store purchase of $25.00 or more by clicking HERE and using the code SHOP10.
There are also three new subscriptions boxes at Kiwi Crate:
KOALA CRATE: Ages 3-4 Koala Crate is $16.95 a month plus $2.95 shipping. Every crate is chock-full of play-and-learn activities that engage the natural curiosity and creativity of preschoolers, plus imagine!magazine, created in partnership with Highlights for Children. You can save $10.00 your subscription by clicking HERE and use the code SUB10. You can get your first box for $9.90!
Tinker Crate: Ages 9-14+ Tinker Crate is a new box for older kid that focuses on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Tinker Crate inspires kids to explore and learn about science, engineering, and technologyâ€”and have fun doing it. Every month, a new crate to help kids develop a tinkering mindset and creative problem solving skills. Tinker Crate is $16.95/month plus $2.95 shipping. You can save $10.00 your subscription by clicking HERE and use the code SUB10. You can get your first box for $9.90!
Doodle Crate: Ages 9-16+ Doodle Crate is a new box for the oldest kids. I am really excited about this because there isn’t much for girls and boys in the way of crafts and creating for this age range. Doodle Crate inspires girls to learn new skills and gain creative confidence. Every month, a new super-fun DIY projects that girls will love to design and create. Doodle Crate is s $16.95/month plus $2.95 shipping. You can save $10.00 your subscription by clicking HERE and use the code SUB10 You can get your first box for $9.90!
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