Whiskerbox Subscription Review + Coupon – November 2017
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This review is of the Meow Size, $49.95 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Whiskerbox
The Cost: $24.95 for the “Mew” subscription (3-4 items not including apparel), $49.95 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 – even Angus!
The Kittylicious Bowtie and Collar Matching Set – Listed Value $35
This subscription box alternates between/among cat hats, cat costumes, and bowtie/collar sets. I can’t always get the costumes or hats on every cat, but the collars will usually work for all (see photos below). The buckle is a little heavy here. Anyway, I think I’m going to remove the bowtie (you can slide it on and off) and add a bell and make this Monkey’s collar (the bell being a warning to other cats that he is coming, as he’s been harassing some of the others lately).
True Raw Choice 100% Natural Rabbit Ear – Listed Value $2
This is a Canadian product that does not appear to be available in single unit packs, and I’m not sure what portion of the whole package one ear constitutes, so I’ve used the value from the information card. I was kind of grossed out by this at first (I used to have a pet Dutch bunny) but I reasoned that I probably touch actual rabbit meat every day (Mr. Kitty eats a mixture of rabbit, lamb, and duck and I have to puree his food with water, which gets it pretty much everywhere). Anyway, all the cats (Nyx, too…) were interested but I most enjoyed seeing Mr. Kitty licking this. A lot. He has had a lot of problems with his eye lately and I am just happy to see him having a bit of fun.
Weruva Truluxe Glam ‘n Punk (6 oz) – Estimated Value $2.71 (buy a case of 24 for $65)
This is premium cat food with lamb and duck. I am not even batting an eye at the per-can price because Mr. Kitty’s food is actually MORE expensive. This did have a little tuna in it, so Mr. Kitty couldn’t eat it, but the other four cats all enjoyed it (See below).
Steak Catnip Toy from Housecat Club – Retail Value $6
This is a small, felt catnip toy from an Etsy seller (link in the product name). We have received items from this maker in several cat subscription boxes and they are always good quality. Angus has had quite a bit of fun with this already (naturally, after the camera was OFF). Whiskerbox toys are some of Angus’s favorites.
CatIQ Hide and Seek Toy – Listed Value $20
First off, there are pictures of this below, with cats, if you want to see what it looks like unfolded. I couldn’t find this for sale online so I’ve taken the value from the information card. This is a container with holes and you can put toys in the holes for your cats to bat around. It came with a few, though feel free to add others you may have around, as well. Monkey thought this was pretty awesome.
There’s always one little candy in the box, just a fun little extra.
I can’t believe it, all four of these guys together around the same plate!
This was the best bowtie picture I could get for Angus.
Angus and Monkey inspect the “hide and seek” toy.
Seriously, no one wanted to look at the camera with the bowtie on.
Madison inspects the rabbit ear.
Finally, a good bowtie picture!
Monkey plays with the “hide and seek” toy. This was his favorite thing for the box and he kept right on playing with it after pictures. He got the ball out of there within minutes.
Sneaky tries to stick her head in the “hide and seek” toy.
The only way I could get a bowtie picture of Sneaky is to tempt her with the rabbit ear. She is standing on her hind legs here.
Mr. Kitty is on some medication that makes him a bit sluggish at the moment so he was sleeping when I put the bowtie on him. (I know he has eye discharge. He is on five different types of eye drops right now and he goes back to the veterinary ophthalmologist in a few days.)
Despite his issues, Mr. Kitty really, really liked the rabbit ear. He licked and licked and licked it and I took about four dozen pictures until I finally got one that showed his tongue.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $65.71 for the November 2017 Whiskerbox. I had to take most of the values from the information card but, on the other hand, there were a lot of items from small producers (like the steak toy) or from other countries that are hard to get in the US (like the rabbit ear) or that are exclusive to the box (like the collar and bowtie set), so I still feel like this is a good deal. I was particularly happy to see Mr. Kitty’s reaction to the rabbit ear and Monkey’s reaction to the “hide and seek” toy as those are my two oldest cats (13 and 11 or 12, respectively) and they spend a lot of time sleeping these days. If you like to dress up your cats (I obviously do) and want some kinds of items that don’t appear in the other cat subscriptions, this could be a great subscription to consider.
To Wrap Up:
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Coupon – Use code msa10 to save 10% off any subscription, for life!
Value Breakdown: At $49.95 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- The Kittylicious Bowtie and Collar Matching Set: $26.61
- True Raw Choice 100% Natural Rabbit Ear: $1.52
- Weruva Truluxe Glam ‘n Punk: $2.06
- Steak Catnip Toy from Housecat Club: $4.56
- CatIQ Hide and Seek Toy: $15.20