Welcome to the Zappos.com "Zappos 5" Game!
It's easy as 1-2-3...
You’ve heard of the Jackson 5? Well, this has nothing to do with that. This is a card game. A card game as big and crazy as SXSWi. Wanna play?
Grand Prize = Vegas Trip! 4 days/3 nights (long weekend) in Vegas and a Zappos Tour. Prize includes air, hotel and rental car.
100 2nd Prizes = One Zappos Backpack per winner
100 3rd Prizes = One Zappos Monopoly Game per winner
How do I play?
Locate Zappos employees during SXSWi to collect playing cards and try to build a 5-of-a-kind hand. For example, your hand can be 5 Kings, 5 nines, or 5 Aces – the cards do not need to be the same suit. Yes we know, most games look for 3-of-a-kind but we’re a little weird like that.
Saturday (Day One) - Game on! Find a Zappos Employee and get your first three cards.
Sunday (Day Two) - Game off! Just kidding, the game is still on. Hurry and hunt down your fourth card.
Monday (Day Three) - Last chance people! Secure your fifth and final card.
So here’s the deal (yep, pun intended). Remember, your task is to get a 5-of-a-kind hand using three Day One cards, one Day Two card, and one Day Three card. The cards are marked with 1, 2 and 3 to make it easy! It’s easy as 1 -2 -3!
Like my Uncle Mickey used to say, “Is your hand so bad it’s a foot?” Good news, trading cards is allowed and you are at SXSW Interactive – so interact already! Post, Tweet, Text, email, or be wild and crazy and talk to other players and see if they will trade with you. Don’t forget, the 5-of-a-kind hand you submit needs to be made up of 3 Day One cards, 1 Day Two Card and 1 Day Three Card.
How do I get my cards?
Tony will be the SXSWi Keynote Speaker on Saturday, 3/14 at 2pm in the Austin Convention Center. That is your first chance to get your Day One cards and we hope to see you there!
After that, every night of SXSWi (Saturday, Sunday, Monday) our Zappos dealers will be on the scene in Austin with cards between 8pm and midnight. They will tweet out their locations as they fan out across the city. You’ll know Zappos dealers by the super cool t-shirts we’ll be wearing.
If you’d like to follow our Zappos dealers, their handles are:
Or, you can search #zappos5. This hashtag will be included in every tweet so keep those Tweetdecks, Twitterfons, and Twitterberries handy for all the latest updates.
Or, you can check out our twitter aggregate site:
This hand’s a winner for sure! Now what?
Send an email to email@example.com with your hand. The email can be:
1.) Something like, “I got 5 Jacks! Yippee!” OR
2.) A picture of your hand (extra props if your cards are somehow posing for the shot), OR
3.) A video showing off you and your hand (the more creative, weird, and fun the better!)
The deadline to get your email in is Friday, April 3rd, 2009. All entries will be entered into a raffle for the prizes. But don’t throw out your cards after you email us! Winners of the raffle will be asked to provide proof of their submitted hands to claim their prize.
Ready? Let's do this.
P.S. You might be wondering why we need to have a legal disclaimer, but you are still reading, so our lawyers would really like to make sure we make the following clarifications.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Entrants may not enter more than once. The Sweepstakes is only open to natural persons who are legal residents and physically located in 1 of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories and possessions and all overseas military installations) and who are at least 18 years of age as of March 14, 2009. Sweepstakes entries must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and received no later than 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time April 3, 2009. The drawing will take place at a commercially reasonable time thereafter. We reserve the right to cancel, suspend or modify the Sweepstakes at any time. Winners may be required to complete a declaration of eligibility and a publicity release before receiving the prize. Winners are responsible for paying all income and other taxes associated with the prize, if any. We may substitute another prize of equal or greater value, at our discretion. Our employees and their immediate family members are not eligible. By participating, entrants agree that we and our agents are not liable for any liability, injury, loss, or damage of any kind resulting from entry, participation, acceptance or redemption of the prize. The laws of the State of Nevada shall govern this Sweepstakes and the federal and state courts of the State of Nevada shall have sole jurisdiction and venue over any dispute arising out of this Sweepstakes. For the names of the winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope, postmarked by May 30, 2009, to: Zappos.com, Inc., Human Resources, Attn: “Zappos 5” Game Winners List, 2280 Corporate Circle, Henderson, Nevada 89074. Sponsor: Zappos.com, Inc.
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