Whiskerbox Subscription Review + Coupon – February 2017
Whiskerbox is a monthly subscription filled with artisanal products for your cat(s)!
Angus, you are SO VERY HELPFUL…
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.)
This review is of the Meow Size, $39.95 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Whiskerbox
The Cost: $29.95 for the “Mew” subscription (3-4 items not including apparel), $39.95 for the “Meow” subscription (4-6 items including apparel)
COUPON: Use code msa10 to save 10% off any subscription, for life!
The Products: Cat apparel, cat toys and treats, and other cat-related goodies.
Ships to: U.S. and Canada for free, International for $15
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There was an information card in the box listing the items. It also had my cats’ names!
Cat Couture “The Charmer” Bowtie + Collar Matching Set – Listed Value $35
There is always one wearable item in Whiskerbox. This one is more practical than the costumes in previous boxes in that it is actually a functional collar (the bowtie is removable, and there is a D-ring for hanging ID or a rabies tag). This seems to be quite well-made. If I had one criticism, it would be that the buckle is quite heavy for a cat collar (on the other hand, it won’t come off as easily as the common breakaway collars you often see for cats). I am not sure I agree completely with the value from the information card, but I typically can’t find Cat Couture items online.
Weruva B.F.F. Tuna & Duck Devour Me (3 oz) – Value $0.95
My cats love these little pouches of food, as you will see below. Even Angus got in on the action, and he is still kind of shy when the others are around. Sadly, Mr. Kitty had to pretend to watch from far away (he can’t see more than a foot or two in front of his face) because he can’t have tuna.
Omega Paw Meow Merlot (3 oz) – Value $3.84
We’ve been getting a lot of this brand lately. This variety has turkey and tart cherry. No one would eat them for photos for the review because they had just pigged out on the food pouch, but Madison did eat a few later on. He is a big fan of turkey so I’m not surprised he’s the cat who was most enthusiastic.
Furry Tails Tasty Bites Wine Glass Toy – Value $4.50
Furry Tails Tasty Bites Feather Heart Toy – Listed Value $8
These are handmade. There was branding information but it was on shiny plastic bags that didn’t photograph well. Like many other things around the house, Angus thinks they are AWESOME. His new thing is licking feathers but he will play with pretty much anything I give him. He did not manage to destroy these, either. (I couldn’t find the second toy in their Etsy shop so I’ve taken the value from the information card.)
1 Small Chocolate
No idea of a brand here but there is usually a little piece of chocolate or something in this box. Obviously, it is meant for the owner and not the cat(s)!
Purrgundy Cat Wine (1.6 oz) – Value $4.95
This is catnip water with some coloring in it (I think from beets, but I’ve already recycled the bottle so I can’t go check). Monkey thinks this stuff is wonderful. He’s liked all the cat wine we’ve received in other subscription boxes in the past, as well.
Gratuitous cat photo time:
Something tells me this is the one time I *might* get all my cats in the same picture.
Angus really likes feathers. Apparently, they make for good licking.
Monkey drank the cat wine. Angus splashed it everywhere with his paw.
Madison did not want to take part in any photo sessions. These were pretty much the only pictures I could get of him.
Monkey looking dapper in the collar/bowtie.
Monkey about to start something with Angus over the cat wine.
Monkey with cat wine staining the fur under his chin.
I’m still not really sure how I managed to get that on her.
Mr. Kitty in his favorite sunny window. His eyes look terrible in this photo but they are actually doing much better.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $57.24 for the February 2017 Whiskerbox. Although I do think the listed value for the collar/bowtie combo was somewhat high, I still feel like the value was comfortably over the cost of the box. Each item was popular with a different cat (Angus liked the toys, Monkey liked the cat wine, Madison liked the treats, everyone liked the food, etc.) so every cat got a little something out of the box. (Well, Mr. Kitty got to wear the collar. I’m not sure that thrilled him, but it didn’t leave lasting scars either!) This is always a fun one to unbox and the collar was a useful, practical item.
What do you think of February’s Whiskerbox? Do you subscribe to any cat boxes?