Giveaways | Giveaways http://www.catster.com/giveaways Giveaways en-us Fri, 26 Sep 2014 03:00:00 -0700 Fri, 26 Sep 2014 03:00:00 -0700 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Orion <![CDATA[Friday Freebie: Win a SmartyKat Feather Whirl Cat Toy]]> http://www.catster.com/lifestyle/win-smartykat-feather-whirl-cat-toys-freebies-giveaway If only the best will do for your kitty, enter to win this Friday Freebie: the SmartyKat Feather Whirl. It took home "Best in Show" honors from the recent SuperZoo pet product showcase in Las Vegas, and we have four to give away!

The Feather Whirl features a whisper-quiet motor in a weighted base with an attached wand. With the push of a button, the toy erratically swoops and swirls, tempting your cat to pounce.

Check it out in action:

Made from durable, nontoxic and BHA-free plastic, maker Worldwise even offers a 90-day guarantee that your kitty won't break it. Enter below for a chance to win!

You can also buy the toy at featherwhirl.com and get bonus batteries and three grams of organic-certified catnip for $19.95; if you purchase during the As Seen on TV campaign of Oct. 7 and 21, Nov. 4 and 18, and Dec. 2, you also get a bonus set of cat toys and can purchase additional wands at a discount.  

How to Enter

  1. Create a Disqus account, if you haven't already, and include a valid email. It takes just a minute and allows you to better participate in Catster's community of people who are passionate about cats. If you already have a Disqus account, check it to ensure the account includes a valid email.
  2. Comment below using your Disqus account, telling us about what your cat currently pounces on that you would prefer that she not. The dog? Your feet? Bonus points for photos! Our favorite comment wins. You must be a U.S. resident to score this prize.
  3. Check your email for a "You've Won!" message from us after noon PST on Thursday, Oct. 2. We'll give the winner two days to respond before moving on to our next favorite. 

Good luck!

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 03:00:00 -0700 /lifestyle/win-smartykat-feather-whirl-cat-toys-freebies-giveaway
<![CDATA[Win a Stunning Cat Pendant or Cameo Earrings From Lisa Galibardy]]> http://www.catster.com/lifestyle/win-cat-pendant-cameo-earrings-jewelry-lisa-galibardy-freebies-giveaway Singers from the U.K. and U.S. alike love Lisa Galibardy's jewelry. Rita Ora, Kelly Rowland, and Jessie J. have all been spotted wearing her statement pieces. Now, you have the chance to join their stylish ranks with this week's Friday Freebie, as the London jewelry designer has generously offered to give away a Black Cat pendant and a pair of Cat Cameo earrings!

Her Black Cat pendant comes in solid brass with an ultra-glossy black-enamel finish, and it hangs from a 15.5-inch gold-tone loop chain.

The gothic-style Cat Cameo earrings are resin with a black cat on an orange background or cream cat on a black background.

We'll pick two winners, one for each item. If you don't win, Galibardy still wants you to wear her jewelry, and she'll give our readers a 20 percent discount when they enter CATSTER20 during checkout. There are other cat-centric pieces, but you can't go wrong with anything from the Galibardy online boutique, which features alternative accessories at insanely affordable prices considering who her customers include.

How to Enter

  1. Create a Disqus account, if you haven't already, and include a valid email. It takes just a minute and allows you to better participate in Catster's community of people who are passionate about cats. If you already have a Disqus account, check it to ensure the account includes a valid email.
  2. Comment below using your Disqus account, telling us about the vocal stylings of your cat. Bonus points for photos and following directions! You must tell us which prize you want, and in the case of the earrings, also tell us which background color. Our favorite comment wins. You must be a U.S. resident to score this prize.
  3. Check your email for a "You've Won!" message from us after noon PST on Thursday, Sept. 25. We'll give the winner two days to respond before moving on to our next favorite.

Good luck!

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:00:00 -0700 /lifestyle/win-cat-pendant-cameo-earrings-jewelry-lisa-galibardy-freebies-giveaway
<![CDATA[Win a $135 Panasonic Jet Force Vacuum and Banish Cat Hair]]> http://www.catster.com/lifestyle/win-panasonic-jet-force-vacuum-cat-hair-freebies-giveaway Cat hair, you have been warned. The PetGlide attachment on Panasonic's new Jet Force vacuum is coming for you.

The brush's double rollers and soft fingers quickly remove stubborn strands from upholstery and other surfaces. The appliance has a HEPA filter, as well, which means allergens are also no longer safe. We're looking at you, cat dander.

And don't think either of you can hide on bare floors, as the vacuum has a shut-off switch for the main agitator brush to allow safe use on wood and tile. Add to all that the 12-amp motor with cyclonic suction and a washable dust cup, and no hope exists for cat hair in a home that has this vacuum.

This Panasonic Jet Force vacuum retails for $134.99, but the company has generously offered to give one lucky Caster reader their own for free! Simply follow the directions below for a chance to win.

How to Enter

  1. Create a Disqus account, if you haven't already, and include a valid email. It takes just a minute and allows you to better participate in Catster's community of people who are passionate about cats. If you already have a Disqus account, check it to ensure the account includes a valid email.
  2. Comment below using your Disqus account, telling us about the cat hair situation in your home. Do you find it in odd places? Have you ever mistaken a clump for your actual cat? Bonus points for photos and following directions! Our favorite comment wins. You must be a U.S. resident to score this prize.
  3. Check your email for a "You've Won!" message from us after noon PST on Thursday, Sept. 18. We'll give the winner two days to respond before moving on to our next favorite.

Good luck!

