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CONTEST ALERT: Southwest Heart Scavenger Hunt

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One could say that here at Southwest Airlines we wear our Hearts on our sleeves and on our aircraft 365 days of the year. This year, there’s an extra day for us to show our love! We’re challenging travelers to spot the Southwest Heart on our planes, in our airports, on our website, or wherever else you find it for a chance to win roundtrip travel on Southwest Airlines. Share a photo of our Southwest Heart on your Twitter or Instagram (don't forget to use #LeapAtLove and #Contest and mention @SouthwestAir) and you'll be officially entered for a chance to win roundtrip travel on Southwest. SOUTHWEST AIRLINES SCAVENGER HUNT CONTEST  OFFICIAL RULES 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 Contest

a. Southwest Airlines “Leap at Love Scavenger Hunt” (“Contest”) will begin on or around 2 a.m. CT on Monday, February 29, 2016 and will end on or around 2:00 a.m. CT on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 (“Contest Period”). During the Contest Period, potential Participants must have a Twitter account or an Instagram account and use appropriate tags in their submitted photo as described below.

b. Entry Details:

Any eligible individual participating in this Contest shall be a “Participant.”  To participate, submit an Instagram® or Twitter photo of the Southwest Heart to the Southwest Airlines Instagram® or Twitter via the handle @SouthwestAir using #LeapAtLove and #Contest. Participants must incorporate @SouthwestAir using #LeapAtLove and #Contest in their entry or the entry will be deemed invalid.  All entries submitted will not be acknowledged or returned. By entering, All entries submitted will not be acknowledged or returned. By entering, and/or claiming any prize, Participant grants Sponsor an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, freely transferable license to use the photo and/or video for all purposes, in any and all media, whether now known or hereafter devised including as may be modified or edited by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  Photos must not be copied.  Entries must be entirely original, and may not violate any third party rights nor use any third-party intellectual property such as copyrights, trademarks, logos, background signs.  Participants acknowledge and agree that their entry does not violate any rights of privacy or publicity and that they have all releases and written consents necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the likeness(es) of all persons appearing in their entry for all purposes as set forth in these Official Rules, without additional compensation.

Entries must not disparage; contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, offensive, illegal, or vulgar; or promote bigotry, racism, hatred or discrimination based on race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.  Any entry that is not compliant with these Official Rules will be deemed void at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.  Use of any device to automate entry is prohibited. Proof of submission of an entry shall not be deemed proof of receipt by Southwest Airlines.  Entries must be sent and received during the Contest Period in order to be eligible.  Unintelligible entries; entries with incomplete, invalid, incorrect, or noncurrent information; entries that are counterfeit, damaged, or tampered with in any way; and entries with printing, production, or typographical errors will be disqualified.  Disqualified entries and entries that are late, lost, damaged, misdirected, stolen, or not delivered are not the responsibility of the Sponsor.  Sponsor is not responsible if a potential winner does not receive his or her prize because erroneous, expired, canceled, fraudulent, or fake information was provided during Contest.

Mis-delivered, delayed, or not received due to difficulty accessing the internet, service outage or delays, computer difficulties or other technological glitches. By entering this Contest, you give your full and unconditional agreement to abide by these Official Rules.  All decisions related to, as well as interpretation of, these Official Rules by Sponsor shall be final and binding. By entering this Contest, you agree to abide by these Official Rules and acknowledge that this Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Instagram or Twitter.

c. Limit one entry per person and per Twitter or Instagram account. Any attempt by any person to use multiple Twitter or Instagram accounts to enter, or in any other way attempt to obtain more than the authorized number of entries will be found to be ineligible, and their entries will be disqualified. Participation must be by the Participant.  In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a Participant, the authorized account holder of the Twitter or Instagram account used to enter will be deemed to be the Participant.  Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized Twitter or Instagram account holder.  If the identity of the individual who actually participated in the Contest cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the affected individual’s entry will be deemed ineligible.

