Koala Holiday Sweepstakes

Introducing:

 

Koala Studios Holiday Sweepstakes

 

Grand prize:

Koala Studios Holiday Sweepstakes: Small Storage Center

Koala Studios Small StorageCenter

Here’s how to enter:

 

Koala Studios Holiday Sweepstakes: Room Planner

 

 

Use the Online Room Planner to design your dream Koala sewing room.

Koala Holiday Sweepstakes

 

 

 

 

 

Print out your Room Plan. The last page of the print-out is your entry form.

Koala Studios Holiday Sweepstakes: Find Your Local Dealer

 

 

 

 

Take your Room Plan print-out and entry form to your local Koala Retailer to enter the drawing by December 31st.

 

 

We’ll draw the winner of the Small StorageCenter after January 9th. The winner and their Koala Dealer will be publicized as soon as we can verify their valid entry.

 

Terms & Conditions apply.

 

 

 

51 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. avatar linda weakley
    Nov 06, 2014 @ 08:59:07

    For your product I would need to drive over 100 miles to drop off a sweepstakes entry.. not too practical! Why can’t it be submitted on line? I’ve ordered many large items on line & it’s worked out fine. Not everyone lives in a BIG CITY. BUT a lot of quilters DO live in the country or small towns.
    You’re missing a good deal of the customers in the “boonies”.
    Linda W

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    • avatar Tori
      Nov 10, 2014 @ 09:50:00

      Hi Linda,

      We certainly understand that we have consumers who do not live near their closest Koala retailer. As stated in the sweepstakes Terms & Conditions, you are welcome to mail your entry to the following address:

      Koala Holiday Giveaway
      P.O. Box 730
      Fenton, MO 63026

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    • avatar joyce white
      Nov 28, 2014 @ 13:07:28

      I agree!

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  2. avatar Liz
    Nov 06, 2014 @ 09:25:48

    The nearest dealer to me is 208 miles.

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    • avatar Tori
      Nov 10, 2014 @ 09:50:47

      Hi Liz,

      Per the sweepstakes Terms & Conditions, please feel free to take advantage of the alternate entry process. Please mail your entry to the following address:

      Koala Holiday Giveaway
      P.O. Box 730
      Fenton, MO 63026

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  3. avatar Mary
    Nov 06, 2014 @ 11:50:12

    There is not a dealer near me to submit the form. I don’t even see why I have to submit a ‘floor plan’ to qualify. Why make it so difficult??

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    • avatar Tori
      Nov 10, 2014 @ 09:51:59

      Hi Mary,

      We are not trying to make the entry process difficult, but we are trying to encourage consumers to explore the different offerings that Koala Studios has made available. If you would prefer, feel free to mail your entry to the following address:

      Koala Holiday Giveaway
      P.O. Box 730
      Fenton, MO 63026

      Thank you!

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  4. avatar Sarah Battles
    Nov 18, 2014 @ 20:06:34

    I agree…I would have to drive 200 miles to the nearest dealer. The contest is a great incentive, but what about those who don’t live near the big city, but still love to quilt??

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  5. avatar Louisa
    Nov 25, 2014 @ 07:34:25

    You may need to do additional research before running your next “sweepstakes”. The laws in most of the lower 48 states say ‘Anyone can enter’ and the holder of the contest is not allowed to discriminate in any fashion against those entrants. By requiring a studio design to submitted with each entry, I believe that does constitute discrimination as it requires specialized skills. I will be submitting an entry via mail without a studio design. I will not hold my breath, however, to see it included among the regular entrants.

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    • avatar Karen Archer
      Dec 21, 2014 @ 20:04:33

      I find it amazing that so many people would be so bossy to the manufacturer. They want to give something away and you want it to meet your definition of fair. As a manufacturer myself- I can assure you that I take suggestions, not threats. Yea, I would advise you not to hold your breath.
      Instead of bitching, why not be creative and positive by sending a sketch of your current workspace and then an overlay of your dream set up using their furniture in that same space. Can’t use their program? Really? Have you tried? Or maybe your creativity is limited? Pick up a pen.
      It is gross they way people get nasty over stuff like this.
      I am new to sewing and looking at this furniture website was nice till now. Then I wander into this comment section…ha. Did it occur to you how much your price per piece would need to increase for this OEM to be represented in all the small communities? Hello! They have nice on-line tools, a nice website and what appears to be decent representation. Your beef is with whoever has the closest quilting/sewing store OR with yourself for living in the boonies. Fair? I find you appallingly unfair.
      I myself will enter!
      Merry Christmas

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  6. avatar Penelope
    Nov 25, 2014 @ 07:53:59

    You will be disqualified for not following the rules. I don’t have a printer so are they discriminating against me? It is their contest and they can require anything they want. This is not the definition of discrimination by the way. Move on. Follow the rules or don’t enter. And the law does not say anyone can enter. They can have age limits for example.

