Posted by Chuck on March 12, 2018
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Published on March 12th, 2018 | by Chuck


[Expired] Southwest California Millions Giveaway + Nationwide 100k Sweepstakes, Lots of Free Southwest Points Up for Grabs

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The Offer

Direct Link for California offers | Direct Link for nationwide sweepstakes

Southwest is once again offering their California Millions giveaway. They’re also offering a 100,000 points sweepstakes for anyone nationwide to join.

Nationwide Offer:

  • Signup by April 10th for a sweepstakes which will have a single winner of 100,000 Southwest points.

California Offer:

Aside from the above-mentioned sweepstakes, there are millions of miles being given out to Californians:

  • Daily drawing. Signup once (with your name, email, zip, and Southwest loyalty number) and you’ll get a chance to win big in the daily drawing. Day 1 (March 12) and the final day (April 10) both have the highest giveaways of 1,000,000 each. March 19, March 26, and April 2 also have 500,000+. The other days are all just 20,000 points giveaways. More details here.
  • Instant win game. Every day you can spin the prize wheel and see if you’re an instant winner.
  • Instagram challenges. Post an Instagram photo with hashtags #californiamillions and #contestentry for a chance to win bonus points. There are five chances to win: March 15, March 18, March 22, March 29, and April 5. The best contestant on each of those dates will win 20,000 points.
  • In-person Events. You can also go special events for another chance at winning points, and it sounds like odds of winning are good at these events. Image of event schedule below.

The Fine Print

  • Note: points earnings of over $600 will get a Form 1099-Misc based on a valuation of 1.35 cents per mile
  • Open only to United States citizens residing in California who are at least 18 years old and have a valid Rapid Rewards account
  • The Promotion begins on March 12, 2018 at 12:00:01 a.m. Pacific Time, and ends on April 10, 2018 at 11:58:59 p.m. PT. The Sweepstakes consists of thirty (30) daily entry periods (each a “Daily Entry Period”) each starting at 12:00 a.m. PT and ending at 11:58 p.m. PT on the same calendar day.

Our Verdict

At a minimum, it should be easy enough do a single signup and be entered into the drawings, especailly for CA residents who get daily drawings. If you have time to be more involved, go back and do the daily spin, check for Instagram opportunities, and go to the in-person events too.

Hat tip to ptsoi on r/churning

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I find this to be discriminatory. First the CP and now this? Are Californians the only ones who are going to fly WN to HI?

pretty much. theres a reason why the coastal states are pillaged MS territories but u can MS millions easily in any armpit flyover state.

California believes they are own country.

it’s called advertising to a targeted audience.

Why are they asking for all this info from me? They should already have it from my RapidRewards info.

It feels like this is another entity collecting information on me.

Did anyone here win any miles last time?

I won miles at the in person events. 5k, twice

Only for citizens? What about legal permanent residents, visa holders working in the US etc.?

I guess they are just mixing all up. I doubt they actually care. The site tells me it’s open to any CA resident. The Official Rules tell me the website sweepstakes is open to citizens only; the event an Instagram sweepstakes are open to any CA resident.

(I would not be surprised people don’t know the difference.)

Well at least California residents aren’t eligible for the nationwide prize.

Anyone remember the IHG priceless promotion with the envelopes?
I miss that promotion 😉

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