Ultimate Groomer Contest Official Rules

 

 

Free to Enter
Steps to Sign Up for Rags to Riches 2017:

 

Contest Application - Click Here Owner's Permission Form - Click Here Photo Submission Form - Click Here
1.) ✔ Fill out Contest Application Form and submit it.
2.) ✔ Fill out Owner's Permission Form and submit it.
3.) ✔ Fill out Photo Submission Form and submit it with “Before” and “After” photos of your entry dog.

The Contest Application Form is submitted ONCE. The Owner's Permission Form and the Photo Submission Form and Before and After photos must be submitted for each Entry Dog a groomer wishes to enter (Maximum of 4).

 

The Contest may be entered by active, professional groomers, 18 years of age or older, of any country, but only Continental U.S. residents, are eligible to win one of the 1st, 2nd or 3rd Place prizes. All other contestants are eligible to win the International prize. All qualified contestants from the Continental United States may receive a free gallon of Double K shampoo or conditioner of their choice. No purchase or fee is required to enter or win the Contest.


The eligibility to receive the prizes after winning any prize in the contest is subject to all of the provisions contained in these Official Rules, without limitation. Employees, officers, directors, agents, representatives, and their immediate family (defined as parents, spouse, children, siblings, and grandparents) and household members of Find A Groomer, Inc. and Double K Industries (also collectively referred to herein with its affiliates and subsidiaries as “PetGroomer.com” and “DoubleKIndustries.com”) and its affiliates, subsidiaries, PetGroomer.com and Double K Industries advertising and promotion agencies are NOT eligible to win prizes in the contest. Any groomer who has placed or won a prize in any previous Rags to Riches Ultimate Groomer Contest may not place or win a prize in a Rags to Riches Ultimate Groomer Contest for a period of 5 years from the date of placing or winning such contest. Such historic contestant winners may still participate and have their entries shown in the contest results and may receive the Free Gallon but are not eligible to place or win prizes. Should Find A Groomer, Inc. and Double K Industries determine, in their sole discretion, that any PetGroomer.com/DoubleKIndustries.com contestant has violated any of the prohibitions contained in these Official Rules, Find A Groomer, Inc. and Double K Industries shall have no obligation to award any prizes won by such contestant.


Find A Groomer, Inc. and Double K Industries assume no responsibility for lost, late or misdirected mail, email or electronic communication. Incomplete, illegible or mutilated communications will be disqualified.

Applications to enter the contest may be submitted from February 27, 2017 to May 19, 2017.
Applications must be submitted prior to or with the Photo Submission Form. The Contest Application Form and Photo Submission Form can be submitted online or printed at the DoubleKindustries.com website.

Photo Submission Forms and photos will be accepted from February 27, 2017 to May 19, 2017. The Top 10 Finalists selected by the panel of judges will be announced on the PetGroomer.com website on or about June 21, 2017. Voting (by qualified groomers) will be open from June 30, 2017 to July 14, 2017. The final winners will be announced on or around July 21, 2017. Photo Submission Forms postmarked after June 2, 2017 will not be eligible for participation in the contest or considered for judging.
Each Groomer Contestant must meet the following requirements to be eligible to participate in the contest:

1.) You must be at least 18 years of age and a professional groomer active in the profession.

2.) Dogs are the only animals that can be entered into the contest.

3.) You must submit a completed Contest Application Form prior to or with your first Photo Submission Form.

4.) You must submit a complete Photo Submission Form along with Two “Before Grooming” photographs and Two “After Grooming” photographs of the same groomed dog. The two “Before” and two “After” photographs must consist of a “Before” and “After” view of the dog in profile and a “Before” and “After” view of the dog's head as viewed from the front. The “After” photos must be taken within two days of the “Before” photographs and have a similar background.

5.) All Groomer Contestants must use a Double K product (e.g. equipment or shampoo) in the course of grooming each entry dog. Groomer Contestants from the continental USA may request one or two free shampoo or conditioner samples to use for their contest submissions. Samples may be requested only once. (Please excuse us for not sending samples outside the continental USA, as the cost is prohibitive. You may contact us to find out what International Distributors have samples available.) Groomer Contestants must identify which Double K product was used on the entry dog when submitting their entry.

6.) Only eligible entries will be published at PetGroomer.com.
1.) By entering the contest, Groomer Contestants agree to use the same dog for both the before and after pictures. “Before” and “After” photos must have a similar background. Failure to do so will immediately disqualify the entry. “Before” and “After” pictures of the same dog submitted as more than one entry is not allowed.

2.) Groomer Contestants who manipulate the photo(s) with a computer software editing program such as Adobe Photoshop will be disqualified.

