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                    [post_content] => 

Every month, we're giving away a year supply of free crickets. 

And the rules are simple:

  1. Post a picture of your amazing pet, their kooky personalities, their adventurous habitats or anything else pet related.  But how do I do this?  Click the Start a Topic button in the upper right hand corner.  Upload your picture, and give it the title Cricket Contest.  
  2. Collect the most Critter Gold for the month (read below to find out more information on Critter Gold)
  3. And Boom!  You just won a year supply of FREE crickets

What is Critter Gold and how do I collect it?

Critter Gold is a reward system (see here).  Every community member has the opportunity to reward interesting posts with Critter Gold.  If you want to win a year supply of free crickets, post an interesting picture of your pet or habitat so that community members will reward your post with gold. And anytime you see amazing animals, interesting habitats, or anything else that strikes your fancy, be sure to reward that post with Critter Gold as well.

Announcing the Winners!

  • The winner will be announced within 48 hours by the end of each month.
  • The winner will be awarded a coupon code for 500 free crickets.  This coupon code will be honored for 12 purchases.
  • Winners may continue posting pictures, topics, and questions.  But they are not eligible to win until 12 months since they won.
  • And we will keep a running list of the winning posts listed here.

Past Winners

  1. February 2019 - 20 Critter Gold
  2. March 2019 - 21 Critter Gold
[post_title] => Win a Year supply of FREE Crickets [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => win-a-year-supply-of-free-crickets [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-04-01 19:20:17 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-04-01 23:20:17 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 177 [guid] => https://forum.thecritterdepot.com/forums/topic/win-a-year-supply-of-free-crickets/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => topic [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [1] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 234 [post_author] => 6 [post_date] => 2019-01-20 08:46:25 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-01-20 13:46:25 [post_content] => The Critter Forum is a place where new and experienced pet owners can post pictures, habitat guides, questions, and tips about all things related to pets.  We all want the same thing: good health and happiness for our pets.  So let's keep this place friendly, constructive, and supportive by following some basic rules:
  1. We encourage you to post these pet related things: pictures, habitats, questions, and anything else pet related.
  2. The Critter Forum is for all ages.  Absolutely no adult content. Users will be banned and reported.
  3. Be kind.  Everyone here wants to learn, and become better care givers for their pets.  Help others by sharing tips, knowledge, products, and tutorial videos.
  4. Be respectful of other people’s opinions and ideas. It’s okay to disagree and have different opinions, but present your case tactfully.  Everyone here wants the same thing: good health and happiness for their pet.
  5. All posts must be relevant to the selected category.  For example, don’t discuss corn snakes on the bearded dragon category.
  6. All threads that are nothing but a ‘test’ or an ‘ad’ will be deleted.
  7. If you share irrelevant links, your comment or post will be deleted.  If the links are relevant to the thread, that’s fine. Please use your best judgment here.
  8. Please don’t use affiliate links in this forum. When you externally link, do it because you want to help someone, not because you see a quick opportunity to make some cash.
  9. Try to add value when you post. Don’t just type something along the lines of “What they said.”
  10. Use proper grammar to the best of your ability. We understand that English may not be everyone’s main language, but make an attempt. You won’t get in trouble for a misplaced comma or for typos, but it would help everyone if you could make sure everyone understands your message.
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I'm entering this contest in hopes that we can win a year supply of crickets! 🦗🦗🦗 Thank you to everyone who gives Critter Gold, it is greatly appreciated! (You can see more of Otho on Instagram @othodragon!) [post_title] => Cricket Contest [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => cricket-contest-38 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-04-18 20:47:11 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-04-19 00:47:11 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 64 [guid] => https://forum.thecritterdepot.com/forums/topic/cricket-contest-38/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => topic [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [5] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 514 [post_author] => 202 [post_date] => 2019-04-18 21:22:45 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-04-19 01:22:45 [post_content] => This is my fabulous bearded Thomas Cruise! He loves posing for pictures and looking at himself in the mirror, much like his namesake. Vote for Thomas! He is a hungry little man!! [post_title] => CRICKET CONTEST! [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => cricket-contest-39 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-04-18 21:22:45 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-04-19 01:22:45 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 64 [guid] => https://forum.thecritterdepot.com/forums/topic/cricket-contest-39/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => topic [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [6] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 510 [post_author] => 198 [post_date] => 2019-04-17 15:52:45 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-04-17 19:52:45 [post_content] => This is Moonlight my pet Southern House Spider. Her favorite meal is fat crickets.Moonlight Southern House Spider Pet [post_title] => Cricket Contest [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => cricket-contest-37 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-04-17 15:52:45 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-04-17 19:52:45 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 177 [guid] => https://forum.thecritterdepot.com/forums/topic/cricket-contest-37/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => topic [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [7] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 509 [post_author] => 199 [post_date] => 2019-04-17 15:36:25 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-04-17 19:36:25 [post_content] => <p style="text-align: center;">This is Dagger. We don't know his age but he is about 10 inches long. He loves to go outside and enjoy the sunshine when he isn't busy eating crickets.</p> [post_title] => Cricket contest [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => cricket-contest-36 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-04-17 15:36:25 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-04-17 19:36:25 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 64 [guid] => https://forum.thecritterdepot.com/forums/topic/cricket-contest-36/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => topic [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [8] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 496 [post_author] => 190 [post_date] => 2019-04-13 18:30:33 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-04-13 22:30:33 [post_content] => This is Mrs. Pete my adorable Woodhouse Toad peaking out of her little hut!! [post_title] => Crickets For A Year! 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