My "extra" this month was another Origins product, the VitaZing Energy boosting moisturizer with Mangosteen. Birchbox has noted customer input and now primarily sends single foil packets as extras, which I don't mind at all. Sample value is $1.05. There were also some postcards included in the box featuring the 4 cities with Birchbox global offices, which was a nice touch. I wasn't even aware Birchbox had global offices!
I've got to give kudos to Birchbox overall, as their business plan seems well thought out and the quality of products sampled continues to be high. Considering some of the fly by night subscription services that have come and gone, Birchbox seems be navigating the waters quite well. I know some lament the small sample sizes, but at $10/month and with the point system that can be used in the Birchbox shop, I remain a happy customer!
Total box value = $38.85
Disclaimer: I subscribe to Birchbox for $10/month.