Petco Dollar Per Gallon Sale

  1. 2 years ago

    Avery

    7 Nov 2015 Administrator Arizona, United States
    Edited 4 weeks ago by Avery

    Due to the overwhelming nature of these Dollar Per Gallon sale events that Petco have been putting together, I have decided that it would be smart to condense all of the possible dates into one section for a future reference on when they may appear on. Although many other retailers have adopted such a sale (they may call it something else), this is when nationwide all Petco stores have this sale going on. Normally during the middle of this sale they will have an aquatic event, where many of their fish, plant, and decorations will also go on a massive discount for a period of days.

    Information

    Currently the only tank sizes that are being sold during this event for the sales price include the 10 gallon, 20 gallon, 29 gallon, 40 gallon breeder, or 55 gallon tanks. In some markets and select stores the 75 gallon will be included in this event, however I highly recommend calling your local stores and seeing which ones carry it in the sale since a vast majority currently do not. In the past, these sales were supplied by Tetra, however due to customer complaints these sales moved over back to Aqueon (who was the original supplier when Petco had this sale event idea). These sales do not include any kits, and therefore the tanks that are the sales price will not include anything extra besides just the tank. Sadly due to location wise, Hawaii and Alaska are excluded from these sales due to the shipping cost required to make it to these states.

    In more recent years it appears that other major retailers including Petsmart are also incorporating these dollar per gallon sale events into their market as well. This may or may not be due to the fact of many of these retailers having a price match guarantee, in which they will match the price of an item if it is the same brand and same size (and due to how popular Aqueon brand tanks are, they are forced to follow their policies). Check with your local retailer to see if they have such a guarantee, since it is a great way to score one of these tanks if a Petco is not located from near where you live.

    Event Dates

    In order to provide all of the dates (past, present, and future) we needed to have a way to distinguish them apart. Currently, any rumored dates will be in italics, valid and verified sale dates will be bolded, and past dates will have a strikethrough in their text.

    • July 8th - August 19 2017
    • April 2nd 2017 - April 30 2017 (10, 20, and 29 tanks only)
    • December 24th - January 28th 2017
    • September 25th - November 5th 2016 (75 tanks started to be included)
    • June 26 - August 6th 2016
    • March 27 - May 9th 2016
    • December 27 - January 23rd 2016
    • September 27 - November 7 2015
    • June 25 - August 8 2015
    • March 28 - April 20 2015
    • December 28 - January 24 2015
    • September 28 - October 11 2014
    • June 29th - July 11th 2014
    • March 20 - March 31 2014
    • December 26 - January 24 2014
    • September 1 - September 21 2013
    • July 3 - July 28 2013
    • March 31 - April 12 2013

    If you would like to be notified every time a new sale date is coming up, or new replies to this discussion, or more about these sales, make sure to "Follow" this discussion on your account. You may also bookmark this page and check here frequently for any updated dates.

  2. Looks like the site is under maintenance.
    Why don't you make this as an announcement or even pinning this conversation would do the trick.
    It's easy to follow stuff that way :D

  3. Avery

    23 Dec 2015 Administrator Arizona, United States

    @Claraviolet Looks like the site is under maintenance.
    Why don't you make this as an announcement or even pinning this conversation would do the trick.
    It's easy to follow stuff that way :D

    Yeah it seems like they changed the whole layout and theme of the Petco website. I've went ahead and edited some of the details and information of the original post (as some of it is now outdated or needs to be explained a tad more).

  4. Cool information. Thanks for sharing. Im sure many will benefit from this :)

  5. last year

    Avery

    9 Feb 2016 Administrator Arizona, United States

    @Arch Cool information. Thanks for sharing. Im sure many will benefit from this :)

    You're welcome! I hope that many others will enjoy the information here, plus the fact that many other retailers will price match (and therefore allow for you to get the deals that Petco offer but at your local aquarium shop).

    It seems that Petco has completely removed their official page that discussed in depth and with more details on this special event, so I've removed that aspect and also tried to explain more on what they offer along with some background information.

  6. Sweet, thanks for the information so much! Now I know what I'll be buying when the next sale date comes around! :D

  7. James

    2 Mar 2016 Premium Orem, Utah, United States

    Wow I had no idea that one is about to come up, my wife is gonna hate me but I can't wait to grab up a new 55 gallon!

