Is Neopets Premium Worth It?

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If you’re a Neopets.com user, you probably have heard that it’s time for the Neopets annual premium sale! And okay, if you’re not a current Neopets user, you might be questioning if you have time-traveled a bit. Nope you’re still here in 2019 and the virtual pet website of your childhood is still thriving (honestly mostly amongst millennials looking for that nostalgic thrill)! Much like most online games these days, there are also pay to play features on Neopets – one is Neopets’ premium membership.

A big topic of conversation amongst fellow Neopians is whether premium is “worth” the cost. I have been a premium member on and off for ten years through my various levels of interest with the game, so I have experience with and without it and wanted to share my personal thoughts.

What is Neopets premium?

Neopets is still a free to play site, but some of the sites’ features are “boosted” with the purchase of a paid premium membership.

What does premium get me?

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The Toolbar shows up at the bottom of each page of the game and has links to all your favourite frequent features – like your Dailies, Featured Game (2x more Neopoints for Premium members!), and even lets you keep up to date on your stocks and shop till!

You don’t lose anything by not being a premium member. But become a member has some great features:

  • A sixth Neopet! – a few years ago, Neopets allowed ALL users to get a 5th pet slot, and premium boosts that even more by allowing you a sixth!
  • Once a year species change – turn any pet into your dream species with just a click!
  • Premium Toolbar – which has links to premium features and your dailies in one convenient spot
  • Super Shop Wizard – this super cool super wiz is well… super! It searches every shop at once (instead of just certain shops) and lets you nab rare items. If you’re on a journey to win that Kadoatie avatar or strike it moderately wealthy, this definitely helps!
  • No ads!! – some of the site ads are a bit ~interesting~ and waiting for a minute to play your favourite games can be a bit annoying, so blocking them is almost worth the cost on it’s own
  • Journal – a place to put all your cool pet customizations!
  • Premium site theme and avatar
  • Access to the super special Charter NeoBoards
  • Premium scratchcards, extra random events, double the Neopoints on certain games, bonus Neopoints and items, Space Faerie Battledome challenger… and lots more!
  • And lastly, premium helps support the site and new features!

What does it cost?

Typically Premium costs $69.95 USD (approximately $93 CAD) for a one year membership, or $7.95 USD per month.

But Neopets offers a fairly steep discount for about a month in August/September. You can become a premium member for significantly less at just $49.95 USD ($66 CAD).

So… is it worth it?

Think about it like Neopets is one of your hobbies that gives you great joy. Paying real money to play is like paying for any game you purchase “bonus” items or boosts.

Will premium make you mega rich in the game? No, not on it’s own. It can certainly assist you with your goals in the game and help you have even more fun.

Neopets does definitely have issues with customer support, glitches, downtime, it’s quite outdated, and it’s membership is declining. So there has been a bit of anxiety about the site being no longer supported (but honestly, this has been chatter for more than a decade), which are all considerations before pulling out your pocket book.

But if you play Neopets every day and you like extra conveniences, then yes absolutely! Money can occasionally buy happy times.

How do I sign up?

To sign up for premium, go to this page, which will allow you to pick your subscription period and learn a bit more!

If you perhaps stumbled upon this page and want to give Neopets a go again (do it – there’s so much more to do than ever!), click on the banner to sign up:

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(This post and my thoughts on premium was written completely unpaid! I would absolutely love to be paid for my opinions of Neopets, but so far that dream has not come true ! :()

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Once you grow up, you can never go back (or why I collect toys as an adult!)

If you’ve read through any of my posts or pictures, you may have noticed that I have a rather large collection of toys! In fact, my entire house is like falling down a rabbit hole into a world of dizzyingly bright nostalgia and squeeful kawaii happiness! I’m also an adult with a job, mortgage, and child to take care of (okay she has four legs, is covered in fur, and has a MEAN tuna addiction! ^_^)

Don’t worry – I know you probably have questions! I’ve heard ALL the ‘why don’t you grow up already?!’, ‘what’s wrong with you?’, ‘is this a weird AHEM… fetish thing?’ comments. The answers: I’m a proper tax paying awesome adult, absolutely nothing is wrong about things people enjoy, and nope it’s not (if it’s your fetish and it’s legal do your thing – but it’s not for me).

People have many reasons for collecting (and they’re all great!) For me, I collect toys because I really love reliving those feelings of the happy days of my carefree whimsy-filled childhood in the 1990s, enjoy the thrill finding THAT special thing in a shop, getting to buy all the stuff I circled in toy catalogues but couldn’t have as a kid, and then have fun displaying them in my home as they’re a piece of who I am! There’s also maybe a little bit of hope that they’ll be worth a FORTUNE one day! 😀

You’re never too old for doing what you love, but you ARE really crotchety if you’re truly bothered by something that makes others happy.

Here’s some of the stuff I get to come home and enjoy everyday!

Oh! I also have an Instagram dedicated to my toys and toy thrifting adventures that you can follow!

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Throwback Thursday ~ Some Lipsmackin’ Goodness!

Another awful part of winter is the horrible chapped lips! But fortunately everyone’s favourite flavoured lip saving company is still around to save us all! Remember LIPSMACKER?!

Every 90s girl had an entire Caboodles container filled with these yummy little sticks and you’d have to run out and grab every single new flavour (and then STILL only use your favourites!)

I didn’t even know they were still around until my mom (of all people!) surprised me with a pack of Lip Smackers for Christmas – in all the best classic flavours! I literally did one of these SANTA ACTUALLY REMEMBERED screams! 😀 Not sure how she remember that I asked for these back in 1999, but I’m still ecstatic. They smell like happy nostalgia and still moisturize well.

Everyone had their absolute favourite… mine were Cotton Candy and Nilla Mint Frost! What about you?!

If you want to be thrown back to your happy childhood days (or just want a great lipchap!) you can grab your own on Amazon!

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