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Love This! The Purrfect Valentine’s Day Gift for Your Cat

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How purrfect that I saw this cute eco-friendly lounge and cat scratcher on Valentine’s Day! When your kitty steps inside, her heart will be filled with love. This heart-shaped bed is made from corrugated cardboard and non-toxic glue—plus it’s also recyclable. With its thick 1” walls, your kitty can snuggle up inside, and the 1.5” base makes a great scratching surface for her to stretch her claws.
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Available in two fashionable styles, box color and leopard print, this scratcher can blend in tastefully with your home or make a statement. Whichever style you choose, at 14” x 12” x 3.5”, it’s super easy to find a cozy corner to place the lounge.
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While the physical bed itself allergy isn’t huge, it is BIG on heart, and quite durable. There’s even a picture of a person standing on the sides of this heart-shaped cat scratcher, so you can be sure that this bed can handle a cat. As one wise reviewer pointed out, cats love to fit themselves into tiny spaces. Your cat will be purring with love when you give her the purrfect Valentine’s Day gift. And that’s at the heart of Valentine’s Day—sharing love :). So even if you take a pass on this scratcher, give your cat some extra pats today, and tell her you love her!

5 Luxurious Eco-friendly Gifts for Your Cat

If you’ve been on the lookout for an extra special gift for your cat, here are five fabulous finds for your feline. They’re eco-friendly, decadent, and the purrfect way to show your appreciation for your kitty’s loyal and loving companionship.

1. The Ripple Rug – Thermal Cat Activity Play Mat

The Ripple Rug is a giant hide-and-seek playground, scratch mat, and cozy cat cave. This fun and interactive “rug” has an assortment of flaps and slits that can be adjusted to create an endless assortment of tunnels, caves, and peekaboo holes for your cat’s head or paws. You customize the mat by simply lifting and releasing to create random shapes and configuration. This has got to be one of the coolest and most innovative ideas for cats.
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Besides the great play value—and snuggle value after playtime, the Ripple Rug is also eco-friendly. It’s made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic bottles. The non-slip rubber bottom is insulated to help keep the mat in place, and eliminate static electricity. The rug is lightweight and folds up easily for storage. While it’s not cheap, it’s not as expensive as you might think. You can check out the latest pricing for the Ripple Rug on Amazon.

2. Catnip Star

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For a little bit of festive luxury that won’t break the bank, the West Paw Catnip Star is a pawsome green cat toy. The star is green on one side (white on the other), and it’s also green on the inside because it’s filled with USDA-approved 100% organic catnip. Plus, it’s made in America, in Bozeman, Montana to be precise, by West Paw Design, a leader in the Sustainable Pet Coalition. This super-soft plush cat toy will surprise and delight your kitty and it’s available for under $10 at West Paw’s online shop.

3. ComfyCat Cave

The ComfyCat Cave is a cozy cat bed sustainably handcrafted in Nepal from 100% New Zealand merino wool that is responsibly sourced. This bed is super cute and can be popped open to create a warm and cozy cave for your kitty, or it can be pressed down for a more traditional cat bed.

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When I first saw it, I have to admit I was a bit shocked at the price, but since my cat, Furball, has been a loyal and loving companion for over 15 years, I figured after 15 years, he totally deserved something nice to sleep in. The poor guy has been sleeping in assorted corners on the floor since we moved to a new home.

My biggest concern about the bed was whether it would be itchy, and whether my cat would actually go inside. Fortunately, my fears were unfounded. The merino wool is super soft and not the least bit itchy, and the opening was big enough for my 15-pound cat to easily step inside. As soon as I set down the bed, Furball immediately went inside to check it out. However, he prefers the bed in its “flattened” state and now, his favorite spot to sleep. I won’t lie, this bed is pricey, but seeing Furball enjoy his new bed so much has been worth every penny. Check out Amazon to see the variety of cat cave beds.

4. Catty Stacks

It’s hard to beat the humble cardboard box when it comes to “recycle and reuse,” and nothing attracts a cat faster than an empty box. Catty Stacks are a way to up level the box, both literally and figuratively. These modular boxes can be stacked and joined together in multiple ways to create a kitty condo or impressive cat playground. Made from sturdy recycled cardboard, Catty Stacks are strong enough to support cats weighing up to 20lbs.