3.) Groomer Contestants must use one or more Double K products when grooming the entry dog. The name of the product(s) used must be clearly stated on the photo submission form when it is signed and/or submitted.

4.) No bows, hair colorant, dyes, pigments, decorations, jewelry, props, bandanas, or any other costume, decorative objects, glitter, accessories or enhancement are allowed on the entry dog. A hand, two hands are allowed as long as they are not readily identifiable. You are permitted to use snap barrettes as long as the grooming results are clearly visible in the photo. No hair extensions are allowed.

5.) A contestant may not display any business name in their photos.

6.) Contestants and Voting Groomers must be 18 years of age or older and be a professional groomer actively engaged in the grooming profession.

7.) Entry dog submissions will be pre-screened for compliance with the rules of the contest. Qualified entry dog submission photos will then be on display on the PetGroomer.com website before and during judging. All entry dog photo submissions, whether electronic or printed, become the property of Find A Groomer, Inc. and Double K Industries, a company of Invelop, Inc. (hereafter described simply as “Double K Industries”) and will not be returned.

8.) This contest/promotion is void wherever prohibited or restricted by law. Incomplete entries are void. Up to 4 entry dogs may be submitted by a single groomer contestant.

9.) By completing and submitting or signing an application and photo submission form, you agree to absolve Find A Groomer, Inc. and Double K Industries for any legal claim for loss or injury resulting from entering or attempting to enter in this contest.

10.) Grand, 2nd and 3rd place prizes are open to all eligible groomer contestants who are residents of the Continental United States. The International Prize is open to all other eligible groomer contestants. (Promotional partners, employees and immediate families of Double K Industries and Find A Groomer, Inc. are excluded from participation in this contest.)

11.) Prizes are not exchangeable, transferable or refundable.

12.) Double K Industries reserves the right to substitute a prize of equivalent value should a prize or any portion thereof become unavailable due to circumstances beyond the control of Double K Industries.

13.) Winners must claim prizes within 30 days of notification.

14.) Payment of any and all federal, state and local taxes is the sole responsibility of the winners. Winners are required to sign a waiver acknowledging acceptance of any prize valued at $600.00 U.S. or more.

15.) Winners will receive an IRS 1099 form for prizes valued at $600.00 U.S. or more. The value of the prize will be stated on the waiver and on any and all corresponding tax forms. A winner has the right to forfeit the prize, but another will not be awarded in its place.

16.) Pursuant to the liability waiver, winners and participants agree to hold Double K Industries and Find A Groomer, Inc., prize sponsors and officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives of each of them harmless against any and all claims and/or liabilities arising directly or indirectly from the prize and/or contest. Any and all technical failures compromising the results of contest ratings are not the responsibility of Double K Industries or Find A Groomer, Inc. Furthermore, Double K Industries and Find A Groomer, Inc. cannot be held responsible for contest rating manipulation. Anyone who attempts to manipulate the judging/rating of entries is subject to immediate disqualification.

17.) By participating in the 9th Annual Rags to Riches Ultimate Groomer Contest (hereafter described simply as the “Contest”), winners and all groomer contestants/participants agree to have their name, voice and/or likeness used in any broadcasting or advertising material relating to the contest or advertising and must sign a waiver stating so prior to receipt of prizes.

18.) Groomer Contestants/Participants must receive the permission of the owner of the dog to submit photos of it for participation in the contest and permission to have the photos used in various ways by FindaGroomer, Inc. and Double K Industries without compensation. Winners will have to submit a printed form with the signature of the owner to this effect at time of entry.

19.) DoubleKIndustries.com and PetGroomer.com reserve the right to amend contest rules at anytime. Any changes to rules are available in writing and effective upon announcement. The decision of Double K Industries and Find A Groomer management with regard to the Contest is final. By participating in contests, groomer contestants, winners and guests agree to be bound by the contest rules. Failure to comply with contest rules may result in disqualification.

20.) Groomer Contestant winners must supply a physical address (e.g. 123 Main St.) to receive their prizes.

21.) You are not allowed to endanger or excessively distress/cause pain to a dog for the sole purpose of exaggerating the images that would result. All products used must be safe for dogs and humans. All of the products used must be non‑toxic, be nonpermanent and must not cover the dog to the degree that the groom cannot be examined by judging the photo. Dogs must appear healthy and free of disease and parasites and should show no signs of aggression. Obvious rough handling of a dog may result in immediate disqualification of your entry. If the dog’s coat appears to be stripped the entry may be disqualified. Entries will be judged based on the difficulty and skill required for the groom.

22.) Any groomed dog/photo entry submitted in any previous grooming contest is not allowed to be entered in this contest.

