ABOUT THE ZORBO ZUM FLOATER CONTEST How do I participate?
When you load up any page on the Webkinz Newz website
, there is a chance that you will activate a "floater". This is an icon image that literally "floats" (wanders aimlessly) around the webpage. For the Zorbo Zum contest, it looks like this:
Note that it will never float OFF your screen, it will always stay on the part of the webpage that you can see. Even if you scroll up or down the page, the floater will stay in your vision. It will also never go away.
If you find one of these, CLICK ON IT!
A new window with a fill-out form will pop up. The form looks like this:
As you can see, you will have to acknowledge having read the contest rules; give an email address (this is where the feature code will be emailed); answer the skill-testing question (so far I've only seen the same math question and the answer is 2); type in the letters and numbers you see in the verification image; and submit the form. Ganz will then send a feature code to the email you specified in the form. Oh no, I entered the wrong answer to the skill-testing question!
Then you'll need to find the floating Zum on Webkinz Newz again and resubmit the form. Note that you will have to use a different email address
on your new try, though, as the contest considers the address you used when you entered the wrong answer to be already 'used'. What do I do with the feature code that gets emailed to me?
Log into Webkinz World and go to the Code Shop. There you will be able to enter the code. Most of the codes given out as prizes will give you a Zum Bomber Jacket on your account. WI
members are reporting that this item is
tradeable and KinzPostable. Some (only a VERY few!) of the codes given out as prizes will give you a Zorbo Sweet Zum that you can play with by going into Zumwhere (in the Magical Forest). The Zum prize is not
tradeable or KinzPostable. Remember that the odds of getting a Zorbo Zum as your prize are very slim. What if I want more than one feature code?
You can certainly find the floater more than once, but you have to use a different email address every time. If you run out of email addresses, you can always use free email services like Gmail or 10 minute mail to make new ones. Hey! I found the floater and submitted the form but I didn't get emailed a feature code!
There are a few possibilities as to what might have happened. The first is that you entered the wrong email address. The second is that you were emailed the code, but your email software interpreted it as spam; so check your spam folder to make sure it didn't accidentally get dumped into there. The third possibility is that your email servers are a little slow and it could take a few minutes for it to come in. The fourth possibility is that your email server blocks anything that comes in from Webkinz - but that's not very likely. I don't see a floating image on the Webkinz Newz page. What do I do?
If a floating image doesn't show up after the page has completely loaded (and seriously, wait for the little "I'm still loading" animation on your browser to COMPLETELY stop first), then it isn't coming at all and you will need to try again. To try again, refresh the page and try again. It might take a whole big bunch of tries before you find one, although this floater seems to show up more often than some of the previous floater contests (for instance, the Mystery Magnolia). I'd like to donate the feature codes I'm getting to WI. How do I do that?
For the fill-out form that pops up whenever you click on a floater, you can use any email address that ends with "@webkinzinsider.com". I personally like to use "Jackal1@webkinzinsider.com", "Jackal2@webkinzinsider.com", and so-on. That way it helps me keep track of what email addresses I've already used (since the contest doesn't allow the same email address more than once), and the WI
folks can tell who it came from.