Monday, May 16, 2011

$50 PetSmart Gift Card Giveaway & Apartment Guide’s “A New Place For Your Pet” Blogger Challenge

This post was originally published on 5/11, but was permanently lost as a result of last week's Blogger outage. Fortunately, if you commented on the original post to enter the giveaway, I have a copy of your entry saved in my email, so there's no need to enter again. I've also extended the contest until Friday, to give everyone a chance to enter. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

When I was first approached about participating in Apartment Guide's “A New Place For Your Pet” Blogger Challenge, I was pretty excited, but also for lack of a better word, challenged. How was I going to find a way to create a new space for my cats, and still make it fun, interesting and most of all, relevant to my blog?

I thought, I could get them new beds or spruce up their lounging areas, but Charlie is averse to pet beds, and Priscilla has all the cozy spots she needs. New toys? They both have more than they could ever want, yet their favorite items are paper bags and boxes. I started thinking about spaces in general, and the unique challenges indoor cat owners face in providing a comfortable, stimulating environment for their kitties who never get to go outside. I settled on the idea that the best way to truly create a new space for them and enrich their lives, would be to literally think outside of the box, and open up a whole new world for them with their very own pet stroller!

NO, not that kind of stroller!

I've been thinking about getting a pet stroller for quite awhile now (I even did a post about it back in March), and whether you live in the suburbs, more urban areas, or smaller spaces, like apartments, strollers could be a great way to safely expand your cat's horizons, while giving you an excuse to explore your neighborhood, and get some exercise, too!

I really hope my cats don't read my blog

The stroller should be arriving sometime this week, and I'm curious whether my cat's will end up loving or hating it. I'm also looking forward to seeing if we get any weird reactions from people on the street. Just keeping my fingers crossed that it will be a fun adventure for all of us, and that no one ends up too traumatized! (I'm looking at you, Priscilla.)

Enter To Win!

As part of the challenge, Apartment Guide has generously offered a $50.00 PetSmart Gift Card to one of my lucky readers, so you can buy whatever you'd like to pamper your pets too!

To enter:
1. Like Apartment Guide on Facebook (
2. Follow Apartment Guide on Twitter (@aptguide)
3. Leave a comment on this post to confirm you entry

(Note: If you already entered last week, you comment has been saved and there's no need to enter again.)

Please, one entry per person. The contest is open to U.S. residents only, and the winner be will selected in a random drawing this Friday, May 20th, 2011 at 5:00PM EST.

Good luck to all! Make sure to stop back next week to see if you're a winner, and to hear all about our pet strolling adventure(s)!

(If you have any trouble entering a comment, please email me at

Whether you’re living, looking or moving, Apartment Guide will help point you in the right direction. Apartment Guide has tips for owning and caring for your pet whether you are in a large or small space. It’s helpful information no matter where you live. If you’re ready for a whole new space or are looking to move, Apartment Guide has the photos, floor plans, features and tips to help you find the perfect pet friendly apartment community. You can easily narrow your search to display communities that allow furry friends. Search for available apartments right within Apartment Guide’s Facebook page on the Search AG tab, and search for apartments with your Facebook friends by using the Search with Friends application on

Apartment Guide is owned by Consumer Source, Inc. Apartment Guide partnered with bloggers such as me to participate in its “A New Place For Your Pet” Blogger Challenge. As part of that program, I received compensation. They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about the products used for the “A New Place For Your Pet” Blogger Challenge. Apartment Guide and Consumer Source believe that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. Consumer Source’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.

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