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<![CDATA[Win a Cat Bed that Looks Like a Giant Crocs Sandal from Sasquatch]]> http://www.catster.com/lifestyle/win-sasquatch-pet-cat-beds-shoe-freebies-giveaway Imagine sleeping inside a comfy, cozy slipper -- freshly washed, of course. The lucky cat who wins this Friday Freebie will get to do exactly that.

The Sasquatch pet bed looks like a clog and features a faux-fleece sock. Made of cushy, non-toxic material that wipes clean and resists odor and bacteria, it also has a "roll bar" around the heel that serves as a pillow. The sock can go into the washing machine and dryer.

Sasquatch pet bed in Fawn.

This bed comes in eight colors -- Gold, Fawn, Sandstorm, King's Blue, Firehouse, Hunter Green, Midnight, and Lollipop -- and retails for $99.95, but you have the chance to win one for free by following the directions below. It measures 26 inches long by 10 inches high by 13 inches wide.

How to Enter

  1. Create a Disqus account, if you haven't already, and include a valid email. It takes just a minute and allows you to better participate in Catster's community of people who are passionate about cats. If you already have a Disqus account, check it to ensure the account includes a valid email.
  2. Comment below using your Disqus account, telling us why your cat needs this bed. Does another cat steal his? Or does she simply love shoes? Also, be sure to let us know which color you want. Bonus points for photos and following directions! Our favorite comment wins. You must be a U.S. resident to score this prize.
  3. Check your email for a "You've Won!" message from us after noon PST on Thursday, Sept. 11. We'll give the winner two days to respond before moving on to our next favorite.

Good luck!

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<![CDATA[Win a Furever Tree Eco-Urn From the Collar Project]]> http://www.catster.com/lifestyle/win-pet-cat-urns-for-cats-memorials-furever-tree-eco-urn-freebies-giveaway Pet parents deal with the loss of a beloved cat in a variety of ways. Some place their ashes in a decorative urn and keep them close by. Others scatter the ashes or bury the animal in a special spot. The Collar Project has introduced another option: the Furever Tree Eco-Urn.

This eco-friendly, biodegradable urn includes three tree seeds and a peat puck, allowing you to plant a tree that not only honors your cat but also combines their ashes with the soil, giving the tree a special significance. 

There are six species to choose from: paper birch, Ponderosa pine, grey adler, Indian bean, blue spruce, and lilac. If you don't have a green thumb, not to worry, as the urn also comes with easy-to-follow planting instructions.

It retails for about $60 with shipping, but the Collar Project has generously offered to give one Catster reader their own Furever Tree Eco-Urn. Follow the directions below. Note: This contest is open to both U.S. and Canadian residents.

How to Enter

  1. Create a Disqus account, if you haven't already, and include a valid email. It takes just a minute and allows you to better participate in Catster's community of people who are passionate about cats. If you already have a Disqus account, check it to ensure the account includes a valid email.
  2. Comment below using your Disqus account, telling us about the cat for whom you would plant a tree. The Furever Tree Eco-Urn also includes a sympathy card, making it a thoughtful gift as well. Bonus points for photos and following directions. Our favorite comment wins. You must be a U.S. or Canadian resident to score this prize.
  3. Check your email for a "You've Won!" message from us after noon PST on Thursday, Sept. 4. We'll give the winner two days to respond before moving on to our next favorite.

Good luck. 

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:00:00 -0700 /lifestyle/win-pet-cat-urns-for-cats-memorials-furever-tree-eco-urn-freebies-giveaway
<![CDATA[Win a Stunning Custom Cat Portrait by Manda Wolfe]]> http://www.catster.com/lifestyle/win-custom-cat-pet-portraits-art-manda-wolfe-freebies-giveaway Manda Wolfe fell into her career painting pet portraits. A neighbor saw the piece she did of her own dog, Abby, and commissioned the artist to paint his pet as well. She now takes orders through Art by Manda, staying quite busy at her home studio in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Manda Wolfe and Abby.
Wolfe specializes in gouache, a method of painting that uses opaque watercolors. She works from provided photos, capturing the subject in a realistic style before adding a bright and colorful background to the cardstock canvas.

Her modern pop art portraits of dogs and cats are simply lovely and brim with personality. They come in a wide range of sizes, from 4 by 6 inches to 20 by 24 inches. Prices run from $75 to $750. Wolfe can typically turn around a commission in three to four weeks, depending on the requested size and her current workload. 

Here are a few of my favorites from her online gallery.

"Sammy," by Manda Wolfe.

"Melora and Malto," by Manda Wolfe.

"Elliot," by Manda Wolfe.

Wolfe has generously offered to paint a custom portrait -- 4 by 4 inches or 4 by 6 inches, depending on the layout -- for one lucky Catster reader. Such a work of art regularly costs $75. Follow the directions below to enter. She also will take 15 percent off any order placed by a Catster reader who uses the coupon code CATDOG1.

How to Enter

  1. Create a Disqus account, if you haven't already, and include a valid email. It takes just a minute and allows you to better participate in Catster's community of people who are passionate about cats. If you already have a Disqus account, check it to ensure the account includes a valid email.
  2. Comment below using your Disqus account, telling us about your cat and the personality traits you would want Wolfe to capture. Bonus points for photos. Our favorite photo/comment wins. You must be a U.S. resident to score this prize.
  3. Check your email for a "You've Won!" message from us after noon PST on Thursday, Aug. 28. We'll give the winner two days to respond before moving on to our next favorite.

Good luck.

Read stories of rescue and love on Catster:

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 03:00:00 -0700 /lifestyle/win-custom-cat-pet-portraits-art-manda-wolfe-freebies-giveaway
<![CDATA[Win SuperCat Plush Toys with Catnip Spray]]> http://www.catster.com/lifestyle/win-supercat-cat-plush-toys-catnip-spray-freebies-giveaway Does your cat insist on using only the latest and greatest tech? SuperCat plush toys and catnip spray from Quaker Pet Group fit the bill, and we have five prize packs of the products to give away!

