Can I extend my subscription term in order to receive savings per box?

Yes. You can extend your subscription by logging into your account and going to the Subscriptions tab, then clicking on “Change subscription.” Differences in pricing will be calculated at checkout. Be sure to update your plan before the 20th of the month for your new term to take effect the next month. If you upgrade after the 20th, your new subscription will begin the month after the next. 

When do boxes ship?

New subscriptions and one-off boxes and binders are typically processed and delivered within 2 weeks. If you choose to start your subscription in a future month, your first box will arrive in the first half of that month. Hawaii, Alaska and Military customers may experience longer transit times. A shipping confirmation email with tracking information will be sent to the recipient’s parent when a box ships out.

How much is shipping?

We offer free shipping for new subscribers of our Happy Cooking Kits within the US including APO and FPO addresses. Special Edition boxes, past kits and Binders from our Store costs $3.95 per item.

How does it work for siblings?

We have a few options to accommodate siblings:

  • Share a Subscription: Cooking and learning provide wonderful opportunities to work together as a team.
  • Sibling Add-On: We will send an extra set of tools, games, and gifts with each box for $10/month. Please note that kids will share one set of recipe/activity pages and one cookbook or guidebook binder with this option.
  • Order an Additional Subscription: Each child can delight in receiving his or her own box each month! Simply add two subscriptions to your cart before checking out. This option will allow each child to build his or her own cookbook.

How do I get my bonus magazine subscription?

We are excited to have such a great partnership with the top food and family magazines: All Recipes, Real Simple and Parents. See below for more information on each magazine and how the offer works.

For a limited time take advantage of this special offer. Included with your purchase of a Kidstir subscription (single kit purchases do not apply) is a two-year subscription toAll Recipes, Real Simple and Parents magazine. The issues are delivered straight to your door. Rest assured, you will never receive a bill for this magazine subscription.

If you are already a current subscriber to one of these magazines your subscriptions will be extended for one-year. If you have questions about your subscription or would like to cancel at any time, please contact customer service at: [email protected]

How do I sign up for my bonus magazine subscription?

If you are joining or gifting a Kidstir subscription for the first time you will have the option to sign up for one of these great magazines at check out. Magazines are sent to the shipping address for the subscription.

If you do not wish to receive your two-year subscription toAll Recipes, Real Simple or Parents (valued at $8.00) as part of your Kidstir membership, please print out this form, on the second page, fill in the fields and mail to:

Meredith/Kidstir Refund
PO Box 37815, Boone, IA 50037-0373

What are the advantages of signing up for a subscription instead of buying one-off boxes?

Besides the ongoing excitement and anticipation of fun monthly boxes delivered to your door each month, there are other benefits to signing up for our subscription service:

  • When you sign up for an ongoing subscription, you’ll receive a discounted rate over the price of a one-off boxes!
  • In addition, active subscribers get additional benefits such as access to exclusive discount events, the ability to earn promotional credits, and early access to product launches.

Can I choose the month in which I want my subscription to begin?