Spirit CSO Contest

Position Overview

Spirit Halloween is seeking the ultimate Halloween superfan with a devilish desire to step out of the shadows and into the bright orange light of the world's largest specialty Halloween retailer. We want you to take on the thrilling opportunity to be our first-ever Chief Spirit Officer.

The CSO will embody Spirit Halloween's unrivaled passion, excitement, and energy for the best season of the year. It's not about experience, it's about feeling it in your bones. The Chief Spirit Officer might count down the days until October 31, but they embrace the spirit of the season 365 days a year.

Whether you're sending chills through the neighborhood with a scary good home haunt, are a DIYer with out-of-this world creations, or are a pro at perfecting the ultimate Halloween costume, now is your time to show us why you're dying to be dubbed the biggest Halloween fan of all and our Chief Spirit Officer for the 2021 season.

Whatever you do, don't fall asleep on an opportunity to apply.


  • Serve as Spirit Halloween's go-to Halloween enthusiast (Chief Spirit Officer) for the Halloween season.
  • Host a social media series treating fans to the latest Halloween season news, unveiling the hottest trends for the 2021 season, and offering behind-the-scenes tips, tricks, and treats to Spirit Halloween's followers.
  • Provide consultation to Spirit Halloween as they make the 2021 Halloween season the spookiest yet

Skills & Qualifications

  • Diehard Halloween enthusiast and a passionate fan of Spirit Halloween.
  • An eye for engaging content, with a lively on-camera presence, in an undead kinda way.
  • Halloween season creativity, e.g., over-the-top Halloween home décor, costume couture, makeup mastery, DIY to die for.
  • Availability to travel to Spirit Halloween headquarters or a local Spirit Halloween location in September; willingness to participate in content shoot for social series.
  • 18+ and resident of U.S. or Canada.

Compensation & Scary-Good Perks

  • $10,000 cash.
  • Free costumes for a decade (provided via ten $50 gift cards to Spirit Halloween).
  • VIP shopping experience at your local Spirit Halloween for a Halloween home décor upgrade valued at ($500).
  • Travel and accommodation for CSO and one guest to Spirit Halloween's headquarters or flagship location on a mutually agreed upon date in September.

To Apply

All types of Halloween mega-enthusiasts – including DIYers, costume connoisseurs, makeup magicians, out-of-this-world home decorators – are encouraged to apply. Applicants can enter via video and/or photo submission on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or TikTok from August 11 at 3 PM ET through August 29 at 11:59 PM ET. For consideration, candidates should show their passion for Halloween and Spirit Halloween and share why they want to be Spirit Halloween's CSO using the hashtag #SpiritHalloweenCSOContest and tagging @SpiritHalloween.

In addition to the grand prize, five runners-up will receive exclusive Spirit Halloween prize packages, including Spirit Halloween accessories, costumes, and décor. For more information and entry details, please visit link.

* Must be 18+ and Legal Resident of U.S. or Canada. For official rules click here.

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Official Rules


1. Eligibility

Chief Spirit Officer Contest (the "Contest") is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (and the District of Columbia) and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry. Void where prohibited. Employees of Spencer Gifts LLC and its respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, distributors, sales representatives, and all other service agencies involved with the Contest and members of their immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members (whether related or not) of each such employee are not eligible to participate or win. In order to enter the Contest or receive a prize, you must fully comply with the Official Rules and, by entering, you represent and warrant that you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, whose decisions shall be binding and final in all respects relating to this Contest.

2. Sponsor

Spencer Gifts LLC, 6826 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234.

3. Timing

Contest begins on August 11 at 3:00 p.m. ET and ends August 29 at 11:59 p.m. ET ("Contest Entry Period"). The Contest is governed by these Official Rules and is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

4. How to Enter

You must complete the following steps:

Submit a video and/or photo submission on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or TikTok via a public post in your feed from August 11 at 3:00 PM ET through August 29 at 11:59 PM ET. For consideration, candidates should show their passion for both Halloween and Spirit Halloween and share why they want to be Spirit Halloween's CSO using the hashtag #SpiritHalloweenCSOContest and tagging @SpiritHalloween.

To become a member of Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or TikTok using a desktop or mobile device you must request membership. Memberships are free. Before entering the Contest, the "Private Account" option in the account settings must be set to "OFF".

