Does your pet seem to go through cans and bags of food at record paces? You go to the store and watch the register ring up higher and higher amounts and are ready to cut down the pet food budget. Using pet food coupons can help you gain control of the budget and give your pet a few nice advantages, too.
The best ways to save money on pet food
Before we get started saving money, ask yourself a question about your pet. Are they tolerant of a changing diet? If your answer is yes, you are in big luck. Most pets do very well change between varieties of dry or canned foods, but there are a few finicky and sensitive pets who do not tolerate it well. Your techniques to save money will need to vary depending on your situation.
The two best ways to get pet food coupons are the Sunday newspaper and on pet food manufacturers websites. The Sunday newspaper is usually filled with coupons, with many for different pet foods. If you are one of the lucky owners of a tolerant pet, then clip out coupons like crazy. You can stay with brands you like, but do not limit yourself to only one brand or variety. You can find more coupons and save more money if you are willing to expand the menu a little.
If your cat or dog is on the sensitive side, you can choose to only clip coupons for their current brand, or make sure to only clip coupons for brands of sensitive blend foods. You may want to experiment with a few varieties of the sensitive foods to expand your options and increase your savings.
Find the best food coupons online
When you are not finding enough coupons in the paper start visiting the websites for major pet food brands and major retailers. Many of them offer mailing lists and email lists you can join to receive coupons in your mailbox, or your email box. Some of them even offer coupons you can print directly from their websites. Whenever you are out of pet food coupons from the newspaper check on the manufacturer’s website and your retailer’s website to see if there are any printable coupons available.
Exchange coupons with others
There is one more reason to cut every coupon you can even if your pet does not tolerate those brands. By doing a little searching and sharing on the internet you can find coupon exchange groups. Someone wants those coupons and has coupons you can use in exchange. This is an easy way to expand the number of high-value coupons you have for your favorite brands while providing someone else with the pet food coupons they need. It is one of the best win-win situations you can find. For only the cost of a postage stamp and envelope, you can potentially save many dollars on your pet food purchases. With a little work and ingenuity, you can save hundreds of dollars per year on your pet food bills. Those coupons can be very valuable to both you, and your pet.