Millions of people shop on Amazon every day, and there are over 70 million Prime members on the site. If you’re currently an Amazon Prime member or you’ve considered making the upgrade, the cost savings on pet supplies and shipping alone probably make the membership worth it. However, you don’t need to be a Prime member to experience some of the great benefits Amazon has to offer pet owners.
If you’re trying to save money on pet-related purchases, then here are a few reasons why Amazon is an awesome place to start:
Amazon Pet Supplies
Amazon has an entire section of their website dedicated to pet supplies, with millions of items ranging from cat and dog food to toys and specialty training equipment available at reasonable prices. If you’re a Prime member, you can find pretty much anything you want for your pets on Amazon – excluding prescription medications – and qualify for free, 2-day shipping on most of your orders so you’ll never have to worry about running out of items that your local pet store doesn’t stock.
Subscribe & Save Pet Products
Did you know that Amazon has over 9,000 pet products that are eligible for the subscribe & save offer? With subscribe & save, you’ll score a 15% discount off the regular price of an item by setting up regular delivery intervals, like every 1-6 months. This will not only save you money, but you also won’t have to remember ordering things like flea and tick control because Amazon will automatically ship it to you on the designated delivery date that you set when you originally placed your order.
Amazon Daily Pet Deals
Amazon has several different daily deals for pet owners. While you won’t see name-brand kibble varieties for the most part, you can still find items like grooming supplies, travel gear, new toys, and treats available at super low prices. To ensure you never miss an incredibly good deal, Amazon recommends subscribing to their email list, liking their page on Facebook, or installing the Amazon Assistant extension on your web browser.
Are you currently a college student with a valid .edu email address? If so, then you could qualify for the Amazon Student program, which offers all of the benefits of Prime membership free for 6 months, then just $49 per year while you’re enrolled in college. Paying for pet supplies while you’re paying for tuition and books can be difficult, but Amazon Student makes it easier!
Amazon Prime Now
Did you suddenly run out of dog food and your local pet store doesn’t carry your brand? Or maybe you need a first aid kit for your pup after they injured their paw outside. If you need pet supplies delivered to you in a hurry and you live in one of the areas covered by Amazon Prime Now, then you could get free delivery within 2 hours! As long as you’re already a Prime member, there’s no sign up necessary – just go to Amazon Prime Now to start your order (Amazon typically requires a $20 minimum purchase to qualify).
Amazon Credit Cards
Amazon offers a Prime Rewards Visa card, as well as a Prime Store card. Both cards offer 5% point bonuses for purchases made on Amazon.com, while the Prime Rewards Visa also offers 2% back on purchases made at restaurants, drugstores, and gas stations (1% back on all other purchases).
If you want to shop for pet supplies on Amazon with credit card points, you don’t have to use an Amazon-branded card to get access. Other rewards card programs – including American Express Membership Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards, thankyou from CITI, and Pay with Cashback Bonus from Discover – also allow you to use your rewards points to pay for Amazon purchases. This can help you save money on everything from food and toys to preventative care and grooming supplies.
Did you adopt your pet from an animal shelter or rescue? Whether you want to support your favorite animal rescue or you simply admire the work that one animal charity is doing, making purchases through AmazonSmile is a fantastic way to support animal organizations. On eligible purchases, 0.5% of your total will be donated to the nonprofit of your choice. Over $46 million has been raised for charities through AmazonSmile as of 2017, and it takes no effort on your end, so don’t miss this valuable opportunity!