Petco Dollar Per Gallon Sale

  • 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.


    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 bold, and past dates will have a strike-through in their text.

    • March 18 - March 31 2018 (10, 20, and 29 tanks only or 50% off 40, and 55 gallon tanks only)
    • January 14th - February 4th 2018 (10, 20, and 29 tanks only or 50% off 40, and 55 gallon tanks only)
    • October 21st - November 18 2017
    • 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 26th - August 6th 2016
    • March 27th - May 9th 2016
    • December 27th - January 23rd 2016
    • September 27th - November 7th 2015
    • June 25th - August 8th 2015
    • March 28th - April 20th 2015
    • December 28th - January 24th 2015
    • September 28th - October 11st 2014
    • June 29th - July 11th 2014
    • March 20th - March 31st 2014
    • December 26th - January 24th 2014
    • September 1st - September 21st 2013
    • July 3rd - July 28th 2013
    • March 31st - April 12th 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 "Watch This Thread" on your account. You may also bookmark this page and check here frequently for any updated dates.

  • Petco Dollar Per Gallon sale has kicked off and is running until February 4th, 2018. It appears that this sale is limited to only 10 gallon, 20 gallon, and 29 gallon tanks only.

  • Petco Dollar Per Gallon sale has kicked off! Looks like this sale date was way sooner than expected and per the previous track record. It also appears that moving forward that only the 10, 20, and 29 gallon tanks will be a $1 per gallon, with the other bigger tanks, 40 and 55 gallon being 50% off.

  • I was in there a few days ago and they are still doing the Dollar per Gallon. The 55's were going for $65.00. Wish I had room. My 4 tanks take up pretty much all the space I have to spare. Not to mention electric outlets.