Meowbox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – October 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 Halloween theme.
Kettle Craft Chicken Treats – Retail Value $4.50
These are made in Canada and they are what I would call semi-soft cat treats; they are small cubes and they don’t smell all that much (always important with cat treats). Sneaky wanted to eat them all, though they were enjoyed by all the cats (except poor Mr. Kitty, who can’t have chicken).
Peek and Pounce Eyeballs – Retail Value $5.99
These are fabric-covered rattle balls. They are a great size for my crew. Angus has enjoyed them the most so far, but Monkey is also totally into rattle balls and I’m sure he will discover them soon (probably in the middle of the night when I am trying to sleep).
Purr Pumpkin – Retail Value $5.99
My pumpkin had a bigger feather than the one in the Meowbox Shop but that’s OK because big feathers are definitely a plus at my house. This has an interesting corduroy sort of texture and is full of catnip. Several cats were interested in this, though I’m sure it’s no surprise that Angus had the most fun with it.
Frankenstein Toy – Retail Value $5.99
This is about as simple as it gets for a catnip toy – just a stuffed rectangle with catnip. But simple is fine with cats; they don’t often care about all the bells and whistles that make toys appeal to people. The felt texture of this is a nice contrast with the eyeballs and mouth (some kind of decals or iron-on images?). This one was popular for chin rubbing.
Bone Shaker Skeleton Wand – Retail Value $10?
There is an image for this in the list of goodies for the month, but the link doesn’t work. Since this, like all the other toys, is a Meowbox exclusive, I had to estimate the value, so I made it the same as another wand in the Meowbox shop. This skeleton had ropy legs that were a big hit with Sneaky, Madison, and Angus (Sneaky and Madison would be horrified to know they liked the same toy as Angus) and it held up to a lot of kitty abuse.
Gratuitous cat photos ahead:
Down the hatch!
Angus with the skeleton wand.
Monkey guarding the eyeballs.
Monkey rubs his chin on Frankenstein.
Monkey inspects the wrong end of the skeleton wand.
I like how the Frankenstein toy has mismatched eyes just like Mr. Kitty.
Mr. Kitty with an eyeball even bigger than his own.
Aftermath of treat distribution.
Madison enjoys the skeleton wand.
Madison inspects the pumpkin.
Sneaky is in it for the treats.
But she does also like dangly things on sticks.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $32.47 for the October 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. All the toys were custom for the box, so you’re getting things here that don’t show up everywhere else. I have recently decided that I am a fan of cute Halloween decorations, but not scary ones, and I thought the designs of the toys were adorable this month. More importantly, at least one cat liked each toy and some of the toys were popular with several cats. The treats were also a hit.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? From MeowBox:
We will send you a box full of goodies for your cat on the next business day, and then the 15th of every month after that.
Coupon – Save 10% off of all subscriptions with code ADDICTION
Value Breakdown: At $22.95 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Kettle Craft Chicken Treats: $3.18
- Peek and Pounce Eyeballs: $4.23
- Purr Pumpkin: $4.23
- Frankenstein Toy: $4.23
- Bone Shaker Skeleton Wand: $7.07