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Every Way To Save Money At Petco – Tips, Tricks & Hacks To Save Online

You can easily save money at Petco. They have deals, discounts on repeat orders, and a slew of other ways you could be saving money on purchases, so let’s check out some of the more popular ways to do so.

Our Top Tip: Join the Petco Mailing List

This is one of the easiest Petco saving hacks – all shoppers need to do is sign up on their website. There’s a “Keep In Touch” section in the website’s footer that asks for your email address, so you can enter it there.

Petco offers a 10% discount on your first order after joining their mailing list.

You’ll automatically get 10% off your first order, and wehenever Petco has any special offers and deals that you can use to save money, they’ll send you an email to let you know.

In just one month Petco emailed us with offers including:

  • Get a $30 gift card with a $100+ online order.
  • Save 20% off orders $50+ when you order online and pick up in store or curb-side.
  • 35% off your first repeat delivery and 5% off future orders.
  • Free same-day delivery on orders $35+.
  • A custom coupon code for 10% off our next order.
  • 20% off and free same day delivery on all orders.
  • A coupon code for $10 off orders of $30+.

Something to note is that the same emailing list is used for any program communications, so not every email will have a discount, but it’s still worth considering.

Discounts from Social Media

Petco has quite a presence on social media, with over three million shoppers liking the store’s Facebook page. They also have a solid following on both Instagram and Twitter, which is where you’ll sometimes find announcements saying that they have a sale on specific products.

After following Petco on Facebook we spotted this post offering a 20% discount on two pet baths or haircuts.

Keep in mind that these sales aren’t always exclusive, but Petco uses their social media to announce that a certain product, category, or brand is currently discounted on their store. It’s still a great way to save money, so make sure you follow them on social media for these discounts.

Discounts and Coupon Codes from Their Website

One of the easiest ways for shoppers to save money at Petco is to head to the Monthly Offers section on their website. Here, you’ll find deals, sales, and promotions for everything they have available, and it’s all organized by whether it’s available online, in-store, or both. If you aren’t keen on in-store shopping, you can use filters to show you discounts available in their online store.  

To add to this, the discounts are organized by categories as well – for dogs, for cats, for small pets, etc., making it remarkably easy to see whether or not you can take advantage of them.

And right below the discounts, there’s a section for coupon codes. If there’s a code available for use, here is where you’ll find it. You should note that coupons can also be used in-store – just show the coupon image to the cashier when you’re checking out and the discount will be applied to your order.

It’s also worth checking Wethrift’s Petco coupons page for a list of recent coupon codes, including some secret and exclusive codes you may not find published on Petco’s website.

Save With In-Store and Curbside Pickup

This isn’t a constant sale, but one you’ll find Petco announces on social media and via email every once in a while. If you have a Petco nearby and don’t mind picking up your order by yourself, you can oftentimes save up to 25% on your order.

Petco in-store pickup
Petco regularly offers up to 25% off orders with in-store or curbside pickup.

Of course, whether or not you can take advantage of this depends on whether you have a Petco store nearby.

Buy in bulk

You might be used to buying one or two bags of pet food at a time, but you can save significantly on your pet food bills by stocking up when you find a good deal. Most dry dog foods will last up to 18 months when stored correctly, so consider buying a 6 or more month supply when you find a bargain on your pet’s favorite band.

Subscribe to the Pals Rewards Program

The Pals Rewards is a points program that allows you to save money with a membership. You can get rewarded with discounts and some exclusive perks that are not available elsewhere. You can subscribe on their website, and from the moment you enrol, every purchase counts towards your rewards. You earn a point for every dollar spent, so you’ll be rewarded with 5% back on everything you buy.

Petco Pals rewards

What’s nice is that you can use the points for more than just purchases at Petco – they can also be used for grooming, as well as other services they offer. You can also take advantage of them with some of their partners, such as groomers, trainers, and veterinarians, which means you’ll be saving not just at Petco, but other places as well.

To add to this, Petco also allows you to earn Pals Rewards using their credit cards.  

Use the Petco Pay Credit Card

Petco has their own rewards program and credit card which can save you money when shopping, not just at Petco’s stores, but elsewhere. You can apply for Petco Pay from their website, and if your application approval happens the same day you apply, you’ll get a 20% discount on your first purchase.

Petco Pay Mastercard

There are two levels in the program, Petco Pay and Petco Pay Mastercard. Here’s what they both have in common:

  • A gift during your birthday
  • Card personalization option
  • Financing options
  • No yearly fees
  • Extension of your Pals Rewards balance for a year
  • A Petco Foundation donation with each purchase

With the higher tier, Petco Pay Mastercard, shopping at grocery stores gets you 2% back, and every other purchase gets you 1% back, provided Mastercard is accepted. And that’s not all – if you spend $500 outside of Petco within 90 days of opening your account, you get an extra $25 in Pals Rewards. It’s a neat way to save money at Petco if you shop there often.

Download The App

Even though they might not have any app-specific deals, downloading the Petco app (available for iOS and Android) can get you an easy overview of all the discounts and promotions they have that are active that you can grab.

Petco App

Furthermore, the app allows users of the rewards program to check their status, as well as make grooming appointments and earn extra points. If you want, you can set up Repeat Delivery which lets you buy repeat items more quickly.

Free Returns

Petco has two ways of returning any items you’ve bought – in-store, and online. And even if you’ve bought something online, you can return it to one of their stores by showing the cashier your confirmation email. If you don’t have a Petco nearby and would prefer to ship it back to them, the shipping charges aren’t refundable so it’s unfortunately not free.

On a side note, you can return items within 60 days of the initial shipment date, which is quite generous considering the fast shipping times.  

Free Shipping

Petco has some very fast shipping. Ordering anything over $35 (which isn’t too difficult if you plan your orders) automatically qualifies you for free standard shipping.

Petco free delivery

You don’t need to input any promotion code, as the discount will be automatically applied if your order (before taxes) exceeds $35.

Questions Shoppers Frequently Ask About Petco

How Long Does Petco Take to Ship?

There are a few options available to have your products shipped.

  • Standard shipping, which takes 2-5 business days
  • 2nd-day shipping, which takes 2 business days
  • Next-day shipping, which takes a single business day

This is if you’re in the continental US – Alaska, Hawaii, and P.O. Boxes take 3-6 business days via USPS, and APO/FPO and US Territories take 7-13 days via USPS.

Unfortunately, there is no international option available to have your items shipped because Petco is a US-only pet store.

Does Petco accept Afterpay, Klarna, or Quadpay?

Yes, Petco accepts Klarna as a payment method, and you can also opt for Quadpay if you want. Afterpay is unfortunately not accepted. Both options allow you to pay in multiple installments and are a great way to pay off a larger order without spending too much at once.

Does Petco Offer Same Day Delivery?

Yes, although not everywhere. It’s available at most stores, and if you order any of the eligible items by 2 PM, you can have your items be delivered between 4 PM and 7 PM the same day. To make things even better, it’s free! It doesn’t apply for all items though, so make sure any item you’re ordering is eligible for same-day delivery.

Petco makes this very easy – there’s a filter on their online store that allows you to only look at things that are available for delivery on the same day. Also, if a product is eligible, it will say “Free Same-Day Delivery” within the “Deliver it to me” section.

Does Petco Price Match?

Yes, they do, and you can get a price match by either visiting their stores or calling their phone if it’s a web order in question.