We review Petbox Subscription Boxes for Pets
Pet Subscription Boxes-Treats for Fido or Kitty
by Paige Estigarribia
The Dollar Stretcher was sent one of the monthly Petbox subscription boxes to facilitate this review. The Dollar Stretcher received no compensation for this review. The opinions in the article are those of the author.
Sometimes, nothing is better than the look on your dog's face when you give him/her a treat. So when Petbox asked us to take a look at their monthly subscription box to review, we were happy to oblige! And we weren't disappointed! When our Petbox came, it was loaded with great treats and pet care tools for Fido's health and happiness. So what did we think?
What is a Petbox Subscription?
Petbox was initially created to help pet owners find great, premium brands for their pets, all at prices below discount. Members actually get to choose the items that go in each month's Petbox subscription. Pet owners fill out a form to provide information about their pets, and this helps tailor suggestions. Petboxes are available for both dogs and cats. And if you don't want to pick the items each month in your box delivery, members can also opt to be surprised each month! When you sign up your pet, you get a total of 6 points. The surprise box is 6 points. Or you can look through the items and choose ones where your total will equal six points. Those will be the items for that month's pet delivery.
What Came in Our PetBox?
When we opened our Petbox, we were pleasantly surprised! Included in our box was the following:
Bistro bites Peanut Butter and Applesauce treats (ARV $3.00)One Aussie Naturals Aussie Ear (100% Natural Water Buffalo) (Couldn't find an ARV for these sold individually)
Furminator DeShedding Tool (ARV $40.43)
Tropiclean Fresh Breath Clean Teeth Gel (ARV $13.43)
InClover Glow for Skin and Coat treat (ARV $8.99)
The Honest Kitchen Valentine Quickies treats (ARV $9.99)
Approximate ARV of all items is $75.84 (not counting the Aussie ear). Overall a nice assortment of 6 great pet items for our furry friends here at The Dollar Stretcher.com!
Why We Loved the Petbox
We loved the assortment of products that came in the box, from treats, to toothpaste, to a deshedding tool, Petbox sent us a great variety of items that were wonderful for our pets. The Furminator worked great, and all of our Dollarstretcher doggies loved all of the different treats!
We also loved the cost of the box, versus the cost of the items individually. According to the Petbox website, a month-to-month subscription can run $39.99. However if you sign up for a 12-month subscription in advance, then your monthly charge is only $29.99. There's also the option to purchase a 6-month subscription for $35.00 per month, and a 3-month subscription for $37.00 per month. Even at the highest monthly cost of $39.99 per month, and based on our price research online, our box contents cost more than that combined. So the Petbox is a great deal for all of the contents in the box!
What to Think About Before Signing Up for a Petbox subscription
In our opinion, before you sign up for a Petbox subscription, be sure to think about your budget for pet items. If you find that you are already spending (or can afford to spend) $39.99 (or less, depending on your monthly subscription choice) on pet care items and/or pet related treats, then a Petbox subscription can be an really fantastic value for six pet items for your dog or cat family member. The choices online for things you can add to your box are great, and you can always opt to be surprised, as we were, and the value was great too! However, if you typically don't spend that much monthly on treats or pet care items for your pet, then, depending on your monthly subscription choice, a Petbox subscription may cost more than you are already spending in your pet budget.
And that's it! Petbox subscription boxes are a fantastic way to get great new treats for your dog or kitty at a lower price.
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