Purr Packs Cat Subscription Review + Coupon – November 2016
Purr Packs is a monthly subscription box for cats. You can choose from several different subscription tiers, with customization offered for higher tiers (for example, you can exclude certain protein sources in treats).
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Multi-Cat Mega Pack, $39.99 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Purr Packs
The Cost: $16.99 for the Slim Pack (contains 4-5 toys), $24.99 for the Teaser Pack (contains 5-7 items), $29.99 for the Fun & Love Pack (contains 7-9 items), and $39.99 for the Multi-Cat Mega-Pack (contains 9+ items).
COUPON: Save 20% off your first box with code MSA20
The Products: Toys, made-in-the-USA treats, and other cat goodies, including many exclusive items.
Ships to: US, Canada, UK
Good to know: There are now shipping charges of $4.95 in the US. Subscribers at the time of this change (like me) are grandfathered into the free shipping plan. Also note that subscribing nets you 10% savings versus buying a single box (coupon codes will still work on top of that discount, as well). You can now decide how many shipments you want in a year and choose the arrival date.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Instead of a traditional information card, this month there was a card with a URL where you can find out more about the items in the box.
Booda Double Treat Ball – Value $6.22
It is nice to keep your cat’s mind occupied and that’s what this is supposed to help with. Of my four cats, only Madison has ever been able to figure these things out. The others just sit and watch him and steal the treats from him afterward. But, it is fun to watch and I save a few treats for Madison.
Pet Buddies Fur Static Hair Square – Value $5.99
This is supposed to pick up cat hair with static electricity. We tried it on Monkey and it got a few hairs out, but Monkey is the world’s worst groomer and really the only thing that will help him is a lion cut. This worked a little better on Madison.
Litter Pal Quick Bags – Value $8?
You deposit whatever you scoop from the litter box into these bags. They have handy tabs for tying up and tossing. I would have to use like four bags every time I scooped (side effect of Mr. Kitty’s prednisone is increased urine output…). But it is a nice idea. (The bags are made of corn starch and are biodegradable.)
I don’t know how to assign a value to these because you can’t seem to buy them anywhere. They had a Kickstarter but shut it down in October. So the value is an estimate based on the fact that the bags are biodegradable and that you get the little cardboard part to use as a temporary trash can/litter box scoop holder.
Here is the unfolded, assembled box with a bag inserted.
Large Corrugated Cardboard Scratch Pad – Value S10?
We receive one of these in almost every Purr Packs. (I am not sure if these come in the smaller package options.) These are quite popular with my cats and we have so many, we now retire the rattiest looking one whenever a new one comes along.
Savvy Tabby Hairy Hoots – Value $5.10
I guess from “hoots” in the name, this is an owl? It’s kind of hard to tell. My kitties liked the texture.
Go Cat Go Jute Duck – Value $3.50?
Monkey liked this. He has a thing for jute, canvas, etc. I can’t find this online so the value is an estimate.
Zanies Hypno Mouse – Value $0.37
You’ll usually get a few small items like this (catnip mice, mylar balls, or something similar). I guess they are sort of like filler, but they often prove to be some of the most popular items in the box.
Cosmic Catnip Chicken Leg – Value $4.29
As soon as I opened the box, Monkey hopped in and started licking this. I guess he liked it!
Spot Coloful Springs (thin, 10 pack) – Value $5.25
Another Monkey favorite. He really had a lot of fun with the contents of this box. He batted these all over the dining room (I think the wood floor helped). I would recommend taking these away when you can’t supervise your cat, though.
Wild Instincts Orange Atlas Moth – Value $6.99
I think these toys are neat. We got a dragonfly from somewhere last month, from the same product line. The wings are kind of crinkly and there are several different textures going on. Also, they are just the right size for Sneaky to wrestle with.
N-Bone Cat Chew Sticks (chicken flavor, 3.74 oz) – Value $4.79
It is rare, but sometimes my cats just do not like a subscription box item. This is one of those cases. These are made from wheat gluten and corn gluten and soy flour and some other things that cats really shouldn’t eat, and none of my cats showed much interest in these. Well, you can’t win them all.
Fruitables Wildly Natural Cat Treats (tuna, 2.5 oz) – Value $1.99
These, on the other hand, were a hit. I think “fruitables” is a weird name for a cat treat (my cats have never shown the least bit of interest in fruit unless it is like pie filling covered in butter). But the tuna flavor seems to have won them over.
Archie McPhee Cat Wrapping Paper (2 sheets) – Value $4
You’ll usually get one human-oriented item in Purr Packs. This month it was this awesome cat wrapping paper. Maybe I should give this to my husband and tell him to use it on my holiday gifts. I like it a lot but it feels strange to wrap presents for myself.
Gratuitous cat photo time…
Madison sniffs one of the treat sticks. Basement Cat is skeptical.
Skepticism seems to have been his reaction to the moth toy, as well.
Monkey with the scratch pad.
Monkey sniffing a treat stick. He’s like “what is this thing?”
Monkey sticking his head in the treat bag.
My husband attempts to remove Monkey hair with the hair square. It was kind of successful.
Monkey and Sneaky investigating the springs. Monkey, especially, loved these, but action shots are difficult!
Sneaky is skeptical of the treat stick. I am beginning to see a trend here.
Sneaky did bite the treat stick. Once. She will bite anything once.
She was quite happy to eat the other treats, though, and make funny faces while doing so.
And Sneaky bites the hair square. (Sneaky LOVES to bite silicone things. She used to steal silicone trivets and a silicone door stopper and chew on them…)
I have a “helper” for the unboxing. Look at those wide open eyes, too!
Mr. Kitty really wanted these treats. Alas, he has IBD and can’t actually eat them.
Mr. Kitty wasn’t particularly interested in the treat sticks, either, and he is on prednisone (which increases appetite).
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $66.49 for the November 2016 Purr Packs box. Granted, some of the values were estimates so I could be off by a little bit. Even so, that is way above the cost of the box (super impressive, since cat subscription boxes usually have low values). Although the chew sticks were not well-loved, pretty much everything else was a hit. This is consistently one of my favorite cat subscriptions.
What did you think of the November 2016 Purr Packs box? Do you subscribe to any cat boxes?