Badger, I actually received my serial number. Plugged it in to the trial version I had downloaded and it took it without a problem. Just waiting to make sure I only get billed the $39.80 + tax now.
Feeling like I may have gotten very lucky.
That's awesome. I did mine around 9 a.m. EST yesterday on the 22nd and am still waiting for eligibility verification. Hopefully it still comes through. I feel like you may have been early enough to slip through before they changed their minds!
EDIT: Just thought I'd check my credit card statement and I see Adobe is pending for two orders from yesterday: one for $1 and one for $42.02. Weird.