|The Lost Art Promotion
MORE LOST ARTWORK FOR THE Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME HAS BEEN DISCOVERED!
New Lost Art Promotion Begins January 2019!
El Segundo, Calif. (December 12, 2018) – New treasures unearthed! Six cards that have existed since the early days of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME are about to surface with new artwork through Konami Digital Entertainment Inc.'s (KONAMI) Lost Art Promotion, beginning January 2019 at participating KONAMI Official Tournament Stores.
Six different Lost Art Promotional cards will each be available during a different month, and each promotional card will ONLY be available at Official Tournament Stores. During the Lost Art Promotion, customers who spend at least $30 (excluding sales tax) on sealed Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME products at participating Official Tournament Stores will receive a FREE Lost Art Promotional card with their purchase, while supplies last. All artwork on the cards available in the Lost Art Promotion has never been available outside of Asia.
In the new year, the Lost Art Promotion will be active in two, 3-month periods: first in January, February, March, and then June, July, and August. During these months, purchasing Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME products from Official Tournament Stores will make customers eligible to receive a Lost Art Promotional card.
Starting off strong in January, customers at Official Tournament Stores will receive a special copy of an Ultra Rare Ring of Destruction. The previously Forbidden Trap Card Ring of Destruction features explosive artwork that was released in Asia 18 years ago, now available in North America for the first time! The rest of this year's promotional cards are different than last year's promotional cards, but are certain to be just as much of a hit! During this promotion's run, Duelists will be able to get Call of the Haunted, Dark Ruler Ha Des, Lesser Fiend, Skill Drain, and Soul Drain from the Lost Art Promotion, also with artwork that has never been seen outside of Asia.
The Lost Art Promotion finally gives Duelists an opportunity to receive iconic cards from the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga and animated series with different art. Whether they are cards that find a place in competitive Dueling like Call of the Haunted and Skill Drain, to popular and fan-favorite cards like Dark Ruler Ha Des and Ring of Destruction, the Lost Art Promotion gives Duelists a rare opportunity to get perennial cards as a new Lost Art variant with previously unavailable artwork. All cards available through the Lost Art Promotion are only available at participating Official Tournament Stores while supplies last!
Q: What is The Lost Art Promotion?
A: The Lost Art Promotion is an exclusive promotion for eligible KONAMI Official Tournament Stores (OTS) that have chosen to opt in to participate. Customers who spend a minimum of $30.00 USD (excluding sales tax) on sealed Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG products at participating OTS retail locations will receive a free "Lost Art" promotional card with their purchase. A different promotional card will be available each month that the promotion runs, with each Lost Art variant card featuring artwork never before released outside of Asia.
Q: What is the timing of the promotion?
A: The promotion will run in two, 3-month periods. The first 3-month period begins January 1, 2019 and ends March 31, 2019. The second 3-month period begins June 1, 2019 and ends August 31, 2019.
Q: How do I know if my local store is participating in The Lost Art Promotion?
A: The list of participating OTS for The Lost Art Promotion will be posted on this site, and updated periodically.
Q: How can I get my local store to participate in The Lost Art Promotion if they are not currently participating?
A: If your local store is currently an OTS but not participating in The Lost Art Promotion, they can email email@example.com for information on how to opt in.
If you know that your local store is NOT currently a KONAMI Official Tournament Store, they can email firstname.lastname@example.org to begin the application process. Even if they are currently not an OTS, they can still join and become eligible for The Lost Art Promotion.
Q: What are the promotional cards that are begin given out each month?
A: Customers have a chance to receive special copies of popular cards that have never been released outside of Asia. These Ultra Rare cards feature the original card artwork when they were first released in 1999. The promotional cards that can be received are, in alphabetical order: Call of the Haunted, Dark Ruler Ha Des, Lesser Fiend, Ring of Destruction, Skill Drain, and Soul Drain.
Q: How are the promotional cards being given out at the stores?
A: Participating OTS' will give customers the promotional card for that month for each $30.00 in sealed Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG product spent at that participating location. Qualifying purchases must be made on site in the store. Online purchases do not apply.
Q: Do I have to purchase at least $30.00 worth of sealed Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG product at once, or can it be across multiple transactions in the same month?
A: It is up to the OTS if they will give customers a promotional card if the customer spends at least $30.00 in Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG product but over multiple transactions in a single month. It should be the responsibility of the customer to provide proof of purchase of each transaction. Remember that stores will have a limited supply of promotional cards per month.
Q: I purchased $29.00 worth of Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG product but with the added sales tax the total purchase went over the $30.00 minimum spend. Is this enough to get a promotional card?
A: Sales tax is excluded from the purchase total, so in this example the customer does not receive a promotional card.
Q: I purchased $30.00 worth of Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG product in February, but I really wanted to get Ring of Destruction, which is the January Promotional card. Can I still get this card?
A: If the participating OTS still has promotional cards from prior months available, it is up to them to decide whether or not to honor this request from the customer. Keep in mind that participating OTS will have a limited supply of each month's promotional card.
Q: I just spent over $30.00 buying a couple of single cards from my local store, and they're officially participating in The Lost Art Promotion, but they didn't give me a promotional card.
A: Qualifying purchases for this promotion only apply to sealed Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG product, like booster packs, display cases, and polybagged product like Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG accessories. Single cards do not qualify as purchases for this promotion, even if the total amount exceeds $30.00.
Q: What if my local store has an online website that I can purchase cards from, will I still get a promotional card?
A: Qualifying purchases of $30.00 must be made at a participating OTS' physical location; online purchases do not qualify.
Q: What happens if my store is out of promotional cards in any given month?
A: Promotional cards for each participating OTS are only available while supplies last.
Q: How many promotional cards can I get in a single month? If I purchase $90.00 worth of sealed Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG product, do I get three promotional cards?
A: It is up to the OTS to place a limit to the number of promotional cards a customer can receive in a month, if they feel that is necessary. Stores will have a limited supply of promotional cards per month, so customers should check with the OTS if they have placed or plan to place any limits on the number of promotional cards that can be redeemed per person.