Friday, October 21, 2011

Free 8x10 Collage Print from Walgreens!

Through Saturday, October 22, Walgreens is offering a FREE 8x10 collage print to its customers! Or, if you are looking for something bigger, you can score an 11x14 poster for only $1.99! I already picked up the collage I made of my cats, and I love how it came out! With a cute frame this would make a great holiday gift for a pet-lover in your life (or you can be like me, and keep it all for yourself!). You can have the items shipped to you for a charge, or you can have it printed up at your local Walgreens for FREE! At check-out simply use code CLG8X10 for the collage, or PSTR4LESS for the poster.

Happy savings!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Giveaway! Enter to win a Hill's Science Diet Cat Gift Basket! From The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness

Giveaways are always great fun to enter (and even more fun to win!), so head on over to The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness and enter to win a great gift basket! It is full of all kinds of great stuff for your kitty, including a bag of Hill's Science Diet NEW Age Defying Cat Food. Check out this great collection of goodies:

The deadline for this giveaway is Friday, October 21, at 11:59 EST. Be sure to stop over and enter to win a terrific gift for your kitty!

Alpo canned dog food - $.39 each at Walmart!

13.2oz. cans of Alpo wet dog food are $.78 at Wal-Mart. Use this terrific Buy One, Get One Free coupon and score two for $.39 each! Be sure to like Alpo on Facebook to score this awesome coupon.

If you are a member of RecycleBank they also have a Buy 2, Get 2 free coupon that you can redeem for only 40 pts! (normally 75 - grab them while they are on sale!)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Free Pet Safety Pack from ASPCA

Help to keep your pets safe with a free Pet Safety Pack from the ASPCA! The kit contains a window decal and a pet poison control magnet. In the case of an emergency, the window decal can alert emergency personnel that there are pets inside your home, and the magnet is a great way to keep the ASPCA toll-free number handy in case your pets get into something they shouldn't.

Request your FREE Pet Safety Pack from the ASPCA today, and help keep your furry loved ones safe!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Using reward programs to earn free pet products: MyPoints

I have to admit, I love reward programs. I came across my first online rewards program when I was in high school, over 10 years ago, and I have been addicted ever since. They are a great way to earn free gift cards or other merchandise, and for those of us with pets, can certainly help with the costs of caring for our furry family members.

I will be featuring several reward programs over the coming weeks, doing my best to explain the details of the program and the rewards you can earn.

My absolute all time favorite program is MyPoints. This was the first points reward program I discovered over 10 years ago, and the one that started my addiction. MyPoints allows you to earn points several ways, including reading emails, shopping, completing special offers, surveys, and referrals. The best part? There are lots of ways to earn free points, without needing to spend any money.

What's that you say? Free points?! Yup, it got me hooked too.

Earning Points

Reading emails is the easiest way to earn points, and it costs nothing to do so - just a few mindless moments of your time each day. The emails are called MyPoints BonusMails, and usually come a few times a day. All you do is open the email, click on the advertiser's link, and view the webpage. It's that simple. Most BonusMails are worth 5 points, and though it may not seem like much, those points add up quickly.

Another easy way to earn points is through small questionnaires on the MyPoints website. They change every so often and are usually just a few questions each, so they do not take much time at all. They range in point value, and are another great way to earn some free points.

MyPoints also offers the Point Finder toolbar that you can download to your computer. You earn 100 points for downloading it, and can earn up to 75 points a month for performing searches using the toolbar. You can also receive daily deals and be reminded of other point earning opportunities through the toolbar

In addition to the many great opportunities to earn free points, MyPoints offers points for shopping through their site. If you plan to do any online shopping take a stop in at MyPoints first and see if you can score yourself some extra points. You earn points for each dollar spent at various websites, and simply requires clicking through the MyPoints website. If you are buying something online anyways you might as well get some reward points for it!

Another great way to earn points is by printing out grocery coupons. MyPoints has partnered with, and you earn 10 points for each coupon you print and redeem. Earn point while saving money - works for me!

Redeeming Points

MyPoints has some great redemption options. You can earn gift cards to over 150 retailers, from department stores to gas cards to restaurants. Rewards start at 1,650 for a $10 gift card, and go up from there.

Though there are not any rewards specific to pets, there are many great gift cards you can earn that can help to stretch your pet budget. Walgreens, CVS, Walmart, Kmart, and Target all sell pet products and many have deals on pet supplies to help you stretch that gift card even further. Giftcards to each of these stores are available as rewards through MyPoints. For 4,600 points you can even choose a $25 Visa gift card, or a $50 card for 9,000 points. is another redemption option that offers many products for pet owners. You can even redeem your points for a gift card to treat yourself - perfect for those days when your dog has torn the house apart, your cat drags home a dead mouse, and your child brings home an animal asking "can we keep it?" Haha yes, pet mommies and daddies need special treats too.

MyPoints is a terrific way to earn free gift cards, which can help stretch any pet owner's budget. Pet supplies can get expensive, and using free gift cards to stock up on food or litter or treats can be a big help. Be sure to check out and see the many things the program has to offer.

(If you do decide to sign up, I would appreciate the referral. Simply contact me with your email address, and I will send a referral link to you)

Monday, October 17, 2011

$5 off Purina ProPlan dog or cat food!