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If you’ve been looking for a fun and attractive alternative to cardboard boxes, Catty Stacks look great in any home, and they come in an array of colors derived from vegetable-based inks. They’re super easy to assemble and set up, and 100% recyclable too. To learn more about the story behind this product, check out this interview with Frank Callari, the inventor of Catty Stacks.

And if you want to get your paws on a set of these brilliant building blocks, you’ll find Catty Stacks online at Amazon.com. While it’s rather ironic that they’ll be delivered in a cardboard box, this will be one of those times where your cat will love what’s inside the box even more than the packaging it comes in.

5. Ultimate Cat Scratcher and Lounge

What makes PetFusion’s Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge so much better than other scratchers? Size, good looks, durability, and eco-friendliness. But with over 4,000 5-star reviews on Amazon, don’t just take our word for it.

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The first thing you’ll notice about the Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge is how big it is. At 34″ long, 10.5″ inches wide, and 10.5 inches high, there’s plenty of room for your cat to comfortably lounge and stretch out. And if you’ve got more than one cat, Petfusion offers a jumbo-sized cat scratcher and lounge.

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With a cat scratcher this big, it’s not easy to hide it from sight. Luckily, you don’t have to because it’s so attractive, you’ll want people to see it. Its designed so that you can also mount it to the wall and you can trust it will hold up well because it’s made from a recycled corrugated cardboard that is denser and more durable than lower priced corrugated cardboard cat scratchers.

The scratcher’s symmetrical design doubles its use because when one side wears out, you can simply flip the lounge over for a new scratching surface. The Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge is assembled with non-toxic cornstarch glue, comes with premium USA organic catnip, and is also the winner of the 2015 Eco-Excellence Award. If you’re looking to splurge on your BFF (best feline friend), this might be the ultimate gift for your cat to lounge, scratch, nap, and play. You’ll find the Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge on Amazon.

How to Save 20% Off Cat Supplies at PetSmart and 5% Off at Target

Would you like to save 20% on cat supplies at PetSmart and 5% off at Target FUR-ever? By following these simple tips, you’ll never have to pay full price at either of these two stores ever again. It takes about five minutes to read this article, but with the money you’ll save, you can spoil your kitty with a lifetime of eco-friendly toys and treats.

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So how do you do it? The way to save money is by buying discounted gift cards on a gift card exchange site like Raise or Cardpool. However, there is an art to doing this to simplify the process, maximize your savings, minimize the risk of getting a bad gift card—and also be eco-freindly!

But first, you need to understand how gift card reselling works. These gift card marketplaces describe themselves as exchanges where buyers can pick up discounted gift cards, and sellers can earn extra cash by selling their unwanted gift cards.

Sellers with cards they don’t want sell them at a discount. Buyers looking for a deal buy the gift cards. The gift card site makes money by taking a percentage of the transaction, which is paid for by the seller.

This all sounds wonderful on the website, but if this was how it really worked, it wouldn’t explain why there are so many of the same types of cards in certain amounts for specific retailers such as The Gap, Starbucks, and Target. After all, who gives a $1,000 gift card for Home Depot that the recipient doesn’t want?

How Gift Card Sites Really Work

At first, I wondered if some of the gift cards were being sold as part of a scam. Were people selling stolen gift cards on these sites? Were they buying them with stolen credit cards? But then I dug a little deeper and discovered this was not the case at all. Instead, I learned about gift card arbitrage.

What’s that you ask? Gift card arbitrage is buying gift cards at a discount and then selling them for a small margin above what was paid. While the margins may only be a fraction of a percent, money is made by trading in a large volume. There’s a whole world of people out there who make money by buying and reselling gift cards. They invest their time to watch for deals that let them buy discounted gift cards, earn loyalty rewards, and rack up credit card cash back points and travel miles.

For example, they might get a Bank of America Visa deal that let’s them earn 15% cash back on purchases at The Gap. So they buy gift cards at The Gap, and earn the cash back. They then resell the gift cards at a discount that’s less than 15% and pocket the difference. While they won’t make a lot of money on $100, it adds up when they buy and sell in bulk.

