Contest Rules

We are going to open up a contest to all men and women who are approved members of COVE. 


Here is our story, and we are happy to be very honest and transparent with you all. 


We think we are on to something quite cool. We have been heart warmed by so much great feedback from everyone and there is a lot that we haven't been able to share with you yet.


I think all of you understand our concept and the value of Cove:


1. Get the conversation started in a private members-only community (only through conversation can you uncover chemistry or be able to tell if it is worth meeting in person, ie: less underwhelming dates and unwanted surprises)


2. Progress the depth of that conversation (messages move from text, audio, to video, without sharing any personal details)


3. Reward women for their engagement so that she doesn't feel her time is wasted and is more inclined to explore her options.  Those rewards can then be converted to reward gift cards (Amazon, Uber, Starbucks, and more)


So, now the fun part...


  • Contest is only open to all Cove members 

  • Entrants must engage as much as possible on the app from November 7, 2018 until February 14, 2019

  • Cove will select the female and male winners based off the following:

    • A threshold of at least 25 video messages with 25 different people on cove must be attained to be eligible to win the grand prize.

    • From this group of eligible candidates:

      • the best in-app success story, as chosen by Cove in its sole discretion (Please submit your stories in the comment box below or email to

  • Winners must invite someone they matched in the Cove as their guest 

  • Winners will be announced on February 15, 2019

  • For official contest rules, please see below



3 nights. 2 people. 1 tropical adventure. 

Weekend trip for 2 winners (valued at $2,500 each) 

  • $800 for flights for 2

  • 3 night hotel stay

  • $1,000 in cash prize 


The contest legals and details are down below. For legal reasons, this in ONLY open to United States and Canadian residents (Quebec not included).



CONTEST RULES (the “Official Rules”)

Cove Contest (the “Contest”) 



  • The Contest is brought to you by the following entities (collectively or individually, the “Contest Sponsors”): Charly Inc and its Cove application (Collectively called “Cove”).

  • The Contest entry period (the “Entry Period”) starts at 5pm EDT November 7th, 2018 and continues until 11:59pm EDT on February 14, 2019.  All times referenced in these Official Rules are Eastern Standard Time. 


  • NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER THIS CONTEST. Entry is subject to these Official Rules, including without limitation the conditions of entry set forth below. 

  • You can only enter this Contest by being a Cove Member.

  • Any attempt or suspected attempt to participate in this Contest in a fashion not authorized by these Official Rules shall be deemed to be tampering and will void your participation. Referrals/Applicants that contain false information and/or are late, lost, stolen, falsified, illegible, damaged, misdirected, mutilated, garbled or incomplete, altered or otherwise irregular or referrals that have been submitted using robotic, automated, programmed, or through illicit means, or that do not conform with or satisfy any or all of these Official Rules, as determined in the Contest Sponsors’ absolute discretion, will be judged null and void and disqualified. Only entries/referrals/applicants received by Cove will be considered. Cove reserves the right to refuse any entry in its absolute discretion. The sole determinant of time for valid online entry in this Contest will be the Cove’s server machine(s). 

  • Although this Contest may be communicated, promoted, or administered by means of any third party social media or social networking service or site (each, a “Third Party Service”), entrants acknowledge that: (i) this Contest is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, any Third Party Service; (ii) if entry into this Contest is by means of a Third Party Service, entrants must have a valid account with the applicable Third Party Service (and may be required to have a public (i.e. non-private) account in order to participate) and must comply with the applicable Third Party Service’s terms and policies; and (iii) any questions, comments or complaints regarding this Contest should be directed to the Contest Sponsors and not to any Third Party Service.

  • By participating in this Contest, you completely release any Third Party Service of all liability in relation to any injury, damage or loss that may occur, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from your participation. 



By entering this Contest, you: 

  • agree to be bound by the Cove Terms of Use, which can be found here, and these Official Rules, including without limitation the eligibility requirements set forth below; 

  • agree to be bound by the decisions of the Contest Sponsors and their representatives, or the Contest judges (if any), which decisions are final, binding and conclusive (without appeal) on all matters relating to the Contest; 

  • represent and warrant that your participation, including any material comprising your profile (e.g. referral, applicant ,name, user name, profile picture, etc., as applicable) and any material submitted with your profile (e.g. photograph, video”) (i) is original to you, and that you have all necessary rights including, without limitation, the consent of any third parties whose personal information is included in your profile, and (ii) does not contain, depict, include or involve content that is, or could reasonably be considered to be, inappropriate, unsuitable or offensive, as determined by Cove in its sole discretion; 

  • understand and agree that: (i) your participation may be refused to this Contest, as determined by Cove in its sole discretion; and (ii) Cove may, in its absolute discretion, moderate and/or remove and/or edit any material, including to blur out any trademarks or to remove any copyrighted content or otherwise unsuitable content (as determined by Cove); 

  • agree to have your contact info shared with the Cove Brand Sponsors if you entered Cove using the Brand’s referral code. 