23.) Groomer Contestants who win the Grand 2nd, 3rd or International prize are ineligible for the dryer raffles.

No photographs will be returned. Do not send your original or only photographs or digital files. Find A Groomer, Inc. and Double K Industries are not responsible for entries lost or damaged in transit to its offices by any means. Winners agree that their photos may be published in promotional materials such as advertisements and press releases related to the contest in all media, such as trade magazines and newsletters.

Photographs posted on the Internet are never safe from copying. Do not enter your photos if you cannot accept that Internet users may copy your photograph files without permission. By submitting your photographs for publishing at PetGroomer.com you agree to hold harmless Find A Groomer, Inc. and Double K Industries from any and all claims arising from Internet users copying pictures without the permission of Find A Groomer, Inc. or Double K Industries. All entry dog photo submissions, whether electronic or printed, become the property of Find A Groomer, Inc. and Double K Industries, a company of Invelop, Inc. (hereafter described simply as “Double K Industries”) and will not be returned. Groomer entry photos may be used for advertising and display purposes without any compensation.


The contest closes May 19, 2017. Thereafter, a period of 4 days will be allowed for postal mail registrant entries to arrive at Find A Groomer, Inc. All postal mail delivery official entries must be postmarked no later than May 19th, 2017. Please use first‑class or air mail for your entry sent by postal mail. The Top 10 Finalists will be announced at PetGroomer.com and DoubleKindustries.com on or by June 21, 2017. All finalists are subject to verification including their eligibility based on these Official Rules.


The Contest is provided “as is” without expressed or implied warranties of any kind, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non‑infringement.


While the Contest uses its best efforts to include accurate and up‑to‑date information Double K Industries and Find A Groomer, Inc. makes no warranties or representations as to its accuracy. Double K Industries and Find A Groomer, Inc. assume no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of the Contest. Find A Groomer, Inc. and Double K Industries assume no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, misdelivery or failure to store any user communication or personalization settings.


The Contest is subject to all applicable laws in any state or other jurisdiction. Participation in the contest/promotion is void in every jurisdiction in which participation is prohibited by any law, statute, regulation or other appropriate authority. Find A Groomer, Inc. and Double K Industries do not warrant the participation in the games and promotions in the Contest unless permitted in any jurisdiction.


Find A Groomer, Inc. and Double K Industries may, at their sole discretion and at any time, modify or discontinue the Contest, limit, terminate or suspend your use of/or access to the Contest, and/or make changes to these Official Rules or the game specific official rules.

PetGroomer.com is owned, operated and provided by Find A Groomer, Inc. The Contest is offered to you free of charge, “as is,” and subject to all applicable laws and regulations and these Official Rules. These Official Rules may be updated by Find A Groomer, Inc. and/or Double K Industries from time to time without notice to you. You can review the most current version of the Official Rules at any time by re‑visiting this web page. By accessing PetGroomer.com and DoubleKIndustries.com and participating in their contests and promotions, you accept, without limitation or qualification, these Official Rules. In addition, when accessing the Contest, you shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services which may be posted from time to time. All such guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into these Official Rules.

The Owner's Permission Form must be completed, signed and submitted by using the online form, by fax or postal mail at the same time Groomer Entries are submitted. Click here to print the Owner Permission Form.

After completing the Owner Permission Form, scan the signed form and upload it to the Photo Submission Form page with your grooming entry dog images. (Forms submitted without signatures will not be accepted.)

You may also fax the Owner Permission Form to: 1-(818)-886-0218.

The completed and signed Owner Permission Form can also be mailed with photo prints of your entries or digital entries on a CD. Send Postal mail entries to:

Rags To Riches 9 Ultimate Groomer Contest 2017
Find A Groomer, Inc.
P. O. Box 2489
Yelm, WA 98597
USA

Contestants must have the written permission of the owner of the entry dog(s) before submitting as entries in the contest. Failure to receive permission will disqualify the entry dog. If a contestant does not have the owner's permission to use photos of their dog for any of the uses outlined in these official rules, those entries will not be displayed and will be disqualified. No prizes will be awarded to contestants that do not have the owner's written permission.

Dog owners must agree to absolve the sponsors of the Rags To Riches Ultimate Groomer Photo Grooming Contest for any legal claim for loss or injury alleged to have been caused directly or indirectly to any person or thing thereto.

Dog owners must give their permission for their dog to be entered into the Rags To Riches 9 Ultimate Groomer Contest. Dog owners must further give permission for the use of photos and images of their dog to be used as outlined in the official contest rules without compensation. The submitted images and personal statements may be used for promotional purposes without additional compensation.

Dog owners must accept the decision of the judges and voting as final and binding.

