I’m a nerd. I’ll admit it. Please, hold off the applause. Hold off the sympathies, it’s alright. I have come to learn to accept this part of me.
So, one day on Facebook, I noticed an advertisement for LootCrate. I was drawn in, but I’ve been drawn in before. However, whether it’s because I’m just gullible, Google know me a little too well, or the computers were about to rise up; I kept seeing it all over the place. I finally talked with a co-worker who mentioned it and that was the final straw. I had to look into it.
LootCrate is a nerd’s heaven. They have boxes for pretty much everything. Superheros, Anime, Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, and Harry Potter just to name a few. I’m a Harry Potter fan. I’ll freely admit it. I’ve loved the Potter Series since I first read them and anyone who dislike them. Well I call Blasphemy!
So, when I looked into LootCrate, and saw that they had a Harry Potter specific crate. I was inching towards my credit card before I even realized what I was doing. The words, “Buy me now!” have never been heard louder.
So, I joined. I looked at the different options and in the long run, the cheapest was to do it for a year. Now before you jump up and say, “well, that’s a lot of swag!” you have to realize that the Wizarding World box is on a bi-month system. That means, only 6 boxes a year. Each box runs at about $39.99. It’s a little cheaper if you get more boxes. Other boxes are at different prices, so the final price can vary greatly depending on which fandom you choose.
What’s cool is that they make it house specific. All Potter fans identify with one house over another. The most popular being either Gryffindor or Slytherin. However, we all know that Ravenclaw is the best house out there. No bias what so ever with that statement. It’s simply fact. So whenever they send house-specific items, I’ll be getting even more Ravenclaw merchandise. How cool is that?
Now, I was hesitant at first. After all, it was still $40.00, but I guarantee you will get over $40.00 worth of stuff. My first box alone contained a T-shirt (in my size. They ask you for your shirt size), an umbrella, some limited edition postcards of the founders, a Fawkes- pin and much more. The shirt and the umbrella alone could have cost me $40 by itself.
I’m not a huge fan of everything that comes in the box. Such as the last shirt they sent. It was cool, just not my favorite. Will that deter me? No. The rest was pretty interesting. They make each box a specific theme and I got a second pin- A Thestral. Which was kind of cool. I’m starting a collection of pins.
This current box. I got- a French Minitry Tin Sign, A set of Baby Niffler stress squishies, a Kelpie Glass mug, a T-Shirt and a Matagot Pin (that collection is starting to become a reality!)
You can see the box below:
Yes, I staged it. It comes up nice and wrapped so that nothing breaks. In my three boxes, I haven’t had any major issues but from what I hear, they are very good about replacing broken items.
Now, what I really liked was the promo codes. Every month or so, they do specials, especially if a holiday is coming around. I got my first box in October, so the theme was Halloween. They gave 40% off my subscription. Yes, that means I basically got two boxes for free. Like I’ve mentioned before. I like saving money. I can’t say they’ll have that special if you decide to get a box, but do keep an eye out. There might be something in the works and if so, PLEASE take advantage of it. I’m always about getting a good deal!
If you use the code above, you will save $5.00 off your purchase. Not a lot, I know. But still it’s something. Like I always say, something is better than nothing. I will mention, that if you do use that code above, I do also get $5.00, however, I guarantee, that’ll be put back into buying more boxes. I like knowing I’ll be getting something cool every few months. It keeps the kid in me alive.
So if you’ve tried LootCrate or if you are interested in knowing more. Please leave me a comment below. I’d love to read your questions or read about your experiences using it. If you have used it before, let me know which crates you’ve gotten. My only experience is with the Harry Potter Crates, so I’d like to hear about the others.