Our consumer spending experts have done the maths and found out just how much the most popular subscription boxes in each category cost, weighing it up against the more traditional method of purchasing in person.
Money.co.uk looked at the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand to find out which boxes offer the most value for money, so you’ll never waste a penny again. We also discovered just how much you could save with subscription boxes in each country overall. How high, really, is the cost of convenience?
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In the UK, subscription box customers spent almost £1.4 billion on the services in 2020. And since then, the UK subscription market has grown by 23%, while the global market reached a value of $18.8 billion in 2020.
While the COVID-19 pandemic and everyone’s need to stay at home has likely fuelled demand, society’s general desire for convenience is probably the driving force for subscription services. After all, if it works out the same price (or cheaper) to get your goods straight to your door, why do it any other way?
Considering the huge market for subscription boxes, we wanted to find out the price difference between living on these, and ordering one-offs and purchasing in person. We’ve compiled the costs of subscription boxes for every category you would feasibly need to live - as well as some extra luxuries:
With the costs of all these boxes added up, how much would it actually cost to live on subscription boxes compared to the old school, leaving-your-house method of shopping?
Choosing subscription boxes over one-off purchases will cost you £468 every month in the UK. This is the most expensive monthly subscription cost out of all the countries we looked at, but it’s still a cheaper option than buying your products in a shop - this would cost £548. So, if you’re looking to save pennies here and there, subscription boxes could be the way to go. But which products will you save the most on if you go down the subscription route?
If you’re looking for food, entertainment, music, exercise or beauty products, a subscription could save you a lot of money in the long run - and a beauty subscription box is a great example of this. The monthly cost of a subscription to Glossybox is over 75% cheaper than if you made a one-off purchase of the box each month, so if you think you’ll use all five products, then it might be worth committing to the long term subscription.
It’s a fairly close race between subscription boxes and one-off purchases in the USA. Having a box delivered to your home in every category would run you up a monthly cost of $560, whereas a trip to the shops to get the equivalent items or a one-off order would be $585 a month. So, if you were to live from subscription boxes for an entire year, you can expect to pay a total of $6,631.
To save the most money in the USA, it’s worth finding which subscription boxes specifically could save you the most. Out of the 18 categories, a subscription box works out cheaper than the alternative for 13 of them. The audiobook category is the one that could save you a lot, with the subscription option being nearly 45% cheaper than buying a one-off alternative. Subscriptions to vitamins also help save costs, since it’s 54% cheaper than buying the equivalent products as a one-off purchase every month.
Canada’s subscription boxes are again cheaper than the alternative, with a difference of around CA$70. To never leave your house again, you’d have to splash out CA$784 a month, whereas in-person or one-off shopping for the equivalent items would cost you CA$855 a month. If you’re looking for the best deal in Canada, then it wouldn’t be amiss to subscribe to all 18 boxes. Apologise to your mailman immediately.
There are 15 services that work out cheaper than their in-person alternatives in Canada, resulting in the overall savings. For the biggest savings, subscribing to Apple fitness and Netflix will save you the most money as both subscriptions are over 60% cheaper than their alternatives. Meanwhile, you could even be saving money on a deodorant subscription, which works out at 15% cheaper than buying a one off purchase every month. Saving money and good hygiene? It could be an offer too good to pass up.
The price difference between subscription boxes and buying the equivalent items in store in Australia is huge. In fact, it’s AU$340 cheaper to seek subscriptions for all 18 categories combined. If you were to go down this route, you’d be looking at a monthly bill of AU$732, the cheapest cost per year in our study. On the other hand, if you’re a fan of venturing into the big wide world to buy your products, it would cost you around AU$1,073 a month.
If you want to optimise your spending and only splash out on the subscription services that save you cash, then there are 14 product types that work out cheaper when bought in this way. Food, exercise, audiobooks, beauty, vitamins and news are just some of the budget-friendly subscription options. It’s 85% cheaper to subscribe to Apple Fitness than to sign up for a monthly gym membership, and 43% cheaper to have a Bellabox subscription than to make a one-off purchase of this box. Even shaving can be less expensive. Subscribing to Dollar Shave Club is 52% cheaper than buying one-off alternatives.