Other people buy gift cards to meet spending quotas on credit cards that earn them travel bonuses. They might earn 1% on their Visa for their Sears purchase, get loyalty points at Sears, and meet a quota that results in them getting 50,000 travel miles. So then, selling a gift card at a 5% discount actually earns them money.

This all makes my head spin, but the bottom line is that gift card arbitragers do all the work so that you don’t have to. Businesses offer incentives and discounts to attract more customers because it’s profitable for them to do so. If Citibank was losing money on their credit card offers, they would most definitely stop offering them.

So no, it’s not a scam. In fact, it looks like a win-win-win for everyone involved. The only reservation I have is the unnecessary plastic involved with gift cards, but there’s a way around this too, and I’ll explain how you can save on the plastic and still save money.

One other thing to note is that some gift card sites are more proactive in protecting buyers than other sites. They require sellers to provide identification and they boot off troublemakers. Because of their strict policies, these sites guarantee the value of the gift card for a specific period after your purchase. The length of time varies depending on the site, but I’ll share my favorite two. They both have A+ ratings with the Better Business Bureau and I’ve purchased gift cards from each of them without any issues.

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Raise is the biggest exchange out there in terms of volume so you can easily find a PetSmart or Target gift card for the exact amount you’re looking for, and for most major retailers, too. Raise also offers a 100-day guarantee on the gift card balance, and they have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. I’ve purchased numerous cards from them and not had a single problem with any of them. In fact, I save about $100 a month using Raise!

They also offer a sweet sign-up deal where you can get $5 towards your first order with a referral code. It’s like money for free because they’ll give you a $5 credit when you sign up through a referral link like this one:

And no, it’s not a scam either. The $5 is considered a marketing cost for Raise–what’s eta-i.org/provigil.html referred to in marketing lingo as the cost to acquire a customer.

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This gift card site is smaller and has less selection than Raise, but occasionally they offer better deals–most likely because they have to in order to attract buyers. Raise works like an auction where sellers set their own price, but Cardpool determines the discount rate and buys inventory from sellers.

As a result, the prices can vary dramatically on Raise–I’ve seen Target gift cards offered with discounts between 0% to 7.1% all at the same time. On Cardpol however, the Target discount has been 5.5% to 6% off during the past three months I’ve checked the site.

If a store is really popular like Target, the discounts tend to be smaller. For specialized retailers like PetSmart, the discounts tend to be higher. That’s why I’ve seen PetSmart discounts between 8% to over 20%. While you can usually snag a better deal on Raise, you have to be willing to keep checking their site regularly. Cardpool on the other hand, is more like the “buy it now” option on eBay.

Cardpool also offers a 100-day guarantee on gift card balances, but only for physical gift cards. They guarantee electronic gift card balances upon delivery, but after you receive the egiftcard, they no longer guarantee the amount, which is why I prefer to use the full amount of digital gift cards right away. Cardpool also has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Raise, at the time of writing this article, offers the 100-day guarantee on all of the cards they sell, both physical and electronic. I think they can do this because bulk sellers have to stay in good standing with Raise in order to continue selling on the site. I prefer Raise, but I do have a workaround to minimize my risk for buying egiftcards.

Cardpool also offers $5 off on your first purchase when you click this link:

How to Save 5% or More Off Cat Supplies and Green Cleaning Products at Target

Now I’ll explain how you can do save on cat supplies (and pretty much everything else you buy at the store) at Target, Petsmart, and many other major retailers. I’ll use Target as an example.

