Scott Air Force Base News

Yappy holidays! Exchange photo contest lets military pets be merry, bright

Here comes Santa Claws ... or even Santa Paws!

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is inviting military shoppers to share photos of their pets decked in their holiday finest for a chance to win $3,000 in gift cards in a worldwide contest.

From Dec. 1-24, authorized Exchange shoppers 18 years or older can submit a photograph of their pet dressed in holiday attire or with Santa at One grand-prize winner will receive a $1,000 Exchange gift card, while four runners-up will each receive a $500 Exchange gift card. This year’s contest sponsor is Purina.

Honorably discharged Veterans who have verified their eligibility to shop at can also enter the worldwide contest.

“Pets are the cherished pals and partners of so many warfighters and their families,” said Rita Sheridan, Scott AFB Exchange general manager. “We would be thrilled if a Scott AFB Airman won big in this worldwide contest.”

No purchase is necessary to enter the holiday pet photo contest. Entries must be sent as a JPG, PNG or PDF and include the pet’s name, the entrant’s legal first name and last name, mailing address, email address, phone number and Exchange location. Limit one entry per person. Winners will be notified by Jan. 31.