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  7. avatar Barbara harvey
    Nov 25, 2014 @ 08:37:31

    Whats with you people!? Read the directions, qualifications, etc…. Stop complaining about things, please. Get a grip. Are u part of the me me gen? I’m about done with whiners and non compliant people. Please………..Thank you.

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    • avatar June
      Nov 25, 2014 @ 09:09:56

      I agree!
      We are all blessed that Koala is even doing something that generous enough and to have a “FREE” drawing in the first place! Thank you Koala! I appreciate all that you do.

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      • avatar Donald Johnson
        Nov 25, 2014 @ 09:25:16

        some of you are a bunch of suck ups, how’s that working out for you?

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        • avatar Judith
          Nov 25, 2014 @ 23:03:04

          Are you representing Koala Studio? You are very unprofessional.

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  8. avatar Donna
    Nov 25, 2014 @ 09:05:03

    I just unsubscribed to the mailings.

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  9. avatar Donald Johnson
    Nov 25, 2014 @ 09:19:10

    If your doing a contest online, you should be able to enter online. So I will stick to online contest, and you can stick yours.

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    • avatar Sally Jesse
      Nov 26, 2014 @ 11:52:54

      Thank goodness. I would hate to see a negative nancy like you get something this good for the price of a stamp.

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  10. avatar Vana Keightley
    Nov 25, 2014 @ 11:28:09

    Just opened my mail – boy was I surprised! I appreciate when vendors offer sweepstakes, prizes, etc. I love to enter and I really love to win! I don’t appreciate when whiners complain all over the website. It makes them appear so immature and unappreciative. I don’t think I am a “suck up”, I think I just have a good attitude.

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  11. avatar Sharon Joy
    Nov 25, 2014 @ 11:58:30

    What’s with you people? You can’t make a little effort to get in on a drawing for free things? And, companies can put whatever restrictions/qualifications/requirements they want on a contest. Are we so lazy we can’t put something in the snail mail? Even if you don’t have a printer, you can make a hand-drawn entry. Get over yourselves!

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  12. avatar Bobbie Spinks
    Nov 25, 2014 @ 12:07:18

    You are not only depriving many people from entering your sweepstakes with these type of entry rules. You may be missing out on many new members to your club who would be likely to join through the interest generated by this sweepstakes. This is a disservice to a very large community of people who sew and quilt, but the big loser will be your club. What becomes of the sewing room designs these contestants are submitting? Do they become the property of your company, perhaps to be used in offering a sewing room design service for which you would earn a fee? By all rights, these designs should be the sole property of the people who submit them. By requiring these designs in order to enter the sweepstakes, you are depriving the creators of these designs of the opportunity to protect their rights to these designs by copyrighting them under their own name. Therefore, you would be infringing on the designer’s ownership of their designs and their right to profit from the use of them in any manner. This sweepstakes was very poorly thought out. Unfortunately, it will be your company and club who are the real losers!

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    • avatar Tori
      Nov 26, 2014 @ 10:40:44

      Hi Bobbie,

      We will not be using the submitted designs for our use and will not be making money of the room plans. We simply wanted to share with consumers the tools we offer to help design their ideal sewing studio. Thank you!

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      • avatar Lisa
        Dec 03, 2014 @ 11:17:09

        Koala Company,
        I’m appalled at the negative comments. Seriously…are some people truly that bitter? I guess you could be flattered that people are THAT upset they can’t enter to win one of your products. I, too, live over 200 miles from the nearest dealer, but I noticed your first reply showing an address to send in an entry. I probably won’t do that because I’m too lazy, but that’s totally MY problem! Geez! I’m embarrassed to be a member of the human race sometimes:( I feel compelled to apologize for everyone who has been so nasty about this contest. Thanks for creating what must be an awesome, sought-after product!

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    • avatar Honey De Armond
      Nov 28, 2014 @ 09:55:49

      Bobbie Spinks,

      Koala is not depriving anyone. You can choose to enter or not. Sweepstakes do not necessarily generate interests except by those who wish to take the time to enter them. And most times when you enter a sweepstakes, you release any rights to anything you submit. Read the fine print. And if you enter, you agree to the terms. If you don’t like the rules, just don’t play. No need to complain and try to give Koala a bad name. They don’t even have to have a give-away. I for one, hope all the complainers here do not enter, because my chances of winning will be better.

