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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). Users can purchase 1 month, 3 month, 6 month, or annual subscriptions. Longer subscriptions come with 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.
Super Deluxe Items
Super Deluxe Items are prizes that are awarded for each 1 year membership. The first Super Deluxe Item was the Super Deluxe Rollercoaster that was awarded to players who purchased 1-year memberships in 2009.
Deluxe Gift Box & Monthly Deluxe Clothing Item
The Deluxe Gift Box is awarded each month to Deluxe Members. Inside the box is that month's monthly deluxe clothing item. The monthly deluxe clothing items were introduced in April, 2009.
Only one box is obtained per deluxe account and the box usually arrives on the first of the month. In addition to the deluxe clothing item, the box also contains a wish coin, and one other non-exclusive item. These non-exclusive items have ranged from curio shop items to rares and promotional items, among others.
Deluxe DayDeluxe Day is a special day each month when Deluxe Members can log in for a special prize and stay for a day full of Deluxe events. The first Deluxe Day occurred on March 22, 2014.
Deluxe Members receive a special prize each Deluxe Day. To claim the prize, Deluxe Members must log in on Deluxe Day, go to Today's Activities, and click on the button next to the prize.
Past Deluxe Days and Prizes
|March 22, 2014||Racing Helmet|
|April 17, 2014||Cherry Blossom Butterfly Tree|
|May 9, 2014||Night and Day Chair|
|June 15, 2014||Comfy Wicker Chair|
|July 2014||Purple Dragster|
|August 19, 2014||Day and Night Throne|
Today's Activities feature several Deluxe-only activities each Deluxe Day. Below is an example of the special activities from March 22, 2014. A similar set of activities is available each Deluxe Day.
- Wheel of Deluxe
- Deluxe Prize Machine
- 9 AM - 90% off Coupon
- 11 AM - Big Button of Kinzcash
- 1 PM - Pixie Pod Pachinko Seed
- 3 PM - Kick it in Webkinz Soccer Challenge
- 5 PM - Bonus Spree! Roll
- 7 PM - Prize Klaw
- 9 PM - Token Balloon Dartz
- 10 PM - Extra spin on the Wheel of Wow
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.
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