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Free Method isn't Working
I've used (5) different browsers to use the "Free Entry Method" in Redeem section to no avail. I keep getting a Error message asking to refresh page on every browser with my login.
Is anyone else having this problems?
@sandycould you please help?
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It was there earlier today. Here is the link to the rules.
Here is the game link.
I hope all is well.
Still can't enter $10 Regal eGift card via the official rules;
it gives me the error message below after clicking
on the link to enter from the rules pdf and will only gives me that
error message every time I try.
This message has been showing up from time to time
recently, but, if I try it again (maybe a couple or more times)
then it will let me enter. It gave me the error below for the
$10 The Vitamin Shoppe® gift card* (10/5/2022) also, ending
today, after reentering from the start (from the official rules link).
Thanks for all your help!
Having a problem entering the $10 Regal eGift card instant win game via the free method from the official rules (part of rules shown below). It is giving the following error:
I hope you can help or report the error.
Thanks so much,
Still not working for me.
Maybe just a coincidence, but the Regal ticket discount doesn’t work either. See separate thread:
I wanted to wait a few days before I posted to be more certain that it was not just an anomaly. But, the Free Method has been working for me on a laptop and another regular computer both using Chrome since September 1st.
Thanks for anything you did behind the scenes or was it just magic again, Janelle?
Thank you for your kind remarks.
I worry that I cause more confusion rather than being helpful sometimes.
As for the instant wins, you cannot use both the free method and the 50 point
method on the same day in my experience. They are keeping track of that.
You can get credit one way or the other but not both.
I have used the free method to help pay for the inflated "cost" of sweeps
and gift cards and the occasional magazine for points only.
It is only 127,000 points per year that I save with the free method, but, my
point total is down still by 920,000 from its high last year.
Thanks again Gary,
Thanks for responding. None of the games allowed me to get to the form page where I enter personal information and get a free entry. I tried early this morning, maybe 1:30am or so. This was after earning my points for the day, therefore, the system was working and I was signed on.
On the 30th I was able to enter all of the games, but, I had to refresh the "We're Sorry..." page several times on some games as detailed below:
Here is the rundown on how many times I had to reload for each game:
$10 Amazon.com Gift Card* (8/30/2022) 3 times
$15 BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse gift card* (8/29/2022) 6 times
$10 Ulta Gift Card* (8/28/2022) 4 times
$10 Banana Republic eGiftCard* (8/27/2022) 14 times
$10 Red Robin Gift Card* (8/26/2022) 1 time
$10 Columbia Sportswear gift card* (8/25/2022) 8 times
$10 Sephora eGift Card* (8/24/2022) 1 time
I don't know if this helps, but, I have seen it before and it cleared up on it's own. No clearing of cache or cookies helped in the past when this happens. I'm just surprised that others are not posting if they have a problem.
Thanks again for the response...
Andrew, thanks for all the info you provide here in this thread, and on the Forum in general... I find your posts to be informational and constructive... and sometimes downright entertaining!
Curious, though, whether you have a sense of the success rate of Instant Wins using the "free method" versus the "50-points method." I would presume that they would be equal, and thus one could conceivably double their Instant Wins by consistently using both methods. But in my experience with the "50-points method," the success rate of Instant Wins is exceedingly rare to negligible... so doubling those infinitesimal odds still translates to seeing the "Lucky You!" message almost never. YMMV.
You have an enormous amount of patience to use the free method for the instant win games. I haven't used the "free" method in a very long while and prefer to spend the 50 points to save time. I have never had as much difficulty as you are currently having with the free method, but there were a few times I had to re-enter my information to get the entry to go through. I felt it was more time efficient to spend the points for these games. You have a lot of patience to reload as many as 14 times to enter.
I presume not many are using the free method because of the technical difficulties. Thanks for posting and hope the technical difficulties are resolved soon.
I go to the link below showing the "Daily Instant Win Rules", it is a handy link if you enter the instant win games frequently via the Free Entry Method:
This is only for instant wins. Sweepstakes have different rules.
Generally, the top seven games shown on the page are active. There is a link for each instant win game. After you click on a link you will see a section on the first page that looks like this from today's new instant win game (the "$10 Hotels.com gift card* (8/31/2022)"):
"b. Free Method of Entry: During the Promotion Period, log into your AARP Rewards account.
Next, visit https://sweeps.aarp.org/22q3instantwin/oamoe_entry?game=D86D5F46-1358-11EDA3F7-1FEA08B52061 and follow the instructions to complete and submit the registration form, including your name, full mailing address, and a valid email address. You will automatically
receive one (1) Instant Win Game play for a Hotels.com prize and the results will be instantly
I always get an error screen that states "We're Sorry..." and tells you to refresh the page. If you are like me then you will have to reload the page a few times before a form comes up that needs to be filled in with personal information to enter that instant win game without using points.
I hope this helps. It is probably explained better elsewhere.
Thanks for posting Marylin.
We have played this game a long time and know that something
is amiss and that this problem magically clears up after we groan for
I am using a laptop with the Chrome browser and
I have cleared cache and cookies (which is inconvenient
by the way).
Edit: I can now get to the "continue" and the "We're Sorry.." page but reloading the page again and again does not yield a form or "WOW..." screen.
I have been unsuccessfully trying to use the free method for instant wins since 8/12/22. But, today it is worse than before. It is asking me to sign-in on all instant wins without letting me past the log-in screen on all instant win games. So, I click "continue" and a login screen comes up but fails every time. I am logged-in to both AARP account and rewards account.
I've been trying the first two or three games listed each day. Yes, cleared cache and cookies. After hitting "continue" then the "We're Sorry" screen comes up over and over again.
@al45009948 Which sweeps/instant win are you trying to enter?
Hello janelleM and everyone else 🤗
There was 2 of them
First AARP Rewards Zappos.com Game ( https://sweeps.aarp.org/22q1instantwin/oamoe_entry?game=C978A3C8-957D-11EC-
B36E-E21609B52061 ) Target e-gift card
The other one I noticed didn't start until March 27th I don't know if it was after 12am the next day.
I'm just saying
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