Here’s an interesting promo your younger clients might be interested in: Southwest Airlines has partnered with Nintendo on a number of events this summer, including a contest that offers travelers the chance to win a Nintendo Switch and a digital copy of the new Super Mario Maker 2 video game.
The contest, called Let’s Play Getaway, is a 30-day giveaway that will give one winner a Nintendo Switch system and a download code for the digital version of the Super Mario Maker 2 video game each day between July 15 and August 13. The sweepstakes will culminate with one grand prize of roundtrip air travel for a winner and three guests, in addition to four Nintendo Switch systems and download codes for the digital version of Super Mario Maker 2.
During the contest, eligible residents of the United States and District of Columbia (excluding Alaska) can visit Southwest.com/Nintendo for a chance to win a Nintendo Switch prize pack and one grand prize.
The airline kicked off the new partnership on the July 17 Flight 2246 from Dallas to San Diego, which is hosting the San Diego Comic Con this weekend. The flight had a surprise Nintendo gaming theme, and each customer onboard had the opportunity to play a custom air travel-themed Super Mario Maker 2 course, called the Southwest Super Sky Challenge. Everyone onboard who played the game was entered for a chance to win a $500 Southwest gift card and a Nintendo Switch prize pack containing a Nintendo Switch system and a download code for a digital version of the Super Mario Maker 2 game. The winner was selected prior to the flight’s landing.
Each customer onboard the flight was then awarded a Nintendo Switch system and a download code for the digital version of Super Mario Maker 2. Upon arrival to San Diego, “Mario himself” greeted the flight and took photos with customers in the gate area, Southwest said.
During San Diego Comic Con, which takes place July 18 – 21, attendees can stop by the Nintendo Gaming Lounge at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina, which is directly adjacent to the event venue, the San Diego Convention Center. There they can play the custom, air travel-themed Mario Maker course and be entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win a $500 Southwest gift card, a Nintendo Switch, and a digital version of the game. Those who already own a Nintendo Switch and Mario Maker can also play the course at Course ID 39C-LQR-WLF.