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Old 06-01-2009, 04:02 AM   #951
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Default Re: WI bucks -- what they are & how to use them!

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hi there, i would also like to know what WI bucks are? how do you get them? how do you add to them? and what do you do with them after you get them? could someone please explain? thank you all, hope all have a great day, im off to work...

ok, i have another question for someone to help me with, how come all thew accts i see under names have give WI buck but mine doesnt i havent been regis here real long could someone please help and understand thank you
The very first post of this thread will answer those first few questions.


We get them from posting, giving reputation, rating threads, etc.

The reason you don't see 'give' under your name is that we cannot gift bucks to ourselves, we give to others.
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Old 06-01-2009, 03:19 PM   #952
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How do you see who gave you the wi bucks and how much?

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Old 06-03-2009, 07:41 AM   #953
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Exclamation What are WI bucks????

I was looking on my profile And i found wi bucks and i clicked on it. What r they???
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Old 06-03-2009, 07:47 AM   #954
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Default Re: What are WI bucks????

Hello!
Here's a link to a guide all about WI Bucks!
WI bucks -- what they are & how to use them!
Hope I helped!
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Old 06-03-2009, 07:48 AM   #955
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Default Re: What are WI bucks????

Its Wi's way of points, as i see it. You can donate, save and recveive them. Soon you will also be able to buy things. The higher status your at, the more you recieve. So say im a gift guru, i will recieve more than a Lil kinz. You can get these by replying to a thread, surfing around, an etc. Hope i helped
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Default Re: What are WI bucks????

WI bucks are basically WI current, and we can give them out to people who have been kind and helpful. They are sort of like Rep, but different. And also, we may not use them for anything else, other than giving them to people,but soon, we can be able to buy things with them, so be prepared to have a lot of fun with them! Hope I helped you, and please notify me if you need any help, and also, here's the full link to WI bucks:
WI Bucks-What they Are, and How to Use Them!

Hope I helped, once again!

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Old 06-03-2009, 03:13 PM   #957
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Default Re: What are WI bucks????

What they are are basicly points you get for doing basic stuff on WI. Like posting, giving rep., ect. Right now you can't do anything with them but give them to friends. Many members have given ideas and hopefully Justin will add something that we can use WI Bucks on them. Here is a great guide too.
http://www.webkinzinsider.com/forum/...ey-how-479553/
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Old 06-03-2009, 03:34 PM   #958
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Click the link the others gave you . You can get them from posting or when other members give some too you. When another member gives some too you,you get a PM from an administrator . Hope I helped!
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Old 06-03-2009, 03:36 PM   #959
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What are WI Bucks? Borrowed from MissGnomie's wonderful thread in our forum: http://www.webkinzinsider.com/forum/...ey-how-479553/

Index -- 1. Introduction 2. What are WI bucks? 3. A break down of features & what they are. 4. What can I do with them? 5. Banking -- savings & loans. 5. FAQs.



Introduction -
This guide is simply a user-friendly feature to explain WI bucks & what they are for & what can be done with them.

As this is a new feature, it will be going through multiple edits as we understand the system and it is changed. -- Please consider this a living document!*

*a living document is a document exposed to frequent updates and/or changes.

For a quick over view of the features & how it works please visit this announcement - http://www.webkinzinsider.com/forum/...-bucks-479352/ - written by Justin explaining in over-view what WI bucks can do.

What are WI bucks -
WI bucks are a new reward feature put into place in WI on ____(official date here)which "rewards" members with a "play" cash and allows them to purchase features later available.

But what does it reward?
WI bucks are designed to reward activity based on user groups.Basically, it looks at everything you do on WI and estimates a increase or decrease in your funds. Certain things cost bucks but others increase them significantly.

These activities are also affected by your user group. For example, a webkinz may not gain as much WI bucks by posting as a gifted member. And vice versa.

What is a user group?
This is the rank of users you belong to, for example I belong to the user group "gift coach" - while you may belong to webkinz, lil kinz, gifted, gift guru, etc.


A break down of features -

Here is a simple break down of the features & what you can expect to find. Some features may take away bucks but there are plenty of them that reward bucks to balance that.

There is no "set" reward/fee yet for these features as it is being adjusted to find a fair balance. More helpful threads may receive more bucks then others, etc.

