Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Vivabox TryFirst Review & Giveaway ~ The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide


What is a vivabox

More than a gift.  An experience. 

A vivabox is an exciting new product that combines the freedom of choice with the personal touch of a real gift.  This two layered gift can be the answer to all of your gift giving dilemmas.  The first layer is a gift inside the box that is intended to familiarize the recipient with the product.  The second layer is the gift card that can be redeemed for their gift selection from a menu of choices.

1.  
You Pick The Theme
Do you have an idea as to what type of gift someone would like?  Select one of our themes that you think they would enjoy the most.  This is the part that gives it a personal touch.

2.  They Try The Samples
They open the box and enjoy the gift inside.  Depending on the box this could be a gift to try, taste or use and they all relate to the theme of the box.

3.  They Choose The Gift 
After enjoying the first gift, the recipient visits this website and enters their card number.  They will be taken through the redemption process where they choose their final present.  This is where the freedom of choice happens.

Result:  You have given them a present they actually WANTED!  The basic theme was chosen by you for a personal touch but the actual gift was customized by the recipient.  This ensures that you have given what he or she will most enjoy.  Plus, they got to experience the joy of receiving the perfect present for longer than ripping off the wrapping paper.  
Now that you know a little bit about Vivabox and how it works I want to share my experience with you.  I received a TryFirst box which is a box of fragrances for her.  Inside the box was 6 vials of perfumes for me to sample.  Included in my box were:

Britney Spears CIRCUS fantasy
Curve Crush for Women
fantasy Britney Spears
Forever MARIAH CAREY
Lucky You LUCKY BRAND
WHITE DIAMONDS ELIZABETH TAYLOR

Of the scents I received, my favorite was Forever MARIAH CAREY.  My husband isn't a fan of perfumes and I have asthma so I don't wear them regularly.  Occasionally, though, it's fun to put a little dab of fragrance on - you know, to give you that extra sexy feeling.  ;-)  It was nice being able to sample the fragrances at home that way you're not standing in the perfume section of a store, overwhelmed by all the smells at once.  When I first got the box I tore into it and opened each vial and gave it a good sniff.  By the time I got to the 6th vial I was thinking they all stunk.  Heh.  So then I waited and resniffed (like that word?) only this time I only sniffed one vial.  A while later moved on to the next etc.  It was then that I got a good idea of what each product smelled like, which I liked and which I didn't.  I also liked that my husband was able to give me his input because I don't want to wear a scent that he doesn't like.  And like I said, he'd not a fan of perfumes - asking him to stand in a perfume overloaded dept. would make him nuts.

Also in the box was a coupon for me to redeem towards a full bottle of my pick.  So once I decided which scent I liked, and hubby approved of, I had a $15 coupon to redeem at Target.  On the coupon was a list of valid fragrance items.  The TryFrist boxes are available during the 2010 holiday season exclusively at CVS and selected Target locations nationwide.

What's awesome about Vivabox is they go far beyond perfume boxes.  There is something for everyone!  Check out the list of boxes available below:
Spa Massage
Spa Beauty
Tea Time
Gourmet to Your Door
Coffee Talk
Wine
Bar-B-Que
NYC Museum Experience
NYC Tapas Experience
Movie Experience
Fun With Photos
Photo Art Experience
iPod Accessories

Vivabox is kindly offering one of my readers a chance to win a Fun with Photos box.  Inside the Fun with Photos box is a Gorillapod and a gift card for a personalize photo gift.  A retail value of $40!




ENTER TO WIN:

NOTE:  Remember to add one comment for each entry and include your e-mail address in at least one of your comments.

MAIN ENTRY:  Visit Vivabox and tell me which box you'd pick, if you had a choice.  (Remember, this giveaway is for a Fun with Photos box.)  Please include your e-mail address in your comment.

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Vote for my blog (your click is your vote)
Daily tweet - pls. include @Vivabox @BlackOlive03 and giveaway link in your tweet (your comment should include direct link to tweet)

5 Entries - Grab the Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide button and leave me a link where I can see it.
5 Entries - Write a quick and easy review on Alexa (a kind review is appreciated but not required.)
Additional BONUS ENTRIES - details.

Giveaway ENDS November 18, 2010 at 11:59pm.  The winner will be chosen via random.org and will be notified via e-mail.  They will have 48 hours to respond and claim their prize.  In the event that the prize is not claimed in the allocated time a new winner will be selected.

I received a sample to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed are my own.  No other compensation was received.  If you have specific questions about Vivabox pls. contact their customer service dept.

See what other fabulous prizes are being offered by our Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide hosts by clicking HERE!

159 comments:

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I would choose either gourmet to the door or fun with photos

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I would get the Gourmet to Your Door.

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What a great idea! I'd love the massage one. I would be thrilled to win the Fun with Photos giveaway too! carolinastamper at g mail dot com.

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wine box.

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Aside from Fun w/Photos, I would choose the Tea Time Vivabox.

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If I had a choice, I'd choose the wine one!
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April said...

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msvickik said...

I'd pick the bar-b-q box! Thanks!

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The Fun with Photos one sounds great but another that I would like is the Tea Time Box.

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Teegan Briggs said...

I actually want the photo one! I've been wanting a Gorilla Pod for a while!

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The wine box for hubby, or coffee box for mother-in-law would be great presents for the holiday. The photo box, however, would be my first choice.

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i also like the photo art box

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I'd love the Bar-B-Que box. We're grillers.
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