  1. Sign up at Raise.com and use the referral code tholly to get $5 off your first order. Or sign up and get $5 off at Cardpool.
  2. Visit the Target website and filter your search results by choosing the “buy online and pick it up today” option under the “availability” filter. This option will show you the items that are in stock at the store of your choice. Continue adding items to your cart. When you’re done, check the shopping cart for the total dollar amount of your purchase. Do not pay yet.
  3. Next, visit Raise or Cardpool to find an ELECTRONIC gift card as close to the amount you need, but make sure the balance is less than the total amount. I prefer a smaller amount so that I can use up the entire amount of the gift card right away, and then I don’t have to be concerned about the balance of the gift card or bother with the hassle of keeping track of small leftover amounts.
  4. For electronic gift cards, Raise usually delivers them instantly so when you get your gift card, you can enter the code to pay for your purchase at the Target website.
  5. After submitting your order, you’ll get an email from Target when it’s ready for pick up, usually in under two hours. The service is free and you also get four days to pick up your order. Simply go to customer service, show your driver’s license and you’re good to When you submit your order, a Target employee will gather the items at the store so that you don’t have to wander the aisles looking for them yourself. Your order should be ready for you to pick up at customer service in about an hour or two, and you’ll receive an email when it’s ready.

There’s no need to print anything out, no need to get excess packaging to ship the items to your home, and no plastic gift card is ever produced–making this method a very eco-friendly way to save money by purchasing discounted gift cards.

How to Save 20% Off at PetSmart

In the past, I’ve skewered this retailer for some of its questionable practices, but in the years since I began this blog, there have been a lot of changes in the pet industry in terms of green offerings and improvements in social responsibility.

Given that PetSmart is such a ubiquitous big box retailer, for many people, this may be their best and most convenient option for buying pet supplies. Times have changed and PetSmart now offers more natural and eco-friendly products than ever before, so if you are going to shop here, you might as well save some serious coin while you’re doing it.

Like Target, PetSmart also offers a shop in store option on their website. Simply shop online at Petsmart.com as you would for Target, and remember to choose the option to pick up your items in the store.

Remember to Get $5 Off Your First Order

Happy savings!

Save $3 on World’s Best Cat Litter

World’s Best Cat Litter is an eco-friendly lightweight cat litter that’s made from corn. They’re currently running a promotion where you can get a coupon to save $3 off any 6 to 8lb bag of World’s Best. On the manufacturer’s website, they state that a single bag can last a whole month!

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World’s Best is available in both clumping and non-clumping formulas and there’s even a version designed especially for multi-cat households. And, if that’s not enough choice, it also comes in two scents, lavendar and “forest”. I guess no one told them that lavendar is used as a natural cat-repellant :).

Snarkiness aside, if you’re using clumping cat litter, maybe now it’s time to make the switch. Save some green by clicking here to get your coupon.

3 Eco-Friendly Valentine’s Treats

Looking for some sweet treats this Valentine’s Day for the cat lovers in your life—or something for yourself? :) Here are 3 eco-friendly ways to say, “I love you.”

1. Send Organic Flowers

Pick up a bouquet of eco-friendly flowers. If you don’t live near a Whole Foods, where you can grab a bouquet sustainably grown flowers, there’s an online option for you to send organic flowers. Organic Bouquet delivers sustainably grown, certified flowers that are affordable and eco-friendly too. Prices are similar to ordering from one of the big flower conglomerate sites.

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Eco-friendly flowers from Organic Bouquet

2. Chocolate Kitty Made With Organic Sugar

This sweet chocolate cat is made with organic sugar by Chocolates by Bernard. Since you can’t share it with your kitty, perhaps she’ll enjoy the heart-shaped toy below.

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3. Heart-Shaped Organic Cat Toy

Yeowww! makes heart-shaped cat toys filled with organic catnip. The Heart Attack Pack includes 3 bold red hearts to help you win over your kitty’s affections. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Win a Joe Jacket Reusable Coffee Cup and Beverage Sleeve

Joe Jacket ReviewIt seems fitting that I’m writing this post while sitting in a coffee shop. Of course, I’ve got my reusable travel mug beside me. And it’s the reason why I originally declined an offer from Joe Jacket to review their reusable beverage sleeve. However, when they asked again, I suggested I would give it to a friend to try out and they sent me one of their adorable Pet Couture sleeves with a darling kitty print.

The Joe Jacket is a reusable beverage sleeve that comes in a cat or paw-print design. It’s made out of neoprene, which helps to insulate hot cups, ceramic and steel tumblers, and cold drinks, including plastic tumblers and sports drinks. Using a reusable sleeve can help save our landfills from billions of pounds of trash from traditional throw away paper cup sleeves.