Purina is offering a coupon for $5 off ANY SIZE bag of dog or cat food. This is a terrific coupon, so be sure to print yours. The coupon is located on their Facebook page, so you must "Like" them to get your coupon. And for those of you who have already printed this coupon - it has been reset! Grab one before they are gone!

$5 off $25 purchase of specialty food at PetSmart!

PetSmart has released a coupon on their Facebook page for $5 off a $25 Purchase of Specialty Dog or Cat Foods. There are specific brands listed on the coupon, so you cannot use them on any food in the store, but there are definitely lots of brands to choose from. Remember that you can pair this coupon up with manufacturer coupons for even greater savings!

Brands listed:

Authority (look for tearpad coupon in store for buy 1 bag, get 2 free cans)
Avoderm $5 off any 3.5lb. bag or larger
Bil-Jac (look for tearpad coupon in store for $10 off any bag when you buy 2 treats)
Blue Compare foods for a money-saving coupon!
Blue Basics
Blue Wilderness
Castor & Pollux Natural Ultramix $5 off any 5.25lb. bag or larger
Deli Fresh
Hill's Science Diet "Like" on Facebook for savings, and don't forget the Try Me Free Rebate
Nature's Recipe (coupon for Buy 3, Get 1 Free cans, from home mailer)
Nutro Max
Nutro Natural Choice
Nutro Ultra
Purina Pro Plan "Like" them on Facebook for a $5 off any dry dog or cat food coupon!, $3 off any Dry Cat Food, $3 off any Dry Dog Food
Purina Pro Plan Selects $3 off any bag Dry Dog Food
Royal Canin
Simply Nourish (ask at check-out for coupons, including $5 any bag dog/cat food, $1 off 2 cans dog/cat food. Also look out for tearpad coupons for 2 Free cans cat food with purchase of dry food)
Welless $1 off any can Wellness dog or cat food, $3 off any bag Wellness dry dog or cat food

The Petsmart coupon expires 11/11/2011, so there is still plenty of time to gather up your coupons and score some great deals on quality pet foods!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Pet Deals this week at CVS, 10/14-10/22

CVS has a couple deals this week on pet products.

Friskies, Kit & Kaboodle cat food, or Beneful dog food, 3.15-3.5lb. bags 2/$7.98
$3 off Beneful Healthy Fiesta, any size bag
$1 off Kit & Kaboodle 3.5lb. or larger bag (9/11 RP, expires 12/31)
$2 off Beneful Healthy Fiesta 3.5lb. or larger bag (8/7 SS, expires 11/1)
Final price = as low as $.99 for Beneful, or $2.99 for Kit & Kaboodle

Purina Beggin' Strips or T-Bonz 6-10oz. 2/$7
$1 off 2 packages Purina Beggin' Brand Dog Snacks (RP 9/11, expires 12/11)
$1.50 off 2 packages Purina T Bonz Dog Snacks (RP 9/11, expires 12/11)
Final price = $2.75 each for T Bonz Dog Snacks, or $3 each Beggin' Strips Dog Snacks

Free sample Natural Nibbles Dog Treats

Natural Nibbles is a line of treats that never uses animal by-products, fillers, artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. Request a free sample of their treats today!

$1 off Cat's Pride Litter just posted a new coupon for $1 off Cat's Pride Cat Litter. This is the first time I have seen this coupon listed, and this litter is one of the cheaper litters available at many grocery stores. Find it listed under "Pets."

Wal-Mart sells this litter for around $5.87 for a 14 or 15lb. jug. With the $1 off coupon pick up a jug for less than $5!

I have also heard they sell a 10lb. bag at Family Dollar for $2.25, but I have not been able to confirm it.

This is a great coupon to print out if you have cats. Be sure to check out the prices at your local grocery store - you may be able to score some cheap litter for your kitties!

Cat Deals this week at Rite-Aid, 10/16-10/22

Rite-aid has some good deals on cat supplies this week!

Arm & Hammer cat litter, 2/$10
Buy 2, Receive $3 UP+ Rewards
Use (2) $1.50 off coupon (remember that you can print two of these!)
Final price = 2/$7, minus $3 UP+ Rewards = $2 each!

Friskies Canned Cat Food 5.5 oz. 5/$3

Scenario 1:
Buy 3 for $1.80
Use Recyclebank coupon B2G1
Final price = 3 for $1.20, or $.40 each!

Scenario 2:
Buy 20 cans for $12
Use $1 off Friskies Brand Canned Cat Food or Purina Friskies Pouches, any 20 5.5oz. cans, or (2) 12ct. packs, or (1) 24ct. variety pack (from SS 7/24, expires 10/30)
Final price = $11 for 20 cans, or $.55 each!

Great deal on Tidy Cats litter at Target

Right now Target has Tidy Cats 20lb. cat litter jugs on sale for $6.99. There is also a printable Target coupon available for $2 off any Tidy Cats litter. That alone is a great deal, but pair it with this manufacturer coupon for $1 off Tidy Cats, and you can score a 20lb. jug for $3.99! To make the deal even better, many of the jugs have peelie coupons on them for a free bag of Friskies Party Mix cat treats. This is a great deal to stock up on cat litter!

Buy Tidy Cats 20lb. Cat Litter for $6.99
Use $2 off Tidy Cats Target coupon
Use $1 off Tidy cats manufacturer coupon

= $3.99 for a 20lb. jug of Tidy Cats Litter! PLUS free treats if you find the peelie coupon!

Happy Savings!