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Amazon is kicking off National Pet Month with a bang: a never-before-seen 24-hour sale that’s just for pets . . . and we think it’s gonna be BIG.
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When is Amazon Pet Day?
The first-ever Amazon Pet Day will be held Monday, May 2. This 24-hour sale is being billed as the Prime Day for pets. Amazon Pet Day begins Monday, May 2 at midnight PT.
This pet day sale is open to all Amazon shoppers in the U.S. You don’t have to be a Prime member to shop and there’s not yet talk of early access.
Furbo, Frontline, and Bissell are among the brands included in the pet sale.
We expect to see major deals on gear during this sale. Amazon’s press release mentions Furbo, Frontline, and Bissell specifically. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s to come.
Based on previous Prime Day sales, we expect to see the following deals:
Amazon Visa Signature Card holders will receive 10% cash back on Pet Day.
Amazon Visa holders get 5% back every day, but on Amazon Pet Day, Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card holders will receive 10% cash back on pet products!
If you want to consider getting the card and you promise to pay it off every month, I’ll also tell you about the $100 bonus they’re giving new sign-ups right now. Read more about the Amazon Visa here.
Expect extra incentives for activating subscriptions for pet items.
The initial advertisements for Amazon Pet Day look pretty focused on gear and things like pet vacuums. But we predict the pet food prices will be red hot, especially for those willing to subscribe. Watch for extra-large discounts and incentives for first-time subscriptions. If you’re not already using subscriptions, read up on how Amazon Subscribe & Save works before the big sale.
Below are some of my best tips for shopping Amazon pet. Check them out now, and shop today’s best Amazon deals while you wait for Amazon Pet Day.
How to Save on Amazon Pet Products Every Day:
1. Always calculate Amazon’s unit cost to find the best price on pet food.
In order to determine who has the best price, the first step is to calculate the unit cost wherever you normally shop. To do this, take the total cost of the item (say, $19.99) and divide by the unit (ounces, pounds, or number of items in the bag for things like pet treats). If it’s a 6-pound bag of dog food, the unit cost would be $3.33 per pound.
Amazon doesn’t always make it easy to quickly compare prices. Take a look at the Pedigree examples above.
- “Amazon’s Choice” label on the far left marks the most expensive of the three options ($0.78/lb).
- The middle listing doesn’t list price per pound at all. You have to hand calculate it ($0.83/lb).
- And the listing farthest to the right appears to be the best unit cost ($0.69/lb).
2. Subscribe & Save is the key to the unlocking the cheapest Amazon pet deals.
Notice the lime green highlighted “Extra 25% off when you subscribe” label on the middle Pedigree listing. That will save you $3.75 on your first bag. And the 5% standard subscription discount will save you another $0.75. That means the price is really $10.48, not $14.23, which drops cost per pound down to $0.58.
In order to get the best deals from Amazon Subscribe & Save, you may pause, cancel, and change your subscriptions around more than the average shopper. That’s okay because it’s easy to do in one simple click.
3. Should you shop Amazon for pet deals?
The regular prices on Amazon are generally 5-15% higher, then the subscription discount usually brings the price into the 5-10% range. And if there’s a discount on top of the subscription, then Amazon prices begin to drop below competitors. Here’s a list of Amazon pet deals that are cheaper than Costco.
4. In addition to big sale days, Sundays and Mondays are often the best days to find Amazon pet deals.
Did you know Amazon matches competitor promotions like Target gift card offers? If you ever notice a promotion like “spend $50 on Purina, get a $10 gift card” at Target, you can almost certainly find the same promo on Amazon beginning Sunday afternoon. That’s because Target runs on a Sunday-Saturday sales cycle. Their deals go live on Sunday mornings, and Amazon has their matches live by Sunday afternoon. Amazon does the same matching of promotions from Chewy.
So shop KCL’s pet deals on Sundays and Mondays for big batches of awesome new prices.
5. Find deals by sorting Amazon pet items by best sellers.
Amazon maintains a list of best-selling items by category, and the list updates every 24 hours to show which items are selling the most quickly. View the pet list here.
If you check the list regularly like I do, you’ll notice themes and common products that are often on the list because they’re just popular.
But the best-seller list can also be a good way to find deals. Because when there’s a great deal, often lots of people are buying.
The other cool resource is the movers and shakers list (see it here). This list is good for finding lesser-known items that have suddenly risen in sales. Although neither list is a sure-fire way to find pet deals. That’s what KCL is for.
6. How good are the pet deals on Amazon Prime Day?
One of the best Amazon pet days for shoppers is Prime Day in July. Amazon Prime Day 2022 is expected to drop on the second or third Monday in July and last for two days. Look for a July 11 – 12 or 18 – 19 sale this year.
Prime Day will likely kick off as soon as the clock hits midnight on Monday, the first day of the sale. As a Prime member, you can plan to access the deals as early as 3 p.m. the day prior.
The deals you can expect to see are standard 30% – 40% off pet supplies, pet food, flea & tick medicine, supplements, and pet vacuums.
Some of the products we expect we may see again include the following:
7. Are there many Amazon coupons for pet supplies?
The answer is a resounding yes! There are often digital Amazon coupons available for major name brands. There are four types of savings on Amazon:
- Amazon Subscribe & Save discounts (5%, 10%, or 15% off) — not technically a coupon
- Additional first time subscriber discounts (25% or 40% off) — processes as a coupon on first order only
- Amazon digital coupons, ($1 off) — flat-rate savings on a single item — must click to activate
- Amazon promotions (buy 3 get 1 free OR spend $50, save $10, etc.) — multi-buy discount
Each type of discount will display on the item’s listing page, but sometimes you have to look for them in order to notice them.
Search KCL’s active pet coupons by brand:
Blue Buffalo coupons
Dr. Elsey’s coupons
Fresh Step coupons
Hill’s Science Diet coupons
Meow Mix coupons
Taste of the Wild coupons
Tidy Cats coupons
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