I have something to confess. I kept the sleeve and I’ll tell you why. Right after I said I didn’t need one, I found myself at the coffee shop twice in a month, needing a tea, but I had forgotten my travel mug. Let’s face it, that big steel tumbler is not the most convenient thing to tote around. Luckily, I had my Joe Jacket reusable sleeve handy. It’s small and stores flat, so it fits easily into a glove box, a purse or the pouch of a backpack.

When I used the sleeve for the first time, the barrista exclaimed, “Oh it has cats on it!” Yes, the sleeve is THAT cute — and now you have a chance to win one!

How to Enter the Giveaway

  1. Like our Facebook page
  2. Leave a comment under the Joe Jacket picture at the top. Tell us which design you prefer (the cat print or the paw print) and why.

When you leave a comment, Facebook lets me get in touch via the the thread and that’s how I’ll be able to get in touch with the winner. One person will be chosen by random as the winner by March 15, 2013. Please note that you do need to live in the U.S. or Canada to be eligible to win.



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Eco-Friendly Gifts for Cat Lovers: 15 Gift Ideas Under $15

If you’re looking for gifts for cat lovers who are also tree-huggers, check out our list of green gifts featuring everything from organic cat toys to natural cat treats and more. With 15 gift ideas under $15, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for cat lovers in your life.

Gifts for Cat Lovers: Cat Toys

1. Make Your Own Cat Toys

Gifts for Cat Loversgift for cat loversHere’s the purrfect gift for finicky cats.  If you’ve ever spent a lot of money on a fancy cat toy only to have your cat prefer the bag it came in, this book is for you. Make Your Own Cat Toys shows you how to create new toys from old stuff in minutes.

For less than the price of a premium cat toy, your kitty can enjoy over 50 toys that can be made in minutes from items that would have been thrown out or tossed in the recycling bin. As the author of this book, I’ve heard from so many friends who have delighted in how much their friends enjoyed receiving this book as a gift. Make Your Own Cat Toys >>

2. Cheery Deer Cat Toy

gift idea for catsHere’s a friendly little reindeer cat toy that is sure to delight and inspire cats to prance with joy. Made by West Paw Design, this adorable kitty toy is filled with USDA certified premium organic catnip.

And if that’s not enough to get your cat in a festive mood, there’s also a bell inside to ring in the holiday cheer. Note: West Paw creates limited runs of holiday products so they’re only available while supplies last. Cheery Deer Cat Toy >>

3. Ho Ho Hairball

gift for catIf your cat’s been good this year, maybe Santa will bring a Ho Ho Hair Ball. This cat toy is a purrfect stocking stuffer that will entertain the most finicky of felines for hours.

Filled with USDA certified premium organic catnip and a cheery bell, this merry holiday cat toy will prove to be the best gift ever. Ho Ho Hairball >>

4. Amazing Treat Machine Rollers

gifts for cat loversAmazing Treat Machine Rollers are interactive toys which stimulate your cat’s primal hunting instincts. It’s made from cardboard that contains 30% post-consumer recycled content and once your cat has completely destroyed the roller, you can simply toss it in the recycling bin.

The treat rollers are quite fun to assemble, making them an ideal present for cats and also a great gift for cat lovers. Once you put a small treat or catnip satchel inside, you’ll have even more fun watching your cat try to get it out. Amazing Treat Machine Rollers >>

5. YEOWWW! Catnip Banana Toy

gifts for catsThis bigger than life banana is a tropical haven for cats.  It’s filled with fragrant organic catnip that cats go simply bananas for.  At our home, I tied the banana to a sturdy rope to play tug-of-war with my cat.  Furball loves wrestling with this. YEOWWW! Catnip Banana Toy >>

 Organic Catnip Cigars

YEOWWW! also makes catnip cigar toys.  Each cigar is 7 inches long and it’s stuffed full of organic catnip. No fillers, no cotton fibers – just 100% YEOWWW! brand super-potent organic catnip.

