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Enter any time now through 12/23 for your chance to win one of the prizes!

We’ll be drawing 1 winner each day for 12 days leading up to Christmas Eve.

All entries received by 1/28 are entered to win the $10,000 dream dog house grand prize!*

This Promotion is intended for viewing and participation in the 50 United States and Washington D.C. only and shall be construed and evaluated according to the laws of the 50 United States and Washington D.C. Please do not enter if you are not a legal resident of, and not located in, the 50 United States or Washington D.C. at time of entry. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.


1. PROMOTION PERIOD: The Promotion consists of a Contest starting on November 1, 2014 at 9:00:00 AM Central Daylight Time (“CDT”) and ending on January 28, 2015 at 11:59:59 PM Central Standard Time (“CST”) (the “Promotion Period”), and a Sweepstakes with multiple entry deadlines ending December 23, 2014 CST (see Rule #3 for Sweepstakes Entry Periods).

2. ELIGIBILITY: To enter and be eligible to win, you must be a legal resident of the 50 United States, or Washington, D.C., be 18 years of age or older at the time of entry, and have a valid email address. Persons in any of the following categories are NOT eligible to participate or win prizes: (a) any person who, at any time on or after November 1, 2014, was or is a director, officer, or employee of Big Heart Pet Brands (the “Sponsor”), or its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, franchisees, service agencies, or advertising and promotion agencies; (b) individuals engaged in the development, production or distribution of materials for the Promotion or engaged in the administration or execution of this Promotion (collectively, with the entities listed in 2(a), the “Promotion Entities”), and (c) persons who are or purport to be immediate family members (defined as biological or step-mother/father, sister, brother, daughter, son or dependent or spouse of any of the foregoing, regardless of where they reside) of any person in any of the preceding categories, regardless of where they live, or who reside in the same household (i.e., live in the same household for at least 3 of the 12 months preceding the start of the Promotion Period, whether related or not) as any person in any of the preceding categories. Void in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other U.S. territories and possessions, and where prohibited by law. Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

3. HOW TO ENTER THE PROMOTION:During the Promotion Period, you can enter the Promotion at (the “Website”) and follow the instructions to register (or log in if you have already registered) by submitting your complete and accurate information (including first and last name, full mailing address, email address, and phone number) and confirming that you are at least 18 years of age (“Registration Form”). You will then be prompted to: (i) upload an eligible image of your plans for a “dream dog house”, or (ii) type a text description of your “dream dog house” or indoor dog space within the field provided (maximum of 2,000 characters), and (iii) accept these Official Rules and Regulations. Once you have completed these steps, your image or text description will be submitted into the Contest (your image or text description, together with your Registration Form, an “Entry” or a “Submission”; see Rule #3.1 below for Submission Requirements), and, if received before December 23, 2014 at 11:59:59 PM CST, you will also receive one (1) entry into the next drawing for a Sweepstakes Prize (each a “Sweepstakes Entry”) (see Rule #6(b) for draw dates and Sweepstakes Prize details). Limit: maximum of five (5) Entries/Sweepstakes Entries per person/email address throughout the Promotion Period.

Sweepstakes Entry Periods and Entry Deadlines:

Entry Period # Entry Period Start Date/Time Entry Period End Date/Time
1 November 1, 2014 at 9:00:00 AM CDT December 12, 2014 at 11:59:59 PM CST
2 December 13, 2014 at 12:00:00 AM CST December 13, 2014 at 11:59:59 PM CST
3 December 14, 2014 at 12:00:00 AM CST December 14, 2014 at 11:59:59 PM CST
4 December 15, 2014 at 12:00:00 AM CST December 15, 2014 at 11:59:59 PM CST
5 December 16, 2014 at 12:00:00 AM CST December 16, 2014 at 11:59:59 PM CST
6 December 17, 2014 at 12:00:00 AM CST December 17, 2014 at 11:59:59 PM CST
7 December 18, 2014 at 12:00:00 AM CST December 18, 2014 at 11:59:59 PM CST
8 December 19, 2014 at 12:00:00 AM CST December 19, 2014 at 11:59:59 PM CST
9 December 20, 2014 at 12:00:00 AM CST December 20, 2014 at 11:59:59 PM CST
10 December 21, 2014 at 12:00:00 AM CST December 21, 2014 at 11:59:59 PM CST
11 December 22, 2014 at 12:00:00 AM CST December 22, 2014 at 11:59:59 PM CST
12 December 23, 2014 at 12:00:00 AM CST December 23, 2014 at 11:59:59 PM CST

Non-winning Sweepstakes Entries from one Entry Period will rollover into the draw for the next Entry Period.

