what about the giveaways? like the circle and the t-shirt. when do those come? do they even come at all?
The Nine Paths to Chloe King: The Sixth Path
Earlier today, I received a mysterious package in the mail. It contained a t-shirt with the Mai “Danger” symbol on the front, along with a note. The Sixth Path of the Nine Lives to Chloe King had begun! Here’s the t-shirt and the note:
In examining the shirt, I discovered a phone number at the inside hem: 877-789-1390. I also found an extension number (x. 99) near the collar. I called the number and entered the extension, and then listened to a voice-mail message. Here is a transcript of what I heard:
“We believe the Uniter is here in San Francisco. If this girl is in fact the Uniter, remember, she has nine lives. You must eliminate this threat. One word of caution: it has come to our attention that a group called the Circle is helping the Mai. Do not allow them to get in your way. I repeat, do not allow the Circle to get in your way. Eliminate this threat.”
Hmmm. I emailed the Mai to inform them of what I heard, and then I was told about an awesome giveaway. You can win a shirt like the one pictured above. It’s a soft 100% cotton heather-grey tee by American Apparel. Plus, it announces how dangerous you are to the world. Obviously a necessity. In order to win the shirt, try to figure out the correct password—it’s a single word from the transcript of the voice mail message above. Then head over to the ABC Family site and enter the password into the password box under the “latest giveaway item” heading in the right column. You may need to try out a few different passwords. I’m guessing that it will probably be a word that is repeated, and probably a noun. Also, don’t forget to complete the Sixth Path by clicking on the cell phone in the virtual game box. You may discover something cool. Have fun! And good luck with the shirt.
Here’s the fine print regarding the free gift offer:
The Nine Paths to Chloe King Free Gift offer (“Offer”) is valid from 5/24/11 at 8:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time (“PDT”) to 6/14/11 at 11:59:59 PM PDT or until supplies last, whichever is sooner. Offer open to residents of 50 US & DC, 13 & older who follow a participating blogger in The Nine Paths to Chloe King Blogger/Journalist Program (“Blogger”) at time of redeeming free gift (“Free Gift”). Each 1 of 3 Free Gifts available is tied to a different code word which will be revealed by Blogger at 3 separate times (estimated to be 5/24/11, 6/6/11, and 6/10/11). To redeem a Free Gift (while supplies last), go to abcfamily.com/ninepaths & enter code. Expect Free Gift within 8–10 weeks from 6/14/11. Limit: 1 Free Gift/person. Void where prohibited. […] Click here for Official Rules Terms and Conditions and complete entry and prize details.
For the giveaways, I believe you just enter the correct code on the ABC Family site in order to win the t-shirt. There's a place in the right column of the ABC Family site (linked above) where you are prompted to enter the code. I think it's too late to enter a code for the circle charm thing, but that was the same deal. If you won that charm or the t-shirt, your prize is supposed to arrive in the mail within 8-10 weeks of 6/14/11. I posted the rules for the free gift offer very clearly in the post above. Take another look. It's a large quote at the end of the post. Also, the grand prize at the end of the game is a set visit to the set of The Nine Lives of Chloe King. You can find the details here: http://abcfamily.go.com/shows/nine-lives-chloe-king/sweepstakes/nine-paths-chloe-king-giveaway-rules
The game boxes with MaiPads were sent out at ABC Family's discretion, to a number of bloggers and journalists. They aren't given to everyone. Sorry! However, the online version of the game is available for everyone to play, and features a virtual game box so that everyone can play along. By following a blogger who received the game kit (like me), you have opportunities to gain extra clues, and win free prizes. There have already been two free gift offers, and there is still one left. Check out my first post about the game for more detail: The Nine Paths to Chloe King: The Game Begins.