Contest Rules 2019

Photo submission dates: Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 12:00am CST through Friday, May 31, 2018 11:59pm CST.

Chuck & Don’s team members at each store will vote for their store’s happiest pet by Friday, June 10. One winner per store. Store winners will be notified directly by the individual Chuck & Don’s stores after a winner is chosen.

All store winners will be announced on Chuck & Don's website in June.

Please read our Terms of Use and Rules (“Rules”) carefully before participating in the contest, sponsored by Chuck & Don’s Pet Food & Supplies (“Chuck & Don’s”) and its parent company, Independent Pet Partners (IPP).

Complete the online submission form at Chuck & Don’s

A.  Complete the following required information:

  1. Your name
  2. Pet name(s)
  3. Phone number
  4. Email
  5. Address
  6. City
  7. State
  8. Zip/postal code
  9. If you work at Chuck & Don's
  10. Instagram account (optional)

B.  Upload your pet’s photo (in JPG format at least 1.5 MB per photo but not more than 4 MB)

  1. NOTE: Photos under 1.5 MB are accepted but may not be included in marketing materials as photos under 1.5MB are not easily reproduced.

C.  Check the box that indicates you have read and agree to the Contest Rules, and are the sole owner and copyright holder of the photo(s) and information you submit.


Each Chuck & Don’s store will have a winner. Winner receives a $25 Chuck & Don’s gift card. Winners will select an animal rescue organization from a predetermined list to receive a $25 Chuck & Don’s gift card.


No purchase necessary to enter or win. Participation in this Contest is online through Chuck & Don’s

  1. Your name
    Pet name(s)
    Phone number
    Zip/postal code
    Favorite Chuck  & Don's location
    If you work at Chuck & Don's
    Instagram account (optional)

Contest participants must be at least 18 years of age and legal residents of the United States at the time of entry. Winners must reside within the service area of a Chuck & Don’s location – no prize substitutions will be made. Incomplete submissions are ineligible.

By participating in the Contest, you agree that: (1)

  1. You have read and understand the Rules.
  2. You meet the Contest eligibility requirements as explained in the Rules.
  3. You are bound by the Rules published at Chuck & Don’s and Chuck & Don’s Conditions of Use, Legal Notices and Privacy Policy as published at
  4. You unconditionally accept and agree to comply with and abide by the Rules and the decisions of Chuck & Don’s.
    1. All decisions with regard to accepting photos for submission and final winners are at the sole discretion of Chuck & Don’s and are final.
  5. Submissions by the same individual are not eligible for multiple prizes (one winning entry per individual).
  6. The Rules shall be legally binding on you and your legal representatives, heirs, successors, and assigns.

Persons in the following categories are NOT eligible to participate in or win prizes in the Contest: Chuck & Don’s employees, directors, affiliate companies, subsidiaries, business partners, and family members of employees of Chuck & Don’s. Void where prohibited.

Prize Details   

Subject to these Rules, the following prizes will be awarded (“Prize” or “Prizes”) and all values are in U.S. dollars:

Each Chuck & Don’s store will have a winner. Winner receives a $25 Chuck & Don’s gift card. Winners will select an animal rescue organization from a predetermined list to receive a $25 Chuck & Don’s gift card.

(See “Voting and How the Winners are Determined” below.)

How to Enter

To enter the Contest, submit your photos at Chuck & Don’s between May 1, 2019 at 12:00am CST, and May 31, 2019 at 11:59pm CST. You may also enter the Contest by submitting your paper photo copy at any Chuck & Don’s store. You can enter as many pets as you like–you can even submit separate photos featuring more than one pet. Just be sure to submit photos separately. In each submission, you must complete all required information fields. Only complete entries will be accepted.

Chuck & Don’s is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, stolen, misdirected, or illegible entries (for more information, see “Liability and Force Majeure” below), and entries will only be accepted through Chuck & Don’s Once submitted, you cannot edit or delete your entry from the Contest. Chuck & Don’s may remove any photo from the Contest at any time for any reason.

