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With all the ways to get PetSmart coupons or discounted pet food thanks to PetSmart delivery, saving money at PetSmart is a (dog) walk in the park.
Gimme a little leash, and I’ll lead you through nearly two dozen of my favorite tips for shopping at PetSmart.
I’m talking about easy ways to get PetSmart coupons each month, what to buy from PetSmart Black Friday, how to make sense of PetSmart’s return policy, and much more.
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1. Get three PetSmart coupons each month by playing a game on the PetSmart app. Seriously.
It’s so easy to get PetSmart coupons, y’all. Just download the PetSmart app, and play a game called Treat Trail. Every time you complete one of the game’s three difficulty levels, you get a coupon (you can win up to three coupons per month).
Most of the coupons I’ve received save 15 – 25% on all in-store purchases (except services and gift cards). The catch? They don’t work online.
In my experience, the coupons expire after about two weeks, but PetSmart lets you earn a new set of coupons each month.
Treat Tail is a matching game, so all you gotta do is swipe your finger across identical icons. You’ll score more points if you match bigger threads of icons in one swipe.
2. Become a PetSmart Treats member — it’s the only way to access PetSmart’s sale prices.
PetSmart’s free loyalty program — PetSmart Treats — is the only way you can get sale prices on PetSmart items.
The good news is signing up for PetSmart Treats is super easy. Plus, you’ll get free shipping on all orders over $49, as well as a $2.50 off coupon when you complete your PetSmart member profile.
But the cashback program through PetSmart Treats is pretty weak. You get 8 points per dollar spent at PetSmart or on PetSmart.com, and they only give you a $2.50 off coupon once you reach 1,000 points. That amounts to a measly 2% cashback!
3. New dog? Get $100 – $150 worth of PetSmart coupons and freebies when you buy their $20 Puppy Starter Kit.
If you’re bringing home a new dog (uh, congrats!), then PetSmart has you covered with their Puppy Starter Kit.
The kit includes freebies and coupons for savings on food and supplies, as well as a discount on your dog’s first grooming, training session, or stay at PetSmart’s Pets Hotel.
In 2021 and 2022, the savings were along the lines of $15 off one bag of premium puppy food, or even $15 off of your first training workshop.
Check out a full list of pet freebies here.
Even if you’re bringing home a full-grown dog, you can still buy the Puppy Starter Kit.
4. Save 35% and get free shipping when you place your first PetSmart autoship order.
PetSmart offers free shipping on all orders over $49 if you’re a PetSmart Treats member, and they’ll ship to your local store for free, regardless of the total.
But the best way to skip shipping fees and get even deeper discounts is by signing up for repeat orders (just like Amazon’s Subscribe & Save).
You’ll get 35% off your initial order, 5% off future autoship orders, and free shipping on orders over $49.
PRO TIP: If you’re trying to save money on pet food delivery, read our full breakdown here.
5. Get PetSmart same-day delivery when you place your online order before 3 p.m.
PetSmart has partnered with DoorDash to provide same-day delivery to anyone within the delivery range. Shipping is free, and you decide what to tip your Dasher (PetSmart defaults to a 15% tip).
PetSmart runs three delivery windows:
- Orders placed by 9 a.m. will be delivered between noon and 3 p.m.
- Orders placed between 9 a.m. and noon will be delivered between 3 – 6 p.m.
- Orders placed between noon and 3 p.m. will be delivered between 6 – 8 p.m.
6. Your first exam from the PetSmart vet clinic is free.
We’ve got more than a dozen more ways to get pet freebies that you’ll wanna check out.
7. PetSmart’s return policy allows you to return most pet items without a receipt.
If you don’t have a receipt, or if your purchase was more than 60 days ago, PetSmart’s return policy still lets you get a refund in the form of store credit.
There are a few exceptions: You must have a PetSmart receipt from the last 60 days to return electronic merchandise, grooming tools, filters or pumps, and pet medication or vitamins valued over $10.
8. PetSmart does price match competitors like Petco, but only on regular-priced items.
Price match at PetSmart by bringing proof of a competitor’s pricing (like a screenshot or photo of a lower price from Petco or Chewy) in and showing it to an associate at checkout. PetSmart also price matches their own website, so double-check for lower prices while you shop.
But remember, PetSmart won’t match prices for clearances, events, BOGOs, competitors’ online offers, Amazon, eBay or other auction/closeout sites.
They also won’t match their own website’s prices for liquidation events.
We’ve got an updated list of this week’s best Petco deals.
9. The best time to buy pet beds, toys, and treats is during PetSmart Black Friday.
If you’re looking for pet beds, toys, and treats, then PetSmart’s Black Friday sale is the best time for you to buy. Here’s some of what we’ve seen:
Buy 1 Top Paw & Whisker City Pet Bed (reg. $19.99 – $29.99), $6.99 sale price
Free store pickup
Final Price: $6.99 – $10.50 (65% savings)
In 2020 and 2021, PetSmart ran a buy three, get two free sale during Black Friday on dog and cat treats.
Buy 5 Dog or Cat Treats (reg. $0.79+)
Buy three, get two free
Free store pickup
Final Price: As low as $2.37 (40% savings when you buy five)
We’ve written about all the best PetSmart Black Friday deals.
