Now we have two pawsome gifts that anyone can give away to their special buddies. You know about Rosettes – the fun blue ribbons with a message that will stay on someone’s pet page for a month. Well now there are Stars, too! These yellow babies are similar to Rosettes but even more special: they will stay on your furpal’s page fur-ever.
You don’t have to be a Plus member anymore to give away fun stuff like Rosettes. Now any pup can purchase Zealies – the new currency on Catster. (In the future, we will have ways in which you can earn Zealies as well). You can use your Zealies to give away both Rosettes and Stars to anyone you like. If you are a Plus member and want more Rosettes, say for the holidays, you can use Zealies to get them. If you are not a Plus member but want to give a few Rosettes away, Zealies will enable you to do so. Stars are super special and are more valuable. They are currently only available through Zealies.
We know this may be a little confusing so we have given each and every member 10 Zealies for free to try it out. To use them you simply click on the gift box icon underneath the primary photo of the kitty you wish to give a gift to (if you don’t see the Gift Box icon right away, the page may be cached – giving a bone/treat will fix that up). The next screen will ask you if you want to give away a Rosette or Star. If you already have some Rosettes from your Plus subscription perhaps and you choose to give a Rosette, we will pull the Rosette from your Rosette balance when you give it away. If you have no Rosettes or choose to give a Star, we will pull from your Zealies Balance. We promise it will be clear once you give it a try- that’s why we have given everyone 10. Use those 10 wisely. More Zealies will cost a few bucks. The good news is that all money will be reinvested in the site to make even better features and more fun stuff.
You can always find your Zealies balance on your Account page.
Let us know what you think. We really do value your opinion. Many members asked us for something like this and we want to make sure that we have done it right. We have started a forum thread to discuss.