It’s over NZ$404 cheaper to subscribe to all 18 subscription services than to buy the products the old fashioned way (in a real life shop or as and when you need them) - the biggest saving of any country on our list. It would set you back NZ$821 a month to have everything sent straight to your door, compared to the monthly cost of NZ$1,225 for one-off purchases. Steep.
This price difference is substantial due to there being 15 categories out of 18 in which it works out cheaper to choose the more convenient option. If you’re looking to save money on your subscriptions however, you might want to reconsider subscripting to plant and alcohol products.
Plant Baby is 33% more expensive than buying an equivalent sized plant and pot bought individually per month. Likewise, buying a craft beer subscription could cost you 36% more each month than buying it from your regular supermarket. However, these products can be considered more of a luxury item and you may not mind splashing a little more cash for the experience a subscription box can offer.
When it comes to comparing prices, it’s worth considering what you actually get out of the subscription service to determine its true value. For example, a monthly Audible subscription will set you back £7.99 a month. While you may be able to buy a single audiobook for less than this, Audible has a huge library of authors that you can access at this monthly cost. So, if you are planning on reading more than one book a month, the best option is clear.
Another service that might be worth the price is a music streaming subscription. Spotify, for example, costs £9.99 a month and gives you access to a seemingly infinite amount of albums and songs that you can listen to endlessly. Making a one-off digital purchase of a CD, however, could cost up to £8.99 (as the new Adele album does on iTunes), so if you want to listen to more than one album a month, a subscription is definitely the way to go.
When considering subscribing to any of the boxes out there, it’s worth remembering that these services often offer premium products. As a result, they will tend to be more expensive than shopping for the most basic versions of these items IRL. Additionally, many people find that they do not end up using everything in their subscription boxes by the time the next one arrives, so if you don’t need much of an item, then it may not be worth the cost. The amount of flexibility you want in the items you choose will also have an effect on deciding whether or not to use a subscription box. Some of these boxes may not let you choose everything that arrives, while others are completely customisable. Make sure you know what you’re signing up for before you commit!
We carefully researched and compared 18 different categories of products available to buy via both subscription and non-subscription services. Where possible, we looked at the costs of the same product to ensure a fair comparison. Where this wasn’t possible, we compared it with like for like products, taking into consideration whether both subscription and non-subscription products met the same qualities (eg. sustainable, luxury, volume of product) to keep the comparisons as direct as they could be.
Where possible, we also used the same brand of product across multiple countries (if the company shipped internationally) to ensure continuity in the data. The figures were then converted to the relevant currency.
The subscription vs. non-subscription cost of each product was calculated by looking at the monthly subscription price against a month’s supply worth of the same or similar products. For example, one month's subscription of Brewdog beer contains 8 cans. The price of a one-off purchase of a similar Brewdog beer included 24 cans. Therefore, the one-off purchase price was divided by 3 to allow the product to be directly comparable to the quantity in the subscription box.
When working out a monthly food comparison, the cost was calculated for the exact amount of each ingredient required then given a total cost per portion. This value was then multiplied by 30 to give the comparative cost in price to the monthly cost of Hello Fresh.
To then understand which proved more expensive, and by how much, the percentage difference between subscription vs. non-subscription costs was calculated.