  • grant to Cove a license to use your first name and last initial in any media for any purpose related to the Contest, without notification, compensation or additional consideration to you; and 

  • waive all claims of moral rights in your entry and/or Entry Material and in any use thereof in accordance with these Official Rules. 


  • This Contest is open only to residents of United States and Canada (excluding residents of Quebec), who have reached the age of majority in this place of residence. 

  • The following individuals are not eligible to enter the Contest: 

    • Employees of Charly Inc, Cove and their immediate relatives  

    • (1) the Contest Sponsors and their parent and affiliated companies, (2) the Contest prize supplier(s), (3) the Contest judges, if applicable, and (4) any and all other companies associated with the Contest; (i) a household member of any of the individuals listed above, whether or not related; 

    • (ii)  members of the immediate family (spouse, parent, child, sibling) of the individuals listed above, regardless of where they reside. 

    • The Contest Sponsors shall have the right at any time to require proof of identity and/or eligibility to enter the Contest. Failure to provide such proof may result in disqualification. All personal and other information requested by and supplied for the purpose of the Contest must be truthful, complete, accurate and in no way misleading. The Contest Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant should such an entrant at any stage supply untruthful, incomplete, inaccurate or misleading personal details and/or information. 



Between November 7, 2018 and February 14, 2019, whichever female or male reaches at least 25 “Level 3 Video Messages” with 25 different matches on cove (to be eligible) and has the best in-app success story (as determined by Cove) will win the Grand Prize.  

  • Announcement date: February 15, 2019


The Grand Prize consists of: 

  • Round trip economy air transportation for the winner and one (1) guest (collectively, the “Travelers”) from the closest international airport within Canada or the contiguous United States, to A TROPICAL DESTINATION to be used within 12 months from Announcement Date (February 15, 2019). Exact travel times to be determined by the Contest Sponsors; 

  • One (1) hotel room (standard room, based on double occupancy) for three (3) nights at a hotel to be selected in the sole discretion of the Contest Sponsors; 

  • USD$1,000 in cash prize;

  • Total approximate retail value of the Two Trip Prizes will not exceed USD $5,000. Actual retail value will vary based on flight schedule and hotel selection. 

  • The following terms and conditions apply to any and all Trip Prize(s) awarded pursuant to these Official Rules: 

All prize details shall be determined by the Contest Sponsors and/or prize supplier(s) in their absolute discretion. Some restrictions may apply. Travel must take place no later than 12 months from February 15, 2019.


Each Traveler must be of age of legal majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence and must sign and return a release of liability and consent to publicity form prior to issuance of travel documents and participation in any prize activity. Travelers may be required to present a valid major credit card to hotel upon check-in. If a winner elects to travel with a fewer number of guests than the number of guests provided in the prize description above, no additional compensation will be awarded under any circumstances. 


Tickets are subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuers. Documentation that is reasonably necessary for the Contest Sponsors and/or prize supplier(s) to book the Trip Prize for the Travelers (e.g. passport number) must be supplied to the Contest Sponsors and/or prize supplier(s), as applicable, or their representatives or agents, upon request, and failure to do so may result in the forfeiture of the Trip Prize at the absolute discretion of the Contest Sponsors and/or prize supplier(s). The Travelers must travel together on the same itinerary and are responsible for ensuring they have all necessary travel documents prior to travel (e.g., valid passport). 


Winner is fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, state, provincial, and municipal taxes (including income and withholding taxes). Travelers are responsible for any additional expenses not included in the prize as described herein. Without limiting the foregoing, all expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the prize description above are the responsibility of the Travelers, including but not limited to, travel and medical insurance, meals, incidentals, gratuities, in-room charges, passenger tariffs or duties, airline fees, surcharges, airport fees, service charges or facility charges, security fees, taxes or other expenses. 


