January 2010 promotion
Winter Mystery Promotion
During the Winter Mystery Promotion, players will receive a "mystery gift" with purchases they make in the period between January 22nd and February 1st. This promotion is open to players using whichever payment method they prefer (including credit card, paypal, OOO Game Card, PayByCash, and even mailed cash/check!), but only purchases of $9.95 and higher are eligible to receive a mystery gift. Purchases of either doubloons or subscription during the promotion period are eligible. Please remember that the current payment limits on your account apply and cannot be exceeded.
As with previous events, your mystery gift will be redeemable on any one pirate associated with your account. Available mystery gift items include...
- Ice Blue Octopus Familiar
- Ice Blue/Tan Parrot Familiar
- 'White Tiger' Pet
- Ice Blue Swordfight and Rumble Dummies
- Ice Blue Chromas
- Ice Blue Clothing
In addition to the mystery gift, every participant of the Winter Mystery Promotion will also receive a commemorative trophy! Arr!
About Ice Blue
Ice Blue is a special seasonal item color that will not be available for general sale from Tailors or other in-game shoppes. It is available in this promotion as a familiar color, as the color of all the clothing prizes, as the color of the dummy furniture prizes, and as a special chroma item.
Chromas are an item that are carried in the Miscellaneous section of your Booty panel. They can be used to permanently change the primary or secondary color of any existing piece of clothing, except for special seasonal and non-tradeable items (such as the Savvy Hat).
Purchases eligible for the Winter Mystery Promotion must be made between 3 PM PST on January 22nd and 3pm PST on February 1st. This will be referred to as the "promotion period".
New $9.95 or more subscriptions during the promotion period will receive a mystery gift. Players with an existing $9.95 or more subscription will also receive a mystery gift. You can become eligible for an additional mystery gift if you are already subscribed by extending your subscription by $9.95 or more during the promotion period. You can learn more about extending an existing subscription here. Coinscriptions do not count as a purchase and do not count towards the Winter Mystery Promotion.
All payments completed with Paypal during the period of the promotion will result in a player receiving a mystery gift. It is, however, important to note that some Paypal payment options, including those initiated from a bank account, can take several days to clear. Payments cleared after the period of promotion has expired are not eligible for mystery gifts. eChecks are the most common form of "delayed" Paypal payment.
Players paying with cash, checks, or money orders mailed to our office are also eligible to receive a mystery gift. However, these payments must be received at our office prior to the last day of the promotion (February 1st). Due to the constraints of the promotion, we will not be able to provide mystery gifts for direct payments received after this date.
Collecting Your Mystery Gift
Your bonus item can be collected in-game by logging in and viewing the "Ahoy" panel on the pirate with which you would like to receive the gift.
Mystery Gift Distribution and Value
The selection of items is made entirely by chance (all purchasing players will receive a bonus item, but the distribution is arbitrary) and is not calculated based on the amount of the transaction or the frequency with which purchases are made; the probability of receiving a specific item is the same for your first or tenth purchase.
The distribution of probabilities for various mystery gifts will be as follows:
- 0.3% - Ice Blue Octopus Familiar
- 0.5% - Ice Blue/Tan Parrot Familiar
- 2.2% - 'White Tiger' Pet
- 7.0% - Ice Blue Swordfight or Rumble Dummy (Male or Female)
- 10.0% - Ice Blue Chroma
- 80.0% - Ice Blue Clothes
Three Rings offers no substitutions for these items. These items are offered as a bonus to doubloon and subscription purchases and have no cash or redemption value with Three Rings and cannot be returned for a discount.
If you are unable to retrieve your mystery bonus gift, contact us through the Support Form. We should be able to validate your purchase and assist with any problems.