Official Rules

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  • Nonstop Love Social Sweepstakes

    Official Rules


    1. Eligibility: Southwest Flight Giveaway – Social Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of California who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Entrants must have a
      valid Social Security Number to accept the prize. Employees of Southwest Airlines Co. (“Southwest Airlines”), its advertising and promotions agencies, and their parent and affiliate companies, suppliers as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules. Sponsor’s and Administrator’s decisions are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
    2. Sponsor: Southwest Airlines Co., 2702 Love Field Drive, Dallas, Texas 75235. Administrator: HelloWorld, Inc., 3000 Town Center, Suite 2100, Southfield, MI 48075.
    3. Timing: The Sweepstakes begins on August 10, 2018 at approximately 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends on August 17, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. PT (the “Promotion Period”). The servers of Twitter, Instagram and Facebook are the official time-keeping devices for the Sweepstakes.
    4.  How to Enter: To participate, you will need to have a Twitter, Facebook and/or Instagram account (each a “Social Account”). Creating each Social Account is free but is subject to the applicable terms and conditions (, ( or ( Posting on Instagram requires a mobile device and therefore message and data rates may apply. If entering via a mobile device and using your wireless carrier’s network, standard
      data charges from your wireless carrier may apply. Your account settings on the Social Account you use to enter must be set to “unprotected” and/or “public” in order for your Tweets or comments to Sponsor’s posts are viewable by Sponsor.Enter on Facebook: During the Promotion Period, locate Sponsor’s Sweepstakes post and submit a comment that describes what you would like to do for a weekend in Austin, TX. Include the hashtags #SouthwestFlightGiveaway #Sweepstakes in your post.Enter on Twitter: During the Promotion Period, Tweet a comment and/or a photo tat describes what you would like to do for a weekend in Austin, TX. Include the hashtags #SouthwestFlightGiveaway #Sweepstakes in your Tweet. Retweets will not accrue a Sweepstakes entry.Enter on Instagram: During the Promotion Period, post a photo that displays what you would like to do for a weekend in Austin, TX. Include the hashtags #SouthwestFlightGiveaway #Sweepstakes in the caption or your post.Your post, comment or Tweet and its included content will hereafter be referred to as your Submission. By posting your Submission, you agree that it conforms to the guidelines, permissions, and content
      restrictions below. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may disqualify you if it believes that it fails to conform. Otherwise, you automatically will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes for your qualified Submission.


      • The Submission must be in a format consistent with the Social Account; and
      • The Submission must be your original work.

      Permissions: Entrant must have permission from any recognizable individuals who appear in the Submission to use their names and likenesses in the Submission and to grant the rights set forth herein. Minors may only be included in the Submission if entrant is their parent or legal guardian. If requested, entrant must be able to provide such permissions or proof in a form acceptable to Sponsor.

      Content Restrictions:

      • The Submission must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement;
      • The Submission must not include any music;
      • The Submission must not contain content created by a third party, such as images or artwork;
      • The Submission must not contain brand names or trademarks other than those owned by Sponsor, which entrant has a limited license to use in his/her Submission in this Contest;
      • The Submission must not disparage Sponsor, Administrator, or any other person or party;
      • The Submission must not contain material that is inappropriate, offensive, indecent, obscene, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous;
      • The Submission must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion,
        nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age; and
      • The Submission must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of, or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state where Submission is created.

      Released Parties (as defined in Section 8, below) are not responsible for lost, late, unreceived, damaged, incomplete, invalid, un-intelligible, garbled, delayed or misdirected Submissions or failure to receive Submissions due to limitation of third-party social network platforms all of which will be void.

      Limit: You may enter one (1) times during the Promotion Period. Each Submission must be unique to qualify as an entry. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same Social Account. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different Social Accounts, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant’s entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute as to any  registration, the authorized account holder of the Social Account used to register will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses used to create the Social Account. Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder.

    5. Sponsor’s Use of Submissions: Tweeting/Posting a Submission constitutes entrant’s consent to give Sponsor a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display such submissions in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate it into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, including for promotional or marketing purposes. If requested, entrant will sign any documentation that may be required for Sponsor or its designees to make use of the non-exclusive rights entrant is granting to use the Submission.

