#SouthwestPassport Giveaway

Official Rules


1. Eligibility

#SouthwestPassport Giveaway (the “Giveaway”) is open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry and the age of majority in his or her jurisdiction (whichever is older). Void where prohibited. Employees of HireInfluence, Inc. and Southwest Airlines Co., and any and all of their respective parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, or any other company or individual involved with the design, production execution or distribution of the Giveaway and each of their immediate family (spouse, parents and step-parents, siblings and step-siblings, and children and step-children) and household members (people who share the same residence at least three (3) months out of the year) of each such employee are not eligible. The Giveaway is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation constitutes Entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Giveaway. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

2. Sponsor and Administrator

Sponsor: Southwest Airlines Co.
Administrator: HireInfluence, Inc., 6516 N. Gessner Dr., Houston, TX 77040.

3. Giveaway Entry Period

The Giveaway entry period starts on December 4, 2016 at 12:01 p.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends December 16, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. PT (the “Giveaway Entry Period”). Each 24-hour period during the Giveaway Entry Period shall be a “Giveaway Day.” Entries received after the Giveaway Entry Period will be void. Administrator is the official time keeper for this Giveaway.

4. How to Enter

Twelve (12) Southwest Travelers will be assigned a Southwest Airlines International Destination to/from which he/she will travel between December 4, 2016 and December 16, 2016. Each Southwest Traveler will document his/her trip online by posting images and other content on his/her Twitter, Instagram, Blog and Facebook Pages identified below. Each Southwest Traveler will include a Giveaway Prop as part of a posting included in his/her Traveler Content. Each Traveler will only post one (1) Giveaway Prop as part of his/her Traveler Content posted between December 4, 2016 and December 16, 2016.

To enter: (1) follow the Southwest Travelers and watch for the Giveaway Prop as part of the Traveler Content; (2) when you see that a Southwest Traveler posted Traveler Content that includes a Giveaway Prop, Tweet/Post on Entrant’s Twitter/Instagram account that image/video tagged with the corresponding Southwest Traveler’s Corresponding Location Entry Hashtag in conjunction with #SouthwestPassport; and (3) include why you want to visit the destination to which the Southwest Traveler is traveling. Postings on Facebook or any other platforms or services do not qualify for a possible entry. Entrants must use appropriate hashtags in their submitted photos, videos and/or comments as described above.

Location Entry Hashtags:


Limit one entry per Location Entry Hashtag for a total of twelve (12) possible entries during the Giveaway Entry Period. Postings on social media channels other than Twitter or Instagram are void and will not be entered. Use of any automated system to enter is prohibited and will result in disqualification. All entries that comply with these Official Rules received by Administrator during the Giveaway Entry Period will receive one entry. Any eligible individual participating in this giveaway shall be an “Entrant.” Participation must be by the Entrant. Administrator will disqualify any entry from individuals who do not meet the eligibility requirements, and may also delete any entry received from persons under the age of thirteen (13) in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. Potential winner(s) may be required to show proof of being the authorized social media account holder. If you qualify with the applicable platform’s rules and terms, you may open a Twitter account at https://twitter.com/signup?lang=en for free and an Instagram account at https://www.instagram.com/. This Giveaway is not sponsored by Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

5. Winner Selection/Prize

On or about December 21, 2016, Administrator will select one valid entry in a random drawing from among all valid entries received during the Giveaway Entry Period for each Location Hashtag for a total of up to twelve (12) potential winners. Each winner will receive one (1) $500 Southwest® gift card (subject to Gift Card Restrictions set forth below). Approximate retail value of all prizes is $6,000. Odds of winning the prize depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Giveaway Entry Period per Location Hashtag. The potential grand prize winners will be contacted using the Twitter Handle or Instagram Account corresponding to the Tweet/Post that was selected as a possible winning entry (subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these Official Rules). Potential winners will be notified approximately two (2) business days after the prize drawings. Failure to respond to the initial verification contact within one (1) calendar day of notification may, in Administrator’s sole discretion, result in disqualification and a new potential grand prize winner may be selected by Administrator from all remaining valid entries.

Gift Card Restrictions: Terms and conditions of the Southwest gift card apply.   A Southwest gift card is only redeemable at southwest.com, 1-800-I-FLY-SWA, or any Southwest Airlines ticket counter for passenger air travel. Domestic oversized and excess baggage, sales tax, security fees, passenger facilities charges, pet fare, and unaccompanied minor service charge may be paid for with a Southwest gift card. A Southwest gift card is not valid for the purchase of Vacation Packages, Cargo, Hotel, Rental Car, Group Tickets, additional Southwest gift cards, EarlyBird Check-In, Southwest Airlines Merchandise, international baggage fees, or inflight purchases. Only four (4) total forms of payment including Southwest gift card, may be combined per purchase. A Southwest gift card is nonrefundable and not redeemable for cash or credit except where required by federal or applicable state law. A Southwest gift card is not replaceable if lost, stolen, or destroyed. A Southwest gift card never expires and has no fees. Activation or use of a Southwest gift card constitutes acceptance of all terms and conditions listed at southwest.com. For full terms and conditions visit http://www.southwest.com/html/air/products/gift-card-terms-and-conditions.html.


The potential prize winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. The potential prize winners may be required to provide an email address and/or telephone number at which he/she may be contacted by Administrator, and to sign and return to Administrator, for Administrator’s receipt within five (5) calendar days of the date notice is sent, an affidavit of eligibility, and liability/publicity release (except where prohibited) in order to claim his/her prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release, or if the prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. In the event that a potential winner of a Giveaway prize is disqualified for any reason, Administrator may award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries.