Dog owners must read the contest rules located on the Double K website and agree to them.

Groomer Contestants may submit entry dog photos using the Photo Submission Form on this website. Include four photos of the entry dog, two taken “before grooming” and two taken “after grooming” (with a Double K product if you wish to be included in the raffle). Include “Before” and “After” photos of the dog in profile and “Before” and “After” photos of the head of the dog from the front. All pictures must be of the same dog, taken within a two day period. No props, bandanas, costumes, jewelry, hair color, etc. are allowed in the pictures. Groomer Contestants do not have to include a Double K product in their “Before” and “After” photographs.

Photo Submission may also be mailed by U. S. postal mail. Please include a copy of the Printable Photo Submission Page. Please fill out the form completely.

Digital photographs in JPG, GIF or BMP formats may be submitted with the Photo Submission Form. Incomplete entries may be disqualified.

POSTAL MAIL: You can use the U. S. Postal Service to submit photographic prints as entries in the contest. They will be scanned into digital files. Photos must be postmarked by June 2, 2017.

The address is:

Rags to Riches 9 Ultimate Groomer Contest 2017
Find A Groomer Inc.
PO Box 2489
Yelm, WA 98597, USA.

You may also submit digital photos on a CD disk. Wrap photographs in protective packaging to prevent folding or heat damage. Your name should be carefully written on the back of each photo submitted by postal mail. Do not damage your photos by writing too hard.

The photo submissions shall be screened for their conformance to contest rules. The photo submissions will be posted at PetGroomer.com soon after they are received or as time permits. During and after the close of the contest the photo submissions will be on display on the PetGroomer.com website. Judging for the Top 10 will occur approximately from June 30th, 2017 to July 14, 2017.
1.) The most dramatic improvement in the dog's appearance between the “Before” and “After” photos.
2.) The best groomed dog.
3.) The degree of difficulty and skill required for the groom.
4.) The quality of the photography of the groomed animal.
At the discretion of Find A Groomer, Inc. and Double K Industries, photos or scans of very poor quality will not be eligible for entry into the Contest.

HOLD HARMLESS: By entering the contest you warrant to Double K Industries and Find A Groomer, Inc.that you are the lawful owner of the photographs. Further, if you do not own the dog displayed in the photographs, you warrant to Find A Groomer, Inc. and Double K Industries that you have the expressed permission of the owner of the dog in the submitted photos to groom the dog and submit photos of the same dog in this contest. By submitting photographs to Find A Groomer, Inc. and Double K Industries as entry into the Contest, you hold harmless Find A Groomer, Inc., Double K Industries and their advertising sponsors from any claims that may arise from the actual owners of the photos and/or dog from making a claim that they are the lawful owner of the photographs or dog displayed in them.

Up to 4 entry dogs are allowed to be submitted per groomer contestant.

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.
The groomer contestant entering the photo submission form and photos must be the actual groomer of the dog in the photos entered. There are no exceptions. Retouching of “before” or “after” photos by hand or using computer software in lieu of actually grooming the pet is an automatic disqualification. Also, anyone having their dog groomed by another person other than themselves and entering photos of the same dog representing that they are the groomer of the dog in the photos entered is an automatic disqualification. As part of the winner verification process potential winners may be asked to sign a statement that they have not violated these guidelines and others as noted here.

The Contest may be supported by one or more advertisers. It is located on the World Wide Web at the PetGroomer.com web site at http://www.ragstorichescontest.com/. There is no contest entry fee, and it is open to all eligible contestants. Cash and prizes are awarded for winning sets of photographs. Prizes are awarded in Double K products and U.S. dollars. Contest applications may be submitted from February 27, 2017 to May 19, 2017. The Contest duration is 12:01 am PST, February 27, 2017 to 11:59 pm PST, May 19, 2017. Photo submission forms and photos will be accepted only during the contest duration. The Top 10 Finalists will be announced on the PetGroomer.com website and DoubleKindustries.com on or about July 21, 2017.
By participating in the Contest, you accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decision of the contest/game judges which shall be final and binding in all respects. Further, by participating in the Contest you agree to be bound by the PetGroomer.com Mission Statement and the Disclaimer Notice and Privacy Notice published here.

All official entries to win prizes become the exclusive property of Find A Groomer, Inc., owner/operator/provider of PetGroomer.com and Double K Industries. Find A Groomer, Inc. and Double K Industries may at their discretion continue to publish all entries without limitation. No limit to the duration of the display of entries in these photo galleries shall be affected upon Find A Groomer, Inc. or Double K Industries.


