Join Petco on Instagram for our “Best Summer Ever” Photo Contest! From July 1 though August 1, we’re giving away $500 gift cards every week and $1,000 at the end of the contest. Each week, we’ll announce a theme. Take a photo of your pet that fits the theme, post it on Instagram with the hashtag #summerpets and you could win! Every Friday for five weeks, we will give away a $500 Petco gift card to our favorite photo that fits the weekly theme. And, at the end of the contest,, we’ll award $1,000 to our favorite overall #summerpets photo!
Here’s how it works:
1. Follow @Petco on Instagram.
2. Check the Instagram posts from @Petco every Friday morning to find out the weekly theme.
3. Take a photo of your pet(s) that fits the weekly theme.
4. Post your photo on Instagram and include the hashtag #summerpets.
5. Check the Instagram posts from @Petco every Friday evening to find out who won the weekly prize.
6. Check the Instagram posts from @Petco on Friday evening, August 2, to find out who won the $1,000 grand prize.
Got a great summer pet pic that doesn’t fit that week’s theme? Upload it anyway! You could still win the Grand Prize of $1,000 at the end of the contest.
So what are you waiting for? Get started! This week’s theme is “Summer Fun.” Show us your pet enjoying their favorite summer activity.
Click here for official rules and full contest details.
How many times can I enter?
You can enter as many times as you like.
What if I have a great summer photo of my pet but it doesn’t fit the weekly theme? Can I still enter?
Yes, you can still enter photos that do not fit the weekly theme. As long as they fit the overall theme of “summer pets” they will still be eligible for the grand prize at the end of the contest.
When are the weekly themes announced?
We announce the weekly themes every Friday morning on our @Petco Instagram account.
When are the weekly winners announced?
We announce the weekly winners every Friday evening on our @Petco Instagram account.
It’s Friday and I don’t see a winner posted. Did I miss something?
Winners will be posted in the evening on Friday.
What are the date ranges for each week of the contest?
Each week of the contest runs a full 7 days, except the first week, which is shorter. The contest week starts on Friday and entries of that week end and the following Thursday. Here is the full schedule of how the weeks are divided:
Week 1: July 1 – July 4 (Weekly winner is announced July 5)
Week 2: July 5 – July 11 (Weekly winner is announced July 12)
Week 3: July 12 – July 18 (Weekly winner is announced July 19)
Week 4: July 19 – July 25 (Weekly winner is announced July 26)
Week 5: July 26 – August 1 (Weekly winner is announced August 2)
What if I have an old Instagram photo that I want to enter? Can I just add the #summerpets hashtag to it?
No. Only photos posted to Instagram during the contest period are eligible. If you have an on old Instagram photo that you want to enter, you would need to re-post the photo to Instagram during the contest period.
How do I know if I am a winner?
We will re-post your photo on the @Petco Instagram account. we will also reply to your original photo to notify you that you have won.