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eatworksleepdie
02-09-2012, 12:25 PM
If you haven't seen the commercials yet, or have seen it on their Facebook site, Fiat is giving away a few away! Plus some merch. pretty cool!
http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/showthread.php?4746-Win-a-New-Fiat-500-Abarth-with-the-quot-Score-a-Scorpion-quot-Contest

I got the first one, and am searching for the second one now.. anyone know where the second scorpion is at?

grapefish
02-09-2012, 02:12 PM
I was interested until I found out it requires a Facebook account.

eatworksleepdie
02-09-2012, 02:29 PM
I'll tell ya what.. If I win one, I'll give you a ride in it! :D thanks for taking one for the team by not participating! haha, more chances for me to win! :D

ggravant
02-09-2012, 10:44 PM
If you haven't seen the commercials yet, or have seen it on their Facebook site, Fiat is giving away a few away! Plus some merch. pretty cool!
http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/showthread.php?4746-Win-a-New-Fiat-500-Abarth-with-the-quot-Score-a-Scorpion-quot-Contest

I got the first one, and am searching for the second one now.. anyone know where the second scorpion is at?Go to the national geographic website and search for Scorpion ... it should be on that page.

F500
02-09-2012, 11:26 PM
yep! me too...... :(

eatworksleepdie
02-10-2012, 09:55 AM
Go to the national geographic website and search for Scorpion ... it should be on that page.

thanks! I forgot to update that I found it after I posted.

VTEC Mini
02-10-2012, 04:07 PM
Yep I am playing. The second clue was clever.

eatworksleepdie
02-10-2012, 04:12 PM
clever indeed! it'll be interesting to see what they come up with for some of the car challenges. I'm sure they'll keep ramping up the difficulty level, should be fun!

VTEC Mini
02-10-2012, 04:31 PM
clever indeed! it'll be interesting to see what they come up with for some of the car challenges. I'm sure they'll keep ramping up the difficulty level, should be fun!

I am sure they will and I agree this will be fun!

FiatPhil
02-10-2012, 06:28 PM
I'm playing. I got the second clue by myself, but it took a while to figure out how to determine the website where it was hiding.

trevc
02-13-2012, 12:44 PM
Any ideas on the 3rd clue anyone??

trevc
02-13-2012, 12:54 PM
Right after I posted I worked it out. You will need a Google+ account to get this one!

eatworksleepdie
02-13-2012, 01:00 PM
Any ideas on the 3rd clue anyone??

it's on Google+ !

eatworksleepdie
02-13-2012, 01:05 PM
gah! it won't register that I found it! can't get the link to work. lame.. I'll keep trying.

eatworksleepdie
02-13-2012, 01:21 PM
figured it out.. the link doesn't like Firefox (at least for me).

EugeneS
02-13-2012, 01:28 PM
Nah, you don't need to open google+ account... just go to the g+ and search for fiat usa official page... don't click on the picture, click on the link...

FiatPhil
02-13-2012, 04:32 PM
I ended up joining google+ to "get" the scorpion....this took all morning for me to figure it out. I wonder how many work hours are lost nationwide as people do this at work? I know it took me three hours to get this one done.

VTEC Mini
02-13-2012, 06:41 PM
I didn't like having to sign up fpr a Google account....

sportbiker
02-13-2012, 09:51 PM
As one of the three people remaining in this world who don't do Facebook or other social media, I doth protest!

VTEC Mini
02-14-2012, 01:23 AM
As one of the three people remaining in this world who don't do Facebook or other social media, I doth protest!

That makes sense and I don't like it either but my passion is over running my better judgement.;)

Fiat500USA
02-14-2012, 01:56 AM
Nah, you don't need to open google+ account... just go to the g+ and search for fiat usa official page... don't click on the picture, click on the link...

Exactly, you don't need to make an account.

Thad
02-14-2012, 09:54 AM
Shhhhhhh.

eatworksleepdie
02-16-2012, 01:19 PM
found the fourth clue!

