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Lynn, sure the wife wouldn't forget you since you won it.  Happy Birthday in advance.

 

You're right the Free Method is slower than the points redeemed method.

 

Have a Blessed Day

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Thanks, Marylin.

 

By the free method, I guess you are referring to sending a postcard instead of entering on the Web site, right?

 

The time would have been according to the eastern time zone, so, yes, it would have been about 1:50 p.m., et.

 

I just clicked the entry in Rewards, so I used points only to get the coupon.

Since it was an egift card, the coupon was not only in the e-mail, but it was the e-mail I received. I had the option to print a copy of the coupon or to scan the code with my cell phone. I opted to print the coupon. I still feel more comfortable with something tangible in my hand. When it comes to coupons and such, my cell phone doesn't count as tangible.

 

After I printed the coupon, I handed it to my wife at her request ("...for my birthday?"). Maybe she'll take me with her when she goes for her double-scoop cone. For the $15, maybe we'll get two ice cream dates with it.

 

Enjoy!

 

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Hello @Brightpool 

Congrats LynnHeart  So glad you won, was that win at 1:50p ET? Did you use points or the Free Method?

Enjoy your ice creamSmiley Happy

 

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I finally won my first daily instant win a few minutes ago for a Baskin Robbins $15 gift card. This is the first win of anything since AARP Rewards started in September. Granted, I haven't tried for every one offered. Before today, it's probably been at least weeks since I tried for the Daily.

Next, I'll see how the claiming works after I find the e-mail.

Wish me luck!

 

Enjoy!

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@jamesc280668 Here is our post on redemption limits: https://aarp.info/31T5Usm

 

Yes, Daily Instant Wins and Weekly Instant Wins are now unlimited. You are limited to 1 play per person per day. 

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@jamesc280668 wrote:

Well, the same person I mentioned just won a daily again (Amazon GC). I know luck is involved, but that made me wonder if people who won something in November and/or December are still "locked out" of winning. (I tried to win it minutes before they did.)

 

There was a post by AARP a month or so ago, saying there was a limit on instant wins, and then a later one that said they had removed the limits policy.

 

Since the Rewards site is still having problems, I can't rule out that they have also been unable (or maybe just forgot) to "un-limit" the people who won under the old policy. (The site often just "spins" in the early mornings, like around 5am CT, unable to show currently available rewards.)

 

James, I don't know what's going on with the Instant Wins, I guess I'll just keep my points.  Right about forgot to "un-limit".  But it's been monthsSmiley Sad

 

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Well, the same person I mentioned just won a daily again (Amazon GC). I know luck is involved, but that made me wonder if people who won something in November and/or December are still "locked out" of winning. (I tried to win it minutes before they did.)

 

There was a post by AARP a month or so ago, saying there was a limit on instant wins, and then a later one that said they had removed the limits policy.

 

Since the Rewards site is still having problems, I can't rule out that they have also been unable (or maybe just forgot) to "un-limit" the people who won under the old policy. (The site often just "spins" in the early mornings, like around 5am CT, unable to show currently available rewards.)

 

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Hello @jamesc280668 

James thanks for responding.  Since December I've tried every hour within a 24 hour period at random times.  I have a log to track item, daily, weekly, date, points, free method and exact time tried.

 

Stuck on "Play Again Daily"😢

 

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Are you only trying around 8am? The instant win items are spread out at randomly-chosen times throughout the entire day (or week, for weekly items). To my mind, that means only a limited number become available each hour, on average, and I assume a lot of people are rushing in to try to win at the start. So I usually wait until later in the day, thinking that fewer people trying means that I have a better chance. YMMV.

 

I haven't won yet this year, but a relative of mine (also in Central time zone) won a daily instant win only a week or two ago. I told them about trying at different times of the day, but I don't know what time they tried and won. 

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Hello @a170938b 

 

I see you're an IT expert, just what the Community needs.  Can you write an algorithm to target a time zone?  That's my point. 

I also won Daily and Weekly Instant Wins in November and December but nothing after that.

 

Have a Blessed Day

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