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I just got the email.

"Congratulations! As one of the first 1,000 applicants of our Mavic Air Free Trial Program, you have qualified for the Mavic AIr Priority Shipping Code!"

Priority Shipping Code. Yay (sarcasm).

I don't have the funds to buy one of these units at the moment. Yes, I (like many), did not read into the rules and thought DJI were providing the opportunity to try the drone for free with the possibility of keeping it.

Wouldn't be surprise if they sent this out to everyone that applied.

Anyone want this shipping code?

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filterkaffeelie Posted at 2018-1-25 07:18
Same here. Got a code but this doesn't get me a free drone, right? I still have to pay for it to "test" it.

I don't understand it either, do we get money back later, or is the only advantage that you receive it like one day earlier?
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infused08 Posted at 2018-1-25 07:27
I just got the email.

"Congratulations! As one of the first 1,000 applicants of our Mavic Air Free Trial Program, you have qualified for the Mavic AIr Priority Shipping Code!"

I would be very thankful for the shipping code.
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jonah11 Posted at 2018-1-25 07:27
I don't understand it either, do we get money back later, or is the only advantage that you receive it like one day earlier?

Same.
Just received the email advising that I've been selected.
Trying to figure out what the "free" in "free trial" means....
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Schweppy Posted at 2018-1-25 07:14
I got a code but this is purely for shipping and not to test the drone?

The post is a bit confusing, but you get FREE priority shipping.
Normally you pay for that.
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DroneNewsGuy Posted at 2018-1-25 07:41
Same.
Just received the email advising that I've been selected.
Trying to figure out what the "free" in "free trial" means....

The post is a bit confusing, but you get FREE priority shipping.
Normally you pay for that.
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Really sounds like some of you should return to #1 and read it closely once more.
Sounds like you have been busy signing up for something you didn't understand fully.
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jonah11 Posted at 2018-1-25 07:27
I don't understand it either, do we get money back later, or is the only advantage that you receive it like one day earlier?

The post is a bit confusing, but you get FREE priority shipping.
Normally you pay for that.
There is also a trial that you MIGHT get selected for. That is free, but only for a few chosen ones.
I believe they will be notified 8 feb.
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filterkaffeelie Posted at 2018-1-25 07:18
Same here. Got a code but this doesn't get me a free drone, right? I still have to pay for it to "test" it.

The post is a bit confusing, but you get FREE priority shipping.
Normally you pay for that.
There is also a trial that you MIGHT get selected for. That is free, but only for a few chosen ones.
I believe they will be notified 8 feb.
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Schweppy Posted at 2018-1-25 07:14
I got a code but this is purely for shipping and not to test the drone?

The post is a bit confusing, but you get FREE priority shipping.
Normally you pay for that.
There is also a trial that you MIGHT get selected for. That is free, but only for a few chosen ones.
I believe they will be notified 8 feb.
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-1-25 07:48
The post is a bit confusing, but you get FREE priority shipping.
Normally you pay for that.
There is also a trial that you MIGHT get selected for. That is free, but only for a few chosen ones.

Can you get selected for the trial even when you did not buy the drone, or only if you actually buy it now?
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i signed up but i may have used the wrong user name, i used madedigital instead of Roshi23
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I didn't get an email yet. I registered yesterday so maybe I was 1001 entered.
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i hope get one
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Funny how this takes up most of the email.....

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Well the code is for the first 1000 people but you can still be chosen for the free testing part.
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PinellasPhotog Posted at 2018-1-25 08:20
I didn't get an email yet. I registered yesterday so maybe I was 1001 entered.

I'm pretty sure the 1000 went out fast.
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jonah11 Posted at 2018-1-25 08:05
Can you get selected for the trial even when you did not buy the drone, or only if you actually buy it now?

