BarkBox Review + Coupon: The Fine Arfs Edition

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We’re back with a new BarkBox review! If you’re wondering what BarkBox is all about, it’s the most popular dog subscription box services around, and one of our favorite things. Each BarkBox is customized for your dog’s size as well as any food allergies, and shipping is free in the US and Canada. Every month’s BarkBox has an original theme with 2 cute toys and 3 tasty treats.

If you’re already familiar and just looking for a coupon, you can get a FREE extra month added to any order of 1-month or more when you use BarkBox coupon code WOOFWOOFMAMA at BarkBox.com. Or read on to learn more!

Note that this is the Classic BarkBox edition which usually includes plush toys. If your dog is a real toy destroyer then check out the BarkBox Super Chewer edition instead.

The March BarkBox theme was The Academy of Fine Arfs and truly ia a work of art! In addition to the tasty treats, there’s something extra special about one of the toys, that Daisy can really relate to. Keep reading to find out what it is, if you haven’t guessed already!

Here’s a look at what was in the March 2018 Classic BarkBox along with the retail values of each item if purchased separately:

March BarkBox Dog Toys

Paint Tube Tug Dog Toy ($12 retail value) This cute dog toy is filled with fluff and topped with t-shirt rope making it perfect for a game of tug.  It also has a grunt squeaker inside, making it extra artsy fartsy!

Vincent Van Squirrel Dog Toy ($16 retail value) This is a toy designed for heavy chewers, which is a FREE toy upgrade BarkBox will give you if you let them know you like the classic box but need a bit stronger toys for your dog. We think its EXTRA special because like Vincent, Daisy only has one ear! Now all she needs is her own paintbrush.

 

 

March BarkBox Dog Treats

Painter’s Pallet Treats ($8 retail value) Pork, blueberries and carrots make these treats colorfully delicious. You can actually see the little flecks of fruit and veggie in these crunchy dog treats.

Starry Bites Dog Treats ($8 retail value) These all-natural dog treats are made in the USA with chicken as the number one ingredient.

Woof Stix 2-Pack ($7 retail value) These all beef dog chew sticks are 11 inches each and can be easily broken into smaller pieces. Even though Daisy would LOVE to eat the whole thing at once, we always break off smaller pieces with meat chews like this. Not only does it make them last days longer, but I feel that moderation is best when it comes to these ultra meaty treats!

 

BarkBox Guarantee

One of the great things about BarkBox is their customer service and mission to make every dog a happy dog. As a BarkBox customer, if you ever receive a toy or treat that doesn’t meet your standards, or that your dog just isn’t crazy about, you can contact BarkBox and they will send a free replacement. It’s part of their Scout’s Honor satisfaction guarantee, and we couldn’t be more satisfied with the service we’ve received in the 6 or so years we’ve been subscribers!

 

BarkBox Cost and Value

By our calculation, this month’s BarkBox had $51 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 and Canadian 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

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

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

Gift Ideas for Your Dog’s Birthday or Gotcha Day

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Today is National Puppy Day, and Daisy is almost 8 but we still think of her as our puppy dog! Most pet parents we know don’t need an excuse to spoil their fur kids, regardless of whether they are a puppy, adult or senior dog. There is one very special occasion that does deserves some extra celebrating and that’s your dog’s birthday or adoption day.

Daisy is a rescue dog so we celebrate her adoption day, which many dog moms and dads call “Gotcha Day”.

Whichever you choose to celebrate and/or call your dog’s special day, we wanted to clue you in to some very special gift ideas for your dog.

The folks over at the BarkShop have put together some amazing dog gift packages including a dog-friendly “Pup Pie” as well as some super cute dog party favors, toys and treats to share with your dog pals if you are hosting or attending a dog party!

Head on over HERE to check out all the dog toys, treats and gift ideas.  They offer free shipping on orders of $35+ and free returns on anything in case you change your mind.

Bark Shop Coupon Code

Be sure to use Bark Shop coupon code WOOFWOOFMAMA for a free extra treat added to every order.

Not time for your dog’s birthday yet? Pin the image below to save for later or to share with friends!

Binge-Watch Craft Tutorials and Videos with Craftsy Unlimited FREE 7-Day Trial

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Winter is a great time to learn a new hobby, start a new DIY project or learn a new skill. Unleash your creativity, perfect your technique and make something meaningful with all sorts of online classes and craft projects from Craftsy.

I took the Craftsy Knitting for Beginners Class a while back and found it helpful and really easy to follow. Love being able to watch the instructional videos as many times as I want and at my own pace and schedule. Much less intimidating than an in-person class, too. I think I’m going to do a couple of their pet photography classes next!

Online classes are accessible from just about any internet-connected device including PC, Smartphones and iPad. In addition to working in all the major browsers, Craftsy apps are also available for both iOS and Android.

Until now, Craftsy has only offered classes for purchase on an individual basis, but we got some exciting news about a new membership that lets you watch all the classes you want! It’s like Netflix, but with unlimited interactive online classes in Photography, Cooking, Knitting, Cake Decorating, Weaving…even a whole course in Cinnamon Rolls from Classic to Contemporary. Pretty much anything you’d like to learn to do, Craftsy offers classes.

While you can still purchase individual a la carte classes if you prefer, the advantage of the unlimited subscription is that you can binge-watch hours of instructional video before deciding which supplies to buy to start a new project, craft or hobby. Is binge-crafting a thing? I think it should be. Anyway, a month of Unlimited costs about the same as buying one class a la carte.

With Valentine’s Day coming up, it’s the perfect time to create some handmade gifts for those close to your heart. Learn to make Cake Pops or create some Handmade Greeting Cards. A Craftsy subscription also makes a GREAT Valentine’s Day gift idea if your special someone is the creative type or wants to be.

Right now you can try a FREE 7-Day Trial of Craftsy Unlimited. If you can imagine it, you can create it with the help of Craftsy’s online instruction.

You’ll get access to thousands of classes and expert video tutorials in more than 16 different crafts, plus 600+ of the world’s leading creative experts, exclusive new videos released weekly, and unlimited access to all of the classes on Craftsy Unlimited. Once you’re an active member, you’ll even receive special member offers on supplies, recipes, patterns, and more!

Join the Craftsy community of 13 million makers to receive:

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After the free trial period, subscription rates are $14.99/month or an annual plan at $120/year. Cancel any time before the trial period ends and they will let you finish up the full 7 days for free. If you forget to cancel, contact Craftsy within 24 hours of being charged for a refund.  Visit Craftsy.com to learn more.

New BarkBox Coupon: FREE Dog Toy Every Month!

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I’ll keep this short because Daisy & I are very busy playing with all the toys Santa brought us this Christmas!

If you and your pup could use some extra toys, we’ve got news for you about a new BarkBox coupon:

Now through 12/31, use coupon code FREEET1217 OR just click THIS LINK to get an extra toy FREE in every box when you sign up for a 6-month OR 12-month BarkBox subscription.

Be sure to select “Yes, Please” on the Pupgrade page to activate your free toy upgrade. You’ll also be able to customize your BarkBox for your dog’s size and allergies.

This BarkBox deal is for the Classic Box. If your dog is a total toy destroyer or very heavy chewer, you may want to get them the BarkBox Super Chewer edition instead. Either way, free shipping is included on US orders.

Visit our BarkBox Reviews and Coupons Page to compare plans and learn more about what’s in BarkBox for dogs!