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New PTP badge and more


Effective today, to make play more fun and competitive for all, we’ve adjusted the scoring system for price predictions for Eager Zebra’s PTP (Pick The Price) game.  In short, the higher the winning price for the auction, the more points you’ll score on your price prediction—scaling up to a maximum of 500 points.

For example, pick the exact winning price on an auction that ends at $2.00 or less and you’ll score 300 points. For each cent you’re off on your prediction (either over OR under), subtract 3 points (maximum 300).  Here’s an example:

  • Winning price is $2.00.  You predicted $2.00.  You score 300 points.
  • Winning price is $2.00.  You predicted $1.90.  You score 270 points.
  • Winning price is $2.00.  You predicted $2.50.  You score 150 points.
  • Winning price is $2.00.  You predicted $1.05.  You score 15 points.
  • Winning price is $2.00.  You predicted $1.00.  Zero points scored.

OR, here’s an example for an auction that ended at $8.00 (an auction with a winning price of more than $7.00 makes each cent worth the maximum of five points):

  • Winning price is $8.00.  You predicted $8.00.  You score 500 points.
  • Winning price is $8.00.  You predicted $7.90.  You score 450 points.
  • Winning price is $8.00.  You predicted $8.50.  You score 250 points.
  • Winning price is $8.00.  You predicted $7.05.  You score 25 points.
  • Winning price is $8.00.  You predicted $7.00.  Zero points scored.


We’re also rolling out a new badge for a PERFECT SCORE in PTP.  A perfect score requires hitting the price prediction exactly AND scoring the maximum number of points for all the available Sidekicks.  Look for this badge to appear in the next 10 days, awarded retroactively, to all players who’ve achieved a perfect score from today forward.

PTP game is back!

We are pleased to announce that our popular PTP (Pick The Price) game is back at TripleClicks!  Not only is PTP back, but it’s been completely overhauled to make it more fun to play, fairer, and more rewarding, too!

The basic objective is still the same (predict the final price for an upcoming Pricebenders auction), but the main objective now is about scoring the highest point total for your prediction.  For example, pick the exact winning price and you’ll score 100 points.  For each cent you’re off on your prediction (either over OR under), subtract 1 point (maximum 100).


  • Winning price is $10.00.  You predicted $10.00.  You score 100 points.
  • Winning price is $10.00.  You predicted $9.90.  You score 90 points.
  • Winning price is $10.00.  You predicted $10.50.  You score 50 points.
  • Winning price is $10.00.  You predicted $9.05.  You score 5 points.
  • Winning price is $10.00.  You predicted $9.00.  Zero points scored.


Boost your total score further by earning bonus points through Sidekicks.  There are six different Sidekicks available, which not only earn you bonus points to help you win, but make playing PTP more challenging and more fun!  Note that each activation of a Sidekick costs 1 TCredit.


The new PTP has also moved up from a daily Zackpot to a WEEKLY one! That means much bigger shares can be won!

To win a share of the new weekly Zackpot (minimum 1500 TCredits), just post a top 200 score sometime during the week (Monday-Sunday). Of the top 200 scores posted for the week, the top 10 scorers will receive 5 shares of the pot. The next 40 top scorers will receive 3 shares of the pot.  Each of the 150 other top scorers will receive 1 share. In the case of a tie, the entry with the earliest entry wins.

Enter as many auctions as you wish (minimum 1 TCredit per entry/auction) with no limit on how many Zackpot shares you can win!  Plus, each entry earns you 5 Member Rewards Points! No purchase necessary to play or win.

For ways to attain TCredits for free game entries, click HERE


  • To help you with your prediction, you’re provided the average winning price AND the average auction length (time) for the last five times the item was auctioned.
  • To prevent a previous form of exploits of PTP and make PTP fair for all, when you go to enter a game, you’ll be presented with a random auction starting soon. However, if you’re not interested in playing PTP for the auction selected at random for you, you will be allowed to skip it and get a different auction (skip up to three auctions a day).
  • The new PTP also brings back PRE-BIDDING for Pricebenders.  That is, a section of the new PTP entry page now includes a section to place pre-bids.  What’s pre-bidding?  You can use pre-bidding to win upcoming auctions that you can’t be present for.  You can set up bids to be placed on your behalf whenever you want (activated when the current auction price hits the amounts you designate).
  • With PTP being a totally different game now, all existing scores are being RESET.  Everyone starts at zero today.  Tip: This is a great opportunity to grab a prestigious PTP Leaderboard badge!
  • Each PTP week runs Monday through Sunday.  Since all PTP entries must, necessarily, be upcoming auctions, this means that entries on Sundays may cross over into the next week’s contest and Zackpot.  For complete clarity and transparency on this, you will find a link on the entry confirmation screen to a ledger of ALL your entries with a designation for which week’s contest each belongs to.

Play PTP now here:

We hope you enjoy the new PTP!

New auction index at Pricebenders

We’ve got a new auction index at Pricebenders!

The index now includes, in addition to current live auctions, UPCOMING auctions.  This portion of the index is divided into two sections—auctions starting in under 12 hours…and auctions starting in 13-24 hours:


From the upcoming auctions section, you can, for EACH upcoming auction:

  • Enter the Pick-The-Price contest
  • Pre-Bid.
  • Set an “auction starting” alert for items you want to bid on.  By using the alert feature, you’ll automatically receive an email notification reminding you that the auction is starting so you can get to Pricebenders and join the auction.


New PTP and Pricebenders features

For those who like to play the Eager Zebra game, Pick-The-Price (PTP), we’ve added a handy link to the winning price history of every product.  That is, you can now look back and see all of the item’s winning prices…to help you make your prediction.  Just click the Price History link: