You guys, I just have to just gush for a minute about a brand I love: Yogi Surprise. And no, they didn’t ask me to write this post!
I found out about this company on Instagram, and although I didn’t sign up for a subscription, I did buy their special, one-off fundraiser box for Nepal relief after the earthquake last year. It included only products from Nepal, like a really pretty mala, prayer flags, incense, etc. I loved it! That purchase got me on their mailing list, and when they did a holiday 2015 “12 Days of Yogi Christmas” giveaway, I thought, sure, why not? It took 2 seconds to enter and I forgot all about it. Well, a couple days later, I woke up to a text from my sister: “You won! Check your email!”
I was so stoked! I have never really won anything like this, and I especially never really thought I would win any sort of sweepstakes. So, I starting receiving a Yogi Surprise box each month. Let me tell you: I will definitely remain a member.
Not only does each box provide almost double the value of what you pay, it also includes a variety of yoga sequences, coupons, postcards and other special goodies. Probably like many people, I at first imagined subscription boxes to include free-sample type stuff (you know, sample-size, nothing too valuable). But if you think that too, think again. Some of my favorite products so far have been: rose-scented mat wash; a full-sized box of tea; natural stain-remover that works so well; a bag of lentil chips; a full-size bottle of Pacifica Face Wash; a glass (reusable) straw with a brush to clean it; body and face oil (yes, full-size! And the face oil even came in a beautiful glass bottle with a dropper). The list goes on!
Another cool part about this company is that each month, they give away $1,000 to one winner, someone who posts a photo with the box on Instagram. Well, I love using Instagram, so I finally decided to give it a shot. One Saturday when my boyfriend and I were at the beach, I had him snap a couple photos for me. Luckily, it was absolutely gorgeous out that day. We had driven over an hour to go out to the west side of Oahu, to a beautiful beach called Yokohama. It was difficult choosing just one picture to post, but I picked my favorite and posted it. A while later, they reposted my photo on their account, and although I thought that was a good sign (and it got over 300 likes, cool!) I forgot about it a couple days later. It wasn’t until two weeks later that I thought about it again, when I opened the Instagram app and saw that I had a message. It was from Yogi Surprise!
I am using the winnings to go to a two-day intensive teacher training in New York City next month (I will definitely post more about that!) and I am so incredibly grateful! Thank you, Yogi Surprise!
My picture was also included in the April Yogi Surprise box, which is pretty awesome!
If you’re interested in signing up for Yogi Surprise, do so HERE and use code YOGIFRIEND to get 20% off for life! They also do one-off boxes like the Nepalese one I got last year. Right now, there’s a special one for Earth Day.
- Yoga Lifestyle Subscription: receive 6-8 full-size yoga lifestyle items, all vegetarian and GMO-Free; a $70+ retail value in every box for $44.95 per month (with free shipping)
- Yoga Jewelry Subscription: receive 2 handcrafted, fair trade pieces of jewelry and an organic treat, a $65+ retail value in every box for $24.99 per month (with free shipping)