WeAllSew National Sewing Month Challenge 2018 Contest Rules




ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older. The following individuals are not eligible to enter or win a prize: employees, contractors, directors, and officers of BERNINA of America, LLC. (“Sponsor”), its parent, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, and the web design, advertising, fulfillment, legal, judging, administrative, and Sweepstakes agencies involved in the administration, development, fulfillment, and execution of this Sweepstakes (collectively, “Sweepstakes Parties”), and the immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, and spouse or “step” of each) and those living in the same household of each such person (those persons whether related or not who live in the same residence for at least three months during the twelve-month period preceding the start date of the Sweepstakes).

SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Sweepstakes begins on September 1, 2018, at 9:00:00 a.m. Central Time (“CT”) and ends on September 30, 2018, at 11:59:00 p.m. CT (the “Sweepstakes Period”). The Application server is the official clock for this Sweepstakes. Each weekly challenge sweepstakes period is as follows;

Week 1 Challenge: begins on Monday, September 3, 2018 at 9:00:00 AM Central Time (“CT”) and ends on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 11:59 PM CT.

Week 2 Challenge: begins on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 9:00:00 AM Central Time (“CT”) and ends on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 11:59 PM CT.

Week 3 Challenge: begins on Monday, September 17, 2018 at 9:00:00 AM Central Time (“CT”) and ends on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 11:59 PM CT.

Week 4 Challenge: begins on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 9:00:00 AM Central Time (“CT”) and ends on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 11:59 PM CT.

All participants who are eligible under the rules and have successfully entered each of the 4 Weekly Challenges within the stated time periods above (Week 1 Challenge, Week 2 Challenge, Week 3 Challenge, and Week 4 Challenge), will be automatically entered into a drawing for the final Grand Prize.

TO ENTER: To participate, you must have a valid email address and Internet access. Participants must be registered to the WeAllSew blog.

Enter online through the BERNINA blog: To enter, visit the BERNINA WeAllSew blog, located at www.weallsew.com (the “BERNINA WeAllSew blog”), during the Sweepstakes Period and click on the Community tab to upload an image and description in response to the weekly National Sewing Month Challenge (the “Application”). After you have accessed the Community section on the WeAllSew blog (https://weallsew.com/community/create/), select “National Sewing Month Challenge 2018” from the campaign drop-down menu. Participants are required to upload one image as a minimum and up to 12 images as a maximum in response to the weekly sewing challenge including a short description. The images should be related to the weekly challenge as described in each of the National Sewing Month Challenge posts to be posted the first Monday of each Weekly Challenge in September at www.weallsew.com (September 3, 10, 17, and 24).

These official rules are available on the WeAllSew blog (www.weallsew.com). Information on how to enter the sweepstakes can be found in the blog post “WeAllSew National Sewing Month Challenge” on the WeAllSew blog. One (1) entry into the Sweepstakes per Weekly Challenge per participant. For your entry to be valid, you must complete all required information.

Only (1) entry per person/email address will be entered into each of the weekly sweepstakes. Automated methods of entry are prohibited and any use of automated devices will cause disqualification. In the event of a dispute as to who submitted an entry, the name of the “authorized account holder” associated with the email address provided with the entry will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. The authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to the email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address. Participants may not enter with multiple email addresses nor may entrants use any other device or artifice to enter multiple times or as multiple entrants. Any entrant who attempts to enter with multiple email addresses or uses any device or artifice to enter multiple times will be disqualified and forfeits any and all prizes won, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Proof of submission is not proof of receipt by Sponsor. By participating, entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and the Sponsor’s decisions. Information submitted in connection with this Sweepstakes is governed by Sponsor’s Privacy Policy (available at http://www.berninausa.com/privacy).

IMAGES: By uploading an image to the WeAllSew blog, each person represents and warrants that: The Image is original and does not violate or infringe the rights of third-parties; the Image is either his or her sole property or he or she has the right to display and copy the Image; and all persons appearing in the image have consented to the public display of the Image.

The Image must not: display any brands or trademarks, other than those of BERNINA of America; contain material which is (or promote activities which are) sexually explicit, obscene, pornographic, or otherwise offensive, threatening, profane, or harassing, or otherwise unsuitable, as determined in BERNINA of America’s sole discretion.

Images containing such content will not be considered and the person submitting such an Image will be disqualified from the Sweepstakes.

DRAWING AND ODDS OF WINNING: Three winners will be awarded by a select BERNINA of America team from all entries received during the entire Sweepstakes Period to be conducted by Sponsor (“Administrator”) on or about October 1, 2018. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Administrator’s decisions shall be final and binding on all matters relating to the winner’s selection.


Week 1 Challenge Prize: One (1) BERNINA 125th Anniversary Presser Foot #1 MSRP $125.00.

Week 2 Challenge Prize: One (1) Tula Pink 6″ Bent Trimmer Micro Serrated Shears MSRP $39.99.

