Pet Coupons – How to be a Savvy Couponer

Whether your a pet parent or not I’m here to help my readers wade through the sometimes daunting task of couponing. I work diligently to find the best possible deals online and off as well as give money saving tips/advice on how to find pet coupons that work for you and your family. These are some of my favorite coupon sites.

Online Pet Coupons:
PetCareRX Coupons
1-800-PetMeds
Petco Coupons
Only Natural Pet Store Coupons
Pet360 Coupons
PetSmart Coupons
Pet Food Direct Coupons
CherryBrook Coupons

Other Online Resources:
Ebates.com is awesome and you get paid to shop
Retailmenot.com – rocks
Amazon Prime – you can’t beat the free next day shipping
Survivingthestores.com – has a little bit of everything
Coupons.com– Huge selection of coupons and products

Apps:
Checkout 51
Shopmium
Shop at home
Coupons.com

Here are some tips for newbies and some of the places I look for coupons:
• Local Newspapers
• Magazines- particularly women’s periodicals
• When you hit the grocery store- look for coupon flyers
• My Favorite – Online
• Junk mail- we all hate it but if you can get something from it before pitching, I mean recycling all the better
• Manufacturer websites – for printables
• Consumer reports

Different Strokes for Different Folks:
• Clipping out all coupons and sharing with co-workers the ones you won’t use
• Clipping only the coupons that you intend to use so you aren’t tempted to buy something you won’t use just because it’s on sale
• “As-needed” basis

Stay Organized:
Develop a filing system. Find a system that works for you
• Organize coupons by grocery category–dairy, frozen foods, deli, etc
• By aisle,
• By expiration, etc
• Use a container or binder to hold your coupons
• Try to file coupons the same day you get them
• Purge – it feels soooo good
• Coupon Binder

Maximize Your Savings:
You never know when a deals going to pop up so keep your coupons with you
• Match coupons to sales at big box stores
• Learn your stores coupon policies
• Buy in bulk with staples (i.e. TP, toothpaste, laundry detergent)
• Be a clever couponer and get creative

Offline Resources:
• Close outs
• Business moving
• Clearance sales
• After the holidays prices get slashed to make room for new inventory. I found that out when we moved to Madison in January and had to furnish an entire apartment

Online/Offline Resources:
• Some cities have online grocery shopping and delivery, I’m familiar with Peapod. I find it’s a great way to stay on track and not impulse purchase. You don’t have to go out in extreme weather conditions and your husband doesn’t come home with only condiments

Printables
• Free Meal Planner
• Household Notebook

Couponing is a win, win. It’s not terribly time consuming once you have a routine. So grab a glass of wine and a scissor and get snippin’.  Woof!

Pet Coupons

Celebrating the Holidays with our Dogs

Celebrating The Holidays With Our Dogs

Found on warrenphotographic.co.uk

The holiday season is joyful and festive but it also is a source of stress and anxiety, not only for you but also your four legged friend(s).

Get ahead of the game this year and start preparing your dog for all the raucous activity. Here are some pointers to keep in mind for you and your pet over the holidays. Let’s start with prepping the house for safety issues (these tips also apply if a baby is on board)

Christmas Trees
If your dog is a curious one, avoid tinsel, garland, popcorn and cranberry strands, If ingested they can cause serious internal injuries.  Ribbons, bows and string on packages around the tree can lead to choking or possible strangulation

If you have a real tree, (not artificial) be sure the Christmas tree stand contains only water.  Anti-freeze and preservatives have been known to be added to the water to extend the trees longevity. DON’T do it, it can be deadly if your pet drinks it.

Try your best to stabilize the tree.  We don’t want Fido or a toddler getting trapped under the tree.

Electrical Cords
Try to hide the cords as best as possible or use cord covers which are reasonable and you can get them at your local big box store.

Snow Globes
These are another product that uses a poisonous substance in the globe’s water. Be sure they are placed out of reach of curious pets.

Scented candles
With their keen sense of smell, this will be a very attractive treat for your pets.  Make sure to keep them well out of their reach and remember to extinguish them when leaving the area.

Tomorrow we’ll discuss dogs stressers and how to cope while celebrating the holiday’s with our dogs.