How Can I Save Money On A BarkBox Subscription?

Filed in Dog Subscription Boxes by on December 8, 2019

Text stating 'How can I save money on a BarkBox subscription?' with man holding moneyAre you interested in BarkBox, but debating whether a subscription is worth the cost? I’ve personally ordered BarkBox and written many articles on the topic, so know how to pay the cheapest price per box.

As of the writing of this blog post, the normal price for a 1 Month Subscription is $35/box, a 6 Month Subscription is $26/box, and a 12 Month Subscription is $22/box.

Here are the top ways to save money on this dog subscription service:

1. BarkBox Coupon Codes

BarkBox is constantly offering coupon codes and links to save on their boxes.

The coupons I see the most are for doubling your first box for free, first box for $5, free extra month, and offers with extra toys. Usually, these offers are for 6 or 12 month subscriptions.

When you search on Google, you can often find discounts for first time buyers, although these offers can be out-of-date.

As an affiliate of BarkBox, I constantly offer and update a list of BarkBox Coupon Codes.

By taking advantage of these codes, you can lower your cost per box.

2. Pay in Advance

If you are debating between the 6 or 12 month subscriptions, you can save money by paying in advance.

While the normal 6 month subscription is $26/box, you can pay $139 upfront, which reduces the cost to $23.16 per box.

Additionally, while the 12 month subscription is $22/box, you can pay $234 upfront, which reduces the cost to $19.5 per box.

Note: When paying upfront, the discounts are automatically applied at the checkout screen.

3. Change Frequency of Shipping

One little-known fact about BarkBox is that you can contact customer service to change the frequency of delivery.

Maybe you do not need treats and toys every single month.

Instead you can change delivery to every 2 months, for example, and spread out the deliveries.

That way your plan does not renew as often and you save money in the long run.

While you are still paying the same price, it would be longer before you need to renew your plan.

4. Sign up for BarkBox Lite

There is now an option to purchase BarkBox Lite for customers who don’t want so many items each month.

For $14.99 per month before taxes, you can get 1 toy, 1 treat, and 1 chew. You may miss out on some other discounts, but it keeps costs low and your living room not packed with items.

5. Order from their BarkShop

Maybe you don’t need a monthly plan at all.  You can order toys, treats, and chews directly from their BarkShop without committing to any plan.

Then you can just reorder when needed.

If you do not need toys that often, this should result in significant savings.

Further, the Barkshop often offers discounts.  For example, as of today, they are offering a 15% discount for providing your email address.


If you’re interested in BarkBox, do not let the price per month stop you from signing up.  By taking advantage of these ways to save money, you can pay less than you expected.

However, if you want to learn about some BarkBox alternatives, I have an extensive article on 17 popular boxes.

Let me know if you have any questions or comments below.

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  1. Matt says:

    What a great post, I love Barkbox. Paying in advance and using coupon codes cut down on the cost for me.

  2. Shar Wager says:

    If you pay for 6 months ahead and there is a coupon or sale offer do they automatically apply it to your order?

    • Todd says:

      Hi, when you click on one of my coupon links, it will take you to a page on their site where there is usually a slide-in offer on the bottom left where you click on it to get the offer. Their offers normally apply to 6 and 12 month plans. Let me know if you have any other questions or need help.

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