Bullymake Box is a monthly subscription box for power chewers. You all have heard about (and seen) some of Nyx’s exploits with plush toys from dog subscription boxes so when I heard about this one, I had to sign up immediately. Nyx is definitely a power chewer! You pick your dog’s weight in 10-pound increments so this is a box for an 80-pound dog (Nyx weighs about 84 right now).
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 Toys-only, 80-pound, $39 a month, box.
About Bullymake Box
The Subscription Box: Bullymake Box
The Cost: $39 a month (save with 3, 6, and 12-month subscriptions)
The Products: Toys and treats specifically tailored for heavy chewing dogs (no plushes). You can also choose a “toys only” box. Because of Nyx’s dietary issues, I went with the “toys only” box. You can also enter specific allergy information in a box on the checkout screen.
Ships to: USA (free!), Canada for $8, and Internationally for an additional cost
Good to know: if you want a toys-only box, you must select that during sign-up. Otherwise, you will get the default box, which does include some treats.
Bullymake Box September 2018 Review
There wasn’t a theme this month:
Not all boxes are the same due to the fact that you can choose your dog’s size in 10-pound increments, choose a toys-only box, etc., but there is usually an information card highlighting an item or two from the box.
Note: You’ll see that I mentioned I subscribe to the “toys only” box, and you’ll see a few bags of treats below. The regular box was sent to me in error. I’m sharing the contents so you’ll see what you would receive if you subscribe to the regular box, and there is an update later in the review about my contact with customer service.
Bullymake Apple-Chicken Bars (6 oz) – Estimated Value $9
In addition to the apple and chicken in the name, noted ingredients include potato flour and vegetable glycerin (they are grain free). Of course, Nyx can’t have chicken, which is why we are subscribed to the toys-only box, but I will pass these along to someone who has a dog with fewer food allergies.
Bullymake Mint Leaves (4.5 oz) – Estimated Value $9
So close. These have pea starch instead of grain, which is wonderful, but they do also contain turkey liver. So, these will also be passed along. (Mint seems a little odd for a dog, but Nyx has had mint in some treats that are OK for her in the past, and she’s had some mint-flavored toys, and she seems to like it.)
Bullymake Pork Fumbles (5 oz) – Estimated Value $9
Pork is also on Nyx’s no-no list. These have brown rice as well and will also get passed along (I have an extended family with many, many dogs). If you are wondering about the estimated values, although these items are not in the Bullymake Shop yet, pretty much all of the Bullymake-branded treats are listed at $9.
Bullymake Leaf Chew – Listed Value $18
This is a nylon chew. In my experience, you’ll get one of these per month in a new and interesting shape. Nyx absolutely lives for these. They are her favorite toys of all time. Although many of them are flavored, they don’t seem to upset her IBD. They don’t last forever, but they do last quite long considering how obsessively she chews them. See some photos of her with it below.
Power Football – Listed Value $18
You’ll also usually get one rubber toy. These are variations on the KONG theme (that is, they have an inner compartment where you can put treats or peanut butter, and two holes so you don’t have to worry about suction and your dog’s tongue getting stuck). They are good to use with the treats from the box if you get the version with treats, but since we don’t do that for Nyx, I usually put a little peanut butter inside, or sometimes I fill them partially with water and freeze them (Nyx likes ice a lot). This was a peanut butter one and she spent a long time licking it but not much time chewing. Well, whatever works.
So anyway, I saw the box contents and contacted Bullymake Box customer service via their online chat. I explained the issue and they looked up my account. They said they’d send replacement items for the treats if I could provide a picture of my box contents (which I did). A couple of days later (it was really quite fast), I received this envelope. There was a rip in the end but it did have three toys.
Here are the toys we received. Do you remember how I said Nyx lives for nylon chews? So we were very happy to see the replacement items.
Bullymake Chili Chewer – Retail Value $18
This was also in the May Bullymake Box and Nyx thought it was great. (There are pictures of her with her earlier one here.) We don’t care if we’ve gotten the same item before because Nyx has no idea. This is totally new to her! And she loves it.
Nylon Ring Toy – Estimated Value $18
This didn’t have a label or anything, but based on appearance and construction I am just going to assume it is a Bullymake-branded nylon toy and give it the same value as the others. This is holding up pretty well so far. It doesn’t have a scent so I’m not sure if it’s flavored or not, but Nyx is loving it nonetheless.
XOXO Toy – Retail Value $18
This toy was in the February box and you can see some pictures of Nyx with it here. As with the chili toy, Nyx doesn’t remember that she’s had this before, and she is loving this as well. We now have enough nylon chews to last her quite a while (I like them too because they don’t have squeakers…).
Here are a few shots of Nyx with the tooth toy. These nylon chews are the highlight of her month.
Verdict: I did not calculate a value for the September 2018 Bullymake Box because much of what we received was not yet in the Bullymake Box shop. Regardless of whether you go with the original box or the toys-only box, there were five items this month, for an approximate cost of $8 per item. Nyx is over-the-moon happy to have so many nylon chews and I can rotate through them to better keep her interest.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your first shipment would be October’s. You can sometimes buy some of the exclusive toys at the Bullymake Shop if something catches your eye (this month’s toys may take a few weeks to get put into the shop). Also, please note there are some box variations here so you may not always receive the same box as Nyx gets, even if you choose the same profile values when you sign up.
Coupon – Use code Bullymake5 to save $5 off your first box!
Value Breakdown: This box costs $39 + free shipping, which means that each of the 5 items in the box has an average cost of $8.
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What do you think of the September 2018 Bullymake Box? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?