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Get the Most Out of Crufts: Tips for Frugal Dog Groomers

Are you a frugal dog groomer looking to get the most out of your Crufts experience? Then look no further! This blog post will provide you with helpful tips and advice on how to save money at Crufts. We’ll cover topics such as where to purchase tickets, what types of accommodation deals are available, ways to save money on grooming equipment, and how to make your money go further on food and entertainment while at Crufts. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced dog groomer, these tips will help you get the most out of your visit to Crufts!

Buy Tickets in Advance

When it comes to Crufts, tickets aren’t always cheap. The good news is that you can get great deals on tickets if you plan ahead. Here are a few tips to help you get the best value for your money when buying tickets:

1. Look for Early Bird Deals – Buy your tickets now! Advanced tickets are available from and are up to £4 cheaper than buying a ticket on the day! 

2. Buy Online – Buying tickets online is more cost-effective than buying them at the venue. Plus, you won’t have to stand in line!

3. Do you love a particular product or company exhibiting at Crufts? Vendors may have spare passes available for people prepared to get stuck in and help out on a stand. If you are a big advocate, it’s worth checking it out.

4. Sign Up for Newsletters – Sign up for newsletters and follow the official Crufts social media pages to stay up-to-date on all of the latest promotions. Both from the NEC but also from exhibitors.

5. Book your parking in advance. Parking at the NEC is pricey, but savings can be made if you book before you arrive.

By following these tips, you can save big when buying tickets to Crufts. Don’t forget to plan ahead so that you can take advantage of all the great offers available!

Look for Accommodation Deals

If you’re attending Crufts, the first step is to look for the best accommodation deals. With thousands of people attending the event, finding the right deal can be a challenge. To make sure you’re getting the most for your money, it pays to do some research before booking a room.

The easiest way to get a good deal is to book early. Many hotels offer discounts to those who book in advance, so keep an eye out for special offers and promotions. You may also want to consider booking a package deal, which can include tickets and accommodation. This is often more cost effective than booking separately.

It’s also worth considering staying at a Bed & Breakfast or guest house, rather than a hotel. These usually provide better value for money, especially if you plan on attending Crufts with friends or family. Many B&Bs offer discounts for group bookings. 

Finally, consider sharing a house. Air bnb has a lot of options local to the NEC and sharing with other local groomers could mean sharing both accommodation and potentially petrol costs too.

Compare Grooming Equipment Prices

When you’re looking to buy grooming equipment for your business, you want to get the best deal possible. To get the best prices on grooming equipment, you should compare prices online before attending Crufts. See what the normal prices are your the things that you need, so that when you get there you can see if it really is a good deal.

If you can’t visit Crufts this year remember many exhibitors will have online discount codes over the Crufts weekend, so save up and make the most of the deals. If you are able to visit Crufts in person, you may find some special deals and offers only available at the show. You can also ask vendors at the show if they have any special discounts available or any products that may be cheaper than usual. 

If you’re buying a large amount of equipment or product, you may be able to get bulk discounts from suppliers. Many companies offer bulk discounts for orders over a certain value, so it’s worth asking around at the different stands to see if you can save money this way. But be sure you are prepared and will be able to carry it back to the car (or bring a trolley)…

By comparing prices and taking advantage of discounts and special offers, you can get the best deals on all of your pet grooming business needs at Crufts.

Save on Food and Entertainment

When you’re attending Crufts, you want to make the most out of your time there. That means ensuring that you’re not spending too much money on food and entertainment. Here are some tips for saving money on food and entertainment during your stay:

1. Bring Your Own Snacks: Bringing your own snacks will save you money in the long run. You can purchase non-perishable snacks such as granola bars, crackers, nuts, or other easy-to-carry snacks at the supermarket before your trip. This way, you can avoid buying overpriced snacks while you’re there.

2. Plan Ahead For Meals: Make sure to plan ahead for meals and look for restaurants that offer discounts or deals. You can also search online for coupons or discounts for the restaurants at the NEC or in Resorts World. If you plan to eat out, consider splitting a meal with someone in your group to save money.

3. Go self catering and save money on hotels and restaurants.

4. Look for Free Events: There are plenty of free events taking place throughout Crufts, from competitions to demonstrations and more. These events can be a great way to save money on entertainment while still having fun and learning something new.

5. Have Fun Without Spending Money: Crufts offers plenty of opportunities to have fun without spending a lot of money. Take a leisurely stroll through the 5 halls, or people watch as exhibitors and their dogs prepare for competitions. Attend seminars or workshops and learn new techniques. Most importantly, enjoy the experience! Many stands will have dog grooming demonstrations so you can learn some top tips and techniques from amazing groomers FREE OF CHARGE that you would otherwise have to pay to attend seminars or training days.

By following these tips, you can save money on food and entertainment during your visit to Crufts and ensure that you get the most out of your trip.