Reclaim the Leaf Pile 2022 with @DogNamedStella

Show off how fun it is to play in the leaves – Stella says please

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Reclaim the Leaf Pile 2022 with @DogNamedStella

As children, we all remember the brisk air, crisp crinkle of fall leaves – and the excitement of launching ourselves into leaf piles just as soon as they were stacked up. There’s a reason jumping in the leaves is such a fond memory from our childhood. It’s good for the soul and makes us happy. How many opportunities do we have to go outside and throw around some of nature’s colorful confetti? It turns yard cleanup into fun quality time with those we love.

Unfortunately, a lot of  people now avoid leaf piles because they can be an ideal environment for ticks and fleas. Although fall’s cooler weather brings some relief from summer bugs, ticks and fleas remain active through near freezing temperatures. They prefer shady, moist, and cool areas – and love to be in the leaves. A single tick bite can transmit a number of diseases, so the best way to stay healthy is to avoid being bitten in the first place. 

Thankfully, when used as directed, Wondercide products have made it safer for us to play in the leaves, just like we did when we were kids. So we can reclaim those leaf piles again! We want you to go play in the leaves with confidence, and show us how much fun it is. Enter your leaf play pictures or videos in our Reclaim the Leaf Pile Contest! We have several categories, so no matter how you like to play, there’s a category for you. 

“Outta the car, open the door, I run, run, run, run, spring off, jump high, middle dive I split that big leaf pile right in two – whoooo, hooooo– now I want to see if you can post some video for me to watch too,” says Stella, leaf peeping and leaping expert, @DogNamedStella

Show us your leaf piles!

This is exciting, bringing back the joy of playing in the leaves for new generations while combining smart flea-and-tick repellency and prevention. We think that’s worth celebrating. Show us your pictures or videos of fun in the fall leaves. 

Wondercide’s Reclaim the Leaf Pile Contest runs from October 20 - November 20, 2022 with finalists for the grand prize announced on November 21. Voting for the grand prize winner will go through November 30 and the winner will be chosen and announced on December 1.

During the contest, save 15% on bug sprays for pets, people, and your yard so you can prep those leaf piles and get rid of the pests. Visit our contest page and shop. Your discount will be auto applied at checkout.

Prizes! Weekly winners!

We’ll choose five random winners each week of the contest that will get a free Wondercide tote bag and 20% off any order.

Four finalists will win a prize pack valued at $280 retail.

Finalists will be chosen, one in each category:

  • Best doggo or kitty  jump (video or photo)
  • Best kiddo jump  (video or photo)
  • Best family moment  (video or photo) 
  • Best pic or video that makes us smile out loud (video or photo)


    Finalists win:


    One lucky grand prize winner will also win the ultimate backyard experience valued at approximately $1,500 retail.


    How to enter:

    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.

