15 Monthly Subscriptions That Are Worth Every Penny, According to Redditors

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Redditors spill the beans on the 15 subscriptions they can't live without.
Updated Feb. 9, 2024
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Subscriptions can be fun to receive every month, especially if they're cheap and don’t put your financial fitness at risk.

However, some monthly subscriptions are better than others. Check out these subscriptions that folks on Reddit have praised.

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Spotify

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Music lovers can subscribe to Spotify and carry around their favorite songs on their phones and laptops or listen to them on a computer at home.

The service also includes podcasts, audiobooks, and more. The standard rate for ad-free music is $10.99 a month, but other packages are available.

One Reddit user writes: "I use Spotify while working 8-10 hours per day, 5 days a week. Easiest money I've ever spent avoiding commercials while listening to whatever I want."

Audible

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If you prefer listening to books instead of reading them, an Audible subscription might be the right option for you.

Audible Plus lets you access audiobooks and more for $7.95 a month. With Audible Premium Plus, you can select and keep one title each month. The cost is $14.95 a month.

BarkBox

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Don't forget about your furry friends. Head to the BarkBox website and sign up for a monthly box filled with treats, toys, and more for your dogs.

You can even add an extra toy in your box or get a specialized box for the type of dog you have, such as tough toys for a super chewer.

The cost is $20 a month for 12 months, $25 a month for six months or $35 for one month.

One Reddit user writes: "The toys are high quality as are the treats. The same toys at Target are $10-12 each and I estimate the treats at $6-8 a bag. So at least a $10 savings and we never run out of treats or new toys for the dogs."

Get a protection plan on all your appliances

Did you know if your air conditioner stops working, your homeowner’s insurance won’t cover it? Same with plumbing, electrical issues, appliances, and more.

Whether or not you’re a new homeowner, a home warranty from Choice Home Warranty could pick up the slack where insurance falls short and protect you against surprise expenses. If a covered system in your home breaks, you can call their hotline 24/7 to get it repaired.

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Stitch Fix

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Stitch Fix is ideal for those who love clothing. Take a style quiz, and Stitch Fix will do the rest with a box of clothes that fit your style.

Technically, this is not a subscription, according to Stitch Fix. Instead, you schedule a “fix” when you need it.

Hungry Harvest

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A Hungry Harvest subscription box "rescues" fruits and vegetables that otherwise would have gone to waste and delivers them to your door instead.

Delivery is limited to cities on the East Coast, so check Hungry Harvest's website to see if your area qualifies.

One Reddit user writes: "I love it because I get things I would never otherwise buy and I've tried a lot of new recipes. Packaging is always recyclable & unlike most subscriptions I don't end up with any useless clutter."

Kindle Unlimited

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Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited gives you access to plenty of books on its website.

A monthly subscription costs $11.99 and lets you read thousands of titles on the retailer’s website. It’s a great option if you are trying to cut the cost of your reading habit by avoiding buying books.

Circle K Sip & Save

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Circle K's Sip & Save monthly subscription allows you to get one drink a day in any size cup for a monthly subscription cost of $9.99.

This is an excellent option if you like to drink coffee, tea, soda, and more.

One Reddit user writes: "I get my thermos full of coffee every morning. They have all the stuff I need for said coffee. It's brewed fresh into your cup, container."

iCloud+ storage

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iPhones make up around 60% of the U.S. smartphone market, according to Exploding Topics. Owners use them to store photos, files, and more.

If you save a lot, consider getting a monthly subscription to ICloud+ for more iPhone storage. You can pay from 99 cents a month to $9.99 a month, depending on how much storage you need.

HelloFresh and Blue Apron

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Meal prep subscriptions such as HelloFresh and Blue Apron send you ingredients with recipes so you can prepare fresh meals at home.

For example, HelloFresh lets you choose from different options for two or four people and select how many meals you want to receive each week.

One Reddit user writes: "HelloFresh, for learning to be a home cook. It gave me lots of recipes I now use regularly, timing, and portion control."

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ButcherBox

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Home cooks who enjoy trying out different cuts of meat and seafood should consider a subscription to ButcherBox..

Monthly price options vary depending on how much beef, chicken, pork, or seafood you would like to eat.

Allure Beauty Box

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There are plenty of beauty boxes out there, but some Reddit users recommend Allure Beauty Box over other options.

The box includes beauty items like makeup, skincare, nail polish, and more. Choose from a monthly, quarterly, or annual plan. The monthly plan is $20, but the other plans offer bigger per-box savings.

One Reddit user writes: "I only like Allure! I believe I tried every single one."

Postmark’d Studio

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Get in the habit of sending cards to friends and family with a monthly subscription from Postmark’d Studio.

You can choose from four levels depending on how many cards you want to receive each month. The lowest-priced plan is $20 a month.

Bean Box

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Coffee lovers may want to try a subscription to help them perk up each month.

The Bean Box monthly subscription lets you choose from whole bean or freshly ground coffee in your favorite coffee strength and flavors. Prices vary depending on the plan you choose.

Car wash subscriptions

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Some people find that their car needs more than just one visit every few months to a car wash.

If that describes you, consider a monthly subscription at your local independent car wash.

One Reddit user writes: “Hesitated at first, but it has been surprisingly nice. Unlimited washes for $25/month. Brand new shine every Friday makes me enjoy my car way more.”

Sports streaming subscriptions

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If you are a sports nut, look into getting a subscription to a sports streaming service. For example, NFL RedZone or MLB.TV allow you to enjoy endless amounts of sports content.

Bottom line

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Subscription boxes are a great option to try new things or get a discount on products you use each month.

Just make sure you can afford the cost of subscription boxes in your monthly budget. If so, look for subscriptions that you can pause from month to month to keep more cash in your wallet.

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