Essie – National Nail Polish Day – Win a trip for winner and one (1) guest to New York City

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OFFICIAL RULES
Essie National Nail Polish Day Sweepstakes
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE
YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. THE ODDS OF WINNING DEPEND UPON THE NUMBER
OF ELIGIBLE ENTRIES RECEIVED DURING THE SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD.
1. PROMOTION: The essie National Polish Day Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) starts on May 10,
2019 at 12:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (“EDT”) and ends on June 1, 2019 at 11:59 PM EDT
(“Sweepstakes Period”). Sponsor’s computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to
this Sweepstakes.
2. ELIGIBILITY: Open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (excluding Puerto Rico)
and the District of Columbia, 13 years of age or older at time of entry. Anyone under the age of majority
in their state, (eighteen (18) in most states, nineteen (19) in Alabama and Nebraska, and twenty-one (21)
in Mississippi) at the time of entry must also have the consent of one of his or her parents or legal
guardian, and a parent or other legal guardian must agree to the enforceability of these official rules.
Void where prohibited. Employees (and their immediate families (parent, child, spouse or sibling and
their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in their same households,
whether or not related) of essie (“Sponsor”), and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and
advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible to enter or win. By participating entrants 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 sweepstakes. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local
laws.
3. TO ENTER: During the Sweepstakes Period, 1) visit Instagram and/or Facebook (“Platform”) on
either your mobile or desktop device and look for the pop-up “Essie National Nail Polish Day
Sweepstakes Ad” or go to https://pages.news.essie.com/essienationalnailpolishday (“Link”) and
complete and submit the official entry form. All online entries must be received by 11:59 PM EDT on
June 1, 2019 to be eligible. Limit one (1) entry per person, per email address for the duration of the
Sweepstakes Period. Multiple entries received from any person or email address after the first entry
received from that person or email account will be void. Submitting an Entry on one or both Platforms
or via Link is considered one (1) Entry. Submitting an Entry on both Platforms and Link will not increase
your chance of winning. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or means which
subvert the entry process will be void. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be
acknowledged or returned. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or
associated with any Platform i.e. Instagram or Facebook or Twitter. Any questions, comments or
complaints regarding the Sweepstakes should be directed to Sponsor, not Platform. If you choose to enter
using your mobile device, standard data fees may apply. See your wireless provider for pricing plan
details.
You may be asked to consent to receive promotional communications. Consenting is optional and is not
required to participate in the Sweepstakes and will not improve your chances of winning.
4. REQUIREMENTS OF ENTRIES: Any photo, video or comment submitted in connection with the
Sweepstakes: (i) must be original work of entrant; (ii) must be truthful and accurate; (iii) may not include
any exaggerated product claims or criticisms of third party products; (iv) may not be inappropriate,
offensive, libelous or defamatory, pornographic, unlawful or plagiarized, as determined by Sponsor in its
sole discretion; (v) must not be harassing, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, profane, obscene,
excessively violent, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable or offensive in any way, as determined
by Sponsor in its sole discretion; (vi) may not violate or encourage others to violate any applicable law,
statute, ordinance or regulation; (vii) may not defame or invade publicity rights or privacy of any person,
living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person’s personal or property rights or any other third
party rights; (viii) may not contain commercial or corporate advertising, including but not limited to
corporate logos, brand names, and slogans, other than those relating to Sponsor; and (ix) if found to be
in violation of these rules will be disqualified and therefore removed from the Sweepstakes.
5. DRAWING: Three (3) potential winners (one (1) Grand Prize Winner and two (2) First Prize
Winners) will be selected in a random drawing held on or about June 7, 2019 from all eligible entries
received by Sponsor. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Limit of one
(1) prize per potential winner for entire Sweepstakes Period.
6. WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winners will be notified on or about June 10, 2019 by e-mail
and may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and, where lawful,
a publicity release within seven (7) days of date of issuance. If such documents are not returned within
the specified time period, a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to
contact a potential winner, potential winner does not respond to Sponsor’s communication with 48 hours
from time of contact for any reason, or a potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules,
prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, up to three (3) alternate winners may be determined,
after which the applicable prize will remain unawarded. If a potential winner is an eligible minor in
his/her jurisdiction of residence, prize may be awarded in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian
who will be responsible for fulfilling all requirements imposed on winner set forth herein.