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  13. avatar Shari marshall
    Nov 25, 2014 @ 12:28:56

    I agree there’s a lot of complaining taking place. There is a mail-in option which sufficiently addresses those who cannot make it not a dealer. For those who have the time/energy/mind space to stir the ‘unfair contest rules’ pot, why not do us all a favor by focusing your efforts on contests that force us into joining Facebook in order to enter their giveaways?! Those are the truest of annoying and imposing rules!

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  14. avatar Patricia Alexander-Johnson
    Nov 25, 2014 @ 12:37:55

    Unrealistic for those of us who are not able to comply with the submission requirements.

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  15. avatar Jeanne Marie Tokunaga
    Nov 25, 2014 @ 12:49:46

    The online planner is great. After my daughter moves out, I get a combo home office and sewing room. I just used your planner to lay it all out. She won’t leave for two years, but I’m ready!

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    • avatar Bobbie Spinks
      Nov 25, 2014 @ 15:11:33

      Do yourself a favor, hun. When you do get ready to get your combo home office and sewing room done, find someone who will do the work and build your cabinets and work stations for you. I guarantee it will save you money in the long run, due to the excessive cost of each of these pieces they offer here. You’ll also be doing some hard working American a favor by giving them a chance to earn a living. If more people would look into building their dream rooms this way, rather than buying high-priced pieces like these here, our economy might improve significantly. Hand-crafted cabinets are much better made than these, anyway!

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      • avatar becky sue
        Dec 03, 2014 @ 09:39:51

        Guess what? Koala cabinets are manufactured in the US, by hard-working Americans. I’ve seen them, and they are very well made! No, I don’t work for Koala, don’t even own a Koala (I have a Horn) but all these negative comments by ignorant posters has me baffled. I think the sweepstakes is a great idea, put some effort into this and maybe you will win! Gonna go send in my entry.

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  16. avatar Pat Gulbis
    Nov 25, 2014 @ 13:19:16

    I don’t have a problem with having to design and print out my dream of a sewing room, although the initial instruction of taking it to a Koala dealer is extremely inconvenient. My big complaint is the restriction to US residents, I live in Canada, and Koala is available here, at a considerably higher price, shipped to us from the US manufacturer. The company benefits by our purchases, but we don’t get the benefit of possibly winning in one of their contests. I wouldn’t care so much if once in a while they ran a contest for the Canadians dumb enough to buy their product, but alas, they never do!! Most US companies do allow Canadians to enter (although if you check winners lists, we’re NEVER on them) giving us the delusion we count. I’ve made it a point of no longer buying items such as the Koala cabinets and threads produced in the US, as my own little protest.

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  17. avatar Susan ?Hunter
    Nov 25, 2014 @ 20:40:07

    Too much trouble just to enter! Not worth it.

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  18. avatar Amy S
    Nov 26, 2014 @ 09:08:44

    Nobody has complained yet about the room designer’s requirement to use Flash, which won’t run on iPad, LOL. Missing out on a teensy chance at a free cabinet? No sweat. Reading silly online arguments about it? Priceless.

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    • avatar Lisa
      Dec 03, 2014 @ 11:19:31

      Well said, Amy!

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    • avatar Beth R
      Dec 04, 2014 @ 23:04:21

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  19. avatar Peggy N
    Nov 27, 2014 @ 16:56:14

    I have one of your cabinets for a 10 needle machine and love it.

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  20. avatar Mary D
    Nov 28, 2014 @ 08:25:49

    Wow. These comments have been very interesting. Priceless in fact. What is clear is that it seems we can all agree that there are some contests that may include restrictions or qualifications (i.e. enter from Facebook, enter from Instagram, design studios, mail in entry forms, answer multiple questions, hop on one foot, whatever) that may present challenges for us to enter.

    Hopefully we can equally agree that there are so many contests and sweepstakes ongoing at any one time, we have a variety of places to enter contests for a variety of things. If one contest’s restrictions or qualifications do not fit for you, find another contest you qualify for. Baby Lock and Janome were both recently running contest. If you win and don’t need a new sewing machine, sell it and buy your own Koala cabinet. Just food for thought.

    To the Canadians (or any other country this may apply) I know there are certain restrictions in various countries (to contests) or tariff concerns that may make it prohibitive for US run contests to operate (or advertise) in other countries. If Koala products (or any other company’s products) or sold in your country and you are interested in this company running a contest in your country, contact their marketing department and make your request known. These global companies want consumers to buy their products, so they should listen to your concerns. To me it would be worth it to reach out to the companies of your interest regarding product contests. You never know what good may come of it.

