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CONTEST: Enter to Win Tickets to Dîner en Blanc!


For the first time ever, a world-famous dining event is coming to Dallas, Texas. Dîner en Blanc is a pop-up dining experience in which diners enjoy an evening under the stars while wearing all white. The catch to this whole event is that it’s held in a VERY top secret location—we don’t even know where it’ll be! To help celebrate the first ever event in Dallas, Southwest Airlines is helping out by being the Official Airline and Platinum Sponsor of Dîner en Blanc-Dallas. At Dîner en Blanc, attendees wear white from head-to-toe to help identify the group, board buses at rendezvous locations and then are transported to the secret event location (seriously, we told you it’s top secret!) Once they arrive at the location, they set up their table and picnic supplies. The event officially begins when all attendees are ready and everyone waives a white cloth napkin to signal the start of Dîner en Blanc. After dinner is finished, guests may enjoy dancing, music, and other entertainment. Among the other cities that have hosted Dîner en Blanc include Chicago, Boston, Las Vegas, New York, and San Diego—what a coincidence that these are all cities that we now serve as nonstop destinations out of Dallas! Want a chance to win tickets to this exclusive event? Follow the @SouthwestAir Twitter account and watch for a tweet with an opportunity to participate and retweet for a chance to win! One lucky winner will receive the grand prize of two (2) roundtrip air travel for the winner and one (1) guest from the closest major U.S. airport to winner’s residence served by Southwest Airlines, on published, scheduled service, to Dallas Love Field Airport for the Event.  The winner will also receive one (1) night double occupancy hotel accommodations at a Dallas hotel and an invitation to Diner en Blanc - Dallas for the winner and one guest on September 17th! See below for full contest rules. Southwest is in the business of connecting People to what’s important in their lives, and we are proud to partner with Dîner en Blanc to connect the Dallas community with this unique and memorable event.   NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.  Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.  Void in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and where prohibited or restricted by law.  Must be a legal U.S. resident and 21 years or older to enter.  Enter by August 17, 2015.  Sponsor: Southwest Airlines Co., 2702 Love Field Dr., Dallas, TX 75235.   SOUTHWEST AIRLINES RETWEET TO WIN DINER EN BLANC DALLAS PROMOTION OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.  ODDS DEPEND ON NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE ENTRIES RECEIVED.  VOID IN ALASKA, HAWAII, PUERTO RICO AND WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. 1.  Eligibility Restrictions This  retweet to win Diner en Blanc Dallas promotion (the “Promotion”) is open to all legal residents who are 21 years of age or older and have a valid e-mail address and Twitter account as of August 17, 2015 (each an “entrant”).   Eligibility is limited to the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia, excluding Puerto Rico.  Employees of Southwest Airlines Co. (“Sponsor”) 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 Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.  One entry per person. Sponsor will disqualify any entry from individuals who do not meet the eligibility requirements, and Sponsor will also delete any entry discovered to be received from persons under the age of 13 in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. 2. Promotion and Entry Period The Promotion Period shall start at the beginning of the Entry Period and end when Prize has been awarded or the Promotion has otherwise ended.  The Entry Period begins at 11:30 am CT on August 13, 2015, and ends at 10:00pm on August 17, 2015. 3. HOW TO ENTER: During Entry Period, the @SouthwestAir Twitter account will compose a Tweet informing entrants of an opportunity to participate in the Promotion (the “Southwest Tweet”). The Southwest Tweet will include the instruction “Retweet for a chance to win” and then provide the phrase that must be Retweeted (the “Retweet Phrase”). To receive an entry into the Random Drawing for the Prize, an eligible entrant must follow @SouthwestAir (for winner verification purposes) and Retweet the Retweet Phrase plus “#sweepstakes” to disclose that you are—if eligible—receiving an entry into a promotion within the Entry Period. There will be a limit of one (1) entry per person. Entrants who do not Retweet the Retweet Phrase within the Entry Period will not receive an entry into the Promotion.  By Retweeting the Retweet Phrase, entrants hereby agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor regarding the administration of the Promotion. NOTE: An entrant must use a non-private Twitter account to enter the Promotion. Due to the way Twitter operates its services, entries from Twitter users with "protected" accounts (i.e., only people the entrant has approved can view his or her Tweets) may not be received. Entrant must remain a follower of @SouthwestAir for at least thirty (30) days after the Random Drawing date for an activity for winner verification purposes. If an entrant does not have a non-private Twitter account, he or she can create one at no cost at Use of Twitter will be subject to Twitter’s privacy policy and terms of use, that can be found at and If an entrant accesses the Promotion on his/her mobile device, the entrant’s wireless service provider may charge the entrant for applicable message and data usage. Entrants should consult their wireless service provider regarding its pricing plans prior to participating via a mobile device. This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter. LIMIT: One Retweet (entry) per person. An entrant who attempts to enter more than once during the Entry Period will be subject to disqualification from the Promotion. If it is discovered or suspected that a person has attempted to enter or receive entries using any automated process, collaboration, or in any way use multiple Twitter accounts or identities, all of that person’s entries will be declared null and void and that person will not be awarded any prize that he/she might have been entitled to receive and such prize may be forfeited, at the Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. 4.   