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New AA Promo - "Scratch, Match & Win"

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http://www.aa.com/scratchmatchwin

Runs until the end of this year. Technically requires entrants to be residents of the U.S, but not sure if they will enforce it.


"American Airlines Scratch, Match & Win
Official Rules

1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR CLAIM PRIZE. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.


2. TO ENTER. Between 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET"), November 2, 2006 and 11:59 p.m. ET, December 31, 2006 (the "Promotion Period"), complete an official registration form online at www.aa.com/scratchmatchwin. Administrator’s computer is the official time keeping device for the Instant Win Game. Complete and submit the registration form, including your American Airlines AAdvantage® number. If you are not an AAdvantage member, visit www.aa.com/enroll to sign up for the program. Membership is free and joining does not obligate you to anything. Once you become an AAdvantage member, you will immediately receive an AAdvantage number which you can use to complete the registration form for the Instant Win Game. After you have submitted the completed form, you will be asked several questions. Answer the questions and then follow the directions to advance to the Instant Win Game page and play the Instant Win Game. Your answers do not impact the results of the Instant Win Game. Once on the Instant Win Game page, use your mouse to scratch the gift boxes. If you reveal three (3) of the AAdvantage envelopes in a row, you are a potential winner of the Instant Win Game. The Instant Win Game results will be instantly displayed. Entrants will be notified immediately by email if they are potential winners of the Instant Win Game and will be provided directions for validation. All potential winners are subject to verification before any prize will be awarded. Administrator is responsible for the functionality of the Instant Win Game. Limit: Each participant may play one (1) time per day during the Promotion Period. Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by any participant to obtain more than the stated number of plays by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that participant's plays and that participant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification.


3. PRIZE DETAILS. One (1) Grand Prize, consisting of 1,000,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® miles (approximate retail value (“ARV”): $25,000). Two (2) First Prizes, each consisting of 100,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® miles (ARV: $2,500 each). Three (3) Second Prizes, each consisting of 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® miles (ARV: $1,250 each). Fifty (50) Third Prizes, each consisting of 10,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® miles (ARV: $250 each). Three Hundred (300) Fourth Prizes, each consisting of 5,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® miles (ARV: $125 each). Two Thousand Five hundred (2,500) Fifth Prizes, each consisting of 1,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® miles (ARV: $25 each). Total ARV of all prizes: $146,250. AAdvantage® miles are subject to program terms and conditions. Winners are responsible for any applicable fees, service charges, surcharges or passenger facility charges, and all insurance, federal, state and local taxes, if any, and gratuities, meals, incidentals and any other unspecified expenses associated with acceptance or use of the Prize. Prizes are provided “as is” and without any warranty of any kind. Prizes are non-transferable. No cash redemption or prize substitution allowed by winner. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize of equal or greater value if advertised prize becomes unavailable. Limit one (1) prize per household/family.


4. AWARDING OF PRIZES AND VERIFICATION OF POTENTIAL WINNERS. All selected potential winners must comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. Administrator is an independent judging organization whose decisions as to the administration and operation of the Instant Win Game and the selection of potential winners are final and binding in all matters related to the Instant Win Game. There will be two thousand eight-hundred fifty-six (2,856) random, computer-generated winning times during the Promotion Period. If you are the first player to play the Instant Win Game at or after one of the randomly generated times, you will be a potential instant winner of the prize indicated. The potential Grand Prize, First Prize and Second Prize winners (parent/legal guardian if a potential winner is a minor in his/her state of residence) will be required to sign and return to Sponsor, with ten (10) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release in order to claim his/her prize and fulfill any such other requirements as determined by Administrator. If any potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release (when applicable) within the required time period, or if any prize, prize notification or attempted notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize potential winner forfeits prize. In the event that a potential winner of the Grand through Fourth Prize is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. There will be three (3) alternate drawings after which the applicable prize will remain unawarded. Unclaimed Fifth Prizes will not be awarded. Winners will receive their prizes approximately 8-10 weeks after the conclusion of the Instant Win Game. Except where prohibited, acceptance of a prize constitutes winner’s’ consent to use of his/her name and/or photograph without further compensation for advertising, promotional and publicity purposes by Sponsor. By accepting prize, winners acknowledge compliance with these official rules.

