BarkBox for Large Dogs Box Review + Coupon – November 2018
BarkBox is a subscription box for dogs. It’s the most popular dog subscription box. You’ve seen Buckles with the small dog version, and here you’ll find the large dog Bark Box with Ardy. He’s a ~70 lb, 10-year-old boxer.
FYI – Now through 11/24, use this link and coupon code BARKFRIDAY18 to get an extra toy FREE in every box when you sign up for a 6-month OR 12-month BarkBox subscription. (To redeem your Extra Toy Club membership, simply select “Yes, Please” on the Pupgrade page and enter coupon code BARKFRIDAY18 ).
This review is of the 50+ pound dog box ($29/month) and included various holiday themed toys and treats.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: BarkBox
The Cost: $29 per month on a month-to-month plan, save with longer subscriptions!
The Products: Toys, treats, and grooming products selected for your dog based on size (choose “Small and Cute” for 0-20 pounds, “Just Right” for 20-50 pounds, and “Big & Bold” for dogs 50+ pounds).
Ships to: U.S. and Canada
BarkBox For Large Dogs Review
This month’s theme was the Grinch which was perfect as it just started getting cold and feeling like the holidays. It’s also timed with the Grinch movie which came out earlier this month.
Ardy was definitely curious to dig around. He tends to like to explore but ultimately I knew he was honed in on the treats at the bottom of the box.
The greeting card was a nice touch when opening the box, but honestly, Ardy was ready to get to what was underneath it.
Fred The Reindeer – Retail Value $10.00
This was Ardy’s favorite of the toys and he’s still running around the house with it from time to time. While it’s a bit fuzzier than he usually goes for, he latched onto it right away and like it, even more, when he realized it had a squeaker. Despite him carrying it around with him and squeaking around the MSA office for a few weeks, the toy is holding up well.
Turkey Chew Stick – Estimated Value $3.00 (based on a different flavor in the BarkBox Shop)
The turkey chew didn’t make it out of the photo studio. Ardy ate this up in about 5 minutes while we were running through the photographs we had just taken. It was a nice one-off treat but don’t expect it to last more than one sitting.
Stink, Steak, Stunk Beef Dog Treats
You can tell Ardy liked this from his focus in the picture above. What confirmed it for me was when I came home, and I found this bag ripped open and empty. Turns out I didn’t keep his treat closet completely closed, and this is what he chose to steal from there. He looked guilty and content after eating the bag but luckily wasn’t sick to his stomach after. This all adds up to make for a good treat.
Merry Turkey Or Whatever Treat – Retail Value $5.00
Another treat that Ardy clearly liked from the photos we took. I can confirm no hands were lost in the process. This was a good treat that was solid in consistency and not too smelly, so you could throw it in your jacket pocket out on a walk.
Grinchy Gift, large – Retail Value $10.00
Good compact toy with a squeaker. It’s perfect for an indoor game of fetch, or at least that’s the use Ardy found for it.
The Grinch With Grinchy Gift
While this toy looked cool it has gotten zero attention from Ardy. We’ll probably end up handing it over to a friend’s dog during the holidays.
Max’s Antlers – Retail Value $8.00
Perfect for a photo session, but I can imagine most dogs would like to have this on for long. I held onto this in case we do some family Christmas pictures, and it’s pretty funny for a quick picture.
Verdict: Overall, I think this box was a great value. For $29 a month, including shipping, we received $36 worth of toys and treats (not including the Grinch toy and Stink, Steak, Stunk treats). Ardy is using two of the three toys consistently and none of them have broken yet. The treats are mostly gone (partially duo to his pantry raid), so I know Ardy definitely liked them. Also, the fact that none of the treats made Ardy sick to his stomach (which can be tender at times) was another win.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, as of publication, this box was still available!
Now through 11/24, use this link and coupon code BARKFRIDAY18 to get an extra toy FREE in every box when you sign up for a 6-month OR 12-month BarkBox subscription. (To redeem your Extra Toy Club membership, simply select “Yes, Please” on the Pupgrade page and enter coupon code BARKFRIDAY18 ).
After today, get a free extra month when you sign up for a 6 or 12 month subscription (SUBADDICTION) or $10 Barkshop credit (ADDICTION) any new BarkBox Subscription. Barkshop credit code emailed 3-5 business days after purchase with coupon code SUBADDICTION or ADDICTION
Value Breakdown: This box costs $29 + free shipping, which means that each of the 7 items in the box has an average cost of $4.14.
Check out lots of great boxes for dogs in the Pet Subscription Box Directory! And see Liz and Eric’s reviews of the small dog version of BarkBox, along with the SuperChewer version of Barkbox reviews here!
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What do you think of the November 2018 BarkBox dog subscription box? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?