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CONTEST ALERT: Plane Palooza

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Southwest Airlines is joining in this month’s excitement! We aren’t giving away a billion dollars for predicting the winner, but one entrant will win a pair of roundtrip tickets on Southwest. Which plane will make or break your bracket? Simply comment on the Southwest Airlines Plane Palooza Facebook photo introducing this year’s competing planes with your prediction as to which plane you think will be named champion after a series of nose-to-nose competitions. During each matchup in the competition, Fans can vote for their favorite specialty aircraft by either Like or Share, as indicated by the graphic in that round. The plane with the most votes will move onto the next round. The first matchup will begin on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 so only comments made before 11:59PM PT. on March 17, 2014 will be eligible for the drawing. After the March 28, 2014 championship matchup, all comments that correctly predicted the final winner will be entered into a random drawing. See Official Rules below for details.  Good Luck! Plane Palooza Game   ‘Plane Palooza’ Sweepstakes Official Rules Sweepstakes:  Plane Palooza NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. VOID IN PUERTO RICO AND WHERE PROHIBITED. 1. How to Enter the Sweepstakes a. Southwest Airlines’ Plane Palooza(“Sweepstakes”) will run from Sunday, March  16, 2014 to Monday, March 17, 2014. (“Sweepstakes Period”). 9:00 a.m. C.T. on March 16, 2014 until 11:59 p.m. P.T. on March 17, 2014. During the Sweepstakes Period potential entrants should follow Southwest Airlines on Facebook via Southwest Airlines page to receive notice of the Sweepstakes and be directed to the Official Rules on the Nuts About Southwest blog. b. To participate in the Sweepstakes, you may enter via the following method: Go to the Southwest Airlines Facebook page and comment on the intial Plane Palooza photo introducing all the planes with a prediction of the Plane Palooza bracket champion. Planes will compete in quarter finals, semi finals, and finals. The winner of each matchup will be the specialty planes with the most votes, by either Like or Share, as indicated on the graphic for that matchup. Entries must not disparage; contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, or vulgar; or promote bigotry, racism, hatred or discrimination based on race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. Use of any device to automate entry is prohibited. Proof of submission of an entry shall not be deemed proof of receipt by Southwest. Southwest Airlines’ computer is the official time keeping device for the Sweepstakes. Southwest is not responsible for entries not received due to difficulty accessing the internet, service outage or delays, computer difficulties or other technological glitches. By entering this Sweepstakes, you agree to abide by these Official Rules and acknowledge that this Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by or associated with Facebook and you agree to hold Sponsor, Facebook, and each of their parent, subsidiary and affiliated corporations, and the officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives of same harmless against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from use or misuse of a prize or participation in the Sweepstakes. c. One entry per person is permitted during the Sweepstakes Period. Any person found using multiple Facebook accounts to enter will be found to be ineligible. 2. Eligibility Restrictions a. The Sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia, excluding Rhode Island, who are 18 years of age or older and the age of majority in their place of residence and have a valid e-mail address and a Facebook account as of the beginning of the Sweepstakes Period.  Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited or restricted by law. The Sweepstakes is offered only in the United States. Employees of Southwest Airlines, AirTran Airways, and the members of their immediate families (spouse and parents, children and siblings and their spouses) and individuals living in the same households of such employees are ineligible to enter or win. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. b. Only one winner per household is permitted in any Sweepstakes administered by Southwest Airlines. c. Entrants are required to provide truthful information and Sponsor will reject and delete any entry that it discovers to be false or fraudulent. Sponsor will disqualify any entry from individuals who do not meet the eligibility requirements, and will also delete any entry received from persons under the age of 13 in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.   3. Prizes: a. Grand Prize: One winner will be awarded two (2) Southwest Airlines roundtrip tickets on Southwest Airlines.  Southwest Airlines tickets are subject to Southwest Airlines terms and conditions; certain restrictions may apply. No blackout dates. Tickets valid on Southwest-operated, published, scheduled service only in the United States and Puerto Rico. Tickets are not valid on code-share or AirTran operated service or any international service.  Airline tickets awarded will expire one year from date of issue. Expiration dates will not be extended, and tickets will not be refundable or redeemable for cash or credit at any time, nor will tickets be replaced if lost or stolen. Tickets may not be sold to a third party. Prize must be accepted as awarded.  Approximate Prize Value (“APV”) of grand prize is $800.00.  Value of actual prize awarded may vary based on winner’s choice of destination. No prize substitutions, cash equivalent, or transfer of prize is permitted except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Prize subject to availability and the Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to award a prize of greater or equal value if the advertised prize is unavailable. Taxes and any other costs and expenses associated with the prize are solely the responsibility of the winner. b. In the event that a prize is mailed to the winner, it will be with the prior written consent of the winner and therefore, winner assumes the risk of its loss. Sponsor is not responsible for the safe arrival of a prize. 4. Selection of Winner: A random drawing from all eligible entries received during the entry period with the correct prediction of the Plane Champion will be conducted by Sponsor on or about March 31, 2014. Sponsor’s decisions are final on matters relating to this sweepstakes. The prize is guaranteed to be awarded.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.  Odds of winning for an entry period will depend on the total number of eligible entries received during that entry period  Entrants need not be present to win. Potential winner notification will be made on or about March 31, 2014 by Sponsor via Facebook. Potential winner will be direct messaged on Facebook and given an e-mail address to contact for validation. Once the validation occurs, the potential winner must execute and return any required affidavit of eligibility and/or liability/publicity release in which they agree to hold Sponsor, Facebook, and each of their parent, subsidiary and affiliated corporations, and the officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives of same harmless against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from use or misuse of a prize or participation in the Sweepstakes. Affidavits will be mailed or emailed based on the potential winner’s preference upon account validation and must be executed and returned within seven (7) days or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be chosen. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, is unable to validate their account, fails to sign and return the required affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within the required time period, or if a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. Upon timely completion and return of required affidavits and release, winners should expect to receive their prize in the mail within two weeks. 5. Conditions a. Payments of all federal, state and local taxes are solely the responsibility of the winner. Winner may be required to sign an IRS Form W-9 or the equivalent. b. By participating in the Sweepstakes, the winner agrees to have their name, voice, or likeness used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to this Sweepstakes, including the Winner’s List, without additional financial or other compensation unless prohibited by law, and, where legal, to sign a publicity release confirming such consent prior to acceptance of the prize. c. Southwest Airlines is not responsible for lost, stolen, mangled, miss-delivered, postage due, illegible, incomplete or late entries, telephone service outages, delays, busy signals, equipment malfunctions and any other technological difficulties that may prevent an individual from entering or claiming a prize. d. Sponsor in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of Southwest Airlines website, or otherwise in violation of the rules. It further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Sweepstakes if it is not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort. e. Sponsor reserves the right to make changes in the rules of the Sweepstakes, including the substitution of a prize of greater or equivalent value, which will become effective upon announcement. f. Failure to comply with the Sweepstakes rules may result in an entrant’s disqualification solely at the discretion of the Sponsor. g. The Sponsor is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the Sweepstakes, or in the announcement of a prize. h. Copies of the written Sweepstakes rules and a list of winners (when complete) are available during regular business hours at Southwest Airlines, Emerging Media P.O. Box 36611, Dallas, TX 75235-1611. For a winner’s list, send a self-addressed return envelope, after April 1, 2014. All requests must be received by April 15, 2014. 6. Sponsor Southwest Airlines Co., Emerging Media, P.O. Box 36611, Dallas, TX 75235-1611.