Money is on most of our minds and for a lot of us, it can be pretty tight. We make sacrifices every day to stay out of debt but just because your wallet might be a little lighter than you would like it to be, doesn’t mean you or your pet has to suffer. Here are three quick tips for saving money when needing to feed your pet:
1. Promos and freebies
Do you get the Sunday newspaper? Do you get your local pet store’s email newsletter? Many times you will find enticing promos in these where they will have some of your favorite items on sale. You can also see if your store has a membership program much like a loyalty program where if you buy a certain number of products you can get something for free or heavily discounted. Don’t stop at the nearest pet store either. Smaller local stores may have better deals than the big brand-name ones. It’s about research and it can go a long way.
Also, don’t forget about those membership clubs like Costco, BJ’s, or Sam’s Club. Just like you can get anything in bulk here for amazing prices, you may be able to find the food brand your pet prefers. It is also great for those who have multiple animals in their home.
2. Buy high-quality
I know, I know. Some of you may be confused by this. Let me explain: when you buy high-quality food you save in the long run. In fact you, should be doing this from the start. Buying low quality food just for the sake of saving a buck can really hurt your pet and give them health problems in the future.
Try not to ever leave out a lot of food for your pet. What you can do is refill their bowl of food when it has run out. What this does is save you money as you use less food and it helps prevent your pet from becoming obese. Really, it’s a two-for-one benefit.
**Bonus tip. Get online
with websites like Amazon.com you can save more than you probably thought you could. You can buy some of your favorite brands for dollars cheaper than what you will find in store. A simple Google search can help as well. My advice: don’t go online if you need the food fast. It may take a couple of days to get the pet food because of shipping so instead, use it as a way to bulk save.