2016 BlogPaws Social Learning Community Scavenger Hunt Contest (“Contest“)

Important: Please read these Official Rules before participating in the Contest. By participating in the Contest, you, as the submitter or blog post author, agree to be bound by these Official Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements below.


Eligibility. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.  The Contest is open only to members of the BlogPaws Social Learning Community who are legal residents of the 50 United States (and the District of Columbia), Canada (excluding Quebec), Puerto Rico, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand Sweden, and Switzerland who are at least 18 years old (or the age of majority under applicable law of your jurisdiction of residence). IF YOU DO NOT MEET ALL OF THESE REQUIREMENTS, OR ANY OTHER ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES, YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO WIN A PRIZE, AND BLOGPAWS (OWNED AND OPERATED BY PET360, INC.) (“SPONSOR”) RESERVES THE RIGHT NOT TO AWARD PRIZES TO YOU.  To be eligible to win a Prize, Entries must be completed and received by Sponsor in the manner and format designated in these Official Rules.  Employees, directors and officers of Sponsor, PetSmart, Inc., PetSmart Charities, Inc., Banfield Pet Hospital (Medical Management International, Inc.) and any of their respective affiliates, parent companies, subsidiary companies, and advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, the “Contest Entities”), and members of their immediate families (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to participate or win any prizes.  All applicable federal, state/provincial and local laws and regulations apply.  By participating in the Contest, you agree that: (1) you have read and understand the Official Rules; (2) you meet the Contest eligibility requirements as explained in the Official Rules; (3) you are bound by the Official Rules and to Sponsor’s Conditions of Use, Legal Notices and Privacy Policy as published at www.blogpaws.com; (4) you unconditionally accept and agree to comply with and abide by the Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor; and (5) the Official Rules shall be legally binding on you and your legal representatives, heirs, successors, and assigns.

Entries. You may submit one entry following completion of the scavenger hunt through the provided submission link. Duplicate Entries will be disqualified. Your entry must include your name and email address in order to be notified for a prize.

Entry Period: Entries open during the week of September 21, 2016 and all Entries must be received by 12:00:00 p.m. ET October  3, 2016 (“Entry Period”).

How to Enter the Contest. You must be a member of the BlogPaws Social Learning Community, and you must complete the BlogPaws Social Learning Community Scavenger Hunt and earn your SLC Pro Badge before submitting your Entry.

The “Entry” includes a name, email, question answer, and optional feedback sharing.

Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Entries, submitters and finalists may be subject to verification by Sponsor in its sole discretion. All Entries must be in English. Any attempt by a submitter to submit duplicate or near duplicate Entries, will void such Entries and that submitter may be banned from entering the Contest. Entries generated through a third-party website or software or in any way other than the manner and format set forth in these Official Rules is prohibited, and Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any such entrant(s).

Contest Winner Selection. Following the close of the Contest, Sponsor will use randomizer.org to randomly draw one Entry as the winner. Sponsor will attempt to notify the winner on or about September 20, 2016 by sending an email to the email address on file with Sponsor and/or provided with the Entry by the submitter. Winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim the prize.

The value associated with the Prize may be taxable as income. In the event of noncompliance with these Official Rules; if Contest Prize notification is returned as undeliverable; if the potential winner does not respond to Sponsor’s direct message within the Contest Period; or a Contest Prize winner declines Prize offered, the Contest Prize will be forfeited and Sponsor may select an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible Contest Entries received during the corresponding Contest Period. Contest Prize will be delivered within 5 business days from date of verification via mail or freight to the street/mailing address provided by a winner in the Contest Application.

At any time during the Contest, even if the Entry has already been announced as a Prize winner, if Sponsor determines that an entrant’s Entry does not comply with any of the Official Rules, such Entry may be disqualified and will not be eligible to win a Prize.

Contest Prizes. One (1) winner will receive via email a $50 gift card to Amazon.com. Upon finalist claiming such prize, an email with the prize will be delivered within 5 business days.

Odds of Winning a Contest Prize. Odds of winning depend on the number of entrants.