Find A Groomer, Inc. reserves the right to use and reuse all registration information in accordance with the Find A Groomer, Inc. Privacy Policy. However, Registrants may edit, update, alter or obscure their Registrations or elements of their Registrations without limitation, at any time and as often as desired by email to: findagroomer@earthlink.net or by postal mail to:

Find A Groomer, Inc.
P.O. Box 2489
Yelm, WA 98597
USA

By entering the Contest, you agree and accept that Find A Groomer, Inc. and Double K Industries may be required to file certain information with various governmental agencies with respect to prizes exceeding certain amounts, and, in such event, a Registrant that wins any such prize must complete any written materials that may be required by any such governmental agencies and will be requested to do so by Find A Groomer, Inc. and Double K Industries. Failure of a groomer contestant to comply with Find A Groomer, Inc.'s and/or Double K Industries' request will result in the winner's forfeiture of such prize. Winners are solely responsible for all federal, state, local or other applicable taxes with respect to the prizes awarded by the Contest.

To read the complete Find A Groomer, Inc.'s Privacy Policy, click here.

To read the complete Double K Industries' Privacy Policy, click here.

All contestants release Double K Industries and Find A Groomer, Inc. from any and all liability with respect to or in any way arising from this promotion and/or acceptance or use of the prizes, including liability for personal injury, death, damages, or loss. Double K Industries and Find A Groomer, Inc.will not be responsible for: (a) any late, lost, misrouted, garbled, distorted or damaged transmissions or entries; (b) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer or communications‑related malfunctions or failures; (c) any Promotion disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of Sponsor, or (d) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Promotion.

Should you violate these Official Rules or any other rights of Find A Groomer, Inc./PetGroomer.com and Double K Industries/DoubleKIndustries.com, then Find A Groomer, Inc./PetGroomer.com and Double K Industries reserve the right to pursue any and all legal and equitable remedies against you.

If you are aware of any violations of these Official Rules, please report them to:

Find A Groomer, Inc.
Attn: Customer Service
P.O. Box 2489
Yelm, WA 98597
USA
Email Address: findagroomer@earthlink.net

© 2004‑17 Find A Groomer, Inc. All rights reserved.

PRIZES - Grand, 2nd and 3rd place prizes awarded to Continental USA Contestants only.

Grand Prize — $3000 in cash plus an assortment of four Double K Challengair dryers plus a Power Clipper plus 40 gallons of any combination of Groomer's Edge shampoo or conditioning products the winner selects. The total value is over $5,500. In addition, this winner will receive a beautiful commemorative plaque engraved with their name. Additionally, the Grand Prize winner will receive a custom window decal declaring them the winner and a similar logo for use on their website. Also, the Grand Prize winner will receive $250 in local advertising assistance, free roundtrip airfare (worth up to $500 including taxes) from a major airport in United States to the Groom Expo Show in Hershey, Penn. September 14 - 17, 2017. A lodging voucher, admission fees, and the VIP package plan (a $599 Value) is included in the trip to Groom Expo. Airfare provided by Double K, Groom Expo Package provided by Barkleigh Productions. (Meals, tips, ground transportation, ancillary expenses are not included.)

2nd Prize — $500 in cash plus two Double K Challengair dryers, a Power Clipper plus 20 gallons of any combination of Groomer's Edge shampoo or conditioning products the winner selects. The total value is over $1,900. In addition, this winner will receive a beautiful commemorative plaque engraved with their name.

3rd Prize — $250 in cash plus one Double K Challengair dryer plus 12 gallons of any combination of Groomer's Edge shampoo or conditioning products the winner selects. The total value is over $760. In addition, this winner will receive a beautiful commemorative plaque engraved with their name.

International Prize — $500 cash (US funds). In addition, this winner will receive a beautiful commemorative plaque engraved with their name.

Grand prize, 2nd Prize, 3rd Prize and International Prize Winners – will be featured in a Double K print ad in a Major Grooming Magazine along with their Winning Entries. The ad will appear within three months from the announcement of the winners. In order to appear in this ad, the above‑mentioned winners will be required to supply a “head and shoulders” photograph of themselves. Entry, acceptance, and/or use of any prize offered constitutes agreement by the winner to the use of the winner's first name, photograph, and/or other likeness for the purpose of advertising and promotion by Double K Industries and/or Find A Groomer, Inc. without any further compensation to the winner.

There will be two raffles for a choice of a free Double K Challengair Airmax®, 2000XL or 560 dryer (Canadian residents excluded from Airmax® option). All groomer contestants from the Continental United States will be automatically entered in one raffle. All others will be entered in a second raffle. No purchase is necessary. Raffles will be held approximately 4 weeks after the close of the contest. Winners will posted at the Doublekindustries.com website.

