Southwest Airlines and Coca Cola are taking our partnership to new heights! As one of Southwest’s onboard beverage partners, Coke brings happiness to Customers onboard our flights each day. Now, Southwest has the opportunity to spread our love to the millions of Coke drinkers across the world!
Coke’s loyalty program, My Coke Rewards, is a fun way to earn incentives just for drinking your favorite Coca Cola beverage. This year, Southwest is coming onboard as My Coke Rewards’ Official Airline Partner. What does that mean? Members can now redeem My Coke Rewards points for great Southwest prizes like fare savers, Southwest® giftcards, and even a Share a Coke Party Plane experience to Vegas! Southwest has its very own premiere partner page where Members can interact with our brand, watch our latest videos, and get a taste of that legendary Southwest hospitality.
Sign up today at www.MyCokeRewards.com and begin earning rewards!
And to kick off this great partnership, Southwest and Coke partnered on our very own Share a Coke video. So, crack open that refreshing Coca Cola beverage, and enjoy our Share a Coke salute to Dad.
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At Southwest Airlines, we’re in the business of connecting People. It’s not just about getting them from point A to point B, but connecting them to what’s important in their lives.
Over the past couple years, Southwest has dabbled in the music space by sponsoring various festivals, working with different bands and artists, and even launching the program, Live at 35, where we host live performances at 35,000 feet in the sky! We understand music is a passion point for some of our Customers, and we feel our music integrations can be a great way to extend our brand to potential new Customers!
With all that said, we’re excited to announce that Southwest Airlines is kicking off a partnership with the Grammy award-winning band, Imagine Dragons. Southwest is helping Imagine Dragons celebrate their new album, Smoke + Mirrors, which hits stores on February 17, with the ultimate Destination Dragons tour!
Destination Dragons Presented by Southwest Airlines will give fans a chance to join the band on tour and experience the band perform at 35,000 feet in the sky for a Live at 35 inflight concert! See complete prize details and enter for a chance to win this ultimate experience can be found at www.southwest.com/DestinationDragonspromo.
Get onboard this once-in-a-lifetime experience!
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If given the chance, would you drop everything to tee-off at the world-renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, the nation’s foremost municipal golf course and home of the 2008 U.S. Open Championship?
That was the very question asked by PGA Tour Pro Kenny Perry, Southwest Airlines, and Adams Golf, to four unsuspecting golfers on the course at Houston’s Wildcat Golf Club. Once we convinced these golfers that this was no practical joke—that we truly wanted them to leave immediately to jump on a plane bound for San Diego—they overcame their initial hesitance, evaluated their immediate life commitments, and ultimately decided to make a dream trip a reality.
“Par-none” these guys were on board and were not going to let this opportunity of a lifetime slip away. What immediately followed was a “beg for permission” call to the wives; with luck on our side, we were on our way to Southern California. But first, Adams Golf had another surprise, setting the lucky FOREsome up with brand new sets of Adams XTD Cross Cavity Irons, Pro Hybrids and a handsome Golf Bag, fully preparing them for our “trajectory” on Southwest Airlines to the World’s Finest City.
After a beautiful “drive” from San Diego International Airport, we arrived at Torrey Pines, where our golfers had a chance to take in the breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean at sunset. Back at the hotel, Adams Golf provided a custom golf outfit, including shoes, socks, pants, belt, polo shirt, jacket, and hat—they were ready to go!
Looking like they just walked out of Golf Digest, our golfers were ready to tee off at beautiful Torrey Pines. Unfortunately Mother Nature didn’t cooperate, as it was a very cold and wet morning. Fortunately, she felt the LUV and allowed the skies to clear up so we could fulfill the dream. Cheers, laughter, high-fives, dropping to their knees, and even a cartwheel were some of the emotional moments experienced during a round of 18 holes with breathtaking views.
Hole in one? Eagle? Double eagle? Maybe not this round, but it was an honor to offer these grateful gentlemen this “ace” of an opportunity to play some classic championship golf.
Take a moment to relish in their joy by watching their story. Southwest Airlines and Adams Golf are grateful to create such an amazing experience and look forward to many more surprise and delight moments as we renew our second-year partnership. From Southwest Airlines and Adams Golf, wishing you many “sweet spots” this golf season!
Want to win a set of Adams Golf Hybrids for yourself?
Visit the Southwest Airlines Facebook page and comment on our Adams Golf video for a chance to win an eight-piece set of Adams Golf Steel XTD Cross Cavity hybrid-irons, consisting of six XTD Cross Cavity irons and two Pro (2) Hybrids. See the official rules below for further details.