No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any flight. The Releasees (defined below) shall have no responsibility for trip cancellations, alterations, weather delays, weather cancellations or other changes to the trip itinerary (whether having the effect of lengthening or shortening the trip itinerary) and, by participating in the prize activity, each Traveler acknowledges and accepts such risks, and agrees that the Contest Sponsors and/or prize supplier(s), as applicable, are only responsible for the prize elements as listed in these Official Rules, subject to the terms and conditions herein contained, and are not responsible for any additional costs or expenses that may be incurred by any Traveler as a result of such changes in itinerary. 


The Contest Sponsors are not responsible in the event any Traveler is denied the ability to fly out of or into any particular airport, whether due to airport restrictions or otherwise, nor are they responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or any other changes made by any transportation and/or travel companies, hotels, air carriers, or others providing or arranging any travel or prize-related services or accommodations, including, without limitation, any resulting changes in services or accommodations. All tickets issued in connection with the Trip Prize are not eligible for frequent flyer miles. Once reservations are made, they cannot be changed, save as otherwise determined in the absolute discretion of the Contest Sponsors and/or prize supplier(s). 


The Contest Sponsors and prize supplier(s) have the right, in their absolute discretion, to disqualify and/or remove any Traveler from any activity at any time if such individual is at any point uncooperative, disruptive, abusive, or unobservant of applicable rules, laws or regulations, or if such individual is likely to cause or has caused damage to person, property, or the reputation of the Contest Sponsors and/or prize supplier(s), as determined in the absolute discretion of the Contest Sponsors and/or prize supplier(s), as applicable. 



Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible participants in contest and the number of entries received. 



The terms and conditions contained in this Section apply to any and all Contest prize(s) awarded pursuant to these Official Rules: 

  • As it relates to the Grand Prize, no financial compensation will be made or required if actual prize value is lower than the total value quoted in these Official Rules. 

  • Prizes must be accepted as awarded, without substitution, transfer, exchange or assignment, unless otherwise determined in the absolute discretion of the Contest Sponsors and/or prize supplier(s). Except as expressly warranted herein, prize is provided “as is” without further warranty of any kind. 

  • Any unused portion of the prize, once awarded, will be deemed forfeited by the applicable winner, and no financial compensation will be made or required in respect of such unused portion. Prize will not be replaced if lost, destroyed, mutilated or stolen. 

  • The Contest Sponsors and/or the prize supplier(s) reserve the right, in their absolute discretion, to substitute a prize or a component of a prize with a prize or a component of a prize (as applicable) of equal or greater value, including, without limitation, a monetary award, if the prize or prize component cannot be awarded by the Contest Sponsors and/or the prize supplier(s) for any reason. 

  • Once awarded, prize may not be resold or commercially traded in any manner, directly or indirectly, and Cove reserves the right to ban or disqualify any entrant from any contest, including future contests, should it reasonably believe such entrant to have acted or attempted to act in contravention of the foregoing restriction. 



At the end of day (midnight EDT) on February 14, 2019, the contest winners (if any) will be awarded the Grand Prizes. The winners may be listed on the Cove Website ( and/or on Cove Social Media channels (@meetinthecove). Winners will be contacted through the app or by email provided in the app. If the winner does not respond to these notifications within seven (7) business days the next eligible winner (if any) will be notified. Failure to respond within these time frames listed above shall mean that the provisional winner forfeits the prize.

A potential winner may be required to provide proof of identification to the Contest Sponsors and/or prize supplier(s), as applicable, when claiming a prize or otherwise in connection with this Contest to facilitate the accurate identification of a Contest winner. Once confirmation of a Contest winner is complete in accordance with the terms of these Official Rules, the Contest Sponsors and/or any prize suppliers will promptly coordinate prize distribution. If a winner fails to comply with the requirements set forth in these Official Rules, he/she will be deemed to have forfeited his/her prize. 



By entering this Contest, you: (a) agree to remise, release and forever discharge the Contest Sponsors, their respective parent and affiliated companies, any and all other companies associated with the Contest (including prize suppliers and suppliers of materials or services related to the Contest), and all of their respective employees, directors, officers, shareholders, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, the “Releasees”) from any and all actions, causes of action, suits, debts, dues, accounts, claims, damages or liability for any loss, harm, damages, costs or expenses, including, without limitation, costs or losses related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, and rights of publicity, personality, privacy and/or intellectual property (each, a “Claim”) arising out of, or in any way related to, your participation in the Contest and/or the awarding, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of any Contest prize (or any portion thereof), or any travel or activity that is related to the receipt or use of any Contest prize; and (b) agree to indemnify and hold harmless each of the Releasees from and against any and all Claims arising from (i) your breach of these Official Rules, including the breach of any representations or warranties contained herein, (ii) your participation in the Contest, (iii) your acceptance, possession, use and/or misuse of any Contest prize (or any portion thereof), if applicable, or (iv) the use of any Entry Material in accordance with the rights granted in these Official Rules. 