Entries do not need to include Big Heart Pet Brands brand products or any product in order to be eligible. Entries may initially be screened by the Sponsor for apparent compliance with these Official Rules; please allow at least 24 to 48 hours for your Entry to be reviewed during the screening process.

The photo submitted with your Entry must comply with the following requirements for file format and size in order to be considered:

Posting of an Entry on the website is not a confirmation, representation or warranty by the Sponsor or any of its representatives that the Entry is compliant with these Rules. Sponsor reserves the right to post your Entry or Entries on the Website and/or via Sponsor’s social media pages/accounts, in its sole and absolute discretion without notification or compensation. Sponsor’s decisions with respect to whether an Entry complies with these Official Rules are final and binding and may be made by Sponsor at any time, whether before, or after, posting. Entries that do not meet the requirements set forth in these Official Rules may not be acknowledged or posted and may be automatically disqualified, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor and/or the Promotion Judges.

The image submitted with your Entry must comply with the following requirements for file format and size in order to be considered:

• Image: pdf, png, jpg or gif up to 3 MB in size.

Automated Entries are prohibited and any such use will cause disqualification. Entrants may not enter with multiple email addresses nor may entrants use any other device or artifice to enter multiple times or as multiple entrants. If it is discovered that you have registered or attempted to register more than ONCE, or that you have attempted to submit Entries using multiple identities or email addresses, all of your Entries will be declared null and void, and any prize you might have been entitled to will not be awarded.

By participating in the Promotion, entrants agree to indemnify and hold Promotion Entities (as defined in Rule #2) harmless from and against any and all claims, demands, actions, causes of action, damages, costs or expenses brought against or suffered or incurred by the Promotion Entities, or any of them, arising out of or in connection with the participation by the entrants in this Promotion, or any breach by the entrants of the foregoing warranties. By participating, entrants agree to these Official Rules and Regulations, which are final and binding in all respects.


Note: If you do not have Internet access via a personal computer, your local library or Internet café may be able to provide access to the Internet and a number of Internet service providers and other companies that offer free email accounts.


The following guidelines set by the Sponsor must be followed for each Entry:

(i) You must own all rights in the Submission and have the right to grant Sponsor a license to use the Submission (including any material embodied in the Submission);

(ii) The Submission must include an image (sketch or other visual representation) and/or a text description of a dog house;

(iii) You must be the legal and registered owner of any dog(s) depicted in the Submission (if applicable);

(iv) The Submission must be suitable for a family audience and contain only content that, in the sole and unfettered discretion of Sponsor, is suitable for a general audience;

(v) The Submission must not, in the sole and unfettered discretion of Sponsor, incorporate any elements of entries submitted by other entrants;

(vi) The Submission cannot be sexually explicit or suggestive, violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group, profane or pornographic, or contain nudity or any inappropriate content;

(vii) The Submission cannot show or promote cruelty, harm, abuse or exploitation of animals;

(viii) Any animals must be depicted in a safe environment;

(ix) The Submission cannot promote alcohol, illegal drugs, depict gambling references or tobacco use, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing), any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous, or any particular political agenda or message;

(x) The Submission cannot be obscene or offensive, defamatory, libelous, threatening, harassing, or endorse any form of hate or hate group;

(xi) The Submission cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about Sponsor, Promotion Entities or their products or other people, products or companies;

(xii) The Submission cannot contain trademarks, logos, copyrighted works, trade dress (such as distinctive packaging or building exteriors/interiors) or any intellectual property owned by others (including but not limited to music, photographs, sculptures, paintings and other works of art or images, published on or in websites, television, movies or other media) other than as owned by entrant or than as authorized by Sponsor for use by entrants in connection with the Promotion;

(xiii) The Submission cannot (in the sole discretion of Sponsor) advertise or promote any brand or product of any kind other than the Sponsor’s, including, but not limited to, any of Sponsor’s competitors, any of Promotion Entities’ competitors, or contain any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names, e-mail addresses or street addresses;

(xiv) The Submission cannot contain materials embodying the likenesses, voices or other indicia identifying any other person, living or dead, unless you have express permission from that person to use their likeness and performance in connection with the Promotion;

(xv) The Submission cannot communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate;

(xvi) You have obtained written permission from each person who is depicted in the Submission, if any, to submit their likeness (or, in the case of minors, the permission of the minor’s parent or legal guardian) for use as described herein and you will provide written proof of such consent upon request; and

(xvii) The Submission cannot violate any law or otherwise be inappropriate; all as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.