|Country||Source of Subscription (per month)||Source link||Source of Non-Subscription (per month)||Source link|
|USA||Hello Fresh||https://www.hellofresh.com/recipes/italian-chicken-over-lemony-spaghetti-6092a54b04d30c1b2a3608e9||Walmart (price of each ingredient)||https://www.walmart.com/all-departments|
|Canada||Hello Fresh||https://www.hellofresh.com/recipes/italian-chicken-over-lemony-spaghetti-6092a54b04d30c1b2a3608e9||Walmart (price of each ingredient)||https://www.walmart.ca/en|
|Australia||Hello Fresh||https://www.hellofresh.com/recipes/italian-chicken-over-lemony-spaghetti-6092a54b04d30c1b2a3608e9||Harris Farm (price of each ingredient)||https://www.harrisfarm.com.au/|
|New Zealand||Hello Fresh||https://www.hellofresh.com/recipes/italian-chicken-over-lemony-spaghetti-6092a54b04d30c1b2a3608e9||Countdown (price of each ingredient)||https://shop.countdown.co.nz/|
|UK||Netflix||https://help.netflix.com/en/node/24926||Buying film on Amazon Prime||https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/video/detail/amzn1.dv.gti.d292e940-abe6-44a5-b409-fa7c08ac71ae?ref_=dv_auth_ret&autoplay=1&returnFromLogin=1&|
|USA||Netflix||https://help.netflix.com/en/node/24926/us||Buying film on Amazon Prime||https://www.amazon.com/No-Time-Die-Daniel-Craig/dp/B09K2DV8F3/ref=sr_1_1?currency=USD&keywords=no+time+to+die&qid=1639044591&sr=8-1|
|Canada||Netflix||https://help.netflix.com/en/node/24926/ca||Buying film on Amazon Prime||https://www.amazon.ca/s?k=no+time+to+die&ref=nb_sb_noss_2|
|Australia||Netflix||https://help.netflix.com/en/node/24926/au||Buying film on Amazon Prime||https://www.amazon.com.au/s?k=black+widow&crid=3596FJKS3HELS&sprefix=black+widow+%2Caps%2C390&ref=nb_sb_noss|
|New Zealand||Netflix||https://help.netflix.com/en/node/24926/nz||Rent film on Neon||https://www.neontv.co.nz/movie/venom-let-there-be-carnage|
|UK||Spotify||https://www.spotify.com/uk/premium/#plans||Buy CD on iTunes||https://music.apple.com/gb/album/30/1590035691|
|USA||Spotify||https://www.spotify.com/us/premium/?_ga=2.24656698.109487948.1636044234-329369644.1634336320||Buy MP3 on Amazon Music||https://www.amazon.com/30-Adele/dp/B09J9ZRZC5/ref=tmm_msc_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1639044768&sr=1-1|
|Canada||Spotify||https://www.spotify.com/ca-en/premium/||Buy CD on Amazon (no MP3 available)||https://www.amazon.ca/30-Adele/dp/B09HVRTMFX|
|Australia||Spotify||https://www.spotify.com/au/premium/||Buy CD on Amazon (no MP3 available)||https://www.amazon.com.au/30-Adele/dp/B09HVRTMFX/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=adele+30&qid=1639476210&sr=8-3|
|New Zealand||Spotify||https://www.spotify.com/nz/premium/||Buy CD on MightyApe (no MP3 available)||https://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/30-cd/35334638|
|UK||Apple Fitness||https://www.apple.com/uk/apple-fitness-plus/?cid=wwa-uk-kwgo-fitness-slid-||Day pass twice a week for 4 weeks||https://www.puregym.com/|
|USA||Apple Fitness||https://www.apple.com/apple-fitness-plus/||Week pass for 4 weeks||https://gympricelist.com/planet-fitness-free-trial/|
|Canada||Apple Fitness||https://www.apple.com/ca/apple-fitness-plus/||Day pass twice a week, for 4 weeks||https://search.trainaway.fit/gym/nautilus-plus-galerie-normandie|
|Australia||Apple Fitness||https://www.apple.com/au/apple-fitness-plus/||Day pass twice a week for 4 weeks||https://search.trainaway.fit/gym/anytime-fitness-south-melbourne|
