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Check out the beautiful box and a peek at the treasure inside. Click on these to see larger versions. I took many more but will be revealing them only as the game progresses. Yes, I did receive an iPad2 as part of this game but since I've never seen one in the flesh before it took me forever to figure out what I was doing. You can totally laugh and point fingers now. ;)
Isn't it cute... the iPad for this game is called a MaiPad based on the Mai race featured in The Nine Lives of Chloe King. Me likey!
After reading the letter about how to get started we were sent to the MaiPad to read the notes. For the sake of time I will show you the one needed for the First Path "quest" but there was also one from a familiar mysterious Pretty Little Liars character too.
I know it's difficult to read there but the folded birth certificate says: "SMILA UKRAINE FIND THIS ON MAI MAP NOW"
I didn't get a picture of the map as juggling the camera and the MaiPad was getting difficult at that point but the quest then lead me to further instructions. By finding the meaning of "Smila" and emailing it to our Mai contact I earned the following reward...
Congratulations, your journey on the Nine Paths has begun!
Attached, please find the Mai Uniter Scroll. This scroll tells the story of The Uniter and has invaluable information that will help you along your Journey. So that the Circle of Strangers can grow larger and stronger, this sacred scroll must be shared with the world! Only then can more humans come to know the truth about the Mai.
As a tribute to the gathering of the Circle, we, the Mai, have made a limited quantity of Circle Charms available on abcfamily.com/ninepaths. The first of those to step forward with the password “Circle” shall be rewarded. Please share this password with your devoted Followers, so they can become part of the Circle of Strangers.
The Second Path will be opened for you in the upcoming days. We promise to be in touch very soon.
Now there went my rainy afternoon! The next three weeks are going to be really fun. I love this kind of marketing stuff as it is but to get to be part of it? Thanks ABCFamily for letting me share this with my followers! This blogger is off to rehydrate and wait on pins and needles for the next "quest". -- Rhi
So now that you've read all that hurry on over to the site and claim a prize while supplies last! The fine print details are below.
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 6/13/11). To redeem a Free Gift (while supplies last), go to ahttp://abcfamily.go.com/shows/nine-lives-chloe-king/nine-paths & enter code. Expect Free Gift within 8–10 weeks from 6/14/11. Limit: 1 Free Gift/person. Void where prohibited.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open only to persons who are, as of entry, 18 years of age or older, legal residents of, and physically located within, the 50 United States or D.C. and who are bloggers or journalists specifically invited to participate by Sponsor. Starts May 24, 2011 once game boxes are received and ends on June 14, 2011 at 11:59:59 PM PDT. Void where prohibited. Click here for Official Rules Terms and Conditions and complete entry and prize details.