NOTE: Entrants may be required to provide Chuck & Don’s with proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the entry. If a dispute cannot be resolved to Chuck & Don’s satisfaction, the entry will be deemed ineligible. Entries made by any other individual or any entity, and/or originating at any other web site or e-mail address, including commercial sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering service sites, will be declared invalid and disqualified from this Contest. The use of any device to automate the entry process is prohibited.

Voting and How the Winners are Determined

By June 10, 2019 Chuck & Don’s team members at each store will vote for their store’s happiest pet. The individual store will notify the winner.

All store winners will be announced at during June.

Use of Submitted Photos and Information

By entering into this Contest, you warrant that you are the owner of the pet in the photo and the sole owner and copyright holder of the photo(s) and information you submit; that these items do not infringe any intellectual property rights of any individual or entity, including the photographer who took the photo(s) you have submitted; and that these items do not contain any material that otherwise violates any criminal prohibition.

You grant Chuck & Don’s, its employees, IPP and any of IPP's subsidiaries, agents, personnel, assigns, licensees, successors in interest, and legal representatives, an irrevocable and perpetual and royalty free right to use your photo(s), information and name (first name and/or last name or any fictional name you provided with your entry) or likeness, in all forms and in all media and in all manners, without any restriction or notice as to changes or alterations for any advertising, promotion, publicity, or any other lawful purposes.

Your photo(s) and information may be altered for the purposes of proper publication at the website, or other online social media sites in connection with this Contest. You waive any claims you may have based on any usage of your photo(s) and information and release Chuck & Don’s from any and all liability related to distribution, publication, and dissemination of these items, including publication on the Internet. You waive all moral or integrity rights with respect to the photo(s) you have entered into this Contest.

Chuck & Don’s is not liable or responsible for any content provided by users of this Contest and Chuck & Don’s websites. Chuck & Don’s will not sell the rights in your photo(s) or information to any third party.

In consideration for publicity, and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the undersigned (the Personality) hereby irrevocably consents to the unlimited use by Chuck & Don’s Pet Food & Supplies, and its affiliates and parent company, IPP and any of IPP's subsidiaries, of his/her name, image, likeness, voice, signature, statements and quotes, and all of his/her other personal or commercial attributes or identifying features (each, a Likeness).

Chuck & Don’s may use a Likeness for any purpose and on or in connection with any tangible or intangible goods, products, or services and related packaging, promotional, marketing, advertising, and other materials (the Products); and in any form or medium now existing or later developed, including without limitation, website graphics, digital images, photographs, catalogues, text, illustrations, caricatures, animation, documentation, DVDs, films, videotapes, and sound recordings (the Media). Chuck & Don’s shall be the exclusive owner of all right, title, and interest in and to the Products and the Media, including without limitation, all right, title, and interest in and to any related patents, copyrights, trademarks and service marks, and all other proprietary rights. The Personality expressly consents to Chuck & Don’s’ right to use a Likeness as a trademark or service mark, and expressly consents to Chuck & Don’s’ right to register a Likeness in the United States Office of Patents and Trademarks and in similar offices or agencies located in other jurisdictions or countries.

Upon the request of Chuck & Don’s, the Personality shall provide Chuck & Don’s with digital images or sound recordings of a Likeness having such features and characteristics as may be reasonably requested by Chuck & Don’s, or, in the alternative, shall make himself/herself available to Chuck & Don’s to enable Chuck & Don’s to create such digital images or sound recordings. The Personality hereby waives any and all rights of publicity, rights of privacy, and character rights associated with Chuck & Don’s’ use of a Likeness. Chuck & Don’s may, in its sole discretion, and without providing notice to or receiving consent from the Personality, modify, change, adapt, or otherwise alter a Likeness.

Chuck & Don’s may transfer the rights granted to it pursuant to this Consent without providing notice to or receiving the consent of the Personality. This Consent does not in any respect obligate Chuck & Don’s to use or commercially exploit the Likeness. The Personality warrants that he/she is authorized to execute this Consent and that his/her performance of his/her obligations under this Consent will not result in a breach or violation of any other agreement. Upon the request of Chuck & Don’s, the Personality shall take such actions and execute such documents as Chuck & Don’s determines to be necessary in furtherance of this Consent and Chuck & Don’s’ rights obtained under this Consent. The invalidity of any portion of this Consent shall not affect the enforceability of the remainder of this Consent. This Consent shall be governed by the laws of the State of Minnesota.