Teeing Off with LUV Sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes
a. Southwest Airlines’ Teeing Off with LUV (“Sweepstakes”) will run for a portion of April 16, 2014. (“Sweepstakes Period”).
The Sweepstakes entry period is: April 16: 6:00 a.m. C.T. until 11:59 p.m. C.T.
During the Sweepstakes entry period potential 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, Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc. 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.
a. Grand Prize: One (1) winner will be awarded an eight-piece set of Adams Golf Steel XTD Cross Cavity hybrid-irons, consisting of six XTD Cross Cavity irons and two Pro (2) Hybrids. Prize must be accepted as awarded. Total Approximate Prize Value (“APV”) of the grand prize is $799.99.
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 April 18, 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 April 18, 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, Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc. 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.
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 a list of 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 list, send a self-addressed postage paid return envelope, after April 18, 2014 All requests must be received by May 16, 2014.
Southwest Airlines Co., Emerging Media, P.O. Box 36611, Dallas, TX 75235-1611.
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This holiday season at a Southwest terminal near you, experience the new Windows, personalized for you. And you have the opportunity to earn prizes on the spot. That’s right! Get to know the new Windows, and you could walk away with free inflight offers and roundtrip tickets from Southwest, free downloads of the newest apps, and even the latest and greatest PCs and hardware from Microsoft. No travel plans ahead? No worries. Just visit www.southwest.com/windows to enter our Southwest Airlines Holiday Sweepstakes. One winner each week will receive a new Windows tablet, and one grand prize winner will receive a full year of free flights from Southwest. Now that’s a great holiday gift! The Windows Holiday airport kiosks will be available in 21 airport locations including: Austin, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Nashville, Milwaukee, Oakland, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Las Vegas, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose, St. Louis, Salt Lake City, Seattle, and Tampa through January 7th. More information on the sweepstakes and the free photo experience is available at www.southwest.com/windows. Good luck!
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The Eyes of Texas are upon Southwest Airlines as we announce a five-year sponsorship with The University of Texas. Done deal. Beginning this Fall, Southwest Airlines will be the Official Airline Sponsor of UT Athletics and the Texas Exes. What does this all mean? For starters, we are following Coach Mack Brown’s orders to “Come Early, Be Loud, and Stay Late.” 40 days before the Texas Longhorns kickoff, Southwest celebrated big with a “Texas-Sized” celebration at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, as an already legendary Athletic Program just got better with Southwest Airlines as part of the Longhorns Family. Can I get a “Hook ‘em Horns!”? Be on the lookout for our red belly beauty all over the Forty Acres. If you have the opportunity to make it to Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium to watch the Longhorns Football Team, you will see Southwest Airlines featured on the magnificent videoboard as well as numerous other digital signs around the stadium. Pay special attention to our in-stadium promotional display and on-field challenge. With 858 wins and ranked 2nd as the winningest football team in the NCAA, the Horns hardly disappoint—especially at home. Throw your horns up and show your Southwest pride, as this partnership was simply meant to be. Come November, head across campus to the Frank Erwin Center to see some Texas Longhorns hoops and our beautiful courtside signage and on-court promotion. Later, beginning in February 2013, take a stroll across I-35 to Disch-Falk Field to watch the legendary NCAA Division I College Baseball Program. The Southwest Airlines sign will be prominently displayed behind home plate for all home games as the Longhorns Baseball team fights their way back to Omaha. After all, the Horns hold the record for the most appearances at the College World Series and most individual games won. Sorry to boast, but I love my Longhorns! Okay, I’m not done yet … Southwest also will have a presence at all regular season home Soccer Matches and we’ll have permanent signage in Gregory Gym for all home Volleyball Games. Finally, if you happen to flip through a Longhorns Playbook, Yearbook, Applause Magazine, or The Alcalde, check out our spirited print ads. In print, in-arena, in-stadium … the Spirit of Southwest will have tremendous presence among arguably Austin’s biggest passion point—the University of Texas. With all this exposure you would think this is enough, but not for this Champion Airline. Southwest Airlines also will be an Official Corporate Sponsor of the Ex-Students’ Association of the University of Texas, the Texas Exes . This is huge as we will have opportunities to communicate with UT Alumni through print publications, direct mail, and digital methods including e-blasts to this massive, elite database, reminding alumni everywhere they are just a Southwest Airlines flight away from coming home to the Forty Acres. So why sponsor University of Texas Athletics? This Sponsorship just makes sense, especially as Austin continues to grow. From 2000-2010, the population of Austin grew by more than 20 percent. With an increased population, we must increase our Southwest presence. This year, Southwest began new routes from Austin to Atlanta and Washington Reagan, as well as seasonal service to Portland. Southwest currently operates 57 weekday departures from Austin, serving 21 nonstop destinations. With increased capacity of 12.5% since last summer and more daily flights, daily seats, and nonstop destinations than any other carrier in Austin, Southwest can get you to the away games easier than any other carrier! Last year, Southwest carried 38 percent of the domestic market from Austin, ranking #1 in market share. As I mentioned earlier, this Champion Airline will not stop … we want to increase that market share and revel in the passion of Austinites by sponsoring the home team. If you ever question the local passion, just count the number of UT logos you see around AUS. So there you have it … another WIN for Southwest Airlines as Texas Flight joins Texas Fight. It is a great “play” for Southwest Airlines and our stake in Austin. Get your Horns Up, as we have our Wheels Up and we’re ready to kick off this partnership—a partnership that’s as solid and steadfast as Bevo himself! Southwest Airlines and the University of Texas Athletics—‘Til Gabriel Blows His Horn!