8. Entry Conditions and Release

By entering, each Entrant agrees to: (a) comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and/or Administrator which are binding and final in all matters relating to this Giveaway; (b) release and hold harmless Sponsor and Administrator, and each of their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, prize suppliers and any other persons or organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Giveaway, and all of their respective past and present officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, expenses and liability, including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, including but not limited to invasion of privacy (under appropriation, intrusion, public disclosure of private facts, false light in the public eye or other legal theory), defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to a participant’s entry, creation of an entry or submission of an entry, participation in the Giveaway, acceptance or use or misuse of prize (including any travel or activity related thereto) and/or the broadcast, exploitation or use of entry; and (c) indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to an Entrant’s participation in the Giveaway and/or Entrant’s acceptance, use or misuse of any prize. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event that the preceding release is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or void for any reason, Entrant agrees that, by entering the Giveaway, (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Giveaway, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Giveaway, but in no event attorney’s fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will any Entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than damages for actual out-of-pocket expenses. Entrant’s entries, submissions, postings and/or Tweets shall comply with Twitter’s, Instagram’s, Facebook’s and/or any third-party platform provider’s terms of service/use and privacy policies, and shall not: (a) contain material which is (or promoting activities which are) sexually explicit, obscene, pornographic, violent, self- mutilation, discriminatory (based on race, sex, religion, natural origin, physical disability, sexual orientation or age), illegal (e.g. underage drinking, substance abuse, computer hacking, etc), offensive, threatening, profane, or harassing; (b) contain content which would be derogatory and/or insulting of any others, including Sponsor, Southwest Airlines and/or other persons or entities, products or services; (c) contain content which refers to and/or is complimentary of any competitors of Southwest Airlines and/or any parent and/or affiliate of Southwest Airlines, or which is complimentary of and/or refers to any product competitive with any product or service of Southwest Airlines; (d) include personally identifiable information or any other information or indicia of any person other than Entrant. Should the Entrant include personally identifiable information about him/herself in his/her entry, Entrant acknowledges and agrees that such information will be disclosed publicly and Entrant is solely responsible for any consequences thereof; and (e) contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, including copyright infringement.

9. Publicity

Except where prohibited, participation in the Giveaway constitutes winner’s consent to Administrator’s and Sponsor’s and their agents’ use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.

10. General Conditions

Administrator reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Giveaway, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s and/or Administrator’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Giveaway, as determined by Administrator in its sole discretion. Administrator 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 Giveaway or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Giveaway may be a violation of criminal and civil law and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor and Administrator reserve the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s and/or Administrator’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. All federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the each grand prize winner. Winner will be required to sign an IRS Form W-9 with the winner’s full social security or the equivalent. Failure to submit a Form W-9 upon request will result in forfeiture of the prize. Winnings of $600 or more will be reported to the IRS. Prize must be accepted as awarded or prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly listed in these Official Rules, including but not limited to, personal charges at lodging, security fees, travel insurance, taxes or other expenses or incidentals are the responsibility solely of each grand prize winner. It is the sole responsibility of each grand prize winner and his/her guest, if applicable, to obtain all necessary travel documentation including passports and/or visas if applicable. Any portion of each grand prize that remains unused becomes the property of the Sponsor. No prize substitutions, cash equivalent, or transfer of prizes permitted except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.  Prize subject to availability and the Sponsor, its sole discretion, reserves the right to award a prize of greater or equal value if the advertised prize is unavailable. Grand prize is nontransferable and may not be substituted or redeemed for cash by grand prize winner. Administrator reserves the right to substitute the grand prize(s) for one of equal or greater value.

11. Limitations of Liability

The Released Parties are not responsible for: (a) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Entrants, or programming associated with or used in the Giveaway; (b) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (c) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Giveaway; (d) technical or human error, which may occur in the administration of the Giveaway or the processing of entries; or (e) 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 Giveaway or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason an entrant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, Entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Giveaway. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. If, for any reason, the Giveaway cannot be executed as planned, including, but not limited to, any governmental order, force majeure, social media mandate, printing, administrative or other error of any kind, transmission failure, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor and/or Administrator that corrupt or affect the security, administration, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Giveaway, or if the Giveaway is compromised or becomes technically corrupted in any way, electronically or otherwise, Administrator reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or terminate the Giveaway and, if terminated before the original end date, to select the potential winners from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received through both entry methods combined as of the date/time of termination.

12. Disputes

Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Giveaway, each Entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Giveaway, including but not limited to prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at the AAA regional office nearest the Entrant; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will any Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys' fees, other than Entrant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Giveaway), and Entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. Entrant further agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Giveaway, or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant, Administrator and/or Sponsor in connection with the Giveaway, shall be 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 (whether of the State of Texas or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Texas.

13. Entrant’s Personal Information

Information collected from Entrants is subject to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, which is available at http://www.southwest.com/privacy

14. Giveaway Results

To obtain a winner’s list by mail, mail a request and self-addressed, stamped envelope to: "Winner’s List – #SouthwestPassport Giveaway, c/o HireInfluence, Inc., 6516 N. Gessner Dr., Houston, TX 77040. Requests for the Winner’s List must be received by Administrator by 11:59 PM ET on February 21, 2017 within 60 calendar days after the end of the Giveaway Entry Period.

15. Questions?

Please contact Administrator at campaigns@hireinfluence.com with any questions regarding the Giveaway.