Limit of one (1) entry per person during the Contest Entry Period. Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address or social media account. Any attempt by any participant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, social media accounts, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that participant's entries and that participant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate in the Contest is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible or misdirected registrations, which will be disqualified.

Submission may not contain, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, any content that:

  • Is sexually explicit; violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; profane or pornographic; contains nudity;
  • Promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing); promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous; promotes any particular political agenda or message;
  • Is obscene or offensive; endorses any form of hate or hate group;
  • Appears to duplicate any other submitted contest entries;
  • Defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about other people or companies;
  • Contains trademarks, logos, or trade dress (such as distinctive packaging or building exteriors/interiors) owned by others, without permission;
  • Contains copyrighted materials owned by others (including photographs, sculptures, paintings, and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies or other media), without permission;
  • Contains any individual other than the entrant and/or any materials embodying the names, likenesses, voices, or other indicia identifying any person, including, without limitation, celebrities and/or other public or private figures, living or dead, without providing legal releases for such use in a form satisfactory to sponsor;
  • Contains look-alikes of celebrities or other public or private figures, living or dead;
  • Communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will to which sponsor wishes to associate;
  • Violates any law.

Submissions must meet the requirements stated above. Sponsor reserves the right to reject any Submissions submitted in connection with the Contest for any reason.

5. Winner Determination

On or about five (5) days after the end of the Contest Entry Period, the Sponsor will select one (1) winner from all eligible entries received by an elite panel of Halloween experts. The CSO winner must confirm availability to visit Flagship store location for content shoot on selected dates prior to being finalized as the winner. Submissions will be judged on:

  • Passion for Halloween and/or Spirit Halloween – 70%
  • Creativity – 20%
  • On-camera presence and eye for engaging social content – 10%

The winner will be notified by social channel, phone or email; then followed-up with a prize claim form. Limit one (1) prize per person during the Contest. In the case of a selected winner who is a Canadian resident, s/he must also answer, without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a mathematical skill testing question posed by telephone or email. POTENTIAL WINNERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO RESPOND WITHIN 48 HOURS OF NOTIFICATION. Failure by a potential winner to respond to any contact within the stated timeframe will result in disqualification, and Sponsor will select an alternate potential winner in the same manner. Odds of winning a Contest prize depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Contest Entry Period. Limit of one prize per person.


7. Verification of Potential Winners

Potential winners may be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability and Publicity Release (where permitted by law) (collectively, the "Affidavit") by the date specified by Sponsor, or an alternate potential winner may be selected. In the event (a) potential winner cannot be reached for whatever reason after a reasonable effort has been exerted, or the potential winner notification or Affidavit is returned as undeliverable, (b) potential winner declines or cannot accept, receive or use the prize for any reason, (c) of noncompliance with these Official Rules or any of the aforesaid time periods, (d) potential winner is found to be ineligible to enter the Contest or receive the prize, or (e) potential winner fails to fulfill the Affidavit-related obligations, the potential winner shall be disqualified from the Contest and an alternate potential winner may be selected in a random drawing, from among the other eligible entries received, as described in Section 5 above. Sponsor reserves the right to modify the notification and Affidavit procedures in connection with the selection of alternate potential winner, if any.

8. Prizes


a. The CSO will be Spirit Halloween's go-to Halloween enthusiast for the 2021 Halloween season. During their reign as CSO, this individual will be responsible for:

i. Hosting a social media series through October on Spirit Halloween's TikTok or IG to give fans the latest Halloween updates, store tours, and trends for the 2021 season. Content will be shot onsite at Spirit Halloween headquarters during a 2-day visit in mid-September.


  • $10,000 cash.
  • Free costumes for a decade (provided via ten $50 gift cards to Spirit Halloween).
  • VIP shopping experience at your local Spirit Halloween for a Halloween home décor upgrade. ($500)
  • Travel and accommodation for CSO and one guest to Spirit Halloween's headquarters or flagship location on a mutually agreed upon date in September.

Travel and accommodations for winner and a guest will be provided.


Up to five (5) submissions will be selected for secondary prizing, including a Spirit Halloween prize pack with swag valued at approximately $100 and a ($100) gift card.

Total value of all prizes combined is estimated to be approximately $25,000.

