Just a heads up: Now that the scratch cards promo is over, Party Poker started their "12 days of xmas" missions.

The first one is "get dealt a pocket pair", and you receive a $1 bonus. You need to generate 2 party points to clear it, making it a 100% rakeback deal.

It's only $1, but still, if there are 12 missions like this, it's an easy $12... Make sure you clear this before any other running bonuses (those are mostly just 25% - 33%).

Edited by marqis (Thursday, December 25, 2014 @ 10:52 GMT)

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I also got an email about this promo. Looks indeed very interesting and I guess I will try to clear some of these. In addition you will get another bonus depending on howw many daily missions you have cleared from these 12 days.

Well... You should consider it rakeback. You still need to play your best game, where you have a winning record. It's no use trying to clear a bonus, if you lose money doing so, because even a small losing rate will not be compensated by this bonus.

In contrast I make about $10 - $20 profit clearing a 6 point bonus. I thinks it's great that I get back $1 from the $3 the site took in rake, making my profit $11 - $21 vs the site's profit $2

Just play the games you would normally do, where you have a good win rate, and the bonus will increase your profit because of less rake paid.

This mission $1 bonus is 100% rakeback, so you'll get $1 if you winnings are $0 (break even), after 2 points, where otherwise you'd lose $1 to rake.

Edit: To be more precise; in december I've accumulated 93 Party Points, with a net result of $192.77 (with an extremely good winrate of 71 bb/100). This means I won $2.07 per point.

So for 6 points (i.e. $3 rake) I won $12.44 + $1 rakeback

Edited by marqis (Thursday, December 25, 2014 @ 16:26 GMT)

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Get a load of this marqis,...

I decided to convert the T$10 I had in .20c increments in the 2 man SnGs expecting to win approximately half the 50 games....

Long story short,...turns out I won about $12.50 real cash,...or 33/50 games,...for a 66% win rate....which is very high...

...once I realized the mission was a burn,...BUT I was killin' the 2 mans,...I just kept goin' through ALL my T$ when I figured lady luck was on my side...

Posted by demodawggy: Get a load of this marqis,...

I decided to convert the T$10 I had in .20c increments in the 2 man SnGs expecting to win approximately half the 50 games....

Long story short,...turns out I won about $12.50 real cash,...or 33/50 games,...for a 66% win rate....which is very high...

...once I realized the mission was a burn,...BUT I was killin' the 2 mans,...I just kept goin' through ALL my T$ when I figured lady luck was on my side...

Well spotted. For the duration of that bonus, you were guaranteed 100% rakeback, so it was totally 0 EV, not much risk, and you came out on top...

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Haven't seen this, so after a poker free day (it is Christmas Day ta know) today, I will take a gander over at party tomorrow to see what is occurring! The rake does sound pretty high for little return, but it may be worth a go over the coming work free days!

Just completed the 2nd mission, and cleared the $1 bonus, all in just 100 hands, winning $10.06 + $1 bonus on 6-max NL4 (winrate 251.5 bb/100).

Merry Christmas.

------------ One word of warning, if you're going for the bonus you get for completing multiple missions; I found the page for the mission (it's not publicized on their web page yet), http://www.partypoker.com/whats-going-on/promotions/xma... and it says:

- All players who complete multiple Missions will be awarded with a release restricted bonus on the 6th January within 48 hours; each bonus is valid for 30 days.

-Player who clear between 1–3 Missions will be awarded with a $25 release restricted bonus, to release the entire bonus, the player needs to earn 150 points in total; player who clear between 4–6 Missions will be awarded with a $50 release restricted bonus, to release the entire bonus, the player needs to earn 300 points in total; player who clear between 7–9 Missions will be awarded with a $100 release restricted bonus, to release the entire bonus, the player needs to earn 1000 points in total; player who clear between 10–12 Missions will be awarded with a $200 release restricted bonus, to release the entire bonus, the player needs to earn 2000 points in total.

This means 33% rakeback for the $25 and $50 bonuses, and just 20% rakeback for the $100 and $200 bonuses. So depending on how many points you are planning to generate in January, you might want to limit yourself to completing just 6 missions. On the other hand, this means you give up 6 $1 bonuses with 100% rakeback...

I still have plenty Halloween bonuses with 26% rakeback left in January (they also were advertised as 30 days, but turned out to be 60 days to clear), so I might need to get the calculator out to see what the best strategy is...

Edited by marqis (Friday, December 26, 2014 @ 23:53 GMT)

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Posted by marqis: Just completed the 2nd mission, and cleared the $1 bonus, all in just 100 hands, winning $10.06 + $1 bonus on 6-max NL4 (winrate 251.5 bb/100).

Merry Christmas.

------------ One word of warning, if you're going for the bonus you get for completing multiple missions; I found the page for the mission (it's not publicized on their web page yet), http://www.partypoker.com/whats-going-on/promotions/xma... and it says:

- All players who complete multiple Missions will be awarded with a release restricted bonus on the 6th January within 48 hours; each bonus is valid for 30 days.

-Player who clear between 1�3 Missions will be awarded with a $25 release restricted bonus, to release the entire bonus, the player needs to earn 150 points in total; player who clear between 4�6 Missions will be awarded with a $50 release restricted bonus, to release the entire bonus, the player needs to earn 300 points in total; player who clear between 7�9 Missions will be awarded with a $100 release restricted bonus, to release the entire bonus, the player needs to earn 1000 points in total; player who clear between 10�12 Missions will be awarded with a $200 release restricted bonus, to release the entire bonus, the player needs to earn 2000 points in total.