In some features, the fee or reward depends on the user group interaction.For example a moderator may not receive a fee for private messages as they are required to send many out.

What it is: a feature that rewards you with "bucks" when you move up in user groups. For example when you move from being a gifted member to a gift guru.

Referrals -

What is is:
a referral is like an invitation to join something. - When you tell your friends about WI and they put your username into the referral box - you get bucks! Visits & Activity based on user group -

What this means:
The activity (participation) and visits to WI and how much "bucks" you get for participating in things are based upon your user group. For example - if a webkinz may earn more then a lil kinz for visiting, this may be not be as high as a gift guru.

Birthday present -

What this means: Remember that birthdate you gave WI when you registered? Well now you get a birthday gift on your birthday! Woo hoo!

Reputation given & received -

What this means: When you give reputation to another user, you will earn bucks. Same with giving it away. A nice reward for spreading a little bit of joy around!

New threads & popularity -


What this means: When you create a new thread - you are rewarded for participating in WI & the community. When people post on your thread you also may receive bucks.

Thread ratings -


What this means: By rating threads you also will receive bucks. Give it an honest rate & Let the user know how much you appreciate that information! You may also receive bucks for people rating your own threads.

Posts - on your threads & else where!

What this means: When you post on your own thread, you will receive some "bucks" for participating in the community. You will also receive bucks for posting comments on other people's threads as well. - It should be noted that "fluff" or copy & pasted messages may result in a loss of bucks as well.

Profile popularity -


What this means: When someone visits your profile, expect to see some bucks awarded! So get out there & visit some friends, you'll be leaving a friendly smile and some bucks to help out as well!

What this means: Update - thanks dogluver620.
No user should be charged for PMs anymore, if you are let an admin know~

Calendar Usage -

What this means: when you put in an event or view the calendar, you may find yourself rewarded with WI bucks!

Voting in polls - Thanks to Ilovemom619 for the information!

What this means:
when you vote in polls you will receive some bucks!


Okay - so what can I do with them?

Currently the WI bucks feature is undergoing development and testing. There are no features available to purchase at this time.

This section will be updated as the information becomes available.


Banking! the basics & how to save those bucks!

The bank feature (like in real life) can be a great way to save your money & collect interest on large sums. However, it should be noted that these features also come with a bit of a fee. -- But from my opinion, it is really worth the small fee!

There is also a great feature that you can send bucks as a gift to a friend!

First off - it should be noted that everyone has two types of accounts. Savings (found at the top) and loans. I'll briefly explain savings and then on to gifting!

It should be noted that Loans are not available right now ~

Balance -

You can check your balance by clicking on [Balance] below your notifications (above the activies on the left hand banner) or by clicking [Balance] underneath your avatar.

Savings - The amount of savings you can hold in your account is effected by your user group.

UPDATE: Thanks to ClaraZ25 - The limit appears to now be un-limited for all user group


A minimum of 500 WI bucks must be put in the savings account to receive 3.5% interest on the bucks (interest is you earning bucks!) every 30 days. Every deposit takes a minimum of one day to complete & withdrawing the transaction before then will result in a fee of 5.0% of that amount. (Example: If I deposit 500 I would lose 25 (math??) bucks by withdrawing early).

All savings transactions (taking money out or in) receive a 2.0% fine. So, if you deposit 1,000 bucks you are going to see 980 go in. It is a small fee for a good feature.

If you have a lot of bucks, put some away to save & earn interest. Do your best not to touch these and you will see it pay off in due time!

Gifting -

Gifting of bucks is a nice way to say "thanks for being a great friend" or "thanks for the help! here is a gift" or even "Thanks for just being friendly!" - Whatever you choose to say, it's a great option to give a big thanks to someone.

All gifts have a -5.0% fee, if you were to gift someone 1,000 bucks, you would see a 50 bucks fee. It is not that much & really is a great price to pay for a smile to a friend's face.

Simply press on the [Give WI bucks] below their post count

Link: WebkinzInsider.Com Webkinz Forum - FAQ: Users, Symbols, Stars, WI Bucks

This is not finished, as you see. But in the future it should be. I hope this helps!
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Old 06-03-2009, 03:55 PM   #960
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I think that you got the links! Next time though, look carefully at the stickies so that you don't even have to ask. I believe that this question actually is in a sticky on this forum topic!
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