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I’m going to Disney World! Or shall I say, I’m going BACK to Disney World! I can’t express how excited I am to head back to Disney this year to The Art of Animation resort. Last year, our Disney friends shared their newest Star Tours adventure with us – it’s an intergalactic 3D adventure inspired by 'Star Wars' at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park - it was a magical, out of this world experience to say the least. This May, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort opens, which will create the sensation of being a character inside some of the best-loved stories of all time. This whimsical new Resort hotel is divided into four immersive courtyard sections, each one inspired by one of four animated films: Finding Nemo (May 31) Cars (June 18) The Lion King (August 10) The Little Mermaid (September 15) My son, Mitch, is a HUGE fan of Cars, and the thought of him being a character in his all-time favorite movie alongside Lightning McQueen and Mater would be equivalent to winning the Piston Cup! Take the easy road to victory lane by planning your Disney vacation at www.southwest.com/Disney. While you’re there, enter for your chance to win a Magical Storybook Vacation. Concerned about space for your own pit crew? KA-CHOW! There will be no shortage of space in Radiator Springs for your family once the resort opens. The first three phases will offer family suites that provide just the right amount of extra room many families need to spread out in comfort. We only need room for four, but the family suites will actually sleep up to six! You can follow our adventures at Disney World throughout the weekend by tuning into our Twitter account @SouthwestAir, we’ll be posting updates about all the latest and greatest news from Disney World!
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When I was expecting my first child, I looked forward to many milestone moments: the first laugh, first “mama,” first steps, first Birthday party, and of course, our first family Christmas – including the first photo with Santa. My son, Mitch, was born in January, so I had to wait almost a full year to experience the much-awaited first photo op with jolly ol’ St. Nick. I spent weeks searching for the perfect outfit for my little guy. In December 2009, we went to the Dallas Arboretum for Mitch’s first encounter with Santa. The moment was tense – for me and my husband anyway. Would he cry? Would he throw a fit? Would he run scared? It was anybody’s guess. We were prepared for rain, but hoping for sunshine. In the end, he actually LOVED Santa, and although he tried to pull Santa’s beard off, I think Santa loved Mitch, too. I could not have dreamed for a more perfect first photo with Santa! Mitch had a beautiful smile and looked so precious in his Christmas outfit. The picture is now framed and will always be one of my favorite Christmas decorations. Last November, we were blessed with a beautiful baby girl, Quinn. Again I looked forward to our new family tradition. We bundled up our sweet babies and once again headed to the Dallas Arboretum for pictures with Santa. This time, Mitch didn’t love Santa as much and the crying started the minute he was placed on Santa’s lap. This set off a chain reaction of crying, and so here we were with two highly upset babies and Santa. My husband and I jumped in to add some smiles to the picture, calm the kids, and protect Santa from our wailing kiddos. Not as perfect as the year before, but nonetheless a treasured Christmas memory. This year, we shall see how our photo with Santa will turn out. Whether it’s two screaming kids or “bigger than life” smiles, I will always look forward to the yearly photos with Santa. This holiday season, Southwest Airlines and Microsoft have once again partnered for the Picture Perfect Holiday on the Fly. From December 13th through December 24th, be on the lookout for that jolly ol' guy in 21 of our airports. Elves will snap a few photos and then their IT-counterpart elves will walk you through how Windows 7 can create the perfect picture of your family. Your photo op with Santa is free, and you walk away with the perfect picture and a $20 discount off your next flight on Southwest Airlines. All pictures will be downloaded to a site where you will have the ability to share with family and friends. Visit www.southwest.com/freeholidayphotos to check out Santa’s locations. While you’re there, enter our sweepstakes where we are giving away a laptop computer each day, with a grand prize of a year of free travel on Southwest Airlines. Dancing With the Stars Co-Host Brooke Burke Snaps a Family Pic With St. Nick! At Southwest Airlines, we love to share the holidays with our Customers and are excited to bring you this time-honored tradition. From our family to yours, we wish you many wonderful milestone moments!