By accepting a Contest prize, if applicable, you authorize the Contest Sponsors and each of their respective licensees, successors, assigns, agents, representatives and employees the right, licence and permission to record, photograph and/or otherwise capture or document you and/or your likeness, including without limitation your voice and any statements you may make regarding the Contest prize, by any available means, and to use any such recordings, photographs or documents, as well as your image and/or likeness appearing therein, and your biographical information, including your name, city and state/province/territory of residence, throughout the world and in perpetuity, in all manner and media, whether now known or hereafter devised, for advertising or promotional purposes relating to the Contest (or any substantially similar contest), without limitation and without compensation or additional consideration, notification, or permission of any kind, unless prohibited by law; and you waive any rights that you may have or that may otherwise exist in respect of any materials produced pursuant to the foregoing, including without limitation rights of inspection, approval, compensation, additional consideration or notification, and moral rights. 



The Releasees are not responsible for: (a) stolen, late, incomplete, illegible, inaccurate, misdirected, lost, misrouted, scrambled, damaged, delayed, undelivered, mutilated, postage-due or garbled entries, transmissions, email or mail; (b) lost, interrupted or unavailable network, cable, satellite, server, Internet Service Provider, website, or other connections, including those through and/or by any website; (c) jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (d) failures or malfunctions of phones, phone lines or telephone systems, any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in transmission, processing, or communication; (e) non-delivered, misdirected, blocked, or delayed email notifications; (f) printing, typographical or other errors appearing within these Official Rules, in any Contest-related advertisements or other materials; or (g) any other errors, problems or difficulties of any kind, whether human, mechanical, electronic, network, computer, telephone, mail, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with this Contest, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prize or in any Contest-related materials, or the cancellation or postponement of any event. The Releasees are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, including without limitation where caused by website users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. The Releasees are not responsible for injury or damage to participants’ or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in this Contest or downloading materials from or use of any website. 



By entering this Contest, you consent to Cove’s collection and use of your personal information for purposes of administering this Contest in accordance with these Official Rules and selecting any Contest winner(s). All information collected by Cove is subject to the Cove’s Privacy Policy, available here

If you are selected as a potential prize winner, you consent to Cove’s disclosure of your personal information to any Contest prize provider(s) for purposes of prize fulfillment. You understand and agree that, should your personal information be provided to any prize provider, your information will be subject to that prize provider’s privacy policy and information handling standards and practices. 


  • LAWS AND RULES. This Contest will be run in accordance with these Official Rules, which shall be subject to amendment by Cove without notice or liability to you. You must comply with these Official Rules and will be deemed to have received and understood these Official Rules by participating or attempting to participate in this Contest. The terms of this Contest, as set out in these Official Rules, are not subject to amendment or counter-offer, except as set out herein. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, state and municipal laws and regulations. These Official Rules are governed exclusively by the laws of the state, province or territory in which you reside, and you submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of such state province or territory. Rights and remedies may vary by state, province or territory. 

  • CANCEL AND AMEND. Cove reserves the right to cancel, modify, or suspend this Contest or to amend these Official Rules at any time and in any way, without prior notice, for any reason whatsoever. Without limiting the foregoing, if for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, for example as a result of tampering or infection by computer virus, bug, corruption, security breach or other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Contest Sponsors, Cove reserves the right to cancel or suspend the Contest and/or conduct a random draw from all previously received eligible entries. 

  • CONDUCT. The Contest Sponsors reserve the right, in their absolute discretion, to disqualify without notice, and/or ban from this Contest and any future contests, any entrant that they find to be: violating these Official Rules; tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or any Contest website; acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person; or attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest. Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest may be a violation of criminal and/or civil laws. Should any such attempt be made, the Contest Sponsors reserve the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. 

  • IDENTITY OF ONLINE ENTRANT. If a dispute arises regarding the identity of any online entrant, the applicable entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the account provided at the time of entry. An entrant may be required to provide proof that he or she is the authorized account holder of the account associated with a particular entry. The individual assigned by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning the applicable type of account is considered the authorized account holder. Whether or not an individual constitutes the authorized account holder in question will be determined by Cove in its sole discretion; and, if the name of the authorized account holder does not accord with the full name provided at the time of entry, the applicable entry may be disqualified in Cove’s absolute discretion. 

Please contact for any questions.