Petco Dollar Per Gallon Sale
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Petco Dollar Per Gallon Sale

Post by » July 3rd, 2019, 11:25 pm

Due to the overwhelming nature of these Dollar Per Gallon sale events that Petco has 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 almost all Petco stores (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) 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 days.


Currently, the only tank sizes that are being sold during this event for the sales price include the 10 gallons, 20 gallons, 29 gallons, while the larger tanks ranging from 40 gallons breeder, 55 gallons and 75 gallons are 50% during the sale. 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 this dollar per gallon sale event 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 near where you live.

Event Dates

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 be included inside of the below area.

Next Sale Dates: December 22 2019 - January 26 2020

Previous Sale Dates
September 29 - November 16 2019
July 7 - August 24 2019
March 3 - March 30 2019
December 26 2018 - February 2 2019
September 30 - November 17 2018
July 15 - August 18 2018
April 22 - May 13 2018
March 18 - April 31 2018
January 14 - February 4 2018
October 15 - November 12 2017
June 25 - August 6 2017
April 2 - April 30 2017 (10, 20, and 29 tanks only, 40, 55, and 75 50% event change start)
December 24 2016 - January 28 2017
September 25 - November 5 2016 (75 tanks started to be included)
June 26 - August 6 2016
March 27 - May 9 2016
December 27 - January 23 2016 (Switch from Tetra to Aqueon)
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
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Last edited by Avery on September 30th, 2019, 5:48 pm, edited 4 times in total.

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Post by Avery » July 6th, 2019, 1:04 am

Looks like we have a verified sale date starting in a few days, on July 7th till the start of August. Good luck getting those tanks everyone!

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Post by v_danger_v » July 6th, 2019, 11:15 am

Aw sweet time to pick up another tank! Thanks for keeping track since now I can figure out what sale dates along with some extra money I can spend

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Post by lddrizcb » August 9th, 2019, 1:31 am

dang I wish they had Petcos where I live, that is a crazy deal on a new tank! You guys are all lucky who have one near you or in your region!

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Post by Elle1612 » August 13th, 2019, 12:31 am

I wish I knew about this before I bought my tank a few weeks ago :(

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Post by Avery » August 14th, 2019, 4:10 pm

Elle1612 wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 12:31 am
I wish I knew about this before I bought my tank a few weeks ago :(
Make sure to have this topic on notify so you can get updates every time it gets updated with new dates!

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Post by Avery » September 30th, 2019, 5:48 pm

Looks like they started 2 weeks earlier than we had predicted, but the sale is on now until November 16th! Time to grab some tanks!