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[CONTEST ALERT]: Dream Green Getaway Contest

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So, your fave music tee just got a rip – do you part with it or think about how reincarnation could make that T-shirt live on. Maybe that AC/DC shirt will become part of your next quilting project to keep you warm while you watch a movie, or it could replace the cover on an old journal, or it could be turned into a shopping bag!
At Southwest, we’re always looking for ways to recycle and use our resources responsibly. In fact, since we rolled out our co-mingled recycling program in 2008, we’ve diverted nearly 7,000 tons of materials from landfills and into recycling facilities. That’s equal to the weight of nearly 165 Boeing 737-700 aircraft.
Now, we’re asking you to show us your commitment to the environment—share your creative and unconventional ways you recycle ordinary objects like water bottles, t-shirts, and newspapers for the chance to win a Southwest-branded bike, two annual park passes from the National Park Foundation, and a green vacation getaway for two to sunny San Diego including air fare, Hybrid car rental from Alamo, and hotel accommodations for two nights at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, courtesy of Southwest Vacations. All you have to do is e-mail a creative photo and 500-word essay or less to write.southwest@wnco.com no later than Friday, April 27, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. CT that shows how you’ve found a new way to use ordinary items and divert waste from your local landfill.
Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing: • Turn an empty wine bottle into a vase or candleholder for your table • Wrap your gifts or ripen up your tomatoes using old newspapers • Cut plastic bottles into sections to have a container garden We’re excited to hear your creative ways on how you’re applying the three “R’s”—reduce, reuse, recycle!
OFFICIAL RULES “Dream Green Getaway” Contest 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 “Dream Green Getaway” (“Contest”) will begin on or around 10 a.m. CT on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 and will end on or around 5 p.m. CT on Friday, April 27, 2012. b. To participate in the Contest, you may enter via the following method: Submit a creative photo and 500-word or less essay to write.southwest@wnco.com that illustrates “your most creative or unconventional way to recycle ordinary objects like plastic water bottles, wine bottles, t-shirts, newspapers, etc.” All entries submitted will not be acknowledged or returned. By entering, Entrant grants Sponsor 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. c. One entry per person is permitted. Any person found using multiple email addresses to enter will be found to be ineligible.
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 as of April 18, 2012. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited or restricted by law. The contest is open to legal residents of the United States and is offered only in the United States. Employees of Southwest Airlines, AirTran Airways, 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 regulations. b. Only one winner per household is permitted in any Contest administered by Southwest. 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.
3. Prizes: a. One (1) grand prize to consist of two roundtrip tickets valid for 12 months on Southwest Airlines from the closest major airport to winner’s residence served by Southwest Airlines, on published, scheduled service (subject to Southwest Airlines terms and conditions; certain restrictions may apply), to San Diego. Grand Prize to also include a two (2) night (double occupancy) stay at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina in the continental U.S., rental car from Alamo for two (2) days, two (2) annual National Park Foundation passes, and a Southwest Airlines bicycle. Approximate Retail Value of Prize: $1,780 ($400 for each Southwest Airlines roundtrip ticket, $420 for the hotel stay, $200 for the car rental, $160 for the annual park passes, and $200 for the bicycle). 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 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. Sponsor is 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% Entertaining: 25% Southwest Appeal: 35% photo should reflect our Culture and Fun-LUVing Attitude. Rules: 20% Read and complied with the official rules. a. The top photo and story submission will be selected by a panel of judges. You need not be present to win. b. Potential winner notification will be made by Sponsor via email. Potential winner must execute and return any required affidavit of eligibility and/or liability/publicity release in which they agree to hold Sponsor and its 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 of the prize or participation in the Contest. Affidavits will be mailed or emailed based on the potential winner’s preference beginning May 7, 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 May 21, 2012.
5. Conditions 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 contest, the winner agrees 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 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. Southwest Airlines, in is sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of Southwest Airlines website or is otherwise in violation of the rules. It further reserves 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. Sponsor reserves 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 Sponsor is 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 the winner (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 May 7, 2012. All requests must be received by June 30, 2012.
6. Sponsor Sponsor is Southwest Airlines Co., Emerging Media, P.O. Box 36611, Dallas, TX 75235-1611.

8 Comments

  1. Any word on the contest? Who Won???

  2. Never flew Southwest, but heard they are one of the best. Wish they flew out of Pittsburgh.

  3. I recycle all my junk paper mail

  4. Bags fly free on Southwest!

  5. i love the bags flying for free!

  6. We switched all the bills we can to paperless automatic billing from our checking account to cut down on the need for paper invoices and we also bought a paper shredder so the paper we do get we shred and use for Easter basket, Christmas bags and baskets filling and also to put protection in boxes when sending gifts to our grown children and grandchildren around the world instead of plastic bubbles. We also buy our airline tickets and other needed items online saving a lot of energy going to physical stores etc, Thank you Southwest for all you do as well to help save our environment.

  7. Southwest blows away the Rest!
    I’VE LOVED YOU FOR DECADES, SOUTHWEST AIRLINES :)

  8. Thanks for the opp!