    To everyone, may you find and enter as many contests and sweepstakes are you have finger and arm strength to do. And may you win many prizes. May the force be with you. Happy holidays to all.

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  21. avatar Betty
    Nov 28, 2014 @ 13:21:32

    I agree with Bobbie Spinks! Too much trouble to enter!

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  22. avatar RitaFB
    Nov 29, 2014 @ 00:26:26

    What a bunch of whining, spoilt, self-absorbed people. This is a free country where you can choose to enter a contest or walk away if you don’t like the offering. Koala is holding a contest to give away something wonderful that I, myself, would love to own & while I neither live near a retailer nor have the ability to drive there if I did, I fully plan to take every opportunity to enter even if it means,gasp, putting a stamp on an envelop & actually having to walk it to my mailbox to mail. If I never hear from the contest, then I’ve wasted less than 50 cents and 2 minutes of my time. But a few months ago, I did a similar contest where I had to use the postal service and won a $2000.00 Brother sewing machine that I’m giving to my granddaughter for Christmas. Sometimes its worth that trip to the mailbox. Thanks Koala for your kindness and I hope this brings you lots of new customers.

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  23. avatar Teri H
    Nov 30, 2014 @ 09:28:39

    I have two wonderful Koala cabinets, the Cub and Bernina Suite. I love, love, love my cabinets! I am so grateful for these wonderful tools in my sewing room. I just ordered the Rollabout this week and I am looking forward to it’s arrival. Thank you Koala for your awesome cabinets, you rock!

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    • avatar Teri H
      Nov 30, 2014 @ 09:31:17

      P.S. I will be entering your contest because one can never have too many Koalas!

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  24. avatar patricia
    Dec 01, 2014 @ 00:10:59

    wow great contest and crazy conversation. good luck to everyone and I will be entering cause it seems like a lot of you guys aren’t. Better odds for me. thanks Koala for giving something away for free I would love to win.

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  25. avatar Robyn
    Dec 03, 2014 @ 09:39:10

    Adults or children? Amazing comments. Greed certainly comes out during the Holiday Season!

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  26. avatar Melinda
    Dec 03, 2014 @ 09:43:15

    I have a Koala cabinet and would be delighted to win this. The whiners on this page probably don’t have enough gumption to actually sew or craft anything any way, so they don’t need the chance to win this.

    Thanks Koala for your great products and service.

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  27. avatar Robin
    Dec 03, 2014 @ 10:07:02

    Do you ever think you’ll come to Canada (Toronto area)? I love your cabinetry.

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  28. avatar Toby Black
    Dec 03, 2014 @ 16:12:40

    This is an interesting contest. It is a choice to try to win and these are excellent products for the sewing space. I am surprised at the negative comments. I never win but I have tried different contests over the years. Rules are rules and I hope I did everything asked when I sent in the paperwork. The same with this contest. Good luck to everyone who follows the rules.

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  29. avatar Kathryn Grissom
    Dec 04, 2014 @ 06:41:30

    I would have to drive nearly 4 hours one-way to “drop off” an entry form – this is very limiting on who can enter your contest. I would love to enter, but don’t have the time or ability to drive that far to enter. Thanks anyway.

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  30. avatar Connie
    Dec 04, 2014 @ 21:34:15

    I can’t get the planner to open ;~( I have changed the computer setting to allow the planner to open….allowed pop ups. I have done this six times and still the planner will not open. I thought it would be fun and actually see what I can fit into my sewing room. I says I can print the entry form after I finish my plan. I want a new sewing room and need to plan it out….pleas help.

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  31. avatar Jane Bell
    Dec 05, 2014 @ 22:19:09

    Love koala

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  32. avatar Faith Powers
    Dec 06, 2014 @ 10:08:58

    I live in the mountains and don’t have the ability to print from home, I’m also not going to drive 40 miles to stop off the entry form. I’m sorry to learn koala didn’t think about those of us that don’t live in rural areas.

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  33. avatar Eugenia Read
    Dec 11, 2014 @ 04:13:01

    Well, interesting reading for sure. I, too, wish I could enter this contest. My deterrants are similar to everyone else’s – difficulty with room planner and live in Canadian small town. Not complaining though, just a lii\ttle disappointed. Rules are rules, nobody’s to blame for where I live but me. As for room planner, well, not everybody can be computer saavy. Good luck to those of you that are able to enter the contest!

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  34. avatar Sandy
    Dec 11, 2014 @ 10:02:44

    Thank you,Koala for creating my Quiltmate Studio 2 furniture. I love it.

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