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Beginners Tutorial: Buy and Donate Points

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 20, 2013, 12:50 PM
In three simple parts:

A) deviantART Account


1. To buy points you need a deviantART account. Log in to yours or create one as below.

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B) Buy Points


1. Go with the mouse over 'Shop' in the top bar and select 'points'.

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2. On the Points page, click "+Points" on the amount of points you want.

:note: You can choose a combination of different amounts. Want to buy $45 worth of points? Choose '2,000' once and '800' twice.
:note: If you want to remove something you added, click the grey "-" next to the green "+Points".
:note: You can change the currency in your settings.

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3. When you're done, hit the yellow "Checkout" button to go to the checkout page. The first step is to review your order. If everything's ok, hit 'Continue'.

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4. Verify payment details. You can pay with Credit Card or Paypal (I personally always use Paypal to use my debit card instead of my credit card). This process depends a bit on your payment choice and details so I won't discuss this or include screenshots - if you need help, see the Ordering Support section of the faq.
:note: Step 3 of the 'checkout' is "Select Shipping Method and Place Your Order". As a virtual good, points don't need to be shipped and you can proceed here right away and finish your order.

C) Donate Points


1. On the page of the person you want to donate points to, such as mineInnocent, click "Give".

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2. Choose ":points: Give Points" to get this pop up:   

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3. Fill in the amount of points to donate and include a message (optional). If it's your first time you may need to enter your password. Also make sure the boxes below are ticked - you can then click "Give" and reach this glorious screen that says you're done! :dummy:

Screen Shot 2013-01-20 at 21.09.35 by namenotrequired

:iconimaginationplz: And you're done! :iconimaginationplz:

:icontheplz::iconmoreplz::iconyouplz::iconknowplz:

Questions are welcome in the comments :)


In three simple parts:
A) deviantART Account
B) Buy Points
C) Donate Points
A) deviantART Account
1. To buy points you need a deviantART account. Log in to yours or create one as below.

B) Buy Points
1. Go with the mouse over Shop in the top bar and select points.

2. On the Points page, click "+Points" on the amount of points you want.
:note: You can choose a combination of different amounts. Want to buy $45 worth of points? Choose '2,000' once and '800' twice.:note: If you want to remove something you added, click the grey "-" next to the green "+Points".:note: You can change the currency in your settings.

3. When you're done, hit the yellow "Checkout" button to go to the checkout page. The first step is to review your order. If everything's ok, hit 'Continue'.

4. Verify payment details. You can pay with Credit Card or Paypal (I personally always use Paypal to use my debit card instead of my credit card). This process depends a bit on your payment choice and details so I won't discuss this or include screenshots.:note: Step 3 of the 'checkout' is "Select Shipping Method and Place Your Order". As a virtual good, points don't need to be shipped and you can proceed here right away and finish your order.

C) Donate Points
1. On the page of the person you want to donate points to, such as mine, click "Give".


2. Choose ":points: Give Points" to get this pop up:    

3. Fill in the amount of points to donate and include a message (optional). If it's your first time you may need to enter your password. Also make sure the boxes below are ticked - you can then click "Give" and reach this glorious screen that says you're done! :dummy:


Because my brother couldn't figure out how to buy and donate me points... or maybe he didn't try yet... but he said he would give me points so I thought I would show him how. =P And everyone else too of course! :la: I hope this helps some of you :aww: And questions are welcome :)

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purbosky Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Great info Thumbs Up  I stumbled upon this via google (browsed the help already and didn't get much...)
I got a question concerning the donation pool, when we set the limit and the limit has reached, can people still donate ?
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Interface Designer
Thanks, glad to hear it's helpful! And thanks for letting me know how you found it :D

To be honest, I'm not entirely sure! They definitely still can give points the normal way. I'm not sure if they can still give through the donation pool, but I think they can (in fact that's probably why it's called "goal" and not "limit"). If you're worried about yours getting full, though, you can always edit the goal after a while so that it's only half full again :D
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purbosky Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I see, thanks for the info, and those other useful tuts, I'll be sure to dig through them later ! :P
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Interface Designer
You're welcome! I hope they will help :happybounce:
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Fuerarufians Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I actually I don't know what is the function of point. Can you tell me about it?
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student Interface Designer
You can give them to others, often they're used as prizes for contests and as thank you's and such. You can also buy commissions and prints and other things with them :)
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Fallenfire00 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you pay them, like, with paypal or a creditcard?
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Yep, both options are possible. :D You can buy them here: www.deviantart.com/account/poi...
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Fallenfire00 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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FirePhoenixCreations Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
do you know how to change or send my password donating points
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