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February 2016 PetGiftBox for Cats Unboxing
PetGiftBox is one of the most popular subscription boxes for pets, so when a coupon came around, I decided to give it a try and judge it for myself. They have boxes for both cats and dogs and this time I purchased a cat box to give to my beloved Annabeth.
The box included a card detailing the items and their values, but, as always, I have done my own research into the values to verify whether they are accurate.
They write your pet’s name on the box, which is fun.
The first item in the box was a Charming Pet brand Snap Cat toy. This is a unique toy that Annabeth enjoyed, as you can see in the video. You squeeze the mouse portion to make the tail flip up and down. Annabeth likes playing with it when I hold it upright, but is less inclined to play if I place the toy on the ground. PetGiftBox valued the toy at $9, whereas I found it selling for $7, which is the value I will be using in my analysis.
The second item was for me: a car magnet that reads “I Heart My Cat”. I don’t have a car, but this magnet also works great on the fridge. It sells for $5 directly from the manufacturer.
The third item was a bag of specially-branded K9 Bytes treats in a tuna and cheese variety. I think it’s really cool that PetGiftBox was able to get bags that reflect their brand and monthly theme - I don’t remember the exact theme, but it had to do with “love” for Valentine’s Day. These bags sell for $8 un-branded and that’s the value I’ll use in my analysis.
The fourth item was a catnip-filled heart from Imperial Cat. This is Annabeth’s new favorite toy! It’s simple, but fun to play with.
I couldn’t find this exact product for sale, but similar ones are priced at $3.
The fifth and final item was a catnip-filled heart pillow from Imperial Cat. I haven’t yet given it to Annabeth because I don’t want to overstimulate her, but I think she’ll enjoy it too. It was difficult to pinpoint the price of this item. It sells for $15 at Walmart, but has a suggested retail price of $4 at wholesalepet.com. For my analysis, I’m averaging the two prices to get a value of $8.
Overall, the February 2016 PetGiftBox for cats contained a variety of fun items that fit the monthly theme. Was it worth the cost? The cost of a PetGiftBox ranges from $18.99 to $28.99 depending on the length of the subscription. PetGiftBox listed the month’s items as having a total MSRP of $42.99, a value far beyond the box’s cost, but I of course did my own analysis. Based on my analysis, the box’s items were worth around $31 - still worth more than the highest costing subscription.
With that being the case, I’m happy to recommend PetGiftBox for cat owners looking to get a good deal on a delivery of great gifts for their beloved feline. I also purchased a dog box for review, so look out for that in a few days if you have a preference for canines.
Recommended for: cat owners who want fun toys and treats at a good price
Not recommended for: people without cats or whose cats have too many toys (but is that really possible?)