The non-toxic, non-staining spray features Nano-Burst technology, which releases catnip scent every time your kitty rubs, scratches, or buffs against it. Simply apply the spray to the toy for up to six weeks of contact high.

Each prize pack features one bottle of the spray and two plush toys, with Gators, Dinos, Yetis, and Birdz among the characters.

How to Enter

  1. Create a Disqus account, if you haven't already, and include a valid email. It takes just a minute and allows you to better participate in Catster's community of people who are passionate about cats. If you already have a Disqus account, check it to ensure the account includes a valid email.
  2. Comment below using your Disqus account, telling us about your cat's love of technology. Does she insist on helping you at the computer? Or does he love napping on your printer? Bonus points for photos! Our favorite photo/comment wins. You must be a U.S. resident to score this prize.
  3. Check your email for a "You've Won!" message from us after noon PST on Thursday, Aug. 21. We'll give the winner two days to respond before moving on to our next favorite.

Good luck!

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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 05:00:00 -0700 /lifestyle/win-supercat-cat-plush-toys-catnip-spray-freebies-giveaway
<![CDATA[Win a Cat Crib and Give Your Kitty an Under-Chair Lair]]> http://www.catster.com/lifestyle/win-cat-crib-beds-giveaway-freebies-chair Back in 2012, we ran a Friday Freebie for the Cat Crib. The response was remarkable. To celebrate the launch of its Kickstarter campaign to produce a Puppy Crib, the company has generously offered to repeat the giveaway.

For those not in the know, the Cat Crib attaches easily and securely to any four-legged chair with 18 to 27 inches between the legs. Think of it as an under-chair lair for your kitty, from which she can observe the goings-on in your home or nap the afternoon away. It works on four-legged end tables, too!

The machine-washable Cat Crib comes in purple, tan, and black, and it costs $29, but you can enter below for the chance to win one for free. And be sure to enter the Puppy Crib giveaway on Dogster if you have a small pup in your fur family!

How to Enter

  1. Create a Disqus account, if you haven't already, and include a valid email. It takes just a minute and allows you to better participate in Catster's community of people who are passionate about cats. If you already have a Disqus account, check it to ensure the account includes a valid email.
  2. Comment below using your Disqus account, telling us about your cat's current hideaway and why she needs a new one. Or perhaps you have multiple cats who don't like to share? Bonus points for photos! Our favorite photo/comment wins. You must be a U.S. resident to score this prize.
  3. Check your email for a “You've Won!” message from us after noon PST on Thursday, Aug. 14. We'll give the winner two days to respond before moving on to our next favorite.

Good luck!

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Fri, 08 Aug 2014 07:00:00 -0700 /lifestyle/win-cat-crib-beds-giveaway-freebies-chair
<![CDATA[We Chat with Cat Poet Francesco Marciuliano About His New Book "I Knead My Mommy"]]> http://www.catster.com/lifestyle/cat-poetry-book-francesco-marciuliano-i-knead-my-mommy-interview-giveaway-win Behold the following words, presented in the poetical fashion:

Thanks to my sense of wonder
Thanks to my thirst for knowledge
Thanks to my need to explore
To analyze
To learn
To find out all there is
About this new place I call home
Thanks to all that
And a poorly timed jump
I can confidently report
That everything you ever treasured
Should not have been placed
On a single shelf you installed yourself.

Magnificent, right? The verse is called Sense of Wonder and it's included in a new collection of kitten poetry titled I Knead My Mommy. The author of the tome is Francesco Marciuliano, whose previous book, I Could Pee On This, might well already be nestled somewhere in your self-installed bookshelf.

With I Knead My Mommy published today, I called up Francesco to talk about Charlie Sheen's role in the development of kitty verse, famous feline-friendly poets, and the nuanced difference between cat and kitten poetry.

All images from I Knead My Mommy, out now via Chronicle Books.

Where did the inspiration to merge cats with poetry come from? 

A couple of years ago I had two cats, Boris and Natasha, whom the first book, I Could Pee On This, was dedicated to. I had them for 17 years and when I lost Natasha I was particularly sad. A way to get beyond that was to write poems as a way to remember them. I didn't want to do anything too cutesy though -- when you hear the phrase cat poetry your eyes roll right to the back of your head -- and I wanted it to be about their personality and character. So I wrote a few and then I did what a lot of writers do when they write something -- I put it aside.

Oddly enough, a few weeks later Charlie Sheen had a mental breakdown on the radio. He was ranting and just saying odd things. Trust me, this all connects! So I took some of his more bizarre quotes and attached them to photos of cats, put them on my website and got a million-and-a-half hits. It was kinda overwhelming. So I posted my poems and got a good response, then I sent them to my editor and that's how we're here.

Do you think Charlie Sheen would make a good cat owner? 

I think so. He's got a Charlie Brown tattoo on him -- that can only say good things about him! As long as he shows up sober at Taco Bells at 3 a.m., I believe he would be a good cat owner.

So how much of the first book was inspired by your own cats?

More than half was inspired by Boris and Natasha, and I also had other cats growing up along with dogs and birds -- it was like a real suburban menagerie. My dad's always been a cat lover and at one point we were feeding upwards of 12 feral cats, which I'm sure is a number none of the neighbors discussed at all.

We gave them all names, so the one with two different colored eyes was Bowie. I looked upon those cats as well. I had two cats for 17 years and at that point, especially when you live in an apartment, you see everything they do even if they think you don't. Writing the poems was a nice way to remember them and keep them in mind. It worked wonders for me.

What's the difference between writing cat and kitten poetry?

