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PTP game is back!

i_contestsPTPWe are pleased today to announce that our popular PTP (Pick The Price) game is back at TripleClicks!  Not only is PTP back, but it’s been completely overhauled to make it more fun to play, fairer, and more rewarding, too!

The basic objective is still the same (predict the final price for an upcoming Pricebenders auction), but the main objective now is about scoring the highest point total for your prediction.  For example, pick the exact winning price and you’ll score 300 points. For each cent you’re off on your prediction (either over OR under), subtract 3 points (maximum 300).

Examples:

  • Winning price is $10.00.  You predicted $10.00.  You score 300 points.
  • Winning price is $10.00.  You predicted $9.90.  You score 270 points.
  • Winning price is $10.00.  You predicted $10.50.  You score 150 points.
  • Winning price is $10.00.  You predicted $9.05.  You score 15 points.
  • Winning price is $10.00.  You predicted $9.00.  Zero points scored.

SIDEKICKS!

Boost your total score further by earning bonus points through Sidekicks.  There are six different Sidekicks available, which not only earn you bonus points to help you win, but make playing PTP more challenging and more fun!  Note that each activation of a Sidekick costs 1 TCredit.


NEW BIGGER WEEKLY POT!

The new PTP has also moved up from a daily Zackpot to a WEEKLY one! That means much bigger shares can be won!

To win a share of the big weekly PTP Zackpot (minimum 1500 TCredits), just post a top 200 score sometime during the week (Monday through Sunday).

  • Of the top 200 scores posted for the week, the top 10 scorers will receive 5 shares of the pot.
  • Entrants with the the next 40 highest scores will receive 3 shares of the pot.
  • Entrants with the 150 next highest scores will receive 1 share.
  • In the case of a tie, the entry with the earliest entry wins.

Note: Having the highest score for an individual auction does NOT assure winning a share of the Zackpot.  It is only the entrants with the top 200 scores overall for the week that qualify for a share of the Zackpot.

Enter as many auctions as you wish (minimum 1 TCredit per entry/auction) with no limit on how many Zackpot shares you can win!  Plus, each entry earns you 5 Member Rewards Points! No purchase necessary to play or win.

For ways to attain TCredits for free game entries, click HERE


OTHER NEW FEATURES & CHANGES

  • To help you with your prediction, you’re provided the average winning price AND the average auction length (time) for the last five times the item was auctioned.
  • To prevent a previous form of exploits of PTP and make PTP fair for all, when you go to enter a game, you’ll be presented with a random auction starting soon. However, if you’re not interested in playing PTP for the auction selected at random for you, you will be allowed to skip it and get a different auction (skip up to three auctions a day).
  • The new PTP also brings back PRE-BIDDING for Pricebenders.  That is, a section of the new PTP entry page now includes a section to place pre-bids.  What’s pre-bidding?  You can use pre-bidding to win upcoming auctions that you can’t be present for.  You can set up bids to be placed on your behalf whenever you want (activated when the current auction price hits the amounts you designate). For each of your pre-bids, you’ll also instantly receive 1 VersaPoint as soon as the auction starts (a great way to grab some quick VP!). And, as a special bonus, for every 10 pre-bids, we’ll add a FREE BONUS VP! Example: Place 10 pre-bids and receive 11 VP. Place 20 pre-bids and receive 22 VP. Place 100 total pre-bids and receive 110 VP. And so on.
  • With PTP being a totally different game now, all existing scores are being RESET.  Everyone starts at zero today.  Tip: This is a great opportunity to grab a prestigious PTP Leaderboard badge!
  • Each PTP week runs Monday through Sunday.  Since all PTP entries must, necessarily, be upcoming auctions, this means that entries on Sundays may cross over into the next week’s contest and Zackpot.  For complete clarity and transparency on this, you will find a link on the entry confirmation screen to a ledger of ALL your entries with a designation for which week’s contest each belongs to.

Play PTP now here:

https://www.tripleclicks.com/games/PTP

We hope you enjoy the new PTP!


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Eager Zebra Uber-Picks to be temporarily suspended

Effective Monday, July 3rd, Eager Zebra’s Uber-Picks games will be temporarily suspended, while we incorporate a more accurate and robust method for scoring updates for better gameplay.

Stay tuned for updates on Uber-Picks in the coming weeks!

In the meantime, check out our other Eager Zebra games HERE.

 


New Eager Zebra game, UBER-PICKS, for sports fans!

The latest creation from the Eager Zebra game laboratory, UBER-PICKS, is here!

UPlogoIf you love sports, you’ll love playing Uber-Picks!  By playing Uber-Picks alongside your favorite sports, you’ll add even more excitement and enjoyment to being a sports fan!

The objective of Uber-Picks is to tally the highest score possible by correctly picking the winning teams in a sport of your choice, but that’s only the start.  You’ll maximize your score by strategically assigning “Confidence Points” to each of your picks (the more confident you are of a pick, the more points you should assign).

For each game you pick correctly, you’ll earn the number of points you assigned to that game.  Uber-Picks also features five “Sidekicks”–which you can use to boost your score even further and add even more fun to playing.

Uber-Picks is available (when sport is in season) for:

  • FIFA-Europe
  • FIFA-North America
  • Cricket
  • MLB (Major League Baseball)
  • NFL (National Football League, American)
  • NBA (National Basketball Association)
  • NCAA Football (American college football)
  • NCAA Basketball (American college basketball)

Win shares of the big weekly Zackpots by posting one of the 50 highest scores.  Also earn cool badges, MRP (Member Rewards Points), and compete for the top spots on the Uber-Picks Leaderboards!

There are also over 15 great badges that can be earned playing Uber-Picks.


UBER-PICKS KICKS OFF WITH FIFA!

Uber-Picks kicks off today, August 3rd, for FIFA-EU and FIFA-NA. Get your entry(s) in NOW

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On Monday, August 10th Uber-Picks CRICKET debuts!  And on Monday, August 17th, Uber-Picks MLB (Major League Baseball) debuts!  Additional sports will debut as their seasons start and will be announced so you won’t miss a game.


10 GREAT REASONS TO PLAY UBER-PICKS EVERY WEEK:

  • Simple and fun to play!
  • Adds a new and exciting layer of challenge and enjoyment when following your favorite sports (makes every game matter)!
  • No purchase necessary to win and your first Uber-Picks contest is free to play each month!
  • Eight different major sports categories including FIFA and Cricket!
  • Win shares of the big weekly Zackpots!
  • Every TCredit used playing Uber-Picks earns you 5 MRP (Member Rewards Points)!
  • Earn 1 Action VP for each non-free entry (200 max. AVP from EZ games/per month)!
  • Earn great badges and dominate the Uber-Picks Leaderboard!
  • Through the new W3 program, challenge friends to play Uber-Picks and win hundreds of FREE Member Rewards Points, FREE TCredits via Zackpot Matches, bonus entries in the Daily Crown, and MORE!  Every entry earns you a new Friend Challenge link to share with friends and build your base of PRMs!
  • Coming soon: Create and be the commissioner of your own league for any Uber-Picks sports category, complete with free league website, automatic tracking, awards, and more.

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Start playing Uber-Picks now HERE

NOTE!  Before you start playing, make sure to first
read our Uber-Picks TIPS article HERE.


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