Went to PetSmart today since I got two $3 coupons from them in honor of upstairs’ cat’s adoption anniversary. The Exquisicat cat litter is on sale for $9.99 for 40 lbs., so I was planning to buy two of those for a total of $13.98+tax after coupons. I was planning to use a coupon that I won from Innova for a free 2.2 lb bag of dry food for downstairs cat. To clarify, Innova didn’t specify it was for downstairs cat, but upstairs cat is on prescription food for his elderly kidneys so he can’t eat the all-natural, high-protein stuff.
(On a side note, last week at the independent cat supply store I finally found a brand of prescription food that he likes. Now he scarfs his dinner down like it’s fresh salmon. Excellent, since he needs to gain a pound.)
Dekalb and I made a social event out of going to PetSmart. Good for me, because 80 lbs. of cat litter is difficult to carry in a bike trailer. I can do it, but don’t really want to in this 90-odd degree weather. And also good for me because Dekalb noticed a tearpad below the Exquisicat for a $25 PetSmart giftcard when you buy $25 of Exquisicat products.
So I bought an extra box of litter to go over the $25 mark. I also realized that I had a $5 coupon for any size of Simply Nourish dry cat food, and the 3.5 lb. bags were on sale for $7.99, so I got one of those, too.
With tax, I spent $28.05 for 5.7 lbs. of cat food and 120 lbs. of litter, and I’ll get back $25 once I send in the receipts. It won’t be $25 cash, but a PetSmart giftcard is pretty much as good as cash in my household, given that the cats always need something.
(And as if to prove that point, downstairs cat jumped into the dish cupboard just as I typed “given that …” She must have been looking for a bowl so I could fill it with lettuce for her. According to her, lettuce is a basic feline need. Yup, she’s a little weird.)