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Neopets Birthday Celebrations
  • Posted by Herdy
  • Posted on November 15, 2022, 5:54 am NST

Neopets is celebrating its 23rd birthday today!

A variety of celebrations are happening throughout Neopia:

  • Need the "Happy Birthday!" avatar? Visit the New Features page today.
  • The Swashbuckling Academy is offering free training to all pets all day. If you've already enrolled for a course you haven't paid, just cancel and re-enroll to get the free course.
  • Treasure of the Black Pawkeet is free today and costs 150NP (half price) for the rest of November.
  • Neopians have increased chances of a good result at Coltzan's Shrine today.
  • The number of tickets for sale at the Ticket Booth is increased today.
  • All users have access to the Birthday Site Theme on both the classic layout and the mobile revamp. This site theme increases your chances of Random Events, and on the old site theme removes ads for non-premium members for the day. Ads are no longer removed for non-Premium members.
  • If you are using a Flash workaround, for the next three days you may submit 5 scores for Neopoints on Flash games instead of the usual 3 until the end of Thursday (17th). This applies to classic games only, not those on the beta site.

Visit the Neopets homepage (when logged in) to claim 750 NC for free. This can also be claimed on side accounts.

Over at the NC Mall, extra paid Pet Slots are on sale from now until November 22nd.

  • +1 Extra Pet Slot: on sale for 400 NC (discounted 100 NC)
  • +5 Extra Pet Slot: on sale for 1,800 NC (discounted 450 NC)
  • +10 Extra Pet Slot: on sale for 3,400 NC (discounted 850 NC)

A free goodie bag is available at the NC Mall, available to claim on your sides as well. Inside, you'll find a banner wearable:

Additionally, there is a limited time discount code available at the NC Mall through the goodie bag. Use 'Y24BIRTHDAY' at the checkout to get a discount of 150 NC off any total purchase over 1,000 NC. This will last until the end of November 30th.

New birthday Mystery Capsules are also released:

Outside of the NC Mall, a new Neopoint goodie bag is also now stocking at the toy shop:

Last year's Neopoint goodie bag has also now retired. For those using the Wishing Well to ask for it, be aware this means that last year's bag no longer qualifies as a Wishing Well item, and wishing for it wastes your attempts.
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There are 65 comments below. Add yours!

sabriogando, November 15, 2022 6:06 AM NST
I was hoping for free nc like they did before
There's still time, I hope they do it

But still, happy birthday neopets!
problematicperiplum, November 15, 2022 6:07 AM NST
Where the heck is the Birthday color for Pets
contessa, November 15, 2022 6:25 AM NST
Thanks for all the info, this is why I try to always come here before I start the day at Neo.
recklesse, November 15, 2022 6:40 AM NST
That editorial about pet slots seemed to be saying 'we'll make it happen some time' not necessarily on the birthday. I'm not getting my hopes up for that.

After all the UC survey that was due out in 'the next couple of weeks' took more like 12 to materialise, and other promises, such as the roadmap, haven't been released at all.
will, November 15, 2022 6:55 AM NST
> and on the old site theme removes ads for non-premium members for the day

This no longer seems to be true.
kyrette, November 15, 2022 8:52 AM NST
Where is my super suit- I mean, where are my free pet slots?
terracottalatte, November 15, 2022 9:22 AM NST
May be a coincidence but I got the most np from Forgotten Shore I've ever gotten!
hdawg1995, November 15, 2022 9:38 AM NST
yay! happy birthday neopets!
apophis324, November 15, 2022 9:52 AM NST
Happy birthday Neopets! I can't wait for the slew of site updates they are rolling out later today! They.. are going to do that, right? They better! I was looking forward to coming here to complain about them!
apophis324, November 15, 2022 9:54 AM NST
(Also I don't call a Two Dubloon Coin a good result from Coltzan's shrine XD)
tranzfigured, November 15, 2022 10:08 AM NST
is the bag active?
pirate, November 15, 2022 10:35 AM NST
How do I get to the classic site? And good to see some nice freebies!
nataliea, November 15, 2022 10:36 AM NST
I've got the "You've got free NC Add" but I don't got any to my account
valalera, November 15, 2022 10:42 AM NST
Anyone else have an issue where the Free NC pop up vanishes and doesn't come back? I didn't realise it was there and clicked past it. Using the event page just made the whole thing vanish entirely. So... no NC for me?
shandaman777, November 15, 2022 11:18 AM NST
My free NC still hasn’t shown up :/
livewire1289, November 15, 2022 11:20 AM NST
Same thing RE: free NC. I got the popup but no NC in my account and the popup won't come back.
thepapercutjellyfish, November 15, 2022 11:20 AM NST
the homepage won't load for me, just crashes
ziporen, November 15, 2022 11:31 AM NST
The NC takes a little time to appear, folks. Please wait about 5-15 minutes for it to be added to your account's balance.
dave - JN Staff, November 15, 2022 11:36 AM NST
The free NC seems to be added to a giant queue to get awarded to your balance. The more people logging into to claim the NC, the longer the queue, the longer the waits so sit tight! It'll get there eventually.
nobody, November 15, 2022 11:36 AM NST
I had to switch to chrome to get the homepage to load.
apophis324, November 15, 2022 11:53 AM NST
@dave: Is... that how it works? Is that.. normal? Because it doesn't sound normal...
miss_colly, November 15, 2022 12:26 PM NST
Thankyou for letting us know Dave, i just came to the comments to ask if anyone else was having issue recieving the NC
ducky - JN Staff, November 15, 2022 12:30 PM NST
Is... that how it works? Is that.. normal? Because it doesn't sound normal...

