Southwest Airlines Announces #12daysofluv Photo Contest!
LUV Airline Teams with Dr Pepper to Offer Chance at $1,000 southwestgiftcard®
Each Day for 12 Days!
DALLAS, Dec. 12, 2012
DALLAS, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It's 12/12/12, and the partridge has
flown from its pear tree—but in its nest are 12 southwestgiftcards®, each
worth $1,000. The 12 Days of LUV have returned for yet another festive year,
and this time Southwest is partnering with Dr Pepper to make this contest
Beginning today, the Southwest Airlines Instagram account (@SouthwestAir) will
ask for a FUN holiday photo each day for 12 days. Each day has a theme, which
will be announced at different times during each day, and as in past years,
Southwest fans are sure to get creative and crafty with their photos. To be
included in the contest, Instagram users must share a picture that deals with
the theme of the day, and include the #12daysofluv hashtag. Each day, the
Instagram user with the best photo will win one $1,000 southwestgiftcard®. The
12 themes will be revealed each day on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and our
award-winning blog, Nuts About Southwest.
Southwest joined Instagram in January 2011, and recently reached more than
30,000 followers. The LUV Airline regularly showcases pictures on Instagram
from Customers and Employees, and also features contests and major Company
events. To see more details about the "12 Days of LUV" contest, visit
ABOUT SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.
In its 42^nd year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV)
continues to differentiate itself from other carriers with exemplary Customer
Service delivered by nearly 46,000 Employees to more than 100 million
Customers annually. Southwest is the nation's largest carrier in terms of
originating passengers boarded, and including wholly-owned subsidiary, AirTran
Airways, operates the largest fleet of Boeing aircraft in the world to serve
97 destinations in 41 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of
Puerto Rico, and six near-international countries. Southwest is one of the
most honored airlines in the world, known for its commitment to the triple
bottom line of Performance, People and Planet. To read about how Southwest is
doing its part to be a good corporate citizen, visit southwest.com/citizenship
to read the Southwest Airlines One Report™.
From its first flights on June 18, 1971, Southwest Airlines launched an era of
unprecedented affordability in air travel quantified by the U.S. Department of
Transportation as "The Southwest Effect," a lowering of fares and increase in
passenger traffic wherever the carrier serves. On every flight, Southwest
offers Customers the first two pieces of checked luggage (weight and size
limitations apply) and all ticket changes without additional fees. Southwest's
all Boeing fleet consistently offers leather seating and the comfort of
full-size cabins, many of which are equipped with satellite-based WiFi
connectivity and a new, eco-friendly cabin interior. With 39 consecutive
years of profitability, the People of Southwest operate more than 3,100
flights a day and serve communities around 78 airports in Southwest's network
of domestic destinations. Southwest Airlines' frequent flights and low fares
are available only at southwest.com.
AirTran Airways, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines Co., offers
coast-to-coast and near-international service with close to 600 flights a day
to 54 destinations. The carrier's high-quality product includes assigned
seating and Business Class. As Southwest continues to integrate AirTran's
People, places, and planes into Southwest Airlines, Customers of both carriers
may book flights at airtran.com and exchange earned loyalty points between
both AirTran's A+ Rewards® and Southwest's Rapid Rewards® for reward travel on
"12 Days of LUV" Contest Rules & Regulations
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 and Dr Pepper/Seven Up Inc. "12 Days of LUV" ("Contest")
will begin on or around 10 a.m. CT on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 and will
end on or around 4 p.m. CT on Sunday, December 23, 2012 ("Contest Period").
This Contest consists of 12 daily Contest drawings, one for each day during
the Contest Period. Start and end times will vary each day. Customers/any
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 find out what times the contest will be open
for entry each day. The entry period for each day will last a total of six
b.To participate in the Contest, you may enter via the following method:
Submit an Instagram photo based on the photo challenge from that day
highlighting a memorable holiday moment while incorporating the Southwest
Airlines brand and/or the Dr Pepper brand via the Southwest Airlines Instagram
handle @SouthwestAir using the hashtag "#12daysofluv". Entrants may also
share all 12 Days of LUV Instagram photos on Twitter® and Facebook®, but will
not be judged from those channels. All entries submitted will not be
acknowledged or returned.By entering, Entrant grants all Sponsors 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, 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 Southwest. Southwest Airlines computer is the official time
keeping device for the contest. 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
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 per day. Any person found using multiple
Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter accounts to enter will be found to be
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 18 years of age or older and the
age of majority in their place of residence and have a valid e-mail address
and an Instagram account as of December 12, 2012. 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, Dr
Pepper/Seven Up 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
contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and
b.Only one winner per household is permitted in any Contest administered by
c. Entrants are required to provide truthful information and Southwest will
reject and delete any entry that it discovers to be false or fraudulent.
Southwest Airlines will disqualify any entry from individuals who do not meet
the eligibility requirements, and Southwest Airlines 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: Twelve (12) southwestgiftcards® for a total of $12,000. Each
winner will received one (1) $1,000 southwestgiftcard.
Certain travel restrictions may apply, and the terms and conditions of the
southwestgiftcard apply. 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. Taxes are solely the responsibility of the winner.
b.In the event that a prize or prize certificate 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. Sponsors are not responsible for the safe
arrival of a prize or prize certificate.
4. Selection of Winners
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%
*Southwest and/or Dr Pepper Appeal: 35% photo should reflect fun Culture and
*Rules: 20% Read and complied with the official rules.
a.The top "12 Days of LUV" submission per day will be selected by a panel of
judges from the Corporate Communications Department at Southwest Airlines. You
need not be present to win.
b.Potential winner notification will be made daily by Sponsors via Instagram.
The potential winner will be asked to contact Southwest with a given e-mail
address provided via comment on the entrant's Instagram entry. Once potential
winner and Southwest make e-mail contact, Southwest 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, Dr Pepper/Seven Up Inc., 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. Affidavits will be mailed or emailed
based on the potential winner's preference beginning December 24, 2012.
Affidavits 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, 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 of required affidavits and
release, winners should expect to receive their prizes in the mail by January
a. Payments of all federal, state and local taxes are solely the
responsibility of the winners. Winners may be required to sign an IRS Form
W-9 or the equivalent.
b. By participating in the contest, the winners agree to have their name,
voice, or likeness used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating
to this 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. Southwest Airlines and Dr Pepper/Seven Up Inc. are 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.Southwest Airlines and Dr Pepper/Seven Up Inc., in their sole discretion,
reserve 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.Sponsors reserve 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 Sponsors are 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 list of winners (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 December 26, 2012. All requests must be
received by January 21, 2013.
Southwest Airlines Co., Emerging Media, P.O. Box 36611, Dallas, TX 75235-1611
and Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc., 5301 Legacy Drive, Plano, TX 75024.
SOURCE Southwest Airlines
Contact: Southwest Airlines, +1-214-792-4847
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