KitNipBox Cat Subscription Review + Coupon – August 2018
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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This review is of the Multi-Cat, $29.99 a month, box.
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 August 2018 Review
KitNipBox has monthly themes. Around holidays, they are holiday themes, but you can never predict what it’ll be at other times. This month it was a brunch theme:
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.
Safemade Croissant – Listed Value $5
This is a larger toy, not quite the size of your usual kicker, but a bit bigger than most of the other toys from the box. It has a soft, fuzzy texture and was popular for chin rubbing (most of my cats are seniors and not so active with playing, though they definitely still express an interest in toys).
All for Paws Bacon and Egg Combo – Listed Value $5
These are lightweight and crinkly and I’m pretty sure once Angus is better (you’ll see what I mean below) that I will start finding this downstairs in the living room and the dining room.
All for Paws Crinkly Stuffed Fish – Listed Value $5
This is another catnip plush with a variety of interesting textures (the “skin” is actually a bit scaly) and projections (I’m not sure if those are supposed to be guts or fins, but I guess it doesn’t matter, and I am probably the only person out there who thought they were fish guts, to be honest…). This is also crinkly. My older cats spent a lot of time investigating this one.
Max Pancake Pillow – Listed Value $5
This was what Monkey most wanted to rub his chin on, this month. It is a felt pancake that is a little thicker than most felt toys (and of course there is catnip inside). I’m sure the cats don’t care about the details on top, but I appreciated them.
LEAP Bubbly Kicker – Listed Value $6
This is a larger, kicker-style toy. Angus is the cat who will enjoy this the most, although he couldn’t really play with it in his current state (you will see what I mean below). I will be saving this for him, for the future.
Max Tea Party – Listed Value $5
I did not realize until I was getting ready to write the review that these were supposed to be tea bags. (I’ve received a lot of tea bag-shaped toys in cat subscription boxes lately.) But I have to say, I didn’t really care what they were *supposed* to be because the feathers, string, and interesting fabric were enjoyed quite a bit by my kitties. These are small and good for tossing, as well.
Tender and True Sustainable Ocean Whitefish and Potato Cat Food Sample – Listed Value $1.50 (buy 7 pounds here for $25.99)
At first, I thought this was a treat, but it makes more sense as a food sample (I don’t often read the information card first thing, but dig right into the items). The first ingredient is sustainably caught whitefish and this is a dry food that is free of wheat, corn, and soy. I am actually happy to get a food sample as Angus is having some allergy issues and we might need to do a diet change, and this is a brand we haven’t tried before, with a new protein source for him.
This is much less than 12 fl oz so I’ve used the value from the information card. This is water flavored with catnip and salmon oil and is not actually bubbly, despite “champagne” on the label (cats don’t need to drink bubbly things, though…). Monkey is my big cat wine fan although most of the others were interested in at least a sniff.
Gratuitous cat photos below:
Angus eats a kibble. You’ll notice he is wearing an e-collar. Well. Last week he had this place on his chest where the fur was gone, and over the week it got bigger and angrier-looking, so I took him to the vet, and it seems to be an allergy issue, so we are using topical medicine and he got an antibiotic shot and it is already better, but he needs the e-collar so he doesn’t lick it while it is healing. Anyway, he is not up to his usual antics right now.
Angus investigates other items from the box. (He has now been shut in a back bedroom with water and a litterbox because we can’t continue to chase him for 20 minutes every time he needs his medicine!)
Monkey and Angus eat some kibbles off the floor.
Monkey sniffs some of the toys from the box (a prelude to rubbing his face on them).
Monkey with the wine. He was a fan.
Madison was also a fan of the kibble.
Madison with some of the toys from the box.
Madison likes this toy. Sneaky always looks bored, even when she is not.
Sneaky’s primary interest is food. But, like, real food, not pretend food. (She plays with these toys in the morning while waiting for breakfast. I just don’t have the foresight to get the camera ready for those times. I am too sleepy to really function beyond routine.)
Mr. Kitty had been hiding under the couch (don’t ask me why, I don’t know) so he was a little confused when I took these. In case you were wondering, he is officially out of his e-collar.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $37.50 for the August KitNipBox. Once again, I appreciated the variety of toy types (and textures) and I think the box contents show you can stick with a theme while still providing different kinds of items. I know I haven’t provided links for most of the products, and that’s because I can’t usually find these brands for sale at retail prices online. I do occasionally see these brands in other cat subscription boxes, and I have found them at wholesale websites before (just not with retail prices), so while I don’t think you would be able to find some (or all) of these items at stores, I feel like Kitnipbox is probably sourcing them from wholesale suppliers, which is a perfectly reasonable thing to do. Also, I would not be opposed to getting other premium cat food samples in future months, as this is a great way to try new foods since that the independent pet store I used to go to closed a while back and I don’t want to just have like 10 different 5-pound bags of kibble open at once.
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 July’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:
- Croissant toy $4
- Bacon and egg toys $4
- Fish toy $4
- Pancake toy $4
- Champagne kicker $4.80
- Tea bag toy $4
- Food sample $1.20
- Cat wine $4
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