Terry
02-16-2012, 01:32 PM
Good job. I've been bumbling (not tumbling) around websites doing the search--It seems that a lot of girl gymnastics teams are named scorpions but so far, no luck...
found the fourth clue!

eatworksleepdie
02-16-2012, 01:42 PM
it's on tumblr.com

VTEC Mini
02-16-2012, 01:53 PM
Just got clue #4! It was way easier than #3 but part of the clue is misspelled.

wachuko
02-16-2012, 10:01 PM
I am trying as well... but I am set on getting one, free or paying for it :joyous:

Hint 1: Visit www.fiatusa.com/abarth, click the right arrow until you get to the page on Karl Abarth. Click on the headlight of the motorcycle in the picture to collect the scorpion.
Hint 2: Visit animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/bugs/scorpion. Click scorpion advertisement on right hand side to collect the scorpion.
Hint 3: Visit plus.google.com/117427976664823459557/posts. Click on the link in their post to collect the scorpion.
Hint 4: Visit scorpiontales.tumblr.com. Click on the link provided on the page to collect the scorpion.
Hint 5: Feb 20

Jim McKenzie
02-17-2012, 07:40 AM
I've been playing, have the first 4. Hope that the clues get a little harder each time, they seem too easy to date. I aslo hope people don't post the answers making the finding of answers on my own a little pointless :) Aslo if EVERYONE has the answers, it makes the odds of winning much worse. Just saying :)

wachuko
02-17-2012, 08:53 AM
I've been playing, have the first 4. Hope that the clues get a little harder each time, they seem too easy to date. I aslo hope people don't post the answers making the finding of answers on my own a little pointless :) Aslo if EVERYONE has the answers, it makes the odds of winning much worse. Just saying :)

That is just so selfish Jim :joyous: All in good fun. Best of luck to everyone!

ggravant
02-17-2012, 10:33 AM
I do not think it will ever get hard - it is just a way of getting more recognition for the brand and also a way of getting us to visit sites we might not normally visit to help increase their awareness as well. Marketing ...

wachuko
02-17-2012, 10:48 AM
I do not think it will ever get hard - it is just a way of getting more recognition for the brand and also a way of getting us to visit sites we might not normally visit to help increase their awareness as well. Marketing ...

For me, it was the ad with the model... that hooked me. This was before it was aired in the SuperBowl. I went that same weekend to test drive a normal 500. We drove a 5-speed 500c for around 35 miles. What a blast. It was amazing driving that car up to red line. If the Abarth had been available we would have bought it in the spot... now we wait.

The plan is to buy it and then give it to my daughter when she gets her permit (in about a year or two)... but I am afraid that I will simply will not want to let it go.

Here my daughter sitting in the one she liked...

http://forums.rennlist.com/upload/img_0864sm.jpg

FiatPhil
02-17-2012, 12:51 PM
Geez, it's no fun if you give the answers away. The rest of us had to work (hard, in my case) to get these points. Even if I don't win a car (and I'm sure I won't) I enjoy the contest and the search. Please don't spoil it.

EugeneS
02-17-2012, 02:30 PM
Geez, it's no fun if you give the answers away. The rest of us had to work (hard, in my case) to get these points. Even if I don't win a car (and I'm sure I won't) I enjoy the contest and the search. Please don't spoil it.

OK, I won't post any spoilers any more... I agree it's much more fun to spend time and try to figure out the clue :)

wachuko
02-17-2012, 03:52 PM
OK, I won't post any spoilers any more... I agree it's much more fun to spend time and try to figure out the clue :)

Same here...

Fiat_Ohio
02-17-2012, 08:31 PM
well, how about posting some extra hints in case we can't solve it on our own :-)

Fiat_Ohio
02-20-2012, 11:17 AM
Hint #5 is posted now. And it was super easy to find!:chuncky::chuncky::chuncky:

eatworksleepdie
02-20-2012, 01:07 PM
Hint #5 is posted now. And it was super easy to find!:chuncky::chuncky::chuncky:
any extra hints/clues? this one isn't making any sense to me...

wachuko
02-20-2012, 01:13 PM
any extra hints/clues? this one isn't making any sense to me...

Key words there are blue bird... twit twit, twit twit

eatworksleepdie
02-20-2012, 01:16 PM
ahh! I should have known that.. I was making it way to hard! haha. thx!

wachuko
02-20-2012, 01:22 PM
ahh! I should have known that.. I was making it way to hard! haha. thx!