A cat poem is a more reflective poem. Cats are known for sleeping up to 16 hours a day, so they have a lot of time to look back on their life and also consider what they're going to do, so it's a little more measured. With a kitten poem, everything is a new adventure, everything is exciting. The kitten is there and asking what to do in all these new situations. Everything is more energetic. There's a poem in the first book written by a kitten and it's all capital letters and all exclamation points. But the new book is them coming into the world, moving into their forever home, meeting other cats, then slowly piecing things together.

What sort of reaction do you get when you tell people you write cat poetry?

They put a hand on my shoulder and say, "I'm sure you're a nice person ..." But you can see them try to talk to anyone else at the bar. Now I'm kinda lucky because when I do mention the book I've been lucky enough that a lot of people have heard of it -- it's humbling and nice. Most people find the book titles funny, and from that, anyone who has a cat likes to launch into telling me about what their cat does. It's actually fun as a catalyst to hear these stories.

Does the idea that you're writing cat poetry books seem surreal?

Oh, yes! At some times it's completely surreal. The success of the first book is still a surprise for me. I will always feel extremely fortunate in what I do for a living -- I write comic strips and I write pet poetry and somehow I'm making a living doing this and am still considered an adult. Oddly enough it's the life I wanted when I wrote a bucket list at the age of five: It was write comic strips, write poems about pets, and join the Jedi Academy. The last one's not going to happen.

Which notable poets do you think would be great at writing cat-based poetry?

There are actually several who have done cat poetry! I'd like to add T.S. Elliot because somehow it'll be set in a cathedral, it'll be 47 pages, and it will be the ultimate episcopalian cat poem. Yeats would do a very mournful one, and Tennyson would do a very British cat poem. From what I've found out, a lot of writers do have cats -- like the ones with more than five toes are called Hemingway cats. I think cats are a great thing to have when you're a writer; yes, occasionally they'll sit on a laptop and that's the end of the day, but when you're trying to be reflective, that's when you talk to them and it helps to have them around.

Finally, as you've also authored a book of dog poetry, who writes the best poems -- cats or dogs?

They are two different types of poems! I know this is Catster and I should chose a side. [In a diplomatic tone] Cat poetry is the nature of them letting you in on a secret, and dog poetry is explaining their actions because dogs are very demonstrative, so it's basically telling you their thoughts about all these big dramatic performances. Cats are more like, "It might seem weird that I have unrolled your toilet paper but I had a reason, and it's a pretty good reason, and it may not work for you but I am very satisfied with the reason." That's all cats need to know.

Enter to win I Knead My Mommy

Competition! Catster has three copies of I Knead My Mommy to give away to our poetically inclined readers. 

  1. To enter, create a Disqus account, if you haven't already, and include a valid email. It takes just a minute and allows you to better participate in Catster's community of people who are passionate about cats. If you already have a Disqus account, check it to ensure the account includes a valid email.
  2. To win a copy, simply write your best cat-themed haiku in the comments section below. We'll choose our favorites -- and most inherently feline selections -- to win a copy of the book.

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About Phillip Mlynar: The self-appointed world's foremost expert on rappers' cats. When not penning posts on rap music, he can be found building DIY cat towers for his adopted domestic shorthair, Mimosa, and collecting Le Creuset cookware (in red). He has also invented cat sushi, but it's not quite what you think it is.

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<![CDATA[Friday Freebie: Win a PawPack Box Filled with Cat Goodies]]> http://www.catster.com/lifestyle/win-pawpack-box-cat-treats-subscription-boxes-toys-catnip-scooper-freebies-giveaway These days, you can get a subscription box for just about anything. Beauty products, wine, healthful snacks, and even goodies for your cat are among the items that can be curated and delivered to your door each month. The key to finding the best boxes, though, is to choose those that offer features others don't. PawPack does exactly that.

Not only do you get five to eight high-quality pet products, with a focus on organic, all-natural, and eco-friendly items, you can create a subscription that perfectly fits your fur family. Do you have two cats and a dog? Not a problem. Simply order a box for the first pet, then add the others as additional pets. I have yet to see another subscription service that allows you to combine cats and dogs into one box.

The cost varies by number of pets and length of subscription, but PawPack has generously offered to send one lucky Catster reader its August box for free. The contents will be a surprise, but previous items have included Whole Life All-Natural Pure Salmon Treats, West Paw Design Recycled Mouse Toys and 100 Percent Organic Catnip, and the ORE Pet Recycled Melamine Cat Paw Litter Scooper.

Follow the instructions below to enter. And if you want to subscribe whether you win or not, get 20 percent off your order by entering CATSTER during checkout.

How to Enter

  1. Create a Disqus account, if you haven't already, and include a valid email. It takes just a minute and allows you to better participate in Catster's community of people who are passionate about cats. If you already have a Disqus account, check it to ensure the account includes a valid email.
  2. Comment below using your Disqus account, telling us a little about how your fur family. Do you just have cats? Or do dogs curl up on the sofa alongside them? Bonus points for photos! Our favorite photo/comment wins. You must be a U.S. resident to score this prize.
  3. Check your email for a “You've Won!” message from us after noon PST on Thursday, Aug. 7. We'll give the winner two days to respond before moving on to our next favorite.

Good luck! And remember, get 20 percent off your next order by entering CATSTER during checkout.

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Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:00:00 -0700 /lifestyle/win-pawpack-box-cat-treats-subscription-boxes-toys-catnip-scooper-freebies-giveaway
<![CDATA[Win a Prize Pack of Cat Food and Treats from I and Love and You]]> http://www.catster.com/lifestyle/win-cat-food-treats-i-and-love-and-you-freebies-giveaway-coupons-swag Here at Catster, we set a high bar for Friday Freebies, partnering only with companies that have something special to offer our readers.

