If you are like most people, your dog is not simply a pet. He or she is a member of your family.
You want to give them the best of everything. From toys to treats, you love to lazily pamper them
But the cost. Oh how they can get out of hand quickly!
WHY CHEAP ISN’T BETTER
Your first thought might be to buy the cheap dog food.
Please do not.
The problem is that the poor quality food can lead to health problems for your pet that may cost you more. It’s not the answer.
Instead, focus on ways you can save while giving your favorite dog the food and treats that will work best for him.
STOCK ON SALE
If you can find a lot on the dog food you need, buy extra! There’s no need to pick up a bag when you can get a pair and save up.
BUY IN LARGER QUANTITIES
Often times, the larger bags result in greater savings. Compare the price per ounce of the smaller items against the larger bags to find the lowest cost.
TRY THE STORE BRAND
Just like the private label products you buy, sometimes the private label pet food is the same – simply in different packaging.
Check the ingredients carefully before making the switch. If they are the same then why are you paying for the label?
SIGN UP FOR THE STORE REWARDS PROGRAM
Loyalty has its advantages. Many stores offer loyalty programs to their members. You can get exclusive offers, discounts and coupons only offered to those who have signed up.
Some programs also reward your purchase in the form of points. Once you’ve accumulated the points, you can redeem them for savings or freebies.
GET ON THE LIST
Even if you’re a member of their program, make sure you’re on the list too! You will receive notifications for sales and you may even find great coupons that will hit your inbox too.
Tip: Set a secondary email address so your inbox doesn’t get cluttered with these types of emails.
USE ONLINE SERVICES
There are online pet product suppliers like Chewy who sell pet food and other items, often at a discount. The added benefit here is that they deliver it straight to you – so no lugging home huge bags of dog food from the store.
You can use apps like Honey or Wikibuy to compare prices online and make sure you get the lowest possible price for the items you need.
SET UP AUTOMATED DELIVERIES
Some websites, such as B. Amazon, offer discounts when you sign up for automatic delivery of selected products. Not only does it deliver, but you no longer have to worry about running out of it.
CHECK FOR DISCOUNT OFFERS
Sometimes manufacturers offer product discounts. If you find them, you will get money back for your purchase.
COMPLAINTS (OR COMPLAINTS)
If you have a food your pet loves, email them to let them know. They can send you coupons or coupons for products as a thank you.
If you have a problem with a product, please contact us. The company may offer a refund or an alternative product for your problem.
BUY THE STOCK
Skip the big stores and go to your local warehouse. They may sell larger bags at a lower cost, saving you time and money.
BECOME A TRACKER
All stores sell cyclically. They do this for food, clothing, and more – including pet food! Keep an eye on the offers in your favorite stores.
They get to know their cycle and can then stock up when items are for sale.
Skip the shop and make some homemade dog food
You can even bypass the store and prepare your own dog food right at home. There are tons of recipes to try on Pinterest.
Before you quickly start cooking, however, you should carefully study each ingredient to make sure it is safe for your pet.
SET COUPONS TO WORK
Before you go to the store, go online and look for coupons for your pet’s food. You might find them on the manufacturer’s website or coupon printing websites.
Also, check the product packaging as it may be stuck to the front of the large pouch of dog food.
Get free samples from your veterinarian
Veterinarians get free samples of the products they sell – ask for one! The freebies don’t cost them anything so they should be happy to give you one if you inquire.