Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Introducing PetPals: Blogger/Reader PenPal Program!

Introducing my newest pet project (pun intended): PetPals, Blogger/Reader penpal program!

You don't have to be a social butterfly (though those who are welcome too), or even own a blog, to connect with unique and exciting pets (and owners) just like you! The process is easy, here's a simple breakdown for you- if it all sounds good, fill out the simple form below, and wait to be matched up on the 18th!

-On the 18th of the month, you will receive your PetPal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact your PetPal and get their mailing information, as well as their pet's information (breed, preferences, size, etc). When your PetPal match contacts you, be sure to send a picture of your pet, with your mailing information, so they can see who they'll be shopping for! Please NOTE: The match you will be sending to will NOT be the same match mailing you a package. This helps keep the program moving, and engage more people (you get to meet 2 pets/people each month!)

-You will have until the 28th of the month to put your box of goodies in the mail. On the 15th of the following month, you will post about the goodies you received from your PetPal!

-The boxes are to be filled with fun pet toys, accessories, or snacks! Please be mindful (you may be matched with a cat OR a dog) of pet size/dietary restrictions, etc. The spending limit is $15. The box must also include something written. This can be anything from a note explaining what’s in the box, to a short story about your own pet.

-You are responsible for figuring out the best way to ship your items depending on their size and how fragile they are. (Don’t forget about flat rate boxes!)

-PetPals is open to blog readers as well as bloggers. If you’re a reader and you get paired with a blogger, you can choose to write a short guest post for your PetPal to post on their blog about what you received, or possibly share your box on Facebook (or other social media platforms).

- PetPals is currently only open to US residents. Please note, I am collecting a list of international and non cat/dog owners to gauge interest. If I receive enough matches I will open an international/rodent/reptile division.

PetPals Terms And Conditions

“By signing up to participate in PetPals, you are hereby agreeing to the following terms and conditions:

Condition 1:-You will contact the person you are matched with withing 72 hours of receiving your match to determine pet breed (cat/dog), size, and any dietary preferences or toy restrictions.

-Condition 2: You will make an effort to meet the dietary needs of your PetPal- If your PetPal has dietary restrictions you cannot comply with, consider sending just toys and accessories.

-Condition 3: You will mail your box by the 28th of the month. It is HIGHLY recommended that you purchase delivery confirmation/get a tracking number for your package. It is very inexpensive and can be used to prove that you sent your package in the event that it gets lost.

If your match does not receive a package for the month, you will receive a warning. If it happens two months in a row, you will no longer be able to participate in the program

-Condition 4: In the event that you do not receive a package, Jenna Wood and Momma Told Me/Time Out For Truffles blog cannot be held accountable. By agreeing to participate in PetPals, we cannot 100% guarantee that you will receive a package. The mail gets lost occasionally and your partner may fail to deliver.

-Condition 5: Using the PetPals email list to send out personal or spam emails promoting your blog, giveaways, etc is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Doing so is grounds for immediate dismissal from the program as it is a violation of the other participants’ privacy.

Failure to comply with these terms and conditions is grounds for dismissal from the PetPals Penpal Program.”

This program was inspired by the ingenious Foodie PenPals Program run by Lindsay of the Lean Green Bean Blog. I highly suggest you stop on by to check out her wonderful program for humans!


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Email Jenna M. Wood at Momma Told Me with any questions/concerns: woodpress08@gmail.com

1 comment:

  1. This is such a great idea, I am hesitant to put down my info yet because I'm on disability and i don't want to commit to something I can't do. I'm already spoiling my 5 cats so $s tight, but if I can do it for sure I'd really like to join!