Tips For Winning Time Machine 8/18/16

The August 18, 2016 Time Machine contest features the following question:

What will the NYSE spot price for silver be at market close on October 5, 2016?

If you have access to an actual time machine, simply travel to October 5th and retrieve the answer.  If not, the following Webpage will help you make your prediction:

http://www.kitco.com/charts/livesilver.html

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Here’s another valuable resource for determining what the price of silver will do in the future:

http://www.macrotrends.net/1333/gold-and-silver-prices-100-year-historical-chart

The above Webpage actually tracks the price of silver for the last 100 years!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What is the deadline for entering?
A: All entries must be in by 11:30 pm CT on September 28, 2016.

Q: How many predictions can I enter?
A: You may enter up to one entry per day until the deadline.

Q: When will the winner(s) be revealed?
A: October 6, 2016.

Q: How many decimal places should answers go to?
A: Two.  For example, 19.61, and we’ll round up or down if necessary (i.e. 19.792 would be rounded down to 19.79).

Q: Where can I enter?
A: You can learn more about Time Machine and enter your prediction for the above question HERE beginning at 11:30 pm CT on Thursday, August 18th, 2016.

Q: What’s “NYSE?”
A: NYSE is the abbreviation for the New York Stock Exchange.

Q: When will the next Time Machine game start?
A: The next Time Machine game should start on or about September 29, 2016.

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.

Tips for winning Time Machine 2/7/16

h-time_machineThe February 7, 2016 Time Machine contest features the following question:

How many times will the word “euro” appear in World News at 3 pm CT March 24, 2016?

Source: http://www.newsnow.co.uk/h/World+News/Europe

If you have access to an actual time machine, simply travel to March 24th and retrieve the answer.  If not, here are some tips to help ascertain the correct answer:

1. Go HERE.

2. Use the “find” option on your Web browser (in Safari, it’s Command-F), enter the word “euro” and see how many times it finds the word on the page.

3. Do this daily to get an idea of how many times the word appears each day.  Once you feel you know, make your entry.

Note: Any word or name that contains “euro” also counts.  Examples: words like “European” or articles from the Voice Of Europe.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: When does this contest start?
A: You can make your first entry at approximately 5:30 pm CT on February 7, 2016.

Q: What is the deadline for entering?
A: All entries must be in by 9 pm CT on March 23, 2016.

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: What should an entry look like?
A: Your entry should be a one-, two-, or three-digit number.  For example, if you think the word “euro” will appear 21 times, enter the number “21.”

Q: How many predictions can I enter?
A: You may enter up to one entry per day until the deadline.

Q: When will the winner(s) be revealed?
A: March 24, 2016, at approximately 4 pm CT.

Q: Where can I enter?
A: You can learn more about Time Machine and enter your prediction for the above question HERE.

Q: When will the next Time Machine game start?
A: The next Time Machine game will start on March 24th, at approximately 3:05 pm CT.  Set a reminder for yourself so you don’t forget (or just travel to the March 24th now and enter)!

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.

Tips For Winning Time Machine 1/6/16

The January 6, 2016 Time Machine contest features the following question:

How many total points will be scored in Super Bowl 50?

Super_Bowl_50_logoSuper Bowl 50, the 50th edition of the Super Bowl in American football, and the 46th modern-era National Football League (NFL) championship game, will decide the league champion for the 2015 NFL season.

The game is scheduled to be played on February 7, 2016 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California,

If you have access to an actual time machine, you can of course simply travel to the future and retrieve the answer.  If not, use the above links and do other Internet research to come up with your prediction.

 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What is the deadline for entering?
A: All entries must be in by 5:30 pm CT on Sunday, February 7th, 2016.

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 no later than February 8th, 2016.

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 total score (scoring by both teams) in the Super Bowl will be 77 points, enter the number “77.”

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 Super Bowl 50 predictions, a new Time Machine contest will start on February 7th, 2016.

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.

Tips For Winning Time Machine 11/27/15

The November 27, 2015 Time Machine contest features the following question:

What will the relative humidity be in Bangalore, India for January 17th-21st (as predicted by weather.com)?

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 this 10-day weather chart at Weather.com.

On January 12th, 2016, at exactly 11 AM CT, what will be the SUM of the predicted humidity in Bangalore, India for the following five days:

  • January 17
  • January 18
  • January 19
  • January 20
  • January 21

EXAMPLE: In the following weather.com chart, the sum of the predicted daily humidity for the five-day period is 263.

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For more information on January weather in Bangalore, India, check out this website.

 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What is the deadline for entering?
A: All entries must be in by 11:30 pm CT on January 5, 2016.

Q: When exactly will the number be considered final?
A:  January 12, 2016 at 11 AM CT –per this 10-day weather chart at Weather.com.

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 January 12, 2016.

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 humidity sum for the 5-day period will be 150, enter the number “150.”

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

Q: What will I win if I predict the right number?
A: You’ll win a share of the Time Machine TCredits “Zackpot.”  And as shown here, the Zackpot is often tens of thousands of TCredits!  Learn more HERE.

Q: When will the next Time Machine game start
A: After the entry period ends for Bangalore humidity predictions, a new Time Machine contest will start on January 5, 2016.

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.

Tips For Winning Time Machine 10/16/15

The October 16, 2015 Time Machine contest features the following question:

What will the all-time box office rank for the new Hunger Games movie be on December 4th?

mockingjaypostersmallIf 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, specifically, this chart–which gives you the all-time box office (worldwide gross) ranks for over 620 movies.

On December 4, 2015, at 11 AM CT, will Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 be ranked 1st, 250th, 620th…or somewhere in between?  Learn more about the movie, Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, which opens November 20th, here.

 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What is the deadline for entering?
A: All entries must be in by 11:30 pm CT on November 27, 2015.

Q: When exactly will the ranking for Time Machine be considered final?
A:  December 4, 2015 at 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 December 4, 2015.

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 December 4th, 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 Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 predictions, a new Time Machine contest will start on November 27, 2015.

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.

Tips For Winning Time Machine 8/19/15

The August 19, 2015 Time Machine contest features the following question:

What will the all-time box office rank for the new movie THE MARTIAN be on October 21st?

MV5BMTcwMjI2NzM2MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNDkyNTI5NTE@._V1_SX214_AL_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, specifically, this chart–which gives you the all-time box office (worldwide gross) ranks for over 600 movies.

On October 21, 2015, at 11 AM CT, will The Martian be ranked 5th, 50th, 500th…or somewhere in between?  Learn more about The Martian, which opens October 2nd, here.

 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What is the deadline for entering?
A: All entries must be in by 11:30 pm CT on October 16, 2015.

Q: When exactly will the ranking for Time Machine be considered final?
A:  October 21, 2015 at 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 October 21, 2015.

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 Martian will be ranked 99th all-time on October 21st, 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 Martian predictions, a new Time Machine contest will start on October 16, 2015.

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.

Tips for winning Uber-Picks

UPlogoOVERVIEW

If you love sports, you’ll love playing Uber-Picks!  By playing Uber-Picks alongside your favorite sports, you’ll add even more excitement and enjoyment to being a sports fan!

The objective of Uber-Picks is to tally the highest score possible by correctly picking winning teams of sports of your choosing, but that’s only the start.  You’ll maximize your score by strategically assigning “Confidence Points” to each of your picks (the more confident you are of a pick, the more points you should assign).

For each game you pick correctly, you’ll earn the number of points you assigned to that game.  Note: Games that end in a tie or are cancelled will be scored as a correct pick.

Uber-Picks also features five “Sidekicks”–which you can use to boost your score even further and add even more fun to playing.

Choose the Uber-Picks sports of your choice to play from our games index HERE.

PRIZES

Win shares of the big weekly Zackpots by posting one of the 50 highest scores (the total of the points you’ve assigned to winning teams, plus Sidekick Bonus Points).  Note: A TCredit must be used with your entry to qualify for Zackpots.

Also earn cool badges, MRP (Member Rewards Points), and compete for the top spots on the Uber-Picks Leaderboards!  See details below.