2. Eligibility Restrictions

a. The contest is open to all legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia who are 21 years of age or older and the age of majority in their place of residence and have a valid e-mail address and an Instagram or Twitter account as of February 29, 2016. Eligibility is contingent on agreement to, and compliance with, these Official Rules. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited or restricted by law. The Contest is offered only in the United States.  Employees of Southwest Airlines, members of its 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.

b. Only one winner per household is permitted in any Contest administered by Southwest Airlines.

c. Participants are required to provide truthful information and Southwest will reject and delete any entry that it discovers to be false or fraudulent. Southwest Airlines will disqualify any entry from individuals who do not meet the eligibility requirements, and Southwest Airlines may also delete any entry received from persons under the age of 13 in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.

Prizes a. One (1) First Place Prize: Winner will receive roundtrip air travel on Southwest Airlines in the form of two Southwest flight e-passes. Each Southwest flight e-pass is valid for one-way travel on Southwest-operated, published, scheduled service in the United States.  Air travel is subject to Southwest Airlines terms and conditions; certain restrictions may apply.  The Southwest flight e-pass will bear the date of issue and the date of expiration. Expiration dates will not be extended, and travel must be completed on or before the expiration date. The Southwest flight e-pass is not valid on interline or codeshare service. The Southwest flight e-pass is non-refundable and is not redeemable for cash or credit. The Southwest flight e-pass will not be replaced for any reason, including, without limitation, if lost, stolen, or fraudulently used. The Southwest flight e-pass is non-transferrable and cannot be sold to a third party. Sale, auction, or re-tendering of the Southwest flight e-pass for money or otherwise is strictly prohibited. The Southwest flight e-pass may not be used for promotional purposes unless previously approved by Southwest. Any suspected fraud, misrepresentation, misuse, abuse, or violation of the Southwest flight e-pass rules and regulations may result in cancellation of the Southwest flight e-pass(es). Southwest flight e-pass holders are required to be nineteen (19) years of age or older and a legal U.S. resident. However, the recipient of a Southwest flight e-pass may arrange travel for another person if done without selling or bartering a Southwest flight e-pass.  Air transportation by Southwest Airlines is subject to Southwest Airlines’ Passenger Contract of Carriage set out at http://www.southwest.com/assets/pdfs.corporate-commitments/contract-of-carriage.pdf.  If the winner does not live in a city served by Southwest Airlines, he/she is responsible for transportation to the nearest airport served by Southwest Airlines.  Winner is responsible for booking all travel.  Travel is based on seat availability.  Seats on any desired flight are not guaranteed.  Winner is responsible for obtaining all required travel documents. Winner must have valid government-issued photo identification at the time of travel. Approximate total prize value is $400.00. Ticket must be used in its entirety by 12/31/16 . All other expenses, not specifically mentioned herein are the sole responsibility of the Winner.  Prizes must be accepted as awarded without substitution, and are not, in whole or in part, assignable, transferable, or available for resale. No prize substitutions, cash equivalent, or transfer of prizes 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.  If any winner cannot travel on dates specified by Sponsor, winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner selected.  All other costs not specifically stated herein, including, but not limited to, taxes, meals, tips and ground transportation, are the responsibility of the winner.  Taxes are solely the responsibility of the winner.  Sponsor reserves the right to remove or to deny entry to winner and/or guest if he/she engages in a disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person during their trip.  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.  Only the prizes set forth in these Official Rules will be awarded.  If, through printing or production error, or for any other reason whatsoever, more prizes are claimed than intended and/or set forth in these Official Rules, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes from all legitimate, unawarded, eligible prize claims.  Winners will be required to sign an official Assignment of rights in their winning Collage to Sponsor prior to be eligible to receive any prize. Selection of Winner Decisions of judges with respect to the Contest are final.  All potential winners are subject to eligibility verification by Sponsor, whose decisions are final and binding.  A PARTICIPANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE, EVEN IF NOTIFIED OF BEING A WINNER, UNLESS AND UNTIL THE PARTICIPANT'S ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED. a. The winner of the Great Southwest Scavenger Hunt will be selected by a Southwest Airlines panel of judges from the Communication & Strategic Outreach department. The judges will be judging on the following qualities:
  • Creativity and Originality: 20%
  • Accuracy: 25 %
  • Southwest Appeal: 35% entry should reflect our Culture.
  • Rules: 20% Read and complied with the official rules.
b. Odds of winning depend on how well your entry reflects the judging criteria, as well as the total number of eligible entries received. c. Winner need not be present to win. d. Potential winner notification will be made on or around March 5, 2016 by Southwest Airlines via Instagram or Twitter. The potential winner will be asked to contact Southwest with a given e-mail address provided via comment on the entrant’s Instagram or Twitter entry. It is the responsibility of the winning Participants to contact Southwest via the email address provided in order to collect their prize.  Once potential winner and Southwest make e-mail contact, Southwest will provide a photo for the potential winner to upload to the Instagram or Twitter account in order to validate their account. Once the validation occurs, potential winners must execute and return any required affidavit of eligibility and/or liability/publicity release in which they agree to hold Southwest Airlines, Twitter, Facebook, and each of their parent, subsidiary and affiliated corporations, and the officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives harmless against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from use or misuse of a prize or participation in the Contest. If a potential winner cannot be contacted using the information provided or fails to respond to Sponsor’s attempt to notify them of selection within five (5) business days; if any notification is returned as undeliverable or yields an error or undeliverable type “bounce back” email (regardless if the message is ultimately delivered to the recipient); if the potential winner fails to sign and return the Affidavits or any other required release or documentation or fails to comply with these Official Rules; if any prize is returned as undeliverable; if a potential winner is unable or unwilling to accept the prize as stated; or if the potential winner cannot be verified as eligible for any other reason, the potential winner is disqualified and an alternate may be chosen. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, the next received and eligible Collage entry received by Sponsor that is fully compliant with these Official Rules shall be deemed the winner, until the prize is awarded or until four (4) attempts have been made to award the prize and each attempt has failed.  Sponsor will identify each potential winner and verify the potential winner’s eligibility after the end of the Contest Period.  If unable to verify eligibility, Sponsor will select any alternate potential winner within a reasonable time thereafter. Affidavits will be mailed or emailed based on the potential winner’s preference beginning March 4, 2016.  Affidavits must be executed and returned within seven (7) days or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be chosen.