Yes it's normal. A lot is queued in Neo. Auctions, pet transfers, Premium Collectibles (premium users get their item at different times)
pasqui - JN Staff, November 15, 2022 12:37 PM NST
Right now, the wait time is about 2 hours before the NC shows up. This wait time has slowly been getting longer, so just sit tight. Eventually it will show up.
claytonskitten, November 15, 2022 12:42 PM NST
I've claimed the free NC on all my accts but none of it has shown up. Not buying ANYTHING from the mall until it does (other than claiming goodie bag). I also jotted down how much NC my accts currently have (less than 500 everywhere but my main, I never buy it anymore).
topaz644, November 15, 2022 12:44 PM NST
I'll be patient but I never got the nc popup so am a bit concerned. There aint much I want in the Mall these days but free nc is nice any way. lol
temptesque, November 15, 2022 12:48 PM NST
thanks for all of the info, JellyNeo team. y'all are the best!
lopiditty, November 15, 2022 12:49 PM NST
^ same, never got the pop-up on my main acc but i did on my sides which is strange
themeepit32, November 15, 2022 1:10 PM NST
can't even give away free stuff without the game crashing

thanks jumpstart
shandaman777, November 15, 2022 1:11 PM NST
It’s been over 2 hours and still haven’t received anything
dave - JN Staff, November 15, 2022 1:13 PM NST
@apophis324: Yes, that's always how the freebie NC giveaways have worked. It's also how it works when you purchase NC directly through Neopets. (The only way to get instant Neocash is to redeem an NC Card you've purchased elsewhere.)
topaz644, November 15, 2022 1:20 PM NST
Mine showed up now even though I never saw the popup so hang in there fellow Neopians!
shandaman777, November 15, 2022 1:37 PM NST
Update: Finally showed up.
Dave knows what he’s talking about.
surferboard_girl, November 15, 2022 2:15 PM NST
Is the Gift Bag not yet stocking at the Toy Shop?
minidriver, November 15, 2022 2:26 PM NST
Gift Bag at the Toy Shop must have people sniping the site, haven't seen it yet.
topaz644, November 15, 2022 2:27 PM NST
@ surferboard_girl - I don't see any on the TP yet.

I know ppl have been in the shop waiting for them. I go when I can but I'm doing guild stuff so I can't hang around in there.

I used to often get goodie bags there (a few years ago) but for the most part now I just wish for them at the Well. The toy shop is too frustrating.
contessa, November 15, 2022 3:27 PM NST
YAY! I just got this RE -While out for a stroll, Thunder151neo looks down and finds 45,719 NP on the ground. Today looks like a lucky day!
lasergu, November 15, 2022 4:29 PM NST
I didn't even get the popup for the free NC.
inkpot, November 15, 2022 4:45 PM NST
ummmmm WOW. don't we usually only get like 150NC?

i see a lot of complaining but like, i'm super stoked about this! i can buy some pet slots now. XD
alli_draggy, November 15, 2022 4:53 PM NST
Is the NC gift not working for anyone else? I tried it on all of my accounts and after several refreshes, it didn't go through on any of them. Firefox on Windows 11 in case that matters.
inkpot, November 15, 2022 5:02 PM NST
well it's not neopets.com without glitches!!

yeah i haven't gotten my nc either and i'm on chrome, but i'm sure it'll appear at some point.
choji13, November 15, 2022 5:22 PM NST
Guys, i'm having some issues... Theres no NC pop-up for me. I'm refreshing the homepage for like a hour and half, but nothing happens. Is that even still working?? Thanks for support!
topaz644, November 15, 2022 5:39 PM NST
I never got the popup so I don't think that has any thing to do with getting your nc. Just time, most likely.

