Whiskerbox Subscription Review + Coupon – March 2017
Whiskerbox is a monthly subscription filled with artisanal products for your cat(s)!
This box was sent to us at no cost for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Meow Size, $39.95 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Whiskerbox
The Cost: $29.95 for the “Mew” subscription (3-4 items not including apparel), $39.95 for the “Meow” subscription (4-6 items including apparel)
COUPON: Use code msa10 to save 10% off any subscription, for life!
The Products: Cat apparel, cat toys and treats, and other cat-related goodies.
Ships to: U.S. and Canada for free, International for $15
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There was an information card in the box listing the items. It also had my cats’ names – even Angus!
Dinosaur Costume from Cat Couture – Listed Value $45
When I opened the box and saw this, I just knew it would be awesome. And it was. It is possibly the best thing I have received in a subscription box all year. I can’t ever find Cat Couture items online (no good, unique combination of search terms) so I have given the value listed in the information card. I find that these costumes are very well-made (better than the small dog costumes at Target that I may have allegedly bought to put my cats in, in the past) and fit cats quite well. The snaps worked on and legs were placed correctly for both Mr. Kitty (weirdly thin body with a chunky belly due to long-term steroid treatment) and Monkey (long, thin body with lots of fluffy fur). This was seriously the highlight of my day.
Weruva Green Eggs and Chicken Cat Food (3 oz) – Value $1.25
This was popular. All the cats wanted it. Angus was a bit too shy to get right in there and Mr. Kitty had to be held back (he can’t have chicken). But the other three cleaned the plate! This had very large, recognizable pieces of chicken.
Only 1 Ingredient Premium Treat (2 oz, turkey) – Value $7.49
Last time we got a treat from this brand, it was something Mr. Kitty could have (duck, I think) and he went around stealing them from everyone else. Unfortunately, he can’t have turkey, but the other cats liked this more than I thought they would. Angus bit his into little pieces and then ate them. Sneaky practically inhaled hers. (I can’t find this item for sale on the Only 1 Ingredient site or in the U.S., so I have linked to and used the value from the chicken treat from the same company but converted to U.S. dollars.)
There was also a Lifesaver-style candy in the box this month. There is usually one small candy in this box. I don’t bother calculating sub-25-cent values but rather just consider these things to be fun extras.
3D Cat Glasses from Notso Kitty Shop – Value $6
We didn’t get a chance to try these yet. I knew you all wouldn’t forgive me if I didn’t get pictures of some cats in the dinosaur costume, and so I made that a priority. After the costume, though, neither Monkey nor Mr. Kitty was in a very good mood. I think I am going to need a clip or to tie a knot in the elastic because it is a bit long for my cats’ heads (all my cats but Madison have small heads and there is no way I am getting this on Madison, trust me). Anyway, hoping to take some fun pictures with these soon. (I guess they won’t help Mr. Kitty see in 3D since he is blind in one eye and can only see a few feet in front of his face with the other eye.)
Mustache Print Toy from Notso Kitty Shop – Value $3
So I took photos of the items in the box while the cats were eating dinner. Then I put the box aside, worked out, ate dinner, and found the box open and the contents scattered. This toy was really wet and had a lot of puncture holes in it. That is classic Monkey behavior. I couldn’t catch him in the act but I know it was him. Anyway, I consider that a success.
Gratuitous cat photos ahead…
Sneaky really wanted that food.
And here are Sneaky, Madison, and Monkey sharing the food. Angus was a bit too shy and Mr. Kitty can’t have chicken so I had to hold him back.
Angus likes the treats. He was SO SLOW eating them, though – he would bite each one into little pieces and then eat the pieces.
Angus also helped me with the unboxing. No, he hadn’t eaten anything here. I just caught him at a good time for a photo.
Madison has been pretty grumpy lately. But he will usually come out for food and treats.
Monkey really liked this toy.
I’m just going to let these photos speak for themselves…
Monkey biting a treat.
Sneaky was so crazy for food, all of her pictures ended up like these two.
Mr. Kitty is not a happy camper. First I made him suffer in this costume (there was lots of growling and hissing) and then I wouldn’t let him have the food or the treats.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $62.74 for the March 2017 Whiskerbox. That’s a little better than last month and certainly well above the cost of the subscription. Most of the value is in the costume, of course, but I have at least two cats I can get into costumes, and the costume was about the funniest thing ever for me, so I was happy. The other items were good, too – those treats are hard to find, the food is definitely a premium brand, and I discovered a new Etsy maker of cat items in the NotsoKittyShop.
What do you think of March’s Whiskerbox? Do you subscribe to any cat boxes?