5. Conditions

a. Payments of all federal, state and local taxes are solely the responsibility of the winners. Winners may be required to sign an IRS Form W-9 or the equivalent.

b. By participating in the Contest, the winner agrees to have their name, voice, likeness, photograph, statements, opinions, biographical information, and/or Contest entry used in any advertising or broadcasting material, whether relating to this Contest or otherwise, in any media, worldwide, now known or hereinafter developed, in perpetuity, without additional notice, payment, 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. Southwest Airlines in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of Southwest Airlines website, or who are otherwise in violation of these rules. It further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Contest if it is not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, or technical failures of any sort. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right, but not the obligation to award any applicable prize(s) from the entries submitted before the cancelation, suspension, or modification of the Contest. Any attempt to undermine the operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.

e. Sponsor reserves the right to make changes in the rules of the Contest, including the substitution of a prize of greater or equivalent value, which will become effective upon announcement.

f. Failure to comply with the Contest rules may result in a contestant’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 Contest, or in the announcement of a prize.

h. Copies of the written Contest rules and a list of the winner (when complete) are available during regular business hours at Southwest Airlines, Emerging Media P.O. Box 36611, Dallas, TX 75235-1611. For a winners list, send a self-addressed return envelope, after March 1, 2016. All requests must be received by March 15, 2016.

6. Limitation of Liability

NEITHER SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO., NOR ITS AFFILIATED ENTITIES, IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PRINTING OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS IN ANY CONTEST RELATED MATERIALS; OR TRANSACTIONS THAT ARE PROCESSED LATE OR INCORRECTLY OR ARE LOST DUE TO COMPUTER OR ELECTRONIC MALFUNCTION.  WINNER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT OF ALL FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL TAXES ON PRIZE AND FOR ANY OTHER EXPENSES NOT SPECIFICALLY MENTIONED IN PRIZE DESCRIPTION.  SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CANCEL OR MODIFY CONTEST IF FRAUD OR TECHNICAL FAILURE COMPROMISES THE INTEGRITY OF THE CONTEST AS DETERMINED BY SPONSOR IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION.

THIS CONTEST OFFER IS BEING MADE EXCLUSIVELY BY THE SPONSOR.  SPONSOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TECHNICAL, HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, OR TELEPHONE FAILURES OF ANY KIND; LOST OR UNAVAILABLE NETWORK CONNECTIONS OR FRAUD; INCOMPLETE, GARBLED, OR DELAYED COMPUTER TRANSMISSION WHETHER CAUSED BY SPONSOR, USER, OR BY ANY OF THE EQUIPMENT OR PROGRAMMING ASSOCIATED WITH OR UTILIZED IN THE CONTEST OR BY ANY TECHNICAL OR HUMAN ERROR WHICH MAY OCCUR IN THE PROCESS OF SUBMISSIONS WHICH MAY LIMIT A PARTICIPANT’S ABILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS CONTEST.

PARTICIPANTS ASSUME ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURY OR DAMAGE CAUSED, OR CLAIMED TO BE CAUSED BY PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST OR USE, MISUSE OR REDEMPTION OF ANY PRIZE/OFFER.

BY ENTERING, PARTICIPANT AGREES TO RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS, DISCHARGE, AND INDEMNIFY EACH OF SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO., AND ITS RESPECTIVE PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AND AFFILIATES, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS AND THEIR IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS (SPOUSE OR DOMESTIC PARTNER, PARENTS, SIBLINGS, CHILDREN, AND ALL OF THEIR RESPECTIVE SPOUSES OR DOMESTIC PARTNERS) AND HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS OF EACH SUCH INDIVIDUAL, AND ANY AND ALL OTHER COMPANIES AND INDIVIDUALS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CONTEST (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELEASED PARTIES”) AGAINST ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, DAMAGES, OR CAUSES OF ACTION (HOWEVER NAMED OR DESCRIBED), RELATED TO OR ARISING OUT OF (I) THE CONTEST, (II) PARTICIPANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST, AND (III) THE RECEIPT OR USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZES/OFFERS AWARDED HEREIN.  POSSIBLE CLAIMS OR CAUSES OF ACTION INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, INFRINGEMENT OF ANY RIGHT OF PUBLICITY OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY; THREATENED OR ACTUAL INJURY, LOSS, OR DAMAGE TO ANY PERSON, INCLUDING DEATH AND DISABILITY; DEFAMATION OR PORTRAYAL IN A FALSE LIGHT (INTENTIONAL AND UNINTENTIONAL); AND DAMAGE TO OR LOSS OF PROPERTY, ARISING OUT OF SUCH PARTICIPANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST OR RECEIPT OR USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE.  IN NO EVENT WILL RELEASED PARTIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THIS CONTEST.

If for any reason a Participant's entry is confirmed to have been voided or corrupted by any grossly negligent act of the Sponsor, Participant’s sole remedy is another entry in the contest, subject to availability and provided that contest has not then expired.  Sponsor is in no way responsible for any injury related to any Participant when traveling to and from any photo hunt location in order to receive a prize. If a Participant is unable to travel safely to any photo hunt location, move from location to location, or safely participate, then Participant should not enter the Contest.

7. Construction and Disputes

Participants waive any right to claim ambiguity in these Official Rules.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of any Participant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of Texas, or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Texas.  Any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorney’s fees.  The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision.  In the event that any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these Official Rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.  Sponsor reserves the right to correct clerical or typographical errors in contest materials or these Official Rules.  Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN THE FEDERAL OR STATE COURTS LOCATED IN DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS.

8. Privacy

By entering this Contest, each Participant agrees to Sponsor’s manner of collection, use, retention, and disclosure of Participant’s personal information submitted in connection with the Contest, including without limitation, all names, addresses, emails, phone numbers, and birth dates obtained from or provided by Participants.  Information collected from is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy and any state or federal law.  Sponsor’s privacy policy can be found at www.southwest.com/html/about-southwest/terms-and-conditions/privacy-policy-pol.html.

9. Sponsor

Southwest Airlines Co., Emerging Media, P.O. Box 36611, Dallas, TX 75235-1611