WonderWeen Costume Contest 2022

The ultimate costume contest for the whole family – pets included

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WonderWeen Costume Contest 2022

It’s October, which means it is time for spooky season!

Halloween is a favorite holiday for the Wondercide team, and costumes are a huge part of what makes it so fun. We love seeing families dressed up with their pets! Dogs in costume! Cats in costume! Kids with their pets! Parents with their pets!

#WonderWeen contest 2022

That’s why we decided to have a costume contest on social media! This is a chance to show off your creativity, whether your costume is for a neighborhood party, a trip to the dog park, or a Trick-or-Treat route. Contest runs through October 31, 2022. 

It’s easy to enter:

Post your favorite photos or videos with #WonderWeen and tag @Wondercide on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube. On TikTok, tag @Wondercideatx.

The winnings!

Five lucky winners will receive a Fierce Love® tote bag filled with goodies to keep the bugs away from the Halloween-ing. Included are four Insect Repellent sprays for the family in every scent Wondercide makes – Cedarwood, Rosemary, Lemongrass, and Peppermint – plus a 16oz Flea & Tick Pets + Home in the winner’s choice of scent to keep the creepy crawlies off pets and out of the house this spooky season.

After you enter, keep an eye on our social posts to see a compilation of Halloween costumes sure to make you smile. We’ll announce the winners the first week of November.

Official Rules
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Official Rules and Terms & Conditions
1. PROMOTION DESCRIPTION: The "WonderWeen Costume" contest begins at 12:00 AM Central Standard Time (“CST”) on October 14, 2022, and ends at 11:59:59 PM CST on October 31, 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.
5 finalists will win a prize pack valued at $89 retail.
Finalists win:
Wondercide Insect Repellent in each scent: cedarwood, lemongrass, rosemary, and peppermint
Wondercide 16oz Flea & Tick Pets + Home in a scent of their choosing
Wondercide Fierce Love® tote
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 prize packs is $89 each. 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 an entry post via Facebook/Meta, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter by including the hashtag #WonderWeen and tagging @wondercide or via TikTok by including the hashtag #WonderWeen 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 wondercide.com. 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: Winners will be announced the first week of November 2022. On or about November 1, 2022, the Sponsor or its designated representative(s) shall choose five winners among all eligible entries received throughout the Promotion Period. 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 within five (5) business days after the selection following the Promotion Period. The potential Winner must accept the prize by email or direct message 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 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 http://www.wondercide.com/privacy-statement/. 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, mailto:hello@wondercide.com. 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.


Did you know? A little about the history of dress-up.

How did dressing up our pets for Halloween even get started?

People have been adorning their dogs with extravagant jewelry since 300 B.C. Did you know that King Louis XI of France dressed up his greyhound with a red velvet collar that had 20 pearls and 11 rubies? Now that’s fancy!

What’s popular now? Bet you’ll see lots of pumpkins, hot dogs, and bats walking around, according to the National Retail Foundation as reported in the Canine Journal. They’re among the most popular costumes for pets. In fact, pumpkins are the #1 trending pet costume for the 5th straight year.

Need a little more inspiration? Ideas abound as to how you can dress up your furry friend. In fact, celebrity pets can help. Paris Hilton famously dresses up her dogs all the time, not just on Halloween, so head over to her Insta or Fashion Magazine for some ideas.

Photos via @c3mery and @thisdoodchase

Ways to be sure your pet is happy dressing up.

It’s important when dressing up our pets that we make sure they’re comfortable and happy about it. Here are a few top tips:

  • Go slow and make sure your pet accepts the adornment. Giving a treat to reassure is a good idea too.
  • Whatever the wearable, ensure your pet can move freely so they aren’t stressed or confined.
  • Choose a costume that won’t lead to your pet overheating. Pay attention if it looks like they’re panting more or uncomfortable.
  • Ears and tails are important communication devices for pets so it’s best to ensure they’re not covered so your pet can stay in touch with you and other dogs and cats.
  • Always keep an eye on your pet when they’re wearing a costume or outfit. Safety first.



Photos via @thisdoodchase and @amsterland_us

Happy WonderWeen!