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Useful Tips to Save Money at PetSmart

For most of us, our pets are not just animals, they are family members. Find out how to save more money when getting them the things they need.

If you're a pet owner, you're aware of how expensive pets can be - repeated food supply runs, toy and shelter purchases and the occasional wellness and veterinary bills definitely add up. Therefore, everyone is trying to find a pet store/service which are offer the most favorable prices. One such place is PetSmart.

PetSmart Storefront

PetSmart is one of the largest specialty pet retailer with over 1,500 stores across North America. In additional, in May 2017, PetSmart acquired Chewy.com, a leading online retailer of pet food and products in the U.S., which operates as an independent subsidiary.

Chewy Pet Food

Offering dozens of top brands, PetSmart.com makes it easy to find everything from pet food to training supplies and much more.

PetSmart Pet Brands

However, despite the fact that the company has spent a considerable amount of time in the spotlight and under the scrutiny of the public eye, there are still some things that many people don't know. With that in mind, here we present our list of things you probably didn't know about PetSmart.

PetSmart Saves Nearly 500,000 Animals Every Year

You might think of the chain as just the place where you get your pet food, but in reality, it's much more than that. The company works with an in-store pet adoption partnership and two independent nonprofit organizations to save 450,000 animal lives each year.

PetSmart Charity

Before It Was PetSmart, It Was PetFood Warehouse

The company was founded in 1986, and their very first stores opened in 1987. However, it wasn't always called PetSmart. The first two stores opened were called PetFood Warehouse.

It Didn't Have a Mission Statement Until 2014

According to the company's website, they first introduced their mission in 2014. That mission is now: "We believe pets make us better people. That's why we create more moments for people to be inspired by pets."

PetSmart Pet Lovers

90,000 Pets Enter a Store Each Week

That's week, not month or year! Every single week, 90,000 vaccinated and leashed pets set their paws in a PetSmart in the United States or Canada.

Over Half of All Stores Have a Pet Hospital

You may have known that many stores have a "hotel" for your pet to stay, but most people don't also realize that 60 percent of the stores include a pet hospital as well. The hospital provides preventative care and can also perform spay and neutering procedures.

PetSmart Banfield Pet Hospital

It's Funded Over Half of All Veterinary Schools in the United States

The company is more far-reaching than most people realize, and this is proof of exactly that. In an effort to ensure that today's veterinary students have the most up-to-date surgical training, the company provides mobile vehicles on veterinary school campuses where people can get their pets spayed and neutered.

It'll Train Your Dog for Free

Though the company's pet training classes aren't free, they're guaranteed to train your dog. If you aren't happy with the results of one class, you can take another one for free until you're satisfied with the results.

PetSmart Training Classes

Its Customers Make Up the Majority of Its Donors

Rather than donate millions of dollars to PetSmart Charities, the company funds the nonprofit using mostly donations from customers. That extra dollar or two that people donate at the end of their in-store transaction really makes a difference.

It Makes Over Eight Million Pets Look Good Each Year

Every year, the company's groomers help style 8.8 million cats and dogs. The grooming isn't only about looking good, however; it also helps to keep the pets as hygienic as possible. Thanks for reading!

PetSmart Grooming

Most of Its Emergency Relief Funding Goes to Hoarding

You might think that the funds PetSmart raises for emergency relief go primarily toward puppy mills, but that isn't exactly the case. Most of the money it spent on emergency relief in 2013 went toward instances of hoarding – puppy mills and animal cruelty cases were next on the list.

PetSmart Shopping Hacks

To bring your own tab down a bit, our experts created this shopping tips that can you can save money at pet-supply superstore PetSmart.

Sign up for The PetSmart Treats Loyalty Program

Membership at PetSmart Treats Loyalty Program gets you customized email alerts and exclusive savings on your favorite pet products, as well as discounts on thousands of items + additional perks.

PetSmart Treats Loyalty Program

Sign up for Autoship Plan

Save an additional 5% with autoship plan.

Pick Up & Save

Save 5% when You Buy Online, Pick up in Store. Sometimes you can get up to 15% discount.

