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Southwest Airlines Contest: Enter for a chance to win a “Dog Days of LUV” prize package for you and your furry friend!

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With National Dog Day on August 26 and the “dog days of summer” quickly coming to a close, what better way to celebrate than with a “Dog Days of LUV” photo contest of pets on vacation! Between August 26 and September 5, 2014, enter Southwest Airline’s “Dog Days of LUV” contest by submitting an original photo of your pet on vacation via Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #DogDayContest and tagging @SouthwestAir.  Facebook entries will also be accepted; entries must be posted to Southwest Airline’s Facebook wall to be considered. One lucky winner will receive two roundtrip tickets on Southwest Airlines, a three-night stay at Vdara Hotel and Spa in Las Vegas (a pet-friendly property, of course!), a Southwest Airlines pet carrier, and a roundtrip Pet Fare* in the form of a $200 southwestgiftcard so your small dog or cat can travel with you. Ready to join the fun? Here’s how you can enter for a chance to win:
  1. Follow @SouthwestAir on Instagram and/or Twitter.
  2. Share your photo of your pet on vacation via your Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter account between August 26 and September 5, 2014, tag @SouthwestAir, and use the hashtag #DogDayContest. Facebook entries must be posted to Southwest Airline’s Facebook wall.
A panel of judges will evaluate each photo based on creativity, originality, entertainment-value, and Southwest appeal. Don’t have an Instagram, Twitter and/or Facebook account?  No worries!  You can sign up today and start following us at @SouthwestAir. Photos on other social networks are welcomed and appreciated, but will not be eligible for contest participation. Last, but certainly not least, for a limited-time we’re offering our popular Southwest Airlines Pet Carrier at a 10 percent discount.  Shop here for one today! NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.  Void where prohibited.  Must be a legal U.S. resident and 21 years or older to enter.    *For travel on Southwest Airlines, In-Cabin Pet Restrictions apply.    Sponsored By:  marketing1  marketing2     Southwest’s “Dog Days of LUV” Pets on Vacation Photo 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 “Dog Days of LUV” Contest (“Contest”) will begin at 10 a.m. CT on August 26, 2014 and end at 10 pm CT on September 5, 2014 (“Contest Period”).

At the start of the Contest Period potential entrants will have to follow Southwest Airlines on Instagram® via the handle @SouthwestAir, Facebook via Southwest Airlines page, and/or Twitter via the handle @SouthwestAir to enter.

b. To participate in the Contest, you may enter via the following method: Share your original photo of your pet on vacation via your Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter during the Contest Period. For Instagram and/or Twitter, tag @SouthwestAir, and use the hashtag #DogDayContest. For Facebook entries, post entry to Southwest Airline’s Facebook wall, and use the hashtag #DogDayContest. All entries submitted will not be acknowledged or returned. By entering, Entrant grants Sponsor an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, freely transferable license to use the photo for all purposes, in any and all media, whether now known or hereafter devised. Photos must not be copied.  Entries may not violate any third party rights nor use any third-party intellectual property such as logos or background signs.  Entrants acknowledge and agree that their entry does not violate any rights of privacy or publicity and that they have the written permission of those appearing in their photo to submit their image.  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 Sponsor.  Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device for the Contest.  Sponsor 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 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, Twitter or Facebook. c. One entry per person is permitted during the Contest Period.  Any person found using multiple Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter accounts to enter will be found to be 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 have a valid e-mail address and an Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter account as of August 26, 2014.   Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited or restricted by law.  The Contest is offered only in the United States.  Employees of Southwest Airlines, AirTran Airways, MGM Resorts International, 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 Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. b. Only one winner per household is permitted in any Contest administered by Sponsor. 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 Sponsor 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
One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded. The winner of the competition will receive two roundtrip tickets on Southwest Airlines, a 3-night stay (double occupancy) at Vdara Hotel and Spa in Las Vegas a Southwest Airlines pet carrier, and a roundtrip Pet Fare awarded in the form of a $200 southwestgiftcard. Total approximate prize value of all prizes is $1,823. 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. . 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.  Seats on any desired flight are not guaranteed. Government issued ID required to travel. Southwest Airlines Pet Fares require advanced reservations and airport checkin for pets.  Limitations and restrictions apply for pet travel.  For pet policies and information on traveling with your pet visit Terms for southwestgiftcard: A southwestgiftcard is only redeemable at, 1-800-I-FLY-SWA, or any Southwest Airlines ticket counter for air travel only.  A southwestgiftcard is not valid for the purchase of Vacation Packages, Cargo, Hotels, Rental Cars, Group Tickets, additional southwestgiftcards, EarlyBird Check-In, International Baggage Fees, or Inflight purchases.  Only four total forms of payment, including southwestgiftcards, may be combined per purchase.  A gift card is nonrefundable and not redeemable for cash or credit except where required by federal or applicable state law.  A gift card is not replaceable if lost, stolen, or destroyed.  Protect the card like cash.  For balance check, call 1-866-393-2081.  For any additional questions, call 214-932-0333.  Activation or use of a southwestgiftcard constitutes acceptance of all terms and conditions listed at Vdara Hotel prize certificate may be utilized for stays Sunday through Thursday only, and is valid until September 30, 2015.  Certificate includes the following pet fees - $50 per night fee and $75 cleaning fee.  Hotel’s dog friendly policies apply to stay – visit for details. Taxes 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 Sponsors. Prize subject to availability and the Sponsors reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to award a prize of greater or equal value if the advertised prize is unavailable. 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
Decisions of judges with respect to the Contest are final.  This is a contest of skill. Your chances of winning depend on how well your entry reflects the judging criteria, as compared to the other entries in the Contest. The judges will be judging on the following qualities: *Creativity and Originality: 20% *Entertaining: 25% *Southwest Appeal (photo should reflect fun Culture and Fun-LUVing Attitude): 35% *Rules (Read and complied with the official rules): 20%. a. Based on the above criteria, the top  “Dog Days of LUV” pet on vacation submissions will be selected by a panel of judges from Southwest Airlines on or about September 8, 2014. You need not be present to win. b. Potential winner notification will be made by Sponsors via Facebook/Instagram/Twitter. The potential winners will be asked to contact Sponsor with a given e-mail address provided via comment on the entrant’s Instagram entry or Twitter handle. Once potential winner and Sponsor make e-mail contact, Sponsor will provide a photo for the potential winner to upload to the Instagram account the user uploaded the photo with 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 Sponsor, MGM Resorts International, Instagram, 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.  The affidavit will be mailed or emailed based on the potential winner’s preference beginning September 15, 2014.  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. Upon timely completion and return of required affidavit and release, the 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.  The winner 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, or likeness used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to the Contest 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, 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 their 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 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. 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 winners list (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 September 8, 2014. All requests must be received by September 19, 2014.
6.   Sponsor
Southwest Airlines Co., Emerging Media, P.O. Box 36611, Dallas, TX 75235-1611