BarkBox Review +Coupon Code – October 2015

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Cost: $29/month
Ships To: United States and Canada.  Shipping is an additional $5 to those outside the continental US and in Canada.
Coupon Code: Use code “RAMBLING” save 15% off ANY subscription plan.

BarkBox October 2015 Subscription Box Review - + Coupon Code
BarkBox October 2015 Subscription Box Review

BarkBox is a monthly subscription box for dogs. Each monthly box contains a combination of 4-6 treats, toys, and hygiene products that have been hand selected and approved by Scout (the dog), head product tester for BarkBox. All treats included in the boxes are sourced from the USA and Canada, and chews are sourced from the USA, Canada, South America, Australia and New Zealand, so you can be assured that your pet is only getting safe, high-quality items. Boxes can be customized based on the size of your pet (I get the Small box for the furries) and you can add an additional toy to your box for an extra $9/month. We have been getting BarkBox for ages and have always been satisfied with them.

BarkBox October 2015 Subscription Box Review - + Coupon Code
The Box

BarkBox ships via DHL Global Mail (starts out with DHL and is delivered by the Post Office) and took just a few days to arrive this month. I generally expect it to arrive on or around the 20th of the month.

BarkBox October 2015 Subscription Box Review - + Coupon Code
First Look
BarkBox October 2015 Subscription Box Review - + Coupon Code
Second First Look

This month’s box was larger than normal and when I looked inside I realized one.  One of the toys was huge!

BarkBox October 2015 Subscription Box Review - + Coupon Code
The Information Card

My information card didn’t have a theme stated on it, but it seemed Halloween themed to me.  Here’s what was included:

~BarkMade Peek-A-Boo-Hoo ($15): How cute is this owl?  I think this is a BarkBox exclusive.  It’s nearly the size of my dogs (well almost) and we all love it.

BarkBox October 2015 Subscription Box Review - + Coupon Code
BarkMade Peek-A-Boo-Hoo

~Bocce’s Bakery Chicken Treats ($3.39): The information card values these at $10, however you can buy a 14oz bag online for $9.50 so I am not sure where the $10 value for the 5oz bag we received is from?  These biscuits are all natural and contain human-grade chicken, pumpkin, oat flour and rosemary.  I think I will give these to my brother’s dogs.  They like crunchy treats like this.

BarkBox October 2015 Subscription Box Review - + Coupon Code
Bocce’s Bakery Chicken Treats

~Etta Says PB Go Treats ($1.99): Ohh, these treats are perfect for my little guys.  They are little, which my dogs love and they are packed with protein.  The container is great to throw in your purse and take to the dog park.

BarkBox October 2015 Subscription Box Review - + Coupon Code
Etta Says PB Go Treats

~Sawmill Creek Smokehouse Half Pig ($3): There is currently a giant battle in my house over this.  I don’t know which dog has it right now, but there’s a lot of growling and chasing each other around the house.  They love it.

BarkBox October 2015 Subscription Box Review - + Coupon Code
Sawmill Creek Smokehouse Half Pig

All totaled I came up with a value of $23.38 for the October 2015 BarkBox. Just like last month, the value on this one was pretty low – lower than normal.  I am also not sure what is up with the pricing discrepancies the past few months. BarkBox has been around for ages though and sends out high quality products, so I am going to give them the benefit of the doubt on it.  Maybe they are included shipping in some of their prices (I don’t)?

Do you subscribe to BarkBox?  What’d you think of this month’s box?  If you want to subscribe or learn more, click here. A monthly subscription is $29/month, but if you opt for a longer subscription, the price drops as low as $18/month (that’s what I get)!  And you can use the code “RAMBLING” to save 15% off ANY subscription plan!


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Jennifer is the author and founder of Subscription Box Ramblings. She first discovered subscription boxes in 2012 and has been addicted since. Current favorites include CAUSEBOX, Boxycharm and Beachly!

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Marie

    My Bootzie loved the toy she couldn’t get it fast enough. Both of them disliked the treats, they got the same as you except instead of the pig chew they got another salmon cigar (they got this in the first box and I notified them that my dogs don’t like it, so I don’t know why they sent another one that is smaller. Its still the salmon cigar, so I have to write to complain about it again. 🙁

  2. Colleen

    I got the box for a medium dog and mine was way better! I got a bear crinkle toy with a squeaker, a glow in the dark ball, pumpkin treats in a cute halloween container, soft chew salmon treats, and a nylon washable bone that has holes you can spread thinks like peanut butter and yogurt in! I was very pleased with it 🙂 I have two small dogs but I wasn’t happy with the small dog boxes so I went a size up and boy am I glad I did!!!

  3. Mary

    I got a similar box. Barkbox sends subscribers a survey each month so they can rate the contents of the box and offer suggestions for the future. I mentioned in my survey that I liked the box but was dissapointed in the value, which wasn’t what I had come to expect based on previous boxes. I mentioned that another toy or item would have made it a great box. Today, I got an email from customer support saying that they read my survey, were sorry about the low value, and gave me $10 plus free shipping to buy a toy from the barkshop! I am so impressed. That is truly excellent customer service.

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