For all Prizes: Prize is non-transferable, and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor's sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the listed prize for one of equal or greater value for any reason. Winner (or parent / legal guardian if winner is a minor) is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. All federal, state, and local tax liabilities, as well as any other costs and expenses not specified herein as being awarded are the sole responsibility of the Winner. Winner may be required to complete and return an IRS W-9 form (i.e. Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification). Prize will be awarded only if the potential prize winner fully complies with these Official Rules.

9. Entry Conditions and Release

Each entrant agrees to: (a) comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor which are binding and final in all matters relating to this Contest; (b) defend, indemnify, release and hold harmless the Sponsor, Instagram and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies, celebrities, and any other person and organization responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Contest, and all of their respective past and present officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the "Released Parties") from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, including but not limited to invasion of privacy (under appropriation, intrusion, public disclosure of private facts, false light in the public eye or other legal theory), defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to a participant's entry, creation of an entry or submission of an entry, participation in the Contest, acceptance, possession, attendance at, defect in, delivery of, inability to use, use or misuse of prize (including any travel or activity related thereto) and/or the broadcast, exploitation or use of entry. Winner acknowledges that the prize is awarded as-is without warranty of any kind.

10. Publicity

Except where prohibited or restricted by law, winner's acceptance of prize constitutes the winner's agreement and consent for Sponsor and any of its designees to use and/or publish winner's name, city and state of residence, photographs or other likenesses, pictures, portraits, video, voice, testimonials, biographical information (in whole or in part), and/or statements made by winner regarding the Contest or Sponsor, worldwide and in perpetuity for any and all purposes, including, but not limited to, advertising, trade and/or promotion on behalf of Sponsor, in any and all forms of media, now known or hereafter devised, including, but not limited to, print, TV, radio, electronic, cable, or World Wide Web, without further limitation, restriction, compensation, notice, review, or approval.

11. General Conditions

Sponsor and its subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors shall not have any obligation or responsibility, including any responsibility to award any prize to entrants, with regard to: (a) entries that contain inaccurate information or do not comply with or violate the Official Rules; (b) entries, prize claims or notifications that are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, damaged or otherwise not received by the intended recipient, in whole or in part, due to computer, human or technical error of any kind; (c) entrants who have committed fraud or deception in entering or participating in the Contest or claiming the prize; (d) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (e) any inability of the winner to accept the prize for any reason; (f) if a prize cannot be awarded due to delays or interruptions due to Acts of God, natural disasters, terrorism, weather or any other similar event beyond Sponsor's reasonable control; or (g) any damages, injuries or losses of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from awarding, acceptance, possession, use, misuse, loss or misdirection of any prize or resulting from participating in this Contest or any promotion or prize related activities. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be (a) tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest, or with any Website promoting the Contest; (b) acting in violation of the Official Rules; or (c) entering or attempting to enter the Contest multiple times through the use of multiple email addresses or the use of any robotic or automated devices to submit entries. If Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, that technical difficulties or unforeseen events compromise the integrity or viability of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right to void the entries at issue, and/or terminate the relevant portion of the Contest, including the entire Contest, and/or modify the Contest and/or award the prize from all eligible entries received as of the termination date. For residents of Canada, without limiting the generality of the forgoing, the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to administer an alternate test of skill as it deems appropriate based on the circumstances and/or to comply with applicable law.

12. Limitations of Liability

The Released Parties are not responsible for: (a) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (b) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (c) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (d) technical or human error in the administration of the Contest or the processing of registrations; or (e) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant's participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason an entrant's registration is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant's sole remedy is another entry in the Contest. No more than the stated number of each prize will be awarded.

13. Disputes

Except where prohibited, by participating, entrants agree that all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, administration, and enforceability of the Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of an entrant and Sponsor shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the state of New Jersey without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law of any jurisdiction and that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of actions arising out of, or connected with the Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating, but in no event attorney's fees; (3) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain awards for and hereby waives all rights to claim 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. By entering the Contest, all entrants agree to be subject to jurisdiction in the Federal and State courts of New Jersey and agree that all disputes relating in any way to this Contest must be resolved in the courts of New Jersey. Entrants agree not to raise the defense of forum non convenience.

14. Contest Results

To obtain the prize winner list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Spencer Gifts LLC-Marketing, 6826 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234-4197 Attn: CSO Contest – Winner's List. Requests must be received within 60 days of the end of the Contest Entry Period.

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