A Few of My Favorite Things | Breeze Cat Litter System (Review + $10 Off Coupon)

(If you don’t have a cat, you might want to skip over this post.)

Several weeks ago, I posted about a deal on the new Tidy Cats Breeze Cat Litter System. Since we were in need of litter for our kitty anyway – and since with the coupon and sale at PetSmart, it was actually cheaper to buy the entire system – I decided to try it out.

It looked cool, but would it work?

The answer is a resounding YES! I absolutely love this new cat litter system – and my kitty loves it, too (especially since her box now gets cleaned out regularly).

Let me back up and explain how this works and just what makes it so wonderful.

The Tidy Cats Breeze system is totally different than anything out there for cat litter. It’s based on the premise that the really yucky part about cleaning out your cat’s box is the pee. This is most definitely true, in my experience. Even with clumping, odor-free litter, it’s still a huge pain.

But with Breeze, you never have to clean out the pee, because it simply filters to an absorbent pad below. No joke! You just put that pad into a pull-out tray at the bottom of the box and change it once a week (or more often if needed – I’ve been doing it once a week and it’s fine.)

In order for the urine to fully filter to the pad below, the box can’t use traditional cat litter. First, sandy litter would fall right through the strainer-like holes at the bottom of the box and second, it would absorb the urine before it could filter through. So, instead, the Breeeze box uses its proprietary sand-colored pellets.

The pellets dry very quickly and are completely free of any odor once dry. I’ve got a very sensitive nose and I promise you, this system truly is odor free! The pellets need to be changed once a per month.

The poo doesn’t stick to these magic pellets, so when you need to clean that out, you just scoop it (using the scooper that comes with the system) and flush it right down the toilet. Yes – it can and even should be flushed, rather than added to the landfill. (In fact, did you know that technically you should be flushing baby’s poo from their diapers before tossing it into the garbage?)

You’ll want to keep in mind that the pellets fill out the box less than what you might typically pour of sand – especially if your kitty is used to a “deep box”. I found that my cat adjusted within two days to the pellets – texture and depth – but if your kitty is more particular, you might want to fill it with two bags at first.

The Breeze system does suggest that you help your cat adjust by first adding a few pellets to her regular box, then mixing them half and half with litter in her regular box, then introducing the new Breeze box – next to her old box, which you CEASE cleaning out (so she’ll prefer the new clean Breeze box), and then eventually removing the old box altogether.

Since we’ve never had issues with my cat peeing anywhere other than in her box (thank G-d!), I decided that this acclimation process sounded way too high maintenance for me, so I just got rid of her old box and introduced the new system in one bold move!

The first two days, my cat held it in. But after that she was fine and has really loved the box ever since.

The Breeze box is pretty cool, too. It has three-quarter walls (to reduce any kicking-the-pellet-of-the-box mess) and comes with a scoop that has a hook on the back, so it sits right on the back of the box. I even like the color – a nice springy shade of green on the bottom with white walls.

When you pick up the Breeze system, it comes with the box, litter scoop, four pee pads and one bag of pellets. This should be enough to last you for one month – plenty of time to fall in love with the Breeze as much as I have!

The best price on the system right now is at Petco, where you’ll pay $24.29 if you have this $10 off coupon.

Tidy Cats Litter System – $34.49
Use $10/1 Tidy Cats Printable Coupon
= $24.49 after coupons

The same system sells on Amazon for $30.59 – which does beat the competition without the $10 off coupon. And it ships for free to your house!

As for the refills of the pads and the pellets, I have shopped around and the best price right now is from Amazon (remember that prices are subject to change, though).

You can get the Tidy Cats Breeze Litter Pad Refill, 4-Count Cat Pads (Pack of 10) for $41.04 when you check out thru Subscribe & Save (shipping is free). That works out to be $1.03 per pad – which is about half of what the pet stores sell them for.

For the pellets, I suggest getting the Tidy Cats Breeze Litter Pellet Refill, 3.5-Pound Packages (Pack of 6) for $45.45 with Subscribe & Save (shipping is free). Remember, each bag lasts for one month, so you’ll have six months worth of pellets for just $7.58 per month – about $1 per bag less than the competition.

{All Subscribe & Save orders ship for free and you can cancel your subscription anytime after your order ships. Read my Subscribe & Save tutorial if you need more information.}

Regardless of where you get it, if you’ve got a feline friend at home, I definitely recommend the Tidy Cats Breeze system! It’s totally changed how I feel about cleaning out the cat box – and for someone who has had a cat almost every year of her life – that’s not something I ever thought would happen!

Got any questions? Let me know! I’m happy to try to help.

This review was completely unsolicited. Tidy Cats doesn’t even know I exist. I have just been so pleased with how it’s working for us, that I wanted to pass on the news to you!


  1. Mara,
    Just wondering how long it took for your cat(s) to transition to using the new system, AND did you follow the process suggested in the product instructions (which seems to take about a month to accomplish)?

    I love the product in theory but my cats have yet to start using….


    • Michelle – Our kitty transitioned pretty quickly (2-3 days), but we did not follow the process suggested. We just went cold turkey. Fortunately our cat isn’t too high maintenance when it comes to her box (about other things? Yes! But not the box). HTH.

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