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BarkBox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – April 2018

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 most recent 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. No coupon needed - just use this link.

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

Ships to: US and Canada

April 2018 Barkbox Review

The April 2018 BarkBox Subscription Box was themed: BarkBeard’s Treasure: A Pirate’s Tail! Your box will differ – ours included soft toys, treats, and a chew!

They always include a card. On here, you’ll see variations of toys your pup could have received – accompanied, typically, by some type of social media contest.

This turned out to be one of Buckles’ all-time favorites!

BarkBeard’s Bandana – Value $10?

This didn’t have a value in the app – so I went with the typical value of a dog bandana.

It’s on the thin side – and it’s a bit big on Buckles…

But that doesn’t mean he’s not cute in it!

Clam Overboard! – Value $12

I wanted to start with this little clam and pearls toy because it has all of the elements of a Buckles favorite toy!

It has two removable pearl plush toys, each with a squeaker, and a crinkly plush clam. Buckles absolutely LOVES this thing – he actually grabbed a pearl and took it off of the set so we couldn’t take it away.

Merv the Squirmaid King – Value $12

The second toy is another crinkle-filled, squeaker-filled, plush toy.

This is Merv, and he was a surprise favorite for Buckles.

This was another toy that we just could not take off of him – and it was a bit of a surprise after the clam toy – two major wins.

Captain Cheddar’s Gold Nuggets – Value $12

These little bites are made with chicken and cheese – there was no reason for Buckles to not love these!

These are wheat-free, soy-free, and corn-free – as expected, these are favorites.

Merpups Pearls – Value $12?

These treats were different than the treats in our app – so we’re going with that same value.

Like the other treats, these are chicken and cheese – and a perfect tiny size for snacking.

Backstrap Chew – Value $4

The final item in the box is a 100% beef chew that aid in teeth cleaning. I let Buckles try this one since I wanted to help get his teeth cleaned. He didn’t take to it immediately but started snacking on a little piece.

Verdict: Outside of the bandana that was a bit too big – everything else was just a series of new favorites for Buckles! I love when the box feels perfect for our dog, and this certainly was one.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Customer care let us know that your first box will now always be either their Welcome Box or the current month’s box, followed by the normal schedule the following month.

COUPON: Get a free extra month when you sign up for a 6 or 12 month subscription. No coupon needed - just use this link.

Keep track of your subscriptions –  add BarkBox to your subscription list or wish list!

Check out all my reviews of Barkbox and the Pets Subscription Box Directory!

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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!

Posted in Pet Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Dogs| Tags: barkbox | 2 comments

Comments (2)

  1. Wow what an impressive box. If I could be assure this is the one I would get I would jump. Will have to watch this more closely.

  2. I can’t decide who or what is cuter – Buckles or the contents of this box? Ok, it’s Buckles, but what an wonderfully curated selection this month! I think that I want a Merv the Squimaid for myself.

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