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Introducing…Time Machine!

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Time Machine gameTime Machine is the first official game from our new Eager Zebra game division.  

Time Machine is very simple; just correctly predict the answer to a question that will be answered in the future.  Predict the correct answer and you’ll win (or share in) a TCredits jackpot that we call a “Zackpot.”  Plus, you’ll also win a nifty new badge for your TripleClicks homepage!

Play for just one TCredit. There’s no purchase necessary to play or win.   You can submit up to one new entry (prediction) each day.

If no one predicts the correct answer, we reset Time Machine, a new question is added, the Zackpot rolls over–and keeps rolling over–until someone claims the pot!

You can go check out Time Machine and enter right now at:

http://www.tripleclicks.com/games/TimeMachine.php

And here’s a special bonus for SFI affiliates with a rank of at least EA2: If the Time Machine winner is one of your PSAs or PRMs–provided YOU have at least one entry in the game yourself–you’ll automatically receive a 10% match of his or her winnings.  Example: Your PRM wins 2000 TCredits, so you win 200 TCredits!

Here’s what the Time Machine “dashboard” looks like:

Time Machine Directions

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I earn the new bonus AVP (Action VersaPoints) by playing Time Machine?
Yes, you can earn 28-31 AVP (Action VersaPoints) every month (depending on how many days there are in the month).  And you can earn up to 200 AVP for ALL Eager Zebra games each month.

How many TCredits can I win in Time Machine?
We start the Zackpot at 500, so the minimum number of TCredits that will be won is 500.  Once we’ve reached 500 entries, you’ll see the Zackpot “odometer” start climbing upward as new entries come in.  We have no way of knowing how high it might get, but since every TripleClicks member can enter once a day, we’d like to think it will be a very nice number!

What if more than one person predicts the right answer?
If more than one person predicts the right answer, the Jackpot is evenly split (rounded up if necessary) between the winners.

I know what TCredits are and what you can do with them, but my prospects won’t.  Isn’t that a flaw?
When we started TripleClicks, no one had ever heard of a TCredit.  Today, millions of people have.  As we go forward, many millions more will learn about TCredits.  And to help, we’ve just introduced our new “Mighty TCredits” page.  Check it out!  Tip: Be sure you’re logged in at TripleClicks.com to see all 8 of the things you can do with TCredits as an SFI affiliate.

Is there an SFI Gateway or affiliate link for Time Machine?
Yes, you can refer prospects to: http://www.tripleclicks.com/XXXX/games/TimeMachine.php.  OR, if you prefer, you can use: http://www.tripleclicks.com/games/TimeMachine.php/XXXX.  XXXX = your SFI ID

Are there any banners or other marketing aids available to promote Time Machine with?
Not yet, but we’ll be adding them to the Marketing Center soon.

You say that there’s no purchase necessary to play or win, but I have to spend a TCredit to enter.  So how is that free?
We distribute well over a MILLION free TCredits every year to our members.  Tens of thousands are awarded as monthly bonuses to SFI affiliates.  The free WAVE3 program distributes tens of thousands each month.  T-Time alone awards over 1400 free TCredits every day.  Then there’s the Daily Grand and E365 Contests which award hundreds of free TCredits every day, too.  You can also request up to one free TCredit each day via postcard.  And if all that wasn’t enough, we also have games coming where fellow players will be offering free TCredits to enter games.

How will I know if I’ve won?
You’ll receive an email notification.  Plus, you’ll be listed on our Winners list page.

When will the TCredits get awarded to me if I win?
They’ll normally be deposited into your TripleClicks Member account within 72 hours, but see Official Rules here for complete details.

You said that if we win, besides the Zackpot, we get a badge for our TripleClicks homepage.  Did you mean for our SFI homepage?
Surprise!  Badges are now coming to TripleClicks, too, and we’ve got a whole bunch of cool and fun badges you’ll be able to start earning later this year.  There will be badges for every Eager Zebra game, badges with added “bling” for when you win a game more than once, plus many more for auctions and ECAs and more.  And you’ll actually get to display your badges both on your TripleClicks homepage AND your Member TConnect Page.

Why the NCAA “March Madness” for the first Time Machine question?
It’s estimated that more than 50 million people will fill out a March Madness bracket to predict the winner this year!  In other words, there’s a HUGE built-in interest that Time Machine can tap into.  More importantly, you can use this built-in interest to sign up lot of new PRMs.  Here’s how:

In thousands of offices across the world, workers will soon be filling out March Madness brackets.  Where you work may even sponsor a March Madness contest!  If you keep you ears open, especially if you live in North America, you’ll likely soon hear co-workers, friends, family members, and even strangers on the street discussing who’s going to win the March Madness tournament! This is what we call a great opportunity for you as an SFI affiliate.   That is, they’re already involved in March Madness, so tell them about OUR March Madness prediction contest (see info on the SFI affiliate link to use above)!  It only take a few minutes to enter and it will make March Madness even more fun for them.  And if you really want to make it easy, hand them a TripleClicks Gift Card too and point out that, with the card, they can enter the contest up to six times at no cost!  Just give them the card and tell them that after registering to go to the GAMES section and look for Time Machine.

Why not use something more international instead of a United States sporting event?
Again, the NCAA basketball tournament is one of the largest sporting events in the world but, yes, we certainly recognize that we want our games to have mass appeal worldwide.  But for our inaugural contest, which is a bit of a “trial run,” we felt it would provide a good test.  Going forward, rest assured that we will be trying to use questions whenever possible with the broadest international interest possible.  Feel free to submit suggestions for questions to use to our Suggestion Box.

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