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A Deluxe Membership is a paid membership to Webkinz World which receives several bonus features for the site beyond those which a member receives from a Full Membership. Accounts can subscribe to the membership at the Ganz eStore. It costs a minimum of 6 US Dollars to buy a membership (a one-month subscription). You can get 1 month, 3 month, 6 month, or annual subscriptions. The more your membership lasts gives you more bonus features.
Depending on the kind of plan you select, Deluxe Membership may include these special features:
- Ganz eStore points
- Gift Box including an exclusive piece of clothing and a rare item each month.
- Access to the Deluxe daily activities tab
- Access to the Deluxe Prize Machine and Wheel of Deluxe
- The ability to do one extra job at the Employment Office per day
- The ability to do one extra class at the Kinzville Academy per day, per pet
- Access to extra items for sale at the Curio Shop
- A Deluxe members-only hat[note 1]
- Dock color editing capabilities
- Access to the Vacation Island and Spa
- The ability to change the shape and color of your KinzChat Phone
- New MyPage taglines and badges
- The ability to customize KinzChat and KinzChat Plus speech bubbles
- Discounts and new items at the Ganz eStore "Deluxe Advantage"
- An "Exclusive Super Deluxe item"[note 2]
- Extra KinzPost stickers, messages, and wrapping paper
- A special Deluxe class of competitions at the Webkinz Stadium
- The ability to purchase special Deluxe-only wShop items
- The ability to play a series of Deluxe-only Webkinz Challenges
- Access to the KinzStyle Shop from the Map of Kinzville
- The ability to play the following Arcade games:
- Bounce n' Burst
- Crafty Canaries
- Dashing Dolphin
- Eager Beaver Adventure Park
- Get Eleven Solitaire
- Hide N' Skunk
- Iceberg Escapades
- Jazz Monsters
- Leapin' Llama
- Quizzy's Word Challenge
- Skater Kat
- Tunneling Twigzy
- Waddell's Icecap Adventure
- Whimsy Skies
- Zingoz Bounce
- Zingoz Pie Throw
- Zingoz Pop
Formerly, when you bought a Deluxe Membership you had access to the Gold Zone on your Kinzphone. The Gold Zone has since been retired.
There are a number of prizes in Webkinz World that are only available to Deluxe members.
1 month membership now costs $6
Deluxe Memberships as Gifts
On December 8th, Ganz has changed the programming to the Ganz eStore so that it is now possible to give Deluxe Memberships as gifts to other players, even if you don't know their usernames! Previously, to purchase a Deluxe Membership, the buyer had to know the username and password of the account they wanted to make Deluxe.
People purchasing a Deluxe Membership are now given the option to either activate the Membership immediately by entering the Webkinz World account's username and password, OR they can choose to print out a "Code Certificate" that can be given to another player as a gift.
To purchase a Deluxe Membership, or to redeem the gift of a Deluxe Membership, please click | HERE.
Ganz announced that, starting August 31 2010 members purchasing a 12-Month Deluxe Membership will be able to add up to 4 Bonus Accounts for $5 each. This will be done by entering the Webkinz World usernames and passwords of each account you want to add on when you buy the 12-Month membership. Bonus accounts must be added at the time you purchase the 12-Month membership otherwise you will not be able to add them on.
Bonus accounts will receive a year of the Deluxe features on Webkinz World, Deluxe Advantage pricing in the Webkinz eStore, and the monthly gift boxes. Only the main account with the 12-Month membership, however, will receive Ganz eStore points and the Exclusive Super Deluxe item.
An online tool is available to calculate the most cost-efficient way to purchase Deluxe memberships once this "add-on bonus accounts" functionality is launched. Answer all the questions posed by the tool, click "Calculate", and you will be shown a list of all the different ways you can get Deluxe for the accounts you want, from most cost-effective to least. You can access this online tool | HERE.
And this WebkinzInsider thread: