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The Cat Kit Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 2016

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The Cat Kit is a monthly subscription box that contains items for both you and your cat!

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This box was sent to us at no cost for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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The Subscription Box: The Cat Kit

The Cost: $39.95 a month

COUPON: Use code MSA10 to save 10% off your first box!

The Products: Unique and well-designed items for cats and the people who love cats, curated according to a monthly theme.

Ships to: US (free), Canada for $6.95, UK for $13.95

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There was a standard information card in the box listing the items.

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Natural Balance Platefulls Cat Food Pouch in Chicken and Pumpkin (3 oz) – Value $0.74

This was some sort of homogeneous chunks in gravy, but in general, I find Natural Balance to be a good brand, plus Sneaky and Madison ate this right up. (It kind of smelled. But that’s cat food for you.)

KitKat Bars (Halloween size, three) – Value $0.20 (?)

The only thing that has stopped me from eating these already is I have to look up how many calories are in them. But I am always happy to get chocolate and it is finally cool enough here that it didn’t melt (it helped that the mail carrier rolled up right as I got home to take Nyx out at noon). Regarding price, I am assuming the different varieties all cost the same and I am also assuming that one individually wrapped bar equals one serving,

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Black Cat Ceramic Mug – Value $5.50

We got a white one of these in a previous Cat Kit boxNow I have a full set! (Actually, two full sets, since I already had a pair of these.) These are nice mugs that stand up to the dishwasher (top rack) and have a large capacity.

Candy Corn Catnip Toy from Imperial Cat – Value $9.99

Madison, in particular, enjoyed this, but all the cats were interested enough to sniff, at least. (The price seems a little high to me; however, I found it for MORE than this at other sites. The link above is to eBay.)

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Gold Cat Ear Headband – Listed Value $5

Would you believe, I now have THREE cat ear headbands from subscription boxes? But they are all different, so there’s that. I am using the value from the information card because finding this particular one online is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Even with Google image searching. This would be fun to wear on Halloween if you don’t want to do a full costume.

Cat Bowtie from Sweet Pickles Designs – Value $7

Oh my goodness, I have so many cat bow ties from this company (thanks to PetPack). This one is pretty cute and also timely. I like that the Halloween-themed stuff came in early October instead of late in the month (like the boxes that send out Cinco de Mayo items at the end of May). My cats don’t wear collars, though, so I will be passing this along to someone else to enjoy. (I didn’t find this exact design on the Sweet Pickles Designs site, but all of their bowties of this style are priced the same.)

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Katy Kat Matte Lipstick in “Crimson Cat” from Cover Girl (full size!) – Value $8.99

In my opinion, you can never go wrong with red lipstick. I have like 30 of them. Or possibly more. This one reminded me, color-wise, of Urban Decay’s 714 “Mega Matte” formula, but was much more moisturizing and actually comfortable to wear.

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Here’s a swatch of the lipstick.

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And here is an amazing webcam selfie of me wearing the lipstick. (Sorry, my husband wasn’t home to take a picture of me.)

Kitty photos coming up!

You would not believe how much “help” I had opening the box…

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I offered the food to Monkey, Madison, and Sneaky.

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Madison and Sneaky finished it off in record time.

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Monkey liked the candy corn toy quite a bit.

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Sneaky investigates some of the items from the box.

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Close-up of Mr. Kitty!

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(He did NOT want me to put the headband anywhere near him, though.)

Verdict: I calculated a value of about $37.42 for the October 2016 The Cat Kit. That comes in very close to the cost of the box (just a little bit under). This box usually is a little over the month-to-month value, so I am not too concerned about the small difference this month. I think over time, you will be doing OK, value-wise. Plus, be sure to use our MSA10 coupon code and/or purchase a multi-month subscription, which would make this a better deal. In terms of the items, I thought the Halloween theme was fun (and the items with “Kat” or “Cat” in the name was a fun sub-theme) and I did like the curation. I am pretty much always guaranteed to be happy with a box that has chocolate, red lipstick, and cat-related items, though…

What do you think of October’s The Cat Kit? Do you subscribe to any cat boxes?

Written by Ragan Buckley

Ragan Buckley

Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She’s now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn’t give up beauty boxes entirely).
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

8 Comments

  1. Sneaky looks suspicious and kind of angry at the headband in that pic lol

  2. I actually think they had it about right with $1 for the 3 little candy bars. Candy has gotten ridiculously expensive. I’m glad we don’t have any kids on our block who do the Trick or Treat thing.

    • You can buy a bag of about 40 of those candy bars from the Walmart website for a little over $2.

      • They are $2.68 for 21 bars at my Walmart. Can you tell I check out the calories and servings? 🙂

  3. I will happily take the bow tie off your hands!! I’m on the swap page! [:

    • You know, I’ve never done swapping but I should probably start (have been off the waitlist since just about the beginning if I can remember my username and password). I would FLOOD the swap site with dog treats.

  4. yay a pic of you! and that pic of sneaky with the headband – perfect! (although I do like the headband!)

    • Sneaky with the headband is the best, LOL!

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