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Purr Packs Cat Subscription Review + Coupon – January 2017

Ragan Buckley
ByRagan BuckleyJan 17, 2017 | 9 comments


4.7 overall rating
6 Ratings | 2 Reviews

Purr Packs is a monthly subscription box for cats. You can choose from several different subscription tiers, with customization offered for higher tiers (for example, you can exclude certain protein sources in treats).




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This review is of the Multi-Cat Mega Pack, $39.99 a month, box.


The Subscription Box: Purr Packs

The Cost:  $16.99 for the Slim Pack (contains 4-5 toys), $24.99 for the Teaser Pack (contains 5-7 items), $29.99 for the Fun & Love Pack (contains 7-9 items), and $39.99 for the Multi-Cat Mega-Pack (contains 9+ items).

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The Products: Toys, made-in-the-USA treats, and other cat goodies, including many exclusive items.

Ships to: U.S., Canada, U.K.

Good to know: There are now shipping charges of $4.95 in the U.S. Subscribers at the time of this change (like me) are grandfathered into the free shipping plan. Also note that subscribing nets you 10% savings versus buying a single box (coupon codes will still work on top of that discount, as well). You can now decide how many shipments you want in a year and choose the arrival date.

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Instead of a traditional information card, this month there was a card with a URL where you can find out more about the items in the box.


Cat Dancer – Value $3.50

These are so cheap and yet provide endless kitty (and human) entertainment. Sneaky wanted to play with this constantly and if I wasn’t holding it, she wanted to drag it around the house on her own.

Archie McPhee Cat Eyes Sleep Mask – Value $4.50

There will usually be one (sometimes quirky) human-oriented item in Purr Packs, often from Archie McPhee. I lost all my sleep masks so I will hang on to this one for if I have to travel (my bedroom has room-darkening shades but hotels never do).


Jackson Galaxy Mixed Twisted Kicker – Value $7.99

Monkey would not stop licking this. (Actually, he wanted to lick most of the stuff in the box.) Luckily I think it is funny when Monkey licks things, so this was a win.

Petlinks Pure Bliss Organic Catnip (1 oz) – Value $5.49

This seems to have been pretty good catnip. Mr. Kitty was interested (see below) and Monkey licked the bag until it was wet.


Categories Catty Coil – Value $3.99

My cats love these things; we’ve received them before. I didn’t get photos this time but rest assured, this was popular.

JW Pet Company Mouse with Rope Tail – Value $7.54

This is silicone and it has a little bell in it. Silicone is, for some reason, Sneaky’s favorite substance to bite. (OK, upon research, this is actually a mix of thermoplastic polymers, but apparently that is as good as silicone in Sneaky’s book.)

Zanies Twice as Nice Mice – Value $0.75

You’ll usually get a few small toys from Zanies or a similar brand in Purr Packs.This was a good size for my cats and had an interesting tail for a catnip mouse.


Corrugated Cardboard Cat Scratcher – Value $10?

You’ll get one of these in most of the large Purr Packs boxes. (Sorry, couldn’t get any photos without cats. Once it was out of the box, they wouldn’t leave it alone.) My cats do damage these, so it is nice to get replacements every month.


Smart n’ Tasty Feline Dental Treats (3 oz, chicken) – Value $3.54

SPOT Feline Harvest Dental Treats (3 oz, salmon) – Value $1.49

We’ve had both of these types of treats before and they are popular with my crew. I don’t even mind getting two dental treats. I’ve been told Madison needs a dental cleaning, but also that with his heart murmur, he needs an EKG to see if anesthesia is even safe! (That has me a bit worried…) Of course dental treats are not a substitute for a dental appointment, but maybe they will help a little while we see what we can do about the dental appointment.

Gratuitous cat photos ahead…



Madison is skittish. To get photos, I have to toss toys near him and then sit way back and zoom in with the camera.


Madison helps me investigate the box contents.


I love getting pictures of Madison’s tongue!



The reason there are not many photos of Monkey in this review is because all he wanted to do was sit in the box…


Sneaky bites the rubber mouse! (Sneaky loves silicone and rubber. She once got ahold of a Foreo Luna Mini and ran off with it. Funniest thing ever.)


Sneaky also loved the Cat Dancer. So much that she kept finding it wherever I hid it later and running off with it.



I love the faces Sneaky makes when I give her treats.






Mr. Kitty has been having a hard time lately due to his eye issues. I was so happy to see him doing better that I may have taken an excessive number of photos of him. He is the master of closing his eyes when the camera flash goes off, even though I’m pretty sure he can’t see at all right now.

Verdict: I calculated a value of about $48.79 for the January 2017 Purr Packs box. This is a really good value for a cat subscription box; Purr Packs is one of the only boxes to meet (let alone exceed) the subscription price in terms of value every month. Because I have multiple cats, pretty much every item is going to be a hit with someone, too!

What did you think of the January 2017 Purr Packs box? Do you subscribe to any cat boxes?

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Purr-Packs is a monthly subscription box for cats. Each (standard subscription) box contains 7-9 items, including toys, grooming supplies, fashion items, treats, and often Purr-Packs-exclusive items. Get monthly teaser packs for $24.99/month, the Fun & Love pack for $29.99/month, or a Multi-C... 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).

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My cats love PurrPacks but it seems to take forever to get my box. I can’t believe you had yours by the 17th and mine hasn’t even shipped yet! I am pretty sure my January box is really going to be a February box at this point.

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I got mine on the 11th, it just takes time to take photos and write up the review. It shipped on the 6th.

I wonder if they have a rolling shipping schedule based on when you signed up? Or if they ship the different types of boxes at different times (do you get the multi-cat box or one of the smaller versions?).

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My box finally arrived today and I noticed the actual box itself and the scratcher are smaller than ones from previous months. I wonder if anyone else noticed this or if it was just me. I mean, I put them side by side and box and scratcher were significantly smaller. The scratcher is really only big enough for my smallest cat to stand on and scratch.

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My January box should be here tomorrow. I get the multi-cat box.

I emailed them to see if I could get an earlier billing/shipment date and they told me most people get billed on the 1st, so I don’t know how I ended up being so late in the month! Trying to switch it now. I’ve found their customer service is nice but can be verrrrrry slow to respond. (Although, to be fair, as I was writing this they just responded back to a message I sent them ten minutes ago.) It would be interesting to know more about the company. I get the impression it is just maybe two people who do this as a side thing and not full time.

Looking at my history, I originally signed up on October 20th, and they sent out my box on the 21st of that month, which does seem to support the idea that it is shipped based on when you sign up BUT it seems unlikely that most people just randomly signed up on the first day of the month to match what CS told me so…I dunno!

If I do get switched for Feb 1st, my cats will be pretty happy to get two boxes so close together.

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Oh, what beautiful precious babies. They are wonderful.

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Lola EB

Good to see Mr. Kitty out and about.

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Cat dancers are the best! They are great two-kitten toys – one will chew on one end, making the other end dance around for the other cat to play with. It’s the only thing we’ve found to be successful at keeping them from crawling behind the TV to play with the cables while we’re watching.

We don’t let them play with it unsupervised though – eventually they did chew on it enough to expose the end of the wire.

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Sneaky kept running off with the Cat Dancer. I had to put it in the closed room where I keep my birds so she couldn’t get ahold of it again.

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My Purr Packs box just arrived today. Instead of the sleep mask, I received a catnip filled cucumber that my furrballs loved. Everything else was the same though. The box was a huge hit with my cats.

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