Tuesday, January 20, 2015

PetBox (Dog) January 2015 Review + Great Groupon Deal!

Methinks this blog has gone to the dogs!  Yes, this is my third review in a row on a dog subscription box.  What can I say?  When it comes to my Tucker, there aren't too many limits!

My last post contained a short rant regarding the lack of customization in most pet boxes. PetBox is the only one I've found that does have an option for choosing your own items. Lately, I've been taking that route to avoid getting the soft toys (however cute!) since Tucker doesn't play with them at all. He does like hard chew toys and chase toys but we really have enough of those at the moment. So this month he got a box full of edible items, basically his idea of heaven!

PetBox has come up with a creative way of allowing subscribers to choose their own items. They allot a certain number of points which you can "spend" in their store in any way you please.  Each item has a point value.  You can pick and choose what you want up to your allowed total.  If you go over that total, there is a charge to make up the difference.  Of course, you can add as many a la carte items to your box as you want. The running point total is easily visible while you're shopping so you can add and delete items until you have the mix and price you want. If you have an easygoing dog who likes everything, you can let them choose for you.

To view the pricing structure for PetBox, check my November post.  Right now, there is a great Groupon deal through which you can get some tremendous discounts on PetBox. This has been running for a long time and the listing says there is a limited time remaining.  So if you're interested, act quickly. The three Groupon options are:
  • $11.99 for a 1-month deluxe box subscription ($19.95 value)
  • $32.99 for a 3-month deluxe box subscription ($59.85 value)
  • $59.99 for a 6-month deluxe box subscription ($119.70 value)
As mentioned above, I hand picked the items in our January box.  If I remember right, I exceeded the allocated points amount a little bit so there may be one more item in this box than you would normally get.  The first thing I chose for Tucker is this Beef Ear from Copper's Classics.  This is one of those "the more disgusting it is, the better he likes it" items!  I will save this for an extra special treat occasion.

To get the most point value possible, I went for quantity on the next one.  This is a 12 oz. bag of Barley, Brown Rice and Beef Liver dog treats from the American Kennel Club. These are about 2 inches long and the instructions recommend 2 or 3 a day for a dog Tucker's size. (Tucker's own recommendation somewhat exceeds that.)

I'm sure many of you can relate to having an older dog who hates dry dog food.  I had never seen a spray intended to entice a picky eater but that's exactly what this Bacon Spray is for.  Since Tucker is pretty much ruled by his nose, I think this is going to be a hit with him.

There is a package of all natural Peanut Butter & Berries dog treats from Lucky Dog. Tucker accepts unusual flavors readily as long as they come in the form of treats so I know he'll like these.

The last item is a good sized package of Tricky Trainers Liver Flavor Training Treats. These are chewy little pellets that I know Tucker will love.  Being the well mannered senior citizen that he is, he doesn't need any training so these will just add a bit of extra excitement to his day.

I am really pleased with this box.  For once, there is not one thing that will have to be given away. Of course, that's because Tucker and I were the curators and that's a HUGE benefit of subscribing to PetBox.

Now I think all the pet subscriptions are out of my system for a while!  Tucker is a happy camper and has enough toys and treats to last for a long, long time.

Thanks for sticking with me through all these pet box reviews!


P.S.  In case you have not noticed, PetBox and Pet Gift Box are two separate subscription companies. If you want to find out more about Pet Gift Box, click here.

Disclosure:  Views and opinions expressed in this blog are strictly my own.  Product discussed in this post was purchased with my own money. Post may contain referral or affiliate links.

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