Is Fido running low on dog food?
You’re welcome for the reminder — I, too, sometimes panic when I go to feed my pup and realize his kibble supply is nearly gone.
This weekend, though, you can pick up a free bag of dog food for your pup thanks to this awesome coupon from Petco.
How Petco Rewards Members Can Get Free Dog Food
Through April 24, you can use this coupon to get a free bag of Nutro dog food from Petco.
The coupon is good for a 4- to 5-pound bag and limited to one per customer. While the coupon doesn’t state a maximum purchase amount, it can be worth as much as $20, depending on what flavor you get.
The coupon excludes Nutro Max and Nutro Ultra blends.
The catch is you have to be a Petco Pals Rewards member to redeem the coupon. By becoming a member, you’ll get 20% off and free shipping on recurring orders, plus $5 in rewards for every $100 you spend.
As a Petco rewards member, I can vouch for the program. I think it’s worth enrolling — I even included it as one of my favorite pet loyalty rewards programs. (And no, Petco didn’t pay me to do that!)
A Few Notes About Changing Your Pup’s Food
Have you ever heard of Nutro dog food? I hadn’t until I ran across this coupon. Given that doggies can have sensitive tummies, it’s always a good idea to do some research before switching their food.
Nutro advertises its dry dog food as “natural” and made of “real, recognizable non-GMO ingredients.” However, Nutro admits its wet food and treats need “more work” to be all-natural.
Based on 580 user reviews, Consumer Affairs rates Nutro dog food four out of five stars. Reviews included statements about it “exceeding expectations” and that it is “high quality.”
Dog Food Advisor, a site that reviews the ingredients in dog food, gave it 3.5 out of 5 stars and called it an “average dry product.” The site listed no dangerous ingredients in its review.
So, the good news is this food is legit and safe.
To avoid any tummy disasters, though, gradually mix the new food into your dog’s current food. PetMD recommends increasing the ratio of new food to old food over a period of five days.
Your Turn: Will you snag this awesome deal at Petco?
Kelly Smith is a junior writer and engagement specialist at The Penny Hoarder. Catch her on Twitter at @keywordkelly.