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Gift of NC

The Gift of NC

The Gift of NC is an annual event in the NC Mall which rewards bonus Neocash for spending NC at the mall during a specified date range over the Holiday season. The official FAQ is here.

Gift of NC Background
It's not much of a surprise...you just get more NC.

How It Works

By spending a certain amount of Neocash in the NC Mall during the dated period for the year, bonus NC is awarded after the event ends. During the event, your progress will be tracked in the meter going across the present pictured, with your qualifying total spend indicated beneath and bonus to be awarded shown above.

Gift of NC progress
High roller, comin' through!

The bonus reward tier has been the same for many years:

  • 3,200 Bonus NC when you spend 50,000 NC or more
  • 1,700 Bonus NC when you spend 35,000 - 49,999 NC
  • 1,300 Bonus NC when you spend 20,000 - 34,999 NC
  • 650 Bonus NC when you spend 10,000 - 19,999 NC
  • 350 Bonus NC when you spend 5,000 - 9,999 NC
  • 225 Bonus NC when you spend 2,500 - 4,999 NC
  • 175 Bonus NC when you spend 1,000 - 2,499 NC
  • 100 Bonus NC when you spend 500 - 999 NC

Since 2011, when you make a qualifying purchase in the current year period, you'll be awarded an additional bonus of 50 NC for having participated in the event in the previous year. This amount will show up immediately, being awarded separately from the tiered bonus, with the following neomail:

Bonus NC! Because you are a loyal shopper and participated in The Gift of NC last year, this year you have received 50 Bonus NC for making a purchase in December. This amount has been added to your NC total. Happy shopping!

Previous Years

Below is a summary of when the Gift of NC ran in each prior year, along with a few of the bonuses from earlier years.


The event runs from November 27th, 2020 through January 4th, 2021, with the final bonus being awarded on January 6th, 2021.


The event ran from November 29th, 2019 through January 3rd, 2020.


The event ran from November 23rd, 2018 through January 3rd, 2019. The double bonus NC issuance occurred again, and users were allowed to keep the extra NC.


The event ran from November 30th, 2017 to early January, 2018. The final bonus was awarded on January 8th, 2018, however some users were awarded double the bonus NC amount in error. To make things fair, TNT issued the double bonus prize to all who had not yet received the extra-extra NC on January 16th, 2018.

In the Season of Giving you spent much NC,
Bonuses were given as out little thank ye,

However, some over-excited Raindorfs over-gave here and there,
and we sure heard you say that it was not fair!

So we put our heads together to see what we can do,
The Pants Devil... sheesh... he wanted to take, take take from you!

But we love our loyal Neopians and the support you give
So double your bonus we have, and with that we shall live.

Whether granted to you on January 8th or now, please feel free to spend this extra NC with clear conscience!

Thank you for being a loyal shopper! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season. Have fun spending your bonus NC at the NC Mall!

- The Neopets Team


The event ran in December 2016 to early January 2017. (If you can provide verification for any exact dates, please let us know.)


The event ran from November 27th, 2015 to January 3rd, 2016.


The event ran from November 28th, 2014 to January 4th, 2015.


The event ran from December 1st, 2013 to January 4th, 2014.


The event ran from November 30th, 2012 to January 3rd, 2013. There was a slight delay with the scripts and the bonus NC was awarded between January 9th-11th, 2013.


The event ran from December 1st, 2011 to January 3rd, 2012. This is the first time the 50NC bonus for participating in this event in subsequent years was awarded.


The event ran from December 1, 2010 to January 4, 2011. Additional items were awarded for those who spent at the highest tiers.

2010 Bonus Items


The inaugural event ran from December 1, 2009 to January 4, 2010. Additional items were awarded for those who spent at least 20,000 NC.

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