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How do Petco cash rewards work?

Earn points while taking care of your furry friends.

Petco is a pet goods store with locations in every state. Its rewards program, called Pals Rewards, is designed to keep you shopping regularly — and it's free to join.

At a glance

  • $5 reward for every $100 spent
  • Free birthday gift
  • Free shipping
  • Reward vouchers expire after 45 days


Petco's rewards program is very straightforward, which we like. There aren't complicated tier structures, and one point per dollar is a transparent value system we can get behind. But you need to make your next purchase within about six weeks or risk losing that $5 perk.

How does Pals Rewards work?

With Pals Rewards, you get one point for every dollar spent, and a $5 reward when you reach 100 points. You also get a free birthday gift and free shipping on all purchases. You can rack up points on all Petco purchases — including pet prescriptions and repeat deliveries on food and other essentials.

However, that $5 reward expires after 45 days. And your account reverts to zero if you don't buy anything for more than 180 days.

How to use Pals Rewards

To use Pals Rewards, you need to sign up for an account. You can do this in-store or online:

  1. Visit the Petco website
  2. Hover over Account, then click Register
  3. Enter your name, address and phone number
  4. Create a password
  5. Click Create account

When you make a purchase online or through the app, make sure you're logged in and the points will automatically be rewarded to you.

While shopping in-store, enter your email at checkout to earn points for your purchase.

  • If you've recently shopped at Petco, a rewards number can be found on the bottom of your receipt even if you don't have an account. You can enter this while signing up and get credit for your most recent purchase.

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How can I check my points balance?

Check your Pals Rewards balance online or through the app by logging into your account. When shopping in store, you can also ask a sales associate to look it up for you.

Are there any brand exclusions when I want to redeem my reward?

Nope! You can redeem that reward on anything Petco sells, including services like grooming and dog training. The only exclusion is gift cards.

Drawbacks of Pal Rewards

We combed through Petco's fine print so you don't have to. Here are some caveats to keep in mind while using Pals Rewards:

  • $5 rewards expire after 45 days
  • When you use that $5 reward, it is applied before any coupons
  • The $5 reward can only be applied on purchases totaling $5 or more — before tax
  • You won't earn points for money spent on tax and shipping
  • You can't earn points by buying gift cards
  • Your reward dollars reset to zero if you don't make any purchases within 180 days

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Bottom line

Petco's rewards program is very straightforward, which we like. There aren't complicated tier structures, and one point per $1 is a transparent value system. But if you'd rather not sign up, you could use one-off coupon codes and deals to save money instead.

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