Friday, March 30, 2012

Try a sample of Rachel Ray's Nutrish dog food!

Right now Rachel Ray is offering a FREE sample of her Nutrish dog food! I received this freebie a few months ago, and my mother's dogs loved it! Grab a sample for your dog today!

Don't have a dog? Consider requesting a sample to donate to your local shelter or rescue group.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Save $5 off any $25 purchase at Petco! 4/14 & 4/15

The kitties and I are so excited that Petco has put out another of these great coupons for the month of April! They love it because bigger savings means that their mom (aka me) is more likely to buy them some extra treats! And of course I love it because it means that I can often stock up on their favorite foods for much less.

The coupon is only valid Saturday, April 14th & Sunday, April 15th. Many stores will allow you to stack these with manufacturer's coupons, but that may vary from store to store. And if you have a PetSmart store that you prefer to shop at, remember that PetSmart accepts competitor's coupons as well!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Save $2 off any $10 purchase at Pet Supermarket!

We don't have this store in New England, but whenever I see their ads I really wish we did. For those of you who are lucky enough to live near a Pet Supermarket here is a printable coupon for $2 off any $10 purchase (should be on page 3). You can combine it with manufacture coupons for some even greater savings!

Here is their current in-store ad.

Monday, March 26, 2012

D.I.Y. cardboard cat scratcher

If your kitties are anything like my two, they love to scratch. Cats do not scratch as a way to be bad (though sometimes I think mine do!), it is how they keep their claws groomed and sharpened. There are a million different scratching posts and pads that you can buy, but why not try this great D.I.Y. version from Maggie May's blog? I promise you that your kitty will love it just as much as the one from the pet store, and your wallet will be much happier. And as a bonus you will be repurposing cardboard boxes and keeping them from a landfill! Talk about a win win!

You will need:

  • an assortment of corrugated cardboard boxes, any size
  • hot glue gun 
  • scissors
  • cute paper or fabric for the edges


  1. Cut the cardboard into strips at least 2-inches wide (wider if you would like), and at least 12-inches long. 
  2. Line the pieces up side by side, with the edges of the cardboard facing up, until you get a stack at least as wide as your palm.
  3. Use your hot glue gun to glue the pieces together.
  4. Measure and cut a 2-inch wide (or wider, if your strips were wider) strip of paper or fabric long enough to wrap around the outside of the entire pad, creating a pretty frame.
  5. Leave each side of the scratching pad uncovered - this way you can flip it over when your cat has worn down one side. 
  6. Sprinkle some dry catnip onto the new scratching pad and introduce it to your sweet kitty!

                  (photo from Maggie May)

Sunday, March 25, 2012

A personal moment

I know that I have been M.I.A. for about two weeks now, but I promise, I have a REALLY good reason - I got married! That's right, my (now) husband and I tied the knot last Saturday, March 17th. It was an incredible day, and so much more than I could have ever hoped for. Now we are a "real" family - him, me, and the two kitties.

Now the wedding is over. The honeymoon is over. And it is back to keeping you updated on the latest and greatest savings for your four-pawed loved ones!