News, Culture & Society

The budget shopping trend you need to try: Shoppers are racing to try new MYSTERY boxes

The budget shopping trend you need to try: Shoppers are racing to try new MYSTERY boxes to add a playful touch to lockdown shopping sprees

  • Shoppers are obsessing over Cotton On’s new mystery boxes 
  • Customer Kylie shared images of the products she received on Facebook 
  • The boxes are filled with items worth three times the cost of the mystery box
  • Due to the popularity of the concept, the mystery boxes are selling out fast

Hundreds of shoppers around Australia are obsessing over Cotton On’s mystery boxes, filled with products worth three times the cost of the mystery box itself.

Customer Kylie was delightfully surprised with the items she received in her mystery box and shared images of the products on Facebook.

Due to the popularity of the concept, the mystery boxes are selling out fast but a variety remain available online. 

With more customers turning to shopping online, particularly while in lockdown, retailers are turning to offering mystery boxes for a fun lucky dip experience. 

Customer Kylie was delightfully surprised with the items she received in her mystery box and shared images of the products on Facebook

With more customers turning to shopping online, particularly while in lockdown, retailers are turning to offering mystery boxes for a fun lucky dip experience

With more customers turning to shopping online, particularly while in lockdown, retailers are turning to offering mystery boxes for a fun lucky dip experience

One product Kylie received was a Typo Smiley Pillow worth $29.99

The floral mug (pictured) is also worth $7.99

Kylie ordered to boxes, the $50 ‘Staying in Bundle’ and $20 ‘No F’s Given Bundle’, but both are now sold out and only a $30 box is available online 

'Cotton On has some amazing mystery bundles,’ Kylie wrote on Facebook

‘Cotton On has some amazing mystery bundles,’ Kylie wrote on Facebook

‘Not sure if this has been posted before but Cotton On has some amazing mystery bundles,’ Kylie wrote on Facebook.

‘I ordered two and they came today. The value is at least 3x what I paid. The throw rug covers the cost of the biggest box alone. These are just a few of the items I got!

‘A lot are sold out. I got my second order today and was better than the first!’

In the $50 ‘Staying In Bundle’ box Kylie received a smiley face pillow, a A5 framed wall art, novelty socks, a woven throw blanket, a small candle, a large candle – all collectively worth $168.92.

The smaller $20 ‘Zero F’s Given Bundle’ contained two mugs, an A5 notebook, socks, a pencil case and stickers – with a total value of $44.94.

Other items Kylie received included Care Bear socks

The box also included a miniature desk vending machine

Other items Kylie received included Care Bear socks (left) and a miniature desk vending machine (right)

Others ordered the 'Stationery Addicts' mystery box priced at $70, which included a variety of office items such as notebooks, pencil cases, pens and highlighters

Others ordered the ‘Stationery Addicts’ mystery box priced at $70, which included a variety of office items such as notebooks, pencil cases, pens and highlighters 

In the comments of the Facebook post, other happy customers shared images of the products they received inside their mystery boxes.

Others ordered the ‘Stationery Addicts’ mystery box priced at $70, which included a variety of office items such as notebooks, pencil cases, pens and highlighters.

The mystery boxes would be perfect presents for children, friends, housemates and siblings.

Many online said they are going to use the opportunity to stock up on Christmas gifts for their kids.

In the comments of the Facebook posts other happy customers shared images of the products they received inside their mystery boxes

In the comments of the Facebook posts other happy customers shared images of the products they received inside their mystery boxes

The mystery boxes would be perfect presents for children, friends, housemates and siblings

Many online said they are going to use the opportunity to stock up on Christmas gifts for their kids

The mystery boxes would be perfect presents for children, friends, housemates and siblings

‘I was really impressed by what was in mine!! Definitely worth it,’ one person wrote.

‘I bought them to start my kid’s Advent calendar. One 18 and one 8. They were incredible value and provided some left of centre choices that I never would have thought of. The kids are going to love them,’ another said.

A third added: ‘Thank you for sharing this – just ordered for my daughter and myself. Will be so much fun!!’

How does the concept work and is it good value for money? 

A mystery box is a surprise box that is often offered in a specific theme or brand. The content of the box represents a certain value 

The content of the box will remain a surprise until delivery 

While the content of the mystery box remains a surprise, you can still have certain expectations depending on what the retailer sells  

Source: ‘The Mystery Box’

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk