Why I Switched to an Annual FabFitFun Membership

Every 3 months, I share my quarterly FabFitFun subscription box picks and purchases on my Instagram (follow me @_thepinkchickadee!). I have been a BIG fan of FabFitFun since my friend Briana got me hooked on it back in October 2020 when they included a set of Lilly Pulitzer mugs in their Winter 2020 box. In the years since, I have been HOOKED on FabFitFun. So much that I switched from my FabFitFun Seasonal subscription to an Annual subscription. Today, I am spilling ALLL the tea on why I did!

Back in the day when I first registered for my FabFitFun Seasonal membership/subscription, I was in my Senior year of college where spending approximately $200 for an Annual Membership upfront was a bit of a hike. So, I started off with a Seasonal membership where I could pay approximately $49.99 (the cost in 2020) per box. At the same time, I also wanted to make sure that I liked FabFitFun before giving it my all on an Annual membership, too. If you are considering whether or not FabFitFun is worth it for YOU, then look no further than here: https://pinkchickadee.com/2021/08/21/is-fabfitfun-worth-it/#/

So, for some context, FabFitFun is a quarterly subscription box (Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter) filled with items worth a value of over $200. You pay approximately $49.99 a box. Items come from ALL of the name brands that you see and hear about on a regular basis. Those brands (which change per season, though) are listed for you below (I listed some of my favorites and highlights!!):

  • Lilly Pulitzer
  • Living Proof
  • Kate Spade
  • Draper James
  • Tula
  • Mark & Graham
  • Golden Rabbit
  • Coach
  • Rae Dunn
  • Grown Alchemist
  • Unhide
  • Hourglass
  • Wander Beauty
  • Corkcicle
  • Ahava
  • Kate Somerville
  • Summer & Rose
  • Society6
  • Chic & Tonic
  • Arhaus
  • The Frye Collection
  • Lele Sadoughi
  • Ban.do
  • Alice + Olivia
  • Isaac Mizrahi
  • OPI
  • Lucky Brand
  • Rebecca Minkoff
  • Hamilton Beach
  • Spongelle
  • Laura Geller
  • Invisibobble
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills
  • Nectar
  • Alpine Cuisine

& the BEST PART?! Items from MANY of these brands are there for you to choose within your FabFitFun seasonal box each season! Yes, FabFitFun boxes are customized per season with a customization window for each membership. If you are an Annual Member (like myself!), your customization window opens a few days at least before Seasonal Members’ do. With each box, you get to pick 4-6 items per box to customize it with. As a Seasonal Member, you only get 4 customizations, while an Annual Member gets 6 customizations. These items are all mostly full-sized items and there is an option to have a surprise customization, too, for each of the 4-6 customizations within your box.

Along with a box for $49.99 FILLED with several full-sized goodies, FabFitFun also has Add-On’s at an additional, which include adding on items to your box from ALL of the following listed brands and MORE. Usually, items that are Add-On’s are not apart of the FabFitFun box customizations for that season, although, you can add items from a FabFitFun box that are in addition to a selected customization at an additional cost when you customize (say, there are two items within a customization that you want, you can always add the second item at an additional cost to you). Add-On’s are always sold at a much lesser cost than if you were to buy that item from its corresponding brand’s retail store. For example, I have seen some pretty great items within the Add-On’s for each FabFitFun season. These items include EVEN *YES EVEN* Versace and Burberry and even Prada sunglasses for under $250 (I’m not familiar with the regular pricing of these sunglasses since I don’t buy luxury sunglasses so I guess that is a good deal haha!) AND Lele Sadoughi earrings for $24. To me, Add-On’s can be a hit or a miss. Last Spring 2022 was a HIT for me, whereas, Winter 2021 was more of a miss for me. One of the best parts of the FabFitFun Add-On’s is that you can usually donate $5-$100 or even $200 to a charity of the company’s choosing for that season. Winter 2021 had an Add-On to donate to Toys for Tots – a charity my family regularly supports! Each season, I always look at the Add-On’s as I can get some pretty great scores at a fraction of the cost, too.

NOW, for why I switched to an Annual FabFitFun membership. The main reason I switched to an Annual FabFitFun membership was to pay for my 4 seasonal boxes all upfront instead of quarter by quarter, as I knew that I would continue to want a box each season. I feel VERY grateful that I have a great full time job that allows me to afford for fun things like FabFitFun, too! Just like using 4 in 1 pay services like AfterPay or Klarna, it adds up to pay for everything in quarters rather than all at once. My good fellow influencer friend and small business owner, Holly of Glitter & Daisies, emphasized how she LOVES that she can customize her FabFitFun boxes each season KNOWING that she has already paid for it. SAME! That being said, Holly’s viewpoint of getting an Annual membership helped me switch over to one myself, as well. It’s really nice to be able to go in and customize my box knowing that I have already paid for it for the ENTIRE YEAR and then just have to worry about paying for Add-On’s each quarter if I so choose to get some. At the same time, I get access earlier and more customizations than Seasonal Members. So, it’s a win-win!

Since switching to an Annual FabFitFun membership, I have not regretted it! I really enjoy being able to pay upfront for all of my seasonal boxes for the year (with the exception of Add-On’s and additional box customizations), get Early Access to customizations and Add-On’s each season, and get more customizations than if I were to have a Seasonal membership. Personally, I find it more cost-effective AND more bang for my buck to have the FabFitFun Annual membership. It’s a win-win!!!

XOXO – Katie <3

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