Event of the year - No pawrent would miss!
My first visit to Pet Expo was almost 7 years back, for a talk by a rabbit-savvy vet on bunny care. 7 years is a long while and Pet Expo sure has up their game! This year Pet Expo 2017 screamed "deals" to me. And yup, I headed there for 1 main purpose. SHOPPING! When it comes to shopping, here are our 2-cents-worth tips!
#1 : Furkid stays home...
At least on one of the days. The first time I brought J to an event, I have to admit that shopping with her was tiresome. I was preoccupied with her exploring and meeting new friends, I didn't get to check out the items I wanted. Sounds like I'm a terrible multi-tasker, aint it. What I really like about Pet Expo, is that it is spread out into 3 days. So if you are really keen on brining your pup down and shop, you can do it on separate days! That's the whole point of a 3-day ticket, isn't it? *wink*
#2 : Go with a extra pair of hands
Upon entering, what shocked me was the snake-line of people waiting to pay for their purchases! I spent roughly over 15 minutes waiting in line just to make payment at each booth. So to save on time, go with someone who's willing to wait in line while you shop.
#3: Shop with your pack
Yup, you didn't read wrong. Shop in a pack, like you're at Costco! Why so? Most of the brands are subjected to bulk discount. Biggest distributor in Singapore, B2K had deals like - Buy 2 get 1 free, Buy 5 get 3 free, Buy 10 get 7 free. Hop over to Howlistic life, promotions were really flexible like Buy 2nd time at 50% off or Get your 3rd item at just $1. Even J's kibble - Taste of the Wild, was having promos like - 2x 2.25kg for $55 or 2x 13kg for $250 and throwing in a free toy or treat. Making it a 1-for-1 deal. If you don't have a pack, guess stocking up for 'winter' seems like a good excuse to splurge on these deals.
Now that you have these tips, you are ready to tackle Pet Expo this weekend! As J just got spayed (talk about timing) she'll be giving this year's Pet Expo a miss. Thus, we had to bring Pet Expo to her.
This pup now has enough toys and treats to last her till 'winter'... or at least till she turns one. With the product range and promotions going on at Pet Expo, I've got a strong feeling this is gonna be a yearly thing for us.