    6. Grand Prize Drawing: Administrator is an independent judging organization whose decisions as to the administration and operation of the Sweepstakes and the selection of the potential winners are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Administrator will randomly select the potential Sweepstakes winners from all eligible entries received during the Promotion Period, on or around August 20, 2018. Each potential winner will be notified by @SouthwestAir through the Social Account used to enter and will be directed to provide his or her name, mailing address and date of birth to confirm eligibility and will be required to complete and return a Declaration of Compliance, Liability Waiver and a Publicity Release (“Declaration”) which must be received by Administrator, within two (2) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent in order to claim the prize. The Declaration includes a substitute IRS Form W-9 which will require winner to provide his or her full social security number. If a potential winner of any prize cannot be contacted or fails to sign and return the Declaration within the required time period, the potential winner forfeits the prize. Receiving a prize is contingent upon compliance with these Official Rules. In the event that a/the potential winner forfeits the prize or is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Up to three (3) alternate drawings will be held, time permitting, after which the prize will remain un-awarded. Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period.
    7. Prizes: ELEVEN (11) GRAND PRIZES: A trip from Oakland, CA to Austin, TX, traveling September 28 -30, 2018. Trip package includes round trip air travel on Southwest Airlines® for winner and up to five (5) guests from Oakland International Airport (OAK) to Austin- Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) (subject to Air Travel Restrictions set forth below); up to three (3) hotel rooms (each single room, double occupancy) for two (2) nights at a hotel determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion; and round-trip ground transportation to and from destination airport and hotel for up to six (6) travelers. Winner must travel on the dates stated above or prize will be forfeited.
      Accommodations are subject to availability. Travel must be round trip. Sponsor will determine airline and flight itinerary in its sole discretion. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any flight. Travel is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules, and those set forth by the Sponsor as detailed in the passenger ticket contract. All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the package description above, including but not limited to, ground transportation, meals, incidentals, gratuities, airport fees, service charges or facility charges, personal charges at lodging, security fees, taxes or other expenses are the responsibility solely of winner. Unless child of winner or child of an adult travel companion of winner, all travel companions must be eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the date of departure and must travel on the designated flights. All travel companions must execute liability/publicity releases prior to issuance of travel documents. Travel restrictions, conditions and limitations may apply. Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $3,900. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. The value of each winner’s prize will be reported to the IRS by a Form 1099 in the calendar year in which the prize is awarded.Air Travel Restrictions: Air travel is subject to Southwest Airlines terms and conditions; certain restrictions
      may apply. Air transportation by Southwest Airlines is subject to Southwest Airlines’ Passenger Contract of Carriage set out at If the winner does not live in Oakland, CA, he/she is responsible for transportation to and from Oakland, CA. Winner and guest(s) must travel on the same itinerary and are responsible for obtaining all required travel documents. Winner and guest must have valid government-issued photo identification at the time of travel.TOTAL ARV OF ALL PRIZES: $42,900. Limit: Individuals may be awarded one (1) Grand Prize trip to Austin, TX through this Sweepstakes or the Surprise Event Instant Win Game
    8. Release: By receipt of any prize, winners agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Game Administrator, Prize Coordinator, Facebook, Inc., Twitter, Inc., Instagram, LLC, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and  each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents  (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any losses,  damages, rights, claim, or cause of action of any kind arising, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, out of participation in the Instant Win Game or resulting directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize awarded in connection with the  Sweepstakes, including without limitation personal injury,  death, and/or property damage, as well as claims based on publicity rights, defamation, and/or invasion of privacy.
    9. Publicity: Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes each winner’s consent to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, prize information, Submission, photograph (including, without limitation, winner’s Social Account profile photo), voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.
    10. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures, human error or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. In such event, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules of this or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and,should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
    11. Limitations of Liability: The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize or while traveling to or from any prize-related activity and any travel redeemed therewith. If for any reason an entrant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, not received, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Sweepstakes, if it is possible. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, un-awarded, eligible prize claims.
    12. Disputes: Participants waive any right to claim ambiguity in these Official Rules. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or
      the rights and obligations of any participant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively 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 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. Any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees. Sponsor reserves the right to correct clerical or typographical errors in Sweepstakes
      materials or these Official Rules. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE
    13. Entrant’s Personal Information: By participating in this Sweepstakes, each person agrees to Sponsor’s manner of collection, use, retention, and disclosure of his or her personal information submitted in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, all names, addresses, emails, phone numbers, and birth dates obtained from or provided by him or her. Information collected is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy and any state or federal law. Sponsor’s privacy policy can be found at
    14. Winner List: For a winner list, visit The winner list will be posted after winner confirmation is complete.