Whiskerbox Subscription Review + Coupon – January 2018
Whiskerbox is a monthly subscription filled with artisanal products for your cat(s)!
This box was sent to us at no cost for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Meow Size, $49.95 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Whiskerbox
The Cost: $24.95 for the “Mew” subscription (3-4 items not including apparel), $49.95 for the “Meow” subscription (4-6 items including apparel)
Coupon: Use code msa10 to save 10% off any subscription, for life!
The Products: Cat apparel, cat toys and treats, and other cat-related goodies.
Ships to: U.S. and Canada for free, International for $15
Whiskerbox January 2018 Review
One thing that’s great about Whiskerbox is the items are usually off the beaten path when it comes to cat subscriptions – you don’t see these anywhere else! Let’s see what was in store this month:
There was an information card in the box listing the items. It also had my cats’ names – even Angus!
Please note: Whiskerbox recently changed their information cards a bit. There are some box variations and everything you could possibly receive is listed, though you won’t necessarily get every item on the card. (You will still receive, in the case of the “Meow” version, 4-6 items, including apparel, for a total value of $76 or greater. For what it’s worth, I think the $76 is Canadian; I am pretty sure Whiskerbox is based out of Canada somewhere, although I can’t find an address to confirm this.)
Cat Couture Personalized Cat Apparel – Listed Value $45
Rather than trying to photograph this all laid out, just scroll down for pictures of various cats wearing it. I think this is hilarious. You can get this in a large or small version but I get the large because the only cats I can get to wear it are usually big, older males. This has snaps on the underside for fastening.
All For Paws Modern Cat Flash Ball Toy – Listed Value $10
I can find these on Amazon but only from third party sellers, and on international websites (UK, Australia), so the prices are all over the place. I’ve just used the value from the information card. If you strike this against a surface, it will light up. I have some other toys like this from another cat subscription that Angus plays with all the time, so I know he will have fun with this, but what surprised me was that Sneaky thought it was awesome (to chew on, anyway).
Birds of a Sweater Cat in Space Kicker Toy – Retail Value $8, Listed Value $11
Angus likes toys like this a lot. It is on the small side for a “kicker” toy so he can actually toss it around. The canvas texture on the outside (partly recycled, and this fabric is printed with water-based inks) also appeals to Monkey, who likes to lick it. Please note: I am pretty sure the value discrepancy here between the information card and the Birds of a Sweater site has to do with currency conversions (i.e., the value from the card is in Canadian dollars and the value on the site is in US dollars).
Patchwork Pet Patch Cat Assorted Space Toys – Listed Value $10
This is a subset from a box of 9 toys (see here). These are on the small side for cat toys, which is great for us as my cats usually prefer the smaller toys. The rocket was particularly interesting. I have given the mylar ball to Mr. Kitty; he likes to lick such things when he is in the right mood. I expect to find the star downstairs in a day or two (this is Angus’s hobby, knocking stuff downstairs in the night).
Gratuitous cat pictures ahead:
Angus inspects one of the smaller toys. These are just his thing. I am sure he will spend all night, several nights this week, knocking these down the stairs to the first floor and losing them under furniture.
I honestly can’t believe I got Madison into this costume. He must be getting old. (He is 10 years old now. I’ve had him since he was a kitten so I’m sure of this.)
Monkey just sat there like this in the costume.
He was also interested in rubbing his chin all over the toys.
It may be a little hard to tell, but Sneaky is BITING this. I guess it is made of an acceptable silicone or rubber product.
Mr. Kitty in the costume. He is doing OK. (He does have a little scab on his leg – nothing to worry about it, the vet has seen it a few times.)
Verdict: I calculated a value of $73 for the January 2018 Whiskerbox. I used the values from the information card in this calculation since most of the items were not available elsewhere. I, personally, enjoyed the space theme, and I got a kick out of putting my cats in the costume. (There is a reason you only see my older males in costume, though. Angus and Sneaky wouldn’t stand for it.) The toys were pretty cute, as well, and I can’t believe it, but even Sneaky liked one of them (she’s been grumpy lately, maybe because of her asthma medicine?).
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Whiskerbox ships on the 15th of the month so if you sign up before then (assuming they haven’t sold out), you would get February’s box as your first box.
Coupon – Use code msa10 to save 10% off any subscription, for life!
Value Breakdown: At $49.95 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Costume $30.79
- Light-Up Ball $6.84
- Kicker $5.47
- Set of 3 Small Toys $6.84
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