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Frequently Asked Questions

 

I don't quite understand the difference between the two boxes. Can you explain it?

Sofa Spuds Book Club is a Book Box that has Young Adult books for Teens. This box is perfect for anyone who is aged 13-18. These are going to be amazing YA books that anyone can read. When I say anyone, this means the language will be mild (very few cuss words). There will be kissing, but it won't go beyond that (you can't have YA without some romance). And the violence won't get out of hand. 

Young @ Heart Book Club is for those who loved those Young Adult books in high school and never really grew out of them. Unlike SSBC, these books don't hold back with the language, sex, and violence. They definitely have much more mature content (but it's still YA). Many books also deal with heated topics in Politics, Social Justice, and Current Events. 


Take a look at the Past Boxes page to see examples of the books. 

How do I subscribe to the boxes?

You'll actually subscribe to the boxes on CRATEJOY. This website handles all the administrative things like figuring out the renewals, scheduling, skipping months, and cancellations. That's way too confusing and intricate for me to figure out how to code on a website!!


Once you've figured out which book club is right for you, Sofa Spuds Book Club for Teens or Young @ Heart Book Club for Adults, click the link to subscribe and it will take you the correct CRATEJOY page.


Still not sure which one? Compare them here!

When do the boxes ship?

The boxes ship the last week of the month so that they arrive the first week of the month you ordered.

You can order the box for that month up until the 10th to receive it (or until supplies run out). At that point we start preparing for the next month. 

That means if you ordered the January Box, we'll ship it the last week of December. After January 10th, if you order a box, you'll receive the February box. 

How do I skip a month?

You have to do this through CRATEJOY. You can follow these steps:

  1. Log into your account on CRATEJOY.

  2. Click on MY ORDERS.

  3. If you have more than one subscription, make sure you do this on the one you want to skip.

  4. On the side you'll see an option that says MANAGE SUBSCRIPTION. Click that.

  5. You'll see an option to SKIP SUBSCRIPTION. This will send us a message.

  6. Make sure you give us at least 48 hours before we ship the boxes (generally on the 25th of the month).

How do I Cancel my subscription?

You have to do this through CRATEJOY.  You can follow these steps:

  1. Log into your account on CRATEJOY.

  2. Click on MY ORDERS.

  3. If you have more than one subscription, make sure you do this on the one you want to cancel.

  4. On the side you'll see an option that says MANAGE SUBSCRIPTION. Click that.

  5. You'll see an option to CANCEL SUBSCRIPTION. 


NOTE: Cancelling only affects future renewals. Any boxes that have already been paid for at the time of cancellation will still be shipped. See Cancellation Policy if questions.​

I cancelled my subscription but I was still shipped a box. Why?

Cancelling only affect future renewals, so any boxes that have already been paid for at the time of cancellations with still be shipped.

If your subscription renewed and your payment was processed before you cancelled, you will still receive that box. Cancelling does not trigger a refund. Any shipment generated will be processed.

If you cancelled in the middle of a 3-month or 6-month plan, you will still receive all the boxes that you have paid for.

This is because these boxes are planned, curated, and purchased for months in advance. Purchasing of items for the January box often take place in August or September.

Can I switch which box type I want? The other club looks awesome next month!

Absolutely!

Sometimes the other group has a great book. Just keep in mind that if you normally read Sofa Spuds and you switch to Young @ Heart, these books are more mature. That means their might be content that younger readers might not be ready for. You also need to be an Adult (over 18) to join the book discussion at the end of the month.

Send an email to ms.couch@acouchreaders.com and I can take care of that for you.

I'm a business selling items that I think would be awesome for your boxes. How do I contact you?

Awesome! We're always looking for unique items that can relate back to the stories in the boxes. Especially if they are from Diverse, Womxn, or LGBTQ+ owned companies!!
Send an email to ms.couch@acouchreaders.com with a list of your wholesale pricing, products you offer, and production capabilities.

I'm a YouTube Channel/Blog/TikTokker etc. Will you send me a free box in exchange for a review?

Maybe...

Thank you so much for your interest in Sofa Spuds Book Club and Young @ Heart Book Club!

Please contact us at ms.couch@acouchreaders.com with the subject line Social Media Review. Tell us more about who you are, which club you are interested in, your stats, and links to your page. We'll take you into consideration.