Well the purpose here is that you don't have to buy it to test it free... because if you would have to buy it then what sense would that make?
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Interesting that there’s a similar promo for the DJI Goggles RE, but that the criteria are very different and specify about reviewing and promoting the product whereas this is about testing! That might mean that they genuinely want real world testers to put the Mavic Air through its paces and find firmware problems and that this is not just about getting it out there on social media - let’s hope, I’d happily do that anyway, but that’s not how this has specifically been promoted!
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I got the code and was extremly happy, and I thought I can order the DJI Mavic Air and by using the code, there will be no charge. This was however not the case. So what is this Code I received about?
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I received the code as well (which I am greatful for, thank you).


I wish everyone equal amounts of luck, and I hope the winners are deserving of the prize.


(I still hope I'm one of the chosen though)


Excerpt from T&C's
"4. DJI reserves the right to choose qualified applicants for the Mavic Air Free Trial Program, without revealing the process to the public. Standard of enrollment includes, but is not limited to: completeness, correctness, and authenticity of the information provided in the application. For overseas applicants, results will be announced on Feb 8, 2018, on the Official DJI Forum and SkyPixel site. Chosen applicants will receive email notifications by that time. If you do not receive an email by that time, you did not qualify for theMavic Air Free Trial Program."

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I did get a code as well for faster shipping. As I am not able to afford a new Mavic Air at this time, I won't be able to use this code. But thank you DJI for your concideration.
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infused08 Posted at 2018-1-25 07:27
I just got the email.

"Congratulations! As one of the first 1,000 applicants of our Mavic Air Free Trial Program, you have qualified for the Mavic AIr Priority Shipping Code!"

Patience.

4. DJI reserves the right to choose qualified applicants for the Mavic Air Free Trial Program, without revealing the process to the public. Standard of enrollment includes, but is not limited to: completeness, correctness, and authenticity of the information provided in the application. For overseas applicants, results will be announced on Feb 8, 2018, on the Official DJI Forum and SkyPixel site. Chosen applicants will receive email notifications by that time. If you do not receive an email by that time, you did not qualify for the Mavic Air Free Trial Program.

5. Chosen applicants are required to sign an "Equipment Loan Agreement" before acquiring a trial Mavic Air. By signing the Agreement, they are obligated to complete specified  content tasks required by DJI. If the quality of content tasks exceed  the standards set by DJI, users may be allowed to keep the trial Mavic Air, free of charge. All other users will be required to return their trial Mavic Air by a specified deadline. For more details, please refer to DJI specialists and the Agreement.


The priority shipment code is for you purchase of MA. Additionally, you may be drawn for the Trial Mavic Air.

That's the way I read it.
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My take and could be way off is it seems to be that DJI is limiting applicants to 1000. This will be the pool that the "lucky winners" will be chosen from.
So the first 1000 applicants that signed up get the free shipping code:
"2. For the first 1,000 applicants, DJI Store will send a Mavic Air Priority Shipping Code to the email address provided on the application form."

Conversely the contest could be open until 2/5/18 for all applicants, its just the first 1000 applicants can get the free priority shipping code. Depends on how you interpret the wording.

The free shipping code will be sent likely today 1/25 but can be sent up to 2 days after the application period ends. My understanding is the free shipping application period will likely end once they have 1000 applicants.. as it states above the first 1000 applicants. So that is likely done and was already done on the first day this contest started.

Now they have their 1000 applicants. Of those chosen and who go through the order process, as I presume not all 1000 that signed up will indeed make an order, some wont, its inevitable. Of those 1000 codes that is their (DJI) pool of contestants it seems.

Its a purchase that is required:
3. The Mavic Air Priority Shipping Code is valid only when you apply it at checkout and prioritize the shipping order of your purchase that contains Mavic Air.

Rule 4 is:
"4. DJI reserves the right to choose qualified applicants for the Mavic Air Free Trial Program, without revealing the process to the public. Standard of enrollment includes, but is not limited to: completeness, correctness, and authenticity of the information provided in the application. For overseas applicants, results will be announced on Feb 8, 2018, on the Official DJI Forum and SkyPixel site. Chosen applicants will receive email notifications by that time. If you do not receive an email by that time, you did not qualify for the Mavic Air Free Trial Program."

