Blogathon 2010 Contest Rules

We’re giving away lots of prizes during the Blogathon 2010 where Dr. Laci and Dr. Jed write a blog every hour for 24 hours starting Saturday, November 13th at 8AM.

The prizes:

One Break-Fast-Bowl Dog food bowl

5 Fido Friendly Magazine Subscriptions

Two A Dog’s Life books by W. Bruce Cameron!

What do I win?  You will win one of the prizes above depending on what is being given away in the blog post.

How do you win? Simply reply/comment to posts following and tell us what purpose a dog has in your life. A few words or a paragraph, just tell us.

When does it start and end? The contest starts November 13th @ 8AM Pacific Time. The contest ends at November 15th at 11:59 pm Pacific time zone on Tuesday. VetLIVE staff and their families are not eligible to win.

What are the odds of winning?  The odds of winning are dependent on the number of replies/comments on each post for each prize.

Can my friends and family play? Sure! The more the merrier. Spread the word and make your voice heard. One entry per person per post.

How do I know if I won? Winner will be notified and announced on the VetLIVE blog within 5 days of contest closing date. Winner must provide name and mailing address so we can ship you the prizes.

Rules and Regulations of the Contest:

No Purchase Necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited by law. Just follow the Official Rules below for all the details.
1. Can I Participate?
This contest is open to all residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia and Canada who are eighteen (18) years or older as of  11/13/10, except as provided in Paragraph 6 below.
2. How Do I Enter?
The contest begins at on 11/13/10 and the contest ends at 11:59 pm Pacific time zone on Tuesday, 11/15/10. All entries must be made in response to this blog post.
Online Method: To enter this contest via the Internet go to: and reply to the post as described to submit your entry Online. Entries must be received by 11:59 PM Pacific time zone on Tuesday, 11/15/10, to be eligible to win.
3. What Can I Win?
See above.
4. How Do I Win?
Winning entry will be drawn at random within 5 days of contest close. Prize winner will be determined by a random drawing. The drawing will carried out by a random number generator in Microsoft Excel. In the case of the Fido Friendly Magazine Posts, “A Dog’s Purpose” post, the Dog-Bowl Giveaway post, and the Grand Prize post, the winner will be chosen by the quality of their reply as specified on the blog post. All expenses and incidentals not mentioned above are the responsibility of the winners. Judging will take place by employees. No substitution or transfer of prize or cash redemption is permitted, but VetLIVE and/or sponsors may, at its option, substitute cash value or another prize it believes is of equal or greater value. Taxes are the responsibility of each winner. Odds of winning each prize will be determined by the number of eligible entries received. All prizes will be awarded.
5. How Do I Find Out If I Won?
Prize winners will be notified by within approximately 5 days after the date of the drawing. If a potential winner declines to accept the prize, forfeits the prize, has violated any contest rule, does not respond to award notification by the date listed on notification, or is found to be ineligible, the winner will be disqualified. Winners hereby release VetLIVE and sponsors and its employees, affiliates, agents, and representatives from all liability and responsibility of any kind which is related in any way to the prize (including without limitation any property loss, damage, personal injury or death) and consent to the use of their names and likenesses for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. Prize winners may be required to sign a Liability/Publicity Release.
6. Who Cannot Participate?
Employees of  VetLIVE and sponsors and their immediate families, and persons living in the same household as such employees, and persons associated with VetLIVE’s and sponsor advertising and promotion agencies.
7. General Conditions.
Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia and Canada. Void where prohibited by law. This contest is subject to all applicable Federal, State and local laws and regulations. By entering the contest, each entrant agrees to be bound by these rules and the decisions of VetLIVE and sponsors, whose decisions are final and binding in all respects.
8. How Do I Obtain a Winners List?
Winner will be announced on the blog on date indicated.
9. How Will Disputes Be Handled?
Each entrant agrees that:
A. Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved by binding arbitration. If the parties cannot agree on an arbitrator, each party shall select one arbitrator and both arbitrators shall then select a third. The third arbitrator so selected shall arbitrate said dispute. The arbitration shall be governed by the rules of the American Arbitration Association then in force and effect;
B. Any and all claims, judgments, damages and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and
C. Under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and each entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, and consequential damages, and any other damages (other than actual out-of-pocket expenses), and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.
D. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and VetLIVE and sponsors in connection with this contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Idaho, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Idaho.
10. Who Is The Sponsor Of This Contest?
This promotion is sponsored by, LLC. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel this contest at any time and substitute another in its place.