7. GRAND PRIZE: One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive a trip for winner and one (1) guest to
New York City, New York to visit the essie lab in New Jersey and create an essie shade on dates to be
determined by sponsor. Trip package includes round trip, coach-class air transportation for two (2) from
a major airport near winner’s home (determined by sponsor in its sole discretion) to New York City; and
two (2) night hotel stay at a hotel determined by sponsor in its sole discretion (single room, double
occupancy), roundtrip transportation from home to airport (via gift card to car service company), to hotel,
to essie labs in New Jersey and a gift card for meal expenses. Winner and guest must travel on the dates
determined by sponsor in its sole discretion or prize will be forfeited. Winners are obligated to work with
sponsor’s travel agent to book trip immediately upon winner confirmation. Travel and accommodations
are subject to availability. Travel must be round trip. Sponsor will determine airline and flight itinerary
in its sole discretion. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay
of any flight. Travel is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this sweepstakes, and those set
forth by the sponsor’s airline carrier of choice as detailed in the passenger ticket contract. Prize must be
redeemed by December 31, 2019 or prize will be forfeited and sponsor will have no further obligation to
such winner. Gift cards is subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer. All expenses and
incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the package description above, including but not limited to,
ground transportation, meals, incidentals, gratuities, passenger tariffs or duties, airline fees, surcharges,
airport fees, service charges or facility charges, personal charges at lodging, security fees, taxes or other
expenses are the responsibility solely of winner. Unless child of winner, travel companion must be
eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the date of departure and must travel on same itinerary and at
the same time as the winner. If winner is a minor in his/her place of residence, travel companion must
be winner’s parent/legal guardian. Travel companion must execute liability/publicity releases prior to
issuance of travel documents. Winner and travel companions are solely responsible for obtaining valid
passports and any other documents necessary for international travel. Travel restrictions, conditions and
limitations may apply. If in the judgment of sponsor air travel is not required due to winner’s proximity
to prize location, ground transportation will be substituted for round trip air travel at sponsor’s sole
discretion. Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates.
Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): up to $3,000 USD. Actual value may vary based on airfare
fluctuations, currency rate fluctuations, and distance between departure and destination. Winner is
responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use specified herein as being
provided, including transportation, security fees, luggage fees, meals, souvenirs, upgraded room
accommodations, miscellaneous hotel expenses, gratuities and other expenses not explicitly included in
the prize package are the sole responsibility of the winners. FIRST PRIZE: Two (2) potential First
Prize Winners will each receive one hundred (100) essie shades, $1,000 ARV each First Prize. Total
ARV of Prizes: $5,000. Product selection determined by Sponsor.
Limit of one (1) prize per potential winner for entire Sweepstakes Period. Prizes are awarded “as is” with
no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Winners may not substitute, assign or
transfer prize or redeem prize for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute
prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Winners are responsible for all
applicable federal, state and local taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with
prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole
discretion. Sponsor reserves the right not to award all prizes or to choose fewer than three (3) winners if,
in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified entries.
8. GENERAL CONDITIONS: Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for lost, late,
incomplete, inaccurate, stolen, misdirected, undelivered, garbled, illegible or postage-due mail, entries
or email; 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 sweepstakes, including, without
limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the
sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes or in any sweepstakes-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 sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants’ or to any
other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this sweepstakes or downloading
materials from or use of the website. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the sweepstakes
or website or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be
disqualified and all associated entries will be void. Should any portion of the sweepstakes 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, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend,
modify or terminate the sweepstakes and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the potential winners from
all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate
by Sponsor. Entrants, by participating, agree that Sponsor, and their respective parents, affiliates,
subsidiaries and 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 entrants 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 prize including any travel/activity related
thereto, including any harm/injury caused from the use of a vehicle or participation in this sweepstakes.
Each winner, by acceptance of prize, except where legally prohibited, grants permission for Sponsor and
its designees to use his/her name, address (city and state), photograph, voice and/or other likeness and
prize 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.
In the event of a dispute regarding entries received from multiple users having the same e-mail account,
the authorized subscriber of the e-mail account at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant and
must comply with these Official Rules. Authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is
assigned the e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other
organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO
DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION
OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD
SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL AND
RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND OTHER
REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY
LAW.
9. ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Promotion,
participant agrees that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this
Promotion, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class
action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration
Association and held at the AAA regional office nearest the participant; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act
shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment
upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances
will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim,
punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than
participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Promotion),
and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
10. USE OF DATA: Sponsor will be collecting personal data about entrants online, in accordance with
its privacy policy. Please review the Sponsor’s privacy policy at https://www.essie.com. By participating
in the Sweepstakes, entrants hereby agree to Sponsor’s collection and usage of their personal information
and acknowledge that they have read and accepted Sponsor’s privacy policy.
11. WINNERS’ LIST: For the names of the winners (available after June 24, 2019), send a self-
addressed stamped envelope to: essie National Nail Polish Sweepstakes Winners, 10 Hudson Yards, 32
Floor, New York NY 10001 for receipt no later than December 24, 2019.
. SPONSOR: essie, 10 Hudson Yards, New York NY 10001