Disney Introduces Early Access Lottery System For In-Demand Online Merchandise
Have you had your eyes on that special edition Disney collectors item only to find it’s sold out minutes after release? Do you worry that your are missing out on awesome items to people buying out stock to price gouge on Ebay!? Well it looks like Disney has FINALLY come up with a solution when it come to having a shot at getting items – The’ve introduced a new MerchPass system.
As you can see from the email above, using the new MerchPass system is a three step process. Guests can choose the item, then its a waiting game to see if you received an email to see if you won the drawing to PURCHASE that item. If successful you’ll have a limited-time window to buy the items for your family. You then can login to complete your purchase and you’ll already find the item in your bag!
The first opportunity guests will have to see this new system at work will be for the Disney Castle Collection Arendelle Castle. Guests interested in registering for the lottery should visit shopDisney between 7am – 11:59 pm PDT. The drawing will be open to legal residents of the 50 states & DC who are 18 plus. there is a limit of 1 entry per person. The RANDOM drawing will be held on 7/16/20 and entrants will be notified by email if your entry has been selected. You will then have until 7/17/20 to make your purchase.
Can I decide not to purchase if I am selected from the drawing?
Yes. There is no obligation to by if selected nor are there fees or penalties for deciding not to purchase. However, to make sure that everyone has a fair chance of winning, Disney recommends that you only enter the drawing for Early Access if you’d like to purchase the item.
For drawings with multiple products, can I enter for more than one product?
Yes, but there is a limit of one (1) entry per person per product. If selected, only one (1) unit of each product can be purchased. If you enter for the chance to purchase multiple products, each product will have its own drawing and you may be selected in all, some, or none of the drawings.
How will I know if I was selected for the drawing?
If your entry was selected, you will be notified via email.
Can I go back to unselect from or add products to the drawing once I submit my entry?
After submitting your entry, you will not be able to Edit meaning you can unselect a product or select another product. You can decide not to purchase the product if your entry is selected in the drawing and you have been given an early access purchase opportunity.
I was selected in the drawing! How do I complete my purchase?
Simply log in to your Disney Account on shopDisney.com during the purchase window identified on the Early Access Drawing page to complete the purchase. You can use the link in the email notifying you that your entry was selected. During the purchase window, your Bag will already have the selected Early Access Drawing product(s) in it. You may add other items from shopDisney.com to your Bag, but do not remove the Early Access Drawing products from your Bag unless you no longer wish to purchase them. PLEASE NOTE: If you do not complete your purchase by the date designated in the Early Access Drawing page, you will not be able to purchase the Early Access Drawing product as part of this promotion.
What happens if I am not selected for the drawing?
If your entry is not selected, you will not receive the early access purchase opportunity for the product. These products may be offered for sale at shopDisney.com and/or in the Disney store at a later date.
My entry was selected. Can I transfer the opportunity to purchase to someone else?
No. The opportunity to purchase the product is personal to the selected entrant.
Do I have to live in the U.S. to be able to enter?
Yes, Early Access Drawings are currently available for Guests shopping in the U.S. These products are eligible for shipment to U.S. addresses only.
Does the price include shipping and taxes?
No. Applicable shipping and taxes will be added onto the designated price at checkout.
When purchasing, can I buy other products and use promotion codes?
Yes, you may add other items from shopDisney.com to your Bag for purchase in the same transaction. You may also enter promotion codes, which are subject to their promotion terms and will be applied to eligible purchases. Please note that certain promotion codes exclude limited edition and limited release products, including Early Access Drawing products, but they may be applied to other eligible items in your transaction.
We hope this gives you a sense of Disney’s new MerchPass program. We here at MickeyBlog actually think its a great way to even the playing field and to give everyone a chance to pick up the items that you’ve had your eye on! We will continue to keep you up to date on MerchPass releases going forward so keep checking in with us!
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