This means 33% rakeback for the $25 and $50 bonuses, and just 20% rakeback for the $100 and $200 bonuses. So depending on how many points you are planning to generate in January, you might want to limit yourself to completing just 6 missions. On the other hand, this means you give up 6 $1 bonuses with 100% rakeback...

I still have plenty Halloween bonuses with 26% rakeback left in January (they also were advertised as 30 days, but turned out to be 60 days to clear), so I might need to get the calculator out to see what the best strategy is...

Damnit...again this stupid bonuses from PP.For clear 1 point bonus i must play all day.I give up...no way.

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Posted by pelinimed:

Posted by marqis: Just completed the 2nd mission, and cleared the $1 bonus, all in just 100 hands, winning $10.06 + $1 bonus on 6-max NL4 (winrate 251.5 bb/100).

Merry Christmas.

------------ One word of warning, if you're going for the bonus you get for completing multiple missions; I found the page for the mission (it's not publicized on their web page yet), http://www.partypoker.com/whats-going-on/promotions/xma... and it says:

- All players who complete multiple Missions will be awarded with a release restricted bonus on the 6th January within 48 hours; each bonus is valid for 30 days.

-Player who clear between 1�3 Missions will be awarded with a $25 release restricted bonus, to release the entire bonus, the player needs to earn 150 points in total; player who clear between 4�6 Missions will be awarded with a $50 release restricted bonus, to release the entire bonus, the player needs to earn 300 points in total; player who clear between 7�9 Missions will be awarded with a $100 release restricted bonus, to release the entire bonus, the player needs to earn 1000 points in total; player who clear between 10�12 Missions will be awarded with a $200 release restricted bonus, to release the entire bonus, the player needs to earn 2000 points in total.

This means 33% rakeback for the $25 and $50 bonuses, and just 20% rakeback for the $100 and $200 bonuses. So depending on how many points you are planning to generate in January, you might want to limit yourself to completing just 6 missions. On the other hand, this means you give up 6 $1 bonuses with 100% rakeback...

I still have plenty Halloween bonuses with 26% rakeback left in January (they also were advertised as 30 days, but turned out to be 60 days to clear), so I might need to get the calculator out to see what the best strategy is...

Damnit...again this stupid bonuses from PP.For clear 1 point bonus i must play all day.I give up...no way.

$1 sngs, dym's are 0.3 points, so four of them clear a bonus. Easy money for microstakes players

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I complete all 9 missions and clear bonuses of 1$,but today mission is -kick out 10 players in any bounty mtt .right now i play one bounty event,have 12k stack and just one kick out.I am on 12place and after that tourney we have just one more event late 10-buy-in$ .maybe i play,not fan of those tournaments,because i am not that much aggressive player,i build my stack slowly.I think im not finish that mission

Yeah, today's mission is impossible... Knocking out 10 players in a bounty, it is ridiculous compared to the other missions.

I completed 5, and will stop at 6, so I'll get the $50 bonus (33% rakeback), and not the crappy $100 or $200 bonus (just 20% rakeback) that I won't finish anyway.

I did the calculations, and its marginally profitable for me to forgo 6 of the $1 bonuses, and get the better value on the $50 bonus.

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Posted by marqis: Yeah, today's mission is impossible... Knocking out 10 players in a bounty, it is ridiculous compared to the other missions.

I completed 5, and will stop at 6, so I'll get the $50 bonus (33% rakeback), and not the crappy $100 or $200 bonus (just 20% rakeback) that I won't finish anyway.

I did the calculations, and its marginally profitable for me to forgo 6 of the $1 bonuses, and get the better value on the $50 bonus.

I am not understand,if we finish 9 missions ,we get 100$?what cash or we must clean b for that amount

The $100 is a release restricted bonus that requires 1000 points to clear. You'll have to rake $500 to clear it (in 30 days).

The $50 release restricted bonus requires just 300 points, which is much better value.

I only clear about 100 points (200 tops maybe, if I try) in 30 days, which would get me $10 released from the $100 bonus, but $16.66 from the $50 bonus.

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So what you are saying marquis if I´m getting it right is easier to cash some money from the restricted bonus from the$50 bonus?

Idon´t know the mumber of missions that I have completed I think it was 4 or 5 so my bonus will be pretty small and that kind of restricted bonus is a little bit like false advertising you can "x plus Y" but at the end you get -"x minus y divided by z "

Posted by av1966: So what you are saying marquis if I'm getting it right is easier to cash some money from the restricted bonus from the$50 bonus?

Idon't know the mumber of missions that I have completed I think it was 4 or 5 so my bonus will be pretty small and that kind of restricted bonus is a little bit like false advertising you can "x plus Y" but at the end you get -"x minus y divided by z "

Yes, that's what I'm saying; you get more money per point on the $50 bonus.

This means you should consider how much points you'll be making from January 6th until February 5th, to determine which bonus is best for you.

If you don't make many points, you might disregard the bonus entirely, and just be satisfied with the $1 bonus for each of the missions (they are the best value requiring just 2 points to clear in 6 days = 100% rakeback).

I agree the term "bonus" is a bit misleading, since I too was unclear about what it meant, when I first got one a few years ago. It was a bit disappointing because my first bonus was totally wasted, since I was not generating any points back then.

Edited by marqis (Sunday, January 04, 2015 @ 01:10 GMT)