If your family includes a few furry members, you know just how expensive pets can be. With food, toys, grooming supplies and more, pet expenses can add up quickly. Fortunately, there’s a myriad of tools available such as member rewards, coupons and even free treats on your pooch’s birthday to help ease the burden of those high costs.

Birthday Treat

If you tend to make a bigger deal out of your pet’s birthday than your own, you probably enjoy treating them to something special on their big day. Luckily, both Petco and PetSmart offer you and your furry friends a surprise on their birthday! At Petco, simply sign up for the Birthday Club by letting them know your pet’s name, pet type and their birthday. When their special day comes you’ll receive a message with special savings! At PetSmart, the birthday treat is one of the perks of their rewards program so as long as you signed up for PetSmart’s PetPerks, you’ll receive a coupon for a free treat on your pet’s day!

 

Rewards Cards

Like many stores, Petco and PetSmart both offer loyalty cards that can help frequent shoppers score even better deals! Petco, which offers the Petco Pals Reward Card, allows shoppers to earn 5% back on every purchase made at Petco. Once you spend $100, Petco will automatically email you $5 in Petco dollars to spend. You can keep track of your spending, as well as print rewards from your account online. In addition to earning rewards, Petco also offers Pals members exclusive discounts, coupons and preferred pricing on numerous products. At PetSmart, the PetPerks Cards offers pet-lovers customized email alerts to let you know when your favorite products go on sale as well as in-store discounts on thousands of items! You’ll also receive members-only online coupons and, of course, that free treat on your pet’s birthday!

Coupons

There’s nothing better to a Krazy Coupon Lady than stores that offer coupons and, fortunately, both PetSmart and Petco fall into that category! In fact, Petco actually has a page online that features all of the current coupon codes and promos that are being offered. The coupons listed on the Petco page state whether they can be used in-store, online or both and often feature such deals as a free can of dog or cat food, buy 2 get 1 free offers and free shipping. Although PetSmart doesn’t feature a round-up of deals, they do offer regular coupon codes which can be found with a quick search online and often include deals such as 15% off $60 or more or $4 off any purchase of $15! In addition to store coupons, both PetSmart and Petco accept manufacturer coupons!

Discounted Gift Cards

If you’d like to save as much as 20% right off the bat when shopping for your pet’s needs, consider purchasing Petco and PetSmart gift cards at Raise.com. Raise, which offers discounted gift cards, carries both Petco and PetSmart gift cards, which are discounted anywhere from 5 to 20%! If you don’t see any gift cards available in the price range that you are looking for, you can choose to set up alerts on Raise.com, which will notify you when new cards are listed. Another perk to Raise is that they offer both e-cards and physical cards and all cards are shipped for free!

Repeat Delivery

If you tend to buy your pets the samegoods month after month, consider saving yourself some time – and money, with Petco’s repeat delivery service. With this service, shoppers can select items from the list of eligible food and supply products and have them automatically delivered as often as once a week or as infrequently as once a year! In addition to saving yourself a trip to the store, products that are set up for repeat delivery are discounted as much as 20%! For example, if you typically buy the 15 pound bag of Petco brand Crystal Cat Litter, you’re paying approximately $26.99 per bag. However, if you purchased that same product and set it for repeat delivery, you would only have to pay $20.24 per bag! Once you’ve signed up, you can log in to your account to make updates such as changes in quantities or how often your items are delivered. To view eligible products and get signed up for repeat delivery, visit Petco.com.