Like the company I and Love and You.

The Colorado-based company makes high-quality, protein-rich, and grain-free products. Formulated by holistic veterinarians, the food and treats feature complete, whole-food nutrition from premium ingredients.

Seriously, I don't feed myself as well as I and Love and You feeds its customers.

The company strives to use only wild-caught fish and grass-fed, free-range, and cage-free meats raised without the use of antibiotics and growth hormones. Ingredients are minimally processed, human-quality, and never include by-products or rendered meat. You won't find corn, soy, fillers, or artificial preservatives, colors, or flavorings, either, and GMOs are avoided whenever possible.

The line of products also includes supplements, remedies, and litter made with the same high standards.

The folks behind I and Love and You are also pretty awesome -- did I mention that the company has donated 10,478 meals to animal rescues at last count? -- so awesome that they have offered to give away three prize packs. 

Valued at $50, each contains a five-pound bag of Nude Food Natural Kibble; two cans of Chicken Lickin’ Good, Whascally Wabbit, Wholly Cow, or Oh My Cod food; a bag of Nuthin' But Fish treats; a bag of Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow hairball chews; and various coupons and company swag.

You know the drill. Follow the directions below to enter.

How to Enter

  1. Create a Disqus account, if you haven't already, and include a valid email. It takes just a minute and allows you to better participate in Catster's community of people who are passionate about cats. If you already have a Disqus account, check it to ensure the account includes a valid email.
  2. Comment below using your Disqus account, telling us a little about how your cat shows love. Does she rub her cheek against yours? Or does he regularly bring you dead things as a sign of affection?  Bonus points for photos! Our favorite photo/comment wins. You must be a resident of the continental U.S. to score this prize.
  3. Check your email for a “You've Won!” message from us after noon PST on Thursday, July 31. We'll give the winner two days to respond before moving on to our next favorite.

Good luck!

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<![CDATA[Friday Freebie: Get Your Cat High With Organic Catnip From Worldwise]]> http://www.catster.com/lifestyle/win-organic-catnip-cat-toys-worldwise-freebies-giveaway Has your kitty gone organic? Does she insist on only enjoying catnip grown and processed without chemicals? Then enter this week's Friday Freebie for a chance to make her one very happy cat.

Worldwise has generously provided three prize packs of catnip and toys from its Petlinks Line. Three kitties will each win a set of Pudgy Pals, Crinkle Buddy, and Bug Catch toys, plus a three-pack of True Bliss catnip.

Pudgy Pals.

True Bliss only contains leaves and blossoms. No fillers for your kitty! The new smaller containers -- each tube contains two grams -- also help to keep the catnip fresher longer. 

Pure Bliss.

How to Enter

  1. Create a Disqus account, if you haven't already, and include a valid email. It takes just a minute and allows you to better participate in Catster's community of people who are passionate about cats. If you already have a Disqus account, check it to ensure the account includes a valid email.
  2. Comment below using your Disqus account, telling us a little about your cat or cats. Bonus points for photos! Our favorite photo/comment wins. You must be a resident of the continental U.S. to score this prize.
  3. Check your email for a “You've Won!” message from us after noon PST on Thursday, July 24. We'll give the winner two days to respond before moving on to our next favorite.

Good luck!

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 03:00:00 -0700 /lifestyle/win-organic-catnip-cat-toys-worldwise-freebies-giveaway
<![CDATA[Win a Box of ökocat Eco-Friendly Natural Cat Litter]]> http://www.catster.com/lifestyle/win-okocat-eco-friendly-natural-cat-litter-freebies-giveaway Do you have an eco-friendly cat in the house? A kitty who takes recycling and sustainability quite seriously? If so, then this week's Friday Freebie is the one to win.

Healthy Pet offers four formulas of its ökocat natural cat litter: Wood Clumping Litter, Wood Long-Hair Clumping Litter, Wood Pine Litter, and Paper Dust-Free Litter. All are made with reclaimed wood or paper, offer maximum absorption and seven-day odor control, and are biodegradable. You can even flush the wood formulas!

Check out this informative video to learn more about each:

Once you decide which formula best suits your tree-hugging kitty, follow the directions below for a chance to win one of 10 large boxes we have to give away.

How to Enter

  1. Create a Disqus account, if you haven't already, and include a valid email. It takes just a minute and allows you to better participate in Catster's community of people who are passionate about cats. If you already have a Disqus account, check it to ensure the account includes a valid email.
  2. Comment below using your Disqus account, telling us about your cat or cats and why they need ökocat natural cat litter. Are they -- or you -- sensitive to the chemicals and dust of traditional clay litter? Are they against the strip-mining it requires? Bonus points for photos! Our favorite photo/comment wins. You must be a resident of the continental U.S. to score this prize.
  3. Check your email for a “You've Won!” message from us after noon PST on Thursday, July 17. We'll give the winner two days to respond before moving on to our next favorite.

Good luck!

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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:00:00 -0700 /lifestyle/win-okocat-eco-friendly-natural-cat-litter-freebies-giveaway
<![CDATA[Win a Grain-Free Cat-Treats Pack From Zuke's]]> http://www.catster.com/lifestyle/win-grain-free-cat-treats-pack-zukes-giveaway-freebie The folks at Zuke's believe pet treats should be tasty and healthy. Their products are exactly that.

G-Zees are grain-free treats, making them perfect for sensitive kitties, and they contain glucosamine to support joints and also cranberries to keep the urinary tract in good health. G-Zees come in turkey and salmon flavors, with real meat as their first ingredient.

Natural Purzz list real meat first, too, with chicken, tuna, and salmon to choose from, and each flavor also features cranberries. Both types of treats come in a "Z" shape, giving them the angles and edges that cats prefer.

