Got a PetCo email for a free 4 lb bag of Wild Frontier, so I immediately printed out two and took the second to PetSmart, since they match competitors’ coupons. This grain-free stuff is over $20 a bag.
Petco has a coupon for a Free 4-5 lb bag of Nutro dry dog food on their site; you must be a Petco PALS member to use. I used it at my local Petsmart (they take competitor coupons) since it’s closer and I’m lazy. You’ll need a PetSmart PetPerk loyalty card. PetSupplies Ltd used to take competitor coupons; haven’t shopped there in quite some time and their site sucks donkey balls.
Since it’s a store coupon, I paid no sales tax.
Total for four bags of Purina Pro Plan True Nature cat food ($14.99 each), four pails of Purina Pro cat litter ($9.99 sale) and one Nutro cat food ($5.47 clearance) was $20…How, you may well ask? PITA had a $5 Nutro printable with her (all Nutro was being clearanced out) and I had these coupons (printed twice per computer):
- $10.00/1 pail Purina Pro Plan perform cat litter at PetCo.
- $10.00/1 Purina Pro Plan cat food at PetCo.
Since PetSmart accepts competitor coupons with no hassle, trot over there and you can score big time, too! Stores have various prices – some as low as $12.99 – so even if you don’t like this brand (or even have a cat!), it’s a great deal and a super donation. Print the Nutro $5 coupons (opens in new window) and your donation can be even greater.
Here’s a nifty PetSmart $5 off Natural or Specialized Dog or Cat Food, any size. I would definitely be checking out the clearance bags (and the small ones at that!) because this stuff is pricey! But for those of you with special-foods pets, it’s a great find. Print as many as you’d like (it’s a pdf) and stack with a high-value manufacturer coupon. You have until October 8th.
And you know you’re not limited to PetSmart, right? Pet Supplies Plus and Petco both take competitor’s coupons (at least they did the last time I was around).
Natural: Blue Buffalo, Castor & Pollux ORGANIX & Ultramix, Hill’s Ideal Balance, Innova, Nature’s Recipe, Nutro Natural Choice, Nulo, Nutro Max, Nutro Ultra, Simply Nourish, Wellness
Specialized: Authority, Bil-Jac/Farmer’s Bounty, Eukanuba, Hill’s Science Diet, Pet Botanics, Pro Plan, Royal Canin.
Check your local pet stores because they are always marking down dog and cat food (fish food too, but I had enough of fish after the flood…) – use your coupons and it’s lottery time! I got everything you see in the picture for $25 and change. Do what I do: When I’m about to hit the pet shops, I first click the Find A Coupon page and type in Dog or Cat food. ALL items come up. Grab the appropriate inserts and hit the stores. Or, if you just happen to stop in and see a nice large assortment, check the page for coupons, then get thee home and clip, clip, clip. Laugh, but the Eukanuba alone was originally $36 with loyalty card – – $10 on clearance!
Then stopped at another Target (63rd in Woodridge) where the Aquafresh pump toothpaste was only $2.04! Grabbed another 10 boxes of hair color, 5 shampoos and six toothpastes along with two bags of free Starbucks coffee grounds for the garden.
Here’s a few more coupons to add to your total – once you’re at $25 you’ve scored more overage! Remember, Big Box Pet Stores all accept each other’s store coupons (they’re getting nasty about the freebies, though).
And yet another reason to get a pet (or grab some donation items – or feed a senior, heck I don’t care!). PurinaPro $8 coupon.
Did one full loop from my house to Target and back – whew! Target had a stack of GE Reveal $4 mfr coupons on the shelf and the ceiling fan bulbs were $3.84 – – used the overage from the $4 and the $2 Target coupons to reduce the price paid for my six DiGiorno pizzas and Nicoderm patches (14 ct boxes); the slight overage from the Iams wet cat food helped to reduce my OOP as well. So the total for the bulbs, pizzas/Coke, Iams and Nicoderm was $80…price of one box of Nicoderm is $39.99.
The price of Speedstick at Walgreens (at least by me) is well over $3 – obviously not gonna help us with a BOGO sale when the BOGO coupon value is only up to $2.99. Solution? Grab the clearance varieties (check the UPC against the clearance sticker because things get messed up) which are also ringing up BOGO and you’ll end up paying high tax. I got the four here for 27¢ and earned 150 points. Looks like they’re clearing out quite a few men’s and women’s varieties.
Hope you’ve been successful in your dog and cat food stockup – I have!
Petco has a coupon for one free bag of Purina Pro dry dog (up to 6 pounds) or cat food (up to 3.5 pounds) together on the same page with a coupon for $10 off Pro Pan dry dog or cat food. Limit one per household – – but the other big box pet stores take competitor’s coupons! Which means at least three free bags but wait! Since these are store coupons, you can use the $3/1 Purina Pro dry cat food coupon in the 12/08 rp stacked with the $10 store coupon and pay only a buck or two for a 3.5 pound bag of dry cat food (dog food was $14.99 at Petco and $13.99 at PetSmart – I assume cat food prices are similar). There is also a $2 coupon for Purina Pro dog snacks in the 11/17 S – PetSmart had these on clearance for $3 something. And if you’re running low on funds, you can mix small amounts of dry cat food with the dog food. Mind you, it’s not a good idea to give ’em all cat food, but some firms up their stools slightly. and now a perfect segue into…
Hope you got lots of firecracker chicken tonight – we did! And no, we do not drive around from one Panda Express location to another wasting time and gas! Instead you determine where you’re going and what else you need/want to hit up along a circular route. In our case, we gabbed at Rachel’s and grabbed more stuff at a Walgreens outside my usual comfort zone, picked up dog food and shopped at Yorktown! The Cinnabon store in the food court was closing for the night and offered us bags of cinnamon twisty-things and containers of dipping stuff for a buck a bag. Never tried them, but they sure are tasty little suckers!
Petco is offering special discounts off select treats, supplies, toys and apparel in their new crazy about pets gift guide.