As you know, I like to save money on pet care. As the co-author of Barkonomics: Tips for Frugal Fidos and as America’s Pet Economist™, speaking about providing a frugal and a healthy lifestyle for pets, I’m always on the lookout for ways to save some money but keep our dogs and cats healthy and happy.
I’ve recently been making daily visits to Coupaw.com, a daily deals site for pet lovers. Right now, I’m working with Carrie from All Things Dog Blog on plans for the #Coupaween Twitter party on October 1. We’ve been writing a lot about ways you can enter to join in the Halloween party fun and win gift cards from this savings site that offers daily discounts at up to 75% off retail price. I’ve been on the site every day checking out what’s new…but I hadn’t actually tried the site as a consumer. I decided it was time to change that.
Today I made an account and placed an order. It was very simple…the only tough part was deciding what to order!
Every day Coupaw has new limited time offers of interest to dog and cat households. To see the offers, you’ll need to subscribe (it’s quick and easy and you can unsubscribe any time). With that subscription, you’ll receive just one email a day highlighting the new offers. (I honestly wasn’t sure how I’d like that since I receive so many emails…but it has become quite addictive! I’m now looking forward to my morning email with the daily deals.)
Here’s what you see when you first get on the site:
In Pinterest-like style, you’ll see a layout of the day’s deals that you can quickly check for items you’d like to learn more about and possibly order. As you can see, they’re available in limited quantity…when some deals are sold out, they’re sold out!
The site has all kinds of pet items, from crates and collars to toys and treats, all depending on the daily deals so you just never know what you might find. What you WON’T find are any treats or chews made in China. Most items are made in the USA and nearly all include free shipping.
I decided on some Jones Natural Pig Ear Snacks for Irie and Tiki:
The listing, like all those on Coupaw, included plenty of information about the product, its regular retail price, and more. As you can see, this deal is just available for a few days, and it does include free shipping.
What I really like about this is that it includes free shipping even though I’m just buying the one item…there’s no minimum order to qualify for the free shipping!!
I checked out using my PayPal account (although you can also use any major credit card) and that was it…I’d placed the order within a minute!
The transaction was quick and easy, Irie and Tiki get some USA-made chews that I can’t find close to home (so no driving around for me…hooray!), and I saved money in the process! And the cherry on top of this delightful transaction is the knowledge that a portion of Coupaw’s proceeds go to help pet adoption and animal shelters.
Be sure to check out Coupaw.com for yourself and sign up for the daily deals…and let us know what items you saved money on for your pets! And please be sure to sign up for the #Coupaween Twitter party on October 1 (and, even if you can’t attend, we’ve got three pre-party giveaways that you can join in to enter to win a Coupaw gift card.) Happy shopping!
Disclosure: Through Event Barkers, we are working with Coupaw.com to share their products with our readers and social media followers. Obviously, we only promote products that we personally use with our own pets! This transaction was made from my own pocket without the knowledge of Coupaw.