Also adding to the company's awesomeness is the portion of every purchase it donates to the nonprofit Dog and Cat Cancer Fund. And through August, Zuke's will donate an additional $5 per photo or video uploaded to its Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook accounts if tagged with #FuelTheLove. The goal is to raise $10,000 by summer's end, for cancer education, treatment, and research.

So head on over to your favorite social media account and upload a photo of your kitty with the hashtag. Before you go, though, enter below to win a Treats Prize Pack from Zuke's with two bags of each treat described above. 

We have five treat packs to give away!

How to Enter

  1. Create a Disqus account, if you haven't already, and include a valid email. It takes just a minute and allows you to better participate in Catster's community of people who are passionate about cats. If you already have a Disqus account, check it to ensure the account includes a valid email.
  2. Comment below using your Disqus account, telling us about your cats and why they need these Zuke's treats. Do you have a kitty with health issues? Or cats who just deserve a tasty treat? Bonus points for photos! Our favorite photo/comment wins. You must be a resident of the continental U.S. to score this prize.
  3. Check your email for a “You've Won!” message from us after noon PST on Thursday, July 3. We'll give the winner two days to respond before moving on to our next favorite.

Good luck!

Learn more about your cat with Catster:

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Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:00:00 -0700 /lifestyle/win-grain-free-cat-treats-pack-zukes-giveaway-freebie
<![CDATA[Attention! The KitNipBox Scavenger Hunt Is Coming, and Here Are Your Clues]]> http://www.catster.com/molz/kitnipbox-online-scavenger-hunt-clues-contest-cat-toys-treats-subscription-box-win-giveaway Subscription gifts are the best, aren't they? I don't know if any of you are familiar with Birch Box, but it's this thing where once a month you receive a package of beauty samples and products -- and each month is something new. And that's just one of many subscription services you can get: Others offer monthly tea samples, some deliver arts and crafts projects, and there's even one where you get different kinds of whiskey in the mail.

KitNipBox is for your feline friend, and they send you a box (exciting, but not even the best part) bursting with kitty treats, products, and accessories. We're having a pretty KitNipBox filled box here at Catster, and this is just one more fun opportunity to win one for your cat friend. (We're also giving one away as our Friday Freebie.) Three randomly selected scavenger hunters will receive one free Catster-themed KitNipBox and a 25 percent-off coupon for a second Happy Cat or Multi-Cat KitNipBox (note: The coupon cannot be applied to the Start KitNipBox).

Beginning June 16, we'll hide items in albums on the KitNipBox Facebook page and on the KitNipBox site for you to find in an online scavenger hunt! Here's how it's going to work:

  • On June 16, 18, and 20, KitNipBox will release the scavenged items. They might be on the company's Facebook page or on its website -- we'll make sure to let you know in the clues so pay attention!
  • Three winners will be randomly selected from the entries who correctly identify all three scavenger hunt items. In order to be part of the drawing, you must correctly identify all three scavenged items via this form.
  • The absolute deadline to submit your answers is Sunday June 22 at 11:59 PM PST.
  • Winners will be drawn and notified June 23.

But before we give you the clues, let's go over the rules:

  • Only addresses within the continental United States are eligible to win.
  • Only entries that correctly identify the three scavenger hunt items will be eligible for the drawing.
  • The three winners will be selected randomly from the eligible entries and notified June 23.

Got it? Ready to start hunting?

June 16 clue: Name That Celebrikitty!

(This clue is located in a photo album on KitNipBox's Facebook page.)

From Keyboard Cat to Nyan Cat's coat of many colors
cats are taking the Internet all over:
Lil Bub has her own show and Grumpy Cat has a movie,
but there's one cat who's made Internet Awww history
with his cardboard box love in all its glory.

June 18 clue: Which Happy Cat is KitNipBox's CMO?

(This clue is located on the KitNipBox website.)

Every company needs a group of leaders and KitNipBox is no different!
KitNipBox is led by their very own Chief Meow Officer --
he's a black cat who is stylish and smart and confident.
Can you find him among the Happy Cats?
He's wearing something red and his name is Sylvester!

"Open the box!"
 

June 20 clue: What's in the Box?!

(This clue is located in a photo album on KitNipBox's Facebook page.)

From Greenies to Curly Mice to Benny Bullys snacks,
there's something in every KitNipBox to charm your cats.
But Sylvester's favorite KitNipBox accessory is all about keeping it Business Catual:
he's wearing a red one in the answer to the June 18 clue,
in this clue, it's white and blue.

Those are your clues! You can submit your answers three spearate times or all at once -- however you decide to do it, you have to use this form.

But wait! That's not all!

For the duration of the scavenger hunt, KitNipBox is offering an exclusive 15-percent off coupon for your first KitNipBox -- just use the code CATSTER15 at checkout. Please note that the coupon can only be applied toward the Happy Cat and Multi-Cat boxes, and is only good for your first box (any subsequent boxes you receive will be at full price).

Good luck and thanks for participating!

Photo: Pretty cat is hiding in a cardboard box by Shutterstock

Laugh with us:

About Liz Acosta: Catster's former Cuteness Correspondent, Liz still manages the site's daily "Awws," only now she also wrangles Catster's social media. That's why she wants you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and -- her personal favorite -- Instagram. See ya there!

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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 05:00:00 -0700 /molz/kitnipbox-online-scavenger-hunt-clues-contest-cat-toys-treats-subscription-box-win-giveaway
<![CDATA[Win a KitNipBox Filled With Cat Toys, Treats, and Other Goodies!]]> http://www.catster.com/lifestyle/win-kitnipbox-subscription-box-cat-toys-treats-freebies-giveaway What could a cat possibly love more than a box? How about a box filled with toys, treats, and other goodies that arrives once a month? KitNipBox is exactly that, and the monthly subscription service will give one Catster kitty a box of her own as this week's Friday Freebie! (We're also giving away three via online scavenger hunt -- read the details about that here.)

