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KitNipBox Cat Subscription Review + Coupon – January 2018

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Kitnipbox January 2018 Boxclosed

KitNipBox is a monthly subscription box just for cats. Each month, expect a themed selection of toys and treats for your kitty! None of the food products in the box are made in China, though some of the toys may be. All KitNipBox toys are thoroughly assessed for quality and safety by the KitNipBox team.

Kitnipbox January 2018 Inside box

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This review is of the Multi-Cat, $29.99 a month, box.

Kitnipbox January 2018 Review

About KitNipBox

The Subscription Box: KitNipBox

The Cost: $19.99 a month for the “Happy Cat” box and $29.99 a month for the “Multi-Cat” box. 

COUPON: Save 15% off your first box with code SUBSCRIPTIONADDICTION15

The Products: Toys, treats, and occasional health or hygiene items for cats.

Good to know: There is a “no treat” option for cats with allergies and food sensitivities!

Ships to: U.S. (free), Canada, and the U.K. (for countries not mentioned, contact KitNip Box for options)

KitNipBox “Wild West” January 2018 Review

KitNipBox has monthly themes. Around holidays, they are holiday themes, but you can never predict what it’ll be at other times:

Kitnipbox January 2018 Booklet front

Kitnipbox January 2018 Booklet back

The information card included a list of items in the box. They included values and I have used a lot of these below because KitNipBox toys can be hard to find for sale online. This month had a Wild West theme.

LEAP Rodeo Horse

LEAP Rodeo Horse – Listed Value $6

This is a medium-to-large catnip plush toy. The tail was definitely a point of interest for several cats. I suspect this will be most loved by Angus over the coming weeks. It seems to be pretty well-made and the catnip must’ve been noticeable based on the amount of sniffing the kitties did.

Paws ‘n Purrs Lucky Horse Shoe

Paws ‘n Purrs Lucky Horse Shoe – Listed Value $5

This is another catnip plush but it is very small and flexible and lightweight, with a different outer fabric texture than the horse. I do like getting a variety of textures of toys because that really seems to matter to my cats. Small toys are generally appreciated by multiple cats.

Best Pet Field Mouse

Best Pet Field Mouse – Listed Value $4

We received a Halloween version of this from a cat subscription box a few months ago and Angus thought it was awesome enough to repeatedly bring downstairs into the living room in the middle of the night. This one has a bit of a different fabric texture to it – it’s sort of rough fabric (but great for gripping with claws). This is a mouse toy with a (thick) string tail and a ball on the end.

All for Paws Reward Bag

All for Paws Reward Bag – Listed Value $4

This is another catnip plush with almost a burlap texture to it (and a ribbon tying it shut; ribbons are great if you’re a cat). It is not as heavy as the horse but is a bit bigger/heavier than the mouse toy. (Many sizes and weights and textures of toys keep cats interested.) Mr. Kitty gave this a good sniff; I don’t really expect more out of him. Angus will discover this later and have a ball.

All for Paws Wanted Poster

All for Paws Wanted Poster – Listed Value $5

This is probably the most interesting texture of all the toys. I am not sure what it’s made from. It might be some kind of leather or hide? Sneaky was interested and she will totally chew on leather things. It’s a bit stiff and harder for the cats to grip than some of the other toys, but I also think there’s a possibility of it getting broken in with play over time.

Cactus Wand

Cactus Wand – Listed Value $7

Pretty much every month, KitNipBox sends a dangly toy on a stick. This month it is this plush catnip cactus. Dangly toys on sticks are big fun for Sneaky and Angus. They didn’t do much photo-worthy when I was taking these pictures, but both of them really attacked the cactus later on in the day.

Purebites Freeze Dried Turkey Treats

Purebites Freeze Dried Turkey Treats (0.49 oz) – Retail Value $3.49 (found here for $2.29)

My cats are sometimes iffy on freeze-dried meat but these were a hit with Sneaky, Angus, and Madison. (Mr. Kitty can’t have them and Monkey is not food-motivated.) These are single-ingredient treats (100% turkey breast) and made in the USA. I am a fan of this brand and buy their duck for Mr. Kitty all the time.

Gratuitous cat photos below. (Note: I caught them during afternoon “sleepy time” so there wasn’t a lot of playing going on. Angus is under 2 years of age but the rest of them are 9 or older and not super active these days.)

Angus liked pretty much everything but the only photos that really came out were the ones of him with treats.

Madison was pretty much in it only for the treats, as well.

I could have shown you photos of Monkey doing this with EVERY toy from the box but I settled for just two.

Sneaky bites a stick!

And OF COURSE Sneaky liked the treats.

Mr. Kitty is out of the cone (yay!) but he didn’t really want to play and he couldn’t have the treats. He was in my closet on a pile of laundry for this photo. I posed him with the money bag because he has cost us about $3000 in the past two months.

Verdict: I calculated a value of $34.49 for the January KitNipBox. That’s more than a couple of dollars over the cost of the subscription on a month-to-month basis. What I really liked about this box was that even though most of the toys were catnip plushes, they were all a little different in terms of size, weight, and materials, so there were lots of different textures for my cats to experience, and different types of play possible. Also, the treats were pretty popular.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Your first KitNipBox will ship right after your payment processes, so you should still be able to get January’s box if you sign up now.

Coupon – Save 15% off your first box with code SUBSCRIPTIONADDICTION15

Value Breakdown: At $29.99 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Plush Horse $5.22
  • Horseshoe $4.35
  • Mouse Toy $3.48
  • Reward Bag $3.48
  • Wanted Poster $4.35
  • Wand $6.09
  • Treats $3.03

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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.

6 Comments

  1. Mr Kitty looks great! It’s wonderful to see him again. I hope he feels better soon.

  2. The love and dedication you have for your babies is so admirable. Many people love their furbabies but wouldn’t shell out that type of money and it so nice to read your reviews knowing that you love them that much. My furbaby is the only baby I ever had and I would move heaven and earth for him too.

  3. I feel your pain with Mr. Kitty as one of my fur babies had intestinal lymphoma for several years. He really is looking good these days.

    • Mr. Kitty has had inflammatory bowel disease for over five years now. His medication isn’t so expensive, although his food is (it is hard to find something he will eat that won’t set off his IBD), plus I have to puree it with water since he has bad teeth (which we don’t do anything about because of all his other issues). Also I have to feed him six times a day, including once at 3AM, and now he is waking me up at 2 and demanding food then! I got no sleep last night.

      But most of the money spent on him lately has been because of the eye removal (and going to the emergency vet the day the eye ruptured, and a bacterial culture to make sure he was on the right antibiotic…).

      Next up, both he and Madison get EKGs.

  4. Oh, Mr. Kitty! So glad to see you again.

    Also, I love that Sneaky grips your hand when she’s trying to get at the treat.

    • Sometimes she makes me bleed…

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