Or click on the notification on the index page?
xfer, November 15, 2022 5:48 PM NST
I already received my NC in all my 3 accounts. It took close to 4 hours. So, like someone else said, just hang in there guys!!
surferboard_girl, November 15, 2022 6:56 PM NST
I only got a pop up on one of my accounts and it’s been over 6 hours on the account that I DID get a pop up on and still nada.

Like I’m super down and stoked about having such great freebies, but it’d be nice for it to have been consistent across all accounts. It really comes off as having just throwing it together without any forethought/planning about implementation.
contessa, November 15, 2022 9:17 PM NST
Almost 7 hours later but I just got my 750 NC! Yay!
apophis324, November 15, 2022 11:49 PM NST
It's annoying that the "Would you like to add a 2FA" pop-up blocks out the NC one. Did get my NC though.
dadylman, November 16, 2022 5:11 AM NST
Bummer missed the free NC …
faellie_ridiculous, November 16, 2022 5:54 AM NST
Still no Birthday NC added to main or side.

Clicked on the pop up and got the notification which proceeded to promptly disappear!

Well Happy Bday Neopia!
go_bruce, November 16, 2022 5:55 AM NST
Hope I get my NC. I claimed it on the 16th. I did get the NC popup and notification though. But seems a lot of people had issues yesterday so I'll see.
petpupplet56, November 16, 2022 6:48 AM NST
I was told that I got my 750 NC, but when I clicked it, it just never showed up. I even clicked on the goodie bag and it said it was added to my inventory, but it was never in my inventory at all. I’m really just… mad about this. Ugh..
roshchodesh, November 16, 2022 7:19 AM NST
NC Birthday theme: Crochet!
apophis324, November 16, 2022 7:35 AM NST
Soooo... no big website updates for their birthday, huh? A little disappointing..
faellie_ridiculous, November 16, 2022 12:10 PM NST
Update: Free NC has been credited on main and side and have free Bday NC goodie bags too. Hopefully fixed for everyone now.
pikachu315111, November 17, 2022 7:24 AM NST
Forgot to say this, but better late than never:

Happy Birthday Neopets!
maxgarou, November 17, 2022 6:27 PM NST
How many pets can a free account have?
Free NC + pet slots discount seem pretty cool (didn't like the bday wearables, the slots seem better)
apophis324, November 17, 2022 11:54 PM NST
I've noticed (but I might be dumb and slow) that they're not updating the news on Thursday (Friday for me) for the weekend anymore? So not only do they always run late with their special days due to updating the news for that day on that day, they're not also just tossing the weekend out the window and go home early?
contessa, November 18, 2022 7:47 AM NST
Maybe they are starting the holiday weekend early?
recklesse, November 18, 2022 9:36 AM NST
Theoretically they should be putting up a news bulletin (new features) and a Neopian Times later today. Last Friday didn't get any news because of a holiday. I hope this weekend isn't another holiday.
recklesse, November 18, 2022 10:11 PM NST
Oh, seems I was wrong. They have put up the Friday new features, but I missed the note that the NT (and editorial) is postponed to December 2nd. Hope this isn’t the start of a trend.
apophis324, November 19, 2022 12:59 AM NST
Yeah, I guess the news was just late? Weird.. As for the NT being pushed back until after Thanksgiving, that's a little strange... but it's probably a lot of hard work they don't have time for now. They have to do something for the Advent Calendar after all. Last minute stuff, no doubt..
sherlawk, November 19, 2022 6:51 AM NST
@maxgarou , from Jn Wardrobe!

In total, all non-Premium accounts can have up to 16 pet slots total (6 base + 10 NC slots), and all active Premium subscribers can have up to 20 pet slots total (6 base + 4 Premium perk + 10 NC slots).
maxgarou, November 19, 2022 9:42 AM NST
@sherlawk Thank you.
Time to complete my Bori "wish list"
petpupplet56, November 20, 2022 4:38 PM NST
My goodie bag never came in my inventory. I’m sad, yet a little angry.
elizabethloreleirose, November 21, 2022 7:38 AM NST
I have been trying to get to the NC Mall to use my NC, and no page is loading at all... Is anyone else having this issue?

Do I need a new browser? I'm using Chrome and Safari, but I keep getting the error that the page is taking too long to load. I do this multiple times a day, at different times of the day, and nothing changes.

I've been having it for a week now and I'm starting to get frustrated with not being able to use the Mall in any capacity whatsoever.

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