We will try to have a "Free Reptile Contest" every month. If you think you know the answer to a contest question, email it to us along with a photo of yourself, your name, a contact phone # and a shipping address, so we can give you a shipping price. Note: by sending us an email or picture, you are giving us the right to use any photos and text from you on our site. We will usually use only your first name, city, state, and your picture on our site. But, we may post all of your information in some cases. We would also appreciate a photo of you with your new reptile, which we may also use on our site. The winner must arrange pickup in St. Rose, Louisiana or pay shipping via FedEx Priority next morning by 10:30 am, which is usually $50 -- $70. We accept Paypal payment. It is the easiest and quickest way to do business on the Internet. If you don't have an account, open one, it is very easy. Go to www.Paypal.com. We will add a small fee to cover the Paypal charge. If you send in the correct answer and photo we will usually give you 24 hours to pay for shipping, after that the prize goes to the next person with the correct answer and photo. Because of high shipping cost we are now going to try to give winners multiple animals or pairs, to offset shipping cost. There is no guarantee on free animals. Our normal guarantee is void for all free animals. Also we will not be held responsible for any shipping cost or other fees that may be involved in shipping your free animals. Big Easy Reptiles reserves the right to determine the meaning or change the rules of any offers or contest on this site at anytime. Big Easy Reptiles reserves the right to cancel any offers or contest at any time without notice. We also reserve the right to void any awards. Good Luck!
Children under 18 years old must have their parents permission to: play our contest, send us a picture, and receive a free reptile. Children under 18 years old must also include their household phone# to qualify for any offers, contest, or to submit pictures or personal information. We may use this phone# to confirm that those under 18 years old have their parents permission. Entering false information or having others pose as parents giving permission will result in being permanently banned from any offers or contest from Big Easy Reptiles.
What you must do to qualify for prizes: You must email us your full name, shipping address, phone number (that you answer), and a clear picture of yourself. Omitting any of these will make you ineligible to receive prizes.
What winners should expect:
If you receive an email from us stating that you have won a prize, we normally give you 24 hours to either arrange pick up with us or pay for shipping via FedEx Priority Overnight. You may not here from us from 1 to 3 days after the contest ends. It is time consuming sorting out the order in which the winners have won and what they have chose for their prizes. Example, if winners 2 and 3 both pick prize #4 then winner 3 will have to pick another prize and winner 4 will get what is left after winner 3, and so on. Please be patient. We normally ship out prizes the following Tuesday of the next week. Please be prepared to receive your package on this day. We will not arrange another shipping date. If you cannot receive the animal when we are shipping out, your winning spot will go to the next person, and your money will be refunded. We will email you a tracking # the night we ship out the animals. Once again please be patient, we often don't email out the tracking #'s until midnight.
We ship all of our animals in unmarked brown cardboard boxes with no holes. The inside of the box is lined with a 1" Styrofoam lining. Depending on the temperatures we may include either a frozen gel pack or a heat pack. We may put a few small holes through the Styrofoam lining for air exchange (usually only when heat packs are used). The animal will be placed inside of a plastic deli cup, with 4 - 8 - 1/8" holes for air exchange or larger animals may be placed inside of a cloth sack. The empty space inside of the box may be filled with newspaper to limit jarring during shipping. Big Easy Reptiles does not make a profit from shipping. We have gotten complaints about the high cost of shipping. If we could ship the animals for free we would. The shipping fee is what FedEx charges us. We also add a $5 fee to cover the charge we receive from Paypal. We do not charge for the box, Styrofoam lining, Gel packs, heat packs, or deli cups. You may see other breeders offering flat shipping rates of $30. You are still paying the same for shipping, the discount is made up through the payment of the animals you are purchasing. Some shippers use the cheaper and slower shipping services. This potentially puts the animals at risk. Also, you should take into consideration that FedEx charges different rates depending upon how far the recipient is from the shipper. If you feel you can get a cheaper rate from FedEx, open an account with them and we will use your account# to ship the animals. The actual shipping cost will be charged to your account from FedEx.
Before entering the contest:
Read all of our Contest Rules, and our Ordering and Terms. If you disagree or have even the slightest reservations about any of our policies, please do not enter the contest. This contest is meant to be fun. We want participants who will be appreciative of this giveaway we are providing. If you have any questions concerning the contest, please ask them before entering the contest. Do not pay for shipping and then email us with questions, expecting a prompt response. This contest is a lot of work, we are flooded with emails. Be patient. Remember you are receiving free animals from us, we are not making a profit here. If you do have a question or concern, email us, but be patient. It may take us several days to respond. If you have a question you want to post about us on a forum, just be considerate and be careful how you word any questions or comments. Think Before You Post! If this contest becomes to much of a hassle I will simply cancel it along with any awards/prizes. Please do not ask us for pictures of the animals you will be receiving, unless you are willing to pay the $10 fee for unposted digital pictures (see Ordering and Terms). Be considerate, don't send us any unnecessary questions. Read our website thoroughly. We get a lot of questions that are already explained or discussed on our website. If you send us a question that we feel is already covered on our site we will simply refer you to our website. If you have to think about it, Don't enter the contest! We are not trying to be mean, but this contest is a lot of work and it consumes a lot of our already limited time. Like I already said, we are taking a loss with this contest so we are expecting no problems from the contestants. It's Free!