KitNipBox Cat Subscription Review + Coupon – September 2019
KitNipBox is a monthly subscription box just for cats. Each month, expect a themed selection of toys and treats for your kitty! There are two subscription options: $19.99 a month for “Happy Cat” and $29.99 a month for “Multi-Cat.”
This is a review of the $29.99/month Multi-Cat Box.
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The Subscription Box: KitNipBox
The Cost: $29.99 a month + free US shipping.
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: The US (free), Canada ($6.95), and Australia ($7.95). For countries not mentioned, contact KitNipBox for options.
KitNipBox September 2019 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 social media 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.
Leap All-Nip Fuzzy Heart Pillow – Listed Value $5
This has only catnip instead of stuffing inside (and I think some of the catnip made it to the outside, because there were little bits of catnip on it and it sure was interesting to several cats). It’s a little heavy because of that, but still a good size for rolling around with. The outer fuzzy texture was a hit as well.
Safemade Social Meowdia Kicker – Listed Value $5
Madison (who was camera shy this month) liked the tail part of this kicker, so I would drag it around on the floor and he would watch and sometimes put his paw down on it. The kicker part is a different texture, more canvas-like. I feel like KitNipBox usually does a pretty good job with providing different textures to their toys, and this is something my cats like.
All for Paws Crinkle Fun Smartphone – Listed Value $6
This is a larger toy, close to the size of a real smartphone (though I know those vary) but thicker. It has something crinkly inside so I’ve put it in our home office, where Angus plays with toys at night and Monkey plays with toys in the morning and where no one can wake us up with it in the middle of the night. This one is a good size for wrestling and has two different textures as well.
All for Paws Catnip Selfie Stick Kicker – Listed Value $8
This has an unusual canvas texture and Monkey just wanted to rub his face on it. Well, whatever works! It’s reasonably lightweight, probably too big for a cat to toss around but not bad for wrestling.
Max Thumbs Up Toss Toy – Listed Value $5
The thumb part is some kind of felt, which is a favorite texture of Angus’s. The sleeve part is something else (also soft, but not sure what to call it). Madison spent a lot of time sniffing this so I guess the catnip is good.
CatsApp Icon Wand – Listed Value $7
There’s usually a wand toy in KitNipBox. This wasn’t my cats’ favorite because there were no feathers or little dangly parts, but Sneaky did pounce on it a few times. If you drag it on the floor, the end part bounces a little on rough surfaces like carpet, and that seems to keep the cats‘ interest a little more.
Petwinery Purrgundy (2 bottles) – Retail Value $9.90
I think I was only supposed to get one of these but there were two in my box. Probably one just got missed during packing. This is the “treat” for the month. Unfortunately, my cats really don’t do anything with this. They will sniff it but they won’t drink it. If I put it in a bowl on the floor where they can reach it, Monkey sticks his paw in there and then knocks it over and makes a mess on the floor and I’m not sure if this will stain but it seems likely to. This has catnip and salmon oil, which is a good source of omega 3 fatty acids, so if your cat *will* drink this, there will be a nutritional benefit.
Here are your gratuitous cat photos:
Angus really thought the heart toy was great.
Madison was not happy with me and wanted to go hide the whole time we were taking photos. I’m not sure what got into him.
Monkey sniffs and rubs his face on things. Typical Monkey behavior.
Sneaky really wanted into the box. She will sometimes bite the wand parts of wand toys, but she wouldn’t this time. I didn’t get any good photos of her going after the icon on the wand but she did pounce a few times.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $45.90 for the September KitNipBox, which is above the cost of the box by quite a bit. 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. There were several different textures and fabrics on the toys this month, and my cats appreciated these. The fuzzy heart was a big hit for sure. I do wish there’d been some treats instead of the cat wine, though, because my cats just don’t drink that stuff (believe me, we’ve tried).
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: This box costs $29.99 including free shipping, which means that each of the 7 items (counting the wine bottles as one since I think I was only supposed to get one) in the box has an average cost of $4.28.
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What did you think of the September KitNipBox? Do you subscribe to any cat boxes?