Am I the only member without the ability to use Free Method for the Instant Wins?
The Instant Win doesn't appear when Free Method is selected. @AARPTeri is this an error or a punishment. Please let us know about the 100 prizes awarded and over how many days in regard to Wins remaining more than (1) day. Thanks for your help.
@mi4090 Isn't that the way it was supposed to work? Free entry, lose...and then give points to enter the other way? I never tried to win twice on the couple of occasions I did win with the free method. Chances are so low now I really shouldn't bother about it.
It looks like the "free" method is working. To be clear, you have to consider that I only see the free method on Instant Wins...not Sweepstakes. The two are easy to mistake for one another, sometimes.
I have not noticed that I could enter an Instant Win twice in one day, by points, and then again by the official rules route.
I entered 4 free instant wins today without a problem. The link in the official rules took me to the same couple of pages and I entered for a chance to win today. Also, the Instant Wins now show that I have entered the individual contests after I open a tile again to check.
And, I am not happy with the Instant Win games that last a week with the same number of wins (100) that we previously could win in one day.
Now it appears one can only do one method of entry. The free or the points. I can only conclude that this thread caused some admin to get the programmers to stop this very small added benefit. In the future I will not be posting such information. If only suggestions for improvement were acted on so efficiently. If I am mistaken about this and others are not having this issue now, please post and let me know and I'll delete this.
If you were already getting that message (I wasn't then but am now), it might have been in the works. I agree, though, that we can use pms to answer questions. I doubt you messed it up if you were already getting that message. No problem with you!
Thanks for letting me know you can still use Free Method via Official Rules. I only get previous days instant wins to show.
@gm5271 I've used Free Method without winning and got message "Come back tomorrow". The website will allow you to use required points and play again to deduct points also. I posted about this problem, a fail safe should stop this from happening.
@AARPTeri seems that I'm special with problems that only affect me😊
I was able to use the entry method from the official rules on all the instant wins that I cared to enter. I don't enter every one of them because I don't want it or can't think of someone to give it to.
So, I was able to enter the CVS, Sam's Club(that I could use at Walmart, I believe), and the Darden Gift Card, without any issues.
@gm5271 Some months ago a helpful poster (can't remember who) told us about this. You click on "official rules". In the rules you will find "free method of entry". Click on that and fill in the form. I have won that way a time or two. Hope this helps. Do this before you enter the usual way.
@mi4090 I just did it on the Boston Market one. Lost of course but at least no loss of points. Went in the usual way through the official rules.
I am still stewing over having to spend 7x more points to have 7x less opportunity to win the instant wins. I have won a few, probably my share, during the time the new program has gone on. This change, having the seven last a week, is really bad for the participants. I guess the idea was to look like more prizes were offered while extracting more points from participants who gain nothing. Same number of prizes but so much more to enter daily for a week with so many more entries for the same number of prizes. Odds so much less in your favor. Win Win for the operator, Lose Lose for the participants.