Disclaimer. Sponsor, the Contest Entities, and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, professional advisors, employees, media partners, printers, and agencies (collectively, the “Released Parties“) will not be responsible for: (a) any late, lost, misrouted, garbled or distorted or damaged transmissions or Entries; (b) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer- or communications-related or technical malfunctions or failures; (c) any Contest disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of Sponsor or by non-authorized human intervention; (d) damage caused by computer virus or otherwise resulting to any computer from entrant’s participation in the Contest or access of the any websites related to the Contest, whether human, mechanical or electronic; (e) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest; or (f) incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Internet users or by any of the programming or equipment associated with or used in the Contest.


All Prizes will be awarded. Prize notifications returned as undeliverable or otherwise not claimed within 48 hours after delivery will be forfeited and will be awarded to an alternate winner. Prizes are not transferable. No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any Prizes will be permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a Prize of equal or greater value for any Prize. Limit one (1) Prize per person, household or address. All Prizes are awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). Sponsor is not responsible for loss, delay or damage in shipping any Prize or notification.

Identity of Entrant, Finalist or Winner. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online Entry, Entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account of the e-mail address submitted at time of Entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Additionally, a potential Prize winner or finalist may be required to provide Sponsor with proof that the potential Prize winner is the author of the nominated blog post and eligible to win a Prize.

GENERAL RELEASE. By entering this Contest, all persons submitting an Entry and all Contest winners and finalists release Sponsor, and all Released Parties, from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Contest or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of, misuse of or inability to use any Prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to intellectual property, personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property (including pets), rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.

Use of Entrant, Finalist or Winner Name, Likeness, etc. Except where prohibited by law, by submitting an Entry, or claiming a prize as the finalist or winner, you hereby consent to Sponsor’s use of the Entry in its internal communications and publications and on social media and other marketing platforms.

Winner List; Rules Request. For a copy of the Contest Prize Winner list, visit www.blogpaws.com or send a stamped, self-addressed, business-size envelope by September 30, 2016 to “SLC Scavenger Hunt Contest” Winners’ List at 2260 Butler Pike #100, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462. To obtain a copy of these Official Rules, visit https://blogpaws.com/slc-scavenger-hunt-rules/ or send a stamped, self-addressed, business-size envelope to “SLC Scavenger Hunt Contest” Official Rules at 2260 Butler Pike #100, Plymouth Meeting, PA, 19462. Residents of VT may omit return postage.

Intellectual Property Notice. The Contest and all accompanying materials are copyright © 2016 by Pet360, Inc. All rights reserved. PET360 and BLOGPAWS are trademarks of Pet360, Inc. PETSMART is a trademark of PetSmart, Inc. BANFIELD is a trademark of Medical Management International, Inc.

Miscellaneous. The Contest and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the state of Arizona, U.S.A., without regard to conflict or choice of law provisions or international treaties or conventions. All persons submitting an Entry and all Contest finalists and winners agree and consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the federal and state courts located in Maricopa County in the State of Arizona, U.S.A. All persons submitting and Entry an all Contest finalists and winners agree to be bound by the Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. Sponsor reserves the right to change the Official Rules at any time and for any reason, in its sole discretion and without notice, and reserves the right, for any reason, to suspend or cancel the Contest or any entrant’s participation in the Contest including should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control affect the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Contest, or Sponsor otherwise becomes (as determined in its sole discretion) incapable of running the Contest as planned. All persons submitting an Entry and all Contest finalists and winner who violate the Official Rules, violate any law, rule or regulation in connection with participation in any Contest, tamper with the operation of the Contest or engage in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to Sponsor, the Contest or any other entrant (in each case as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion) are subject to disqualification from Entry into the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to lock out persons whose eligibility is in question or who have been disqualified or are otherwise ineligible to enter the Contest. Any provision of the Official Rules deemed unenforceable will be enforced to the extent permissible, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain in effect. If you have any questions about these Official Rules or the Contest, please mail them to BlogPaws SLC Scavenger Hunt Contest at 2260 Butler Pike #100, Plymouth Meeting, PA, 19462.

Contest Sponsor: BlogPaws (owned and operated by Pet360, Inc.) 2260 Butler Pike #100, Plymouth Meeting, PA, 19462.