Bullymake Box Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 2016
Bullymake Box is a monthly subscription box for power chewers. You all have heard about (and seen) some of Nyx’s exploits with plush toys from dog subscription boxes so when I heard about this one, I had to sign up immediately. Nyx is definitely a power chewer! You pick your dog’s weight in 10-pound increments so this is a box for an 80-pound dog (Nyx weighs about 84 right now).
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The Subscription Box: Bullymake Box
The Cost: $40 a month (save with 3, 6, and 12 month subscriptions)
COUPON: Save $5 off your first box by joining their mailing list (it is a pop-up when I visit the site).
The Products: Toys and treats specifically tailored for heavy chewing dogs (no plushes). You can also choose a “toys only” box. Because of Nyx’s dietary issues, I went with the “toys only” box. You can also enter specific allergy information in a box on the checkout screen.
Ships to: USA (free!) and Canada for $8
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Because Bullymake Box is customized based on your dog’s size, not every item will be the same. But, the information card lists one or two of the items you will receive.
Jolly Tuff Tosser from Jolly Pets (L/XL) – Value $9.99
This seems pretty sturdy. There is an opening where you can put treats. I think I am going to fill it up with water and freeze it. Nyx loves ice and it will keep her busy for hours.
4BF Bumpy Ball Textured Ball (L/G) – Value $9?
These are made in Mexico and only seem to be available for sale on Spanish-language sites, so I got the value by converting the price in Mexican pesos to US dollars. Anyway, it is kind of fun to get a brand I don’t typically see on the US market. One of Nyx’s hobbies is trying to fit multiple balls in her mouth and, unlike tennis balls, this doesn’t have a coating she can pull off, so I count this one as a win.
Petsport Flossy Bone (medium) – Value $5.31
Nyx likes to chew on rope toys so she has only been able to play with this under supervision (a good idea for any new toy). It’s a bit too short to tug with her but she loves it. It is supposed to freshen breath and clean teeth and gums as well, and she needs that, but it is too soon to tell if that particular aspect is working.
Petstages Dogwood Chew Stick (medium) – Value $9.49
True story. I bought Nyx one of these a few months ago in a larger size. I gave it to her and (stupidly) left her alone for a few hours. I came back and she had EATEN about 80% of it. Well. I am pleased to report that it passed through her system in about a day and a half (as little tiny bits, which I guess she gnawed off) and did not cause any lasting damage (just some really weird stools). But, I learned my lesson and she only gets this for like five minutes at a time, WHILE I AM WATCHING her closely.
Nylabone Dura Chew (original, “souper”) – Value $6.29
Nyx is a big fan of Nylabone toys going way back. They are one of the better brands for standing up to heavy chewing (they don’t last forever, though). I don’t think she has had this particular type before, but it is size appropriate, which is great.
Nyx with the stick toy. She loves these things so much. She did NOT want to let it go.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $40 for the August 2016 Bullymake Box. That is right about even with the cost of the box. Most months, we come out a little ahead, but I’m still happy. Not every month of a variable subscription is going to have the same value, and we have yet to receive any repeats, which has to be difficult since we are getting the “toys only” option. The toys are size appropriate and I always get quick responses from customer service (try the chat feature on their site; if they are not available, they will email you back pretty quickly). I show pictures in lots of other dog box reviews of things Nyx has destroyed, and the toys from this box, on average, last quite a bit longer. So if you have a destructive dog, this is definitely one to check out.
What do you think of the August 2016 Bullymake Box? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?