          Official Rules
          Wondercide Reclaim The Leaf Pile Contest
          Official Rules and Terms & Conditions
          1. PROMOTION DESCRIPTION: The "Reclaim the Leaf Pile" contest begins at 12:00 AM Central Standard Time (“CST”) on October 20, 2022, and ends at 11:59:59 PM CST on November 20, 2022 (the ”Promotion Period”). The database clock of Sponsor (defined below) shall be the official timekeeper for this Sweepstakes.
          2. ELIGIBILITY: The Promotion is open only to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia, who are eighteen (18) years or older (except in Alabama and Nebraska, nineteen (19) years, and twenty-one (21) in Mississippi) as of the date of entry (“Entrant”). Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Promotion is not open to residents of any non-state U.S. Territories (including American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) and any Entry or Entries by residents of non-state U.S. Territories shall be void. Employees, officers, and directors of Wondercide LLC (“Sponsor”), and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, retailers, sales representatives, and advertising and promotion agencies and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, ”Promotion Entities”), their immediate families (parents, step-parents, legal guardians, children, step ­children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and person living in the same households as such individuals at least three months a year (whether related or not) are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. By participating in the Sweepstakes, each Entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and Terms & Conditions and to the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited or restricted by law.
          3. PRIZES
          4 finalists will win a prize pack valued at $280 retail.
          Finalists will be chosen, one in each category:
          Best doggo or kitty jump (video or photo)
          Best kiddo jump (video or photo)
          Best family moment (video or photo)
          Best pic or video that makes us smile out loud (video or photo)
          Finalists win:
          Eco-friendly outdoor blanket from Rumpl in Forest Fade for all those backyard bonding moments
          Wondercide Flea & Tick Yard + Garden refill kit to keep the good times going in the yard
          Wondercide Insect Repellent in each scent: cedarwood, lemongrass, rosemary, and peppermint
          Wondercide 4oz Flea & Tick Pets + Home in each scent: cedarwood, lemongrass, rosemary, and peppermint
          1 lucky grand prize winner will also win the ultimate backyard experience valued at approximately $1,600 retail.
          Yukon 2.0 Solo stove Essentials bundle with Fire Pit Tools
          Yeti Tundra® 35 cooler
          A $100 gift card to Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s to buy campfire goodies
          If the winner is from one of the following states to which Wondercide does not ship pest control products, the winner will have the option to select alternative products of equal value to replace pest control products featured in the prizes: Indiana, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and New Mexico. The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize represents the Sponsor's good faith determination. That determination is final and binding and cannot be appealed. If the actual value of the prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash. The Approximate Retail Value of the Grand Prize is $1,500.The Grand Prize (or portion thereof) cannot be transferred, redeemed for cash, or substituted. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to award a substitute prize of equal or greater value if a prize described in these Official Rules and Terms & Conditions is unavailable or cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, for any reason. The sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prize items. Delivery of the Grand Prize will be made approximately three (3) to five (5) weeks after the Sweepstakes has ended and is subject to the shipping time frames of vendors from which some prizes will be directly shipped.. All federal, state, and/or local taxes, fees, and surcharges are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize winner (“Winner”). Failure to comply with these Official Rules and Terms & Conditions will result in forfeiture of the Grand Prize.
          4. HOW TO ENTER: The Sweepstakes must be entered by Entrant during the Promotion Period by submission of the entry form found at or via Facebook/Meta, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter by including the hashtag #ReclaimTheLeafPile and tagging @wondercide or via TikTok by including the hashtag #ReclaimTheLeafPile and tagging @wondercideatx. No other method of entry will be accepted. Entries may be made by submission of all required information through Entrant’s e-mail, or by Instagram submission using Entrant’s login information for such service (“Entry” or “Entries”), or by purchasing items at Purchase is not necessary for entry and any purchases made are entirely voluntarily by the Entrant to gain additional Entries. Automated or robotic Entries of any kind will be automatically disqualified. Any attempt by Entrant to obtain more than the stated number of Entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, logins or any other methods, including, but not limited to, commercial contest/sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering services, will void Entrant's Entries and that Entrant may be disqualified. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for technical, electronic, network, or data transmission errors, malfunctions, or difficulties of any kind or any incorrect data contained in any Entries. Sponsor reserves the right to make any determination of eligibility for Entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes, and such determination shall be final.
          5. WINNER SELECTION: Weekly winners will be announced for each week of the contest. Finalists will be announced on or about November 21, 2022. On or about December 1, 2022, the Sponsor or its designated representative(s) shall conduct a randomized drawing among all eligible entries received throughout the Promotion Period to choose the grand prize winner.
          Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period.