Download PetSmart Mobile App

With PetSmart mobile app you get access your digital card, book services, get special offers & manage your account.

PetSmart Mobile App

Take Part in Local Community Events

Visit PetSmart's website, go to their store locator page. Enter your ZIP code, select your store and follow the link for "See store details and events." You'll then get a list of fun events in your area that offer free goodies for you and your pet, future discounts and some local fun with other pets and pet owners in your area.

Catch Your Local PetSmart Location's Deals

Before shopping, always check out Your local store's ad to see your local PetSmart's deals - coupons for a few bucks off dog and cat food, BOGO specials and coupons that offer discounts on grooming services and free flea and tick treatments with purchase of another grooming service. Deals vary week by week.

PetSmart Store Deals

Use a Rewards Credit Card

PetSmart doesn't offer any branded credit cards, but you can gain rewards with a cash back rewards credit card if you make frequent enough pet supplies purchases at the store.

Get a Free Pet Exam

PetSmart has partnered with Banfield Pet Hospitalâ„¢ to bring customers veterinary services. New clients can get a free veterinary consultation for dogs, cats or other types of pets.

PetSmart Banfield Pet Hospital Free Exam

Get Free Shipping

Not all items ship for free at Petsmart, but there are ways to get free shipping on your order. How to get free shipping from PetSmart.

  1. Join the Treats rewards program. Loyalty program members get free shipping on all orders over $49. To get free shipping, sign in to your Treats account before placing your order.
  2. Use Auto Ship. When you sign up to have select goods shipped to you on a recurring basis, not only do you get a 5% discount, but all orders over $49 ship for free.
  3. Buy online, pick up in store. While your order won't be delivered directly to your home, you can save on shipping costs by picking up your online order at your nearest PetSmart for free. In addition to no shipping costs, PetSmart often offers a 5% discount on your order if you pick it up at a store.

Always Check for Coupons

When shopping online, search for PetSmart coupons through coupon websites. Also PetSmart offers its own physical and mobile coupons (via its app). It also offers coupons via Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. To find physical coupons, check the local ad, which you can find at stores or on PetSmart's website.

Get Free Pet Care Advice, Education and Training Tips

PetSmart's online Learning Center offers tips on a range of topics for every type of pet.

PetSmart Free Pet Care

Cash in on Your Pet's Birthday

One great feature of the Treats Rewards program is the chance to get a free treat on your pet's birthday! Just register your pet's birthday online when logged in to your account.

Shop During the Black Friday Sale

Black Friday it's a great time to stock up on pet food, treats and toys. PetSmart's Black Friday sale is known for offering up to 60% off select items, as well as BOGO offers.

PetSmart Black Friday Sale

Save on Your Pet's Grooming and Service Needs

PetSmart has a huge selection of pet services - grooming, spa days, training classes and vet care. It also offers seasonal discounts and promos for a variety of services.

Take Advantage of PetSmart's Price-Match Guarantee

PetSmart offers price matching on qualifying items found for a lower price at a competitor's store (excluding competitors' online sites and catalogs).

Use competitor and manufacturer coupons for more savings

In addition to the coupons you get via the PetSmart app and local add, expand your savings with manufacturer and competitor coupons.

PetSmart $5 OFF Coupon Code

Save on Holiday Stuff for Your Pet

PetSmart offers great deals on pet costumes and themed toys. Shop holiday deals to get the cutest holiday costumes, collars and treats for your pet.

Book Grooming Sessions During The Off Hours and Seasons

PetSmart will often run specials on grooming services when you book at off-peak times of day and times of year. Check PetSmart's grooming services section regularly to catch great seasonal deals.

Shop PetSmart Sale Section for Discounts

The PetSmart clearance section features a variety of gear at last-chance prices. Shop online and in store items for dogs, cats and fish.

PetSmart Sale

Check Your Receipt After You Shop

This may seem like a no-brainer, but a lot of people forget about the added coupons on their PetSmart receipts. PetSmart prints coupons at the bottom of its receipts.