REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. – (December 5, 2005) — Shutterfly, the leading independent online photo service, today announced the PETCO.com Cutest Holiday Pet Photo Contest, a partnership with PETCO.com that encourages customers to submit holiday-inspired photos of their adorable pets. Participants have an opportunity to win a one-year supply of pet food and PETCO gift cards. The contest begins immediately and ends on December 16, 2005. To view entries and official contest rules, visit www.shutterfly.com/photocontests
To enter the Cutest Holiday Pet Photo Contest, Shutterfly members simply select the photo that best captures their pet embodying the holiday spirit and then add it to the Shutterfly contest website. Both members and non-members will be able to view the contest entries and vote for their favorite photo using a five star system. Shutterfly visitors can rate as many photos as they want, and come back and repeat the process as new entries are added. Winners will be selected based on popular vote.
“PETCO knows that pets are an integral part of many families’ holiday celebrations,” said Heather Blank, Director of Ecommerce Marketing, of PETCO. “We partnered with Shutterfly to give our customers and their four legged friends a simple and fun way to share their pets’ favorite holiday activities and show off their seasonal photos.”
Shutterfly offers a number of great gift ideas for every pet lover on your holiday shopping list.
Brag Books: Preserve your favorite memories with your pet in a one-of-a-kind coffee table book that holds up to 100 archival-quality pages.
2006 Calendars: Skip the readymade calendars featuring your favorite breed, and create a personalized calendar with photos of your own “best in show” dog or cat.
Personalized Art Work: Turn the best snapshot of your pet into a masterpiece for your family room with a poster size photographic print or an artist canvas print.
Dog & Cat-Shaped Frames: Select sleek pewter finished frames as the perfect gift for your dog walker or feline companion.
Holiday Cards: Instead of store bought greetings, feature your furry family member on our “Holiday Paws” custom greeting cards.
Shutterfly recently launched its photo contest series with Procter & Gamble and 1-800-FLOWERS®. Shutterfly’s contest platform supports an ongoing and constantly changing number of competitions and offers an easy way for partners to engage with the enthusiastic Shutterfly photo-sharing community. In the coming months, consumers will have the opportunity to compete in a variety of themed contests highlighting the wide range of interests of Shutterfly members.
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Founded in 1999, Shutterfly, Inc. (www.shutterfly.com ) is a premium photo service specializing in the consumer and professional photography markets. The company provides customers with simple and fun ways to organize, enhance and archive images; share pictures with family and friends; order professional-quality prints and create an assortment of personalized items such as Photo Books, Calendars and Greeting Cards. In 2005, Shutterfly ranked no. 170 on the 24th annual Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country.
Shutterfly, Shutterfly Collections and Shutterfly.com are trademarks of Shutterfly, Inc.
PETCO (Nasdaq-PETC) is a leading specialty retailer of premium pet food, supplies and services with a commitment to quality animal care and education. PETCO’s strategy is to offer its customers a complete assortment of pet-related products and services at competitive prices, with superior levels of customer service at convenient locations, by hiring pet lovers and training them to become counselors to our pet-loving customers. PETCO operates more than 780 neighborhood stores in 49 states and the District of Columbia, as well as a leading destination for on-line pet food and supplies at www.petco.com. The PETCO Foundation, PETCO’s non-profit organization, has raised more than $25 million since inception in 1999. More than 3,000 non-profit grassroots animal welfare organizations from around the nation have received support from the Foundation.