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Purr Packs Cat Subscription Review + Coupon – May 2017

Ragan Buckley
ByRagan BuckleyMay 11, 2017 | 8 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).

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

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).

ACTIVE DEAL: Save 20% off your first box!

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

Ships to: U.S. for $4.95, Canada, and U.K. for an additional charge

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.

Check out all our Purr Packs reviews and the Cats Subscription Box Directory for more great boxes for your cat(s)!

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Instead of a traditional information card, there was a card with a URL where you can find out more about the items in the box. (This page is not super up-to-date, though.)

There was also a note that this is the last monthly delivery of Purr Packs.  They are transitioning to a limited-edition-only setup through CatToys.com for the future. This makes me sad, as this was probably my favorite of all the cat subscription boxes.

Scratch Pad – Value $6.99?

The value for this is an estimate based on some similar ones I bought on Amazon recently. I really missed these (my husband recycled all of our old ones) and am glad to get one again. My cats usually choose these over the carpet, too!

Redbarn Naturals Freeze Dried Chicken (0.75 oz) – Value $3.99

We have received this exact item in several cat subscription boxes in the past. Sneaky likes it and Angus will eat a little of it, but the rest aren’t all that enthusiastic about freeze dried meat. I may pass this along to someone else because we still have an open bag of this same thing.

Purebites Ocean Whitefish (0.39 oz) – Value $2.33 (buy 0.7 ounce bag for $4.19)

Now, this is stinky. And another type of freeze dried meat. Again, Sneaky likes it and Angus will eat a little. I think this is a good brand (I sometimes buy their freeze dried duck for dogs and give it to Mr. Kitty), but I am kind of tired of getting freeze dried meat treats in cat subscriptions since there are other types of treats my cats like a lot better.

Mad Cat Pouncin’ Prawn – Value $5.95

I love these toys. And my cats do, too. Everyone was sleepy when I took photos, but Angus was rolling all over the bedroom toy with this, this morning.

SPOT (Ethical) Dura-Fused Leather Cat Toy (frog) – Value $5.02

Sneaky thought this was pretty awesome. She mostly chewed on it. That seems a little weird but Sneaky has unusual tastes for a cat. Well, it is pretty much impossible for her to damage.

Categories Knitty Kitty – Value $3.35

This would be a total Madison toy if it didn’t have a bell in the middle.  (Madison likes yarn toys.) The bell makes it more of a Monkey/Angus item.

Doggles Funky Feline Cat Snake – Value $2.95

This is a new brand for us and, as far as toys go, I think this was the clear winner from the box.  Nearly every cat showed interest in it.

KONG Puzzlements Escape Flower/Pot – Value $3.45

Since receiving another toy from this product line in a subscription box, I know now that the flower comes out of the pot so this is kind of like getting two toys in one. This is on the large size, so it is more of an Angus item (he will play with large toys a lot more than the others will).

Mesa Eco Rollers – Value $2.58?

We got some of these from somewhere last month and the sisal ends were quite popular.  The cats like these better because they are NEW. (You can only find these on wholesale sites so I have offered an MSRP from one of those.)

“Boink!” Netted Toy – Value $1 (buy a 4 pack for $4)

This is a very simple toy.  You can compress the tube from the ends, bend a little, and let it go flying. Monkey wanted to rub his chin all over it.  I suspect Angus will find it soon and then it will disappear under a piece of furniture.

Imagine This Magnetic Cat Tales – Value $12.55

There’s usually one item for humans in Purr Packs.  This month it is cat-themed magnetic poetry.  I received a dog version of this in another box and it has been on my refrigerator for awhile. The person who designed this was clever – it is really, really difficult to come up with any sayings that are even remotely vulgar or suggestive with the words given. (My husband and I have tried. This is how we amuse ourselves since we don’t have kids. Anyway, this should be non-controversial for a household with kids, assuming they’re old enough to know not to put the pieces in their mouths.)

Gratuitous cat photos ahead. Please note, they were all very sleepy when I took these.

Angus in the box. He was actually trying to eat the green shreds at one point – I think they dump catnip in there before shipping.