I went to Starbucks first... that coffee reference got me off track... lol

EugeneS
02-20-2012, 01:27 PM
I went to Starbucks first... that coffee reference got me off track... lol

I did the same... LOL

Clue #5 is really easy... think about the commercial.... :)

Fiat_Ohio
02-20-2012, 01:47 PM
The blue bird really gave it away

eatworksleepdie
02-20-2012, 02:02 PM
NM. just found it.

RobertCosta
02-20-2012, 04:21 PM
Can anyone give more help on the Blue Bird Hint?

janaheim
02-20-2012, 04:25 PM
Can anyone give more help on the Blue Bird Hint?

What social media do you go to when you want to follow someone or someone following you?

Ciao

EugeneS
02-20-2012, 04:26 PM
Can anyone give more help on the Blue Bird Hint?

OK, think about a social networking website... with a blue bird... LOL... oh and don't forget the commercial... you should put 2 and 2 together...

VTEC Mini
02-21-2012, 12:04 AM
What social media do you go to when you want to follow someone or someone following you?

Ciao

Psycho ex- girlfriends.com:glee:

Got the fifth one.... I don't see what the commercial has to do with it though.....:peaceful:

CoreSeries
02-21-2012, 06:40 AM
Finally found my 5th. Knew what I was looking for the whole time, had the right site, still couldn't find it....stumbled upon this website....
http://ego-alterego.com/2012/01/catrinel-menghia-in-fiat-500-abarth-seduction/#.T0NyCHkg9AY <----Verified what I already knew and what I was looking for exactly. Took me about 5 seconds to find a new the scorpion.

eatworksleepdie
02-23-2012, 12:52 PM
I just got the 6th. The answer of the website to go to is in the hint...

fiatkris
02-23-2012, 01:04 PM
I just got the 6th. The answer of the website to go to is in the hint...

I've been searching everywhere. Karl Abarth, Topolino, Fiat top speed, fiat modification kit. I'm still stuck. any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

eatworksleepdie
02-23-2012, 01:06 PM
I've been searching everywhere. Karl Abarth, Topolino, Fiat top speed, fiat modification kit. I'm still stuck. any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

So close!! one of your searches is pretty much it, minus a common 4 letter word, :D

Samuel Rodriguez
02-23-2012, 02:11 PM
Found clue #6.

I'm really starting to enjoy these. I have a secret wish that they keep doing them with Fiat and Abarth facts but the prizes being merchandise. It will help promote fiat and give us a little fun here and there.

wachuko
02-23-2012, 02:20 PM
For #6 I went to the site right away, but searched on Fiat instead of staying at the main page. Anyway... got it!

janaheim
02-23-2012, 03:28 PM
All the time I was on the site and I couldn't see it. I just had to be patient and wait for it to appear.

Ciao

VTEC Mini
02-23-2012, 04:34 PM
I just highlighted the hint, clicked on it in Google. Found this web site, clicked on the link and BAM! Had it in less than 30 seconds.

trevc
02-23-2012, 04:41 PM
Make sure you have any ad-blockers turned off otherwise you will never get this one!

Fiat_Ohio
02-23-2012, 05:59 PM
Arg!
Silly ad-blockers!!!

geeded
02-23-2012, 09:10 PM
Arg!
Silly ad-blockers!!!

Love them but I learned to get out of Firefox and log onto IE when doing the clue search. Then back to my (mostly) ad free Firefox.

Cheers

5thclue
02-25-2012, 10:03 AM
Can anyone give more help on the Blue Bird Hint?

Thanks everyone for helping me with the other clues. Here is my contribution to the 5th clue. Enjoy. And don't waste too much time on the web. There is a whole world out there to enjoy even if you are not driving a Fiat Abarth. :-)

http://twitpic.com/photos/FIATUSA

wachuko
02-27-2012, 11:49 AM
#7 was very easy to find...