Pick up a trio in blue, pink and brown. It won’t matter if it’s a boy, a girl or even a kitten because these cigars are smokin’ hot. Organic Catnip Cigars >>

6. Happy Baby Carrots

Purrfect Play’s organic cat toys will inspire cats everywhere to be asking for veggies. Each Happy Baby Carrot is just over 3 inches long, and stuffed full of a 1/4 cup of certified organic catnip.  How do they get so much catnip in there?!!!

Available in a bunch of three carrots, these cat toys are lovingly handcrafted in the USA from dye free organic fleece and topped with organic cotton “leaves.” Happy Baby Carrots >>

Gifts for Cat Lovers: Natural Cat Treats

7. TunaTreats Gourmet Dried Bonito Flakes

If you’re looking for a natural treat for fish-loving felines, here’s a savory treat that will be a favorite not just for the holidays, but all year long.  These premium grade bonito flakes contain no additives, preservative or by-products. They’re a high-protein cat treat made from 100% skipjack tuna. TunaTreats Gourmet Bonito Flakes>>

8. Zuke’s Natural Purrz Cat Treats

Even the most discerning cats won’t be able to resist the delectable taste of Natural Purrz cat treats. These moist and meaty morsels of premium salmon and chicken are free of artificial flavors and harsh preservatives and packed with essential vitamins and minerals to help cats stay healthy and happy.

Zukes is so sure that your cat will love their treats that each bag comes with a money-back guarantee. Zuke’s Natural Purrz Cat Treats >>

9. Whole Life Organics Chicken Breast

Here’s a delectable gift for cats who love chicken. Whole Life gently steams USDA certified organic chicken breasts, then slices them up and freeze-dries them to perfection.

This process removes moisture while concentrating flavor, aroma and nutrition to create a soft, but crisp treat that can be broken into bite size pieces or crumbled over your cat’s food bowl for an extra special holiday dinner. Whole Life Organics Chicken Breast >>

10. Sojos Organic Catnip

gifts for catsRather than simply handing over a bag of organic catnip, here’s a stylish way to give premium certified organic catnip as a gift to cat lovers.  Sojo’s beautiful tin makes a great gift and contains hand-harvested catnip grown in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State.  Think of it as the caviar of catnips. Sojos Organic Catnip >>

11. Pet Greens Garden Wheat Grass Self-Grow Kit

gifts for catsHere’s an all-in-one green gift that’s literally green. The Pet Greens Garden Wheat Grass Self-Grow Kit is a self-contained pouch of easy to grow wheat grass.  Just open up the package, add water and 100% certified organic wheat seed will be sprouting up tender green grass for your kitty to nibble on. Wheat Grass Kit >>

Gifts for Cat Lovers: Home

12. Catty Stacks

gift for catsHere’s a stylish alternative to stacking your living room with ugly cardboard boxes. Catty Stacks are modular building blocks that you can join together to create your own custom kitty climbing gym.

Made in America from industrial-strength cardboard, Catty Stacks are recycled, recyclable, and durable, able to support cats up to 20 pounds in weight. Start with one and add as many as you’d like. Catty Stacks >>

13. Cat Silhouette Bamboo Cutting Board

gifts for cat loversHere’s a fun and fanciful cutting board made out of eco-friendly bamboo.  Shaped like a cat silhouette, this thin and lightweight board is a perfect gift for cat lovers for holiday entertaining.  It’s one of eight pet-shaped cutting boards from APetProject, so if you’re shopping for gifts for cat lovers and dog lovers, this will make the cut too. Cat Silhouette Bamboo Cutting Board >>

14. Joe Jacket Pet Couture Coffee Cup Sleeve

Looking for a gift for cat lovers on the go?  Look no further than the Joe Jacket Pet Couture collection of beverage insulators.  Featuring cute and whimsical feline and
paw print designs, these neoprene insulators keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold. Because Joe Jackets are reusable, they help save our landfills from billions of pounds of trash from traditional throwaway paper cup sleeves. Joe Jacket Coffee Cup Sleeve >>

15. Rechargeable Black Cat Flashlight

gifts for cat loversWatch someone’s eyes light up when you give them this adorable black cat rechargeable LED flashlight.  With this gift, you won’t have to run out and buy extra batteries because it all you need to do is squeeze the hand crank to generate light. The cat’s eyes consist of two LED lights, which are the perfect combination of energy efficiency and ultra bright light. Rechargeable Black Cat Flashlight >>

After checking out our top 15 green gifts for cat lovers, we hope you’ll find some pawsome inspiration to delight the cats and cat lovers in your life. Now, what’s on your wishlist?

