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BarkBox Subscription Box Review + Coupons – December 2017

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BarkBox is a monthly subscription box for dogs. It’s one of our favorite subscription boxes – our dog loves it, and we’ve gifted it to dogs in our extended family as well!

BarkBox customizes your box to your dog’s size. For reference, this review is for the small size (our dog weighs 14 pounds). Check out Ragan’s December review of the super chewer box!

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

About BarkBox

The Subscription Box: BarkBox

The Cost: $29 a month, or $19 a month with a 12-month subscription.

COUPON: Get a free extra month when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month subscription (SUBADDICTION) or $10 Barkshop credit (ADDICTION) any new BarkBox Subscription. Barkshop credit code emailed 3-5 business days after purchase

The Products: Toys, treats, and grooming products perfect for your dog based on their size.

Ships to: US and Canada

December 2017 Barkbox Review

Every BarkBox is themed and the December theme is Dogmas in the City!

This review is a bit late (sorry!) – so the January review will also be coming soon!

Each delivery comes with a card – they typically highlight a few variations of the items you could receive.

Norm the Nutcracker – Value $10

The first of two holiday-themed toys is a little plush nutcracker.

There are no hard pieces here. Just a plush toy with a squeaker, of course!

Here’s a bit more from the Barkshop:

Norm is one hairy dude, which snuggly pups or shredders are sure to love. He’s double stuffed with fluff, creating twice the fluff-flinging fun. Small Norm is stuffed with a classic squeaker and his big bro has a giggle stick core.

Buckles had a go at this one, and liked it a lot more than I expected! It’s a perfect size.

Holly Jolly and Gabe Plush – Value $10

The second toy is a hybrid toy that combines a rope toy with little plushes.

It’s made with t-shirt rope that is easier on your dog’s stomach. Plus, the little plush bulbs are just cute.

Here’s a little more from the Barkshop:

Three squeaky lights can move along the tummy-safe t-shirt rope for an exciting game of tug. Your pup can also delight in thrashing the trio about, just be careful; Gabe can be sensitive.

He was more interested than I thought he’d be – since he doesn’t like rope toys. But, I bet he’d love the individual bulbs if they weren’t on the rope!

Etta Says Beef Sliders – Value $12

We also received two bags of treats, which is typical for BarkBox – the first was by far Buckles’ favorite – little beef sliders from Etta Says.

These are a really good size for our dog, while it’s on the larger scale of a treat, it’s still not too too big.

More from the Barkshop:

Made in the USA from our pals at Etta Says, these sliders are the perfect thing to slip your pup when you are enjoying a burger of your own.

He went, and still, goes WILD for these treats. Easily his favorite treats in a few deliveries.

Koha Lamb Jerky Strips – Value $12

The second bag of treats comes from a now familiar brand that I already know Buckles loves.

These are lamb and duck jerky strips. They’re on the bigger side but are also easily broken down into bite-size snacks.

From the Barkshop:

Made in the USA without corn or soy, you can feel good about giving your dog all of that lamb deliciousness without any of the weird dyes or wacky fillers.

Both bags of treats are now go-to bags in the office. No complaints this month!

Beek Knee Cap Chew – Value $.30 based on $3 10-pack

Typically, the last item in a BarkBox is a rawhide or chew. Our dog has a sensitive stomach when it comes to treats like these, so we steer away from them.

Verdict: Both toys and both bags of treats were big hits with Buckles – that’s really all that matters to us, so this month was a big win!  The value tends to be right around the cost if you’re looking to get a super deal on your dog’s box – at this point, Buckles expects to be getting a package every month!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. The February theme has starting shipping recently, so your subscription should start with that theme. You’re also not guaranteed to get our exact same package – it’ll be catered to your dog.

COUPON: Get a free extra month when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month subscription (SUBADDICTION) or $10 Barkshop credit (ADDICTION) any new BarkBox Subscription. Barkshop credit code emailed 3-5 business days after purchase

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What did you think of the December 2017 BarkBox?

Written by Eric Cadman

Eric Cadman

Eric is the co-founder of My Subscription Addiction. He’s been hooked on geek subscription boxes since 2012 thanks to Loot Crate and Nerd Block. Geek boxes sparked his desire for collecting Funko Pops and comic book statues!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

3 Comments

  1. Just like Buckles expects to get a package every month, I expect to see adorable pictures of him every month, and you guys never disappoint. I bet he knows he has lots of fans. He’s incredibly adorable!

  2. Just an FYI, the 12 month subscription is $20 now. I just signed up with the free toy a month coupon for twelve months. Still a good deal considering I just bought one toy for ten dollars.

    • Do you still have the code to get the free toy a month? You’re right, that’s definitely a good deal!

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