In the case of the Personality being a minor.

The undersigned, the parent and/or legal guardian of the Personality referenced above, hereby agrees to this Consent on behalf of the Personality, and further agrees that the Personality shall be bound by the provisions of this Consent.

Other Restrictions

Prizes will be awarded only to winners who have fully complied with these Rules. Prizes are non-assignable, non-transferable and void if sold or auctioned. No cash alternative or substitution of a prize winning will be allowed. Prizes may not be used with any other offer, coupon, or discount. Prize recipients shall be solely responsible for all sales tax and income tax, as may be applicable to the prize, and all other costs incurred in using the prize.

Liability and Force Majeure

Each person who enters the Contest does so at his/her own risk. By participating in the Contest, each entrant (1) hereby releases and agrees to hold Chuck & Don’s harmless from and against any and all costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including, without limitation, death and bodily injury, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, to participation in the Contest or any Contest-related activity, or the receipt, use or misuse of any Prize; and (2) acknowledges that Chuck & Don’s has not made any warranty, representation, condition, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any Prize, and HEREBY SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Chuck & Don’s assumes, and shall have, no responsibility for any damage to an entrant’s computer system that is directly or indirectly caused by accessing or downloading content from any website or otherwise submitting electronic mail to Chuck & Don’s and participating in the Contest, or for any computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions, or other errors, failures, dropped or delayed computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical in nature.

Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Chuck & Don’s is not responsible for incomplete, illegible, misdirected, late, lost, damaged, stolen, or postage-due entries or redemption documents; or for lost, interrupted, inaccessible or unavailable networks, servers, satellites, Internet Service Providers, websites or other connections; or for miscommunications, failed, jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected computer, telephone or cable transmissions; or for any technical malfunctions, failures, or difficulties, printing errors, clerical, typographical or other error in the offering or announcement of any prize or in any prize notification documents, or other errors of any kind or nature; or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture any information.

Chuck & Don’s reserves the right, without prior notice and at any time, to terminate the Contest, in whole or in part, or modify or suspend the Contest in any way, if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Contest is technically impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions have corrupted, destroyed or severely undermined the administration, security, fairness, integrity and/or feasibility of the Contest.

In the event Chuck & Don’s is prevented from awarding prizes or continuing with the Contest as contemplated herein by any event beyond their control, including but not limited to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, fire, flood, natural or man made epidemic of health of other means, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared) or any federal state or local government law, order, or regulation, public health crisis (e.g. SARS), order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within Chuck & Don’s control (each a “Force Majeure” event or occurrence), Chuck & Don’s shall have the right to cancel, terminate, modify, suspend or extend the Contest.

If the Contest is terminated, in whole or in part, before the designated end date, Chuck & Don’s may select winners (or the remaining winners, as the case may be) from all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the date of the event giving rise to the termination.

Only the type and quantity of prizes described in these Rules will be awarded. Any prizes that are not duly claimed in accordance with these Rules will not be awarded.

Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage the Contest or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, is in violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Chuck & Don’s reserves the right to disqualify the applicable individual and seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.

The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. Headings and captions are used in these Rules solely for ease of reference, and shall not be deemed to affect in any manner the meaning or intent of these Rules or any provision hereof. These Rules cannot be modified or amended in any way except in writing by a duly authorized representative of Chuck & Don’s.

Governing Law and Venue/Jurisdiction

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Rules or the rights and obligations of participants or Chuck & Don’s in connection with the Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Minnesota in the United States without regard to conflict or choice of law provisions or international treaties or conventions. Participants specifically agree to the venue and jurisdiction being exclusively in the federal and state courts situated in Washington County in the State of Minnesota, United States.

Access to Contest Rules

These official Contest Rules will be posted online only at Chuck & Don’s


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