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Cat Claws Club Subscription Box Review – April 2016

Ragan Buckley
ByRagan BuckleyApr 19, 2016 | 8 comments

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Cat Claws Club Box
4 overall rating
2 Ratings | 0 Reviews

Cat Claws Club is a bimonthly subscription box for cats filled with lots of toys, treats, and other surprises.

My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

The Subscription Box: Cat Claws Club

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The Cost: $33.90 a month ($24.95 subscription price + $8.95 shipping)

The Products: Lots of cat items, mostly toys, including some exclusive and/or new items.

Good to know: Although PayPal checkout shows as an option for this subscription, you can’t actually pay for the subscription with PayPal.  I checked out that way the first time and they contacted me, processed a PayPal refund, and I had to resubscribe with a credit card number.

Ships to: US ($8.95)

Check out other great cat subscriptions in the Pet Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add Cat Claws Club to your subscription list or wishlist!

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Included was a brochure with more information about the products.

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Cat Dancer – Value $4.95

I used to have a couple of these but I couldn’t find them after I moved last summer.  So cheap and yet the cats love it.

Planet Pleasures Catnip Filled Square – Value $0.50

Sneaky liked this a lot.  This company also makes a lot of bird toys (they’re not so different from the cat toys except the cat toys are filled with catnip and the bird toys aren’t).  I could only find this via an eBay listing that was probably meant for resellers so the actual retail value may be higher.

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Imperial Cat Cat ’n Around Chickadee Refillable Catnip Toy – Value $6.98

This came with a fairly large packet of catnip.  I’m not so sure my cats like the refillable toys (some of the toys are kind of large) although I do see the appeal of the concept.  As far as I can tell, the catnip was fairly fresh.

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Imperial Cat Scratch ‘n Shapes Fish – Value $13.95

Scratchers are always a good inclusion in a cat box.  This one was double sided so it should last longer, although there was not a cardboard bottom or tray for it, so if you put catnip on it, the catnip fell right through to the floor.

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No, Monkey, I have to take pictures!

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Imperial Cat Cat ‘n Around Wild Wobbler – Value $3.95

Monkey liked this, a lot.  And after a week, it still has all its feathers.  Unbelievable!

Temptations (chicken flavor, 0.42 oz) – Value $0.47

I used to buy these all the time before Mr. Kitty was diagnosed with IBD.  I think I can arrange to get them to the other three cats without Mr. Kitty knowing (since they can have Temptation but Mr. Kitty can’t).  They will be popular.

Gratuitous cat picture alert…

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Madison WITHOUT laser eyes.

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Monkey was fascinated with the wobbler.

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Any elevated platform, even if it is just half an inch, is an immediate magnet for Monkey.  So of course he loved this.

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Monkey investigates the wobbler further.  Sneaky is oblivious.

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Sneaky enjoying the woven square toy.

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This toy was hard to photograph.  You’d almost have a great shot and then the toy would move when you went to press the button on the camera.

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Even Mr. Kitty showed interest in a toy for once!

Verdict: I calculated a value of about $30 for the April Cat Claws Club.  That is a little lower than the cost of the box plus shipping, but a lot better than some of the other cat subscriptions I’ve reviewed lately.  If you are looking for something that comes a little less frequently than every month, particularly something with more toys and fewer treats, this could be a good choice.  The items were generally hits with my cats, which is also very nice.

What did you think of the April 2016 Cat Claws Club?  Do you subscribe to any cat boxes?

Join the Cat Claws Club so your kitty can receive boxes of cat-tested & approved surprises that will leave your frisky feline purring for more! Each box will come filled with toys, treats and other cat products! Plus, you'll receive special coupons and offers. Club boxes will be shipped the first we... read more.
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).

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).
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8 comments

Ann

I always love pictures of your kitties!

Cee

I really like that this one is bi-monthly. Last cat sub box I had was monthly and it was just too much.

Ragan

Haha, try reviewing 6 or 7 cat subscriptions a month…

=)

Ali

Whoa, nostalgia. Cat Claws has been in business FOREVER. My family has had cats since I was 6 I believe, and my dad got on their mailing list through a buddy of his – pre-Internet, folks! – and I waited every month for their brochure. That cat logo hasn’t changed in 25 years! Every cat I’ve ever had has lost it over their cat dancer toy. My new cat is blind so he needs something that makes more noise but I think I might subscribe just to support them. Looks like there’s noisy toys in there too. As always thank you for the kitty pictures.

Jaclyn

I love the idea of a kitty sub, but man none of these seem worth the cost. $35 is a lot of money and not a lot of value. Despite that, I love seeing the reviews because I love the kitties!

Jessica

I’m not in the market for any cat-related sub boxes but pictures of your wonderful kitties make these my favorite MSA reviews. Keep up the good work, Ragan. It is appreciated!

Sandy

Still don’t break even with the cost, AND they reneged on a promised (and popular) payment method.

But the kitty pictures are always appreciated! As long as MSA pays for this subscription, the rest of us don’t have to. 🙂

Ragan

Actually if you read the fine print it says you can’t pay for subs with PayPal on their site. I just missed that part the first time around. (They also sell merchandise and PayPal is allowed for non-recurring transactions.)

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