Pet Photo Contest Official Rules


Promotion – The 2015 Acme Fresh Market Pet Photo Contest sponsored by Nestle Purina begins on Thursday, April 2, 2015 and ends on Thursday, April 30, 2015. By participating in the contest, each participant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Acme Fresh Market.

Entry – To enter log on to between Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 6:00am EST and Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 5:00pm EST. Consumers that do not own a computer and want to submit an entry can do so by utilizing free computer access provided at their local library or by mailing a 3”x5” card with their first and last name, complete address, telephone number including area code, email address, Acme Fresh Market savings card number, and the category they are entering along with a color pet photo – no larger than a 5” x 7” to Pet Photo Contest, Acme Fresh Market, PO Box 1910, Akron, OH 44309-1910. Mail-in entries must be received by Thursday, April 30, 2015. If you don’t see your entry in the photo gallery within one week of mailing it – – Notify our contest representative at 330.733.2263 ext. 55299. Limit of one entry per person per category. All mail-in entries become the property of Acme Fresh Market and Nestle Purina and will not be returned.

Altered or inappropriate pictures will be removed and disqualified. In the event that a picture is duplicated in a category, the original picture will be kept – any additional pictures will be removed and votes will be disqualified.

Participant acknowledges and agrees that professional photographs taken by a photographer who was paid to take such photographs are not eligible. In addition, submissions may not have been previously published, may not have won previous awards, and must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity.

Participation in this contest automatically authorizes Acme Fresh Market to use the contact information that you provide for future promotional events or offers.

All entries become the property of Acme Fresh Market and Nestle Purina and will not be returned. Acme Fresh Market and Nestle Purina are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, incomplete, illegible or damaged mail or e-mail that results from any source – technical, hardware or software, malfunctions, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, inaccurate, garbled or delayed entries or other communications or other technical problems related to the contest or entries.

Entries will be disqualified if Acme Fresh Market determines, at its sole discretion, that entrants have attempted to or have tampered with the entry process or the operation of the contest in any way.

Eligibility – Open only to legal Ohio residents who are 18 years old or older as of the date of entry. Nestle’ Purina and its parent companies, affiliates, advertising and promotional agencies and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents and members of their immediate families and people living in the same household of each are not eligible.

Voting – One vote per photo per IP address per day per category is allowed. Use of internet voting sites is strictly prohibited. Voting is open from Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 6:00am EST through Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 5:00pm EST.

Selection – From the top ten (10) photos that receive the most votes in each category in the pet photo gallery by 11:00pm on Thursday, April 30, 2015, one (1) winner will be randomly selected. Entrants are only eligible to win in ONE of the four categories. Acme Fresh Market will notify the winners on or about May 8, 2015 by phone, email, or by mail using the contact information provided at the time of entry. All decisions made by Acme Fresh Market are final and binding.

Prizes – Each winner will receive 12 Purina Pet Product Vouchers valued at up to $30 each. Vouchers are valid for one month each; must be used in one transaction; and are redeemable only at Acme Fresh Market for Purina Pet Food/Treats and/or Tidy Cat Litter. Vouchers will be collected by the cashier upon redemption. The total prize value is up to/not to exceed $360.00 per winner for the year. Winners will pick up their vouchers at their local Acme Fresh Market and will need to show their Ohio Driver’s License or Ohio State ID as proof of identity. No prize substitutions or cash equivalent, except at the sole discretion of the sponsor if an advertised prize becomes unavailable. Prizes are non-transferable. Only the original vouchers will be accepted. Copies or facsimiles are considered null and void. Vouchers have no cash value and will not be replaced if lost/stolen. Any balance not redeemed is forfeited by winner. Vouchers will not be accepted after their expiration date.

General – Acme Fresh Market has the right to cancel, terminate or modify this Contest if it cannot be completed as planned due to computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, technical failures, or other conditions beyond our control, and to randomly select one winner from the top ten (10) photos based on popular vote received on or before the termination date. Acme Fresh Market is not responsible for any failure to contact entrants, whether due to technical or human error. By accepting a prize, each winner consents to the use of his/her name, photograph, and likeness for advertising, trade, and promotional purposes without additional compensation in all media, including promotional materials for future contests.

Liability – I hereby release The Fred W. Albrecht Grocery Company dba Acme Fresh Market and Nestle Purina and all of their officers and employees from liability for any and all claims, charges, lawsuits and liability arising from my participation in the 2015 Acme Fresh Market Pet Photo Contest!”

Winner’s List – The winners will be announced on the Acme Fresh Market Website and Facebook page on or about May 8, 2015.