  8. This information is extremely useful to those who live in the countries that offer this deal through Petco. Sadly the country that I live in does not, although we do have stores that have similar sales throughout the year.

  9. v209

    28 Mar 2016 Seattle USA

    The sale is going on now, heck yes!!!!!!!!!!

  10. These are a great opportunity for new hobbyist as well as us older folks to take advantage of some great pricing on out tanks.

    You should take note though that these sales are what is known in businesses as "Loss Leaders"

    The tanks dont really cost the suppliers that much, and they are used to attract buyers at what is almost cost, in the hopes that you will also buy all your fishes and supplies there, which are priced at their normal profit margins. Which is a great marketing plan, but you should also shop everywhere else for those items, as most all suppliers have sales on things at times.

  11. James

    30 Mar 2016 Premium Orem, Utah, United States

    @Gilbert These are a great opportunity for new hobbyist as well as us older folks to take advantage of some great pricing on out tanks.

    You should take note though that these sales are what is known in businesses as "Loss Leaders"

    The tanks dont really cost the suppliers that much, and they are used to attract buyers at what is almost cost, in the hopes that you will also buy all your fishes and supplies there, which are priced at their normal profit margins. Which is a great marketing plan, but you should also shop everywhere else for those items, as most all suppliers have sales on things at times.

    Very true, hence why they don't sell you any of the lids, filters, or substrate for a sale price until after (or even before) these dates for the tanks go on. I am shocked though that they do have their fish sale going on in the middle of it, maybe as a hope that people will buy the tank, and then want fish on sale so they buy everything they need at the original price (and therefore the store makes more money on them than if they just bought the tank and waited for a sale on other required equipment).

    For most of my equipment I just buy stuff from Amazon like using either name brand items, or some that are not name brand but have a very good reputation.

  12. When would you have any idea on when the next sale would be at roughly? Or is the information given when you heard word from suppliers or an inside source?

  13. When will the next 1$ per gallon sale be?

  14. Avery

    12 May 2016 Administrator Arizona, United States

    @KnownSyntax When would you have any idea on when the next sale would be at roughly? Or is the information given when you heard word from suppliers or an inside source?

    I'm not too sure yet, and don't want to release a date that is just based on guesses at this point and time. Normally I heard word from a few insider sources, along with being in contact with some suppliers I know based on the volume and order quantities when the sale will roughly be happening (they tend to order the tanks near the sale date, but like the last sale date I was off by one week).

    @Anthony When will the next 1$ per gallon sale be?

    As stated above, I'm not too sure yet. I'll totally be updated this discussion however whenever I hear anything that is relevant or important to the sale dates.

  15. Thank you

  16. Edited last year by Fish Fan

    I was very sick for the period of time of the last sale, so I want to know as well when it might be happening as I need a larger tank and have to plan around the sale. Thanks for doing this!

  17. Avery

    15 Jun 2016 Administrator Arizona, United States
    Edited last year by Avery

    @Anthony Thank you

    This has been updated with some rumored dates!

    @Fish Fan I was very sick for the period of time of the last sale, so I want to know as well when it might be happening as I need a larger tank and have to plan around the sale. Thanks for doing this!

    I've updated this thread with some rumored dates! Get ready!

  18. Sweet!! Hopefully these dates are valid so I can start getting ready to buy another tank!!

  19. James

    22 Jun 2016 Premium Orem, Utah, United States

    Petco confirmed that the rumored dates of June 26 - August 6th 2016 is invalid since someone posted a photo of the store's display setup without the year. It's an old date from last year (or even previous years that aren't listed on your list since it was Tetra's tanks).

  20. Avery

    22 Jun 2016 Administrator Arizona, United States

    @James Petco confirmed that the rumored dates of June 26 - August 6th 2016 is invalid since someone posted a photo of the store's display setup without the year. It's an old date from last year (or even previous years that aren't listed on your list since it was Tetra's tanks).

    Just removed it shortly here due to that reason. Only reason it was added is due to the amount of traction that it had been getting over the past few weeks on various social media websites and also other communities.

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