Saturday, July 18, 2015

Big Heart in the Big Apple

The Southwest Porch has reopened and it's time to celebrate. Join us next week at The Porch for an opening bash full of chances to win from the folks at Southwest Airlines®.

Come by on Friday, July 24 to see the new design, try the new menu, and sip on a cool drink. The fun starts at 5pm with gift certificates, and a few souvenirs. In addition to the exciting prizes that we'll give away live in the park, Southwest Airlines is offering a grand prize via Instagram of two roundtrip tickets on Southwest Airlines. 

Southwest Airlines Big Heart in the Big Apple Contest
Here’s how to enter:
Take your photo at the Southwest Porch at Bryant Park and submit the photo to Southwest Airlines via our Instagram handle @SouthwestAir with the hashtag #SouthwestPorch #Contest  by 10:00 PM Eastern time on July 24, 2015. We’ll choose the most creative entry based on the judging criteria below and announce our winners on July 25, 2015.

Southwest Airlines Big Heart in the Big Apple Contest Rules

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1. How to Enter the Contest
a. Southwest Airlines “Big Heart in the Big Apple Ticket Giveaway” (“Contest”) will begin on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 10:00 AM Eastern time and end on Friday, July 24, 2015 at 10:00 PM Eastern time(“Contest Period”). This Contest prize consists of two (2) roundtrip tickets.  During the Contest Period, potential entrants will have to have an Instagram account and use appropriate tags in their submitted photo as described below.  Official rules can be found at
b. To participate in the Contest, you may enter via the following method:
Submit an Instagram photo during the Contest Period with a photo that includes the Southwest Porch at Bryant Park.  Participants may incorporate a FUN caption telling us about their Big Apple experience; incorporate the Southwest Airlines brand via the Southwest Airlines Instagram handle @SouthwestAir using the hashtag “#SouthwestPorch #Contest.” Entrants may also share all “Big Heart in the Big Apple” 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 and/or video for all purposes, in any and all media, whether now known or hereafter devised. Photos and videos 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, or 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 accounts 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 and have a valid e-mail address and an Instagram account as of July 24, 2015. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited or restricted by law. The contest is offered only in the United States.  Employees of Southwest Airlines, 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 Airlines.
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. Prize:
a. Grand Prize: One (1) winner will be awarded two (2) Southwest Airlines roundtrip tickets to/from any Southwest Airlines published destination in the United States and Puerto Rico.  Southwest Airlines tickets are subject to Southwest Airlines terms and conditions; certain restrictions may apply. No blackout dates. Tickets valid on Southwest-operated, published, scheduled service only.  Tickets are not valid on code-share or any international service.  Southwest Airlines tickets will bear the date of issue and the date of expiration. . Expiration dates will not be extended, and tickets will not be refundable or redeemable for cash or credit at any time, nor will tickets be replaced if lost or stolen. Tickets may not be sold to a third party. Prizes must be accepted as awarded.  No prize substitutions, cash equivalent, or transfer of prizes permitted except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.  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, if applicable, are solely the responsibility of the winner.   Approximate Prize Value $800.00.
b. In the event that a prize 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.
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 fun Culture and Fun-LUVing Attitude.
Rules: 20% Read and complied with the official rules.
a. The top “Southwest Airlines Big Heart in the Big Apple” submissions will be selected by a panel of judges from the Corporate Communications and Marketing departments at Southwest Airlines and Bryant Park Corporation on or about July 25, 2015. You need not be present to win.
b. Potential winner notification will be made on or around July 25, 2015 by Sponsors via Instagram. Potential winner will be asked to contact Southwest with a given e-mail address provided via comment on the entrant’s Instagram entry. Once a 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 winner must execute and return any required affidavit of eligibility and/or liability/publicity release in which they agree to hold Sponsor, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and each of their parent, subsidiary and affiliated corporations, and each of their officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives harmless against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly.
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 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, Marketing Customer Engagement, P.O. Box 36611, Dallas, TX 75235-1611. For a winners list, send a self-addressed return envelope, after July 25, 2015. All requests must be received by August 25, 2015.
6.                  Limitation of Liability: NEITHER Southwest Airlines Co., nor ITS affiliated entities, is responsible for printing or typographical errors in any CONTEST related materials; or transactions that are processed late or incorrectly or are lost due to computer or electronic malfunction.  winner is solely responsible for payment of all federal, state, and local taxes on prize and for any other expenses not specifically mentioned in prize description.  Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify CONTEST if fraud or technical failure compromises the integrity of the CONTEST as determined by Sponsor in ITS sole discretion.

This CONTEST offer is being made exclusively by the Sponsor.  Sponsor is not responsible for technical, hardware, software, or telephone failures of any kind; lost or unavailable network connections or fraud; incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmission whether caused by Sponsor, user, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the promotion or by any technical or human error which may occur in the process of submissions which may limit a participant’s ability to participate in this promotion.

Winner and guests assume all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused by participation in this CONTEST or use, misuse or redemption of any prize/offer.

By entering, entrant agrees to hold harmless and indemnify each of Southwest Airlines Co., and ITS respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents against any and all liability, damages, or causes of action (however named or described), with respect to or arising out of (i) entrant’s participation in the CONTEST, (ii) the receipt or use or misuse of the prizes/offers awarded herein.

7.         Construction and Disputes.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of any entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, 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 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.


8. Sponsor:  Southwest Airlines Co., Marketing Customer Engagement, P.O. Box 36611, Dallas, TX 75235-1611

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