Starting Dec. 13, Windows and Southwest Airlines will offer free holiday photos to customers at 21 airports in the U.S. In addition, the two companies will jointly host a holiday sweepstakes for a daily chance to win a Microsoft Windows 7-based PC or the grand prize of a year of travel on Southwest Airlines. Other holiday offers and incentives also will be available.
Travelers can stop by one of the photo kiosks set up at Southwest Airlines gates in participating airports and take their free photo with Santa or in front of a holiday-themed backdrop.
Once the photos are taken, a Windows representative will guide travelers through an online experience to demonstrate how to edit, share and store their photos with ease, using Windows Live photo-editing tools.
Families will be able to print a copy of their photo on site at the airport via Epson printers, or they can visit http://www.freeholidayphotos.com to retrieve and share their photos online.
“We heard from our customers how much they loved this experience last year, and we are thrilled to be able to offer it again in partnership with Microsoft this holiday season,” said Andy Allmann, director of National Partnerships for Southwest Airlines.
“By providing free holiday photos, Windows and Southwest are celebrating simple things that make this time of year so special — spending time with family, connecting with friends and sharing good cheer.”
Picture Perfect Holiday airport kiosks will be available in the following cities: Austin, Texas; Boston; Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Detroit; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Houston; Nashville, Tenn.; Milwaukee; New Orleans; Oakland, Calif.; Philadelphia; Phoenix; Sacramento, Calif.; San Francisco; San Jose, Calif.; St. Louis, Mo.; Seattle; Tampa, Fla.; and San Antonio.
In addition, the program has expanded this year and, starting Nov. 18, will include three malls, Westfield San Francisco Centre, Westfield Century City in Los Angeles and The Shops at North Bridge in Chicago, to bring even more customers the chance to get their photos taken and share them quickly and easily.