All groomer contestants who include a Double K product(s) in their entry “after” grooming photos are automatically entered in an additional raffle for a free Challengair 2000XL Dryer. The Double K product(s) must be reasonably large in the photos.

Double K will also cover the cost of shipping prizes to the prize winners.

Shortly after the contest conclusion, each eligible groomer contestant residing in the continental United States will receive an email to request a free Double K gallon of shampoo or conditioner of their choice. One free gallon per groomer contestant. Entering multiple entry dogs does not qualify a groomer contestant for additional free gallons of a Double K product. (Sorry, this offer for a free gallon with free shipping only applies to groomer contestants within the continental United States.)

Prizes will be sent to the address submitted by the selected winner after email and/or written notification that he/she has been selected as a winner. Prizes can NOT be sent to P.O. boxes. ALL TAXES, DUTIES, AND SIMILAR CHARGES, IF ANY, ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER AND ARE NOT REFLECTED IN THE VALUE OF THE PRIZES AWARDED. Prizes are nontransferable and no substitutions or exchanges or cash equivalents will be allowed.

All prizes are either cash in U.S. dollars which will be paid by money order, company check or cashiers check, and/or grooming industry products and/or services valued at manufacturers suggested retail value in U.S. dollars. Winners of the Contest will receive a timely notification congratulating him/her on winning, usually within 30 days of the winners being announced. In most cases, the notification is in the form of an email prompt notifying the groomer contestant of her or his win, and a prize claim form by regular postal mail. Subject to the provisions of this paragraph and where appropriate, winnings are mailed by postal mail or courier WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER CONFIRMATION OF A VALID WIN CLAIM. In order to receive prizes, winning groomer contestants must be eligible as described in these Official Rules. EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS DO NOT CONSTITUTE A GUARANTEE OF PAYMENT OF ANY KIND. Find A Groomer, Inc. and Double K Industries RESERVE THE RIGHT TO VERIFY THE ELIGIBILITY OF ALL WINNERS PRIOR TO MAKING ANY PAYMENT TO THEM OF ANY KIND. Find A Groomer, Inc. and Double K Industries ALSO RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE PAYMENT TO ANY PERSONS WHO ARE NOT ELIGIBLE AS DESCRIBED IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES.

For a list of Prize Winners of the Contest, send a self‑addressed, stamped envelope to:

Find A Groomer, Inc.
Rags To Riches 9 Ultimate Groomer Contest Winners
P.O. Box 2489
Yelm, WA 98597
USA

Residents of WA and VT may omit return postage on self‑addressed envelopes. Allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery of any requested winners list.

Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the prize winners. Residents of Canada will be responsible for any goods and service taxes or duties.

Members who provide with their entry only a P.O. Box will be required to provide an alternate address for delivery of prizes.

When applicable, all taxes and all other items not specified herein or in the game specific official rules are the responsibility of the winner. The product prize cannot be exchanged for cash and cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion. All prizes are subject to availability. No substitution or transfer of prize permitted.

Winners will be notified by email and receive a first class postal mail confirmation. All game winners may be required to submit valid identification to Find A Groomer, Inc. and to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility and Publicity and Liability Release Form within seven (7) business days of first notification. Winners will also be required to submit a printed form signed by the dog owner that gives permission to use photos of their dog in accordance with these contest rules. Failure to comply within this time period may result in disqualification and awarding of the prize or winnings to another eligible groomer contestant.

All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Find A Groomer, Inc. and Double K Industries are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate registrations or games play information or entry of information. Find A Groomer, Inc./PetGroomer.com and Double K Industries assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or authorized access to, or alteration of entry submissions. Find A Groomer, Inc./PetGroomer.com and Double K Industries is not responsible for any problems, errors or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on‑line‑systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, or software, or any failure of email on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site or combination thereof, including injury or damage to participants or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in the Contest. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Find A Groomer, Inc./PetGroomer.com and Double K Industries which corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of Find A Groomer, Inc. or Double K Industries reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. Find A Groomer, Inc./PetGroomer.com and Double K Industries are not responsible for late, lost, illegible, incomplete, stolen, misdirected, damaged or postage due communications. ANY ATTEMPT BY A PETGROOMER.COM VISITOR OR REGISTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF the Contest IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, Find A Groomer, Inc./PetGroomer.com RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH contestant TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Any communication that is illegible, incomplete or late will be disqualified. Find A Groomer, Inc. and Double K Industries reserve the right to halt the play of a game or games at any time and for any duration of time due to situations beyond its control such as strikes, acts of God, etc. Find A Groomer, Inc. reserves the exclusive right, exercisable in its sole discretion, to (i) add additional games, along with such games' official rules, to the Contest at any time, or (ii) discontinue the Contest game at any time without notice. Find A Groomer, Inc. further reserves the exclusive right, exercisable at any time, without notice, to amend, add to, delete from, alter or otherwise change the Official Rules, or the game's specific official rules, in such manner as Find A Groomer, Inc., in its sole discretion, shall determine appropriate for playing the Contest and operating the Contest on the Internet. All decisions made with respect to the Contest, these Official Rules and the games specific official rules are the sole responsibility of Find A Groomer, Inc. and Double K Industries. The Contest may not be used for any form of gambling. The Contest is void where prohibited by law.

