25 PetSmart Shopping Hacks

#25 Become a PetPerks Member

PetPerks members get access to special sales, coupons, and unique promotions offered by PetSmart. Luckily, this loyalty program is free to sign up for and there are no points to be earned as you are automatically granted early access to all PetSmart deals. Random partner coupons will be offered through Pet Perks as well.


#24 Utilize the PetSmart App

Make sure to download the PetSmart App to receive anywhere between $5 – $25 dollars off purchases when you play the Treat Trail Game. You are allowed to earn up to three personalized coupons per month through the game. The PetSmart application will also send you push notifications for current sales and coupons available storewide. It is important to specify what type of pet you own so that your offers match your particular pets needs.


#23 PetSmart Price Match

PetSmart price matches with its competitors on regular priced products. This hack helps you avoid making multiple trips to several different pet stores. Plus, the PetSmart website price matches as well. Thus, one should be constantly double checking for lower prices as they shop. Keep in mind that PetSmart does not price match for clearance, liquidation, or BOGO items offered through other competitors.


#22 Remember No PetSmart Price Adjustments

Pay attention to the price of the items you purchase as PetSmart does not have a price adjustment policy. Not having a price adjustment policy means that PetSmart will not refund the difference of an item you recently purchased if it goes on sale a few days later. Yikes!


#21 Skip on Price Tags Ending in 9

Full priced items always end with a 9, so it is best to skip out on them altogether. However, if you absolutely have to pay full price, make sure to utilize a PetPerks coupon.


#20 Look for Price Tags Ending in 7

Price tags ending in 7 are the lowest posted price tags you will ever see at PetSmart. These highly discounted items are pretty easy to spot as they are typically marked with a big red tag, but the true tale-tail sign of a sale is the number 7. The best deals will be located in PetSmarts clearance bins.


#19 Utilize PetSmarts Autoship Program

The PetSmarts autoship program grants you 5-20% off each purchase as well as free shipping on all orders. Sign up online today!


#18 Double Check Clearance Shelves

PetSmarts clearance shelves are filled with heavily discounted damaged goods, including items that only have messed-up packaging. Some of the items are discounted up to 75% off! Score a major deal by scoping out Petsmarts clearance section.


#17 Shop the Holiday Doorbusters

PetSmart is widely known for aggressive markdowns and special promotional events around the holiday season. Do not miss out on big shopping days such as Black Friday where PetSmart offers killer discounts like 50% off all treats and toys.


#16 Top Deals are Offered In-Store

Shopping in-store is the best way to reap a significant discount from PetSmart. In-store they will accept most physical coupons as well as match all competitor pricing, two methods that do not always work online. Not to mention, puppies love a fun trip to PetSmart.


#15 Shop Monday -Thursday After 4pm

Avoid the crowds at PetSmart by shopping Monday through Thursday after 4pm. Generally, the PetSmart grooming salon is booked during weekday mornings and all day on weekends. Thus, it is better to book your pet’s grooming during a weeknight. On slow weeknights PetSmart will even offer grooming discounts, just make sure to inquire about any current deals with non-busy groomer.


#14 Shop Online at 6am EST

Shopping online at 6am Eastern will score you the largest selection of online sales.


#13 10% Off with a Raise or Granny Gift Card

Raise and Gift Card Granny both offer discounted PetSmart gift cards with an average savings of 10%. Just simply use this card in the same way you would cash upon check out.


#12 Return Petco Products at PetSmart

Petco purchases returned to PetSmart will receive store credit, even if you do not have a receipt. The only products that you must have a receipt to return include grooming tools, electronic merchandise, pet medication, vitamins, and filters or pumps.


#11 Upload all Receipts to Ibotta

Ibotta rewards consumers with cash back rebates on all qualifying items! Beggin Label dog strips often receive cash back bonuses.


#10 Utilize Choice Privileges Rewards

Choice Privileges Rewards grants enrolled consumers four points for every dollar they spend at PetSmart. These occurred rewards points can be used as cash towards partnering hotel stays.


#9 Pick Your Coupons Wisely

PetSmart is not afraid to ‘cut off’ customers who use ‘too many coupons’. While PetSmart does welcome the use of coupons, they will not give money back, even if your coupons exceed the value of your purchase. PetSmart exclusively reserves the right to limit the amount of coupons used per person at the cashier’s discretion. We recommend finding a regular cashier who never complains about coupon usage and trying to shop during their work hours every week.


#8 Purchase Pet Food at PetSmart

The top three items to purchase at PetSmart are pet food, poop bags, and litter. PetSmart is widely known for having the largest selection of pet food available. They host budget friendly options to fancy brands for animals with special dietary needs. Do not forget to price match or look at the stores current coupons to reap the best market price.


#7 Purchase Quality Pet Toys/Accessories

There is nothing worse than purchasing a super cheap pet accessories that won’t even last a full day. Instead, try scouting sales on high quality pet accessories that are built to last! We vote thumbs down on generic pet toys.


#6 Be Careful Following PetSmarts Social Media

Contrary to popular belief, social media is not the best place to score PetSmart deals. You have a better chance gaining access to exclusive deals by signing up for PetSmarts newsletter and receiving push notifications from the PetSmart App. However, the PetSmart Twitter is a great place to enter into contests and sweepstakes for PetSmart freebies.


#5 Get Sale Alert Texts

Make sure to text DEALS to 84848 to receive deal alerts and coupons straight to your text inbox. The PetSmart text club offers special deals and utilizing this method helps to declutter your email inbox as well.


#4 Military Members Receive Special Discounts

PetSmart offers military members 10% off grooming services every day!


#3 Join the Pets in the Classroom Organization

Teachers who partner with PetSmart’s Pets in the Classroom Organization can receive a small grant to fund a classroom pet. Once accepted, all PetSmart costs will either be partially or entirely reimbursed.


#2 Do Not Become a PetSmart Employee for the Discount

Understand that the PetSmart employee discount is only 15% and not worth getting hired just for the savings. PetSmart employees are also restricted from using coupons and gift cards in conjunction with their discount. Thus, 15% off is less than you would save with the nation wide coupons and pro tips. Instead, look for a career with PetSmart because you love animals


#1 Aim for 40% Savings Everytime you Shop with PetSmart

Saving 40% at every purchase with PetSmart is completely doable with all of their sales, coupons, and rebate offers. Stock up on PetSmart shampoos, treats, toys, and accessories when they are on sale and rely heavily for coupons when purchasing pet food and potty related products.


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