Freedomland
02-27-2012, 12:16 PM
i havent figured it out

eatworksleepdie
02-27-2012, 12:43 PM
they put the name of the website in the clue again. I know what the site is, but it's not loading. not sure why. I've tried both IE9 and Firefox10 not getting it to load... yet.

eatworksleepdie
02-27-2012, 01:29 PM
I had to reload the page literally about 100 times to get it to show!

the site is a magazine site if that helps..

ggravant
02-27-2012, 01:33 PM
Also try reading a story or three on the site - it might be more likely to show up

wachuko
02-27-2012, 01:45 PM
We turned off the pop-up blocker and it showed up right away... not sure if it was because we had already refreshed the page several times or what... but right after turning off the blocker, there it was...

janaheim
02-27-2012, 03:59 PM
Is one of the ads consumerreports.org? It's almost always on. I've reloaded 'till I'm blue!

wachuko
02-27-2012, 04:18 PM
Is one of the ads consumerreports.org? It's almost always on. I've reloaded 'till I'm blue!

hummmm... nope... what I did, but it should be in the main page, anyway, what I did was, once on that website, search on FIAT and clicked in the Abarth article they have... there was a Fiat ad that after several reloads, switched into the Scorpion...

VTEC Mini
02-27-2012, 04:23 PM
Easy clue is easy enough it just sucked you have to refresh a half dozen times to get it to show up.

janaheim
02-27-2012, 04:28 PM
Managia, I was on the wrong site! I finally got it. Thanks to all for their hints.

Ciao

Freedomland
02-27-2012, 05:20 PM
yeah i looked at the clue and remembered seeing the mag found it after browsing a few items... thanks

1 to go

Itgb
02-27-2012, 09:42 PM
I hope at least 1 of us from the forum wins.

Fiat_Ohio
02-28-2012, 12:21 AM
I hope at least 1 of us from the forum wins.
I hope so too...
and I also hope that one is me :joyous:

VTEC Mini
02-28-2012, 09:51 AM
I hope at least 1 of us from the forum wins.

I do too but with as many people that are playing the odds are more that it is someone who isn't. I would love to here their happiness and how and when they found out and how much they love the car.

eatworksleepdie
02-28-2012, 05:31 PM
Positive vibes going out!! It WILL be one of us (me) who WILL win one of the Abarths! :D

sjmst
02-28-2012, 05:45 PM
I hope so too...
and I also hope that one is me :joyous:

Agreed, we both vote for "me" :chuncky:

pazsion
02-29-2012, 08:33 PM
LOLS @ the people who don't have a FB account and say they don't use any social media site.

Yet use forums

consumer review sites

news sites

Join e-newsletters

use sms, java or other web application to chat.

Play any MMOS or game online

I don't get your reasoning behind not useing "social networking sites" But if your connected and you browse...your still doing whatever your protesting.... hehehe :beguiled:

wachuko
03-01-2012, 07:24 PM
I got all 8!! It was fun.

http://forums.rennlist.com/upload/got_all_eight.jpg

VTEC Mini
03-01-2012, 07:43 PM
Yep, I got all eight too. The last one was pretty easy. The only one I didn't like and had trouble on was #7 because it took forever for it to pop up after numerous refreshes.

MrFiat
03-01-2012, 08:26 PM
Agreed, we both vote for "me"

I like the "me" thing. It has a nice ring to it! :eagerness:

imflounder
03-02-2012, 12:11 AM
I hope if I win one that I get to meet the model in the commercial.

MrFiat
03-02-2012, 10:13 AM
So, the contest is over as of Sunday evening. Winners will be drawn sometime during the following week. It'll be another week or so to actually determine who gets the cars and toys. Fiat says that you have to request a winners list so I'm guessing that they won't publish one. I'm assuming that someone here will post the official winners list. hint hint -- :rolleyes:

Vaejovis carolinanus aka lowconabarth
03-04-2012, 10:42 PM
why does the contest site think its March 5 when its really sun March 4

Felnus
03-04-2012, 11:19 PM
It IS March 5th. In Italy.

VTEC Mini
03-06-2012, 12:20 AM
According to FiatUSA on FB, the winners have been chosen already and they are waiting for legality issues and paper work to be done before announcement can made publicly who won. It must be hard to keep a tight lip for the winners until the 23rd. I hope they are celebrating Abarth style tonight!

trevc
03-06-2012, 01:39 PM
That can't be right - I haven't heard from them yet ;-)

janaheim
03-06-2012, 04:12 PM
As of March 6. 2012, 11:55 A.M. Pacific Standard Time, the FIAT USA Score A Scorpion - FIAT 500 ABARTH page on Facebook reads:


Thanks for playing!
The contest is over but come back soon to see who won.
Winners will be announced by March 23.


