August BarkBox Review + Coupon (Total Eclipse Edition)

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Not only is BarkBox the most popular subscription box service for dogs, it’s also out of this world…especially this month! The August BarkBox theme was Invasion of the Space Squirrels and that was perfect to go with this week’s spectacular solar eclipse. In addition to 2 amazing dog toys and 3 tasty dog treats, the BarkBox also included some Canine-O-Vision space glasses. Special glasses so your dog could watch the total eclipse of the sun? Not exactly, but I’ll get to later.

We hope you’ll stay for our monthly BarkBox review, but if you’re just here for the BarkBox coupon code, scroll straight down to the end and find out how to snag a FREE BarkBox with any order of 1 month or longer!

Daisy’s been getting her BarkBox deliveries for several years now, and it’s still something we always look forward to! Each month we show you what toys and treats are inside that month’s BarkBox, and how the total value of the individual items compares to the price of a monthly subscription.

Be aware that each BarkBox subscription is customized for your dog’s size and allergies, so individual items will vary. Here’s what we got in her August Space-Themed BarkBox:

August BarkBox Dog Treats

Double Pork Apple Bar ($3 retail value) We get super excited whenever Daisy gets Etta Says! dog treats in her BarkBox. They are always full of crunchy, meaty goodness and this time we got double the yum with 2 crunch bars of pork and apple. One to enjoy now, and one to save for later.

Astro Bacon Dog Treats ($6 retail value) Everyone loves bacon, even aliens! These tasty treats have bacon blended with pork stock and molasses in an oat-and-brown rice batter to create a chewy, smoky snack. Wheat-free and all-natural.

Koha Jerky Bites ($8 retail value) These wild game flavor dog treats are a blend of pork liver and venison. Their grain-free, and only 4 calories per treat. We like the small size of these for pocket treats and training rewards.

August BarkBox Dog Toys

Mighty Mort Space Squirrel Dog Toy ($12 retail value) Born on Planet Squirrelion, this cute guy is full of squeaks and fun. He’s got a long furry tail that’s ideal for shredding and thrashing, and four tentacles that are perfect for a pup who loves to fetch and carry their alien pal while they play.

Pup and Away! Spaceship Dog Toy ($12 retail value) This toy is perfect for fetching and a game of tug, thanks to the rope at the end.  Daisy’s been having a blast flinging it around and chasing it when we launch it into orbit.

I’d mentioned that this month’s BarkBox included a very special pair of glasses. Since everyone we know has been hunting to find a pair of eclipse glasses, that’s what I first thought when I saw them. The info card explained that these special glasses are actually decoder glasses and that the paper in the box is encoded with some special messages.

“Look at the paper with the Canine-O-Vision glasses to decode the epic battle of Star-Pup vs Space Squirrel!”

I love the clever extras and attention to detail that the BarkBox folks come up with each month and this is a great example!

BarkBox Cost and Value

By our calculation, this month’s BarkBox had $41 worth of dog toys and treats if you were to purchase them all separately. That’s a great value when you consider that subscription prices start at $21/month with free US shipping. In addition to saving money, we also love the WOW-factor and excitement of getting a new delivery of surprises each month. It’s a chance to discover new dog treats and toys that we might not have known about otherwise.

BarkBox Coupon Code

Even better, get a FREE Month of BARKBOX added to any plan with coupon code WOOFWOOFMAMA when you order a 1, 6, or 12-month BarkBox subscription using this link.

Want to see what was in previous BarkBoxes and read other reviews? Visit our BarkBox Coupons and Reviews page for more!

Deal on Dyson Animal Upright Vacuum for Homes with Pets and Allergies

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Pet lovers, be sure to check out the Amazon Deal of the Day on this Dyson Ball Animal Upright Vacuum while it’s on sale for $80 OFF the regular price (28% OFF).

It’s a certified refurbished model which means that it comes with a manufacturer’s warranty and all the standard attachments. FREE Shipping is also included, and you can buy an additional warranty add-on for under $20!

This upright vacuum is designed for homes with pets, especially furry ones! It’s also a great vacuum for people with allergies, thanks to the HEPA filter.

  • Tangle-Free Turbine Tool has counter-rotating heads with brushes to remove pet hair from carpets and upholstery. The heads are positioned so that the brushes reach to the front and sides of the tool – drawing hair and dirt in from all directions.
  • Whole-Machine HEPA Filtration means it’s certified asthma & allergy friendly.
  • The Self-Adjusting Cleaner Head seals in suction across carpets and hard floors. The motorized brush bar with stiff nylon bristles drives deep into carpet to remove ground-in dirt.
  • The Instant Wand Release feature means that the hose and wand release in one smooth action, making it easy to clean up high.

Head on over to this page to read Dyson customer reviews and snag the deal!

Amazon Prime Day Pet Deals + Savings Tips

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In case you hadn’t heard, today is Amazon Prime Day! That means outrageous deals on the Instant Pot (31% OFF), the Amazon Echo (50% OFF), Roomba ($125 OFF) and all kinds of other tech and gadgets for home, kitchen and family. You can see the full list of current and upcoming Prime Day deals HERE.

Also, if you already have an Alexa-enabled device, put it to good use and get an extra $10 Amazon Credit (applied to your account within 3 days) when you use voice shopping to snag any of the Prime Deals HERE!

Since there are so many great deals to comb through, I’ve put together a list of some of the best Prime Day Pet Deals. Act quickly because they won’t last. Some will sell out quickly, and all will end at 11:59pm tonight.

Browse the list below and be sure to visit THIS page for more Prime Day Pet Deals. Happy Shopping, pet lovers!

Amazon Prime Day Pet Deals

 

How to Make Sure You’re Ready for Amazon Prime Day

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Are you ready to save big this Amazon Prime Day? All you need is an Amazon Prime Membership, which offers awesome benefits all year long including free 2-day shipping, streaming TV and Videos, Music and lots more.

If you don’t already have one, NOW is your last chance to snag a FREE 30-Day Trial Membership in time to get access to all the great deals, discounts and promotions for Prime Day! Students get a FREE 6-month trial.

Amazon Prime Day is July 11th but the deals start at 9PM ET tonight, so don’t miss out. Based on past experience and on what we’ve seen from the sneak peeks we’ve been given, Prime Day deals will rival those seen on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, including pet deals, home goods and more!

Go HERE to preview the Amazon Prime Day Deals and set watch notifications from your PC or mobile device.

Use any Alexa device for access to some even bigger discounts throughout the event. Voice-Enabled Alexa Shopping deals start at 7pm ET so you get a 2 hour head start!

If you don’t yet have an Echo, a Kindle or other Alexa-enabled device, be sure to watch for discounts on those during the 30 hour savings event HERE.