If you think that any Entry infringes your intellectual property rights, click here if you wish to report it via online:, or via mail: Law Department, Big Heart Pet Brands, P.O. Box 193575, San Francisco, CA 94119-3575, or via email: ENTRIES POSTED TO THE WEBSITE WERE NOT EDITED BY SPONSOR AND ARE THE VIEWS/OPINIONS OF THE INDIVIDUAL ENTRANT AND DO NOT REFLECT THE VIEWS OF SPONSOR IN ANY MANNER. Any waiver of any obligation hereunder by Sponsor does not constitute a general waiver of any obligation to entrants. Sponsor reserves the right to waive the Entry requirements set forth herein in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, during or upon completion of the Promotion Period, to request that any entrant resubmit his or her Entry which fails to comply with the Entry requirements. By submitting an Entry, you agree that your submission is gratuitous and made without restriction, and will not place Sponsor under any obligation, that Sponsor is free to disclose the Entry and the ideas contained in the Entry on a non-confidential basis to anyone or otherwise use the ideas without any additional compensation to you. Sponsor reserves the right to, and may or may not, monitor/screen Entries prior to posting them to the Website. By entering, you acknowledge that Sponsor has no obligation to use or post any Entry you submit. You acknowledge that, by acceptance of your Entry, Sponsor does not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas previously known to Sponsor, or developed by its employees, or obtained from sources other than you. By submitting an Entry you warrant and represent that it: (a) is your original work, (b) has not been previously published, (c) has not won previous awards, (d) does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity; and (e) that publication of the Entry via various media including Web posting, will not infringe on the rights of any third party. Any such entrant will indemnify and hold harmless, Sponsor and Promotion Entities from any claims to the contrary. Any entrant whose Submission includes likenesses of third parties or contains elements not owned by the entrant (such as, but not limited to, depictions of persons, buildings, trademarks or logos) must be able to provide legal releases for such use including Sponsor’s use of such Submission, in a form satisfactory to Sponsor, upon request, prior to award of prize. All entries become property of Sponsor.

4. CONTEST GRAND PRIZE WINNER DETERMINATION: Between February 2, 2015 and February 23, 2015, (the “Judging Period”), an independent judging organization (the “Promotion Judges”) will judge all eligible Submissions received during the Promotion Period based on the following criteria (each criterion is followed by its maximum score in parentheses): (a) creative content of Submission (40%; score out of 40 points); (b) relevance to the theme of the Promotion (40%; score out of 40 points); and (c) functionality & “dog appeal” (20%; score out of 20 points). The Submission with the highest score (“Potential Contest Grand Prize Winner”) will be eligible, subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, to win the Prize described below (see Rule #6.A.). In the event of a tie, an additional “tie-breaking” Promotion Judge will determine the final Potential Grand Prize Winner based on the criterion described herein. Judges’ decisions are final.

5. SWEEPSTAKES DRAWS: At approximately 2:00 PM CST on the Draw Dates listed below in Rule #6.B., the Promotion Judges will randomly draw one (1) Sweepstakes Entry from that Entry Period for the applicable Sweepstakes Prize from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received for the applicable Entry Period (each a “Potential Sweepstakes Prize Winner”, and if verified “Sweepstakes Prize Winner” or “Prize Winner”) (see Rule #6.B. below for prize details). The odds of winning a Sweepstakes Prize depend on the total number of eligible Sweepstakes Entries received for the applicable Entry Period.

6. PRIZES (13 AVAILABLE): The Prizes available to be won, and approximate retail values (“ARVs”), are:

A. CONTEST GRAND PRIZE (1): Contest Grand Prize Winner will receive: one (1) dream dog house *awarded in the form of a check for $10,000.00.

Total Approximate Retail Value of Contest Grand Prize: $10,000.00


Entry Period (as defined above in Rule #3) Sweepstakes Prize available: Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of Prize: Draw Date:
1 One (1) holiday sweater for pet $70.00 December 15, 2014
2 One (1) dog bed $190.00 December 15, 2014
3 One (1) set of dog bath products and one (1) dog bathing system $60.00 December 15, 2014
4 One (1) dog first aid kit $97.00 December 16, 2014
5 One (1) automatic pet dish $48.00 December 17, 2014
6 One (1) custom treat jar $36.00 December 18, 2014
7 One (1) set of dog stairs $138.00 December 19, 2014
8 One (1) collar with a light $25.00 December 22, 2014
9 One (1) dog activity monitor $130.00 December 22, 2014
10 One (1) set of elegant pet bowls $69.00 December 22, 2014
11 One (1) pet videophone $349.00 December 23, 2014
12 One (1) end table pet crate $350.00 December 24, 2014

Total ARV of all Sweepstakes Prizes available to be won: $1,562.00

Total Approximate Retail Value of all prizes available to be won: $11,562.00.

Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash (if applicable) and must be accepted as awarded, with no substitutions of any kind, except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion. All federal, state, and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes), if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided are each Winner’s responsibility, regardless of whether prize is used in whole or in part. All prize details are at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Unclaimed prizes will not be awarded.

Winners acknowledge that Promotion Entities have not made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize. Any and all warranties and/or guarantees on any prize (if any) are subject to the respective prize supplier therefore, the Winners agree to look solely to such prize supplier for any such warranty and/or guarantee.

7. HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE: Sweepstakes Prizes: Prizes will be mailed to each verified Sweepstakes Prize Winner’s mailing address as provided in the registration process. Potential Contest Grand Prize Winner will be contacted by telephone, mail or email, with instructions on how to be confirmed as a winner and claim the prize. Potential Contest Grand Prize Winner (or parent/legal guardian where applicable) will be required to furnish proof of identification and sign, complete, and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release and W-9 form and, where lawful, a Publicity Release, within seven (7) days of notification or prize may be forfeited. Any prize won by an entrant who is eligible but still considered a minor in his/her state of residence will be awarded to a parent or legal guardian of such minor who must sign and return all required documentation outlined herein and otherwise comply with all requirements imposed on Winner(s) set forth herein. Potential Winners may be required to furnish proof of identification. If any Potential Winner is found to be ineligible, or not in compliance with these Official Rules and Regulations, declines to accept a prize, if Sponsor is unable to contact a Potential Winner within seven (7) business days of first attempting contact, or in the event that a prize notification or prize is returned undeliverable, the prize may be forfeited.

Prizes will be shipped 4 to 6 weeks after verification, which will allow Sponsor to verify every potential Winner’s compliance with these Official Rules. Promotion Entities shall not be held responsible for any change of email address or other contact information of entrants, or for any delays in awarding prizes for any reason outside of their control. Prizes will only be delivered to verified Winners.

By accepting a prize, each Winner (or Winner’s parent/legal guardian if Winner is an eligible minor) consents to the use of his/her name, address (city and state of residence), voice, and statements relating to the Promotion or Sponsor, or other likenesses, without further compensation, notification or permission in any publicity or advertising carried out by Sponsor or any related entities in any and all media now known or hereinafter developed without territorial or time limitation, except where prohibited by law.


8. Ownership/use of Entry: BY SUBMITTING AN ENTRY, ENTRANT ACKNOWLEDGES THAT HIS/HER ENTRY MAY BE POSTED ON SPONSOR’S WEBSITE OR ANY RELATED SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS OR ADVERSTISEMENT WITHOUT NOTIFICATION OR COMPENSATION, IN SPONSOR’S DISCRETION. Submission of an Entry grants Sponsor and its agents an unlimited, worldwide, perpetual, license and right to publish, use, publicly perform, adapt, edit, and/or modify the Entry in any way, in any and all media, without limitation, and without notification or consideration to the entrant.

9. By entering, entrants (i) acknowledge compliance with these Official Rules and Regulations including all eligibility requirements and, (ii) agree to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsor and/or Promotion Judges, made in their sole discretion, which shall be final and binding in all matters relating to this Promotion. All issues of interpretation to be decided by Sponsor. Decisions of Sponsor and judges are final and binding in all matters. Entrants who have not complied with these Official Rules and Regulations are subject to disqualification and all associated Entries will be void.

10. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, damaged, stolen, misdirected, mutilated, garbled, illegible or incomplete submissions of Entries. Proof of transmission (screenshots or captures of Entry, etc.) and/or submission does not constitute proof of delivery. Sponsor’s clock is the official timekeeping device for this Promotion.

11. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant’s registration in the Promotion (and void all associated Entries) or entitlement to a prize, if, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, it determines or suspects that the entrant has attempted to undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion by cheating, hacking, deception, or other fraudulent, deceptive or unfair entry or playing practices (including any Entries generated by script, macro, robotic, programmed, or any other automated means or any other means which subvert the entry process).

12. If a dispute arises regarding who submitted an Entry, the Entry will be deemed to be submitted by the Authorized Account Holder of the email address provided at time of entry and he/she must comply with these Official Rules and Regulations. “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

13. As a condition of entering, entrants (or their parent or legal guardian if an eligible minor) agree: (a) to release Sponsor, Promotion Entities, and each of their officers, directors, employees and agents, from any and all liability, loss or damage incurred with respect to participating in the Promotion or the awarding, receipt, possession, and/or use or misuse of any prize; (b) to comply with all the rules; (c) that under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses; (d) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (e) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, and in no event will entrants be entitled to receive attorneys’ fees and court costs.

14. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the Promotion Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, U.S.A., without regard to California or any other conflicts of law principles. All entrants consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the courts located in San Francisco, California.

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