Use Gowalla All Over Austin During SXSW to Score Free Southwest Flights
South by Southwest is here, yo. It's about frickin' time too, because we're on our last shred of patience waiting for all the big tech and movie announcements to drop. As you've probably noticed, Foursquare has just launched version 3.0, which reinforces the gaming aspects of the location-based social network, but Gowallatheir main competitoralso has a trick up its sleeves: rewards.
Partnering again with Southwest Airlines, Gowalla is introducing a Southwest airplane stamp on your profiles, plus the first of physical rewards: free Southwest Airlines roundtrip tickets. In order to score some, the only rule is to check in to Gowalla everywhere you go in Austin, just in case there's a free SWA ticket hidden there. Southwest explains a bit better on Nuts About Southwest:
These Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 model planes will be spread out all over Austin, including Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and festival venues. If you find this item, there is a chance that you have won! If you do, you'll receive this message:
'Tray tables up, seatbelts fastened… okay, keep your electronic device on. You just won a ticket on Southwest Airlines! Check your e-mail to redeem your prize!'
Maybe if you win, you can save the voucher for next year's flights to SXSW! Anyway it'd probably be a wise idea to keep your ear to the ground for more news on the Gowalla rewards they're bringing in, because if they'll announce something, they'll do it at South by Southwest in these next few days.