The KitNipBox includes:

  • Stylish cat bowtie by Business Catual, a Portland company that uses recycled fabrics in its handmade bowties and donates nine percent of profits to no-kill animal welfare organizations.
  • Crochet mouse by a Virginia artisan who uses recycled yarn for her creations and donates a portion of them to animal welfare organizations.
  • Bag of Benny Bully's cat treats, made from pure beef livers hand-selected from government-inspected meat sections.
  • Colorful collection of handmade catnip pillow toys by an artisan in Maine, who puts soft filling and more than a tablespoon of USDA-certified-organic dried catnip into each toy.
  • Bag of Greenies Dental Treats, made with natural ingredients in a unique shape, which scrapes away tartar and supports fresh breath.
  • Cat Charmer toy with wand, which leads to hours of aerobic exercise and fun.
  • Two-pack of Spunkeez, colorful mice toys with bells for hunting and playing.
  • The box itself!

KitNipBox has three levels of subscriptions, all with shipping included: the $9 Starter (one to two goodies with a value of at least $15), the $19 Happy Cat (five or more with a value of at least $30), and the $29 Multi-Cat (seven or more with a value of at least $40).

In addition to the free box one Catster kitty will get, the company has offered to give those who do not win 15 percent off their first Happy Cat or Multi-Cat box! Just enter FRIDAY15 when providing your billing info.

For a chance to win the KitNipBox, follow the directions below.

How to Enter

  1. Create a Disqus account, if you haven't already, and include a valid email. It takes just a minute and allows you to better participate in Catster's community of people who are passionate about cats. If you already have a Disqus account, check it to ensure the account includes a valid email.
  2. Comment below using your Disqus account, telling us about your cat and their love of boxes. Bonus points for photos! Our favorite photo/comment wins. You must be a resident of the continental U.S. to score this prize.
  3. Check your email for a “You've Won!” message from us after noon PST on Thursday, June 19. We'll give the winner two days to respond before moving on to our next favorite.

Good luck!

Learn more about your cat with Catster:

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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 03:00:00 -0700 /lifestyle/win-kitnipbox-subscription-box-cat-toys-treats-freebies-giveaway
<![CDATA[What's More Fun Than a Cat in a Box? A KitNipBox Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.catster.com/molz/cat-subscription-boxes-kitnip-online-scavenger-hunt-giveaway Last year I gifted Managing Editor Vicky Walker a paper goods subscription service. I know Vicky loves receiving mail and is particularly fond of notecards, so I couldn't think of anything more delightful than three months of receiving unique cards via the postal service. Vicky loved the gift.

Here is KitNipBox's Chief Meow Officer Sylvester scoping out the latest offerings.

Here's CMO Sylvester looking slick in his red bow tie.

KitNipBox is similar to subscription services like TOTO and Birch Box, except it's just for cats! Sure, your cat is probably stoked just to receive a cardboard box with her name on it, but KitNipBox (besides being a box) is packed with treats and goodies for your kitties.

It works like this: You subscribe to KitNipBox at one of their three options and they send you a box of cat toys and treats at the beginning of each month. It's a fun little surprise every time -- for both you and your cat.

But wait -- it gets better!

A box full of goodies! This must be kitty heaven!

Look at all these happy KitNipBox recipients!

We've teamed up with KitNipBox for an online scavenger hunt. Three lucky winners will receive a free Catster-themed KitNipBox and a coupon for 25 percent off their next KitNipBoxes. We'll be sharing a 15 percent off coupon code throughout the week of the scavenger hunt so everyone can get in on the fun.

The scavenger hunt will take place next week, June 16-20. This Friday, June 13, we'll have a separate post on Catster with all the scavenger hunt hints. The items will be located in photo albums on the KitNipBox Facebook page (So go Like them!) and on the KitNipBox website. Don't worry, we'll make sure to remind you!

Make sure to check back with us this Friday for the official scavenger hunt post!

Keep your eyes on Catster for the official contest post! We hope you have fun!

Photo: Pretty cat is hiding in a cardboard box by Shutterstock

Laugh with us:

About Liz Acosta: Catster's former Cuteness Correspondent, Liz still manages the site's daily "Awws," only now she also wrangles Catster's social media. That's why she wants you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and -- her personal favorite -- Instagram. See ya there!

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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 07:00:00 -0700 /molz/cat-subscription-boxes-kitnip-online-scavenger-hunt-giveaway
<![CDATA[Friday Freebie: Win a Calm Cat Coat From BH Pet Gear]]> http://www.catster.com/lifestyle/win-calm-cat-coat-anxiety-health-care-bh-pet-gear-freebies-giveaways My pets are pretty laid-back. My dogs Spot and Dolly slept through a thunderstorm last week that had me up at 3 a.m. checking for tornado watches and flood warnings. They have yet to need products to ease anxiety or relieve stress, but there are many cats who do. Such anxiety can be a serious health and care issue. Enter the Calm Cat coat from BH Pet Gear.

The company describes its use as similar to that of swaddling a newborn or hugging a child. Gentle, constant pressure on a cat's torso works to calm the nervous system and ease anxiety caused by thunderstorms, appliances, and other noises, and also helps with the stress of travel, crating, and separation. Pet parents who use the coat report less inappropriate urination, aggression, and excessive vocalization.