So the contest runs until 2/5/18. It mentions overseas applicants will be notified by 2/8/18. I am unsure if that's overseas from DJI China, or overseas from US DJI. Likely from China, but that is likely going to have no impact on the chosen ones notification. Basically you should be notified by 2/8/18 at the latest.

It then sounds like if you are chosen you will have to sign an agreement and earn the free drone:
"Be a lucky winner, earn a free drone!"

Will that be a refund of the purchase price, or store credit etc? I have no idea.

"5. Chosen applicants are required to sign an "Equipment Loan Agreement" before acquiring a trial Mavic Air. By signing the Agreement, they are obligated to complete specified content tasks required by DJI. If the quality of content tasks exceed the standards set by DJI, users may be allowed to keep the trial Mavic Air, free of charge. All other users will be required to return their trial Mavic Air by a specified deadline. For more details, please refer to DJI specialists and the Agreement."


So basically 1000 people that registered will get the free priority shipping on their order. After that 1000 you can still register. Of the total pool of those registered some will get drawn, and its not disclosed how, to enter into an agreement with certain requirements. this is likely reviews posts on social media etc. If you exceed their standards then you may get to keep the drone..

Buy it, and if you are chosen you may get to keep the drone. How the refund of your purchase will come is unclear as is a lot of the details.

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The most confusing / misleading promotion I've ever come across.
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It's unlikely to be a refund on the purchased drone. The rules also state that after the trial period you will be required to send the drone back. Only a few select, who performed "above and beyond" will be allowed to keep their free drones.
In other words, a purchase is a purchase (with the priority code), while a trial drone is a trial drone (that you must send back, or possibly get to keep)
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I received the Priority shipping code today. How do I sign the "Equipment Loan Agreement" before acquiring a trial Mavic Air. ? Do I just checkout the Mavic Air from the DJI store ? How do I apply the Priority Shipping code at checkout since the only Shipping method shown when checking out is Standard Shipping ? I live in the USA hence the priority shipping should have shown. Do I just add the coupon code to the "USE Coupon" tab and it will ship priority automatically ?
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Ok so I was in the first 1000 applicants and I got a priority shipping code.  After Feb 8 DJI with notify people who were selected to test the Mavic Air.  Most testers will have to send the drone back after testing.  Exemplary testers will get to KEEP the testing drone.  By Feb 8 the number of ordered Mavic Airs with be quite large.  The priority shipping code given to the luck 1000 can be used to jump the delivery cue, it will be like you pre-ordered at the introduction show, well almost as by Feb 8 these guys should already have their Mavic Air but you know what I mean.
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jonah11 Posted at 2018-1-25 08:05
Can you get selected for the trial even when you did not buy the drone, or only if you actually buy it now?

As far as I know, you will have to be selected. That should happen on 8-Feb.
For now you can only buy and get the free priority.
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GoldenSun Posted at 2018-1-25 08:34
Well the purpose here is that you don't have to buy it to test it free... because if you would have to buy it then what sense would that make?

I must say they got me also.
As far as I read the promo now there are 2 actions going on in this.
1. You get FREE priority shipping (which requires a select membership normally)
2. You might be selected for a test period in which you have to fulfill specific tasks (probably promoting the drone by making certain types of video, getting a certain amount of likes, views etc.). If you exceed their targets, you might be able to keep the drone.
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fans268434b9 Posted at 2018-1-25 08:59
I got the code and was extremly happy, and I thought I can order the DJI Mavic Air and by using the code, there will be no charge. This was however not the case. So what is this Code I received about?

It is a priority code. Your order will go before 'normal' orders.
Without the code, this kind of priority costs money (DJI select membership)
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BumblerBee Posted at 2018-1-25 09:24
Patience.

4. DJI reserves the right to choose qualified applicants for the Mavic Air Free Trial Program, without revealing the process to the public. Standard of enrollment includes, but is not limited to: completeness, correctness, and authenticity of the information provided in the application. For overseas applicants, results will be announced on Feb 8, 2018, on the Official DJI Forum and SkyPixel site. Chosen applicants will receive email notifications by that time. If you do not receive an email by that time, you did not qualify for the Mavic Air Free Trial Program.

