Bringin' It Back Home Instagram Contest 2014


We want YOU to show us how you're Bringin' It Back Home with Tessemae's!

Show us your most creative way of using Tessemae's and you could win 1 of 4 $50 Visa Gift Cards!

1. Follow Tessemae's on Instagram! (@tessemaes)
2. Display the most creative way that you're Bringin' It Back Home
3. Use the Hashtag #BringinItBackHome
4. There will be 4 winners total
5. Contest Rules January 18, 2014 - May 31, 2014

Winners will be announced on the 19th of February, March, April, and May 2014 at 8PM EST.





Eligibility:  To enter the Tessemae’s “#BringinItBackHome” Contest (the “Contest”), you must be at least 18 years of age and a legal resident of one of the 50 United States including the District of Columbia. Contest is void where prohibited.   The Contest is subject to all applicable laws and regulations.  Entry begins at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“EST”) in the United States on 1/28/14, and ends at 9:00:00p.m. EST on 2/19/14 (the “Entry Period”).


To participate, entrants must have an Instagram® account that is open to the public (an account where anyone can subscribe to follow your photos). You will not be eligible to participate if your Instagram account is set to the special private option (where a user must approve all follow requests). Your submission must be based on your own genuine experience. Sponsor reserves the right to verify any facts. Failure to valid the authenticity of your entry when requested may result in disqualification.

How to enter:  During the Entry Period, (i) follow @tessemaes on Instagram and @tessemaes on Twitter, (ii) take a picture of “How You’re Bringin’ It Back Home with Tessemae’s” (the “Theme”), and (iii) upload the picture to Instagram and include “@tessemaes” and the hashtag “#BringinItBackHome” in the caption for the uploaded image.


Each submitted entry must meet all of the Entry Content Guidelines set forth below. Failure to complete any step outlined in, or to follow any of, the Official Rules will result in disqualification of the attempted entry.


Entry Content Guidelines: 

Contest materials you submit (photo with caption) must comply with the following guidelines:

  • All captions must include @tessemaes and #BringinItBackHome, must be in English and cannot exceed 250 words;
  • The entry must be a photo – not videos will be accepted for entry;
  • All photo submissions must be created by entrant, and must not infringe the copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other personal or proprietary rights of any person or entity; Modification of an existing image does not qualify for this Contest;
  • If any person other than the entrant is depicted or described in any photo, the entrant is responsible for obtaining any necessary permission for use of each such person’s name or likeness;
  • Entry must not have been previously published, released or distributed in any form;
  • Entry must not have won any award; and
  • Entries that are lewd, obscene, sexually explicit, pornographic, disparaging, defamatory, libelous, obscene, not in keeping with Sponsor’s image or entries that otherwise contain inappropriate content or objectionable material as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion will be disqualified.

General Entry Conditions.  Limit one (1) entry per person and per Instagram account.  Entries will not be acknowledged or returned.

In the event of a dispute over the identity of the entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the primary e-mail address associated with the Instagram account used to submit the disputed entry. The authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provided, on-line service provide, or the other organization (e.g. business, educational institute, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain.   All entries must be received by the end of the Entry Period.

Usage Rights in Entries.  Sponsor and its designees shall have the unrestricted and non-exclusive right to edit, adapt, publish, copy, display, perform, broadcast, modify, and otherwise use any or all entry materials, alone or in combination with other material including but not limited to essays, photos and/or videos in any and all media, whether now known or later discovered, in perpetuity, without restriction of any kind whatsoever, without further compensation to the entrant or anyone else.  Without limiting the foregoing, entries may be posted on the Page for public viewing and voting in the Contest.   Sponsor reserves the right to review any entry prior to any such posting, to remove any entry at any time after posting, and to remove any incidental material that could be deemed infringing where doing so would not materially alter the entry and where the entrant otherwise clearly intended to comply with these Official Rules, as determined by Sponsor.  No guarantee is made that any particular entry will or will not be posted or as to the length of time between submission and posting. All entries that are uploaded and made available for viewing by the general public will be deemed posted at the direction of the entrant within the meaning of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Communications Decency Act.  Entry constitutes permission for Sponsor and its designees to use winner’s name, biographical information, photo and/or likeness in any and all media, now or hereafter devised, worldwide, in perpetuity, for internal, advertising, Contest and other purposes without additional compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law. Potential finalists and/or winners may be required to assign all rights in entry to Sponsor without additional compensation. 

Notification of Winner:  Winners will be selected and announced once a month on the 19th of February, March, April and May 2014.

General Prize Conditions:  Prize redemption must be completed between February 19, 2014 and June 15, 2014. No cash equivalent for the prize shall be available. Prizes are non-transferable or refundable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s or Administrator’s sole discretion. The Sponsor and the Administrator reserve the right to substitute the prize for one of comparable or greater value, in their sole discretion, for any reason. Any unused portion of the prize value is forfeited.

Release of Liability:  By entering the Contest, entrant agrees to hold Sponsor, its parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, franchisees and advertising and Contest agencies and each of their respective directors, officers, employees and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) harmless for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by participating in the Contest or by acceptance or use of a prize (including any travel or activity related thereto). Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, delayed, inaccurate, illegible, garbled, stolen or incomplete entries or entries not received for any reason or for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site or any combination thereof or for any other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing or judging of entries, the announcement of the prizes, the incorrect uploading of any photo or essay or in any Contest-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading materials from or use of the Page or any web site. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Contest or Web site, who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated Entries will be void. Caution: Any attempt by an individual to deliberately damage any Web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies (including attorneys’ fees) from any such individual to the fullest extent of the law.

By participating, you further agree that: (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Contest, but in no event attorney’s fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than damages for actual out-of-pocket expenses.

Governing Law:  Except where prohibited by law, all issues concerning the construction, validity and enforcement of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor, shall be constructed and governed by the laws of the state of New York, without regard to conflicts of law. Claims may not be resolved through any form of class action. 

Privacy:  Any information you submit is subject to privacy policy posted at

Severability:  If any provision(s) of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.

Instagram:  By participating, you release Instagram and its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, employees, directors, agents, advertising agencies, from any and against any and all injury, loss or damage caused or claimed to be caused by your participation in the Contest and/or the acceptance, awarding, receipt, use and/or misuse of the prize.  Any information you submit online is to the Sponsor, not to Instagram.  This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.

Twitter:  By participating, you release Twitter and its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, employees, directors, agents, advertising agencies, from any and against any and all injury, loss or damage caused or claimed to be caused by your participation in the Contest and/or the acceptance, awarding, receipt, use and/or misuse of the prize.  Any information you submit online is to the Sponsor, not to Twitter.  This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter.