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CONTEST ALERT – Who Do You Want To See At The ATX Television Festival?


Southwest Airlines is once again the Official Airline of the ATX Television Festival and we want to send one lucky winner and a guest to Austin to attend the three-day festival celebrating the past, present, and future of television!
How to Enter:
For a chance to win a pair of roundtrip flights to Austin, TX; a two-night stay at a Downtown Austin Hotel; and two All-Access badges to attend ATX Television Festival Season Three, visit the Southwest Airlines Facebook page and comment on our ATX Television Festival video telling us who you are most excited to see at ATX Television Festival for a chance to win this amazing prize package!  For full rules, see below.
Be sure to following along with @ATXFestival and @SouthwestAir to stay updated on all ATX Television Festival news.  You may even have a chance to submit questions to some of your favorite TV stars as they fly Southwest Airlines to Austin for the festival!
For more information on the ATX Television Festival and what TV series and stars will attend, visit
ATX Television Festival Sweepstakes Official Rules
Sweepstakes: ATX Television Festival
1. How to Enter the Sweepstakes
a. Southwest Airlines’ ATX Television Festival (“Sweepstakes”) will begin at 6:00 a.m. C.T. May 16, 2014 to 11:59 p.m. C.T. on May 18, 2014. (“Sweepstakes Entry Period”).
During the Sweepstakes Entry Period entrants should “comment” on the video posted to our Southwest Airlines Fan Page on Facebook® to enter 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:
“Comment” on the video posted to our Southwest Airlines Fan Page on Facebook®. All entries submitted will not be acknowledged or returned. 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 Facebook® and each of its 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 “Comment” per person is permitted for the Sweepstakes entry 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 Facebook® account as of the beginning of the Sweepstakes Entry 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, ATX Television Festival 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. Prize
a. Grand Prize: Two Roundtrip tickets on Southwest Airlines from winner’s originating destination to Austin, TX (AUS); two-night hotel stay (double occupancy) at Austin hotel; (2) All-Access ATX Television Festival badges for event Friday, June 6 – Sunday, June 8, 2014.  Total Approximate Prize Value $1150.00.
Two Roundtrip tickets on Southwest Airlines are subject to Southwest Airlines terms and conditions; certain restrictions may apply. Tickets valid on Southwest-operated, published, scheduled service only from the airport closest to Winner’s residence in the United States to Austin, Texas.  Airline tickets awarded will be issued for travel on or about June 6, 2014 to June, 10, 2014. 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. . 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.
Government issued ID required to travel.  All other expenses, not specifically mentioned herein are the sole responsibility of the First Prize Winners.  Winner and guest must travel on the same itinerary.
No prize substitutions or cash equivalent of prize 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. When the Grand Prize is shipped 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 the prize.  Allow up to six weeks for delivery of the prize.  Prize will only be shipped to the winner’s address in the 48 contiguous United States (excluding Rhode Island) and District of Columbia.
c. Prizes are awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied, including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
4. Selection of Winner
On or about May 19, 2014 a random drawing from all eligible entries received during the entry period will be conducted by Sponsor. Sponsor’s decisions are final on matters relating to this sweepstakes. Prize is guaranteed to be awarded.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize of equal or greater value.  Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received. Potential winner will be notified via either Facebook® or via e-mail.  Entrants need not be present to win.
Potential winner notification will be made on or about May 19, 2014, by Sponsor. Potential winner will be asked to contact Southwest via private message on the entrant’s Facebook entry. Once a potential winner and Southwest make contact via private message, an e-mail will be sent to the potential winner in order to validate their account. Once the validation occurs, potential winner must execute and return any required affidavit of eligibility and/or liability/publicity release in which they agree to hold Sponsor, Facebook, ATX Television Festival 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. The affidavit 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 and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner. Upon timely completion and return of required affidavit and release, winner 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 information, 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. They further reserve 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 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 winner’s list, send a self-addressed postage paid return envelope, after May 19, 2014 All requests must be received by June 1, 2014.
6. Sponsor
Southwest Airlines Co., Emerging Media, P.O. Box 36611, Dallas, TX 75235-1611.