Win $50 of Your Choice of Premium Cat Products at Mr. Chewy

We have a HOT giveaway for Green Little Cat readers! You could win $50 of premium cat products from our friends at Mr. Chewy, the online store for pet people.  Mr. Chewy delivers pet happiness by offering a huge selection of products for cats and dogs (and free shipping), while ensuring at-risk animals’ lives are improved across the planet.

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Mr. Chewy carries stuff for CATS too!

MrChewy.com is driven by pet happiness and not the bottom line. You can see this in the quality products that they carry. They’ve got the who’s who of premium and organic cat food and eco-friendly cat litter.

And the best part about this contest is that YOU get to choose what you want from over 70+ brands of pet food and stuff!  Come peruse the online shelves at MrChewy.com to find a delectable treat for your kitty.

How to Enter the Giveaway

Join the cool cats at our Facebook page and simply “Like” the page and leave a comment with the following phrase, “I want to win $50 of premium cat products from MrChewy.com because”.  Be sure to finish the sentence!

  • Like Us on Facebook and tell us why you want to win $50 of premium cat products from MrChewy.com

At this time, Mr. Chewy only ships to the continental U.S.  The winner will be sent a $50 off promotional code to use at MrChewy.com.  Even if you don’t live in the U.S., you can participate and

 

Here’s how to get more contest entries:

  • On our Facebook page, there’s also a post about the contest.  Share the Mr. Chewy Contest post on your wall for 3 additional contest entries
  • Share our Facebook Mr. Chewy Contest post on your FRIENDS’ walls and receive FIVE additional entries for each wall you share it on
  • Tweeters: Include @GreenLittleCat and @MrChewy in a single Tweet and receive 2 additional contest entries

Winner Announcement

We’ll declare the winner on July 4th, 2012.  So, you’ve got until Midnight, July 3, 2012 to enter by “Liking “us on Facebook, sharing the post on Facebook or tweeting about us (@GreenLittleCat) on Twitter.

 

Green Little Cat T-Shirts from Cafe Press

GLC_Design1The kind folks over at Cafe Press were in touch a few months ago to offer me an organic t-shirt and baby T (not a baby doll T, a T for a baby!). In case you’re not familiar with Cafe Press, they’re an online site that enables you to create your own personalized gifts such as tees, mugs, bags and more. They also offer storefronts for you to sell your products.

There were thousands of designs to choose from, almost too many, so I decided rather than spend hours trying to choose just one, I’d take the opportunity to design a Green Little Cat t-shirt.

It was actually a very easy process. Well, you do need sleeping aids some sort of basic skills in Photoshop or Illustrator. Once your design is complete, all you need to do is upload your image. Using the Cafe Press WYSIWYG designer was a breeze.

When the shirts arrived, I was quite delighted to see my design come to life.  The ink isn’t as bright as a screen-printed shirt, but the plus side is that the shirt is nice and soft without that rubbery feel.

Here are a couple of pics of me and my son and Furball, in our Green Little Cat organic t-shirts from Cafe Press. Furball is the one who is not wearing a t-shirt.
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10% Off Coupon Code for Only Natural Pet Store

only_natural_logoI just got a coupon code from the Only Natural Pet Store to save 10% off all eco-friendly products during March.  Thought I’d share this coupon code with you.  I signed up as an affiliate with the Only Natural Pet Store so if you would be so kind as to use the link below, I would truly appreciate it.  Every little bit helps to supplement the cost of hosting this blog.  Thank you.

This blog and my cat toy book are personal projects that I created to encourage arthritis people to be more eco-friendly.  Even with the addition of those annoying double-underlined ad links (yes, I know they’re annoying and I apologize for them, but I noticed there was a lot of traffic that just bounced in and out, so I thought I’d see if I could monetize it), the monthly advertising revenue is usually about five bucks.

To save 10% during the month of March, use the coupon code: ECOFRIEND

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