Southwest Airlines 40th Anniversary Sweepstakes

By: Gay.com
6.15.2011
Southwest Airlines has been committed to 'rocking the airline industry' with low fares and legendary customer service for 40 years.

Join the celebration and enter to win a trip for two(2) anywhere in the continental United States.

By submitting, I hereby agree that I have had a chance to review the Official Rules and Privacy Policy and I agree to be bound by them. Review the Privacy Policy.

No purchase necessary. Must be legal U.S. resident 18 or older to enter. Void where prohibited. Contest ends 7/15/11. See complete sweepstakes rules.

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

Southwest Airlines 40th Anniversary Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the contiguous 48 United States and the District of Columbia age 18 and older at the time of entry. Employees of Southwest Airlines Co., AirTran Airways, and Here Media (“Sponsor”) and their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to enter. Sweepstakes governed by U.S. law. Subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited by law.

To Enter: Visit advocate.com/southwest and follow all entry instructions to complete and submit the online entry form. All entries must be received between 12:01 AM Eastern Time on 6/15/11 and 11:59 PM Eastern Time on 7/15/11. Entrants subject to all notices posted online at any time during the Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to, the privacy policy. Limit: One online entry per person or e-mail address per week. All entries and requests become Sponsor's property and will not be returned or acknowledged. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, mechanically reproduced, damaged, or misdirected entries.

Prize & Approximate Retail Value(s) (“ARV”): The prize is to be awarded to one (1) entrant and one (1) guest of the entrant consists of:

•Roundtrip air travel for two (2) on Southwest Airlines from closest major airport to winner’s residence served by Southwest Airlines on published scheduled service (subject to Southwest Airlines terms and conditions; certain restrictions apply) Two (2) nights double occupancy at any Kimpton Hotel within the United States. This expires 7/15/12 and is valued at $700.

Maximum ARV of prize: $1500.00. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.

Winner Notification/Selection: Winners will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries received. Random drawing will be conducted by 7/17/11 by a representative of Sponsor, whose decisions are final. Winners shall be notified by telephone and/or email. Prize awarded within fifteen (15) days after winner confirmation. If a prize is returned as undeliverable, it will result in disqualification, and the corresponding prize will be awarded to an alternate winner. If a winner is otherwise eligible under these official rules, but is nevertheless deemed a minor in his or her state of primary residence, the prize will be awarded in the name of winner's parent or legal guardian. No substitutions are permitted except if prize is unavailable, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. Prize is not redeemable for cash. Prize is non-assignable or transferable. Winners are responsible for all federal, state, local and sales and income taxes. Any other incidental expenses on prize not specified herein are the sole responsibility of winners. Entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use winners’ name, prize won, hometown and likeness for online posting and promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited by law. Limit: one prize per household. Prize is guaranteed to be awarded.

General: Participating entrants agree to these official rules and the decisions of the judges and the Sponsor, and release the Sponsor and their affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Sweepstakes, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from all claims and liability relating to their participation, acceptance and use of prize. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Sweepstakes or use or redemption of prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the sweepstakes, or in the announcement of the prize.

Winners List: For a list of the winners send a self-addressed stamped envelope by 7/15/11, to: Jennifer Borck, Sweepstakes Winner, 245 W. 17th St., Suite 1200, New York, NY 10011.

Confidentiality: By entering, the information you provide may be shared by Sponsor with its promotional partners. You may be contacted by the Sponsor and/or any promotional partner with future promotional offers. Information provided by you to participate in this Sweepstakes is subject to the opt-out and privacy policies for the Sponsor and any promotional partner(s).

Sponsor: Here Media, 245 West 17th Street, Suite 1200, NY, NY 10011.

Air Travel:
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
SOUTHWEST AIRLINES TRAVEL CERTIFICATE

The winner will be responsible for booking all travel. Travel may be booked up to two hours before flight departure. All travel must be booked and flown by 7/15/2012. Seats on any desired flight are not guaranteed. Each ticket holds a value of up to $400. NO REFUNDS FOR TICKETS NOT USED BY THE EXPIRATION DATE SPECIFIED ABOVE. Terms and conditions apply. Government issued ID required to travel. All other expenses, not specifically mentioned herein are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize winner. The estimated retail value of travel for two (2) is $800. Exact value may vary depending upon point of departure. Exact travel dates to be determined shall be subject to availability, and other restrictions. This letter cannot be sold or traded on auction websites. Passengers are subject and entitled to all provisions of Southwest Airline's Contract of Carriage, except denied boarding compensation. Redeemed travel is not eligible for Rapid Rewards Points. Fees, taxes, surcharges, and/or service charges are the responsibility of the passenger. Redemption of this letter at a Southwest Airlines airport ticket counter is not allowed. Loss of authorization number or PIN cannot be replaced. Letter may be redeemed only for travel on Southwest Airlines-operated flights. Not available for use on any other partner airlines or in connection with Southwest Rapid Rewards or Vacations packages. Sponsor is not liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellation/delay. Timing of trip subject to availability and confirmation of reservations. Trip may not be combined with any other offer and travel may not qualify for frequent flyer miles or Business Select upgrade. Prize does not include gratuities, items of a personal nature, and any additional travel expenses not specified.

NOTICE TO ONLINE ENTRANTS

In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the “Authorized Account Holder” of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. Authorized Account Holder means the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. The Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged, or illegible entries; or (ii) error, 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 of any kind, or inaccurate transmission 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 (iii) any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you (i) agree to be bound by these official rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Failure to comply with these official rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any sweepstakes it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules; and (ii) withdraw the online method of entry if it becomes technically corrupted, (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the sweepstakes), and to select winner(s) from among all eligible entries received prior to withdrawal.

LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER OR VANDALIZE THIS WEB SITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

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