Mike Gills wrote:Earn Promo Cards!
Starting July 1st, the Magic Online Player Rewards offers players the chance to earn digital promo cards for their activity in Magic Online. From playing in events to making purchases in the Magic Online store to just logging in, players can choose how they earn their rewards.
What is the Magic Online Player Rewards program?
This program rewards Magic Online customers for their online activity. Participants will receive:
* Promotional cards added directly to your Magic Online account
* A monthly personalized newsletter that shows your current point level and other detailed statistics (if you choose to allow Wizards of the Coast to contact you)
* Other potential rewards in the future
Who can join it? How much does it cost?
This program is open to anyone who owns a Magic Online account that is in good standing and meets the Magic Online Player Rewards eligibility requirements. We only ask for the a valid email address (so that we can use to contact you about the program).
The Eligibility Requirements and Official Terms of the program can be found here http://wizards.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/wizards.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=1869.
How do I sign up for the program?
You must read through the Magic: The Gathering Online® Player Rewards Program Official Terms and if you agree that you are eligible then you just click on the “I am eligible for the Magic Online Player Rewards Program” button in your Magic Online game client.
Why is an email address required?
First, this is how we verify that you are the owner of the Magic Online account that you are receiving rewards for. Your account’s security is important to us.
Second, by having your correct email address, we can send you benefit notifications, along with other tournament information and news items in the upcoming MTGO newsletter. You can choose not to have these notifications and news items sent to you, but we think you'll find these to be a solid benefit. The email address is also required in case we need to contact you regarding the status of your membership or changes in the program.
If an email is returned due to an invalid email address, we may withhold or cancel membership benefits. Please update any change in your personal information in the Magic Online game client or by contacting Wizards of the Coast Game Support.
When do you hand out the promo cards?
The previous month’s benefits will usually be awarded to all eligible players during the earliest scheduled downtime of each new month. Following this downtime, any cards you have earned will be available in your collection when you log in to your account.
What exactly will be in the personalized newsletter?
Your personalized newsletter will show you exactly how many Magic Online Player Rewards points you have earned and what rewards you have already qualified for that month. In addition it will contain varying personalized game play and collection statistics about your account.
What types of promo cards will be given out in this program?
A wide variety of promo card types will be available. These range from, but are not limited to, well known promo cards previously released in paper Magic, premium foil versions of cards, alternate art cards, and textless spells.
How do I get the promo cards?
Promo cards are added directly to your collection during the 1st downtime of each month. The number promo cards you receive is determined by the number of Rewards points you have earned the previous month. Magic Online Player Rewards Points are earned for the following activities:
* You receive 1 reward point each time you log in to your Magic Online account (maximum of 1 point per 24 hour period and 5 points per month)
* You receive a varying number of rewards points for participating in Magic Online tournaments. The number of points earned is based on the number of players that were in that event when it began. You earn these points regardless of how many rounds you actually play in as long you compete in at least the minimum number listed below.
# in Tournament Reward Points Minimum Rounds Played
2 1 1
3 - 4 2 1
5 - 8 3 1
9 - 16 4 1
17 - 32 5 2
33 - 64 6 2
65 - 128 7 2
129 - 256 8 2
257 - 512 9 2
513+ 10 2
For example, if you joined a 32-player event and dropped after 2 rounds you would earn 5 Reward points. If you drop after 1 round you would not earn any Rewards points as you did not participate in the required minimum number of rounds.
* You receive 1 reward point for every full $1.00 US (excluding coupons, shipping, and taxes) that you spend in the Magic Online Store
Your Magic Online Player Rewards points accrual for any given month begins on the 1st of the calendar month or on your Sign-up Date (whichever is later) and ends on the last day of the calendar month. Your Sign-up Date is the date that we activate your membership (not necessarily the date you created your Magic Online account). At the next monthly disbursement, we will total the number of points you have accumulated and grant your rewards using the guidelines below. Any Magic Online Player Rewards points opportunities that have occurred before you sign up for the reward program will not be counted towards determining your monthly rewards.
How many promo cards will I earn for my rewards points each month?
You will receive one promo cards for each of the following points tiers that your reach. Tiers are cumulative, so if you reach Tier 9 you will receive one copy of each promo card for the month.
* Tier 1 (5 rewards points earned) - 1 random alternate art land card
* Tier 2 (10 rewards points earned) - 1 random premium foil alternate art land card
* Tier 3 (20 rewards points earned) - 1 previously released promo card
* Tier 4 (40 rewards points earned) - 1 new Tier 4 promo card
* Tier 5 (80 rewards points earned) - 1 premium foil copy of the Tier 4 promo card
* Tier 6 (160 rewards points earned) - 1 new Tier 6 promo card
* Tier 7 (320 rewards points earned) - 1 premium foil copy of the Tier 6 promo card
* Tier 8 (640 rewards points earned) - 1 new Tier 8 promo card
* Tier 9 (1280 rewards points earned) - 1 premium foil copy of the Tier 8 promo card
After an account reaches Tier 9 (1280 points), any additional points accumulated on that account start over at Tier 1 rewards (1285 points earns an additional Tier 1 reward, at 1290 an additional Tier 2 reward, and so on).
What are the next promo cards that I can earn?
July 2009 The Tier 1 and 2 alternate art land promo cards are the first set of released APAC lands, originally released in 1998.
The Tier 3 promo card is the non-foil version of the Wooly Thoctar, originally released as a premium foil version for the 2008 Magic Online Holiday promotion.
The Tier 4 and 5 promo card is Kid Ape, originally released for Friday Night Magic in 2005.
The Tier 6 and 7 promo card is Psychatog, originally released for Magic Player Rewards in 2004.
The Tier 8 and 9 promo card is a textless Damnation, originally released for Magic Player Rewards in 2007.
How often are these reward cards changed? Will these cards only be available for a limited time?
The Tier 1 and 2 alternate art land cards will be updated every 3 months. The Tier 3 reissued promo card and the Tier 4 through 9 promo cards will be updated every month.
Wizards of the Coast reserves the right to rerelease promo cards as needed.
What about my lifetime points? What can I do with them?
In addition to tracking your monthly activity and rewarding it with promo cards as explained above, we will keep track of your lifetime points (total points earned since Magic Online relaunched in April 2007).
Additional program benefits based on lifetime points are under development and will be added to this program after its initial launch