- by C.C.
Pet Food and Supplies
The cost of pet foods and related pet supplies can quickly add up. If you’re buying from Amazon simply because it’s more convenient, you’re likely missing out on huge savings elsewhere, James says. A big-box retailer such as Walmart will often stock pet food and supplies at a much lower prices than what you’d find on Amazon.
We spotted a 40-pound bag of Purina Dog Chow on Amazon for $24.99. At Walmart, that same bag of dog food cost $19.98. Amazon also had a 40-pound box of Arm & Hammer Double Duty Cat Litter available through various third-party merchants starting at $18 plus an $11 shipping fee. Walmart had the same box of cat litter for $14.26.
James adds that if you happen to be a member of a warehouse club such as Costco, consider buying your dog food in bulk. Not only can you score a cheaper per-unit price compared to smaller packages offered elsewhere, but you’ll also save yourself a trip or two to the store to replenish low supplies.