GIVEAWAY: Win a $1,000 GC in Pet Pet Peeve Contest! #SkypePetContest


dog-skypeIn honor of National Dog Day (which Irie and Tiki will attest is EVERY day), we’ve got a great new giveaway to share with you! We’re partnering up with Skype (as you know, Paris is the Skype Pet Ambassador) for the Pet Pet Peeve Contest…with a grand prize of a $1,000 gift card to the pet supply store of your choice!

Does your dog (or other pet) have a bit of a rebellious side? Or a funny habit? Here’s your chance to share loveable photos of your pets in funny, frustrating or rebellious situations–your Pet Pet Peeve!

How to Enter

There are three different ways you can enter (and you can enter once a day)–enter with one, two or all three: your choice!

Skype entry: Enter via Skype by searching for the associated Skype ID with the Skype Pet Promotion (SkypePetContest). After you add the Skype ID, a Skype Community Manager will respond with a “thanks for adding us” message and will request that you send your Entry to the Skype ID associated with Skype Pet Peeve Promotion (SkypePetContest). UPDATE: We have heard from some Skype users that, depending on the version of Skype they may be using, they are not receiving a reply. You should receive a response. I checked with Skype, and they say some users may need to add “Live:” in front of the Skype ID to ensure they reach the correct ID. 

Twitter entry: Enter via Twitter by logging into your Twitter account and submitting your Entry on Twitter using the hashtag #SkypePetContest

Instagram entry: Enter via Instagram by logging into your Instagram account and submitting your Entry on Instagram using the hashtag #SkypePetContest.

Official Rules:

This giveaway is open to pet lovers worldwide but is void in void in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria and where prohibited by law. For complete rules and more information, visit

Deadline for entries:

Oct. 1, 2014


Three  first prize winners will receive:

  • Skype Swag for their pet
  • A group video call with me to discuss their Pet Pet Peeve!

One grand prize winner will receive:

  • $1,000 voucher to a pet store of winner’s choice

The entries will be judged by a panel of DogTipper judges using the following criteria:

Initial entries:
Fun Factor – 50%
Originality – 30%
Creativity – 20%

Finalists: After the group video call with the three (3) First Prize Winners, the Skype passion for pets brand ambassador will determine the Grand Prize Winner based on participation in the group video call using the following criteria (with associated % weightings as listed):
Fun Factor – 70%
Engagement – 30%

Please enter…and please subscribe to our PetTipper newsletter for updates on the contest and links to all our giveaways! Good luck!

Paris is the Skype Pet Ambassador. This giveaway is sponsored by Skype.

About Paris Permenter & John Bigley

Paris Permenter and John Bigley are the award-winning authors of over 30 pet and travel books as well as the founders and publishers of CatTipper and DogTipper.

  • Christine A.

    Can you enter videos?

    • That’s a good question…for this giveaway, Skype requests photos only, no video. Thank you!! Paris

  • Awesome! 🙂 x

  • Shelly PoochParkWeaer

    Have sent Skype request

  • Guest

    Working like a dog can be a lot of fun!

  • Shelly PoochParkWear

    Am not sure if the pictures are going through on Skype = can someone let me know thanks