Thank you to our partner for this All Pet Game Night:
CUDDLY is a fundraising platform for pet rescues that costs them nothing!
When and where do I join?
Your confirmation email contains the link to join. Check your spam/junk folders if you cannot locate it. It’s emailed within an hour after you submit your registration form We recommend putting the link information into whatever calendar you use.
DATE: Friday, October 9
TIME: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Eastern Time
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Central Time
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Mountain Time
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Pacific Time
PLEASE NOTE THE PROPER TIME FOR YOUR LOCATION
How do I join?
You join the virtual event by clicking on the link (above). Your experience with Zoom will depend on what kind of device you will be using. We recommend clicking on the link with the device you will use before the event as a test.
What type of device should I use?
We recommend using a computer. On a computer you will click the link, be prompted to download a plug-in (if you have not used Zoom before) and then be prompted to connect your video and audio before being placed in the waiting room. A computer will allow you the best view and is much easier for using the chat feature in Zoom during the event.
Smart devices can be used. If you plan to use either your smartphone or ipad or other tablet, you may need to download the Zoom app to join. Click the link beforehand and follow the prompts to be able to use Zoom on your smart device. Using the chat feature in Zoom with a smart device is not as easy as it is with a computer. If you have the option to use a computer we definitely recommend that.
You will not be able to simply call-in to join the event. You will need video and chatting ability, even if you prefer not to turn your camera on.
What games will we be playing?
We’ll have several trivia questions, a few rounds of bingo, a guessing game, some random door prizes, and a scavenger hunt you can choose to participate in PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Just remember, you must be present to win any prize for any game.
When will I receive my bingo card(s)?
Bingo cards will be emailed the day before the event, and a reminder to download them will go out the day of the event. Watch your spam and junk folders. You will need to download and print your bingo cards, or use one of our other tips below to play your bingo cards.
How many bingo cards will I receive?
You receive one free bingo card just for registering. You can play that bingo card for each round of bingo that is played during All Pet Game Night. If possible, we recommend you print the card four times so that you can start fresh with each round.
If you can’t do that, you can sketch the bingo card on a piece of paper and mark that paper based on viewing your bingo card on a device. We’ll share some tips for this in later emails.
If you opted in to our newsletter and/or to our partner list, then you get one additional free bingo card for each of those lists. You will get to play each of those bingo cards for each round of bingo. In other words, if you have 3 bingo cards, you get to play 3 cards each time we play bingo, increasing your chances of winning a prize.
Each person who registers will get the option to receive an additional free bingo card by following the instructions for posting publicly to your social media profile on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Only one additional bingo card will be given to any person who posts following the Official Rules Section 10.
What if I arrive late or have to leave early?
We know life happens. If you arrive late, you can join in as soon as we start a new game. If we are in the middle of bingo or trivia, just hang out until the next round. We won’t be able to stop and catch anyone up. If you have to leave early, you won’t be eligible to win any prizes that happen after you leave. If we are in the middle of a game, you forfeit that game, and since the guessing game will be announced closer to the end of the night, your submission won’t be eligible. Basically, you have to be present to win, so you are eligible as long as you are present.
How will you know who wins?
Before each game we’ll announce how to play and submit your answers. For bingo, as soon as you get bingo you’ll tell us in the chat and we’ll run your bingo card (they are all custom) through our verification process (eh hem, our coders built this too). Once verified, which takes less than 60 seconds, we’ll confirm and close that round. For the guessing game, there will be a form shared on game night for you to submit your guesses. We’ll announce the winner before the last round of bingo.
How do I get my prizes?
We’ll be contacting winners afterwards to get your shipping address for your prizes. Be sure to respond quickly, as the rules state.
How long will the night be?
We have planned for the event to go for 90 minutes. However, it is possible that we may go a little late. Please plan on 90 minutes and we’ll do our best to end no more than 15 minutes after that.
Click the image to open a window and watch the video:
0:00 – 1:00 -> Intro, click the Zoom link to check it, and use a computer if you can.
1:00 – 3:00 -> How to change your name and photo, if available to change, and what it looks like to have your video on or off.
3:08 – 5:10 -> How to join on a device, like an iPad or smartphone. (Again, we recommend using a computer.)
5:20 – 6:55 -> How to pin your video and change the speaker and gallery views on computer.
6:55 – 7:45 -> How to change the view on an iPad or smartphone.
7:45 – 8:35 -> How to chat on a computer.
8:35 – 9:15 -> How to chat on an iPad. And a smartphone. (Computer works better.)
9:15 – 9:46 -> How to change between everyone and one person in chat on a computer.
9:46 – 10:08 -> How chat looks on an iPad and mention of phone.
10:09 – 10:55 -> What it looks like when the host shares her screen and how to change that view.
10:55 – end -> Close out.