Angus sniffs a treat. Angus will eat freeze dried meat, but he is very, very slow with it.

I always like kitty tongue pictures. This is actually not revulsion, more of licking his lips. He liked these!

Angus plays with the snake toy.

Madison sniffs the frog toy.

Madison sniffs the yarn toy.

Madison sniffs the snake toy. I guess there is a theme with him, today.

Monkey settled on top of this folding table and didn’t want to come down.

Monkey was not a fan of these treats.

I can usually get at least one picture or Monkey with a toy on his head.

It’s hard to tell, but he was actually rubbing his chin on this. That is a sign of Monkey approval.

It’s not a good cat box review if I can’t get at least one photo of Sneaky doing something like this.

Down the hatch!

Sneaky was very happy to get a scratch pad this month!

Apparently, Sneaky likes to chew on leather.  Actually, I’m not surprised.

Mr. Kitty was sleepy for these photos. But he’s almost 13 and he has been chronically ill since 2012 so he has earned the right to be grumpy.

He really wanted these. But he can’t have them because of his inflammatory bowel disease. The best I could give him was a sniff.

Verdict: I calculated a value of about $50.16 for the May 2017 Purr Packs box. That is great for a cat subscription, relative to the cost of the box. I’m also pleased that the last monthly box had contents and a value that was similar to previous boxes (I’ve received some final boxes from other subscriptions that were definitely subpar). I kind of wish subscriptions would cool it with the freeze dried treats since my cats don’t like those so much, but overall, I can’t complain. I am sad to see this one go.

What did you think of the May 2017 Purr Packs box? Do you want to see reviews of the limited edition boxes they’ll be putting out in the future?

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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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Any other box compare to Purrpacks? I loved the kong toys and other toys and scratch pad. Looking at the others, I may just order a variety each mo off Amazon and make my own box.

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So sad this is ending. I had finally decided on a monthly box and it was this one. So maybe I’ll try the Kit Nip box. Now I have to think about it again.

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I’m bummed this box is ending too. I just subscribed 2 months ago, only after spending time looking at all the available boxes for cats. I chose this one based on the fact that they send Kong toys–that seemed like a good indication that they care about quality and include (at least some) items that aren’t cheaply made. I have no idea which box I’ll subscribe to in lieu of this one, but if you have any recommendations, Ragan, I’m all ears.

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There isn’t really one that compares to Purr Packs (at least the package I was getting). There are some boxes that include some of the same brands, but none that include so many different items.

Here are some suggestions:

(1) Cat Claws Club is bimonthly but if you want to get scratchers, you will often (but not always) get one from them.

(2) KitNipBox is probably next after Purr Packs in terms of value. They do send a lot of no-name brands, but the quality of the items seems good.

(3) MeowBox has been better lately in terms of value. Their box is pretty small and the items are usually small, but you will get some Etsy stuff as well as the occasional Canadian treat, so that is another one that gives you items a little off the beaten path.

P.S. Mr. Kitty has claimed the prawn toy. Who would’ve guessed? I didn’t think he cared about toys any more.

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Thank you for your suggestion! I loved Purr Packs. My cat loves most of the items except for the freeze-dry treat. So I just substitute it for another toy. I love how their scratcher and my cat uses it a lot. Her favorite item in the box is the box itself and those crinkle paper. I haven’t been able to find another box that does this. :((

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Thanks for the suggestions! I liked your review of the recent KitNipBox, so that one’s definitely a possibility, and I’ll take a look at the others. And that Mr. Kitty news makes me happy 🙂

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It’s too bad your cats don’t like freeze dried treats. My cat, on the other hand, LOVES freeze dried anything. She even gets rehydrated freeze dried food for her main meals. I don’t think boxes should stop sending it, but definitely send a better variety of different treats. Especially two of the same kind of treat in one box? A lot of cats like freeze dried, but not all cats do, such as yours. Variety is key, that lowers the chance for a lot of subscribers to have nothing their cat likes.

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I’m so sad the monthly subscription is ending. This was aways a great box and I’ve found sooo many toys my cat loved that I never would have picked out myself.
Are there any other cat boxes you recommend that is similar to this one?

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