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Meowbox Cat Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 2019

Meowbox August 2019 - Box

Meowbox is a monthly subscription box for cats filled with fun, unique toys and natural, grain-free, organic, or locally-made treats.

My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

Meowbox August 2019 - Inside

They put your cats’ names inside the lid!

Meowbox August 2019 - Review

About Meowbox

The Subscription Box: Meowbox 

The Cost: $22.95 a month plus free shipping. You can also choose bi-monthly deliveries with free shipping.

COUPON: Use code ADDICTION to save 10% off all subscriptions!

The Products: 5-7 toys and treats per month for your cat.

Good to Know: Meowbox will substitute non-food items for cats with special dietary requirements.  (There is a box to check during the signup process if you want to do this.) And for every Meowbox you buy, they give one can of food to a shelter cat!

Ships to: The US and Canada for free

Meowbox August 2019 Review

Meowbox has a lot of exclusive toys that are usually pretty popular with my cats. From my perspective, it’s nice to see some things that don’t turn up in other cat subscription boxes:

Meowbox August 2019 - Booklet Front Meowbox August 2019 - Booklet Back

The information card typically just gives a URL for finding out more information about the items in the box.  The picture is adorable, as usual. This month had a safari theme.

Meowbox August 2019 - Monkey Business Ring Chaser

Monkey Business Ring Chaser – Retail Value $8.50

This is really cute. Sneaky liked it a lot, both the monkey end and the ring end that’s supposed to go on your finger. The string is some type of elastic and stretchy, and of course there’s catnip in the monkey. Dangler and wand toys are favorites around here and we are always happy to see them.

Meowbox August 2019 - Safari Hat

Safari Hat – Retail Value $5.00

I wasn’t sure if this was a toy or a costume item so I tried using it as both (the product page says it is intended as both!). Monkey wore it and Sneaky played with the strings. It is kind of crinkly and makes for a good interactive toy.

Meowbox August 2019 - Le Sharma Trading Wool Snake

Le Sharma Trading Wool Snake – Retail Value $5.00

I am always happy to see items from this company in a subscription box. These are made in Nepal with 100% wool. More importantly, Angus thinks they are awesome. I recently cleaned out under a large piece of dining room furniture and found some other Le Sharma toys that he’d put under there. Right now Angus is on mirtazapine (an appetite stimulant) and a side effect of this medication is that cats will wander around making loud noises with toys in their mouths (sounds bizarre, but Mr. Kitty did the same thing way back when so I have seen this exact behavior in 100% of my cats who have taken this medication). Last night Angus started doing this with the little snake toy in his mouth. Now I have to check the floor before I let the dog out so Angus doesn’t lose his new favorite toy.

Meowbox August 2019 - Tippy the Toucan

Tippy the Toucan – Retail Value $6.00

This is just a bundle of interesting textures in one toy. Madison liked the feathers and Sneaky and Angus both enjoyed tugging on the legs.  No one managed to damage it so I guess it is pretty well-made!

Meowbox August 2019 - Ourpets Zoo Crew Plush Animals Zebra

Ourpets Zoo Crew Plush Animals Zebra – Retail Value $8.99

This price seems a little steep but this item is sold out in a lot of places. It is unusual to receive an existing toy rather than a custom one in Meowbox, but this certainly does fit with the theme. This is a small catnip plush with a rope tail and some fuzzy hair and Monkey appreciated all of the different textures. I’ve put this in his morning sunny spot (the cats move around to different windows throughout the day as the sun moves through the sky).

Meowbox August 2019 - My Mighty Lion Captain Cod

My Mighty Lion Captain Cod (2.65 oz) – Retail Value $3.99

From what I can tell, My Mighty Lion is the Canadian version of My Little Lion (probably for trademark reasons?). Meowbox is actually from Canada and so you do tend to receive Canadian treats from time to time. Because these aren’t easy to get in the US, I’ve linked to the My Little Lion version that you can buy. These are semi-moist treats and my cats think they are awesome.

Here are some kitty photos for you:

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Angus enjoys some of the toys from the box.

Meowbox August 2019 - Madison 1

Madison inspects the toucan. He is kind of skittish and kept running off so you won’t see any other pictures of him this time around.

Meowbox August 2019 - Monkey 1 Meowbox August 2019 - Monkey 2 Meowbox August 2019 - Monkey 3

Monkey sniffs a treat and models the hat.

Meowbox August 2019 - Sneaky 1 Meowbox August 2019 - Sneaky 2 Meowbox August 2019 - Sneaky 3 Meowbox August 2019 - Sneaky 4 Meowbox August 2019 - Sneaky 5 Meowbox August 2019 - Sneaky 6

Sneaky performed well for this photo session! I’m sure she’d be embarrassed if she knew I was putting these pictures on the internet, though.

Verdict: I calculated a total value of $37.48 for August’s Meowbox. That’s a really good deal for a cat subscription box. Meowbox usually comes in quite nicely in terms of value, but perhaps just as importantly, my cats really like the toys in this box. I thought the theme was cute and everything stuck to it really well, even the treats this time.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? It is too late for the August box, so your subscription would likely start with September, but you can buy some of the individual items from the Meowbox store; just click the links in the item names.

COUPON: Use code ADDICTION to save 10% off all subscriptions!

Value Breakdown: At $22.95 for the subscription plus shipping, you are paying approximately the following per item:

  • Monkey toy $5.20
  • Hat $3.06
  • Snake $3.06
  • Toucan $3.67
  • Zebra $5.50
  • Treats $2.44

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Written by Ragan Buckley

Ragan Buckley

Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She’s now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn’t give up beauty boxes entirely).

Posted in Pet Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Cats| Tags: meowbox | 5 comments

Comments (5)

  1. I don’t know what it means, but one of my cats doesn’t take any meds but he does wander around making loud noises with toys in his mouth! I had no idea it was a thing. I thought it was just him being weird!

    Love Sneaky in that hat!

    • ** oops. I meant Monkey!

  2. Is it sad that I am burnt out and dumping all my beauty subs and now eyeing the one for cats? Lol.

    • I got a little burned out on beauty subs a few years back and don’t have too many any longer. Birchbox is like so not tempting anymore. But there are so many other categories of boxes I can still satisfy my need to get packages all the time.

  3. This is my favorite cat subscription, paws down! Thumbs up from me and claws up from my kitties. The toys are beyond precious and my kitties love them. I have opted for a toys only box, so I got an additional toy in place of the snack–a too cute for words dainty felt snake, which is the favored toy of 2 of my 3 babies.

    The photos of your kitties are just precious.

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