          6. WINNER NOTIFICATION: The winner will be notified by direct message in social or via email at the email address provided in the Entry within five (5) business days after the random drawing following the Promotion Period. The potential Winner must accept the prize by email as directed by the Sponsor within seven (7) days of notification. Sponsor is not responsible for any delay or failure to receive notification for any reason, including inactive email account(s), technical difficulties associated therewith, or Winner’s failure to adequately monitor any email account. Any winner notification not responded to or returned as undeliverable may result in prize forfeiture. The Winner will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability, and a Publicity Release (collectively, ”the Prize Claim Documents”). Additionally, in the event that the Grand Prize value exceeds $600, Winner will be issued a Form 1099 and shall comply with the Sponsor’s reasonable requests for information to issue said Form 1099.7. PUBLICITY: By accepting the Grand Prize, Winner hereby expressly grants to the Promotion Entities and each of their respective designees all rights to use and publish his/her name, likeness (photographic or simulated), voice, and state of residence for all purposes, including without limitation, advertising, marketing, promotional and publicity purposes in connection with this Sweepstakes (“Advertising”), in any and all media now or hereafter devised, worldwide in perpetuity, without any form of notice, limitation, or any amount or kind of compensation or permission, except where prohibited by applicable law.
          8. RELEASE: By entering the Sweepstakes, Entrant accepts and agrees to these Official Rules and Terms and Conditions and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final in all matters. By accepting the prize, winners agree to hold Promotion Entities, each of their respective affiliates, and each of their respective shareholders, directors, officers, employees, members, agents, successors, and assigns (collectively, “Released Parties”) harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of use or redemption of the Grand Prize. Winners assume all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the Sweepstakes or use or redemption of the Grand Prize (or portion thereof).
          9. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Sponsor assumes no responsibility or liability for (a) any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, or for any faulty or failed electronic data transmissions; (b) any unauthorized access to, or theft, destruction or alteration of entries at any point in the operation of this Sweepstakes; (c) any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or communications line failure, regardless of cause, with regard to any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, camera, computers or providers utilized in any aspect of the operation of the Sweepstakes; (d) inaccessibility or unavailability of any network or wireless service, the Internet or website or any combination thereof; (e) suspended or discontinued Internet, wireless or landline phone service; or (f) any injury or damage to participant's or to any other person’s computer or mobile device which may be related to or resulting from any attempt to participate in the Sweepstakes or download of any materials in the Sweepstakes. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for reasons which may include without limitation, infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in whole or in part. In such an event, Sponsor shall immediately suspend all drawings and prize awards, and Sponsor reserves the right to award any remaining prizes (up to the total ARV as set forth in these Official Rules and Terms & Conditions) in a manner deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor. Sponsor and Promotion Entities shall not have any further liability to any participant in connection with the Sweepstakes.
          10. SOCIAL NETWORK DISCLAIMER & RELEASE: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. Entrant understands that the information provided in participating in the Sweepstakes is being provided by the Sponsor and not by Facebook. Entrant agrees to hold Facebook harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. Entrant understands that the information provided in participating in the Sweepstakes is being provided by the Sponsor and not by Instagram. Entrant agrees to hold Instagram harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes.
          11. CHOICE OF LAW AND JURISDICTION: Except where prohibited, all issues or disputes concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules and Terms & Conditions, or the rights and obligations of Entrants or Winner, Sponsor, and Promotion Entities, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Texas, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of Texas or any other jurisdiction), which might otherwise cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Texas. Any action seeking legal or equitable relief arising out of or relating to the Sweepstakes or these Official Rules and Terms & Conditions shall be brought only in the courts in Travis County, Austin, Texas. Entrant hereby irrevocably consents to the personal jurisdiction of said courts and waive any claim of forum non-conveniens or lack of personal jurisdiction they may have.
          12. PRIVACY: Except as noted in these Official Rules and Terms & Conditions, information collected for this Sweepstakes is used only for the purpose of Sweepstakes administration and winner notification and will not be re-used, sold or shared in any manner by the Promotion Entities or any third parties unless Entrant has elected to receive additional information or promotional material from Sponsor, or a third party. By participating in the Sweepstakes, Entrant agrees to all of the terms and conditions contained in Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, which is available at In the event of any discrepancy between the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy and these Official Rules and Terms & Conditions, these Official Rules and Terms & Conditions shall control and govern.
          13. SPONSOR: Wondercide LLC, 3106 Longhorn Blvd., Austin, TX 78758, The sponsor is responsible for the collection, processing, and overall administration of the Entries and the Sweepstakes. Entrants should look solely to the Sponsor with any questions, comments, or problems related to the Sweepstakes.


          When it’s happening:

          • October 20 - November 20, 2022: Enter to win!
          • November 21: Finalists for the grand prize announced.
          • November 21-22: Finalist pics/video posted to our social channels.
          • November 22 - November 30, 2022: Vote for your fave in social. Post with the most likes/comments wins the grand prize.
          • December 1: Grand prize winner will be announced!


          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. All products mentioned are available here at a 15% discount.

          1. 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. Do two initial applications within a few days and then use monthly to keep fleas and ticks out of your backyard fun.
          2. 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. 
          3. 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, and it kill when they’re sprayed directly. Re-apply every hour or as needed.
          4. 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. 
          5. 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.
          6. 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.
          7. 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.  
          8. 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! We can’t wait to see what you share.

          Official Rules and Terms & Conditions (PDF)