Selection of Winner After the Entry Period, Sponsor will identify one entry as a potential winner using a random method of selection (the “Random Drawing”). The person whose entry is identified in the Random Drawing is considered a potential winner pending verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. Sponsor will notify potential winner via Twitter. The potential winner will be asked to contact Sponsor with a given e-mail address provided via Twitter. Once potential winner and Sponsor make e-mail contact, Sponsor will provide a photo for the potential winner to upload to the Twitter account the user uploaded the photo with in order to validate their account. Upon validation, potential winner must execute and return any required affidavit of eligibility and/or liability/publicity release in which he or she agrees to hold Sponsor, Twitter, 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 Promotion.  On or about August 18, 2015, the affidavit and release will be mailed or e-mailed, based on the potential winner’s preference upon account validation, and must be executed and returned within two (2) days or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be chosen. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, is unable to validate his or her 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. 5.   Prize One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded. The winner of the Promotion will receive: two (2) roundtrip, roundtrip air travel for winner and one (1) guest from the closest major U.S. airport to winner’s residence served by Southwest Airlines, on published, scheduled service, to Dallas Love Field  Airport for the Event;  , one (1) night double occupancy hotel accommodations at a Dallas hotel on September 17, 2015; and an invitation to the Diner en Blanc Dallas for winner and one (1) guest on September 17, 2015.  If potential winner lives within two hundred (200) miles of Dallas, TX, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, the airline ticket portion of the Prize will be forfeited without additional compensation. Other expenses not specifically mentioned herein, including, but not limited to, ground transportation between the airport and hotel, parking fees, food, beverages, gratuities, personal purchases, and all other expenses are the responsibility of winner.  Grand Prize may not be sold or transferred to a third party and must be accepted as awarded. Total approximate retail value of grand prize:  $1,200.00. Southwest Airlines tickets are subject to Southwest Airlines terms and conditions; certain restrictions may apply. Tickets valid on Southwest-operated, published, scheduled service only in the United States and Puerto Rico. Tickets are not valid on code-share 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.  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.  Seats on any desired flight are not guaranteed. Government issued ID required to travel.  Use of tickets is subject to airline’s security policies, conditions and tariffs, and to all applicable federal regulations. Sponsor shall in no way be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions, substitutions, changes in service or accommodations, or any other act, omission, or result thereof, by any air carrier(s), car rental or transportation company(ies), hotel(s), or any other service or accommodation providers.  Sponsor is not responsible for any lost, stolen, damaged, delayed, or misdirected baggage. All federal, state and local taxes, security and airport fees, and all other expenses not specifically mentioned herein are the sole responsibility of the winner.   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, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to award a prize of greater or equal value if the advertised prize is unavailable. Prizes mailed to the winner 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. 6. Terms and Conditions a. Payments of all federal, state and local taxes are solely the responsibility of the winner.  Winner will be required to sign an IRS Form W-9 with the winner’s full social security number or the equivalent.  Failure to submit a Form W-9 upon request will result in forfeiture of the prize.  Winnings over $600 will be reported to the IRS. b. By participating in the Promotion, the winner agrees to have his or her Twitter handle, name, voice, likeness or other indicia of the winner’s persona used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to the Promotion 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. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, stolen, mangled, mis-delivered, 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 Sponsor’s website, or otherwise in violation of the Official Rules.  Sponsor further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Promotion if it is not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, delays, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort. e. Sponsor reserves the right to make changes in the Official Rules, including the substitution of a prize of greater or equivalent value, that will become effective upon announcement. f. Failure to comply with the Official Rules may result in an entrant’s disqualification solely at the discretion of the Sponsor. g. Copies of the Official Rules and a winners list (when complete) may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Southwest Airlines, Community Engagement/Diner en Blanc Promotion, P.O. Box 36611, Dallas, TX 75235-1611.  All requests must be received by August 31, 2015. 7. Limitations on Liability Neither Sponsor nor its affiliated entities is responsible for any human, technological, printing or typographical errors in any Promotion-related materials or transactions that are processed late or incorrectly or are lost due to computer or electronic malfunction.  In the event an error of any kind results in more than one potential winner being notified, the Sponsor shall identify a single winner using a random drawing and in no event shall more than one prize be awarded. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused by participation in this Promotion, redemption of any prize, and use or misuse of any prize. By entering, entrant agrees to hold harmless and indemnify Sponsor, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents against any and all liability, damages, or causes of action (however named or described), with respect to or arising out of (i) entrant’s participation in the Promotion, (ii) the receipt of the prizes, and/or (iii) use or misuse of the prizes awarded herein. 8. Construction and Disputes All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of any entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be 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.  The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official 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. The EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION for any dispute shall be in THE FEDERAL OR STATE COURTS LOCATED IN DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS. 9.   Sponsor Southwest Airlines Co., P.O. Box 36611, Dallas, TX 75235-1611