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Disney Giveaway

megangeise
New Arrival

I received an email today that I won a Disney vacation from. Southwest as part of their sweepstake for the 50th! Has anybody else received this? I have questions about the validity.

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Re: Disney Giveaway

bec102896
Top Contributor

There is a giveaway going on however I'm not sure if winners are being selected daily or at the end of the entry period. Normally winners are selected after the contest closes. 

 

What is the email address that told you that you won? I would look at that and look for weird spellings of southwest in the email. You could also send a screenshot of the email to southwest on Facebook or Twitter for verification as it's better to be safe than sorry. 

 

-Blake 

Re: Disney Giveaway

megangeise
New Arrival

Thank you for responding! The email didn't come from Southwest but from @helloworldfulfillment.com which appears to be a legitimate company but I'm not positive. I'll take your advice and send this to Southwest on Twitter. Thank you!

Re: Disney Giveaway

PDFelter
Active Member

Congrats on winning!  I won 100k points about 10 years ago from SW and the email that I received looked very questionable.  If you had entered the contest, I'd say it is valid, but glad you are verifying!

 

If you find it's true, have a great vacation! 🙂  I'm trying to win this as well!!

Re: Disney Giveaway

TheMiddleSeat
Top Contributor
Solution

If you read the rules (always a good idea) you'll see they are drawing winners throughout the contest period and it is run by the Hello World organization that you mentioned.  Congratulations!

 

--TheMiddleSeat

Re: Disney Giveaway

jksobonya
Rising Star

Congrats on your win!

 

--Jessica

Re: Disney Giveaway

megangeise
New Arrival

Thank you everyone! I have read and reread the rules but unfortunately haven't seen either where Southwest names HelloWorld as administrator nor where winners are selected throughout the contest. I was asked for my social security # amongst other things but can not reach anybody to confirm its legit. I need to submit all my info within 5 days or else I forfeit yet I need to confirm before giving all my info! It seems weird that there is no phone number to call and nobody has answered my multiple email messages. 

Fingers crossed!

Re: Disney Giveaway

bwallet
Active Member

Social Security number may be required because the prize is taxable.

Re: Disney Giveaway

TheMiddleSeat
Top Contributor

Ok, I'll admit it's a bit of a dig to find the connection between the rules and HelloWorld.  If you click the link at the bottom of the rules for the winners list it redirects to a helloworld url.  I apologize if my previous reference to reading rules was a tad harsh.

 

And as mentioned, you will definitely need to submit your social security number and report the winnings on your taxes.  You will get an IRS form in the mail showing the winnings that were reported by the company.

 

--TheMiddleSeat