Meowbox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 2017
Meowbox is a monthly subscription box for cats filled with fun, unique toys, and natural, grain-free, organic, or locally-made treats.
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: $22.95 a month or every other month. Gift subscriptions are $32.95 for one month, $83.85 for three months, or $137.70 for 6 months. All options include free shipping.
COUPON: Save 10% off of all subscriptions with code ADDICTION
The Products: 5-7 toys and treats per month for your cat.
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!
Ships to: U.S. (free shipping), Canada (not sure of shipping costs for this one)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The information card typically just gives a URL for finding out more information about the items in the box. The picture is adorable, as usual. This month had a space theme.
Mewn Landing Toy 2-Pack (exclusive) – Value $5.99?
This was made exclusively for Meowbox and it’s not for sale in their shop, so I’m estimating the value based on similar toy 2-packs they’ve sent in the past. Monkey liked the canvas texture of the flag and several cats particularly enjoyed the stringy parts of these toys (which are wide enough to not be dangerous). I don’t think the catnip was quite as strong in these as usual, but my cats enjoyed them nonetheless.
Cosmic Kitty Intergalactic Exploration Toy 2-Pack (exclusive) – Value $5.99?
This is another one not available in the Meowbox shop yet, so again I’ve estimated the value based on past box contents. Angus liked the feather ball a lot and the other thing – I don’t really know what to call it – apparently had a texture or scent that called for chin and head rubbing, as both Madison and Monkey wanted to use it that way. Well, whatever works.
The Empurrium Blast Off Kitty Rocket Catnip Toy (exclusive) – Value $5?
This is a relatively flat stuffed felt catnip toy with ribbons on the end. It is not available for sale (was also exclusive to the box) so I am estimating the value. Interestingly, Sneaky really liked this one. She kept sinking her claws in it as I dragged it past her on the floor.
Meow Meteors 3-Pack Meteor Balls (exclusive) – Value $3?
These are lightweight plastic (?) balls. I am not sure whether Angus or Monkey likes these more, though I’m leaning towards Angus because he is younger and more playful. (Monkey is teaching Angus everything he knows. Angus follows him around and copies his behavior. It’s really funny. And totally not surprising that Angus would like the same toys Monkey does.)
Crumps’ Naturals Beef Liver Bites (0.75 oz) – Value $3.99
These are made in Canada (a lot of Meowbox treats are, but that’s fun if you’re looking for something a little different from what you would get in other cat subscription boxes). They are just tiny pieces of freeze-dried beef liver. Sneaky, the household beef expert, was the most enthusiastic, but Angus and Madison liked them too.
Gratuitous cat photo time:
I think this was the third cat box in a row I had photographed and Angus was getting a little wary of the camera.He has played with the toys since I took these photos, though. I just let him eat right out of the treat container!
I love that look Madison is giving in the second photo. He wanted to rub his head all over the cosmic toy thing.
Monkey also wanted to rub his head all over the cosmic toy thing. Monkey sniffed the treats but didn’t actually eat them. (That’s Monkey for you.)
Of course, SNEAKY ate the treats. They were BEEF, after all. I also got her to play with the rocket ship toy.
At this point, Mr. Kitty was seriously annoyed with me that everyone else had gotten to enjoy all this nasty smelling fish stuff (it’s how I lure them out for photos) and I’d kept him away.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $24 for the September Meowbox. I did have to estimate some of those values, but I feel like this is comfortably above the cost of a month-to-month subscription for a cat box (cat boxes are notoriously low in value so to break even or better is pretty good). I loved the space theme – even the freeze-dried beef reminded me of some of that dehydrated astronaut ice cream stuff you can buy at the Air & Space Museum, for example. This was a pretty good box for us, (although I do think it helps with this and any other cat subscription if you have a lot of cats).