1-800-590-8872

To Purchase, Locate a Distributor

Locate a Distributor

Learn how a Speed Queen upgrade improves profitability

Additional Videos

Essay Contest Rules

Speed Queen Essay Contest Has Ended

CONTEST IS OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ("D.C."), EXCLUDING ARIZONA, MARYLAND, AND TENNESSEE, WHO ARE TWENTY ONE (21) YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AT THE TIME OF ENTRY AND OWN A COMMERCIAL LAUNDRY FACILITY.  VOID OUTSIDE THE 50 UNITED STATES/D.C., IN ARIZONA, MARYLAND, AND TENNESSEE, AND WHEREVER PROHIBITED. CONTEST IS SUBJECT TO ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS.

SPEED QUEEN "MY SUCCESS STORY" ESSAY CONTEST

OFFICIAL RULES

Sponsored by Alliance Laundry Systems LLC (herein "Sponsor")

1. ELIGIBILITY: The Speed Queen "My Success Story" Essay Contest  ("Contest") is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., excluding Arizona, Maryland, and Tennessee, who are twenty one (21) years of age or older at the time of entry and own a commercial laundry facility.  Eligible owners are entering on behalf of their commercial laundry facility.  Employees of Sponsor, Nelson Schmidt, Inc., Promotion Activators, Inc., their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, distributors, suppliers and advertising and promotion agencies, and all other service agencies involved with design, execution or fulfillment of this Contest, and members of the immediate families (defined for these purposes as spouses, parents, children, siblings, and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) or households (whether related or not) of any of the above are NOT eligible to participate. Contest is void outside of the 50 United States/D.C., in Arizona, Maryland, Tennessee, and where prohibited by law.

2. HOW TO ENTER THE CONTEST: The Contest begins March 1, 2014 and ends June 15, 2014 ("Contest Period").  You must finance the purchase of at least $2,500 in new Speed Queen laundry equipment through Speed Queen Financial Services ("SQFS") during the Contest Period, and the loan must be approved by SQFS by 8/31/14 (a "Qualified Purchase").  Purchases executed prior to the Contest Period are not Qualified Purchases and will not qualify you to enter the Contest.  Once you have executed a Qualified Purchase, go to http://www.speedqueen.com/vend/en-us/news/promotions.aspx ("Website") during the Contest Period and follow the on-screen directions to submit an essay of up to 500 words describing what unique things you have done to retain & attract new customers ("Entry"). You may also include a photo relating to your Entry (optional) but it will not be considered during the judging. Entry must be written in English and be 500 words or less. Only entrant may be depicted in photo submitted and photo must be in .jpg, .gif or .png format (3 MB maximum).  Entries must be received by 11:59:59 p.m. Central Time on June 15, 2014.  Submission of an Entry is subject to, and all entrants must comply with, all policies, terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules. Proof of submission does not constitute proof of receipt.

ALL ENTRANTS MUST USE CAUTION AND COMMON SENSE IN CREATING THEIR ENTRIES. BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST, ENTRANTS ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT NEITHER SPONSOR, NELSON SCHMIDT, INC., PROMOTION ACTIVATORS, INC., THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENT COMPANIES, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, DISTRIBUTORS, SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES, AND ALL OTHER SERVICE AGENCIES INVOLVED WITH THE DESIGN, EXECUTION, OR FULFILLMENT OF THIS CONTEST, NOR THEIR RESPECTIVE SHAREHOLDERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENCIES (COLLECTIVELY "RELEASED PARTIES") WILL HAVE ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO BODILY INJURY OR DEATH, CAUSED BY OR IN CONNECTION WITH PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST.  ENTRIES POSTED WERE NOT EDITED BY SPONSOR AND ARE THE VIEWS/OPINIONS OF THE ENTRANT AND THOSE THAT APPEAR IN THE ENTRY AND DO NOT REFLECT THE VIEWS OF THE SPONSOR IN ANY MANNER.

Limit one (1) Entry per person/commercial laundry facility.

Entry must conform to the following Entry Requirements:

  • Entry cannot be sexually explicit or suggestive, violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group, profane or pornographic, contain nudity or any materially dangerous activity;
  • Entry cannot promote illegal drugs or firearms (or the use of any of the foregoing),  or any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous, or any particular political agenda or message (in the sole opinion of the Sponsor);
  • Entry cannot be obscene or offensive, endorse any form of hate or hate group;
  • Entry cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about Sponsor or its products, or other people, products or companies;
  • Entry may not include any intellectual property of third parties, including copyrighted material or third-party trademarks;
  • Entry cannot contain materials embodying the names, likenesses, photographs, or other indicia identifying any person, living or dead, without permission;
  • Entry cannot communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate; and
  • Entry cannot depict, and cannot itself, be in violation of any law.

