12 Savings Tips when Shopping at Petco

Let’s be honest. Sometimes, the most important people in our lives are our pets.

That can also mean that we spend way too much money on them from time to time. The good news is that you don’t need to drain your bank account in order to care for (and even spoil) your pets.

With these 12 tips for saving money at Petco, you can splurge on the pet food, enclosures, toys, and accessories that you need for your companions and leave a little extra for you, too!

1. Collect Coupons Like It’s Your Job

Petco is totally open to stacking coupons, which means you could be saving way more money than you currently are. Petco offers their own sales coupons, which feature deals like BOGO 50% dental care, 20% off select items, and 50% off seasonal items. On top of that, you can use manufacturer coupons from brands like Purina and Pedigree.

2. Use Coupons from Koopy.com

The couponing savings don’t end there! When you check online for coupons on Koopy.com, you can stack even more deals on top of your Petco and manufacturer coupons.

3. Look Out for “OOPS!” Sales

When shopping online, you can browse by category, with one of those categories being “Top Deals.” When shopping in-store, you should definitely be on the lookout for the clearance section, but you should also be keeping your eyes peeled for the bright yellow “OOPS!” stickers.

When Petco makes a labeling mistake or needs to sell a product quickly before it expires, they’ll stick a big yellow label on it that reads “OOPS! Please enjoy some extra savings” and lets you know how much you can save on specific products.

These “OOPS!” sales can be stacked at checkout limitlessly, and if you’re strategic about your coupon stacking, you could save over 80% at Petco!

4. Price Match Competitor’s Offers

Petco offers a great policy when it comes to price matching. They’ll price match their own prices, in-store or online at Petco and Unleashed by Petco. They’ll also match prices from the following popular competitors:

  • Amazon
  • Chewy
  • Jet
  • Petsmart
  • Walmart
  • Wag
  • Target

The condition is that the price must be widely available to the general public. It can’t be a “special” offer for email subscribers or something like a rebate offer.

If you’re curious about all the terms and conditions of Petco’s price match policy, learn more here.

5. Become a Petco Pal

Join the Petco Pals Rewards Program for free benefits that you don’t want to miss out on! The perks include:

  • Exclusive wellness plans
  • Special pricing
  • Member bonuses
  • Petco’s digital care dashboard
  • Personalized recommendations
  • Expert opinions on your pet’s health and wellness
  • A birthday treat for your pet

In addition to unlocking exclusive information and deals, you’ll also start earning Pals Rewards points. You’ll earn 1 point for every dollar spent, and after you earn 100 points, you can redeem them for $5. That means you can save an easy 5% on every penny you spend at Petco.

And it’s free to sign up, so why not?

6. Shop Holidays

No matter where you go, shopping around the holidays, especially Black Friday, can save you some money–but at Petco, the holiday selection is as good as the prices! Interested in getting a doggy DNA kit or some seasonal apparel? Be sure to check out Petco’s seasonal aisles around the holidays.

If you can find one in-store, pick up a Holiday Calendar. It costs $4 but is packed full of coupons valued at over $50! Add these to your coupon collection, and you’ll be saving even more money at Petco.

7. Stack Coupons and Deals Relentlessly

When it comes to combining coupons, Petco has a more lenient policy. And there are plenty of ways to save. Before you check out, consider every savings option you have:

  • Check competitor prices online for the price-match policy
  • Redeem manufacturer coupons
  • Use (or ask about) Petco coupons
  • Check couponing sites like Koopy.com
  • Sift through your holiday coupon calendar
  • Shop clearance and “OOPS!” sales
  • Redeem any Petco Pals Rewards you have

You can stack all these savings methods for an ultimate trip to Petco. Bring home all the goodies and spend little to nothing when you shop this way!

8. Sign Up for Repeat Delivery Services

One thing your pet is always going to need is food. And if you’re buying supplies like clockwork, why not opt for convenience that will save you some cash?

When you sign up for automated deliveries, you’ll never forget to buy what you need. Plus, it’s easier. You’ll also save 35% on your first order with Petco! Your subscription service can be fully customized to your needs, so you can get what you want when you want it.

The good thing is that you’re never locked into the subscription service, and there are no hidden fees. You can cancel or pause whenever you want. You’ll always qualify for free shipping on automated deliveries, and you can alter the items or shipping date at any time, too.

9. Join the Petco Spa Club

Let’s be honest. Having furry friends is great–but bathtime can be a hassle. That’s why taking your cat or dog to Petco for a full spa day is nice for them and you. The best part is that you can get rewards and discounts with the Petco Spa Club.

Joining the Petco Spa Club is super easy, too. First, you’ll need to download the Petco app and login with your Pals Rewards account. Under the “Services” tab, you can activate your Petco Spa Club account by navigating to “Grooming.” Once you’ve done that, you’ll start earning rewards that you can put towards your pet’s health and beauty!

As a member of the Petco Spa Club, you’ll receive an exclusive offer on your second visit, and every eighth visit will be free.

Don’t forget to download the app before you go!

10. Prioritize Your Pet’s Dental Health

Brushing your dog’s teeth might seem extreme, but dental health is no joke. Bad breath can be a sign of something more sinister brewing, and taking care of your pet’s teeth now can save you a lot of money down the road in medical bills.

If you’re not convinced, check out these four key reasons Petco believes you should care about your pet’s teeth.

Petco has a decent selection of doggy dental treats that clean while they reward your pet for good behavior.

11. Follow Petco on Social Media

If you want to stay up to date on all things Petco, including sales and events, follow Petco on social media–they’re very active!

You can find them sharing statuses on Facebook, tweeting on Twitter, creating boards on Pinterest, vlogging on Youtube, and posting on Instagram! Wherever you are, Petco will be there, too.

12. Consider Adoption

If you’re in the market for a new pet, you can save a lot of money and a life by choosing adoption over purchasing from a breeder. There are tons of pets all across the US who need homes, and adoption fees can be hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars less than buying a purebred puppy.

To learn more about how to adopt, what puppies are available, and where you can adopt from, check out the Petco Foundation’s website. There, you can find resources on animal shelters and rescues in your area, blogs about what kinds of pets you should rescue, and success stories about pets who found their forever homes!

Keep in mind that, in the long run, pets are an additional household expense. But if you’re dead set on adding another member to the family, consider saving with adoption!

Start Saving More Money at Petco

Saving money is something almost everyone wants to do, but not everyone knows how. With these 12 savings tips for Petco, you’re equipped with the tools and knowledge you need to make the most out of every trip to Petco.

Don’t overpay for pet supplies when you could be saving money and putting it towards what matters most–more cat toys and dog clothes, right?

Which one of these savings tips was your favorite or saved you the most money at Petco? Share your experiences in the comments below, and if you have another Petco savings tip, please tell us!

Rebecca Choi is a freelance writer, designer, and contributor to koopy.com from Philadelphia, PA. Armed with her Bachelor's Degree in English and Graphic Design from Arcadia University, she pursues a life of creation and hopes to earn an M.Arch in the near future. Her passions include reading novels, writing poetry, promoting mental health and wellness, and creating functional artwork.

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