BarkBox Subscription Box Review & Coupon – November 2015
BarkBox is a monthly subscription box for dogs. It’s one of our favorite subscription boxes – our dog loves it, and we’ve gifted it to dogs in our extended family as well!
BarkBox customizes your box to your dog’s size. For reference, this review is for the small size (our dog weighs 14 pounds)
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The Subscription Box: BarkBox
The Cost: $29 a month, or $19 a month with a 12-month subscription.
COUPON: Expiring Soon! Get a free bonus toy in every box when you sign up for a 6-month subscription. . No coupon needed - just use this link.
The Products: Toys, treats and grooming products perfect for your dog based on their size.
Ships to: US and Canada
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They used to include a card detailing the items included, but this month is an accordion fold-out with only the ‘featured product’ listed, also without value – so I guess you won’t the prices on cards anymore. Instead, you have to download their app to find out information on all the items included and the theme.
This month’s theme is Harvest.
Please note, I’m using the values from the app.
6″ Pizzle Sticks – Value $3
Half Pig Ear – Value $3
Our dog doesn’t do so well with rawhide, he tends to get a little too excited and eats them way too fast. So, with that in mind, he hasn’t tried these – but they’re so easy to gift to another pup!
Nature’s Bits Bison with Apples & Peaches – Value $8
Buckles has officially gone bonkers for these treats. He’s constantly expecting them while the box is still in my office. He’s a picky eater, which is weird for a dog, so anything that he goes wild for is a win for us.
Squash – value $9
The linked product is the ‘Pear’ variant, but it’s so close and I can’t find the Squash online anymore. I’ve mentioned this in a lot of past reviews, our dog does not like hard/rubber/plastic toys, so this will be gifted.
Pea Pod – Value $8
I’ve found that, if they include a hard toy, they tend to include a soft one too – so that works well for us. Buckles loves his BarkBox toys, this one is perfect for him since the peas come out of the pod, and are a perfect bite-size for him to run around the house with.
Verdict: This box comes to a value of $31, which is $2 over cost. In fact, last month was also $31 in value – and that was the first box that had a lower value/cost ratio than normal, so it seems that you should expect the value to always be very close to the cost now. To me, that is a bit risky and a tad disappointing, because if you have one product that is a miss then your value will be instantly lower than the cost. It’d be nice in the future, assuming this is the new price point, to be able to customize this a bit more – because I wouldn’t want rawhides or hard toys. Either way, we have a lot of friendly dogs in our life that will enjoy all of this stuff.
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