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Purr Packs Cat Subscription Review + Coupon – April 2017

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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).

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This review is of the Multi-Cat Mega Pack, $39.99 a month, box.

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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: U.S. for $4.95, Canada, and U.K. for an additional charge

Good to know: There are now shipping charges of $4.95 in the U.S. 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.

Check out all our Purr Packs reviews and the Cats Subscription Box Directory for more great boxes for your cat(s)!

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Instead of a traditional information card, there was a card with an URL where you can find out more about the items in the box. (This page is not super up-to-date, though.)

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Money Sack with Bell and “50 lbs” Catnip Sack – Value $3.11

These are small catnip toys with a burlap/canvas type of outer material. Monkey really likes toys with this texture. I think my husband has already hidden the one with the bell as these are always the ones Angus finds in the middle of the night.

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Turbo Worm (?) by Coastal Pet Products – Value $3.99

You pull the tail of this thing and it vibrates. I was a bit surprised, but the cats found it interesting rather than being frightened by it. They didn’t toss it around but they sure did like watching it.

KONG Puzzlements Escape Rabbit + Hat – Value $6.49

I didn’t realize it until much later, but you can actually take the rabbit all the way out of the hat, so this is like two toys in one. (On the other hand, if I can’t figure it out, I doubt my cats can either.) This looks quite large but is actually floppy and lightweight since the rabbit has to crush up to fit in the hat. Angus liked this.

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Hartz Mini Mice Trio – Value $4.87

These are just three small catnip mice but those are honestly some of the best-received toys around here. (I’m sure this is hard to believe but when Madison was a kitten, he played fetch with similar toys.) Angus has already taken one downstairs. (We keep cat toys mostly in the bedroom so Nyx doesn’t get ahold of them.)

Go!CatGo! Fish with Jute Tail – Value $6?

I can’t find this for sale online but it is made from eco-friendly materials so I priced it a little on the high side. I’m sort of sad I can’t find this for sale because it was one of the more popular toys from this month. Monkey and Mr. Kitty liked the texture of the tail quite a lot.

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Mouse Pad – Value $5?

I can’t find this exact design online so I priced it similarly to other mass-produced mouse pads. I have a laptop at home but I like to put a mouse pad under my steel block when I am hammering wire and copper blanks and such when I make jewelry, so this will be good for that.

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OurPets Spring Time Interactive Toy – Value $3.37

This has a suction cup you can attach to a glass surface. Angus thought this was amazing. I even got a picture of him biting it (see below).

OurPets Bunny Backyard Friend – Value $3.99

This is another small toy.  It makes sounds that are pretty much the same as those from the bird toys from the same line. This got a few curious stares from the kitties. I am sure Angus will discover it in the middle of the night soon enough.

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Have Paws Jerky Chips in Cheeky Chicken (2 oz) – Value $4.99

These are made in the USA and this brand is pretty new to me (I did see it in Pupjoy last month, as well). Angus ate one of these in his usual way (that is, biting it into small pieces and taking forever). Sneaky was a little less interested.  (She seems to prefer the non-natural, non-organic styles of treats. But she also eats carpet fibers and licks plastic so I’m not sure she is the best judge of taste.)

My Little Lion Totally Tuna Recipe (2.65 oz) – Value $3.49 (get a 5.29 oz. bag for $6.97)

These were universally popular. This brand always is. They are small, semi-moist treats and my cats absolutely adore them. Even Monkey ate one.

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Savvy Tabby Knit Rattle Ball – Value $0.31 (get a tub of 45 for $13.98)

This was another Angus favorite. He batted it all over the dining room and had all kinds of fun chasing it. Monkey generally likes toys like this, too.

Yeowww! Stinkies Sardine – Value $3.10 (get a 3-pack for $9.29)

This was Sneaky’s and Madison’s favorite thing this month. Both of them rubbed themselves all over it. Monkey and Angus like Yeowww! toys too, and sometimes even Mr. Kitty will rub all over them.  This was also small so Madison could roll around with it.

I took a boatload of cat pictures this month:

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Angus thought this thing was awesome. (The curio cabinet is empty because we have to move it out of the room so we can get the dining room painted.)

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Another shot with the spring toy.

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You have to get at least one shot of a cat in the box with Purr Packs since the box is large.

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Angus tries a treat.

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Angus also liked the jute tail on the fish toy.  (I don’t think Mr. Kitty realizes Angus is next to him…)

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Down the hatch!

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It is so difficult photographing black cats. I promise he really does have a face!

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Madison really liked the sardine toy.

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He rolled all over the bed with it. I didn’t even have to pose him. He was having fun!

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Sneaky doing what she does best – eating!

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Sneaky doing what she does second best – glaring at me!

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Sneaky really liked this sardine toy, too.

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Monkey liked the jute tail on the fish toy.

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Monkey tries a treat.

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Monkey REALLY liked the jute tail on the fish toy.

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Monkey explains to Monkey Jr. (aka Angus) how to be bad. (Seriously, they have the same personality.)

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Mr. Kitty is like, “come on, let me at it already!” (Yes, he has a bug-eye and yes, he sees a specialist for it. He is blind in the bug-eye and has limited vision in the other eye but he still gets around pretty well.)

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Mr. Kitty with the worm toy. I think he kind of liked this because it had sound and vibrations.

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Poor guy. He really wants these treats but he can’t have them.

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Mr. Kitty inspects the sardine toy.

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Man, everyone liked the tail on the jute toy.

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I like how you can see his tooth here. He doesn’t have so many teeth left (he eats wet food pureed with water four times a day).

Verdict: I calculated a value of about $49 for the April 2017 Purr Packs box. That’s a great value for a cat box compared to the subscription price. I kind of miss the scratch pads (we haven’t received one for several months), although there were a couple of huge hits among the toys in the box this month and I got some of the best cat pictures I’ve taken for a long time (easy to do when the cats are clearly having fun).

What did you think of the April 2017 Purr Packs box? 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.

7 Comments

  1. I love how in one photo you’re saying Sneaky eats a lot then the next she’s glaring at you, it’s like she’s mad about the comment lol I love these reviews <3

  2. My cats love the Yeowww toys. Those are always very popular over here. I wish Purr Packs would start sending the cardboard scratchers again though.

  3. Great photos. The rule in my house is no cat toys with noisemakers because as you said they always find the toy with the bell, or those foil pompoms in the middle of the night!

    To me, the fish tail looks like it’s made of raffia, not jute. I don’t know if that will help your search…

    • Sometimes it is hard to read the labels on these things — tiny print with everything crammed into one place. It is possible the main body of the fish is jute rather than the tail.

      • Ragan, that fish wasn’t a hit in my house, beyond the initial sniffing that occurs with everything that enters. If you want it, I’d be happy to pop it in the mail to you – I can list it for swap (but no swap needed) so we have a way to communicate. Let me know if you’re interested.

        • Thanks for the offer, but as you might imagine from me reviewing 6 or 8 cat boxes a month, we have probably 1000 cat toys at home right now. So although my guys do love it, I really shouldn’t be bringing more into the house right now.

  4. My cats and I have been a huge fan of this box, but I’m really feeling like the quality/value has fallen off, especially with the lack of the scratch pads, and the reduction in size when they did last send one. I emailed them a couple times before getting a (frustrating) response that they were suffering “growing pains” after being on the Today show. I’m skipping a couple of months to see if they can get back on track or not, as I’m just feeling like the value has dropped too much. They used to have amazing customer service, but that too has fallen off, when it takes multiple messages before getting a (dismissive) response.

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