|New Zealand||Apple Fitness||https://www.apple.com/nz/apple-fitness-plus/||Day pass twice a week for 4 weeks||https://search.trainaway.fit/gym/club-physical-birkenhead|
|UK||Audible||https://help.audible.co.uk/s/article/what-are-the-different-membership-plans-audible-offers||Buy singular amazon audio book||https://www.amazon.co.uk/Snow/dp/B08HNJNK57/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=snow+by+john+banville+audio&qid=1638978800&s=instant-video&sr=1-1|
|USA||Audible||https://www.audible.com/||Buy singular amazon audio book||https://www.amazon.co.uk/Snow/dp/B08HNJNK57/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=snow+by+john+banville+audio&qid=1638978800&s=instant-video&sr=1-1|
|Canada||Audible||https://www.audible.ca/en_CA/?ipRedirectOverride=true||Buy singular amazon audio book||https://www.amazon.ca/Matzah-Ball-Novel-Jean-Meltzer/dp/0778311589/ref=sr_1_18?keywords=book&qid=1636721184&s=music&sr=1-18|
|Australia||Audible||https://www.audible.com.au/?ipRedirectOverride=true||Buy singular amazon audio book||https://www.amazon.com.au/Ikigai-Japanese-Secret-Long-Happy/dp/B0759P91N6/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1636730391&sr=8-1|
|New Zealand||Audible (NZ can use AUS site)||https://www.audible.com.au/?ipRedirectOverride=true||Buy singular amazon audio book (NZ can use AUS amazon then convert cost to NZD)||https://www.amazon.com.au/Ikigai-Japanese-Secret-Long-Happy/dp/B0759P91N6/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1636730391&sr=8-1|
|UK||Glossybox||https://www.glossybox.co.uk/subscribe.list||Glossybox (value of items inside)||https://www.glossybox.co.uk/beauty-box/glossybox-beauty-box-subscription/11381920.html?variation=11381923&affil=thgppc&kwds=43700066744057738&thg_ppc_campaign=71700000077093657&adtype=&product_id=&gclid=Cj0KCQiA8vSOBhCkARIsAGdp6RRj5HPhmv3IrYt-80wq24XHuv2OzBhDMMXLDoPfsnXLgzMdbQD_k_caArdeEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds&countrySelected=Y|
|USA||Glossybox||https://www.glossybox.com/subscribe.list?settingsSaved=Y&shippingcountry=US&switchcurrency=USD&countrySelected=Y||Glossybox (singular purchase)||https://www.glossybox.com/beauty-box/glossybox-september-2021/12936925.html|
|Canada||Glossybox (USD converted to CAD)||https://www.glossybox.com/subscribe.list||Glossybox (singular purchase - USD converted to CAD)||https://www.glossybox.com/beauty-box/glossybox-september-2021/12936925.html|
|Australia||Bellabox||https://bellabox.com.au/box/join||Bella Box (singular purchase)||https://bellabox.com.au/bellobox-edit|
|New Zealand||BellaBox||https://subscriptionboxes.co.nz/shop/beauty-boxes/bella-box/||Bella Box (singular purchase)||https://store.bellaboxnz.com/collections/limited-edition/products/the-bellobox-edit|
|UK||Dollar Shave Club (4 blades every months)||https://uk.dollarshaveclub.com/get-started/blades||Bulldog Razors (4 pack of blades)||https://www.bulldogskincare.com/uk/shop/shave/razors/original-steel-blades/|
|USA||Dollar Shave Club (4 blades every months)||https://www.dollarshaveclub.com/get-started/blades||Bulldog Razors (4 pack of blades)||https://us.bulldogskincare.com/products/original-steel-blades|
|Canada||Dollar Shave Club (4 blades every months)||https://ca.dollarshaveclub.com/get-started/blades||Bulldog Razors (4 pack of blades)||https://www.amazon.ca/Bulldog-Skincare-Orignal-Refills-VERSION/dp/B07VQPCZHX?ref_=ast_sto_dp&th=1|
