There are many ways to get cheap Pet Supplies and Food for your Dog Care and Cat Care expenses. You can find cheap and low cost supplies in store and online. It's especially important to stock up on your pet's food, treats and litter products when they're on sale or BOGO-buy one get one free, and combine those sales with coupons! To aid you in doing this, I've attached the Best Time to Buy listing for Pets (only), and even provided a link below for you to print cat food coupons, dog food coupons, cat litter coupons. Check this link often as the offerings change each month.
If you're checking our Best Time to Buy listings, which you should be doing so that you'll know when to purchase at the best prices, then you'll see that these are the best times to stock up on Pet Food. And save up your coupons just prior to these months so you'll pay even better prices!
May (Nat'l Pet Week & Month)
Cat Food & Treats
Dog Food & Treats
September & October
Look for Coupons & Sales on Cat Litter & combine them for great savings!
October (Adopt A Shelter Dog Month)
You can also save a great deal of money on things like Litter, especially if you're willing to try a few different brands (and your Cats don't object). When you're printing online coupons at Coupons.com, Redplum, or SmartSource and you see those high-dollar litter coupons @$3.00 to $5.00 snag them. Print 2 on each computer available to you. Then be on the look-out for the sales on those brands of litter. Sometimes they're unadvertised sales, so just scan the shelves when you're in the store. When the sale hits, stock up! I recently got 6 bags of litter for $1.99 each w/6 $5.00 online coupons combined with a sale!
If you or your cat(s) or dog(s) are brand loyal, don't fret. You can still save! Visit our manufacturer's list and find your manufacturer. If they have a way for you to sign up for their email list, do it. If they don't, find their "Contact Us" page and shoot them a quick email telling them how your pet loves their product. Request a free sample of any new product line and ask to be added to their email list so that you can receive discount coupons. Also ask if they can mail you any free or discount coupons now. Most times they will! I did this with one of my cat's litter brand products, and the manufacturer sent me five $1.00 off coupons!
If you purchase your Food and/or Supplies from places like Petco, PetSmart or Pet Supermarket, it pays to join their free Rewards Programs (see details below). Also, if you shop in-store, be sure to take your coupons with you, because Petco and PetSmart accept store, manufacturer (Coupons.com, Redplum, SmartSource) and competitor's coupons! Bow-wow & Meow!!!
Petco Pals Rewards
(If you have a store nearby you, I would definitely sign up for this one, because they often offer a free coupon for a product on their website every month or two. And the coupon can only be redeemed by Rewards members. I tell you when then free coupon becomes available on my blog.)
Be sure to check their clearance section for great discounts.
PetSmart PetPerks Program
Additional members-only benefits when you register online:
PetSupermarket V.I.P. Program
Dollar Stores are a great source for cheap pet supplies, including Pet Toys! You'll pay substantially less for the same products that you will at a specialty store or department store for the same type of toys. Consider that you can pay $1 for toys that would cost you $5 to $7 dollars at a specialty store. Your pet could have had 6 to 7 more toys for that price! (hee-hee)
Amazon.com or Ebay.com often have great prices on pet toys. Just be certain to factor in the price of shipping when comparing prices. I rarely pay shipping on Amazon, because my purchase is either over their minimum for free shipping, or I leave items in my cart until I reach the minimum.
Lastly... get creative and you don't need to spend a dime on some toys. Do you have a cat(s) or dog(s)?