All professional groomers 18 years of age or older who are actively engaged in their profession may participate in the Contest. Only eligible groomer contestants according to these Official Rules may be awarded prizes resulting from playing the Contest. PetGroomer.com and Doublekindustries.com visitors / registrants release Find A Groomer, Inc., Double K Industries, their employees, officers, directors, representatives and agents, and its successors and assigns from all liability from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind including, without limitation, personal injuries, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy, either directly or indirectly related to or arising from the use or misuse of the Contest or from acceptance, possession, misuse, or use of any prize. Each PetGroomer.com visitor and contest drawing Registrant further acknowledges that such parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the games and promotions on the Contest or any prize, including but not limited to its quality or fitness for a particular purpose. They agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the game's specific official rules. They consent to the use of their names and likenesses for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. Find A Groomer, Inc. and its agents are not responsible for technical, hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit their ability to participate in the Contest web site activities and games. Find A Groomer, Inc. or Double K Industries, by law, may be required to withhold certain taxes or other assessments with respect to the prizes awarded on the Contest and reserve the right to withhold any such applicable taxes with respect to such prizes.

Find A Groomer, Inc. may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other sites or resources located on the World Wide Web. Find A Groomer, Inc. has no control over such sites and resources. You acknowledge and agree that Find A Groomer, Inc. and Double K Industries are not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that Find A Groomer, Inc. and Double K Industries shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.

Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Contest, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser. You agree that Find A Groomer, Inc. or Double K Industries shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Contest or PetGroomer.com in general.

Find A Groomer, Inc./PetGroomer.com encourages you to exercise discretion while using the Contest to browse the Internet. Find A Groomer, Inc./PetGroomer.com may produce or otherwise link you to sites containing information that some people may find inappropriate or offensive. Find A Groomer, Inc. makes no representations concerning any effort to review the content of any of the sites listed in any Find A Groomer, Inc./PetGroomer.com online or print publication. Find A Groomer, Inc. shall not be held responsible for the accuracy, copyright or trademark compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in sites listed in any Find A Groomer, Inc./PetGroomer.com online or print publication.

The documents and information on the Contest are copyrighted materials of their respective owner and/or Find A Groomer, Inc., Double K Industries and its other content providers and partners. Reproduction or storage of materials retrieved from this service is subject to the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976, Title 17 U.S.C.

The trademarks and service marks displayed on the Contest, including, but not limited to, the names of all games, contests, photographs, and promotions are registered and unregistered trademarks and service marks of Find A Groomer, Inc., and Double K Industries, advertising sponsor(s) or photograph owners. Use of any trademark or service mark displayed at the Contest or PetGroomer.com in general without the express written consent of their registered owner of the trademark or service mark is strictly prohibited.

You acknowledge and agree that you, Find A Groomer, Inc. and Double K Industries are independent contractors under these Official Rules, and nothing herein shall be construed to create a partnership, joint venture, agency, or employment relationship. Neither party pursuant to these Official Rules has authority to enter into agreements of any kind on behalf of the other and neither party shall be considered the agent of the other.
These Official Rules constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter contained herein and supersedes any other agreement, proposals and communications, written or oral, between Find A Groomer, Inc., Double K Industries representations and you with respect to the subject matter hereof.

It is the policy of the Find A Groomer, Inc./PetGroomer.com to respond expeditiously to claims of intellectual property infringement. Find A Groomer, Inc. will promptly process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and other applicable intellectual property laws. Upon receipt of notices complying or substantially complying with the DMCA, Find A Groomer, Inc. will act expeditiously to remove or disable access to any material claimed to be infringing or claimed to be the subject of infringing activity and will act expeditiously to remove or disable access to any reference or link to material or activity that is claimed to be infringing. Find A Groomer, Inc. will terminate access for subscribers and account holders who are repeat infringers wherever possible and advertising at PetGroomer.com where the repeat infringer is a sponsor of PetGroomer.com. Notices of claimed infringement should be directed to:

