I am a huge fan of buying local. I shop at the farmer’s market when I can get there, we used to buy a share of a steer from a (as local as you can get to Washington, DC) farm, and I’d much rather eat at a local restaurant or brewpub than a chain. So, when The District Club reached out to me about reviewing their service, I was totally on board.
What’s The District Club?
The District Club is a subscription-based service that will allow members in D.C., Maryland and Virginia to sample a variety of treats from local, small businesses.
I love this idea in theory. I never know what new things have come out locally, unless it’s beer related. (What? My husband isn’t called Beer Geek for nothing.) And I’m often looking for ideas for gifts from the local area. So, being able to support two small local businesses (The District Club and the small company they choose that month), as well as find some hidden gems from the Washington DC area sounded awesome.
But how does it work in practice? Well, you sign up for a monthly, 3 month, or 6 month subscription and each month a small box of goodies shows up in the mail. That’s it. Boom!
What did I get from The District Club?
I loved the idea of The District Club, but I’m sure you are wondering what I got and if I liked it. Admittedly, I have a sample size of 1, but I LOVED this month’s shipment. I got sent a 6 sampler of bars from Kate Bakes Bars.
They are a no preservative, gluten free, vegan protein bar made in small batches in the DC area. OMG! These were so tasty! I say “were” because I gobbled them right down. I can’t decide if the Chocolate Coffee was better or the Banana Cinnamon Oatmeal was my favorite. Or maybe the French Toast. OK, they were all amazing and I want more.
Is The District Club worth the money?
The District Club costs $29/month if you do it on a single monthly basis. This is a tad on the pricey side, but if I had bought the bars straight from Kate, I only would have saved a couple of dollars. And I never would have even known about her bars to buy them! The 3 month and 6 month subscriptions are cheaper ($26 and $23 respectively), so I think those are actually a good deal. Add in the feel good you get from supporting small, local businesses and it’s absolutely worth it.
Want to give The District Club a try?
I’m giving away one monthly box, preferably to a Washington DC, Maryland or Virginia resident. I’m not going to officially limit it, but please be aware that if you live outside these locations, there will be a $7 shipping charge. Enter below!
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Not willing to wait to see if you won? Use code RUN10 to get 10% off any subscription (single month, 3 month or 6 month). Code expires 3/31/2016.
Disclaimer: I am being compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.