Entry must be suitable for display at Sponsor's sole discretion. By submitting an Entry, entrant warrants and represents that such Entry is his/her original creation (a modification of an existing work does not qualify as original), entrant is the sole copyright owner of the Entry, that the Entry is true and verifiable, that the Entry has not been previously broadcast, submitted to or entered in any competition or won any awards, and that his/her Entry does not violate any law, regulation or any right of any third-party, including, without limitation, the publicity, intellectual property or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person's personal or proprietary right.

By submitting an Entry, entrant acknowledges and agrees that Sponsor may obtain many submissions under this Contest and that such Entries may be similar or identical in theme, idea, format or other respects to others submitted under this Contest and/or other contests staged and/or sponsored by the Sponsor, or to other ideas conceived by or provided to Sponsor and entrant waives any and all claims entrant may have had, may have, and/or may have in the future, that any Entry and/or other works accepted, reviewed and/or used by the Sponsor (or their designees) may be similar to his/her Entry. Except where prohibited by law, each entrant acknowledges and agrees that the Sponsor does not have now, nor shall it have in the future, any duty or liability, direct or indirect, vicarious, contributory, or otherwise, with respect to the infringement or protection of any copyright in and to entrant's Entry. Entrant agrees that Entry may be posted on the Sponsor's websites and/or social media pages. Winner will be disclosed in winner list and Released Parties are not liable for any misuse of such winner lists by third parties.  Released Parties are not responsible for any unauthorized use of Entries by third parties. Released Parties do not guarantee the posting of any Entry. Entrants agree that they will not use the Entry for any other purpose, including, without limitation, posting the Entry to any online social networks, without the express consent of the Sponsor in each instance. Any Entry that does not comply with these requirements, in the opinion of the judges or the Sponsor, may be disqualified.  By submitting an Entry, entrant agrees that his/her submission is gratuitous and made without restriction, and will not place Sponsor under any obligation; that Sponsor is free to disclose the ideas contained in the Entry on a non-confidential basis to anyone or otherwise use the ideas without any additional compensation to entrant and/or anyone depicted in the Entry.

3. JUDGING: From June 22, 2014 through June 30, 2014 Entries will be judged by a panel of judges appointed by Sponsor based on the following criteria: (i) most compelling story relative to theme (60%); (ii) creativity (30%); and (iii) clarity of expression (10%).  The top Entry as determined by the judges using the criteria listed above will be deemed the Grand Prize winner (subject to verification).  In the event of a tie by the judges, the entries involved in the tie will be re-judged by an additional judge who will serve as a tiebreaker and who will evaluate tied entries according to the criteria listed above.  The decisions of the judges will be final and binding on all matters relating to the Contest.

4. LICENSE/USE OF ENTRIES: By submitting or appearing in an Entry, entrant hereby grants to Sponsor a royalty free and fully paid up, irrevocable, worldwide perpetual license to edit, publish, use, adapt, exploit, and modify any Entry (and all elements embodied therein), including, without limitation, the images, names, likenesses of any persons or locations embodied therein, online, in print, film, television, or in any other media now known or hereafter devised, without compensation, notification or permission from entrant or any third party and display the Entry on Sponsor's website, and third party websites and otherwise use the Entry in accordance with these Official Rules, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised.

5. PRIZE: One (1) Grand Prize: The Sponsor will pay off the balance, up to $100,000, of the SQFS loan(s) for new Speed Queen laundry equipment purchases made during the Contest Period and approved by 8/31/14.

Entry Awards: Each eligible entrant will receive one (1) $100 gift certificate for use at an authorized Speed Queen distributor.

All federal, state and local taxes are the responsibility of the winner. No transfer, assignment, cash redemption, or substitution of a prize is permitted, except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) for a prize of comparable or greater value, in Sponsor's sole discretion. All prize details are in Sponsor's sole discretion.  In no event shall Sponsor's prize liability exceed the value stated in these rules.

6. WINNER NOTIFICATIONS: Grand Prize winner will be notified on or about September 1, 2014 by overnight delivery and/or telephone or email, in Sponsor's sole discretion and must execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability/publicity release, and any other releases required by Sponsor and where not prohibited by applicable law, within fourteen (14) days of date of issuance specified in the notice. Failure to return the documents listed above within the specified time period, the return of a notification as undeliverable, noncompliance with these Official Rules, or Sponsor's inability to contact a potential winner within a reasonable time period may result in forfeiture of prize and the Entry receiving the next highest score by the judges will be deemed the potential winner.  Winner is responsible for all federal, state and local taxes and any other costs, expenses and fees associated with prize, if any. By accepting a prize, winner must agree to use of their names, locations, photographs, and/or images in any and all media now or hereafter known, worldwide and on the Internet and in perpetuity by Sponsor and their respective designees without compensation (unless prohibited by law) or additional consents from such winner or any third party and without prior notice, approval or inspection, and to execute specific consent to use if asked to do so.