ALL POTENTIAL WINNING PLAYS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR OR ADMINISTRATOR, WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING. AN ENTRANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE, EVEN IF THE INSTANT WIN GAME SHOULD SO INDICATE, UNLESS AND UNTIL ENTRANT’S ELIGIBILITY AND THE POTENTIAL WINNING PLAY HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND ENTRANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE. SPONSOR WILL NOT ACCEPT SCREEN SHOTS OR OTHER EVIDENCE OF WINNING IN LIEU OF ITS VALIDATION PROCESS. ANY PLAY THAT OCCURS AFTER THE SYSTEM HAS FAILED FOR ANY REASON IS DEEMED A DEFECTIVE PLAY AND IS VOID AND WILL NOT BE HONORED.


5. ODDS. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible plays received during the Promotion Period divided by the number of prizes available.


6. ELIGIBILITY. American Airlines Scratch, Match & Win (the “Instant Win Game”) is open only to individuals legally residing in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry and who are AAdvantage® members. Employees and agents of Sponsor, DDB – WWLP, Administrator and each of their parents and affiliates, agencies, distributors, wholesalers and retailers, and members of such employees’ immediate families and individuals living in the same household with such employees, are not eligible to win. Void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law.


7. AADVANTAGE® MILES TERMS. AAdvantage® miles will be credited to the AAdvantage® account of each winner, who must provide a valid AAdvantage® membership number in order to receive the mileage credit. The credited miles may thereafter be redeemed in any manner consistent with the AAdvantage® Member Guide and Program Rules (the “AAdvantage® Rules”), which are subject to change at any time without notice. American Airlines reserves the right to change the AAdvantage® program rules, regulations, travel awards and offers at any time without notice and to end the AAdvantage® program upon six (6) months notice. Travel using AAdvantage® miles is subject to governmental regulation, availability, capacity controls, embargo dates and certain other restrictions, which may include a Saturday night stay, all of which are subject to change at the sole discretion of American Airlines. American Airlines is not responsible for products or services offered by other participating companies. For complete AAdvantage® program details, visit www.aa.com/aadvantage. Sponsor is not liable for any expense incurred as a consequence of a flight cancellation or flight delay.


8. USE OF DATA. Sponsor and Administrator will be collecting personal data about participants online, in accordance with their privacy policies. Please review the Sponsor's privacy policy at "+titleText+" and Administrator’s privacy policy at ePrize, LLC. Privacy Policy. By participating in the Instant Win Game, entrants hereby agree to Sponsor's and Administrator’s collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted Sponsor's and Administrator’s privacy policies.


9. TAXES. Any valuation of the prizes stated above is based on available information provided to the Sponsor, and the value of any prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. Winners are solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes. Winners must provide the Sponsor with valid identification and a valid taxpayer identification number or social security number before any prize will be awarded. Any person winning over $600 in prizes from Sponsor will receive an IRS form 1099 at the end of the calendar year and a copy of such form will be filed with the IRS.


