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!

Slay All Day with Selfie-Worthy Dog Toys + BarkShop Coupon

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Dog lovers, your fur kid can live like an Instagram Star (or at least look like one) with this super cute new collection of selfie dog toys.

It’s the Lights Camera Bark Collection at The Bark Shop and each original dog toy is designed as both a photo prop AND a dog toy to help your dog slay all day while they play.

Here are just a few of our favorites…be sure to click through to the links to see more. Individual dog toys start at $10 with toy + treat bundles also available:

Brunch Vibes Bundle for Dogs

Lotsa Licks Froyo Dog Toy

Festival Flower Crown and Tug Toy for Dogs

Totes Adorbs #Blessed Reversible Dog Toy

Profetchional Selfie Stick Dog Toy

Lots more from this and other fun collections of gifts, toys and treats for dogs at BarkShop.com.

Use BarkShop Coupon Code: WOOFWOOFMAMA to add a FREE extra treat to any order. Free U.S. shipping on orders $40+ and free returns on all orders.

July BarkBox Review + Coupon for a Free Box of Dog Goodies

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It’s no wonder that BarkBox is the most popular monthly subscription box service for dogs. What dog doesn’t love a monthly delivery of tasty treats, super fun toys and surprises!?!

We hope you’ll stay for our BarkBox review but if you’re just here for the BarkBox coupon code, jump 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.

Want to see what was in this month’s BarkBox subscription box for dogs?

This month’s theme is ” A Lick In Wonderland” based on Alice in Wonderland, complete with whimsical toys and wag-worthy treats. As with most boxes, this one contained 3 full-size treats and 2 unique dog toys. Here’s the run down along with the retail price of each item if purchased separately:

July BarkBox Dog Treats

  • Etta Says! Rabbit Chew ($3 retail value) Alice fell down the rabbit hole, or at least that’s how the story goes. Whatever happened, Daisy loves the real meat sticks that often arrive with her monthly BarkBox. Odorless and easy to digest. Made from USDA inspected, all-American rabbit, farm raised in the USA.
  • Queen of Barks Dog Treats ($6 retail value) These wheat-free cheese dog treats are made in the USA and are baked with rich, creamy cheddar. Daisy LOVES cheese!
  • Queen of Hearts: Pork and Beets Treats ($6 retail value) Delectable treats from our pals at Red Fox. Made in the USA without wheat, corn, or soy, you can feel good about giving your pup all of the deliciousness without the worry about weird preservatives, oddball dyes, or wacky fillers. Nibble-sized, which makes them great to use as a training treat!
July BarkBox Toys

  • Fetchshire Cat Dog Toy ($12 retail value) This big cat is grinning just like the Cheshire Cat from the storybook, but this is double stuffed with water bottle material for crinkle noise AND beads that rattle. Daisy has been playing with this non-stop and I was concerned about the beads but was happy to learn that they are made of stomach-safe corn starch, so even if she rips the thing open, we don’t have to worry. Super smart!
  • The Wag Hatter ($10 retail value) This dog toy is a hat just like the one worn by the Mad Hatter! Daisy would rather eat her hat than wear it, and this one is super FUN with both a giant squeaker and crinkle filling.

BarkBox Cost and Value

By our calculation, this month’s BarkBox had $37 worth of dog toys and treats if you were to purchase them all separately. While a bit lower than most months, it’s still 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!

 

Keep Pets Cool and Save Money with a Smart Air Conditioner

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Having a fully connected smart home is near the top of my list for #lifegoals and last week, during Prime Day, we got one step closer by snagging an amazing deal on our second Amazon Echo device. “Alexa, manage my life!”

Now that we’ve got Voice and WiFi Control of our music, calendars, weather reports, shopping lists, audiobooks plus a darn-fine kitchen assistant, it’s time to start researching and learning about other smart home devices to save us money and make our lives easier.

Here in South Florida, we pretty much run our air conditioner year-round. It’s probably one of our biggest expenses, so I’m super excited about the new line of Smart Room Air Conditioners from the Kenmore brand. They’re fully programmable, can they be managed remotely using a smartphone app, AND they are Amazon Alexa compatible!

With Kenmore smart technology you can monitor and control the temperature inside your home from the palm of your hand, making it a breeze to keep your family and pets cool this summer while saving money and energy. Peek in on real-time temperature data, adjust your home’s temp from the office or while out running errands. The easy-to-use app provides remote access to turn units on and off and even set schedules for up to seven days, so you can run the AC only when you need it….convenient AND smart!

Watch this quick video to see a very CUTE dog and learn about how it works:

Highlights include:

  • Control on-the-Go: The ability to remotely turn the unit on and off, set a schedule or adjust the temperature provides flexibility to control home climates from anywhere. Use the 24 hour timer to set a schedule to run the units only when needed, or turn the air conditioner on before arriving home to ensure a comfortable temperature upon arrival.
  • Energy Savings: The Kenmore Elite Smart Room Air Conditioners are ENERGY STAR® certified and feature smart technology that allows for easy access and scheduling to run the unit only when needed, helping to save energy and money on utility bills.
  • Power to Match Your Room Size: Available in a variety of sizes from 8,000 BTUs to 25,000 BTUs, these Kenmore Elite Smart Room Air Conditioners help cool medium to large rooms, from 340 to 1,560 square feet in size.
  • Simple Setup: Scan the QR code located on the unit using a mobile device, follow the directions during a brief tutorial and the air conditioner will be up and running.
  • Amazon Alexa-Enabled: Allows users to control the air conditioner’s temperature and power settings using voice-controlled technology on an Amazon Alexa device.
  • MSRP: $269.99 – $519.99, depending on the model.

The Kenmore Elite Smart Room Air Conditioners feature technology from Afero, a leader in connecting smart devices and providing secure “Internet of Things” product solutions. For more information about current Kenmore brand smart products, visit Kenmore.com.

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