10. If you missed PetSmart Black Friday, shop the after-Christmas clearance sale — for pet toys as low as $0.70.
We saw Santa dog toys, holiday plush trees, and reindeer squeak toys for $0.70 (reg. $2.99), a 20-pack of tennis balls for $5 (reg. $19.99), and festive dog collars for $2.50 (reg. $9.99).
Some of the items were cheaper online, like the dog collars, which were $2 through Jan. 23. But in my experience, the clearance section online is extremely slim.
And if you’re trying to plan out your post-Christmas clearance shopping, then you need to start with our guide to the best after-holiday sales.
11. PetSmart’s Sample Saturdays are slowly returning to stores.
From 2018 until 2020, PetSmart always held Sample Saturdays from noon to 2 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month, giving pets free treat samples and pet parents info about new food products.
Sample Saturdays had been a tradition since 2018, but then Covid hit. But I called my local PetSmarts, and word is that they are slowly reintroducing Sample Saturdays to the public, with events starting back up in the summer.
Your local store will have information on Sample Saturdays (and all PetSmart events) here.
12. When you see PetSmart price tags that say “Reduced to Clear,” that means the price won’t go any lower.
For a while, PetSmart signaled their lowest prices with price tags ending in 7, but over the years I’ve found they aren’t super consistent with their “Reduced to Clear” prices.
It’s not a problem, though. All it means is now we simply have to look for big red tags that say “Reduced to Clear” at the top. When you see those tags, that means the price is as low as it’ll go.
13. PetSmart doesn’t do price adjustments — period.
PetSmart has no price adjustment policy, meaning they don’t refund you the difference if an item you purchased goes on sale soon afterward.
If you’re dead set on a price adjustment, their customer service number is 1-888-839-9638. Good luck.
14. Dogs and other pets are welcome in PetSmart stores.
Your dog or pet is 100% welcome in PetSmart, just remember to clean up if they suddenly get the urge to, ahem, claim aisle 5.
We’ve got a bigger list of pet-friendly stores you’ll wanna bookmark before you bring your furry companion.
15. Teachers can get a small class pet for free from PetSmart’s Pets in the Classroom program.
PetSmart participates in an organization called Pets in the Classroom, which gives money to teachers for purchasing and maintaining a small pet in their classroom. It’s one of our favorite freebies for teachers.
Teachers can apply for a grant to fund a small pet in their classroom if:
- You are a pre-K through ninth grade public or private school teacher in the United States or Canada.
- You haven’t already applied for a Pets in the Classroom grant in the current school year.
If accepted, you’ll get to choose a pet from this list, and your PetSmart costs can be entirely or partially reimbursed.
If you’ve already received a Pets in the Classroom grant, you can keep applying for an annual “Sustaining Grant,” which is $50 to help care for the pet.
16. Military members get a 10% off PetSmart grooming coupon for salon services every Tuesday.
There are lots of military discounts out there, including PetSmart’s 10% off grooming services every week for military members who can present their military ID at checkout.
As of March 2022, PetSmart only provides this military discount for grooming appointments on Tuesdays. Seniors also get this discount — just bring your photo ID to checkout.
Military members, first responders, and seniors also enjoy 10% off any overnight stay at a PetSmart hotel.
17. The PetSmart employee discount is 15% off all items and services and 50% off select food brands.
The PetSmart employee discount isn’t much: 15% savings on all merchandise and services and 50% savings on the following pet products:
- Only Natural Pet food
- Simply Nourish food
- Authority dry dog or cat food
- Dentley’s dog treats
- Exquisicat cat litter
Other PetSmart work perks include one free six-week pet training group class, one free Doggie Day Camp session, and a 50% discount on bath services.
We’ve got the 55 best employee discounts from national brands.
18. Save 10 – 15% with discounted PetSmart gift cards from Raise.com.
Before you shop, check Raise.com for a discounted PetSmart gift card.
If you don’t know, Raise.com is a website that sells full-value gift cards at a discounted rate. Usually, the savings are between 1 – 5%, but with PetSmart’s gift cards I’ve seen savings as high as 10 – 15%.
If you see gift cards for sale any higher than 10% off, pull the trigger — they’ll sell out quickly.
Read about our favorite gift card tips here.
19. Upload your receipt to Ibotta to get 1% cashback on PetSmart purchases.
Ibotta is a cashback app that gives you a bunch of “rebate” offers to help you save on just about anything you buy from participating stores.
All you have to do is go to Ibotta.com (or use the app), search for your store, and click the “shop” link from the Ibotta page. Your rebate will be automatically calculated at checkout and should appear in your account one week after checkout.
Here are some current Ibotta offers at PetSmart:
- $0.50 cashback on any Canine Carry Outs Product (20 ounces or larger)
- $1.25 cashback on Purina Cat Chow Naturals (3.15 – 11 pounds)
- $2.25 cashback on Purina Cat Chow Naturals (12 pounds or larger)
At PetSmart, Ibotta will get you 1% cashback on anything you buy (except gift cards) at PetSmart.com.
We’ve got lots more to tell you about how to use Ibotta.
Let me know if you have any other questions about shopping at PetSmart in the comments below. Thanks for reading!