3 Smart Savings Tips for Pet Parents

3 Smart Savings Tips for Pet Parents

Posted on Apr 08 2024 Posted in  Money-Saving Tips, Pets
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Owning a pet brings plenty of joy, but also plenty of financial stress. The costs of food, grooming services, medical care and equipment add up before we know it.

Thankfully, TopCashback’s consumer expert Samantha Landau shares three great tips for budget-friendly pet care and how you can maximize your savings while shopping for your animal friends.


Stack your savings. With pet expenses ranging from the cost of food to veterinary care, looking for savings is a must. If you’re shopping for pet essentials, such as food, treats and shampoo, search for applicable coupons and discounts before checking out.

Optimize your online shopping experience by using a cash back site, such as TopCashback, to secure the highest percentage of money back on qualifying purchases at over 7,000 retailers nationwide, including Chewy, Petco and PetSmart.

When you can’t find a discount, look for savings from TopCashback Gift Cards, which offers cash back on gift cards at over 300 retailers including 1-800-PetSupplies.


Subscribe and Save. Explore pet supplies subscriptions to save money on both toys and food. These subscriptions often provide promo codes and special discounts for new customers. For example, if you're interested in getting a toy box subscription, such as BarkBox or BoxDog, they may offer you an extra toy for your first few boxes or a large discount on your first few months.

You’ll also want to consider signing up for these services through a cash back site, like TopCashback, to stack your savings even further. Check the terms on the cash back site to ensure that any promo codes you use are eligible for cash back.

Optimize your online shopping experience by using a cash back site.

DIY. Embracing do-it-yourself grooming for your furry companion can be rewarding and a cost-effective experience as well. By acquiring basic grooming skills, such as brushing, bathing and nail trimming, you not only enhance the overall well-being of your pet, but also establish a stronger bond through shared moments of care and attention.

Additionally, training your pet at home is another way to save your wallet (and your furniture!). Start with basic commands like sit, stay and come, using treats or praise as positive reinforcement. Online resources, including tutorials and videos, offer valuable and free tips for effective training techniques. 


What are some ways you cut down on pet expenses? Let us know in the comments below. 

Photograph of the blog author, Diana Baratta.

by Diana Baratta

Diana Baratta is the senior copywriter at TopCashback.com. After beginning her copywriting career at a paper company, where she harnessed her creative chops writing about…paper, this self-described “bargain shopper” has felt at home talking about our many stores, deals and money-saving tips the last few years.

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