10. OTHER CONDITIONS. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this Instant Win Game or any portion hereof, or to disqualify any individual implicated in any of the following actions, if for any reason: (a) infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by entrants, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Instant Win Game, (b) the Instant Win Game or any website associated therewith (or any portion thereof) becomes corrupted or does not allow the proper processing of entries per these rules, or (c) the Instant Win Game is otherwise not capable of running as planned by Sponsor. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prizes at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Instant Win Game or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other Promotion, or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Instant Win Game is a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. By entering, participants agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, DDB – WWLP, Administrator and each of their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, advertising and promotional agencies, wholesalers and retailers, and each of the foregoing entities’ employees, officers, directors, shareholders and agents (collectively the “Released Parties”), from and against any and all claims, actions and/or liability for any injuries or death, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with participation in and/or entry into the Instant Win Game or acceptance or use of any prize. The Released Parties are not responsible or liable for any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, and assume no responsibility for (i) any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in operation or transmission at any website, (ii) failure of any entry to be received by Sponsor due to technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, (iii) communications line, hardware and/or software failures, (iv) damage to any computer (software or hardware) resulting from participation in the sweepstakes, (v) theft or destruction of, tampering with, unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries and/or entry information, (vi) entries which are late, lost, stolen, damaged, illegible, unintelligible and/or misdirected registrations (or any combination thereof), (vii) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Instant Win Game, (viii) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software, (ix) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Instant Win Game, (x) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Instant Win Game or the processing of entries or (xi) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Instant Win Game or receipt or use of any prize or while traveling to or from any prize-related activity. If for any reason an entrant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Instant Win Game; provided that if it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance of the Instant Win Game for any reason, Sponsor, at its discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed. Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, un-awarded, eligible prize claims. By entering, entrants agree to comply with these rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Instant Win Game. Any entrant who attempts to tamper with this Instant Win Game in any way shall be disqualified. In the event of dispute as to any registration or play, the Authorized Account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the registrant or player. “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider, Internet service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the email address in question. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. Additional restrictions may apply.


11. DISPUTES. Entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Instant Win Game or any prizes awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (Southern Division) or the appropriate Michigan State Court located in Oakland County, Michigan; (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Instant Win Game but in no event attorneys' fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Instant Win Game, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Michigan, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Michigan or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Michigan.


12. WINNERS' LIST/RULES REQUESTS. For a list of winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by March 31, 2007 to: “American Airlines Scratch, Match & Win Winners’ List/Rules Request”, c/o ePrize, LLC, P.O. Box 8070 Royal Oak, MI 48068-8070. Vermont residents may omit return postage for the Official Rules. The names of the winners will be posted on the AA.com website at www.aa.com/scratchmatchwin on or about January 31, 2007.


13. ADMINISTRATOR. ePrize, LLC, One ePrize Drive, Pleasant Ridge, MI 48069.


14. SPONSOR. American Airlines, Inc., 4333 Amon Carter Blvd., Ft. Worth, Texas 76155.

AmericanAirlines and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

buyAAmiles is a registered trademark of American Airlines, Inc.

giftAAmiles is a servicemark of American Airlines, Inc.

Copyright 2006 American Airlines, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

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Mal said:
http://www.aa.com/scratchmatchwin

Runs until the end of this year. Technically requires entrants to be residents of the U.S, but not sure if they will enforce it.
According to this text in paragraph 4, they intend to enforce it:
The potential Grand Prize, First Prize and Second Prize winners (parent/legal guardian if a potential winner is a minor in his/her state of residence) will be required to sign and return to Sponsor, with ten (10) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release in order to claim his/her prize and fulfill any such other requirements as determined by Administrator. If any potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release (when applicable) within the required time period, or if any prize, prize notification or attempted notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize potential winner forfeits prize.
So unless you meet the criteria of "individuals legally residing in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry", there is little point playing.

Note that this game is not administered by AA, but by a promotions company who I expect would be just looking for valid reasons for declaring a winner ineligible.
 

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I didn't win, but I got a pretty good consolation prize!

For every 10,000 miles I buy between now and 31 Dec, I get another 2,000 miles.

Considering I was planning to buy 40,000 miles anyway, it's a pretty good bonus!
 

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Maybe I should just go ahead and change our profiles to my American family's address. We didn't win anything yet but at least this one goes faster than the shopping bag one.
 

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I believe everyone thaty enters is entitled to the bonus miles of 2k for every 10k purchased

Just for those that may not realise, just like the baggage claim game, there is a fast way through the game by using the "click here if you cannot see the flash" link

So far have managed to win 1000 miles for 2 accounts :)

Dave
 

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Sorry if this is OT but what is it with American Airlines and their fixation about blocking out all non-US customers?

