How to play Grandmaster Poker™ + Official Rules

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It’s not your grandfather’s poker!

In Grandmaster Poker, you’ll attempt to put together the three best simultaneous poker hands you can, while using strategic hand-to-hand moves and timely discards, to win prizes, badges, and more!  Grandmaster Poker has unlimited FREE plays daily, with no purchase necessary to win!

HERE’S HOW TO PLAY:

At the start of a game, you will be dealt three random cards from a standard 52-card deck. Each of these three cards will represent the start of three separate hands. You will now begin drawing cards, one at a time, from the deck.

Each time you draw a card, you have the option of placing it on any of your three hands (click one of the three “arrow” buttons to choose which hand you want to place your card on) until the hand is full (5 cards maximum per hand).  Again, your objective is to build the three best poker hands you can.  And to score a win in Grandmaster Poker, you’ll need to score a minimum of 1000 points (a “grand”).


PRIZE POINTS

For each Poker hand you build, “Prize Points” (points for earning recognition and prizes) are awarded*  as follows:

  • For a hand with one pair, you’ll earn 100 bonus Prize Points
  • For a hand with two pairs, you’ll earn 250 bonus Prize Points
  • For a hand with three of a kind, you’ll earn 350 bonus Prize Points
  • For a hand consisting of a straight, you’ll earn 400 bonus Prize Points.
  • For a hand consisting of a flush, you’ll earn 450 bonus Prize Points
  • For a hand consisting of a full house, you’ll earn 500 bonus Prize Points
  • For a hand with four of a kind, you’ll earn 750 bonus Prize Points
  • For a hand consisting of a straight flush, you’ll earn 1000 bonus Prize Points
  • For a hand consisting of a royal flush, you’ll earn 1500 bonus Prize Points
  • Add a timed bonus of up to 180 bonus Prize Points. You’ll start each game with 180 points, with 1 point deducted for each second of game time. In other words, the faster you play, the more timed bonus Prize Points you’ll get added to your score! Note: A minimum of 500 points must be scored (prior to timed bonus) in the game to earn these Prize Points.

Special Note: All three hands combine for your total score. 


BURNS & MOVES

As you’re playing a game, you can discard (“burn”) up to five cards that you don’t think will help you build the poker hands you’re after.  Your first two “burns” for each game are free (with a maximum of 20 free burns per day).  Each non-free burn costs 1 TCredit or 1 “Match” (packs of Matches may be purchased between games and are less expensive than TCredits).

During a game, you can also move up to five cards to help you build the poker hands you’re after.  Your first Move for each game is free (with a maximum of 10 free Moves per day).  Each non-free move costs 1 TCredit or 1 “Move” (packs of Moves may be purchased between games and are less expensive than TCredits).

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PRIZES

  • oebecehiakldjnmjEach time you score a grand (1000 points in a single game), you’ll receive a free entry in the Daily Crown drawing for the following day where you can win TripleClicks gift certificates, MRP (Member Rewards Points), mighty TCredits, and more! You get 152 chances to win with each Daily Crown entry! Note: Daily Crown entries that can be won via Grandmaster Poker are limited to your designated Prime 10* games each day (so up to 10 bonus Daily Crown entries per day).
  • If you are in the top 10 for most Grandmaster Poker Prize Points scored during the month, we’ll send you a free Grandmaster Poker t-shirt (shown at right)! Limit of 2 t-shirts per player/year. Note: Eligible points are limited to your designated Prime 10* games per day.

PLAY & WIN LIMITS

You may play an unlimited* number of games each day…FREE.  There is no cost to play Grandmaster Poker or win prizes!

*You can play unlimited free games daily.  However, only 10 games may be used towards Prize Points and (some) badges.  YOU designate which games you want to use.  These ten games are referred to as your “Prime 10.”


TIPS

  • When you use a”Move,” the card you select to move will be placed back on the top of the deck to then reposition as desired.  Note that the card that was on the top of the deck prior to your move will still be there and will be dealt to you next after completing your move.
  • The first three cards you’re dealt to start your three hands can be moved.  Example: You get dealt three aces to start a game.  You can move them all into one hand to form the nucleus of a high-scoring full house or a four-of-a-kind.
  • You’ll typically need to receive at least 5-6 cards before you can determine which poker hands you should go after.  A good way to start is to try to form the foundation of a flush or straight.  As you receive additional cards, you can then “shift gears” towards, say, a full house or a three-of-a-kind.
  • Make your TCredits go further by buying discounted bulk packs of “Matches” and/or “Moves” in between games.
  • Themes you’ve purchased for Zackjack are free to use in Grandmaster Poker (i.e, they’re interchangeable).  Conversely, if you purchase a new theme for Grandmaster Poker, you can use it free in Zackjack.
  • Be sure to try Grandmaster Poker with the sounds effects ON to really bring the game to life.  You’ll find the on/off button at the bottom of the Grandmaster Poker dashboard screen.
  • On small mobile devices (e.g. smartphones), we do not recommend playing Grandmaster Poker in horizontal mode.

