Pet Costume Contest



Presented by K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc. - No Purchase Necessary

HOW TO ENTER:  Pet owner must register online at and upload a photo of the pet (no larger than 800 pixels wide or 2mg). Contest entries will also be accepted by mail-in.  You may enter between the dates of October 15, 2012 through November 3, 2012. Handprint in ink on a 3x5 card or Official Food City ValuCard Sweepstakes Entry Form (available at participating Food City Stores, while supplies last) your name, address, daytime, and evening phone numbers and mail in an envelope along with your “Chuck Wagon Costume Contest” Pet Photo with postage affixed to: Food City “Chuck Wagon Costume Contest” Pet Photo Contest, P.O. Box 129, Abingdon, VA 24212.  Pictures must not be larger than 5”x7”. Entrants may enter as many pets as they wish, however, please limit one entry per stamped envelope. All entries must be hand printed.  No mass or mechanically reproduced entries accepted.  All mail-in entries must be postmarked by November 2, 2012 and received by Food City no later than November 5, 2012.  Improper, incomplete, mutilated, illegible or mechanically reproduced entries will be disqualified.  No responsibility is assumed for lost, late, damaged, delayed, postage-due or misdirected mail-in entries or for electronic, network, computer/scanner failures, or malfunctions, or for cards scanned incorrectly, or other technical, mechanical, electronic or human errors of any kind in the automatic entry process.  Entries become the property of K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc. and will not be returned.

On or about November 12, 2012, a panel of judges will choose finalists from the eligible entries received. Twenty-two (22) finalists will be selected from all photos entered.  Finalist photos will be posted on the Food City Facebook page on or about November 13, 2012, and fans will be allowed to “like” these photos. The photo with the most “likes” from each the Tri-Cities group and the Knoxville group will be selected as the grand-prize-winners, and will receive the year’s supply of Chuck Wagon dog food. Sponsors are not liable for any potential winner’s failure to respond to sponsors’ notification, whether or not sponsors’ notification telephone call successfully reaches the potential winner, for any reason, including incorrect number, telecommunications failure, power outage, and electronic disruption of any form. Decisions of the Sponsors, acting as judges, are final on all sweepstakes matters. Winners will be contacted by mail or phone.

PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES:  (20) Twenty winners (10 from the Tri-Cities and 10 from the Knoxville area) will each receive a $25.00 Food City Gift Card.  (2) Two grand-prize-winners (1 from the Tri-Cities and 1 from the Knoxville area) will receive a year’s supply of Chuck Wagon Dog Food. Grand-prize-winners will receive 2 coupons each month for one year good for one free bag of Chuck Wagon Dog Food ($340.00 Value). Total ARV of prizes: $1,180.00.

ELIGIBILITY:  To be eligible to participate, you must be a legal resident of Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, or North Carolina and 18 years or older at the time of entry.

GENERAL CONDITIONS:  No cash redemption, substitution or transfer of prizes permitted, except sponsors (K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc., Del Monte Pet and Waggin’ Train reserve the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value if the advertised prize(s) are unavailable.  All federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winners.  Void where prohibited by law.  All federal, state and local laws/regulations apply.  Winner will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility/liability and publicity release form (as required by law), prior to acceptance and use of prize package.  Noncompliance within seven (7) days of date of notice will result in disqualification and an alternate winner(s) will be selected.  Failure to respond to prize notification or return of prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification, and an alternate winner(s) will be selected.  Winner must consent (and confirm such consent in writing) to the use of their name, voice, picture or other likeness without compensation for promotional purposes in all media as determined by Sponsors except for residents of TN and where prohibited by law. By participating in this promotion, entrants agree to be bound by these official rules and the decisions of the judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects.  The winners agree to release, hold harmless, and forever discharge K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc., Food City, Food City Distribution Center, Del Monte Pet, Waggin’ Train, and their distributors, employees, directors, officers, affiliates, subsidiaries, judging agency, and/or advertising/public relations agencies from any and all claims, demands, losses and liabilities, of any nature whatsoever, which they may now or hereafter assert, including but not limited to, claims for injury, death, or illness arising out of or claimed to be arising out of contest entry, prize acceptance, or use/misuse of the aforesaid prize.  Sponsors are not responsible for incorrect Food City ValuCard data, technical malfunction of computer hardware/software, or technical failures of any kind, including error in entry submission, whether human, mechanical or electronic.  

For the names of the prize-winners in this sweepstakes, which will be available after November 14, 2011, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with a written request to FOOD CITY “Furry Fans” Pet Photo Contest P.O. Box 129, Abingdon, VA 24212.


The Sponsor of this promotion is K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc. [P.O. Box 129, Abingdon, VA 24212]