How to Vote

How to Vote for Your Fluffy Kid Entry

To win the fluffy kid competition, you need to get the most votes. 

Not sure how to vote for your fur baby? Keep reading to find out exactly how to vote.

6 ways to vote for your pet photo:

1) Vote by Snapscan
2) Vote by Credit Card
3) Vote by Paypal
4) Vote at ShopRite / Checkers (and more)
5) Vote by SMS
6) Vote by Free Vote

If you have entered already, do that first. Simply add your baby photo and details to the entry form and then come back here to see how to get the most votes. 

Before you Vote: Find your Entry

- Click on "VOTE HERE" (in the menu at the top of the page).

Find your pet

This will take you to the Current Entries page.

- Type your pet's name in the search field (the box that says “Search Entries”) and press Enter (or click on the magnifying glass Cutest Pet Search Button).

This will take you to your entry page, a page with only your pet's photo on it.

Example: If I search for “declan” this is the page I get:

Cutest Pet Search Results

- Click on the "VOTE FOR 'YOUR_PET’S_NAME'” button.

Vote for Pet

This will take you to the voting page where you can see all the ways to vote.

Example: This is the page to vote for declan’s entry.

Cutest Pet Entry Page

Vote for your Pet

Remember, the more votes you get, the closer you’ll be to that cherished first prize! When you click on one of the ways to vote (Vote by SMS, Vote by Credit Card etc) on your entry page, you will see the cost and number of votes.

Here is how to vote using each option on your entry page:

1) Vote by SnapScan

Click on "Vote by SnapScan" and choose how many votes you want. Click on the QR code (the square image with the patterns).

Now, open the SnapScan app on your phone and scan the code with your cell phone. A screen will come up on your phone showing the amount. Select “Pay” and you’re done!

Note: You can download SnapScan for free. The app is available for Android or Apple (iOS) smartphones. Find out more about SnapScan here. 

2) Vote by Credit Card

Select "Vote by Credit Card" and choose how many votes you want. Click on the "BUY NOW" button of your choice.

This will take you to the page where you can choose which kind of bank card or payment method you want to use.

Cutest Pet Payfast Voting

Note: You can also pay by instant EFT. Other payment options include credit card, cheque card, debit card, Zapper and Masterpass. The last payment option is by SCode voucher (more about paying by SCode under “Vote by Checkers/ShopRite” below).

3) Vote by Paypal

Click on "Vote by PayPal" and select the number of votes you want from the drop-down menu. Click the "BUY NOW" button and log into your PayPal account or select Pay by Debit or Credit Card.

Follow the step-by-step instructions to complete your transaction.

4) Vote at ShopRite/Checkers

- Click on "Vote by Checkers/ShopRite" to pay by SCode.

- Choose an option from 30 votes to 750 votes and click on the "BUY NOW" button for the one you want.

Cutest Pet Scode voting options

- Enter your email address or cell number to get your SCode voucher.

Cutest Pet Scode Voting

Check your email or phone for the barcode. Then take your barcode to Checkers or ShopRite to make your payment and the till.

Note: We count your votes on the day you get your barcode scanned. It takes about 2 to 7 days for the data to get to us, but we count the votes when you make them (by scanning the barcode). That means if you buy your votes on a Power Up day you’ll still get your extra votes. Find out more about Power Up days - the days when your votes are doubled, tripled or quadrupled.

Tip: You can also pay with your SCode barcode at the Post Office, House & Home, Checkers Hyper, ShopRite U Save and OK Furniture stores.

Cutest Pet Scode Shoprite/Checkers

[back to top]

5) Vote by SMS

- Click on "Vote by SMS". You will see two Vote by SMS options.

1. For 2 votes, send an SMS to 35108. Your SMS must say: vote “your entry number” (e.g. vote f20051d6d)

Note: You will see your own entry code on the website page. Use the code on your entry page.

2. For 25 votes, send an SMS to 38569. In your SMS write vote “your entry number” (e.g. f20051d0c).

Example: Here’s the SMS I would send to vote for declan. The entry number for declan is f20051d0c.

vote c20051d0c

DO NOT write this in your SMS:
- vote declan
- vote Jade
- vote c20051d0c to 35108
- vote “your entry number”

Note: If you are with Cell C, you can’t vote by SMS. You can use Vodacom, MTN and other networks, but not Cell C. Unfortunately Cell C does not allow anyone to use premium SMS numbers.

Tip: If you have trouble sending premium SMS messages on your phone, contact your service provider for help.
Don’t send too many premium SMS messages in one go. Service providers often limit or block the number of premium SMS’s you can send, especially MTN. Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do about this.

6) Vote by Free Vote

Log into your account first.

- Go to the FluffyKids website and scroll down to the bottom of the page. Click on the link called "Account".

Cutest Pet Competition Log in

- Enter your email address and password and click on "LOG IN".

Note: Your email address is your username and your password is the same one you used when you signed up. If you can’t remember your password, click [Reset your password] and check your email for the password reset email from us.


Click on “Vote by Free Vote” and then click the “VOTE NOW” button.

You get one free vote every day!


Tip: Your friends and family members can also vote for your entry for free! Get your supporters to register for free, so they can also vote for your baby.

[back to top]

Checking how many votes you have

To check how many votes your entry has, go to the FluffyKids login page and log in. If you don’t have the password we sent, click on the Forgot Password link and reset it to something you'll remember. Once you are logged in you’ll be able to see your entry and how many votes you have. Click on "[view]" or the number next to "Votes:" to see how many votes you have and where from.

Still not sure how to view your votes? Go to this page: Help - View your Votes

Winning - how it works

Every month there are three winners. The top three pet entries with the most votes win. First prize is from R5000, second R3000 and third R2000. The more votes the competition gets in a month the more the prize money goes up (with bonus top-ups)!

There is also a random prize for voters. The more you vote, the more entries you have to the random voters' prize.

Top tip: On your entry page you will see a timeline with Power Up days. On these days your votes get multiplied x2, x3 or x4 depending on the day, so you get a whole lot of extra votes for FREE! 

What are you waiting for?

Go vote - and get your people to vote for you too - to win big cash this month!