|Australia||Dollar Shave Club (4 blades every month)||https://au.dollarshaveclub.com/get-started/blades||Bulldog Razors (4 pack of blades)||https://www.amazon.com.au/Bulldog-Skincare-Bamboo-Razor-Blades/dp/B07VQJJX3P/ref=pd_sbs_3/357-8859419-1897549?pd_rd_w=ZhpSP&pf_rd_p=17f1d672-2322-4e92-97d8-fc9a958f014b&pf_rd_r=NV7PYX3WCSJRJ5W11AN6&pd_rd_r=f7126900-4709-4b50-9370-539917322bb2&pd_rd_wg=z0UCN&pd_rd_i=B07VQJJX3P&th=1|
|New Zealand||Dollar Shave Club (4 blades every months) NZ uses AUS site then converted price into NZD||https://au.dollarshaveclub.com/get-started/blades||Bulldog Razors (4 pack of blades) NZ uses AUS amazon then converted price into NZD||https://www.amazon.com.au/Bulldog-Skincare-Bamboo-Razor-Blades/dp/B07VQJJX3P/ref=pd_sbs_3/357-8859419-1897549?pd_rd_w=ZhpSP&pf_rd_p=17f1d672-2322-4e92-97d8-fc9a958f014b&pf_rd_r=NV7PYX3WCSJRJ5W11AN6&pd_rd_r=f7126900-4709-4b50-9370-539917322bb2&pd_rd_wg=z0UCN&pd_rd_i=B07VQJJX3P&th=1|
|UK||WeAreWild (3 refills subscription)||https://www.wearewild.com/pages/faqs||WeAreWild (3 refills one off purchase)||https://www.wearewild.com/collections/refills|
|USA||Myro (1 refill subscribed)||https://www.mymyro.com/products/deodorant-refills||Myro (1 refill one off purchase)||https://www.mymyro.com/products/deodorant-refills|
|Canada||Native (subscription)||https://www.nativecos.com/products/deo-coconut-vanilla?gclid=CjwKCAiAz--OBhBIEiwAG1rIOvUIvKlPz-g4PAYjzjnUm3EGPUeBDWHkDfFoxspi6GHDQfQO6A8GRhoCNPoQAvD_BwE&utm_campaign=deodorant&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google_search_brand||Native (one off purchase)||https://www.nativecos.com/products/deo-coconut-vanilla?gclid=CjwKCAiAz--OBhBIEiwAG1rIOvUIvKlPz-g4PAYjzjnUm3EGPUeBDWHkDfFoxspi6GHDQfQO6A8GRhoCNPoQAvD_BwE&utm_campaign=deodorant&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google_search_brand|
|Australia||KIND-LY (subscription)||https://kind-ly.com.au/collections/all/products/rose-geranium-natural-deodorant||KIND-LY (one off purchase)||https://kind-ly.com.au/collections/all/products/rose-geranium-natural-deodorant|
|New Zealand||LittleMango (subscription)||https://littlemango.co.nz/products/rose-geranium||LittleMango (one off purchase)||https://littlemango.co.nz/products/rose-geranium|
|UK||Brewdog (subscription 8 cans )||https://www.brewdog.com/uk/brewdog-and-friends-1-month-gift||Brewdog (cost of one off purchase of 24 cans divided by 3)||https://www.brewdog.com/uk/the-headliners-24-x-can|
|USA||Craft Beer Club (12 beers a month)||https://craftbeerclub.com/||Craft Beer - 12 pack from Target||https://www.target.com/p/stone-brewing-variety-pack-12pk-12-fl-oz-bottles/-/A-47916781#lnk=sametab|
|Canada||Canada Craft Club (12 pack)||https://www.canadacraftclub.ca/||Craft Beer - 12 pack from Drizly||https://drizly.com/beer/variety-pack-beer/flying-dog-variety-pack/p3370|
|Australia||Beer Club (12 pack)||https://beerclub.beercartel.com.au/||Craft Beer - 6 pack x 2 from Woolworths||https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/productdetails/987009/zytho-brewing-tropical-haze-cans|
|New Zealand||Beer Club (12 pack)||https://beerhug.co.nz/||Craft Beer - 6 pack x 2 from New World||https://www.newworld.co.nz/shop/product/5285544_ea_000nw?name=box-of-hops-mixed-pack&__cf_chl_captcha_tk__=2ItdwZynhX08zh0QzzbayKNkVe.JC.OEQyqoHZreFYY-1641827684-0-gaNycGzNDGU|
