Stephanie Nelson | 

The Best Cheap Cat Litter and Where to Find It

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Finding cheap cat litter is a must if you’re looking to cut down on your monthly cat-parent costs. Cat coupons can help with this too.

Whether your feline prefers to take care of business on clumping cat litter or non-clumping cat litter, I crunched the numbers to make sure your cat’s potty breaks don’t break your bank.

Get ready to learn which stores have cheap cat litter prices, which brands are cheapest, and also a few cheap cat litter shopping tips.

And if you’re looking for other ways to save money on your cat, be sure to download The Krazy Coupon Lady app.


great choice classic non-clumping clay cat litter next to petsmart shopping cart

Cheap Cat Litter: Non-Clumping

1. Great Choice Non-Clumping from PetSmart: as low as $0.45 per pound

Great Choice is a brand only sold by PetSmart. It’s a non-clumping cat litter you can get for $0.45 per pound when you sign up for PetSmart Autoship. It has 4.2 stars out of 5, with people saying it’s a great value for the price. This is a great option if you’re on a tight budget. One reviewer has been buying it for over a decade. Plus, when you place an online order with PetSmart before 3 p.m., you can get same-day delivery.


2. Tidy Cats Non-Clumping Cat Litter from Walmart: $0.27 per pound

Tidy Cats Non-Clumping Cat Litter is designed for multiple cats, and it’s just $0.27 per pound at Walmart. Always pay attention to unit pricing because in this case, Walmart sells a 30-pound bag instead of the 20-pound bag sold in other stores, so it seems more expensive at first glance. But when you do the math, it’s actually a little cheaper.

Compare to $0.35 per pound at Chewy.


3. Fresh Step Non-Clumping Cat Litter with Febreze from Petco: $0.54 per pound

If you buy Fresh Step non-clumping cat litter from Petco, you’ll spend $0.54 per pound. This is a little cheaper than Walmart’s price! As far as cheap cat litter goes, this isn’t the lowest price for non-clumping litter, but it’s competitive with the Tidy Cats brand.

Reviewers who don’t scoop say they like the added Febreze scent to help with odor control.

Compare to $0.59 per pound at Walmart.



4. Feline Pine Non-Clumping Cat LitterWood from Chewy: $0.48 per pound

Cat parents love this cheap cat litter because it’s pretty dang all-natural. It’s essentially pine pellets, made from shavings, is low dust, with no perfumes or dyes. It’s $0.48 per pound from Chewy.

Reviewers say it smells woodsy when it’s been used, instead of giving off a urine scent.

Compare to $1.73 per pound on Amazon.


Cheap Cat Litter: Clumping

5. Tidy Cats Clumping from Amazon: $0.75 per pound

If you’re looking for a cheap cat litter option with clumping, go with Tidy Cats Clumping, Tidy Max on Amazon for $0.75 per pound. This is a good price for this litter, as it can get up to $0.84 per pound when it’s not on sale.

Reviewers say it clumps like magic, hardly ever smells, and cats don’t track out litter particles as much as other cheap cat litter brands.

Compare to $0.79 per pound at Chewy.


6. Fresh Step Odor Shield Clumping from Amazon: $0.71 per pound

Comparable to Tidy Cats Clumping cat litter, Fresh Step Odor Shield is another option for clumping cat litter, and it’s $0.75 per pound on Amazon. I’ve seen it reach as low as $0.71 per pound in recent days, so if you see it at any price point below $0.75 per pound, buy it!

Compare to $0.81 per pound at Walmart.


7. Dr. Elsey’s Ultra Multi-Cat Strength Litter from Petco or Chewy: $0.51 per pound

This is Amazon’s bestselling cat litter, but I’ll tell you a little secret. You can find it for $0.51 per pound at either Petco or Chewy, compared to $0.77 per pound on Amazon. It has four and a half stars and over 69,000 reviews. People really love this litter.

Reviewers talk about little to no dust and how this natural litter is superior to (and cheaper than!) more expensive competitors.

Compare to $0.77 per pound on Amazon.



8. Arm & Hammer Cloud Control Clumping from Walmart: $0.86 per pound

According to reviewers, this cheap cat litter boasts uber-small particles that don’t track out of the box, fabulous odor control, and a softer feel on the cat’s foot. Arm & Hammer Cloud Control is a clumping litter, and the best place to buy it is Walmart, where you can find it for $0.86 per pound.

Compare to $1.14 per pound at Petco.


9. BoxieCat Premium Clumping Cat from Amazon: $1.01 per pound

At its regular price, this cat litter is going to cost you more than the other clumping cat litters ($1.01 per pound on Amazon). But I’ve seen it for almost half off when Amazon offers a coupon. This happened most recently around mid-January of 2023. So watch for Amazon coupons advertising up to $5 off and combine coupons with a sale price.

Compare to $1.12 per pound at Chewy.


10. PetSafe ScoopFree Premium Crystal Cat Litter from Amazon: $2.75 per pound

PetSafe ScoopFree isn’t clay; it’s crystal cat litter. As such, it’s a bit more spendy, but I’m including it because it’s an Amazon bestseller. It has four and a half stars with over 33,000 reviews. The litter rings up at $2.75 per pound, but it comes in two 4.3-pound bags, and each bag should last about a month.

Compare to $2.90 per pound at Chewy.


Cheap Cat Litter Shopping Tips:

1. Always calculate the price per pound when shopping for cheap cat litter.

The first step to getting cheap cat litter is calculating prices based off of the price per pound.

All you have to do is divide the sticker price by the weight listed on the cat litter package (it’s usually near the lower corners on the front of the bag or box).


2. Also, pay attention to how frequently you’ll need to change the litter.

Some brands of litter are designed to require less frequent changes, and others, not so much. Non-clumping cat litter, for example, needs to be changed at least once a week. Clumping needs changed once a month.


3. Don’t pay more than $0.50 per pound for non-clumping litter.

Non-clumping is the cheapest cat litter you’ll find. So make sure you stay under the $0.50 price range and closer to $0.30 per pound if you can.



4. Chewy, Petco & PetSmart all offer 35% off your first cat litter delivery order.

Chewy, Petco, and PetSmart all offer 35% off your first order and 5% off all subsequent orders. Each retailer allows you to set up repeat deliveries of pet food on a schedule you decide.

There’s really only one main difference among the three retailers: Petco has the cheapest free shipping minimum of the three stores at $35.


5. Amazon offers up to 15% off if you sign up for Subscribe & Save.

Similar to the other pet stores, Amazon offers a discount if you sign up for automatic deliveries. Subscribe & Save is pretty ideal for household and pet items that you know you’ll need to buy regularly.

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