October 2009 promotion

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All Hallows' Spooktacular Promotion

During the All Hallows' Spooktacular Promotion, players will receive a "mystery gift" with purchases they make in the period between October 2nd and October 12th. 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...

  • Black/Orange Serpent Familiar
  • Tan Monkey Familiar
  • Black Elephant, Big Cat, Dog or Cat
  • Bone Bludgeon or Bone Trinket
  • Piece of Halloween Furniture
  • Random Clothing

In addition to the mystery gift, every participant of the All Hallows' Spooktacular Promotion will also receive a commemorative trophy! Arr!


Purchases eligible for the All Hallows' Spooktacular must be made between 3 PM PST on October 2nd and 3pm PST on October 12th. This will be referred to as the "promotion period".


New subscriptions during the promotion period will receive a mystery gift. Players with an existing 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 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 All Hallows' Spooktacular 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 (October 12th). 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:

  • Black/Orange Serpent Familiar (0.3%)
  • Tan Monkey Familiar (0.5%)
  • Black Elephant (1%)
  • Black Big Cat (1%)
  • Black Dog (1.5%)
  • Black Cat (1.5%)
  • Bone Bludgeon (2%)
  • Bone Trinket (2%)
  • Halloween Furniture (2.5%)
  • Random Clothing (87.7%)

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.