6. ELIGIBILITY. American Airlines Scratch, Match & Win (the “Instant Win Game”) is open only to individuals legally residing in the 50 United States....

They like to claim they are the worlds largest airline yet they go out of their way to make it difficult for other nationalities to buy tickets. I wanted to buy some 1st class tickets a couple of weeks back when I was in the US and the only options I had was to either pay over the phone to the UK office (who were going to charge more than $100 extra for this privledge) or go to an AA office in person. I had to drive to the Providence RI airport and pay at the AA ticket counter because they wouldn't accept payment by phone or internet - with the exact same CC. Weird bunch.
:confused:
 

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Soundguy said:
Sorry if this is OT but what is it with American Airlines and their fixation about blocking out all non-US customers?
No different to any other FFP. Qantas promos are almost all for Australians only, although some include NZ (yay). Air NZ promos are almost all for NZers only, although some include Australia. UA promos are almost all for americans. Etc.

Soundguy said:
They like to claim they are the worlds largest airline yet they go out of their way to make it difficult for other nationalities to buy tickets. I wanted to buy some 1st class tickets a couple of weeks back when I was in the US and the only options I had was to either pay over the phone to the UK office (who were going to charge more than $100 extra for this privledge) or go to an AA office in person. I had to drive to the Providence RI airport and pay at the AA ticket counter because they wouldn't accept payment by phone or internet - with the exact same CC. Weird bunch.
:confused:
You can pay over the internet for AA with non-US credit card however if the purchase amount is above a certain amount (US$1000?) you need to fax a copy of your credit card to a ticket office (or visit a ticket office) for validation.
 

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Kiwi Flyer said:
You can pay over the internet for AA with non-US credit card however if the purchase amount is above a certain amount (US$1000?) you need to fax a copy of your credit card to a ticket office (or visit a ticket office) for validation.
You are ok with UK debt cards too

Dave
 
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Soundguy said:
Sorry if this is OT but what is it with American Airlines and their fixation about blocking out all non-US customers?

6. ELIGIBILITY. American Airlines Scratch, Match & Win (the “Instant Win Game”) is open only to individuals legally residing in the 50 United States....


My guess it has something to do with licensing requirements as it is classified as a lottery.
Oh I just won 1,000 for the lady and nothing for me. I wonder if it was because I answered 2 for 2 for her and only 1 for 2 for me.
 
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Oh I just won 1,000 for the lady and nothing for me. I wonder if it was because I answered 2 for 2 for her and only 1 for 2 for me.
Nope. I got 2/2 each time and no miles yet (been trying each day).
 

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I answered both questions right but the next screen said I got 2 out of 3 correct! Didn't notice a third question anywhere!

Anyway must be my lucky day as I won 1,000 miles. :)
 

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One thing to be aware of, in the rules it says that each member may only win 1 prize during the promotion, so once 1 win has been attained there isn't much point in playing from then on

Dave
 

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Dave Noble said:
One thing to be aware of, in the rules it says that each member may only win 1 prize during the promotion, so once 1 win has been attained there isn't much point in playing from then on
Thanks. It saves me from having to remember to play the game everyday.
 

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Kiwi Flyer said:
goes further than that - each family may only win once
Well that's that then!

I did play today and noticed the two questions were no longer being asked.
 

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I saw where it says only one email address per account but didn't see where two people with different email addresses can't both win. Where does it say that?
 

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I just won 1,000 points for my son. Has anybody else noticed that in this game, and the previous one, there is a definite delay in the page loading when you win a prize? Looks like it defaults to a winning link or something and the page takes a while to load.

So if your page doesn't load properly don't give up, make sure you clik on the link to get to your prize.
 

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serfty said:
I did play today and noticed the two questions were no longer being asked.
the 2 questions are no longer being asked for me either, but no win yet
 
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