Fall 2018 is only my SECOND FabFitFun box I've received, but this is the first season or time that I took advantage of the discounts offered for additional items.
I guess what typically happens is that "Add-Ons" will go live first for Annual subscribers about a week and a half before the BILL DATE of the box. There are beauty, fitness, fashion, lifestyle, and home items available at HUGE discounts. I'm talking... GlamGlow Supermud that is regularly $75CAD was available for $19USD/~$24CAD. You add whatever you want to your cart, and there is no "checkout" function. There is a day and time that the add-ons are over, and whatever is in your cart will be billed with your box and sent.
Now, it is a bit of a shitshow. The hot ticket items, like the Mud, sell out very quickly. But the secret to getting the add-ons you want as a Seasonal subscriber is to be quick and have a lot of free time on the last or second last day of the add-ons. I sat and refreshed on the last day for maybe.. 20 minutes. I wasn't staring at the page, I was multi-tasking and having a morning coffee and checking emails and occasionally refreshing to see if anything I wanted was popping up on the page. If you check forums and communities like Reddit's "/r/BeautyBoxes" then you'll know what items are always sold out and you can look out for them (if they're things you want, of course). I managed to snag some of the GlamGlow brand items that were popular that I would NEVER try for full price. I had a hard time deciding what things I wanted otherwise, because there was some nice makeup, skincare, and a purse that tempted me.
Here's what I decided to add on:
➣Cover FX Shimmer Veil - Celestial
➣NuMe Fashionista Straightner (turquoise)
➣Sol de Janeiro Açaí Body Power Cream
➣Summer & Rose Throw Blanket - Light Grey
Here's what came in my regular box:
➣Catherine Maladrino Floral Umbrella
➣GROWN ALCHEMIST POLISHING FACIAL EXFOLIANT: Pink Grapefruit & Glucomannan Extract
➣Farmacy Dew It All Total Eye Cream with Echinacea GreenEnvy
➣GLAMGLOW BUBBLESHEET™ OXYGENATING DEEP CLEANSE MASK (2 Pack)
➣Simply Whimsical Set of 2 Tea Towels
➣SKIN&CO Roma Blue in Capri Shower Gel
➣Vince Camuto Luck Tote (Red Desert)
I am a skincare hoarder, so I haven't opened all of the items and tried them yet. I am already using a different moisturizer, sponge, body wash, and eye cream.