The Best of BarkBox: New Classic Favorites Double-Stuffed Box!

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Dog lovers, if you missed out on getting some of the most popular BarkBox dog toys in the past, you are in luck!

This week is the launch of a special limited-edition Best of BarkBox offer where you get TWICE the usual dog toys and treats at no extra cost. That’s a $29 value added for free. And the goodies will be favorite BarkBox classics from past boxes!

Free US shipping is included on all orders, plus a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

All boxes are customized for your dog’s size and food allergies.

Use this link to get the free double stuff upgrade and Best Of BarkBox when you order by 6/30.

This offer is valid on 6 and 12 month BarkBox Plans.

If you prefer the no-commitment/cancel anytime Monthly Plan, you can use coupon code WOOFWOOFMAMA to get a free month added to your order HERE.

Visit our BarkBox Reviews Page to see what was in Daisy’s past boxes.

BarkBox Review + Coupon: Scooby-Doo Edition

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Dog lovers, it’s time for this month’s BarkBox review, where Daisy and I give you an insider’s look at all the dog toys, treats and surprises that come with the world’s most popular dog subscription box.

The May BarkBox was a special limited-edition box designed especially for the release of the new SCOOB! movie. The theater launch was cancelled because of stay at home orders, but the film was released for at home viewingreleased for at home viewing and you can still download the free watch party kit here!

Each month’s BarkBox theme is different, and this month’s Scooby-Doo theme really gives you an idea how much thought and effort goes into creating each and every BarkBox. While this box is sold out, you can sign up now and get in on the June BarkBox so your dog doesn’t miss out on another month of goodies.

As with each month’s dog subscription box from BarkBox, this one included 2 fun toys inspired by the theme, plus 2 full-size bags of dog treats and a tasty meat chew. You can expect a value of $30-$40 worth of dog toys and treats in each month’s BarkBox, for as low as $21/month including Free US Shipping. Read on to see what we thought of our May BarkBox.

Daisy gets the large dog box which is shown in all our BarkBox reviews, but whatever size your dog is, they will get the same number of toys and treats in appropriate sizes. Treats are also customized based on whether you specify food allergies in your dog’s BarkBox profile.

We hope you’ll stay for our BarkBox review but if you are just here for the BarkBox coupon, promo code WOOFWOOFMAMA will get you a FREE extra month added to any order of 1-month or more at BarkBox.com/woofwoofmama.

May BarkBox Dog Toys

  • Scooby-Doo Dog Toy ($12 retail value) This SCOOB dog toy is adorable and a great size! for medium to large dogs. He’s got crinkle material and a big squeaker. Perfect for a cuddle or a game of fetch.

  • The Mystery Machine Dog Toy ($12 retail value) This van is packed with everything the gang needs to hit the road and we just love all the details. Super fun and groovy!

BarkBox dog toys are always super cute and unique, and the BarkBox folks never fail to surprise and delight us with something new in each month’s box. Not every dog gets the same toys in their BarkBox, so here’s a look at some of the variations.

May BarkBox Dog Treats

THREE varieties of Scooby Snacks in this month’s box!

  • Peanut Butter with Blueberry and Vanilla Dog Treats ($5 retail value)
  • Lamb with Chamomile and Lavender Dog Treats ($5 retail value)
  • Scooby Snack Hard and Chewy Peanut Butter Chew Stick ($3 retail value)

We (and everyone we know) LOVED this month’s BarkBox, but if you ever receive a toy or treat that doesn’t make you happy or that isn’t suitable for your dog, know that BarkBox will send you a FREE replacement with no questions asked. You don’t even have to send back the unwanted item. They encourage you to donate or share it, and will send you a replacement more to your dog’s liking! It’s part of their Scout’s Honor Satisfaction Guarantee that comes with every delivery.

There are always extras and fun surprises in each BarkBox, so be sure to check the inserts that come with your dog’s box. This month’s extra surprise is a super cute Scooby-Doo dog tag to cut out and put on your dog’s collar so he or she can be part of the SCOOB! gang! Very cute as a photo prop for your dog’s Instagram or other social media profiles.

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.

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. And the BarkBox toys are really Instagram-worthy, making them the perfect photo props in addition to some amazing and unique dog toys!

To learn more about Classic and Super Chewer BarkBox, visit our BarkBox Coupon and Review Page for BarkBox coupon codes, reviews and photos.

BarkBox Coupon
  • Want a FREE BarkBox? Use coupon code: WOOFWOOFMAMA at checkout to add a free extra month to any order of 1 month or longer.

