Two More Chances to Win with BERNINA!

comments (8) April 16th, 2012     

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Win a BERNINA bag filled with all sorts of fun BERNINA Swag.
Win a one-year online membership to Threads Insider. A $32.95 value.
Win a BERNINA bag filled with all sorts of fun BERNINA Swag.

Win a BERNINA bag filled with all sorts of fun BERNINA Swag.


Throughout the month of April BERNINA and Threads are offering you the chance to win great prizes in our Facebook Like It Contest.

Laura Williamson was picked as the winner for week two. If you weren't the lucky winner this time, there are still two more chances to win left this month! Simply visit the Threads Magazine Facebook page to find this week's question posed by the editors of Threads, and then "Like" BERNINA's Facebook page to answer the question.

There is no right or wrong answer; we just want to hear from you. We will ask a different question each week, and there is no limit to how often you can enter.

You could win a BERNINA Swag Bag worth over $50. This awesome BERNINA gift bag includes a canvas tote, ceramic and stainless steel travel mug, laptop case, tumbler cup, and flash drive for quick access to your sewing tools. All practical, but fun! 

Also this week, we are giving away a one-year online membership to Threads Insider! As an Insider you will have access to digital issues of the magazine, the Threads video library, our project database, discounts and more. 

Be sure to visit the Threads Facebook page to get this week's question and then answer on THEIR wall before April 22, 2012, 11:59 pm EST for your chance to win. 

See Official Rules for details.


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Comments (8)

KayakChickee writes: What the heck! I'll enter.
Posted: 10:18 am on April 25th
Lesliegel writes: Wow! That would be a great addition for my two Bernina's.
Posted: 2:19 pm on April 23rd
Lesliegel writes: Wow! That would be a great addition for my two Bernina's.
Posted: 2:19 pm on April 23rd
Gloriae writes: Hi. What a wonderful prize to compliment my 830R. Fantastic macine and wonderful interesting Threads so full of wonderful innovative info.
Thank you. Brenda. Australia
Posted: 12:53 am on April 23rd
momog writes: @MissPat - I wish what you say could be true, but they are being heavily fined because they abuse your privacy in ways you can't begin to imagine. Google has just gotten worse in that way, too. You're being sold (your name, and your family's names, your friend's names and and all the information on all of their pages, too)like everyone else there. How else do yu think they earn their money? By selling all your information to advertisers. Better wake up before your identity is stolen like so many other people have experienced. You're more vulnerable than you think.
Posted: 5:58 pm on April 21st
Carly_Sue writes: I whole-heartedly agree with the writer above. I am on FB but plan to get off. I have never filled out a profile of myself. It is scary to know what info people are allowing on there about themselves.
They are foolish to do so.

I think it is tasteless for your nice company to require this to enter a drawing.
Please remove that stipulation so we can participate just through your company.

I love your ideas and use many of them.
Posted: 2:34 pm on April 21st
MissPat writes: Facebook can only use what information you record on your account. Privacy is the individuals responsibility.
Posted: 7:46 am on April 21st
momog writes: It is incredibly disappointing to be coerced into joining Faebook in order to win a prize. Hundreds of thousands of people have left them because of bad and illegal behavior concerning people's privacy and safety.

Here is Inforworld's opinion of Facebook:

"risk comes from the likes of Facebook, which uses its service to learn about its users, their friends, their family members, and their colleagues, then sells that information to advertisers. Facebook has apologized multiple times for such activities, but hasn't put a stop to them. It claims it protects user identities, so vendors don't know specifically who their ads are targeting, just that they are the appropriate audience. Most media companies do this as well, but Facebook's deep access to personal information and its pattern of exploiting that data rightfully causes concern. I'm amazed that people let themselves be farmed by Facebook; they should at least get paid to be used this way. Just this week, it agreed to pay huge fines for its latest privacy invasions and to be monitored for 20 years by the feds for future misbehavior -- which you just know will occur.

But the worst risk is what people aren't talking about: Big Brother-type technology used to monitor specific individuals and shape their behavior through penalties and rewards. If the government were doing this, we'd have people in the streets, but in the hands of private companies, these seductive methods convince people to naively agree to being controlled.

Take, for example, Progressive Insurance's program of offering tracking devices to monitor how you drive. If you drive safely, as determined by Progressive, you get an discount. If you're determined to be unsafe, you pay the "normal" rate.

Given insurance companies' business model -- pay out as little as possible, take in as much as possible -- the long-term result is obvious: "Unsafe" drivers will pay more, or they won't be eligible for insurance. The insurance industry is notorious for redlining neighborhoods and denying coverage to people's existing health issues, determined by a mix of publicly available data (for redlining) and personal information (for coverage exclusion). Many of these practices have been banned or curtailed, but they persist in the guise of "discounts" that make individuals feel OK about being controlled."

Please stop the Facebook coercion.

I have been a Bernina owner since 1988 and a loyal Threads reader since Thread's very first edition. You are far too high-class to be associated with Facebook.

Posted: 8:04 pm on April 20th
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