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Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always dreamed of living like a Disney princess. For those who share my curiosity for life as a fairy tale, Southwest Airlines Vacations is waving its magic wand and offering the chance to turn one lucky contest winner’s fantasy into reality! Now, Southwest can’t turn a pumpkin into a carriage, but they do have a plane that can carry you and three guests to the most magical place on earth, Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, Florida. Upon landing, you’ll be chauffeured to and from the park aboard Disney’s Magical Express. Once there, you can check in for your two-night stay at a Walt Disney World® Resort deluxe property and pick up your four-day Magic Your Way® Tickets with Park Hopper® Option. Finally, you will spend an additional night inside the Cinderella Castle Suite at Magic Kingdom® Park. There, you’ll experience everything from your own all-night personal concierge service to the Magic Kingdom® fireworks illuminating just outside your stained glass window. The amenities are right out of a Disney fairy tale. You’ll even dine like royalty in the majestic castle restaurant the morning following your stay. Enter the contest by 7/15/10 by clicking here, and check out our exciting vacation package deals at Walt Disney World® Resort including Free Dining. Don’t forget to pack your glass slippers! *Legal: Enter by 7/15/10 for a chance to win a Southwest Airlines Vacations package for four (4) to the Walt Disney World® Resort and a stay in the Cinderella Castle Suite. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Restrictions apply. If you win, travel dates must be from 10/7/10 through 10/10/10. Winner will be selected and announced via random drawing on or around 7/30/10. For complete rules and restrictions, please click here.
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Just as I finish mourning the end of football season, March rolls in and my blood starts pumping again. Yep, it is that wonderful time of year with the college basketball championship, and I love everything about it! I usually treat the first Thursday and Friday of the tournament as a personal holiday, taking off work to watch the first round all day at a local watering hole with my friends. There’s something about watching these potential Cinderella teams fight for the big upset in the first round. Sure, a #16 seed has never beaten a #1 seed, but a handful of #15 seeds have beaten #2 seeds! But at least one #12 seed beats a #5 seed. It’s crazy, I tell ya! A few years ago I headed to Vegas to watch the games at a sports book. If you've never been, I highly recommend it! Back in 2003, I headed down to New Orleans for the finals. I saw my beloved Texas Longhorns loose to Syracuse Orangemen. Carmelo Anthony could not miss a shot and we lost 84 to 95. Though we lost, it was a blast and an experience I will never forget. Typically, I play around three brackets and my picks are personal. I tend to pick teams that I like regardless of the seed. First and foremost, I always pick the Horns because of my alumni allegiance. Now the not so obvious picks. For example, a few of my cousins are KU alums, so the Jayhawks usually make it to my Elite Eight. My roommate from college did her residency at Duke, and so they usually make the cut. Both KU and Duke play great ball, so it’s pretty easy to justify my “personal” predictions. I also like the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Their program has come a long way in the last decade, now being included amongst the country’s elite programs. Moreover, I did some work in Spokane and could not get over how nice everyone is in that town. Other teams are hit and miss. If LSU makes it to the tournament I cheer for them because my husband went there. Better luck next year Tigers. Not even a NIT bid? A couple of years ago I actually placed in a bracket! Pretty cool when it finally happens, right? Most years, I’m not so lucky, but I still make my predictions every year. One year, I got creative and thought I would draw names out of a hat--almost literally. It was actually a cup, and I was on a Southwest flight. I tore up napkins and wrote the names of all 64 teams in the big dance, and picked 32. My first round winners. The rest of the teams were out, and so I continued to dwindle it down from there. Because you never know what will happen, I thought I might actually have a chance. Well, my bracket was an utter disaster, and I finished in last place out of hundreds of entrants. The upside is that I did win my entry fee back, so the only thing I really lost was my dignity. Well today(the day after “Selection Sunday”), it is that time to sit down, do some research and get my brackets ready. Some of you may spend countless hours doing your research to help you with your bracket. You may close your eyes and pick each team. Or you may even try the “mascot vs. mascot in reality” method. Either way, I can’t wait for Thursday and maybe this will be my year to win at least one of the brackets. As long as I don’t try the “hat trick” again… Check out Southwest Airlines Bracket Challenge here. It is free and you have nothing to lose, just a chance to win great prizes. Enjoy!
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