This January will be my third year anniversary of becoming a Neopets Premium member. Do I feel it is worth the price? Absolutely. Now that I have sampled all the benefits I would never go back to being a free player. I have built a fortune from the benefits being a Premium member has given me.
Neopets Premium: Portal Page
As a premium member you have your own home page which you can customize to your needs. There are a wide variety of modules you can add to your page. I have mine set up to see current trades and auctions I have going and any I have placed a bid on. I also have a handy reminder to play multi-player games like Geos. My stocks are listed so I can easily see if it is time to sell. I also have the option of browsing Neopets while in portal mode, which increases Premium random events.
The Premium webmail is generally useless because most people have their own email account. When you pay for premium that is what you are technically renting. Webmail is only good for Premium only random events. I don’t know a single person who pays for Premium because of the webmail. The webmail has also in the past been used to scam accounts.
Neopets Premium: Beta Testing
Premium users often get the chance to beta test games before they are released on the regular site. This can be a huge advantage to getting a game trophy. There are times when you get rewards for beta testing. Right now I am beta testing Habitarium, and earning Neopoints to boot!
Neopets Premium: Webmail
In addition to the regular random events you get on Neopets, you now have access to Premium random events. These show up in your webmail and are always good. There are no bad premium random events. Sometimes the item you win is unbuyable.
An example of my Premium mail today:
Something has happened!
You hit the lottery!!! You won 600 NPs.
You also won a Kougra Quotes.
Neopets Premium: Space Faerie Scratchcard
Every Friday premium members get an exclusive scratchcard with its own jackpot. Every card wins something even if its just a bit of Neopoints.
An example of my Space Faerie Scratchcard:
Excellent! You won 250 Neopoints!
Neopets Premium: Super Shop wizard
This is the real reason people pay for Premium hands down. The Super Shop Wizard gives you the lowest price anywhere on an item. It also is a huge resource to build a fortune by finding buyable unbuyables. You can’t use it to search for paint brushes, transmogrification potions, secret laboratory maps, or nerkmids. Everything else is fair game.
Neopets Premium: Member only Boards
The exclusive Premium boards move much slower then the normal boards. It is generally organized by the members to keep important and helpful information at the top. The members are very friendly and helpful and you can actually get to know people really well. The regular boards move to fast sometimes to have decent conversations.
Neopets Premium: Stealth
Members of premium can change their last seen online status to stealth. I use mine all the time because people often Neomail me asking for items or my pets. I don’t want them to know I read their mail and ignored it.
Neopets Premium: Advertisements
When you are premium you see no advertisements. The site looks so crisp and clean without all the garbage ads flying around. The biggest advantage is restocking. The shopkeeper is centered in the middle of the screen and there are no distracting banners. This gives the Premium member a better chance of scooping up that “Leaded Elemental Vial” that just restocked.
Neopets Premium: Referrals
Once you have gotten past the trial period you can recruit players to join premium and receive prizes. I have participated in this and obtained some decent items including a “Disco Fever Paint Brush.”
There are a few other perks for Neopets Premium but they really aren’t worth mentioning. If you are looking for an invite please be kind and ask a premium member for one instead of going directly to the site. They earn referral points for sending the invite and it’s nice to help others.
You will get a free 15 day trial to Premium but need a credit card or Paypal to sign up. If you cancel before the trial period ends no charges will be made to your account. After the trial Neopets auto bills you based on the payment period you set up.
$7.99 a month
They usually have a winter special that gives you a $10.00 refund. I sign up with that one so I don’t have to worry about payments for the rest of the year.