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Remember these commercials for Petland Discounts?
Let's talk about Petland Discounts, a chain of stores that I've never actually been to, but boy, do I know about them! They seem to have a big advertising budget because their name and the face of their founder, Neil Padron, with his cool mustache, are everywhere. Petland Discounts was founded way back in 1965 in Glen Oaks, New York, and they're still going strong with a whopping 100 stores scattered across New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
If you grew up in those three states during the 1980s and 1990s like I did, there's no way you haven't seen one of their commercials. They were all over the place! But hey, if you don't quite remember those commercials, maybe you just need a little reminder. So, let me jog your memory.
Here's a commercial from the mid-1980s when their catchy slogan was, "Petland Discounts. For people who love pets." It's a blast from the past and a classic example of their advertising style. Watching it brings back a flood of memories and makes me think of all those times I heard their jingle or saw their logo on billboards.
Even though I've never set foot in a Petland Discounts store, their name and commercials have become such a big part of my life growing up. They've become a familiar presence, like a friendly neighbor you always see but never actually visit. It's funny how certain things can become so ingrained in our memories, even if we haven't directly experienced them ourselves.
So, even though I may not have firsthand knowledge of Petland Discounts, their impact on the advertising scene and their popularity across New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut is undeniable. They've become a recognizable name and a symbol of pet lovers everywhere. And thanks to their catchy commercials, I have their jingle stuck in my head for the rest of the day. "Petland Discounts. For people who love pets."
In the late 1980s, they changed to, “Petland Discounts. At Petland, we care.”
In the 1990s, they added singing, Neil got a sweater and the slogan became “Petland Discounts. For the best care a pet can get.”