Meowbox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – June 2016
Meowbox is a monthly subscription box for cats filled with fun, unique toys and natural, grain-free, organic, or locally-made treats.
They write your cats’ names on the lid. I love this little touch!
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Meowbox
The Cost: $32.95 a month (save with longer subscription plans)
COUPON: Save 10% off all subscriptions with code ADDICTION
The Products: 5-7 toys and treats per month for your cat.
Ships to: US (free shipping) and Canada (not sure of shipping costs)
Good to know: Meowbox will substitute non-food items for cats with special dietary requirements. (There is a box to check during the signup process if you want to do this.) And for every Meowbox you buy, they give one can of food to a shelter cat!
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The information card this month let us know that June is “adopt a cat” month and a URL to find out more information about some of the products from the box.
Ruff & Whiskerz Wildlife Buddiez Lion – Value $5.25
We get a lot of Ruff & Whiskerz toys in this subscription. The lion is one of the more popular ones. His legs are floppy and I think my cats also like the texture of his mane.
My “helper” strikes again…
Sammy Merlin Handmade Ladybug – Value $8 (?)
This is a good size for a catnip toy, nice and small enough to toss around. This exact toy wasn’t in the SammyMerlin Etsy shop, so I’ve estimated the value based on some of the other catnip toys they offer.
Catstuff OH Fortune Cookie – Value $5.99
Sneaky liked this. She doesn’t want to admit she liked it, but I put it up against her for a photo and she kept it there for a long time.
Anchovy Snaps (0.9 oz) – Value $2 (?)
Um, yuck. Dried anchovies. Although, these are supposed to appeal to cats rather than to me…
Anyway, you had to be a member of some distributor website to see the price for these so I just looked up dried anchovies on Amazon (marketed as human food) and estimated the price based on that.
Seriously, this is probably the nastiest thing I’ve ever gotten in a subscription box (with the caveat that I’ve been a vegetarian for 23 years, primarily because pretty much all meat grosses me out). Sneaky was all excited when I opened this, but she didn’t actually eat any of the fish when I gave her one (handled it with a pair of forceps only).
Pinot Meow Cat “Wine” (1.6 fl oz) – Value $4.95
Wine for cats. This has catnip extract and is red due to the inclusion of a little beet juice. My cats had an interesting reaction to this (see below).
Kitty picture time!
Investigating the kitty “wine.”
I knew Monkey would like this. I made catnip tea once and he had a similar reaction.
But, there was a reason I gave this to them away from any carpeted surfaces. Above, you see the results. That is one of the anchovies, there. I extracted it from the jar using forceps but the cats really weren’t interested. So I wiped up the “wine” with a paper towel…
So after I wiped up the “wine” mess, Monkey rolled all over the floor where it had been.
Madison wasn’t very happy about being brought downstairs for photos at first…
But then he found the spot on the floor where the “wine” had been, and he rolled around like he was high for a good 10 minutes.
Here is Sneaky with the fortune cookie toy. She stayed like that for quite awhile.
And here is Mr. Kitty with the lion. And open eyes – in the middle of the day, even!
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $26.19 for the June Meowbox. That is somewhat below the cost of the subscription, although it is a better deal if you get a longer-term subscription or use a coupon code. It is about what I have come to expect from this box in terms of value, though I would still like to see another item to round things out a bit. I do like learning about new products like the cat “wine” and the toys from the Etsy suppliers. I do think finding independent makers of cat toys is one area in which Meowbox excels.
What did you think of the June 2016 Meowbox? Do you subscribe to any cat boxes?