7. OTHER CONDITIONS: Released Parties are not responsible for incomplete, inaccurate, lost, late, stolen, garbled, undelivered, or misdirected Entries or for inaccurate Entry or Contest information or for interrupted or unavailable network, server, cable, satellite, Internet Service Provider (ISP) or other connections, miscommunications, computer or software malfunctions or telephone transmission problems or technical failures, garbled transmissions, damage to a user's computer equipment, programming used in this Contest, or for computer, network, mechanical, electronic, printing, typographical, human or other error or problem relating to or in connection with the contest, including, without limitation, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the announcement of the prize, the processing or judging of Entries or in any Contest-related materials.

8. GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS: Information collected from entrant is subject to Sponsor's Privacy Policy (http://www.speedqueen.com/vend/en-us/privacy-policy.aspx [LL1] ). By entering the Contest, you agree to the terms of the Privacy Policy set forth herein and consent to receiving emails related to this Contest. By participating, each entrant agrees (a) to release, discharge and hold harmless Released Parties from and against any liability, claims, losses and damages arising out of or relating to their participation in this Contest or the acceptance, use, misuse or possession of a prize received in this Contest (including any personal injury, death and property damage or activity related thereto), and the Released Parties' use of any Entry; (b) to abide by these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor and judges which shall be final and binding in all respects; and (c) that Sponsor and their respective designees shall have the right and permission to use (unless prohibited by applicable law) entrant's and entrant's image, name, voice, city, and state of residence, photographs and/or likenesses for purposes of advertising, promotional and/or any other purpose in any media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity without limitation or additional compensation, notification or permission, except where prohibited by law; and, upon request, to provide consent to such use in writing. Released Parties disclaim any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participation in, or accessing, uploading or downloading information in connection with this Contest. Sponsor reserves the right, at their sole discretion, to modify or terminate the Contest (or any portion thereof) should any virus, bug, technical failures, fraud, unauthorized human intervention or other causes corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Contest, and, in the event of termination, suspension or cancellation, at its discretion, to void the Entries at issue and/or terminate, cancel or suspend the Contest and, if terminated, at Sponsor's discretion, to select winner from all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to such termination using the judging procedure set forth above. In the event of any such termination, cancellation or suspension, a notice will be posted on http://www.speedqueen.com/vend/en-us/news/promotions.aspx. In the event the Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Contest as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including but not limited to fire, flood, hurricane, earthquake, explosion, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared) or any federal, state, or local government law, order, or regulation, or order of any court or other cause not within Sponsor's control, Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend, extend or terminate the Contest. Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify such person and void suspect Entries and seek damages and other remedies (including attorneys' fees) from him/her to the fullest extent permitted by law. Entrants are subject to all notices posted online including but not limited to privacy policies. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. Authorized Account Holder means the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the District of Wisconsin or the appropriate Wisconsin State Court located in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Wisconsin without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Wisconsin or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Wisconsin.

9. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Neither Sponsor nor its agencies are responsible for lost, interrupted or unavailable satellite, network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), Website or other connections availability, accessibility or traffic congestion, or miscommunications, or failed computer, network, telephone, satellite, or cable hardware, software or lines, or technical failure, or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions, or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic or network, or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of Entry  or other information or the failure to capture, or loss of,  any such information. Neither Sponsor nor it's agencies are responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Website users, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Contest and assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or tampering with or hacking of Website.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds may be tampering with the entry process or operation of this Contest or Website, or may be acting in violation of the terms of the Website, or may be acting in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to threaten, abuse, or harass any other person.  Any attempt to deliberately damage any Website or undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest may be unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsor or its agents.

10. WINNER'S NAME: For the name of the prize winner (available after September 15, 2014), send a self-addressed, stamped, business size (#10) envelop by September 15, 2014 to Speed Queen "My Success Story" Essay Contest Winner, 6240 Oakton Street, Morton Grove, IL 60053.  Winner's name will be sent after winner has been verified.

11. SPONSOR: Alliance Laundry Systems LLC, Shepard Street PO Box 990 
Ripon, WI 54971-0990

Download Rules

 

YouTube extranet login