Find A Groomer, Inc.
Attn: Webmaster - PetGroomer.com
P.O. Box 2489
Yelm, WA 98597
USA
Telephone: (360) 446-5348
Facsimile: (360) 446-5234
Email Address: findagroomer@earthlink.net

Please put “Notice of Infringement” in the subject line of all such notifications. When Find A Groomer, Inc. removes or disables access to any material claimed to be infringing, Find A Groomer, Inc. may attempt to contact the user who has posted such material in order to give that user an opportunity to respond to the notification, although Find A Groomer, Inc. makes no promise to do so. Any and all counter notifications submitted by the user will be furnished to the complaining party. Find A Groomer, Inc. will give the complaining party an opportunity to seek judicial relief in accordance with the DMCA before Find A Groomer, Inc. replaces or restores access to any material as a result of any counter notification.

Unless expressly stated to the contrary all legal issues arising from or related to the use of the Contest shall be construed in accordance with, and all questions with respect thereto shall be determined by, the laws of the State of Washington applicable to contracts entered into and wholly to be performed within said state. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Official Rules or any user's use of the Contest shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in the State of Washington, and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered into in any state or federal court in Washington having jurisdiction thereof. Any party seeking temporary or preliminary injunctive relief may do so in any state or federal court in Washington having jurisdiction thereof. Except as set forth above, the state and federal courts of Washington shall be the exclusive forum and venue to resolve disputes arising out of or relating to these Official Rules and person(s) playing the Contest. By using the Products and Services and thereby agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, users consent to personal jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts in Washington with respect to all such disputes.

1.) You can print the Contest Application from the Contest Application to print page. Mail in your contest application form entry by U.S. mail. Mail it to:

Rags To Riches 9 Contest Application
Double K Industries
9711 Mason Ave.
Chatsworth, CA 91311
USA

2.) Email your Contest Application information to: info@doublekindustries.com

3.) You can print the Photo Submission Form from the Photo Form to print page. Return it with either photo prints or digital files (jpg, jpeg, gif or bmp format) on a disk. Mail them to:

Rags To Riches 9 Ultimate Groomer Contest
Find A Groomer, Inc.
P.O.Box 2489
Yelm, WA 98597
USA

4.) Email Your Photo Submission Form: Complete the photo submission form. Attach your digital images of the before and after grooming to this email. Email contestants must be the registered subscriber of the email account by which the entry is made. The email address to send Photo Submission Entries to is: findagroomer@earthlink.net

The panel of professional judges will determine the Top 10 Finalists in both the Domestic Division (Qualified Continental U.S. entries) and the Top 10 for the International Division.

Qualified groomers will vote for Grand, 2nd and 3rd place from the Top 10 finalists selected by the judges. Qualified groomers are eligible to vote if none of their entries have been selected for the Top 10 and can verify they are a professional groomer. Voting Groomers do not have to submit entries in the contest but they will have to complete the Contest Application which will be verified. See RULES for eligibility for contestants.

Winners will be determined from all the valid entries postmarked or submitted before the close of the contest. All eligible entries postmarked by May 19th, 2017 and received within 4 days after the contest ending period will be included in the judging, or as long as they are submitted by postal mail or email by May 19, 2017. All decisions are final and binding. Winners will be notified by email or U.S. Mail. Find A Groomer, Inc. and Double K Industries are not responsible for and shall not be liable for any late, lost, or misdirected notification, or for winner's unsuccessful efforts to claim any prize. Entry, acceptance, and/or use of any prize offered constitutes agreement by the winner to the use of the winner's first name, photograph, and/or other likeness for the purpose of advertising and promotion by Double K Industries and/or Find A Groomer, Inc. without any further compensation to the winner. Odds of winning are dependent upon the number of eligible entries received. Winners will be announced at the PetGroomer.com and DoubleKindustries.com web sites by about July 21, 2017.

All contestants are automatically entered in one of two raffles for a choice of a free Double K Challengair Airmax®, 2000XL or 560 dryer (Canadian residents excluded from Airmax® option) when their entry is posted at PetGroomer.com. The winners of the Double K Challengair Dryer Raffles will be announced soon after the other winners of the contest.

All groomer contestants who include a Double K product(s) in their entry “After” grooming photos are automatically entered in an additional raffle for a free Challengair 2000XL Dryer. The Double K product(s) must be reasonably large in the photos.
At the conclusion of the contest Double K Industries will send an email and form to all eligible Continental US contestants to select a free gallon of shampoo or conditioner.  Limit one free gallon per groomer contestant. Submitting multiple entries does not entitle the groomer contestant to more than one free gallon. Shipping is free for groomer contestants in the Continental USA.Please allow six weeks for delivery.

 

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