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Free Method isn't Working

Hello Community,

 

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?

 

Have a Blessed Day

Marylin

 

Screenshot_2020-01-28 AARP Rewards Prize verification and shipping(1).png

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HEY ALLEN!

Too bad but the Marriot instant win ended yesterday the 28th.

It never got fixed to my knowledge.

 

"Timing: The Instant Win Game begins on February 26, 2024 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") and ends on February 28, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the "Promotion Period"). Administrator’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Instant Win Game."

 

Bummer, huh!?

AndrewToo
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Hey Andrew! @andrewtoo

Sorry ...That’s a shame!

Well....let’s hope that in a few minutes... there will be a whole new day...& new month ahead... full of useful sweeps & IWs & GCs..

one can only hope! LOL!

Anyway... Take care my friend!  ☮️  ~Allen  🌈

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Instant Win link is still not working. From the rules or from any link in this topic.

The instant win game rules link leads me to a screen that states I have already

played today.

 

However, the new one-armed bandit game on the redeem screen will allow me to play today for 500 points, as I had to enter yesterday evening.

 

So from the rules link as shown here:

Part of Marriot Game Rules.jpg

 

Using the rules, I end up with a message that I have already played displayed here:

WOW!.jpg

However, I have not played because this tile on the Redeem page allows me to enter via points while the other instant win games listed on the Redeem page tells me that I have already played today.  The image of the Marriot game showing that I can enter with points follows:

 

Image of slot machine Marriot.jpg

 

I think we give the moderators too much information and it is hard to filter out the problem, however, my hope is that this information can be forwarded to IT to get it fixed, maybe.  If we don't give you enough information for IT, then, they may not be able to understand the problem and fix it.

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 

 

AndrewToo
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Hey Andrew! @andrewtoo

Thanks for this post...is it possible the Instant Win link is fixed now?

 

BTW: It’s time to get ready for the:

>>>> MARCH EXTRA REGRET-IT!! LOL!

Yippee Ki-Yay! 😊 haahaaha

Anyway... Take care my friend!  ☮️  ~Allen  🌈

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@AARPJanelleM 

@AARPTeri 

 

The link to the Marriot Instant win from the official rules gives an error

message shown below.  The rules allow for a free entry method, so, it should

work. But, all I have gotten since the start of the day is "This instant

win is not available."

 

Any help getting this fixed before we lose a day is much appreciated.

It only lasts a few days.

 

Thanks so much,

Andrew

 

Official Rules listing.jpg

 

 

Instant win not available3.jpg



AndrewToo
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Thanks Andrew, to fill out that form, click the active link from the rules instead of copy & paste in a browser - Free Method of Entry: During the Promotion Period, log into your AARP Rewards account.
Next, visit https://sweeps.aarp.org/24q1instantwin/oamoe_entry?game=D50EF8B4-B4A1-11EE8542-6DE208B52061  Enjoy!  Jodee R. 

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@andrewtoo  Same today.   No motivation to fix it as I imagine the purpose was to extract 500 points per player per day.   Legalities need to be met no matter the size of the award. Thanks for calling this to our attention.

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Hi

@AARPJanelleM 

@AARPTeri 

Do you have the amoe link to play the Marriott instant win game?

The amoe link in the rules for the Marriott instant win 2/26/24-2/28/24 is the amoe link for the Burlington instant win 2/27/24-3/4/24. 

Thank you.

 

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Just to clarify. @AARPJanelleM  @AARPTeri  @AARPConsumerCare 

The link embedded in the rules for the Marriott instant win game is the incorrect link. It is the link for the Burlington instant win game. That is why it did not work yesterday but works today because the Burlington instant win game started today.

Marriott rules: https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/rewards/redeem/rules/instantwins/30307-marriott-iw.pdf

amoe link: https://sweeps.aarp.org/24q1instantwin/oamoe_entry?game=D50EF8B4-B4A1-11EE-8542-6DE208B52061

Burlington rules: https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/rewards/redeem/rules/instantwins/30235-13-burlington-iw.pdf

amoe link: https://sweeps.aarp.org/24q1instantwin/oamoe_entry?game=D50EF8B4-B4A1-11EE-8542-6DE208B52061

Hope this helps,

Thank you.

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Hi @AARPJanelleM 

 

The official rules for the following is not available, so, I can't use the free method to enter the sweepstake:

Spa & Wellness by Spa Week eGiftCard Instant Win

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@andrewtoo Thanks for flagging! It looks like the official rules are posted now: https://www.aarp.org/about-aarp/rewards-terms-and-conditions/instant-win-rules/ Let me know if you have any other issues!

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@AARPJanelleM 

 

Hello Janelle,

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!

Andrewtoo

Instant win not available.jpg

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Hey @AARPJanelleM 

 

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:

Instant win not available.jpg

Regal Instant win.jpg

 

I hope you can help or report the error.

Thanks so much,

AndrewToo
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@andrewtoo Thanks for flagging! I've let our team know and we'll get this corrected asap. 

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@AARPJanelleM 

 

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?

 

Take care,

AndrewToo
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@andrewtoo Fantastic, Andrew! Glad to hear it 😊 You know where to find us if you need anything in the future!

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@garyfish49 

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,

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@AARPJanelleM 

 

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...

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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.

 

Carry on...

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Hello @andrewtoo 

 

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.

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@MariaK113398 

 

Hello Maria,

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:

https://www.aarp.org/about-aarp/rewards-terms-and-conditions/instant-win-rules/

 

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)"):

-Example-

"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
displayed."

 

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.

Take care,

AndrewToo
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Thanks so much Andrew, I had no idea you could do this. I guess I should read the rules!

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@AARPJanelleM 

 

One of the games worked via the free method today.  I try every day, without success.  The Ultra game worked, the other six games did not.

 

Anybody having trouble with the free method on instant win games?

Thanks,

AndrewToo
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@andrewtoo Are you receiving any new error messages? Which Instant Win games are not working for you when you try to use the free entry method?

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What is the free entry method?

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@mi4090 

cc: @AARPJanelleM 

 

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

long enough.

 

I am using a laptop with the Chrome browser and

I have cleared cache and cookies (which is inconvenient

by the way).

 

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Hello Community Warriors,

Having the same problem with the "First Things First" screen when trying for any Instant Win via Free Method.  This is happening on (5) different browsers.

 

Have a Blessed Day,

Marylin 🤔

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@AARPJanelleM 

 

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.

 

Thanks!

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