Enter the Reclaim the Leaf Pile 2023 Contest!

Show off how fun it is to play in the leaves, without the ticks and fleas

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A yellow labrador retriever peeks out from a large leaf pile

Remember that feeling of pure exhilaration when jumping into a big, soft pile of leaves? Let’s do it again. How many opportunities do we have to go outside and throw around some of nature’s colorful confetti? Plus, it turns yard cleanup into fun quality time with those we love.

Unfortunately, a lot of people avoid leaf piles because they can be riddled with ticks and fleas. Even though it’s the fall, ticks and fleas remain active through near freezing temperatures. They prefer shady, moist, and cool areas – and love to be in the leaves. Plus, a single tick bite can cause issues and one flea can quickly multiply to hundreds, so it’s best to avoid these bugs in the first place.

Thankfully, Wondercide brings back the joy of playing in the leaves by protecting pets, people, and yards with plant-powered sprays, plus spot ons and collars for pets. Now we can reclaim those leaf piles again!

15% off fall essentials! A win-win for all!

Save 15% on insect repellents for pets, family, home, and yard (prep those leaf piles!). Shop with coupon code LEAFPILE and get the savings 10/20/23 - 11/20/23 while the contest is live. Get all your leaf pile essentials:

Show us your leaf piles! Enter the Reclaim the Leaf Pile photo and video contest.

Wondercide and @DogNamedStella want you to go play in the leaves with confidence, and show us how much fun it is. Wondercide’s Reclaim the Leaf Pile Contest runs from October 20 - November 20, 2023 with finalists announced on November 24, 2023.

Voting happens in social where we’ll count up the likes and comments on each entry to help us decide who takes home the grand prize. The winner of the contest will be announced on November 29.

Enter your leaf play pictures or videos for a chance to win prizes including the grand prize worth approximately over $1,000.

How to enter:

Once you’re protected by Wondercide, you’re ready to leap, peep, and tweet! There are two ways to enter:

  1. SOCIAL: Use the hashtag #ReclaimTheLeafPile and tag us: @wondercide on Meta/Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, or Twitter. @wondercideatx on TikTok.
  2. ONLINE: Enter via our contest page here.

The contest terms and conditions are here.

Prizes! Weekly winners! Grand prize is worth over $1,000.

Reclaim the Leaf Pile Grand Prize Valued at over $1000

The contest is brimming with prizes – 43 winners in all! There will be 10 weekly winners, 2 runner ups, and 1 grand prize winner who will be announced November 29. Enter now for your chance to win!

Prizes for one lucky grand prize winner. Valued over $1,000.

  • Solo Stove smokeless bonfire essentials fire pit bundle with tools
  • Yeti® Roadie® 24 hard cooler in white
  • REI Co-op Camp Blanket in Ryegrass Green
  • Williams Sonoma glow-in-the dark, extendable skewers for s’mores & more
  • Flea & Tick Yard + Garden ready-to-use spray and 32 oz refill
  • Insect Repellent for family in all four scents (Cedarwood, Lemongrass, Peppermint, and Rosemary)
  • Repel soap for family
  • Flea & Tick Pets + Home 16 oz in Cedarwood scent
  • NEW! Flying Insect Trap starter kit
  • Indoor Pest Control 32 oz in Lemongrass
  • The prizes from being a weekly winner!
Explore all the Wondercide goodies in prize pack here.

    Prizes for two runners up. Valued over $250.

    Reclaim the Leaf Pile Runner Up Prize Valued at over $250
    • Solo Stove Mesa tabletop fire pit
    • Williams Sonoma glow-in-the dark, extendable skewers for s’mores & more
    • Flea & Tick Yard + Garden ready-to-use spray and 32 oz refill
    • Insect Repellent for family in all four scents: (Cedarwood, Lemongrass, Peppermint, and Rosemary)
    • The prizes from being a weekly winner!
    Explore all the Wondercide goodies in prize pack here.

      Prizes for 10 weekly winners each week of the contest. Valued over $100.

      Reclaim the Leaf Pile Weekly Winner Prize Valued at over $100
      • Doggie bag double sided tote
      • Flea & Tick Pets + Home 4 oz bottles in all four scents: (Cedarwood, Lemongrass, Peppermint, and Rosemary)
      • NEW! Flying Insect Trap starter kit and refill pack
      Explore all the Wondercide goodies in prize pack here.

        When it’s happening:

        • October 20 - November 20, 2022: Enter to win!
        • November 24: Finalists for the grand prize announced.
        • Finalist pics/video posted to our social channels. Vote for your fave by liking and commenting.
        • November 29: Grand prize winner will be announced!

        Last year’s winner, @theoddquad:


        Look at that epic double jump! Twice the fun.

        Inspiration from the pros, @DogNamedStella:

        Stella and Mabel show their moves. They're wondering: "What will you do?"

        A yellow lab jumps into a big pile of leaves with trees in the background

        Stella jumps into a leaf pile with glee. Look at that air time!

        A yellow lab peeps out from a tall pile of leaves with fall trees in the background

        Stella’s happy place is outside with her pack, rolling in the leaves and taking in the cooler fall air. She wants you to know how much fun it is!

        Safety tips for playing in leaves:

        Let’s go over some safety tips for playing in the leaves. Grab your rake and gather your family, friends, and fur-babies. It’s time for some care-free fun in the leaves. Remember to use discount code LEAFPILE at checkout to save 15% on the featured products.

        • Treat your yard. Before the leaves fall and while they are falling, treat your yard with Flea & Tick Yard + Garden spray. The spray will kill, repel, and prevent fleas and ticks. Use as needed to keep fleas and ticks out of your backyard fun.
        • Treat the leaf pile. For added peace of mind, before you rake and after, treat the leaves and the pile you build with a quick spray of Flea & Tick Yard + Garden.
        • Use Insect Repellent spray on yourself and the family. Use a repellent on your skin so ticks don’t want to bite or hang out. Wondercide’s Insect Repellent will repel ticks and mosquitoes. Like everything else, it’s lab proven to work. Re-apply every hour or as needed.
        • Use flea & tick prevention on your pets. Protect your pets with Flea & Tick Pets + Home spray. For an added layer of protection, choose Flea & Tick Collar or Spot On.
        • Wear proper clothing. Wear long sleeves and long pants. Tuck your pants into your socks or shoes, which will help prevent the ticks from finding your skin.
        • Pick the right location for your piles. Keep leaf piles off sidewalks and streets to prevent hazards. This will help drivers on the road keep a clear view, and it will help prevent children from playing too close to the road. Plus, the soft ground makes for better landings.
        • Keep an eye on the piles. Always supervise children and pets while they play in the leaves. Make sure they stay away from car traffic, and know where they’re at the entire time.
        • Perform a tick check. Give yourself and your family a check after you spend time outdoors. On the family, pay particular attention to the inside of the belly button, under arms, on the back of knees, in and around hair, and around the waist. On pets, pay a little more attention to the belly, in between the toes, near the ears, and around the tail. A tick could be the size of a poppy seed. Use a magnifying glass if needed.
        Happy, safe leafing from your friends at Wondercide. Can’t wait to see what you share! We’re smiling already.