Whiskerbox Subscription Review + Coupon – August 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: $34.95 for the “Mew” subscription (4-5 items not including apparel), $49.95 for the “Meow” subscription (4-6 items including apparel)
COUPON: Use code msa10 to 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 August 2018 “Mystery Box” 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:
The box came inside this envelope, which is a first, but there were some large items that didn’t fit in the usual box.
I don’t really have a good basis for calculating or estimating a price on these. Costumes from this subscription are typically given values of around $45 on the information card when there is a standard one. I do rather like this costume. I can’t put it on a girl kitty without great risk of bodily injury, so you will see photos of three of my boys wearing it below. This one didn’t have buttons or snaps so it was actually easier to get the cats into (slips down over the head).
This requires two AAA batteries, which were not included, but we had some so I went ahead and set this up. At somewhat long intervals (I didn’t time them, but they seemed long), this starts making a noise and swinging the tail around. Most of the cats were interested in the tail (some even when it was not moving). This had a big suction cup so you could attach this to a surface.
Patchwork Pet PatchCat Natural Wand Mice (16”)
I could only find this on the manufacturer’s site, which appears to be wholesale only, and which doesn’t display prices. But, these are well made. They have nice, long wands (wand length for a cat toy like this is actually important) and several of my cats seemed interested in the mice on the ends (especially the tails).
Thin-Flex Cohesive Tape in Beige, 2-inches – Buy a Case of 24 Rolls for $34.95
My first reaction is: “What is this? I don’t even…” I really have no idea why this item was in this box, or what it has to do with cats. I suppose you could use it to bandage a cat, or perhaps to bandage yourself after the cat injures you from putting the costume on.
Angus enjoyed the toys from the safety of the box he has taken up residence in. He is probably going to have to go back into our home office so we can catch him to medicate him because his eosinophilic plaque (on his chest/neck) isn’t getting better. But no worries, I have a plan of action from the vet and we will take care of it.
I always thought Madison would look dashing in pink ruffles. Turns out, he just looks desperate. To get out of the costume.
Oh, but that last picture is pretty cute. (These pictures were all taken in the bathroom. He was trying to hide under the bed. Can’t imagine why…)
This day, I had a great talent for snapping pictures just *after* the main action. But Sneaky was in the mood to swat at these toys.
Sneaky is like, what is that thing you’re wearing?
I don’t usually think Monkey looks murderous, but, well, there might be a case for that here.
Poor guy has no idea what is going on, but he is stylish.
Verdict: I could not calculate a value for the August 2018 Whiskerbox. Most of the items were not available for retail purchase on the web, and there was no information card. I will say, other than the weirdness with the athletic tape, the contents of the box this month were representative of what you’d get each month – one piece of apparel, a few toys (but premium toys, such as the ones I received), maybe (but not always) a treat.
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 September’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, which means you are paying approximately $12.49 per item.
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