UBER-PICKS SPORTS

Uber-Picks is available (when sport is in season) for:

  • MLB (Major League Baseball)
  • NFL (National American Football League)
  • NBA (National Basketball Association)
  • FIFA-Europe
  • FIFA-North America
  • Cricket
  • NCAA Football (American college football)
  • NCAA Basketball (American college basketball)

Choose the Uber-Picks sports of your choice to play from our games index HERE.

HOW TO PLAY, STEP BY STEP

1. Go to the Eager Zebra Games index page at TripleClicks.
2. From the current selection of Uber-Picks Games, click the one you want to play.
3. On the game page, you will see a list of the game matches (AKA the “dashboard”). For each match, click the team you expect will win that match; your selections will turn green. Note that all picks are saved automatically.
4. After you finish selecting the winners for all available matches, assign your level of confidence for your picks by clicking and dragging each match up or down the list, with your most confident choices given the most points, your least confident picks the least points. Continue arranging your list until you’re satisfied with the positions for all matches.  Your selections are saved automatically.
5. Sidekicks: Located at the bottom of the dashboard, Sidekicks are optional “mini games” you can play during the main game to win bonus points (a great way to outscore your fellow Uber-Picks players).  To play, just click the tab for the number of points you’d like to win. Each tab displays a different question, along with the cost (if any) to play. Simply enter your answer in the available field and click Save. You can choose one, several, or all of the Sidekick tabs to play!  Any points you win playing the Sidekicks is added to your total score.

6. Revisit the dashboard (you may want to bookmark it for easy retrieval) throughout the week to see how you’re doing (games are automatically updated throughout each game).  When the last game is concluded, you’ll be sent an email notice if your total score is amongst the top 50 highest scores. You can also check the WINNERS list at any time for a list of each contest’s winners.

ENTRY AND PLAY LIMITS

Your first play of Uber-Picks is free each month; participate in additional Uber-Picks contests for just one TCredit.  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO WIN.  Contestants are limited to one entry per Uber-Picks contest.  However, if there are multiple sport Uber-Picks contests going on simultaneously (e.g. NFL and FIFA), one entry in each is allowed.

SPECIAL RULES

  1. For Uber-Picks FIFA, goals scored in extra time (not penalty shootout) COUNT.
  2. For Uber-Picks FIFA, goals scored during the penalty shootout do NOT count.

WINNING THE ZACKPOT

To win one on more shares of the Uber-Picks Zackpot, you must post one of the 50 highest scores of the contest.  Those posting a top 10 score will receive 3 shares each of the Zackpot.  All others will receive 1 share of the Zackpot.  Note:  In the case of a tie, the earliest entry will be the tiebreaker.

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ASK THE AUDIENCE

Not sure who’s going to win a game?  Use the “Ask The Audience” (ATA) feature for any game to get real-time stats on how other contestants are picking (with the stats automatically updating throughout the week).  Use ATA for FREE for any one game within any Uber-Picks contest.  You can view the ATA stats for up to five total games per Uber-Picks contest (2nd game costs 1 TCredit, 3rd game costs 2 TCredits, 4th game costs 3 TCredits, and the 5th game costs 4 TCredits).

MEMBER REWARDS POINTS

For each TCredit spent playing Uber-Picks, you’ll earn 5 MRP (Member Rewards Points).  If you’re an SFI affiliate, you can also earn 1 AVP (Action VersaPoint) for each non-free entry game played.

