Student Velocity Review - February 2016 - Canadian Student Subscription Box + PROMO CODE

This box was provided complimentary for review and this post contains affiliate links.

** As of Dec 2016, Student Velocity ceased operations. **
What is it? Student Velocity 
How much? $20 to $30/month, plus $6 shipping (CDN$)
What's in it? 2-4 snacks and 3-5 lifestyle items 

Student Velocity  is Canadian subscription that sends care packages to Canadian students. Boxes will contain healthy study snacks, practical items, and fun gifts to help university and college students get through their academic terms

Each box is themed around a specific point in the academic year. Whether it's back-to-school, term paper madness, or stress eating finals the box is designed with students in mind! 
Student Velocity offers two box options. Gift subscriptions are available as well.

  • Hatchling: $20/month + $6 shipping - Includes minimum of 2 snacks and 3-4 lifestyle items 
  • Raptor: $30/month  + $6 shipping - Includes minimum of 3 snacks and 3-5 lifestyle items
You can skip or cancel any time, through your account page. Student Velocity also has a referral program. Subscribers will get a unique code for their friends to get 10% off a subscription. When three friends sign up using your code, your next box is free!

This is a review for the Hatchling box.

In honour of Valentine's Day, the February theme is "Share the Love". The box includes two of every snack so you can share with a special someone.

First look

Love Note Card & Stamp (~$1.50)
This month, Student Velocity wants you to share the love by sending a message to a friend or family member. The stamp is a nice touch, but it would have been great to receive more note cards.

Brookside Dark Chocolate in Goji & Rasperry and Acai & Blueberry (2 x 20g packs, $0.65)

U-Raaw Customized Energy Bars (2 x $2.50)
U-Raaw is a Canadian company that creates customized energy bars, trail mix, smoothie mix, and cereal. For the bars, select your size, base, protein, sweeteners, and add-ins like dried fruit and nuts. You will receive a box of custom made bars with your name right on the label! These ones were custom made for Student Velocity. The ingredients are listed  on the back of the label, but you could keep it a surprise and eat before looking! This is a great concept and a box of these  bars would make a fantastic and unique gift or party favour.

Poof Slinky Tetris Card Game ($8.99 retail, $5 sale)
Student Velocity says this card game (or any card game, really) is another great way to get out and enjoy the company of others.

Post-It Super Sticky Notes Rio de Janeiro Collection ($2.81)
The only thing Valentine-y about this is the colour, but Post-It's are great for study.

Bonus - Heart Chocolates
What's Valentine's Day without chocolate!?!

Bonus - Recipe for Microwave "No-bake Oatmeal Cookies
Perfect for students and those living in dorms. These cookies are easy to make since they are "cooked" in a microwave!

The February Student Velocity "Hatchling Box" included 7 items, plus some bonus chocolate hearts. The retail value of these items is only around $19, and that's being generous. The Hatchling Box is supposed to include 3-4 lifestyle items, plus at least two snacks. The lifestyle items this month are the Post-It's, Tetris Cards, and a single note card with stamp. It feels like something is missing. There is no "shining star" standout item like with previous Hatchling boxes (the JoCo mug in November and the Alpaca socks in December). While the theme for February is great, the box itself is a tad disappointing... and I hate to say it because all of my previous Student Velocity boxes have been absolutely fantastic.

Interested in trying Student Velocity for yourself or as a gift? You can save 10% off your order using promo code BOXADDICT10 at checkout. Code is valid for new subscribers only.

Click here to check out Student Velocity.

Disclaimer: Box information is correct as of posting date. As prices and terms are subject to change, please be sure to read the FAQ of this company before signing up.  


  1. Some nice items. I want to eat those snacks and chocolates.

  2. This box was their most disappointing box by far. Otherwise this is my favourite subscription box!


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