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New Deluxe Membership Option Added, Family Membership Option Retired

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Ganz seems to have been listening when the members asked for a cheaper version to reap the benefits of a Deluxe Membership. They have added a new option of $2 a month. This new option will allow the Webkinz World member to have access to the extra items in the Curio Shop, Bonus Jobs & Classes, more Daily Activities, and other features like the customizable chat balloons.
Remember that the monthly giftbox and estore points come with the 3,6 or 12 month options.
 
Many have wondered about the Family membership and this is what GANZ has to say.
"The Family Membership has been retired and is no longer available for purchase. Users currently on the Family Membership plan will not be able to renew under the family plan once their current membership term expires."
 
If you have questions or concerns about how this affects your account(s), you can contact the Ganz eStore Support desk between the hours of 9am and 6pm Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, at 1-888-818-8770.  Ganz can also be reached at their regular customer service number, 1-866-932-5469.
 
UPDATE: during the Twitter party, this is what was tweeted:
About the Family Deluxe Membership. We've heard you and are working on a new option for parents with multiple kids.

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That is a great idea! Thanks Ganz for adding this.
And thanks WI for letting us know

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nice idea!!
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I am happy to see this added so that more may be able to afford this option. Especially since some people are on a budget these days. Thanks Ganz and thanks WI for putting the word out for some that may not know.

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so there's not gift box?

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I'm not sure what is going on, but I am unable to access the Webkinz estore! Very strange, but when I type in the address to the estore, a message comes up asking for my username and password. Here is a screenshot of what I am getting:

View Post Originally Posted by Toastlady
I'm not sure what is going on, but I am unable to access the Webkinz estore! Very strange, but when I type in the address to the estore, a message comes up asking for my username and password. Here is a screenshot of what I am getting:

I cannot access the estore with any of my usernames or passwords that are connected to the estore or WW itself. Does anyone know how I can bypass this? Has anyone else encountered this problem?

Sorry, didn't mean to quote

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View Post Originally Posted by adrkmfdm
so there's not gift box?
No there will NOT be a gift box, access to everything else though and those extra items are fun.

Club Penguin and few other sites offer something similar.

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Toastlady, that looks like an admin/webmaster type of sign in. Right now I'm getting a "We're closed" graphic so you might have caught them in the middle of changing the front page.

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when you sign up for Deluxe membership or renewal of it, they do give you a big one time prize.

this is nice that they are allowing others to pay a short amount per month, in order to reap the deluxe benefits....

but it seems in doing the math (12 x 2 = 4...you will end up paying $3.00 more than the up front one time payment of $45.00?????

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12x2=24 for one account. If you have more than one, it certainly does add up...

I like the idea too!!

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I see the new $2.00 monthly Deluxe option but wasn't there a $45.00 yearly Family Deluxe option where you could add 5 accts and in chosing that option you forego the Big Prize?

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so do you get to color your dock?

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Oh, I hope they keep the family deluxe option, because that was the best option for us. I'm glad they are offereing this cheaper option for those who want it.

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Kats07, to answer your question, yes there is a package where you can add up to 5 accounts and pay about that price that you quoted. I can't remember exactly what we paid but my kids wanted it sooo badly and I kinda wanted the Deluxe option as well, so at Christmas we all pitched in and gave a little bit to absorb the cost. We even added my husband even though he didn't pitch in, and one of my daughter's friends since we had one extra spot open. It is a nice feature I must say, plus it isn't bad if you have someone to go in with you on. We split our eStore points and it just works out. Except for daddy, he gets no points since he failed to contribute. We let my daughter's friend have some though.

Sorry, I should have done this in my response above!

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That sounds great, but I use a debit card and they won't take it for deluxe. They do take it for me to buy points to get regular stuff, though, which seems weird to me!

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Well yes it may be really good for some, but taking away the Family Membership really is the pits for others. We currently have 4 in all on a Family membership and now the cost of that will be very expensive. Sneaky!!

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View Post Originally Posted by jennbugs73
Kats07, to answer your question, yes there is a package where you can add up to 5 accounts and pay about that price that you quoted. I can't remember exactly what we paid but my kids wanted it sooo badly and I kinda wanted the Deluxe option as well, so at Christmas we all pitched in and gave a little bit to absorb the cost. We even added my husband even though he didn't pitch in, and one of my daughter's friends since we had one extra spot open. It is a nice feature I must say, plus it isn't bad if you have someone to go in with you on. We split our eStore points and it just works out. Except for daddy, he gets no points since he failed to contribute. We let my daughter's friend have some though.

Sorry, I should have done this in my response above!
I'm currently on the Family Deluxe and loved that option. I just visited the store and found this:

"What happened to the Family Membership?
The Family Membership has been retired and is no longer available for purchase. Users currently on the Family Membership plan will not be able to renew under the family plan once their current membership term expires."

No more Family Deluxe option anymore which is going to stink for a lotof us.

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Oooh. I will probably get this

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I was waiting until Webkinz Day to finally upgrade to a deluxe membership for the family. It was going to be a surprise. -That's what I get for waiting! No more family memberships!

Now it's not worth it for us to go deluxe. There will be too much arguing among the kids about who gets the hat or the monthly gift etc. With the family plan everyone could have played and had what they wanted.

Oh well.

We were ALL SET TO GET A FAMILY DELUXE ON THURSDAY! :/

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Yes, I just noticed there is no more family option either. I am very disappointed. If you have as many accounts as we do in the family, that was cheaper than the $2 per month. Now for 5 accounts, I'd have to pay $10 per month and I don't get all the other bonuses. It actually works out to be more expensive. I sure hope Ganz changes their mind about this one. Otherwise, I will not be doing anything e-store anymore. And I wish they had given us some warning, as I was going to put 5 other accounts on another deluxe membership. I was waiting to do it for the webkinz day celebration. Now I wish I'd done it yesterday. This just stinks.

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View Post Originally Posted by panda1
That sounds great, but I use a debit card and they won't take it for deluxe. They do take it for me to buy points to get regular stuff, though, which seems weird to me!
Wait that makes no sense... why would they do that?


Anyways, I like this deal!
But I guess I'm a little lost on what benefits you do get with this.

Ohhh. i get it.
I looked on the site.

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