Getting the best for your pet and still saving money

Comparing the Top 5 Pet Loyalty Programs

by Rafay Saeed Ansari


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According to the American Pet Products Association, the total U.S. Pet Industry Expenditures totaled in at $58.04 billion in 2014 and this number was estimated to go up to $60.59 billion by the end of 2015.

Since our pets are part of the family, we have to find ways to save on pet care in order to maintain a frugal lifestyle without compromising on the care they need.

In this article, we'll introduce you to some of the best pet care loyalty programs and compare them based on the benefits they have on offer.

Pet Care and Loyalty Programs

We love our pets deeply, but it would be nice to save a few bucks on pet care every now and then. Instead of opting for mediocre pet care facilities, you can join a loyalty program offered by a good store. You can save on everything from nutritious food to pet products.

Purina

Purina is a high-end brand of pet food that's recognized all over the world. By becoming a member of Purina Pro Club, you can leverage their loyalty program to earn Purina Points for every pound of Purina brand dog food purchased.

Once you've accumulated a decent number of points, you can redeem them for checks towards future purchases at Purina, merchandise, and gift certificates for retail. The Purina loyalty program has perks for pet owners too like discounts at restaurants and on travel.

 

Purina

Pet(s)

Dogs, Cats (CatChow)

Special Discounts

None

Cost Reduction

$70 for 7,000 Purina Points

Perks & Benefits

Gift certificates and special discounts

We recommend Purina's loyalty program dogs and cats of all sizes.

Pet Food Direct

Pet Food Direct (PFD) is the go-to place for anything related to pets. They are online distributors for all things pet-related (food, supplies, pet care products) and have products for all of your pets.

With Pet Food Direct's Rewards Program, every dollar you spend is translated into points and Auto Ship members get twice the points. PFD's rewards program's standout feature is that it enables you to feed shelter animals or redeem them for yourself.

 

PFD

Pet(s)

Dogs, Cats, Small Pets, Reptiles, Fish And Birds

Special Discounts

10% off for 1,000 points, 25% off for 1,500 points

Cost Reduction

$100 for $1,000 spent

Perks & Benefits

Feed shelter animals or receive coupons

PFD is definitely the best option if you have a lot of different pets or smaller ones like birds, fish and reptiles.


Fresh Step

Fresh Step is the go-to place for your cat's needs. Their loyalty program lets you earn Paw Points and redeem them for incredible rewards and make the most of their instant coupons and rebates.

For every dollar you spend, you can earn Paw Points. Save them up and redeem them for coupons, toys, free litter and anything from their CAT-a-log. You can also donate your points to shelters.

 

Fresh Step

Pet(s)

Cats

Special Discounts

None

Cost Reduction

$10 for $100 spent

Perks & Benefits

Donate to shelters or redeem them for pet products

Fresh Step's loyalty program is designed specifically for cat owners. Whether you've got a Persian cat or a Sphynx, you'll love Fresh Step.

Iams

Iams is one of the more well-known brands for dogs and cats. Members of their loyalty program can donate to nonprofit organizations sheltering pets.

Iams Lifelong Rewards program lets you earn one Iams travel pet bowl for every purchase of an Iams dog food product during their Rewards Period. Their rewards program is updated regularly.

 

Iams

Pet(s)

Dogs and Cats

Special Discounts

None

Cost Reduction

$10 for $28.96 spent

Perks & Benefits

Donate to shelters or redeem them for pet products

Iams loyalty program isn't as rewarding as the others on our list unless you're looking for a few pet bowls for your pup.

Save on your pet's medications at 1-800-PetMeds.

Fetch! Pet Care

Fetch! is a fast-growing company specializing in grooming, pet sitting, off-leash adventures and various other pet care services.

They offer a Fetch! Pet Care, Inc. Card for members of their loyalty club with which you can avail special discounts on the services they provide during promotional periods.

 

Fetch! Pet Care

Pet(s)

Dogs and Cats

Special Discounts

None

Cost Reduction

$100 for every $1,000

Perks & Benefits

Book service 24/7, pet sitters, in-home consultation

If you work a lot or find yourself travelling overseas and leaving your pooch behind with a sitter, then signing up for this loyalty program is definitely worth it. Regular pet sitters and consultants won't reward you like Fetch! will reward you.

Taking care of a pet can be heavy on your wallet, but it doesn't have to be. Loyalty programs can help you save on pet care while ensuring your pet get the premium treatment it deserves.


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