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Lootcrate Unboxing | January 2018

Hi-de-hi campers. This Sunday I bring you another edition of Lootcrate unboxing! Yep, you’re probably wondering why it says January in the title, and probably want to nudge me to tell me it’s March. It was late, again (but more on that later). This month’s theme was The Ties That Bind Us, and just like last month, I decided to stay away from looking on Instagram and Twitter for Spoiler’s. The postman handed me this as I walked out of the door on the way to work, I literally tore into it as soon as I was in the driver’s seat!! I have to say, the more crates I receive, the more and more impressed I become with the packaging/crate itself. This month, when the box was dismantled and refolded, it created the Weasley Family Clock, which given the theme could not have been more appropriate. Pretty awesome, eh?!

Once again though, I have going to have to have a little bit of a complain, which is a huge shame. Just like November’s crate, this one arrived substantially late. We all received an email back in mid-January stating that there would be a delay. I was pretty annoyed and upset, as the excuse was feeble and thin at best (again) and the apology was made with the aid of a Loot Vault credit. You’re probably thinking that’s great, and it is if you live in America, but the colossal amount they charge in postage makes the credit fairly useless for a UK customer. C’mon guys, think of the global fan-base here!! I was quite annoyed by the responses (or lack there of on Twitter), the ones I did get were short, defensive, and lacking any form of apology. The messages on the chat reply, in the gentleman’s defence, were understanding, but if I am brutally honest, I don’t care if he is also a fan who receives the box, I want a good reason why it’s delayed, and a valid reason as to why UK customers are at a disadvantage with the Loot Vault apology when we pay more to receive out crate in the first place.

Finally, we get to the crate itself. Once again, I know without a doubt it has been curated with care and thought, however, throughout the marketing, payment stages, it states clearly to expect 5-7 items, many of which are exclusives, and this month didn’t seem to meet those criteria. I do love the crate, but it’s a bit of a kick in the teeth to pay so much, have it delivered nearly two months late, receive poor customer service, to then actually receive less items that promised.

So, before I actually introduce this month’s items, I just wanted to tell you something. I have a 3 box subscription, of which this is the first of this cycle. I’ve paid up front for the next two boxes, but I have come to the sad decision to end my subscription. Prior to receiving these crates, I was signed up to receive Loot Wearables for over a year, so I’ve been a loyal customer for quite a while, but don’t feel like they offer a service that is value for money, or of good enough quality to maintain such an expenditure. Please, enjoy this and the next two unboxings, and if you have any other suggestions of subscriptions to sign up to, I’d appreciate it!

Loot crate is a monthly subscription box full of exclusive collectables, apparel and gear delivered to your door. I am currently subscribed to receive the Wizarding World crate, a bi-monthly subscription that brings the magic of Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts right to your doorstep.

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House Cup Reading Challenge | Progress Updates

Last week I signed up a to the House Cup Reading Challenge. I committed to taking part in the readathon over the next month, and have realised that I need a post to keep track of my progress! There is a set of rules, challenges, and scoring systems that can be found on The House Cup Reading Challenge sign up and TBR post. So, in an effort to take part and track my progress, I’m creating a master post to track my scores throughout this readathon.

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Unboxing Loot crate | September 2017

It’s that time again, where I sit anxiously waiting for the shipping information to yield an actual parcel on my doorstep. This time round, I wasn’t in the house when my box was delivered, so I had to escape to the local post office the following morning and pick the box up, before waiting A WHOLE DAY knowing it was in my car, ready to be opened. I know, what self control! This time, the box was much thinner, but larger in size, and I knew from spying others Instagram posts, that it would transform into a ‘Back to School’ style trunk! And this edition contains all Loot crate exclusives, which makes it even more magical.

Loot crate is a monthly subscription box full of exclusive collectibles, apparel and gear delivered to your door. I am currently subscribed to receive the Wizarding World crate, a bi-monthly subscription that brings the magic of Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts right to your doorstep. Let’s check out this month’s box:
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