This Petco Coupon Excludes Everything I Would Buy At Petco

Pet owners: if you had a 25% coupon code for Petco, what would you load your cart up with? Food? Litter? Toys? Treats? If you’re using a current coupon that the retailer has for online shoppers, only half of those things are eligible for the discount. Oh, boo.

The coupon is simple enough: free shipping on most items, and 25% off most items, with some exceptions.

EXCLUSIONS: Dog food, cat food, cat litter, dog litter, ice melter, wild bird food, live fish & rock, aquatic gravel and accents; crickets, live food and frozen food; Seresto, K9 Advantix, Advantage, and Frontline; products with Manufacturer Minimum Advertised Price; out-of-stock items, Donations, Petco Gift Cards and eGift Cards; Repeat Delivery orders and subscriptions; items shipped through white glove delivery or LTL delivery; orders exceeding the maximum weight limit of 300 lbs.; and applicable taxes.


Overall, this isn’t a bad coupon. We’ve seen some terrible coupons in our day, and most of these exclusions are common-sense items. Litter is heavy, and we understand not shipping it for free. Gift cards? Of course; no one expects coupons to work on those. Well, hardly anyone.

Jennifer was unhappy, though. “What else would I buy from this retailer that does NOT fall under the below exclusions?!” she wrote to Consumerist. “Seriously, this is sheer madness.”

We wouldn’t go that far, but maybe the Consumerist K9 Unit’s insatiable thirst for soft treats and novel squeaky toys has ruined our perception. So, pet owners, what’s your opinion?

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  1. theoriginalcatastrophegirl says:

    well i personally could order $50 in treats for the rescue i volunteer with. anyone else who just has their own pets? kongs are pretty expensive so you could rack up $50 on maybe 3 of those.
    but i am also surprised/not actually surprised that they had to say donations are excluded.

  2. LooseSasquatch says:

    I mean, it’s kind of a stupid coupon. I COULD order $50 worth of cat toys for the sasquatch kitties, but I’m not sure I’d go for that online (those are usually impulse purchases when I make my monthly trip to stock up on multi-cat clumping litter).

    However, this would be a good coupon to use for pet bedding or if there’s some other larger item you wanted to get other than usual maintenance pet items (ie food, litter, medicine, etc). I had been keeping my eye out for a good deal on a cat tree (thanks Amazon!), so this would have helped with that. Also, my kitties love a water fountain, so this would be good for that, and I’ve been meaning to look into getting an automated feeder or two for them. There’s plenty you could use this for, but if you’re not in the market for any of those one-time large purchases for your pet, then yeah, it seems like a pretty pointless coupon.