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Offline BenEatsRice

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Re: SDCC 2018 Ace Parking Discussion Thread
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2018, 09:17:34 AM »
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In an effort to thwart sign-up spamming this year, you will be required to enter a valid credit card to complete the sign-up.

You can sign-up two times per valid credit card using the same or different email addresses.

I thought this was quite interesting. Maybe it will help with people using bulk email addresses. I guess technically people could register with each one of their credit cards if they wanted, too. They're slowly getting better.

Edit: Oh, just noticed the second line there stating you can use the same credit card with the same name twice. Weird. So I suppose I will go back and submit a second entry now.
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Re: SDCC 2018 Ace Parking Discussion Thread
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2018, 09:28:50 AM »
I do think this is somewhat fairer. Their old method was basically guaranteed to get them thousands of entries from only a few people. It was really a test of who could manage the most email addresses, not a true lottery.

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Re: SDCC 2018 Ace Parking Discussion Thread
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2018, 09:37:33 AM »
Interesting. I assume that you will be able to change the credit card to a different one to actually purchase the permit though? If not that throws a new wrinkle into helping other folks get spots.

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Re: SDCC 2018 Ace Parking Discussion Thread
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2018, 09:38:19 AM »
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UPDATE: 4/2/18

The sign-up period is now open. In an effort to stop the sign-up spamming that we have experienced in the past, this year, we are requiring that you enter a valid credit card as part of the sign-up process. YOUR CARD WILL NOT BE CHARGED, however, we will run a pre-authorization against it to ensure it is valid.

You can sign-up two times per valid credit card using the same or different email addresses.

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So I guess I need to create a whole bunch of virtual credit card numbers to go with all my email addresses. ;)

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Re: SDCC 2018 Ace Parking Discussion Thread
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2018, 11:21:38 AM »
I sent this question to ACE - but wanted to know if any here has the answer also - I signed up for the Comic-con Parking lottery using two of my current ACE parking accounts – each with a different credit card and email address, but with the same name.

Can I enter a third time with my third Ace Parking account that has a different email address, but same name, and use one of my credit card numbers again - that would still be just two credit card numbers for all three entries – one number for two entries and the other number for a third entry.

The reason I ask is that when I logged in using my 3rd ACE account - it didn't show the form with my account info already in the boxes like the other two entries so all I would need to do is fill out the credit card info.
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Re: SDCC 2018 Ace Parking Discussion Thread
« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2018, 12:25:22 PM »
While I'm not completely comfortable giving them my CC info in advance, I'm glad they addressed last years problem by doing this. Also just an FYI that you now get a confirmation to your email that you submitted the form. If I remember correctly last year that wasn't the case.

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Re: SDCC 2018 Ace Parking Discussion Thread
« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2018, 03:59:40 PM »
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So I guess I need to create a whole bunch of virtual credit card numbers to go with all my email addresses. ;)

All you need to do is to  buy some prepaid credit cards...

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Re: SDCC 2018 Ace Parking Discussion Thread
« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2018, 04:05:15 PM »
Still a little confuse... Can't you attached the same credit card to multiple email addresses or i assume its 2 identical emails per a credit card?

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Re: SDCC 2018 Ace Parking Discussion Thread
« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2018, 04:08:35 PM »
Nevermind  one credit card.. two entries regardless of emails... got it.

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Re: SDCC 2018 Ace Parking Discussion Thread
« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2018, 04:12:00 PM »
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Interesting. I assume that you will be able to change the credit card to a different one to actually purchase the permit though? If not that throws a new wrinkle into helping other folks get spots.

Yea i think I like the idea of charging the credit you submit. So no one can buy 100 one dollar prepaid cards...

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Re: SDCC 2018 Ace Parking Discussion Thread
« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2018, 10:25:39 PM »
I have six credit cards, so I submitted 12 entries.
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Re: SDCC 2018 Ace Parking Discussion Thread
« Reply #26 on: April 03, 2018, 10:37:12 AM »
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I have six credit cards, so I submitted 12 entries.

For the second email with the same credit card, do they also attempt a $0.00 charge and attempt to verify the card again for the second email address?

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Re: SDCC 2018 Ace Parking Discussion Thread
« Reply #27 on: April 03, 2018, 10:48:15 AM »
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For the second email with the same credit card, do they also attempt a $0.00 charge and attempt to verify the card again for the second email address?

Most likely.

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Re: SDCC 2018 Ace Parking Discussion Thread
« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2018, 12:01:37 PM »
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For the second email with the same credit card, do they also attempt a $0.00 charge and attempt to verify the card again for the second email address?

I only checked my one credit card with the two E-mail addresses, all I got for both was a confirmation that they received my entry, nothing more.  I also did not see anything on that card plus another card.
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Re: SDCC 2018 Ace Parking Discussion Thread
« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2018, 05:05:10 PM »
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Interesting. I assume that you will be able to change the credit card to a different one to actually purchase the permit though? If not that throws a new wrinkle into helping other folks get spots.

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Q: (SDCCUnofficialBlog)

Pretty sure you can use a different when paying for the actual order. This is mostly just to prove you're a human. But @AceParking can clarify.



A: (Ace Parking)

Yes, This is correct. You don't have to use the same card to pay.