SIDEKICKS

Sidekicks, located in the panel just below the Uber-Picks entry screen, are little optional “mini-games” you can play while playing Uber-Picks to earn additional points.  Following are some of the standard Sidekicks (each individual sport may also feature one or more unique-to-that-sport Sidekick):

1. Predict the highest scoring game to earn 3 Bonus Points

  • Cost: FREE
  • Limit: Once per Uber-Picks contest
  • Must enter prior to start of first game

2. Predict the lowest scoring game to earn 8 Bonus Points

  • Cost: 1 TCredit
  • Limit: Once per Uber-Picks contest
  • Must enter prior to start of first game

3. Predict how many home teams will win to earn 7 Bonus Points

  • Cost: 1 TCredit
  • Limit: Once per Uber-Picks contest
  • Must enter prior to start of first game

4. Choose one game as your “lock.”  Get this game right to earn 10 Bonus Points (or lose 10 Bonus Points if wrong)

  • Cost: 1 TCredit
  • Limit: Once per Uber-Picks contest
  • Must enter prior to start of first game

DOMINATE THE LEADERBOARD

The Uber-Picks Leaderboard automatically tracks and provides rankings for points you score playing all Uber-Picks contests (for both individual sports and all sports combined).

Note: So that all players have the opportunity to reach the top of the leaderboard, points are reduced by 20% every 30 days.

Being amongst the top 500 on any Uber-Picks Leaderboard also earns you badges (see following BADGES section for more information).

BADGES

deffghda.1. An Uber-Picks contest entry earns you the “In it to win it!” badge–yours until the contest ends.  Tip: By participating regularly in the weekly Uber-Picks contests, you can keep possession of this badge continually.  Note that once you’ve earned an Uber-Picks WINNER badge, you’ll no longer see this badge (it is supplanted by the Winner badge).

2. Posting one of the 50 highest scores for any Uber-Picks contest earns you the WINNER badge (or an upgraded “X-Times Winner” version of the badge) for that individual sports category. Make the top 50 three times to add bronze trim to your badge. Make the top 50 five times to add silver trim to your badge.  Make the top 50 ten times to add gold trim to your badge.

3. There are also Uber-Picks Leaderboard badges for each sports category and for all sports combined. The minimum leaderboard rank to receive a Uber-Picks 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 Uber-Picks Leaderboard HERE.

HOW DID I DO?

Want to see how you did in a past week, such as which teams you picked to win and how many Confidence Points you assigned to each game?  To get this information, simply go to our WINNERS page and click on the sport/contest date you’re wanting to review.  From this link you’ll be provided with your full entry information (picks, points, etc.).

DON’T FORGET TO VOTE!

Each week, you can add three quick and easy Bonus Points to your total score by voting for 5-10 games that you’d like to see Uber-Picks use for the following week. The games that receive the most votes will be the games you’ll be picking the winners for in the next week.  Note: Voting is not available for sports where there are 16 or less games a week.

Grab your “LineUP,” the remote, and hit the couch!

Once you’ve made your picks, be sure to print out a copy of your Uber-Picks LineUP (link located at the top, right side of the dashboard).  Your LineUp includes all your picks, all your Sidekick predictions, space to mark your wins, and lists each game and their start times, too. Perfect for following along from your couch or on the run.  Your LineUP also includes fun stats like:

  • The percentage of TripleClicks members who made the same picks you did
  • The average Confidence Points assigned by all TripleClicks members for each game
  • Your current ranking in any Uber-Picks leagues you’re participating in
  • Your overall record
  • Your leaderboard ranks for all Uber-Picks sports
  • and more!

LEAGUE PLAY

As an Uber-Picks aficionado, you can also start your own FREE private league and play Uber-Picks with your sports friends, co-workers, etc.

6 great reasons to start your own Uber-Picks league

  1. You get to be the CEO of your own personalized, private sports league!
  2. Competing with your friends and co-workers is uber-FUN (especially if you create your own weekly and/or season prize for your league members).
  3. Makes the sports season even more exciting!
  4. All of your league’s members can play FREE every week!
  5. Play year around in multiple different sports!
  6. We do all the hard work…and we do it all for FREE! The customized league website included has a leaderboard that tracks all scoring for all of your league’s members throughout the season, a live chat board, and more.  All you have to do is invite your league members; we’ll take care of everything else including distributing badges and any shares of the Zackpot won each week.  We’ll also send out an email reminder to any of your members who haven’t yet made their picks before each deadline, and all of your league members will also receive a weekly recap email that recognizes the members who finished with the highest scores, and more.  Again, all provided FREE!>>> To set up your own Uber-Picks league, get started HERE.