Got the bug again, Does petsmart still do their $1/gal sale?

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Got the bug again, Does petsmart still do their $1/gal sale?

Postby BigD16 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:52 pm

As the title says,

After MANY years of being away from the hobby, The bug finally bit me again and I'm really missing having a dragon running around in my life and my home. I was curious if anybody knew if petsmart still did their $1/gal sales? If so, Do they only do them certain times in the year? I did a google search and found a post on facebook from January 2007 about their $1/gal sales but couldn't find anything super recent.

I know the kit comes with a lot of stuff that isn't meant for or "right" for beardies, but my local petsmart currently has their Bearded Dragon "starter" 40 gallon with all the supplies (as I mentioned I know some of it isn't meant for, right,or good for beardies) "on sale" from $239.99 to $199.99 so I was considering buying that and switching out everything that wasn't good for a beardie and upgrading it and switching it to something better.

Thanks in advance everybody and here's to hoping I have a new scaly friend to show off and bring me back to being active on here soon!
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Re: Got the bug again, Does petsmart still do their $1/gal s

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:58 pm

They still have them but its certain parts of the country -- I have never seen them where I live --- on that note I would get a tank from one of the sites listed on the Enclosure Board --- your going to be throwing alot of money away for stuff you wont use and you will end up having to upgrade anyway-- you can always get a big tank and section it off --- not to mention stuff your gonna replace after getting rid of the stuff that comes w/ the 40 gallon--- its just a suggestion --- I will let some others weigh in on this
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Re: Got the bug again, Does petsmart still do their $1/gal s

Postby BigD16 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:02 pm

Karrie,

I know I'd be throwing a lot of money away and most of the stuff would have to be replaced, I was just thinking it would be the quickest route to at least get the enclosure and work on getting the rest of what I need after that, I've been looking around the enclosure board as well to see what's out there. I'm not going to rush into anything but definitely want to start shopping around and acquiring the stuff I'm going to need.
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Re: Got the bug again, Does petsmart still do their $1/gal s

Postby claudiusx » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:03 pm

They do it sometimes, but of course when I wanted one the sale was over lol.

I wouldn't get the kit. Even buying the 40g off sale and what you actually need will end up being about the price of the kit. Plus you wont have to spend more to replace the junk.

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Re: Got the bug again, Does petsmart still do their $1/gal s

Postby BigD16 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:22 pm

I appreciate the input! I appreciate everybodys feedback and am still in the planning and logistics phase of figuring everything back out as far as getting a terrarium, getting the beardie, and all the stuff I had and got rid of.
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Re: Got the bug again, Does petsmart still do their $1/gal s

Postby claudiusx » Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:11 pm

Maybe you could look into building your own custom tank too. It won't be as cheap (usually) but, it's a nice option to have!

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Re: Got the bug again, Does petsmart still do their $1/gal s

Postby SandP » Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:27 pm

I haven't needed a new tank in a while so I haven't been paying attention to when they go on sale but in my experience Petco has the sale more often than Petsmart, at least near me.

You could look for used ones online at places like Craigslist, even if it's just a temporary tank until get a better one or build one like claudiusx suggested. There are places that sell custom tanks too if you want to go that route. You could also look at exo terra tanks, they cost more than a regular tank but the front opening doors are great.
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Re: Got the bug again, Does petsmart still do their $1/gal s

Postby BigD16 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:54 pm

I've been keeping my eye on the 40 gallons for sale near me via craigslist and I'm well aware of what they cost and that they do hold their value if they stay in tact w/o any cracks or damage to them, However my biggest problem I'm facing right now is a large majority of the people selling their terrariums on craigslist, my local 4sale site, and facebook, they're all asking close to retail price for their tanks. If I'm going to pay retail for a 40 gallon terrarium I may as well go brand new and not second hand.
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Re: Got the bug again, Does petsmart still do their $1/gal s

Postby SandP » Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:08 pm

I got an email from Petco today, their $1 per gallon sale is back but it only includes 10, 20, 20l or 29 gallons.
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Re: Got the bug again, Does petsmart still do their $1/gal s

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:57 pm

Go figure!!
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Re: Got the bug again, Does petsmart still do their $1/gal s

Postby BigD16 » Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:34 pm

Figures it was only for the smaller tanks. I'll keep my eyes open though something will pop up eventually.
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Re: Got the bug again, Does petsmart still do their $1/gal s

Postby LMG07 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:56 pm

BigD16 wrote:Figures it was only for the smaller tanks. I'll keep my eyes open though something will pop up eventually.


The larger tanks are 50% off at my local petco right now, in addition to the $1/gal sale on the small ones.
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Re: Got the bug again, Does petsmart still do their $1/gal s

Postby claudiusx » Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:43 pm

I could have sworn I posted that too. They have their 50% off larger tanks which makes the 40gs around 60 bucks I think.

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Re: Got the bug again, Does petsmart still do their $1/gal s

Postby Bmjo » Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:16 pm

BigD16 wrote:As the title says,

After MANY years of being away from the hobby, The bug finally bit me again and I'm really missing having a dragon running around in my life and my home. I was curious if anybody knew if petsmart still did their $1/gal sales? If so, Do they only do them certain times in the year? I did a google search and found a post on facebook from January 2007 about their $1/gal sales but couldn't find anything super recent.

I know the kit comes with a lot of stuff that isn't meant for or "right" for beardies, but my local petsmart currently has their Bearded Dragon "starter" 40 gallon with all the supplies (as I mentioned I know some of it isn't meant for, right,or good for beardies) "on sale" from $239.99 to $199.99 so I was considering buying that and switching out everything that wasn't good for a beardie and upgrading it and switching it to something better.

Thanks in advance everybody and here's to hoping I have a new scaly friend to show off and bring me back to being active on here soon!


i would check facebook marketplace and craigslist i have found 40 gallon breeders for 25 dollars you would just need to clean them
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Re: Got the bug again, Does petsmart still do their $1/gal s

Postby BigD16 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:16 pm

Bmjo,

I have been keeping my eye on facebook marketplace. Unfortunately I have missed out on a few good deals as I just couldn't get out of work on time to beat other people to it. But I'm still shopping around and hoping I can come across a good deal and browse marketplace almost daily.
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