|UK||Bird and Blend (subscription contains 3 x 20g pouches)||https://www.birdandblendtea.com/products/tea-club-subscription-box||Bird and Blend One off purchase (3 x 20g)||https://www.birdandblendtea.com/products/all-things-nice-tea?variant=37616697082017|
|USA||Bird & Blend (subscription contains 3 x 20g pouches)||https://www.birdandblendtea.us/products/tea-club-subscription-box||Bird and Blend One off purchase (3 x 20g)||https://www.birdandblendtea.us/products/all-things-nice-tea?variant=37616697049249|
|Canada||Bird & Blend (subscription contains 3 x 20g pouches) converted to CAD||https://www.birdandblendtea.us/products/tea-club-subscription-box||Bird and Blend One off purchase (3 x 20g) converted to CAD||https://www.birdandblendtea.us/products/all-things-nice-tea?variant=37616697049249|
|Australia||Bird & Blend (subscription contains 3 x 20g pouches) Converted to AUD||https://www.birdandblendtea.us/products/tea-club-subscription-box||Bird and Blend One off purchase (3 x 20g) Converted to AUD||https://www.birdandblendtea.us/products/all-things-nice-tea?variant=37616697049249|
|New Zealand||Bird & Blend (subscription contains 3 x 20g pouches) Converted to NZD||https://www.birdandblendtea.us/products/tea-club-subscription-box||Bird and Blend One off purchase (3 x 20g) Converted to NZD||https://www.birdandblendtea.us/products/all-things-nice-tea?variant=37616697049249|
|UK||Nespresso (monthly subscription - 1 pod a day)||B2C_UK-EN_LOC_R_Google_NESPRESSO%7CUK%7CGOOGLE%7CB2C%7CGeneric_SubscriptionCoffee(B)%7CGBR_Generic_SubscriptionCoffee(B)%7CMain%7CGBR_+coffee%20+subscription_b&gclid=CjwKCAjwiY6MBhBqEiwARFSCPpmDdrS746n1U5BUi3htuExDu-UMEsPOJ1DGUsxttrpadGgiHjy8KhoCxLQQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds#/||Nespresso (10 pods x 3)||https://www.nespresso.com/uk/en/order/capsules/original/ispirazione-novecento-coffee-pods|
|USA||Trade Coffee||https://www.drinktrade.com/brazil-fazenda-pantano/p/3240||Trade Coffee (one off purchase)||https://www.drinktrade.com/brazil-fazenda-pantano/p/3240|
|Canada||Nespresso (monthly subscription - 1 pod a day)||https://www.nespresso.com/ca/en/coffee-subscription#/||Nespresso (10 pods x 3)||https://www.nespresso.com/ca/en/order/capsules/original/ispirazione-venezia-coffee-capsule|
|Australia||Nespresso (monthly subscription - 1 pod a day)||https://www.nespresso.com/au/en/subscription||Nespresso (10 pods x 3)||https://www.nespresso.com/au/en/order/capsules/original/capriccio|
|New Zealand||Nespresso (monthly subscription - 1 pod a day)||https://www.nespresso.com/nz/en/coffee-subscription#/||Nespresso (10 pods x 3)||https://www.nespresso.com/nz/en/order/capsules/original/capriccio-coffee-capsule|
|UK||Cheeky Panda (subscription x24 rolls )||https://uk.cheekypanda.com/collections/bamboo-toilet-paper/products/bamboo-toilet-rolls-24-rolls||Cheeky Panda (One time purchase x 24 rolls)||https://uk.cheekypanda.com/collections/bamboo-toilet-paper/products/bamboo-toilet-rolls-24-rolls|
|USA||Cheeky Panda (subscription x 24 rolls)||https://us.cheekypanda.com/collections/toilet-paper/products/toilet-paper-bulk-box-24-rolls||Cheeky Panda (One time purchase x 24 rolls)||https://us.cheekypanda.com/collections/toilet-paper/products/toilet-paper-bulk-box-24-rolls|
|Canada||Who Gives a Crap (subscription x 24 rolls)||https://ca.whogivesacrap.org/products/100-recycled-toilet-paper-jumbo-rolls||Who Gives a Crap (One time purchase x 24 rolls)||https://ca.whogivesacrap.org/products/100-recycled-toilet-paper-jumbo-rolls|