My understanding is that winners were to be announced on March 7. Then you have to reply by email in three days. Then there are other issues, such as buying extra features at your own expense (You only get the basic Abarth), delivery through ypur nearest Studio, etc. So you may be told you won an Abarth on March 7; however the official list will be made public by March 23, IMHO. Maybe I'm wrong?


Ciao

VTEC Mini
03-06-2012, 04:23 PM
As of March 6. 2012, 11:55 A.M. Pacific Standard Time, the FIAT USA Score A Scorpion - FIAT 500 ABARTH page on Facebook reads:


Thanks for playing!
The contest is over but come back soon to see who won.
Winners will be announced by March 23.


My understanding is that winners were to be announced on March 7. Then you have to reply by email in three days. Then there are other issues, such as buying extra features at your own expense (You only get the basic Abarth), delivery through ypur nearest Studio, etc. So you may be told you won an Abarth on March 7; however the official list will be made public by March 23, IMHO. Maybe I'm wrong?


CiaoThe post on saw on Fiats FB tagged on to someones post was Fiat USA stating "Winner will be picked BEFORE 3/7 and will be publicly announced 3/23.".......... It doesn't matter anyhow really, I know I didn't in and I hope those who did sincerely enjoy their Abarth! :)

wachuko
03-06-2012, 04:44 PM
HOW TO CLAIM A PRIZE: On or about March 7, 2012 each potential First Prize Winner and potential Grand Prize Winners will be notified by Administrator via email. Each potential First Prize Winner or potential Grand Prize Winner must respond within three (3) calendar days of the date of the Prize Notification (the “Deadline”), and the reply must include his/her full name, age and a confirmation of mailing address. The mailing address must be a complete and valid street address (no P.O. boxes).


Before being declared a Grand Prize Winner, each potential Grand Prize Winner will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability and Publicity Release and a tax acknowledgment form, within ten (10) business days from the date it is postmarked as having been sent by the Sponsor or its representative, or the Grand Prize may, in Sponsor's sole discretion, be forfeited.



And you do not take delivery for 180 days...


Subject to availability, each prize will be delivered approximately 180 days from final verification of each Grand Prize Winner's eligibility (as further described below in Section 6 and otherwise in these Official Rules).

Complete rules here: http://www.scoreascorpion.com/rules/


The post on saw on Fiats FB tagged on to someones post was Fiat USA stating "Winner will be picked BEFORE 3/7 and will be publicly announced 3/23.".......... It doesn't matter anyhow really, I know I didn't in and I hope those who did sincerely enjoy their Abarth! :)

VTEC Mini
03-07-2012, 01:24 AM
And you do not take delivery for 180 days...



Complete rules here: http://www.scoreascorpion.com/rules/I understand the rules. I posted what Fiat USA said themselves in a post. They said "before 3/7" so I would guess that qualifies "on or about 3/7".

wachuko
03-07-2012, 07:47 AM
I understand the rules. I posted what Fiat USA said themselves in a post. They said "before 3/7" so I would guess that qualifies "on or about 3/7".

True.

Would be nice to at least know that the emails to the winners went out...

VTEC Mini
03-07-2012, 09:58 AM
True.

Would be nice to at least know that the emails to the winners went out...Yes, that would be nice to know. I am not sure but I am sure the winners where told to keep it mum until the 23rd or risk losing their prize. That would be very, very hard to do and that would be a lllllllllllllooooooooooonnnnnnnngggggggg 180 days for sure.

VTEC Mini
03-07-2012, 01:32 PM
On Fiat USA FB page;

FIAT USA
For those of you patiently waiting, the emails have been sent to the winners of "Score A Scorpion." We will be announcing the winners publicly on March 23rd. Thanks to all who played, and to our community for making this scorpion hunt so much fun!

eatworksleepdie
03-07-2012, 01:35 PM
they must have messed up. I didn't get my email!! going go to check my junk box :(