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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:

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: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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HeroTheVillageGirl Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  New Deviant  General Artist
I ordered points and currently it is under review.
It's funny for I got my core membership day before and it didn't take long in comparison. :/ Do you have a possible explanation? ^^*
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Student Interface Designer
Hi! I've never heard of them being under review for too long - I can only guess that they use some algorithms to find fraud or ways to break the rules, and those tend to be a bit overly careful (which seems preferable to not careful enough). So something you did might have seemed suspicious so they want to verify that it's real and doesn't break any rules. If you didn't break rules, there shouldn't be anything to worry about though.
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HeroTheVillageGirl Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  New Deviant  General Artist
Oh thank-you! ^^ 
Cleared my worries for I thought I wouldn't be receiving em.
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Student Interface Designer
Glad to help! :D Did you receive them yet?
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:iconherothevillagegirl:
HeroTheVillageGirl Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  New Deviant  General Artist
Yes I didn't...I ordered them last Thursday. :/
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HolyArtsAlchemist Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Are there any other ways to buy points or are cards the only way to get them?
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Student Interface Designer
Besides Credit Cards you can also pay with PayPal. :)
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xXaniyuwolfXx Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
oh my gosh i can finally show this to my parents and get them to let me get points because they thought that shipping method thing actually meant something thank you so much
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Yay! I'm glad to hear that, you're welcome :D so glad it helps!
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Aiko-Hirocho Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Student General Artist
so...you are not using the new system xD its rather easy too ^^
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Student Interface Designer
What's the new system? :D
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Aiko-Hirocho Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Student General Artist
there is a DA update, didnt you got the notification? ^^
Im actually using it now, a bit wierd, but you get used to it quickly, now you just click the shops button on the left side of the screen ^^
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Oh that one, yes I'm using it now, though this tutorial is much older than that :D I hope I'll remember to (and find time to) update this when that is rolled out.
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Aiko-Hirocho Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Student General Artist
well, DA changed a LOT since i joined, im here for 11 years DA changed so much xD 
tho i think this have gotten easier for noobies ^^
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Student Interface Designer
It sure has! I joined just after some BIG changes so I missed quite some of them but still a lot has changed in my years here :D
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Aiko-Hirocho Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Student General Artist
i kinda like the changes they did, mostly you dont need to be a 100% subscriber lol
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Student Interface Designer
To do what? :D
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ChaosPhantom444 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Where do you find the password?

Nevermind I found out the password a few moments ago.
Thanks for your help!
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Student Interface Designer
No worries! :happybounce:
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purbosky Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
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 Oct 16, 2014  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 Oct 16, 2014
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 Oct 19, 2014  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
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
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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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Sorry, how do you mean? :)
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FirePhoenixCreations Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
well i lost my password because matt had restart the memory and it's now gone do you know where or how i can change it to a new one
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Yes :)
Go with your mouse over your username to the top of the page and click "Settings".
To the left choose "General"
And then use the second box, titled "Change deviantART Password" :D
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FirePhoenixCreations Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm well i was saying how can i change my passowrd where i can donate or send a llama and stuff i thought that where i change my password that i log in with
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student Interface Designer
It's the same password :)
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FirePhoenixCreations Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ohh k my bad :dummy:
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student Interface Designer
No problem :hug:
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pwassonne Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Did he finally give you those Points? xD
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Interface Designer
He did not! :grump:
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Kida-neechan Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol :iconchinaxdplz:
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pwassonne Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww :/
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NotenSMSK Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This was quite informative and the visual aid helps any sort of person (other than blind ones who would otherwise need the help of someone else) and you have avoided unnecessary details and kept things to a point. That is commendable and I like the idea of such a deviation! I wish I could add visuals to my Journals as well :hmm:
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Thank you very much! :D

Why can you not?
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NotenSMSK Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You are welcome :) well I don't have the time I guess... I am working on tutorials but to get pictures in them will be helpful but a bit more time consuming and I am already late!
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Ahh I see :D
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   General Artist
Awesome tutorial is awesome! :love:
Great work!
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Thanks :)
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   General Artist
:huggle:
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serafina-rose Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :#1:
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student Interface Designer
You're welcome :D
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serafina-rose Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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