I think you are right.
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djiuser_ZbznK5M Posted at 2018-1-25 09:42
My take and could be way off is it seems to be that DJI is limiting applicants to 1000. This will be the pool that the "lucky winners" will be chosen from.
So the first 1000 applicants that signed up get the free shipping code:
"2. For the first 1,000 applicants, DJI Store will send a Mavic Air Priority Shipping Code to the email address provided on the application form."

How I read it, you wil get another drone (if you already bought one). As they state before acquiring a trial mavic air
So if you buy one now, and get selected, and get to keep it: you have 2.
That is how I read this.
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BumblerBee Posted at 2018-1-25 10:41
It's unlikely to be a refund on the purchased drone. The rules also state that after the trial period you will be required to send the drone back. Only a few select, who performed "above and beyond" will be allowed to keep their free drones.
In other words, a purchase is a purchase (with the priority code), while a trial drone is a trial drone (that you must send back, or possibly get to keep)

That is exactly how I read it.
So you might end up with 2 drones
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budfox Posted at 2018-1-25 10:45
I received the Priority shipping code today. How do I sign the "Equipment Loan Agreement" before acquiring a trial Mavic Air. ? Do I just checkout the Mavic Air from the DJI store ? How do I apply the Priority Shipping code at checkout since the only Shipping method shown when checking out is Standard Shipping ? I live in the USA hence the priority shipping should have shown. Do I just add the coupon code to the "USE Coupon" tab and it will ship priority automatically ?

3.The Mavic Air Priority Shipping Code can be applied during checkout at the DJI Online Store when your purchase contains the Mavic Air. Once applied, your order will be processed ahead of general orders, allowing you to receive your Mavic Air sooner.

So I think you are right.
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BumblerBee Posted at 2018-1-25 10:41
It's unlikely to be a refund on the purchased drone. The rules also state that after the trial period you will be required to send the drone back. Only a few select, who performed "above and beyond" will be allowed to keep their free drones.
In other words, a purchase is a purchase (with the priority code), while a trial drone is a trial drone (that you must send back, or possibly get to keep)

Ok that is fine but then what discerns or how do the select few get the drone in the first place? I doubt they are going to send them without a security deposit. I am also like you thinking while this may be great, it may also spur some purchases that may have sat on the sidelines in the off change they are "chosen". Thoughts?
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-1-25 11:40
3.The Mavic Air Priority Shipping Code can be applied during checkout at the DJI Online Store when your purchase contains the Mavic Air. Once applied, your order will be processed ahead of general orders, allowing you to receive your Mavic Air sooner.

So I think you are right.

Yes I talked to the customer care and they said usually the Priority shipping comes with the DJI select membership which is paid and with the coupon "USE coupon" section it will ship priority to you.

Also they  are not yet aware of the "Terms and conditions" for the "Equipment Loan Agreement" and also the "obligated to complete specified content tasks required by DJI"  . Details will be provided later.
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-1-25 11:38
How I read it, you wil get another drone (if you already bought one). As they state before acquiring a trial mavic air
So if you buy one now, and get selected, and get to keep it: you have 2.
That is how I read this.

You may well be right there. Two drones - three with Mavic Pro - is an overkill.
I was hoping to get to try the new bird and be the guinea pig, before committing to a purchase, in case of being required to send the trial version back.
As it is, I am still very much on the fence, even with the priority shipping code...

DJI Grace, could you, please, bring some clarity into this part of the programme procedure?
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BumblerBee Posted at 2018-1-25 12:06
You may well be right there. Two drones - three with Mavic Pro - is an overkill.
I was hoping to get to try the new bird and be the guinea pig, before committing to a purchase, in case of being required to send the trial version back.
As it is, I am still very much on the fence, even with the priority shipping code...

I got the shipping code today . But  they DJI wants my credit card number. How is that a free trial?. I’m not sure what I’m going to do. Any help
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