Week 3 Challenge Prize: One (1) Olfa 45mm Ergonomic Rotary Cutter MSRP $29.99.

Week 4 Challenge Prize: One (1) Tula Pink 8″ Fabric Shears MSRP $39.99.

Grand Prize: One (1) BERNINA 215 Simply Red MSRP $999.00.

PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: Prize is non-transferable and no cash redemption or substitution is permitted, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute a prize in whole or in part with one of comparable or greater value.

WINNER NOTIFICATION AND PRIZE CLAIM: Winner is subject to verification, including verification of age, and will be contacted via a traceable method of mail sent to the address provided during registration. The winner will be required to verify their eligibility by completing, signing, and returning an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release, and, where lawful, a Publicity Release (granting the use of the Winner’s name, city/state, likeness, or photograph by Sponsor for advertising/publicity purposes, without further compensation) within seven (7) calendar days of attempted mail notification or prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner may be contacted. Prizes won by an eligible entrant who is a minor in his/her state of residence (18 years of age in AL or NE) will be awarded to minor’s parent or legal guardian who must sign and return all required documents. Sponsor is not responsible for any change of mailing address, email address, and/or telephone number of entrants. If a prize notification or prize is unclaimed or returned as undeliverable or if potential winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be contacted and awarded the prize. Prize may not be awarded if the prize is not properly claimed.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: INTERNET CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR THE APPLICATION OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. If the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including without limitation, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who is responsible or who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, modify, or terminate the Sweepstakes. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor may award the prize in a drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to cancellation. In the event that an entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost or destroyed, entrant’s sole remedy shall be another entry into the Sweepstakes. All determinations of suspect, erroneously deleted, lost or destroyed entries will be made by Sponsor and shall be final.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND RELEASE: No liability or responsibility is assumed by Sponsor or Sweepstakes Parties (collectively, “Releasees”) resulting from user’s participation in, attempt to participate in, or download of any information in connection with participating in, the Sweepstakes. No responsibility or liability is assumed by the Sponsor or Sweepstakes Parties for technical problems or technical malfunction, including, without limitation, those arising in connection with any of the following occurrences that may affect the operation of the Sweepstakes: hardware or software errors; faulty computer, telephone, cable, satellite, network, electronic, wireless, or Internet connectivity, or other online communication problems; errors or limitations of any Internet service providers, servers, hosts, or providers; garbled, jumbled, or faulty data transmissions; failure of any email transmissions to be sent or received; lost, late, delayed, or intercepted email transmissions; inaccessibility of the Application service in whole or in part for any reason; traffic congestion on the Internet or Application network; unauthorized human or non-human intervention in the operation of the Sweepstakes, including without limitation, unauthorized tampering, hacking, theft, virus, bug, worm; or destruction of any aspect of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical errors in the announcement of the prizes or these Official Rules, or any inaccurate or incorrect data contained on promotional materials or on the Application. Use of the Application is at user’s own risk. Releasees are not responsible for any personal injury or property damage or any other losses of any kind that may be sustained to user’s or any other person’s computer equipment/mobile phone resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes, use of the Application or the download of any information from the Application, or any other loss related to user’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt of any prize. As a condition of entering, entrants agree (and agree to confirm in writing): (a) to release Sponsor, Sweepstakes Parties from any and all liability, loss, or damage incurred with respect to entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes and the awarding, receipt, possession, and/or use or misuse of any prize, including any travel related thereto; (b) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out of-pocket expenses; (c) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (d) any and all claims, judgments, and award shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, excluding attorneys’ fees and court costs.  WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, SUCH PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND THE SWEEPSTAKES PARTIES HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

PUBLICITY: Except in Tennessee, and where prohibited by law, by accepting a prize, winner (or winner’s parent/legal guardian, if winner is a minor) grant permission for Sponsor and those acting under its authority to use their name, and address (city and state), photograph, voice and/or likeness, for advertising and/or publicity purposes, in any and all media (including posting on Application) now known or hereinafter invented without territorial or time limitations and without further notice to and without additional compensation. If you are selected as a winner, your information may also be included in a publicly-available winner’s list.

GOVERNING LAW & JURISDICTION: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor and Sweepstakes Parties in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of State of Illinois, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules. By entering this Sweepstakes, you consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state, and local courts located in DuPage County, Illinois for the resolution of all disputes, and agree that any and all disputes shall be resolved exclusively in those courts. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. If any provision of these Official Rules is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck, and the remaining provisions shall be enforced.

WINNERS LIST: The names of the winners will be posted on the BERNINA WeAllSew Blo (www.weallsew.com) within 30 days of Sweepstakes completion, and will otherwise be available upon request by sending an e-mail request to [email protected], no later than November 1, 2018.

SPONSOR: BERNINA of America, LLC., 3702 Prairie Lake Court, Aurora, IL  60504.