Whiskerbox Subscription Review + Coupon – September 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)
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 September 2018 “High As A Kitty” 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:
This month we are back to a standard information card with a list of items on the back.
Personalized Cat Apparel from Cat Couture – Listed Value $35
This has a hand-knitted feel to it (and it appears to be made from worsted weight or chunky-type yarn). I do not know what type of animal this is, though? Anyway, I always have fun putting these on my cats. (Well, on Madison, Monkey, and Mr. Kitty. I can’t usually get them on Angus and Sneaky.)
Retro Sunglasses from Cat Couture – Listed Value $15
My cats were a little less keen on these than on the hat. Except for Monkey. Monkey looked pretty cool in them. You can see some examples below.
Certified Organic Catnip from House of Cat – Listed Value $10
This is from a Canadian Etsy seller and there is no plain catnip listed in their shop right now, just valerian and a catnip/valerian mix. So I’ve used the value from the information card, though it seems a bit steep. Monkey enjoyed this right out of the bag but I will be using the bulk of it to refresh all of our various cardboard scratchers.
Party Puff Catnip Toy from Stark Raving Cat – Listed Value $10
I can’t find this on the Stark Raving Cat site or Etsy shop, so I’ve again used the value from the information card. This is handmade but seems pretty securely put together (as in, no one has been able to destroy it so far). My kitties were mostly interested in the feather, but that is not surprising in the least.
Angus sniffs a few things from the box. I tried to get him into the hat but that was a no-go.
I had to trap Madison in the bathroom to get these things on him. He was not amused.
Sneaky says “no” to the glasses.
Sneaky with some of the other items from the box.
Monkey sniffed the catnip. Then he started licking it.
Monkey in the hat.
Monkey looking stylish in the sunglasses. If you wonder why the angles are odd, I was down on the floor with him.
Mr. Kitty in the glasses. You can’t even tell he is missing an eye.
Mr. Kitty investigates the catnip.
And here he is in the hat. I think he was sleepy. But in general, he is doing much better since he started insulin.
Verdict: I could not calculate an independent value for the September 2018 Whiskerbox. None of the items were available for retail purchase on the web so every value up above is from the information card. I would say, these are typical contents for this box – one piece of apparel, a toy, and a few other items that could fall into several categories (treats, catnip, more toys, etc.). If anyone has any ideas what the hat is supposed to be, please let me know in the comments. It is funny regardless of what it is. My cats enjoyed the toy and the catnip, and I got a kick out of the other items. I also appreciate finding out about some smaller/independent makers.
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 October’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, the per-item average value is about $12.49.
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