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Cost: $9.95 (Snack). $19.95 (Deluxe). $39.95/month (Premium). $59.95 (Multiple Pet)
Ships To: United States.
Coupon Code: “ramblings20″ to save 20% off your first box.
PetBox, who kindly sent me this (Premium) box to review, is a monthly subscription box for pets (dogs or cats) that allows you to select what items you wish to receive in your box! They are (I believe) the only box out there that allows you to do this. You get six “points” to spend to build your box with whatever you choose. You can also opt for a “Surprise Me” box in which PetBox will hand-select your items for you. You can opt for a dog box, a cat box, or a combination dog / cat box. I receive the “Surprise Me” Dog Box to review on a monthly basis.
PetBox ships within 48 hours of ordering and says to expect your box in ten business days or less (depending on your location). When I posted my picture of all the boxes I received when I was out of town, everyone seemed to focus on this one because it said cat all over it. One of the ends of the box is dog themed and the other is cat. Anyway, it appears that many people need a cat box, and yes, PetBox offers one! Maybe next month I will see if I can swap out my normal dog review box for a cat one so everyone can see what’s in it!
With the “Surprise Me” option, PetBox selects your items for you, however, they typically send more than the six credits allotted if you pick your own items in the “Surprise” boxes. PetBox indicated that the amount of “points” included in the Surprise box option depends on their inventory for the month.
PetBox doesn’t include an information card, but my box contained the following items for Baxter and Buddy:
~Bionic Toss-N-Tug ($11.95): Well this is pretty slick. You can use it like a frisbee to play or you can tie it up and it turns into a chew / tug toy! So cool. I am going to pass this on to my brother’s big dogs since my dogs never quite understood the concept of fetch.
~Nature’s Miracle Green Leaf Stain & Odor Remover ($8.79): Oh we totally need this. Luckily (HA) I had the opportunity to test it out and it seems to work very well! I am going to try use it with my steam cleaner later today to see how that works.
~Yaky Charms Pop Em ($2.19): I need to get my brother’s dogs over here and have a big dog party so we can pop these things up! You put the bag in the microwave just like you would with popcorn. It yields a lot (well a lot for my dogs) of snacks so I think the boys need to share with their cousins!
~Twigo Pet ID Tag ($9.99): This is a great idea! This is a silent tag, meaning it won’t make a bunch of noise when it bags up against your dogs other tag(s). You write their name / number on it, boil it and then they are set to wear it. The best part is that it’s reusable, so you can change up the contact phone number of you will be on vacation or get a new number, etc. I need to order a second one so both boys can have one.
~PawGanics Grooming Wipes ($6.99): The curries were very happy to see these because it means that when they get themselves all dirty I can wipe them down instead of giving them a bath all the time. They work, but obviously not as good as a full bath. Way easier though. They are like baby wipes – but for dogs.
~Lickety Stix ($5.99): I am totally cracking up because I am thinking back to when we got this same item in a different dog box a year or two ago and my dogs just didn’t get it. They were so confused. If you have tried this, did your dog get it right away? Should I try again or give this to my brother’s dogs who are bigger and, well, probably smarter than Baxter and Buddy. Well one of them is anyway ;).
All totaled I came up with a value of $45.90 for our July 2014 PetBox! I was actually surprised that the value on this one wasn’t higher because I thought it was packed nice and full! I received the Premium Box which is $39.95/month, but like with most subscriptions, prices do decrease if you purchase a longer subscription!
What do you think of PetBox? Something you’d be interested in? Click here if you are interested in learning more or want to subscribe. And don’t forget that PetBox is on Gilt city right now! You can check out all the details on that here.