BarkBox Review - April 2015 - Pet Subscription Box + PROMO CODE

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What is it? BarkBox 
How Much? $29 per month, plus $5 shipping. Save big on 3, 6, and 12 month pre-paid subscriptions (US$). 
What's in it? 4 or more products and presents for your dog

BarkBox is the original subscription box for dogs. I first subscribed to BarkBox in June 2013 and was very happy with the two boxes I received. BarkBox sends a monthly box of carefully selected products for your dog. Products may include toys, bones & all-natural treats, hygiene products, or innovative new gadgets. BarkBox also has a BarkShop so you can order more of your favourite products at a great rate.

I'm been wanting to do an updated review on BarkBox for quite a while. Along with a review, I also have a great story to share. BarkBox has referral program which awards you one free box for every new subscriber you refer. I cancelled my BarkBox subscription in July 2013, so I didn't think much about it, but this past October, I logged into my account to see that over the previous 18 months, I had earned over two dozen referral boxes! I knew I didn't need all those boxes myself and I remembered reading that, along with donating 10% of profits to animal rescue groups, BarkBox also offers subscribers the opportunity to donate their referral boxes. I contacted the folks at BarkBox to see what could be done and they were very happy and excited to help me out. They reactivated my account, set up a second subscription under my profile and arranged for the referral boxes to be sent to my local SPCA branch. The first box shipped in November 2014, so for the last 7 months, my local SPCA has been receiving this amazing gift thanks to BarkBox and all of the readers who signed up using my referral links. Not only that, but they are set to receive 25 more boxes! That's over two and half years of BarkBox, valued around $600 US, going to the SPCA in my community, all thanks to you guys! The BarkBox for a Good Cause program is pretty impressive and I'm grateful that through this blog, I was able to contribute.

 Now for the April box! The theme for April is "Fitness". 
Who said fitness couldn't be fun? Shed that winter weight with these healthy treats and workout friendly toys!
 Another cool feature of BarkBox is "Text-to-Reorder". Each item on the product card is assigned a "Reorder Code". When you are ready to purchase more of your pup's favourite product, simply text the code to the number listed on the card. BarkBox. You can also head over to the BarkShop to shop from any of the previous boxes.

Product Card 

Fabdog Boxing Gloves (Large, $16)
These are a BarkBox exclusive! I gifted them to Marshall, the giant Golden/Burmese cross and they were a hit. 

Health & Vitality Green Bark Gummies (4.2oz, $8)
These duck flavoured treats are grain-free and fortified with omega-3 rich chia!

Nootie LLC No Grainers Peanut Butter Pleasers (4oz, $7)
These are grain free soft peanut butter treats.

I somehow missed taking a solo photo of the next two items, but they are shown in the re-cap photo at teh bottom.

JW Pet Muscle Man Cuz (Medium, $5)
You can see it below in the final photo. It bounces like a ball and squeaks, but the feet and large size made it hard for Maizy the Australian Shepherd to pick it up. She lost interest pretty quick.

Etta Says Crunch Elk Chew ($3)
This chew is made from Elk and is safer to chew on than rawhide.

The April BarkBox contained five products, with a retail value of $39 US. This box costs $34 US including shipping, so it's just slightly more value received than cost paid. It's a great box of full size products, including toys and treats and they fit to the Fitness theme quite well. I prefer seeing a bit more variety, with a grooming product or some poop bags, but it's still a great box with plenty of items any dog would love. To get the most value out of BarkBox, I recommend signing up for a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription so you can get a lower cost per box. On a 12-month term, each box is only $19, plus shipping.

If you are interested in trying BarkBox, they have offered an exclusive promo code for Canadian Box Addict readers. Get 1 FREE box with 3 month, 6 month, and 12 month subscriptions to! Use code FREEBOXADDICT at checkout. Valid for new subscribers only, until May 26, 2015.

Click here to check out BarkBox.

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  1. Those boxing gloves look neat! Very nice box indeed.


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