Monday, June 27, 2011

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PetArmor Flea & Tick Protection

Like many pet owners, we have battled with fleas so we know how important flea protection is. We have tried every brand of flea prevention available and have had good results with some and very bad results with others. When PetArmor offered me their “Take a Hike” gift pack along with the chance to review their flea, tick and lice protection, I was happy to try it out; not only because it’s always nice to test this type of product without the upfront investment, but because PetArmor is priced well below other leading brands, so if it worked and we liked it, it would save us money in the long run.

PetArmor is the first EPA approved generic fipronil product used to treat both dogs and cats. It is sold through major retailers, such as Walmart, and offers a substantial savings to leading flea protection. PetArmor is available in two forms: PetArmor which kills fleas, ticks, and chewing lice and PetArmor Plus which kills fleas, flea larvae, flea eggs, ticks, and chewing lice.


I’ll admit that I was skeptical about whether PetArmor would work or not. We have been buying our flea/tick protection in a pill form because the topical kinds just don’t work for our animals. Happily, though, PetArmor proved me wrong. To do the study thoroughly, I gave one of my dogs the pill form, one an old tube of Frontline, and one PetArmor. The dog with Frontline still had fleas 3 days later, so I put on PetArmor and they disappeared within hours. My dog that was given the pill was flea free longer than the dogs that had PetArmor, but PetArmor is much more inexpensive, so that’s fine by me. Overall, I was very pleased with how PetArmor performed and will be purchasing it again.

You can buy PetArmor for dogs and cats at Walmart, Amazon.com, and Sam's Club.  Also, visit PetArmor on Facebook to take the PetArmor Pledge to protect your pets.  Each pledge taken will prompt a $1 donation to the ASPCA, up to $100,000.

Thank you to PetArmor for providing a complimentary product sample and gift pack for us to base this review upon and for providing a second gift pack for our contest prize.


What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive the "Take a Hike" Gift Pack . . .

The “Take a Hike” gift pack is valued at ($110), and includes a three-month sample new PetArmor (a $25 - $35 value), as well as the below items:

  • Sling-style backpack
  • Aluminum sports water bottle
  • Sunscreen (Coppertone SPORT, SPF 50)
  • Travel-friendly pet water bowl
  • Custom-printed pet bandanna (so they can hit the trail in style)
  • A waterproof digital camera (to capture the memories when hiking with your family)


Limitations:
This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.


How to Gain Entries:
Browse the selection of flea and tick protection products offered by PetArmor. Then leave a comment telling me which product would be the right one for your dog or cat. You MUST do this to be eligible to win this contest.


Extra Entries:
1)  For 5 extra entries, leave a relevant comment on one of my non-giveaway posts. Then leave FIVE separate comments with the name of the post on which you commented. You will earn 5 extra entries for each different non-contest post you comment on.


2)  For 5 extra entries, enter one of my other contests. Leave FIVE separate comments here telling me which contest you entered. You will earn 5 extra entries for each contest you enter.


3)  For 10 extra entries, take the PetArmor Pledge on Facebook to protect your pets ($1 will be donated to the ASPCA). Then come back here and leave TEN separate comments telling me you did.


4)  For 1 extra entry eachFriend me on Facebook and/or "Like" the 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires Facebook page, then leave a separate comment here telling me so with the link to your Facebook profile.


5)  For 1 extra entry each, follow PetArmor on Twitter and/or "Like" PetArmor on Facebook. Then leave a separate comment for each with the link to your Twitter or Facebook profile.


6)  Follow me on Twitter. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your Twitter profile.


7)  Tweet about this giveaway linking back to this post. Then come back here and leave the link to your tweet in a separate comment. You may do this once per day until the end of the contest.


8)  Subscribe to this blog's feed. Or you can follow me through Blogger or subscribe via email (widget is on sidebar). Then leave a separate comment telling me you did so.


9)  Subscribe to A Blog of Goodies' feed (the sister site to 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires). Then leave a separate comment telling me you did so.

(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)


Random Drawing:
This contest will be closed on Monday, July 18th, 2011 at 11:59pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.

Good luck in the drawing!