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Meowbox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – January 2018

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Meowbox January 2018 Box

Meowbox is a monthly subscription box for cats filled with fun, unique toys, and natural, grain-free, organic, or locally-made treats.

Meowbox January 2018 Inside

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Meowbox January 2018 Review

About Meowbox

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)

Meowbox January 2018 Review

Meowbox has a lot of exclusive toys that are usually pretty popular with my cats. From my perspective, it’s nice to see some things that don’t turn up in other cat subscription boxes:

Meowbox January 2018 Booklet Front

Meowbox January 2018 Booklet back

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 New Year’s theme.

Please note: These items were not available in the Meowbox Shop, so I’ve had to estimate most of the values.

Cat’s Meow Champagne

Cat’s Meow Champagne – Estimated Value $6

This is a catnip plush toy. The “cork” is fabric and the bottle itself is kind of fuzzy. The two textures are interesting to my cats and of course, anything with a string is like instantly cool.

Handmade Party Hat Catnip Toy from The Empurrium

Handmade Party Hat Catnip Toy from The Empurrium – Estimated Value $5

This is a lightweight felt catnip toy. Mr. Kitty wanted to rub his chin on it (a lot), but I couldn’t get good pictures because he won’t open his eye if the flash goes off, and he was moving too much for a non-flash photo. At any rate, it was well-liked.

Happy New Year “Light Up the Night” Toy 2-Pack

Happy New Year “Light Up the Night” Toy 2-Pack – Estimated Value $4

These are spiky (not sharp) rubber balls that light up if you hit them against something. So I would fling them against the wall and then Angus would chase them. Monkey was also quite interested.

Mew Year’s Resolutions

Mew Year’s Resolutions – Estimated Value $6

This is a crinkle-stuffed catnip toy with FEATHERS attached. Apparently, the catnip was pretty good as several cats were interested in the “paper” part of the toy, but this also had feathers, so it was a winner all around.

It’s Purely Natural 100% Freeze Dried Beef Lung

It’s Purely Natural 100% Freeze Dried Beef Lung (0.6 oz) – Retail Value $3.99

These were met with mixed reactions. Sneaky liked them quite a bit, but she is a beef fanatic. Madison and Angus both licked them but didn’t end up eating them (Sneaky took care of that), and Monkey showed no interest. My cats tend to prefer treats that are not freeze-dried meat a little bit more, to be honest. These are made in the USA from USA-raised beef.

Kitty photo time!

Angus liked these a lot. I am going to find them downstairs later this week.

Angus seemed excited about the treats but wouldn’t actually eat them.

Madison did eat one treat.

And he was very interested in the feather on this toy.

Monkey liked the “cork” from the champagne bottle.

He was also highly interested in this toy.

And he was fascinated with the light-up balls.

Sneaky just wanted the treats. Especially when she found out they were from cows.

Regarding Mr. Kitty, he wasn’t feeling well and didn’t want to eat earlier this week so I took him to the vet. Where they found his eye socket was infected! (He is immune suppressed due to his IBD medications so he has trouble fighting off infections.) He got an antibiotic shot and the fluid was drained from the socket (twice, we also went back to the veterinary ophthalmologist a few days later) and he is back in the cone for now, poor guy. But he is definitely feeling better as he is eating quite well now.

Verdict: I calculated a value of about $25 for the January Meowbox. I liked the mix of toy types and sizes, as there really was something for everyone this month. The treats were not my cats’ favorite, but everything else was a pretty big hit.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you’d get the February box. 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:

  • Champagne Toy $5.51
  • Party Hat Toy $4.59
  • Light-Up Balls $3.67
  • Resolutions Feather Toy $5.51
  • Treats $3.66

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Written by 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).

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.

7 Comments

  1. Oh, this makes me so sad… poor Mr. Kitty… I hope he gets well soon! I am sure you probably went over it in a past review, but what happened in the first place to cause all the trouble with his eye?

    • He has eye herpes, which is common in shelter cats.

      He also has inflammatory bowel disease. The treatments for IBD generally involve immune-suppressing medications (he is on prednisolone and chlorambucil). But, the IBD medications (which he can’t do without) cause him to not be able to fight back against infections very well. He is also slow to heal, has problems with hair growth, etc.

      Anyway, he had an eye herpes flare up (causes irritation, which he can scratch, which then leads to ulcers, and the virus may also kill some cells in the eye) as well as some blood pressure problems last year (probably made worse by his medications, although the blood pressure seems stable for now, when he will allow it to be measured) and that was the start of his eye troubles.

      He kept getting these things in the eye that’s gone now called corneal bullas (irritated areas that appeared white on the surface of his eye). For some reason, despite lots of intervention (4-5 kinds of drops up to 6 times a day), his eye eventually ruptured and the enucleation (eye removal) surgery had to take place basically immediately.

      • So sorry to hear that Mr. Kitty is sick again! Poor baby! Hopefully boxes like this cheer him up. ☺

      • Wow, so sorry to hear he had to go through all that! He is very lucky to have you. I wish more people who want pets would adopt from shelters…can’t imagine the pain some have to go through to never get treated…. you’re awesome

  2. I love that you break down how well each toy and treat was received by your fur family.

  3. Love the cat pictures, as always! Hope Mr. Kitty is feeling better soon.

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