|Australia||HowWeRoll (subscription x 24 rolls)||https://au.howwerollco.co/products/100-recycled-toilet-paper-24-rolls||HowWeRoll (One time purchase x 24 rolls)||https://au.howwerollco.co/products/100-recycled-toilet-paper-24-rolls|
|New Zealand||EcoRoll (subscription x 48 rolls / 2)||https://ecoroll.co.nz/products/premium-bamboo-toilet-paper?variant=11931035238436||EcoRoll (One time purchase x 48 rolls / 2)||https://ecoroll.co.nz/products/premium-bamboo-toilet-paper?variant=11931035238436|
|UK||BloomBox||https://bloomboxclub.com/products/plant-subscription-box||BloomBox (One time purchas)||https://bloomboxclub.com/products/philodendron-atom-philodendron-atom|
|USA||The House Plant Box||https://houseplantbox.com/product/indoor-house-plant-box/||House plant - Target||https://www.target.com/p/snake-plant-39-laurentii-39-national-plant-network/-/A-79433991#lnk=sametab|
|Canada||The House Plant Box (convert to CAD)||https://houseplantbox.com/product/indoor-house-plant-box/||Plant collective (One time purchase)||https://plantcollective.co/products/pilea-pancake-plant|
|Australia||Garner Store (12 month subscription / 12)||https://www.garnerstore.com.au/products/indoor-plant-subscription?variant=37717656567959||Garner Store (One time purchase)||https://www.garnerstore.com.au/collections/small-plants/products/rich-ficus-elastica-burgundy|
|New Zealand||Plant Baby||https://plantbaby.co.nz/products/pot-it-like-its-hot?variant=37800674197664||Plant Baby (One time purchase)||https://plantbaby.co.nz/products/peporomia-green?pr_prod_strat=copurchase&pr_rec_pid=5495527997600&pr_ref_pid=5992782200992&pr_seq=uniform|
|UK||Yoppie (12 sanitary towels)||https://yoppie.com/build-box?product-flow=your-box||Tescos (12 sanitary towels)||https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/288532799|
|USA||LOLA||https://mylola.com/products/pads||LOLA (one off purchase)||https://mylola.com/products/pads|
|Canada||Easy (10 sanitary towels)||https://easyperiod.ca/collections/products/products/regular-pads||Easy (10 sanitary towels one time purchase)||https://easyperiod.ca/collections/products/products/regular-pads|
|Australia||Moxie (3 boxes, 1 chocolate)||https://moxie.com.au/collections/moxie-box-club/products/moxie-subscription-box||Moxie (items brought separately)||https://moxie.com.au/collections/all|
|New Zealand||ShesBack||https://shesback.co.nz/products/organic-cotton-sanitary-pad-subscription||ShesBack (one time purchase)||https://shesback.co.nz/products/organic-cotton-sanitary-pad-subscription|
|UK||Cleen (subscription)||https://cleen.store/products/monthly-subscription?variant=36845503873180||Cleen (One off purchase of each item)||https://cleen.store/products/monthly-subscription?variant=36845503873180|
|USA||ThreeMain||https://www.threemain.com/products/clean-green-starter-kit||ThreeMain (one off purchase)||https://www.threemain.com/products/clean-green-starter-kit|
|Canada||CleanCrate||https://cleancrate.ca/collections/clean-crates/products/daily-essentials-crate-scented||CleanCrate (One off purchase of each item)||https://cleancrate.ca/collections/all-products|
|Australia||Neatspiration||https://www.neatspiration.com.au/pages/natural-cleaning-box-subscription||Neatspiration (one time purchase)||https://www.neatspiration.com.au/pages/natural-cleaning-box-subscription|
