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Terms of Participation


Open Only to Legal Residents OF THE fifty (50) UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, 13 years of age or older. Void Where Prohibited. An eligible minor should have a parent’s or legal guardian’s permission to participate. Employees and their immediate families (spouse and parent, child, or sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in their same households (whether or not related) of Cosnova, Inc. (“Sponsor”), its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible. By participating, participants (and, if eligible minors, their parents or legal guardians) agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges and/or Sponsor, which are binding and final on matters relating to this scavenger hunt. The scavenger hunt is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.


You must have the Snapchat App and a Snapchat account. You may download the Snapchat App and create an account at no cost using your smartphone. Beginning at approximately 7AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on October 15, 2016 until approximately 10:00 p.m. ET on October 27, 2016 or while supplies of goodie bags last, whichever is sooner (“Hunting Period”), you must:

1. Find the (2) locations in New York City designated by special Snapchat filters by following the clues posted by Essence on Facebook (each, a “Location”). You’ll know you’ve found the correct Location when the special Snapchat filter appears via the Snapchat app on your phone.

2. Take a photo of the Location with the filter on-screen.

3. Once you’ve found both Locations and taken your photos, create a Snapchat story with the photos and snap it to @essencemakeup.

4. Once you have completed steps 1-3, during the Hunting Period, to receive a goodie bag, while supplies last, visit the Harmon store on 22nd and 6th Avenue in New York City (“Harmon Store”) during regular store hours and show your Snapchat story to a store representative.

You may be required to provide valid I.D. in order to verify eligibility. Failure to provide a valid I.D. if asked and/or comply with Terms will result in disqualification.

By participating, each participant (and, an eligible minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) (i) understands that Sponsor has not arranged for and does not carry any insurance of any kind for participant’s benefit and that participant will be solely responsible for obtaining and paying for any medical, life, accident, automobile, property or other insurance relative to his/her participation in the scavenger hunt; (ii) agrees that he/she will obey all traffic, safety and other applicable laws and will not speed or otherwise expose himself/herself or any other individual, whether participating in the scavenger hunt or not, to harm or danger; (iii) agrees to release and hold harmless the Released Parties (as defined below) from for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including death, to persons, or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in this scavenger hunt; and (iv) agrees to indemnify the Released Parties (as defined below) from any losses, liabilities or expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees resulting from any claims, proceedings or investigations arising from or in connection with participant’s failure to comply with section (ii) of this paragraph and/or participants negligence or willful misconduct.


Each goodie bag will include: one (1) longlasting lipstick and (1) gel nail polish as well as an invitation to attend an event scheduled to take place at the Harmon Store on October 27, 2016 from 5pm to 8pm EST. Approximate Retail Value: $7 each. Goodie bag is provided “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied. Recipients may not substitute, assign or transfer goodie bag or redeem goodie bag for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute goodie bag (or a portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Recipients are responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with goodie bag acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. All goodie bag details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Limit one (1) goodie bag per person.


Recipient (and, an eligible minor, his/her parent or legal guardian), by acceptance of goodie bag, except where legally prohibited, grants permission for Sponsor and its designees to use his/her name, user name, address (city and state), photograph (including, without limitation, Snapchat profile photo), voice and/or other likeness and goodie bag information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further compensation, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide in perpetuity, without notice or review or approval.


Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, delayed, stolen, misdirected, undelivered or garbled posts, snaps or clues; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the scavenger hunt, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the scavenger hunt, the dissemination of clues, the functionality of the geofilters or in any scavenger hunt-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants' or to any other person's computer, cellular phone, or any other device, related to or resulting from participating in this scavenger hunt. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the scavenger hunt, who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or who are in violation of these Terms, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the scavenger hunt for any reason, including, but not limited to, should any portion of the scavenger hunt be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play. Participants (and, if eligible minors, their parents or legal guardians), by participating, agree that Sponsor, Snapchat, LLC, Facebook, Inc., and their respective parents, franchisees, affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees, successors, assigns, and their advertising and promotion agencies and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, “Released Parties”) will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by participants against, any liability, for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including death, to persons, or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any goodie bag or participation in this scavenger hunt (including any travel or activity related thereto). This scavenger hunt is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Snapchat. You understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor and not to Facebook or Snapchat. Offered by Cosnova, Inc., 55 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003.