All BarkBox plans include FREE Shipping for US orders. Click THIS LINK to get started customizing a box for your pup!

Free FUNBOY Pool Float for Your Dog with BarkBox Coupon ($59 value)

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Sign up NOW for your dog’s first BarkBox and get a free pool float for your pup! It’s not just any pool float…it’s a dog yacht pool float made by FUNBOY!

Not only will your dog be living their best life like an Instagram star, but this would make an awesome Father’s Day gift idea for your favorite dog dad.

Each month’s BarkBox will be customized for your dog’s size and food allergies and will land on your pup’s doorstep bursting with TWO original toys crafted by dog-crazy designers, TWO bags of all-natural treats sourced right here in the USA, and ONE delicious, healthy chew.

Plus with BarkBox’s forever free shipping and 100% dog happiness guaranteed, this is a treat you and your dog deserve every month. Valid on 6 and 12 month plans only.

Use this link to sign up now. Pool float supplies are limited.

Tips for Online Shopping During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Even savvy shoppers might be struggling with shopping for essential items during the current Coronavirus situation. Supplies are running low. Some products are difficult or impossible to find, making it very frustrating for many of us. With social distancing and the recommendation to stay home when possible, online shopping is the first line of defense for reducing the hassle and risks of going to the store in search of groceries and important household items.

Since I usually do most of our shopping online and will continue as we head into hurricane season, I thought I’d share some helpful tips and tricks for online shopping during the coronavirus outbreak. Many of these tips are applicable all the time, not just during a pandemic!

These are my observations and recommendations based on my own experiences–your mileage may vary. Also, buying a few extra is okay, but please do not hoard or stockpile beyond a reasonable supply for your family. This could lead to even more shortages for everyone.

Why shopping online is better during Coronavirus

Although it may not always be possible to shop from home, it’s the safer option because it minimizes your exposure to people, air and surfaces that may be contagious or spread the virus. If you must shop in person, just be safe and follow all the recommendations from the experts as well as any local orders. #masksforall has some very helpful information about wearing masks for safety during the coronavirus outbreak. Keep in mind that many places we usually shop are closed or have limited hours and lines to get in, so sometimes online shopping is the only option.

Besides the safety factor, shopping online from home makes it easier to know what’s in stock and what sold out by searching many stores without the hassles and frustrations of wasting time and gas hunting for what you need. It’s also easier to compare prices and to buy large quantities without having to lug them home yourself. It also makes it easier to be organized and thoughtful about what you’re buying. Many friends have said that going into stores, seeing empty shelves and people with full carts, has led to panic buying things they didn’t originally intend to buy. Avoid all that when you can and just shop from home when practical.

If you do need stuff ASAP, you can often order online and use curbside picking so you don’t have to leave your car. Petco.com and Target.com both have this feature on their websites, as do many major retailers.

Tips for safe online shopping during any disaster or emergency

Avoid fraud and scams by using reputable websites that you know and trust or that friends and family have used themselves. Look for the padlock on the left in the address bar of the browser window because that means that the website you’re shopping on is using secure encryption methods. Try to always use a credit card instead of a debit card or other payment methods for extra protection in case you have to dispute a charge later.

Be skeptical and cautious of emails that you receive or ads that you see on social media. Identity theft is always an increased concern during an uncertain time like this.  Even when shopping on big sites like Amazon or Walmart, it’s important to look and make sure you’re buying directly from the website itself because many allow 3rd party sellers who can charge whatever they want, and there’s no real way to know the quality or whether the products they are selling are even authentic. Price gouging and the selling of inferior and counterfeit products are on the rise during any crisis, so just be aware of who you are buying from and what you’re buying.

Tips for meeting minimum requirements for free shipping

Most sites offer free shipping if you spend a certain amount. It is always better to buy a few extra items than to pay for shipping. Before shopping online, make a list of all the items you want to stock up on or that your family uses on a regular basis. These items can be used to add to cart to meet the minimum required for free shipping even if you hadn’t originally intended to buy them this time. Certain popular products like hand sanitizer and toilet paper may have a limit on the quantity you can purchase ,making it harder to meet the free shipping minimum.

This is when it really comes in handy to have some ideas of everyday items that you’ll use written down ahead of time so that you can fill your cart with smart purchases and avoid paying shipping charges. Some examples of great filler items include aluminum foil, condiments like mayo, ketchup, mustard, pantry items like salt, sugar, flour, light bulbs, batteries, dog treats, laundry detergent, dish soap, dryer sheets, Q-tips, deodorant, contact lens solution, make up removing wipes. Basically anything that you use on a regular basis makes a great filler item to raise your cart’s total to qualify for free shipping, if you need to add something to get there. Some sites also offer promo codes for free shipping, so look for those on Google if you don’t want to spend the minimum.

Tips for finding popular and scarce items

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BarkBox Review + Coupon: Night at the Squeakeasy

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Dog moms & dads, it’s time for this month’s BarkBox review, where Daisy and I give you an insider’s look at all the dog toys, treats and surprises that come with the world’s most popular dog subscription box!

Each month’s theme is different, and this month the BarkBox theme is Night at the Squeakeasy. It’s the Ruffing Twenties and we’re ready to party, dogs & dolls! Come down to the Squeakeasy for hot jazz, yappin’ flappers, bootleggers and pooch hooch!

As with each month’s dog subscription box from BarkBox, this one included 2 fun toys inspired by the theme, plus 2 full-size bags of dog treats and a tasty meat chew. You can expect a value of $30-$40 worth of dog toys and treats in each month’s BarkBox, for as low as $21/month including Free US Shipping. Read on to see what we thought of the April BarkBox.

Daisy gets the large dog box which is shown in all our BarkBox reviews, but whatever size your dog is, they will get the same number of toys and treats in appropriate sizes. Treats are also customized based on whether you specify food allergies in your dog’s BarkBox profile.

We hope you’ll stay for our BarkBox review but if you are just here for the BarkBox coupon, promo code WOOFWOOFMAMA will get you a FREE extra month added to any order of 1-month or more at BarkBox.com/woofwoofmama.

April  BarkBox Dog Toys

Pooch Hooch Dog Toy ($10 retail value) No real booze in this jug. Just a big tube squeaker, crackling crinkle, and a handle for tug.

Betty Bootlegger Dog Toy ($10 retail value) Daisy is spending all her time hanging out with this dame. She’s got a booming ball squeaker and crackling crinkle paper.

I love that each BarkBox toy comes with info about the features of each item. Just one of the many details and special touches that makes this the best dog box we’ve seen!

 

BarkBox dog toys are always super cute and unique. This month was no exception…in fact, this month might just be the most original yet but it’s hard to say because the BarkBox folks never fail to surprise and delight us with something new in each month’s box. Not every dog gets the same toys in their BarkBox, so here’s a look at some of the variations.

April BarkBox Dog Treats

Duck Soup Dog Treats ($5 retail value) Real duck is the first ingredient. Grain-free, all-natural recipe with wholesome pears, nutritious cranberries and honey for natural sweetness.

Fish Flask Dog Treats ($5 Retail value) Real codfish is the first ingredient in this grain-free, all-natural dog treat. Also includes wholesome potatoes and bananas.

Thinkers Chicken Dog Chew Stick ($3 retail value) Chicken and nourishing fish oils make this chew from Plato a brain-boosting treat. Made in the USA with no wheat, soy, or corn.

We were super happy with this month’s BarkBox goodies, but accidentally received a chicken treats, which Daisy can’t have. I may have forgotten to update her profile when I renewed our subscription. No problem though, because if you ever receive a toy or treat that doesn’t make you happy or that isn’t suitable for your dog, BarkBox will send you a FREE replacement with no questions asked. You don’t even have to send back the unwanted item. They encourage you to donate or share it, and will send you a replacement more to your dog’s liking! It’s part of their Scout’s Honor Satisfaction Guarantee that comes with every delivery.

There are always extras and fun surprises in each BarkBox, so be sure to flip over the cardboard liner and check the back. In keeping with the theme of speakeasies and prohibition, this month’s extra surprise is a super cute sign your dog can use to demand toys and treats. Very cute as a photo prop for your dog’s Instagram or other social media!

BarkBox Cost and Value

By our calculation, this month’s BarkBox had $33 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. And the BarkBox toys are really Instagram-worthy, making them the perfect photo props in addition to some amazing and unique dog toys!

BarkBox Coupon
  • Want a FREE BarkBox? Use coupon code: WOOFWOOFMAMA at checkout to add a free extra month to any order of 1 month or longer.

All BarkBox plans include FREE Shipping for US orders. Click THIS LINK to get started customizing a box for your pup!

To learn more about Classic and Super Chewer BarkBox, visit our BarkBox Coupon and Review Page for BarkBox coupon codes, reviews and photos.