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KitNipBox Cat Subscription Review + Coupon – May 2018

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KitNipBox is a monthly subscription box just for cats. Each month, expect a themed selection of toys and treats for your kitty! None of the food products in the box are made in China, though some of the toys may be. All KitNipBox toys are thoroughly assessed for quality and safety by the KitNipBox team.

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

This review is of the Multi-Cat, $29.99 a month, box.

Kitnipbox May 2018 review

About KitNipBox

The Subscription Box: KitNipBox

The Cost: $19.99 a month for the “Happy Cat” box and $29.99 a month for the “Multi-Cat” box. 

COUPON: Use code SUBSCRIPTIONADDICTION15 to save 15% off your first box!

The Products: Toys, treats, and occasional health or hygiene items for cats.

Good to know: There is a “no treat” option for cats with allergies and food sensitivities!

Ships to: U.S. (free), Canada, and the U.K. (for countries not mentioned, contact KitNip Box for options)

KitNipBox May 2018 Review

KitNipBox has monthly themes. Around holidays, they are holiday themes, but you can never predict what it’ll be at other times:

The information card included a list of items in the box. They included values and I have used a lot of these below because KitNipBox toys can be hard to find for sale online. This month had a rainy tea party theme.

‘R Squad Purrl Grey Tea Toss Toy

‘R Squad Purrl Grey Tea Toss Toy – Listed Value $5

This is a soft, lightweight catnip pillow toy. Sometimes Mr. Kitty will actually show interest in these, although this was more of an Angus item this time. This is a great size for tossing around and I just know I will find it down on the first floor of the house next week or something. Because that’s what Angus does.

So Bright Freeze Dried Chicken Treats (0.81 oz) – Retail Value $3.29 (found here for $2.99)

The treats this month are freeze-dried chicken. Sneaky ate a few (Sneaky will eat almost anything) and Angus ate one, but by and large, my cats are just not fans of freeze-dried meat.

Best Pet Grey Motorized Hamster

Best Pet Grey Motorized Hamster – Listed Value $3

This is one of those toys where you pull a little string in back and it vibrates. I tried this with most of the cats and got very little reaction. It’s a little heavy because of the motor mechanism, but I think someone has been batting it around because it’s moved across the bedroom floor at some point.

Leap Delicious Catnip Donut – Listed Value $5

This is another one Angus likes, and Mr. Kitty seemed to like cuddling it. I will admit to putting Monkey’s tail through the donut hole. He walked around like that for awhile before it fell off. I think he was not amused. (This one is a catnip plush, too.)

SFG Dangling Doormouse – Listed Value $6

Dangler toys are tied with wand toys as my cats’ favorites. Naturally, my cats prefer the wrong end (Madison really liked chewing on the elastic, so this one now has a home on a high shelf so he can’t get ahold of it unsupervised).

All for Paws Cream and Sugar Wand

All for Paws Cream and Sugar Wand – Listed Value $7

Here is a wand toy with catnip plushes and lots of interesting textures. Sneaky and Angus are my wand toy fans and both of them liked this.

All for Paws Crinkle Tea Pot

All for Paws Crinkle Tea Pot – Listed Value $4

Here is the last catnip toy; this is flatter than some of the others and crinkles. Madison really likes the yarn texture on this one and of course Monkey wanted to rub his chin on it (that is Monkey’s standard response to all items you hold up in front of him, though, from phones to pliers to lipstick tubes).

Gratuitous cat photo time:

Angus liked the wand. (That is a very small part of my beading stash you see behind him.)

Angus did eat one treat but he wasn’t interested in more after that.

Monkey sniffs the teapot.

Monkey with the donut on his tail. He hasn’t been in a playful mood lately, I guess he is just getting older. (I think he is maybe 12 but that is speculation. I have had him since late 2007.)

Mr. Kitty has taken up residence on this old sofa lately. I think he likes it because it is low so it is easier for him to get up on (he doesn’t have to guess as much when he jumps, which is nice since he can barely see anymore).

I usually end up bleeding after giving Sneaky treats.

Naturally, the camera went off a split second AFTER she bit the wand.

Madison is not amused by being posed with toys.

These are a little hard to see because Madison and the string on the dangler are both black, but here he is, biting and pulling on the string. He was having so much fun.

Verdict: I calculated a value of $33.29 for the May KitNipBox. That is a few dollars above the month-to-month cost of the box. One thing I think KitNipBox does a good job of is sticking to a theme without forcing it (like a box I received once, that shall remain nameless, that had a “zoo” theme and included a US Army-licensed stuffed bear). I appreciate the variety of toy textures once again and also that everything was on the small/lightweight side. I do, however, wish that cat subscription boxes would let you opt out of freeze-dried meat treats, as my cats are just not fans.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Your first KitNipBox will ship right after your payment processes, so you should still be able to get May’s box if you sign up now.

Coupon – Save 15% off your first box with code SUBSCRIPTIONADDICTION15

Value Breakdown: At $29.99 a month for this box, you are paying approximately the following per item:

  • Pillow toy $4.50
  • Treats $2.96
  • Motorized toy $2.70
  • Donut toy $4.50
  • Dangler toy $5.41
  • Wand toy $6.31
  • Teapot toy $3.60

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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).

Posted in KitNipBox Reviews, Pet Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Cats| Tags: kitnipbox | 4 comments

Comments (4)

  1. Thank you so much for this pawsome review, Ragan! We’re so glad your adorable kitties are enjoying the goodies in their May box! For picky eaters or kitties with food sensitivities, we offer a no-treats option in which you’re sent a box that contains an extra toy or accessory in place of the treats! 🙂

  2. We have had that SFG Dangling Doormouse for years. The string has since been cut off or broken off, who remembers lol, and my cats love playing chase with that mouse now.

    • I have to keep it away from my cats when I am not there. Someone is otherwise likely to eat the string.

  3. Hi Ragan. Great review! Happy fur Moms day! Love the pics

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