|New Zealand||Will&Able||https://willandable.co.nz/products/home-essentials-gift-box||Will&Able (One off purchase of each item)||https://willandable.co.nz/pages/eco-products|
|UK||MyVitamins||https://www.myvitamins.com/vitamins/beauty-subscription-box/12476344.html?settingsSaved=Y&shippingcountry=GB&switchcurrency=GBP||MyVitamins (one off purchase of each product)||https://www.myvitamins.com/product-a-z.list|
|USA||MyVitamins||https://www.myvitamins.com/vitamins/beauty-subscription-box/12476344.html?settingsSaved=Y&shippingcountry=US&switchcurrency=USD||MyVitamins (one off purchase of each product)||https://www.myvitamins.com/best-sellers.list|
|Canada||MyVitamins||https://www.myvitamins.com/vitamins/beauty-subscription-box/12476344.html?settingsSaved=Y&shippingcountry=CA&switchcurrency=CAD||MyVitamins (one off purchase of each product)||https://www.myvitamins.com/product-a-z.list|
|Australia||MyVitamins||https://www.myvitamins.com/vitamins/beauty-subscription-box/12476344.html?settingsSaved=Y&shippingcountry=US&switchcurrency=USD||MyVitamins (one off purchase of each product)||https://www.myvitamins.com/best-sellers.list|
|New Zealand||MyVitamins||https://www.myvitamins.com/vitamins/beauty-subscription-box/12476344.html?settingsSaved=Y&shippingcountry=US&switchcurrency=USD||MyVitamins (one off purchase of each product)||https://www.myvitamins.com/best-sellers.list|
|New Zealand||Headspace||https://www.headspace.com/subscriptions||Mindfullness course||https://mindfulnessworks.co.nz/mindfulness-and-meditation-training/|
|UK||Daily Mirror & Sunday Mirror||https://www.newspapersubs.co.uk/MIR||Daily Mirror & Sunday Mirror (hardcopies)||https://www.waitrose.com/ecom/products/daily-mirror/020646-10059-10060?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=PPCGShopping&gclid=Cj0KCQiAzMGNBhCyARIsANpUkzNP_-8NFz3AHKiFS2hr861uUoRn1KOjqiOQfO9c9NyxvDIQE3xyFKwaAjoHEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds https://www.waitrose.com/ecom/products/daily-mirror/020646-10059-10060?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=PPCGShopping&gclid=Cj0KCQiAzMGNBhCyARIsANpUkzNP_-8NFz3AHKiFS2hr861uUoRn1KOjqiOQfO9c9NyxvDIQE3xyFKwaAjoHEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds|
|USA||Digital news subscription||https://www.americanpressinstitute.org/publications/reports/digital-subscription-pricing/||1 newspaper per week||https://www.americanpressinstitute.org/publications/reports/digital-subscription-pricing/|
|Canada||Apple News||https://www.apple.com/apple-news/||Globe & Mail digital issue (1 per week)||https://globe2go.pressreader.com/|
|Australia||Apple News||https://www.apple.com/au/apple-news/#:~:text=How%20much%20does%20Apple%20News%2B%20cost%3F&text=Apple%20News%2B%20costs%20just%20A,for%20A%2439.95%20per%20month.||Average cost of a newspaper||https://mumbrella.com.au/news-corp-increases-cover-price-and-digital-subscription-rates-for-the-australian-315698|
|New Zealand||NZ Herald||https://subscriptions.nzherald.co.nz/termsandconditions/#:~:text=NZ%20Herald%20in%2Dpaper%20offers,-6%2Dday%20or&text=7%2Dday||NZ Herald||https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/price-rise-for-herald-printed-edition-next-week/AM6QYVEAF6ZFL3JKNVTLY3HMXM/|
Salman is our personal finance editor with over 10 years’ experience as a journalist. He has previously written for Finder and regularly provides his expert view on financial and consumer spending issues for local and national press.