While I was in the Big D over the Christmas Holiday, visiting my Manchild since he was unable to drive up north. It was Christmas Day, just leaving the Dallas area, while in the backseat of the Manchild’s car. I’m occupying myself with my iPhone (of course) checking email. I read an email from thefrisky.com. I like reading The Frisky because they do have some interesting articles. A little bit of this and a little bit of that. Scrolling through it I see a contest to win “The 25 Days of Sexmas.” I figured “WTF, I’m bored & I never win anything away.” I continued to read the rules, simple enough. The Frisky was just hosting a contest. I double checked the time, I think I entered with like 45 minutes to spare.
On the day I was driving back to Illinois from Texas, got the email requesting verification of my address. WHAAAA?!
I WON something?! Get the F*** out!
One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive an Unbound Box including
Glas G Spot Tickler approximate retail value (ARV) seventeen dollars ($17.00 USD)
OVO bullet vibe ARV eighteen dollars ($18.00),
Good Clean Love Lube ARV twenty dollars ($20.00)
Lelo Luna Beads Noir ARV thirty four dollars ($34.00)
Bijoux Indiscrets Silk Blindfold ARV twenty dollars ($20.00)
Babeland Arousal Balm ARV twelve dollars ($12.00)
Maia remote control vibe ARV sixty dollars ($60.00) This one hadn’t arrived in time for the main shipment. It was sent separately. I am still awaiting this prize.
Bijoux Indiscrets Mimi Nipple Covers ARV sixteen dollars ($16.00)
PicoBong Toy Cleanser ARV five dollars ($5.00)
Dead Batteries ARV five dollars ($5.00)
Vibrating Sponge ARV fourteen dollars ($14.0)
Sir Richards ARV two dollars ($2.00)
This is L. ARV two dollars ($2.00)
OOO Condoms ARV two dollars ($2.00)
Tattly Tattoo ARV five dollars ($5.00)
Who sponsored this contest? Unboundbox.com
I had seen the site before, stumbling onto through twitter or a blog. I wasn’t totally unfamiliar with the site. I was really excited, concerned when my prizes hadn’t arrived yet. I thought, did I miss the delivery at some point? God, I hope no one stole the box of the front porch. Shit, that would be just my luck, ya know?! Winning a box full of sex toys and some kid steals it! UGH.
Concerned. I decided to email both Kathryn Oldenburg (thefrisky) & Sarah Jayne (unbound). Both ladies were great. I received the first email on the 27th of December, 2013 from Ms. Oldenburg. The second email was received on the 31st of December from Ms Jayne. She stated that she would be mailing out the prize package this week. On January 14th (2014) I decided I better email both ladies to find out if perhaps I had missed the package in the mail. Both women got back to me rather quickly, which was great. However, in the back of my mind I wonder if I would have never mentioned not receiving the prize that they might not have sent it out.
Ms. Jayne mentioned that due to the polar vortex that had hit most of the United States, the mail was behind. Sarah tossed in a few extra tubes of lube, along with Erin Hoodini’s specialty bondage rope. She was kind enough to inform me that she was still waiting on the Maia Wicked Wireless to arrive. In the course of emailing back & forth the Maia arrived and Sarah was dropping it in the mail the next day. So, it should be arriving tomorrow (1/21/2014).
As of 1/27/2014 I have yet to receive this product mentioned in the email to the left. It was also part of the winning prize package. I will not be emailing them asking where it is, I just won’t be recommending a positive experience with this company.
There were only a few things that I noticed about this. That the box in which it came in was slightly larger and Ms. Jayne apologized for the over-sized box. I did notice that the “pasties” were not inside their protective cover. It looked like possibly items were tossed into the box last minute. I am pretty sure that it was last minute. I’m pretty sure that perhaps there was no intention on shipment of winning prizes. I’m just surprised that a company like this would even conduct business like this, knowing that they are building a reputation.
I mentioned to Sarah that I would probably blog about this. Can I somehow not blog about it?!
And of course I will add my reviews of the products as I use them. I think it will add to my “resume” of product review items. I need the experience, practice and something to review. I think this will work. Thanks again to Kathryn & Sarah. And thanks to the universe for tipping in my favor for once.
- Unbound Box Review- December 2013 (soapboxesandsubboxes.wordpress.com)