Made of a comfy yet durable material that allows for machine washing, it comes in three sizes: small (for cats 8 to 14 inches), medium (12 to 17 inches), and large (16 to 25 inches). The coat costs $29.99, but BH Pet Gear has offered to give away two Calm Cat coats as this week's Friday Freebie. Simply follow the directions below for a chance to win.

How to Enter

  1. Create a Disqus account, if you haven't already, and include a valid email. It takes just a minute and allows you to better participate in Catster's community of people who are passionate about cats. If you already have a Disqus account, check it to ensure the account includes a valid email.
  2. Comment below using your Disqus account, telling us how your cat would benefit from the calming coat. Does he shake through severe weather? Does she ignore the litter box when stressed out? Bonus points for photos! Our favorite photo/comment wins. You must be a U.S. resident to score this prize.
  3. Check your email for a “You've Won!” message from us after noon PST on Thursday, June 12. We'll give the winner two days to respond before moving on to our next favorite.

Good luck!

Learn more about your cat with Catster:

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Fri, 06 Jun 2014 05:00:00 -0700 /lifestyle/win-calm-cat-coat-anxiety-health-care-bh-pet-gear-freebies-giveaways
<![CDATA[Win a Feature-Packed, Stylish ZÜCA Pet Carrier]]> http://www.catster.com/lifestyle/win-zuca-cat-pet-carrier-freebies-giveaways Never before have cats had access to such a stylish, comfy ride. The ZÜCA Pet Carrier comes in a variety of patterns and colors and allows for smooth travel.

Let's take a look at the many cool features of this carrier:

Customizable color combinations

The water-resistant insert is available in blue polka dot (below), black or gray houndstooth (above), and pink or gray solid material (below). Choices for the frame are white, black, gray, brown, purple, orange, green, red, blue, and pink. Talk about options!

Light but sturdy

The aluminum-alloy frame and polyester insert weigh less than 10 pounds but can safely support up to 300 pounds, which means the top of the carrier can hold other items or double as a seat.

39.5-inch telescoping handle

Allows you to wheel your cat from here to there with ease.

Dual-wheel system

The four-inch polyurethane wheels absorb shock and make for a silent ride, and two sets of wheels handle stairs and curbs much better than one.

Removable insert

Detaches for hand washing.

Adjustable interior leash

Ensures your cat stays put until you are ready for him to exit the carrier.

Removable floor panel with snaps

Comes out for hand washing and even accommodates disposable liners.

Mesh side and zipper front pockets

Offers you easy access to toys and treats.

The ZÜCA Pet Carrier measures 18 inches high, 10 inches wide, 13 inches deep, and best suits cats up to 15 pounds. However, it does not work as a carry-on carrier for air travel, because it does not meet FAA size specifications. In the car, the carrier does fit nicely in the front or back seat, with a seat belt securing it for road trips. 

The carriers range from $157.50 to $162.50, depending on the combination, but ZÜCA has generously offered to give one Catster reader a carrier of his or her choosing for free! Follow the directions below for a chance to win.

For those of you who don't win, the company also has generously provided a discount code! Enter CATSTER25 at checkout to get 25 percent off the Pet Collection. (Fine print: The code will be valid from June 1 through Nov. 30 of this year and is redeemable for online purchases only at zuca.com. It does not apply to the purchase of e-gift cards and cannot be combined with any other coupon offer. Previous purchases are excluded.)

 

How to Enter

  1. Create a Disqus account, if you haven't already, and include a valid email. It takes just a minute and allows you to better participate in Catster's community of people who are passionate about cats. If you already have a Disqus account, check it to ensure the account includes a valid email.
  2. Comment below using your Disqus account, telling us how your cat would use the carrier. Does he hit the road with you on a regular basis? Does she work as a therapy or service animal? Bonus points for photos! Our favorite photo/comment wins. You must be a U.S. resident to score this prize.
  3. Check your email for a “You've Won!” message from us after noon PST on Thursday, June 5. We'll give the winner two days to respond before moving on to our next favorite.

Good luck! And remember, get 25 percent off a carrier by entering CATSTER25 at checkout (the code is valid June 1 through Nov. 30).

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Fri, 30 May 2014 09:00:00 -0700 /lifestyle/win-zuca-cat-pet-carrier-freebies-giveaways
<![CDATA[Friday Freebie: Take Home a JoJo Modern Pets Placemat and Bowl Set]]> http://www.catster.com/lifestyle/win-jojo-modern-pets-placemat-bowl-set Cats need not sacrifice style for function. For example, the Stay On Bowl and Mat Collection from JoJo Modern Pets features a variety of brightly colored food bowls and mats, with the latter including a light magnetic layer that keeps the stainless steel dishes in place. No more flipping or scooting during mealtime!

JoJo Modern Pets has generously offered to give two Catster readers their own Safari Orange Placemat and Bowl Set. The set comes with an 18.5-by-11-inch mat and two dishwasher-safe bowls, with each holding four cups of food or an equal amount of water. The set regularly retails for $44.99, but follow these directions for the chance to win one for free.

How to Enter

  1. Create a Disqus account, if you haven't already, and include a valid email. It takes just a minute and allows you to better participate in Catster's community of people who are passionate about cats. If you already have a Disqus account, check it to ensure the account includes a valid email.
  2. Comment below using your Disqus account, telling us about your cat and his or her current dinnerware setup. Does he end up across the room at the end of his meal? Is her eating area sadly in need of a makeover? Bonus points for photos! Our favorite photo/comment wins. You must be a U.S. resident to score this prize.
  3. Check your email for a “You've Won!” message from us after noon PST on Thursday, May 29. We'll give the winner two days to respond before moving on to our next favorite.

Good luck!

Learn more about your cat with Catster:

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Fri, 23 May 2014 07:00:00 -0700 /lifestyle/win-jojo-modern-pets-placemat-bowl-set