MEMBER REWARDS POINTS

For each TCredit spent playing Grandmaster Poker, you’ll earn earn 5 MRP (Member Rewards Points) redeemable on thousands of products at TripleClicks.  If you’re also an SFI affiliate, you’ll also earn 1 VersaPoint for each TCredit spent playing Grandmaster Poker.


BADGES

  1. A Grandmaster Poker game entry earns you the “In it to win it!” badge. Play at least once each day to keep this badge.  Note that once you’ve earned the “Grandmaster” badge (for achieving 1000 points in a game), you’ll no longer retain this badge.
  2. Achieving 1000 points in a game earns you the “Grandmaster” badge (or an upgraded “X-Times Grandmaster” version of the badge). Add bronze trim upon achieving 1000 points ten times. Add silver trim upon achieving 1000 points fifty times, or add gold trim upon achieving 1000 points one hundred times.
  3. Achieve a minimum of one 1000-point game five days in a row to earn the Grandmaster Poker streak badge (e.g. “5-Day Grandstand”).  This badge will automatically update as you extend your streak.  To retain this badge, maintain a minimum 5-day streak.
  4. Achieving the highest number of points for the previous day (within Prime 10* games only) earns you the “Yesterday’s High Score” badge (expires in 24 hours).
  5. Achieving the highest number of points during the previous 10 days (within Prime 10* games only) earns you the “High Score (10 Day)” badge (expires in 10 days or when another player achieves a higher score–whichever comes first)
  6. Achieving the highest number of points during the previous 30 days (within Prime 10* games only) earns you the “High Score (30 Day)” badge (expires in 30 days or when another player achieves a higher score–whichever comes first)
  7. Achieving the highest number of points during the previous 60 days (within Prime 10* games only) earns you the “High Score (60 Day)” badge (expires in 60 days or when another player achieves a higher score–whichever comes first)
  8. Achieving the highest number of points during the previous 90 days (within Prime 10* games only) earns you the “High Score (90 Day)” badge (expires in 90 days or when another player achieves a higher score–whichever comes first)
  9. Achieving the highest number of points all-time (within Prime 10* games only) earns you the “High Score (all-time)” badge (expires if and when another player achieves a higher score).
  10. Achieving a royal flush in a single game earns you the “Royalty” badge.
  11. Finishing a game with all three hands containing only red cards earns you the coveted and rare “Master of Hearts & Diamonds” badge.
  12. Finishing a game with all three hands containing only black cards earns you the coveted and rare “Master of Clubs & Spades” badge.
  13. Achieving a three of a kind in all three hands in a single game earns you the coveted and rare “Triple Triple” badge.
  14. Achieving a full house in all three hands in a single game earns you the coveted and rare “Fullest House” badge.
  15. There is also a Grandmaster Poker Leaderboard badge for Prize Points scored all-time (points included from Prime 10* games only). The minimum leaderboard rank to receive a Grandmaster Poker Leaderboard badge is 500. Add bronze trim by achieving a top 200 rank. Add silver trim by achieving a top 50 rank. Add gold trim by achieving a top 10 rank.  You can view the Grandmaster Poker Leaderboard HERENote: So that all players have the opportunity to reach the top of the leaderboard, Prize Points won are reduced by 30% every 30 days. Example: You scored 800 points today.  30 days from now, those points are now worth 560 points. 60 days from now, those points are now worth 392 points. 90 days from now, those points are now worth 274 points.  And so on.  Keep playing to maintain your leaderboard position!

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 ♥ OFFICIAL RULES   ♦

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
The GRANDMASTER POKER Contest is sponsored by TripleClicks.com (“Sponsor”). This contest is governed by these official rules (“Official Rules”). By participating in the contest, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and understands that the results of the contest, as determined by Sponsor and its agents, are final in all respects. The contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.

ELIGIBILITY
The Contest is open to legal residents of their respective countries where not prohibited by law, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry who have Internet access and a valid email account. Sponsor has the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant. Sponsor employees and members of employees’ immediate family are not eligible to participate.

CONTEST PERIOD
Entries may be submitted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

HOW TO ENTER
Enter at https://www.tripleclicks.com/games/poker/. <<<<<< No purchase is necessary to enter or win. Some restrictions may apply.

WINNER SELECTION
Contestants who score 1000 Prize Points or more in a game, will automatically receive one bonus entry in the following day’s TripleClicks Daily Crown drawing, provided the game has been designated by the player as a Prime game. Contestants may win one bonus Daily Crown entry for each Prime game (up to 10 per day). The contestants who score the top 10 Prize Points totals for each month will also qualify for a Eager Zebra Grandmaster Poker Champion t-shirt (limit 2 t-shirts per player/year). Upon the request of the Sponsor, winners may be required to return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Prize Acceptance Form and IRS W-9 form. Failure to comply may result in the winner being disqualified.

PRIZES
Contestants who score 1000 Prize Points or more in a game, will automatically receive one bonus entry in the folowing day’s TripleClicks Daily Crown drawing, provided the game has been designated by the player as a Prime game. Contestants may win one bonus Daily Crown entry for each Prime game (up to 10 per day). The contestants who score the top 10 Prize Points totals for each month will also qualify for a Eager Zebra Grandmaster Poker Champion t-shirt (limit 2 t-shirts per player/year). Terms and conditions may apply. Incidental expenses and all other costs and expenses which are not specifically listed as part of a prize in these Official Rules and which may be associated with the award, acceptance, receipt and use of all or any portion of the awarded prize are solely the responsibility of the respective prize winner. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE IS SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. PLAY & WIN LIMITS You may play an unlimited number of games each day…FREE. There is no cost to play Grandmaster Poker or win prizes.

ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS
Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. Sponsor and its respective parent subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives are not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the contest, including, but not limited to, errors in any printing or posting or these Official Rules, the selection and announcement of any winner, or the distribution of any prize. Any attempt to damage the content or operation of this contest is unlawful and subject to possible legal action by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the game or the Website; to be in violation of TripleClicks user agreements; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; to be acting in a unethical or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, as determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend or amend the contest, without notice, and for any reason, including, without limitation, if Sponsor determines that the contest cannot be conducted as planned or should a virus, bug, tampering or unauthorized intervention, technical failure or other cause beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the contest. In the event any tampering or unauthorized intervention may have occurred, Sponsor reserves the right to void suspect entries at issue. Sponsor and its respective parent and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives, and any telephone network or service providers, are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunction, lost or delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, line failure or malfunction of any telephone network, computer equipment or software, the inability to access any website or online service or any other error, human or otherwise.

INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATES, AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, ADMINISTRATOR, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS FROM ANY LIABILITY, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THAT ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST AND THE ACCEPTANCE, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE THAT MAY BE WON. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATES, AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY OF THE PRIZE. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO OR THE DOWNLOAD OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONNECTED WITH THE CONTEST. PUBLICITY By participating, each entrant grants Sponsor permission to use his/her name, likeness, or comments for publicity purposes without further notification, payment of additional consideration, except where prohibited by law.

SPONSOR

The Grandmaster Poker contest is sponsored by:

TripleClicks.com
A division of Carson Services, Inc.
8251 Northwoods Drive, Suite 200
Lincoln, NE 68505 USA
Phone: 402-434-8480 | Fax: 402-434-8483

Any questions regarding this contest should be directed to TripleClicks Customer Care at: support.tripleclicks.com

Tips for winning Time Machine 2/5/17

The February 5, 2017 Time Machine contest features the following question:

the_lego_batman_movie_promotionalposterWhat will the all-time box office rank for the LEGO Batman movie be on March 14?

If you have access to an actual time machine, you can of course simply travel to the future and retrieve the answer.  If not, you should familiarize yourself with BoxOfficeMojo.com and, specificallythis chart–which gives you the all-time box office (worldwide gross) ranks for over 650 movies.

On March 14, 2017, at 11 AM CT, will the LEGO Batman movie be ranked 1st, 250th, 660th…or somewhere in between?  Learn more about the LEGO Batman movie, which opens February 10th, here.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What is the deadline for entering?
A: All entries must be in by 11:30 pm CT on March 10, 2017.

Q: When exactly will the ranking for Time Machine be considered final?
A: March 14, 2017 at precisely 11 AM CT –per BoxOfficeMojo’s All-Time Box Office chart.

Q: Do I have to hit the number exactly or can I win by just being close?
A: This isn’t the game Horse Shoes.  To win Time Machine, you must provide the exact, right answer.

Q: When will the winner(s) be revealed?
A: The winner (or winners) will be revealed here on the evening of March 14, 2017.

Q: What should an entry look like?
A: Your entry should be a one-, two-, or three-digit number.  For example, if you think the movie will be ranked 99th all-time on March 14th, enter the number “99.”

Q: Where can I enter?
A: You can learn more about Time Machine and enter HERE.

Q: When will the next Time Machine game start
A: After the entry period ends for the LEGO Batman movie predictions, a new Time Machine contest will start on or about March 10, 2017.

Q: What if the movie doesn’t chart at all?
A: If the movie doesn’t make the BoxOfficeMojo’s All-Time Box Office chart, no winners will be named and the Zackpot will “roll over” to the next Time Machine contest.

Q: My time machine is in the shop (Flux Capacitor leak).  Can I borrow a friend’s?
A: Yes, our rules allow you to use another person’s time machine.  However, you must travel to the future yourself.  You cannot send someone else to the future to get the answer for you.