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|Happy 20th Birthday, Writing.Com!
On September 1, 2020, Writing.Com turns 20 years old!
Can you believe that? TWENTY YEARS OLD! We've all shared a very strange year and we can't think of a better time to celebrate this momentous occasion! Twenty years is a huge milestone for an online community and we are so excited to party with you this week!
The Biggest Writer's Block Party EVER!
From September 1st through September 7th, Writing.Com is hosting the biggest online block party for writers of all interests! This week, you'll find contests and activities hosted by Writing.Com and members of the community, increased daily rewards, reviewing challenges and rewards, new releases from us, and a 10% back sale... don't miss a single thing at "Writing.Com Party Central 2020!"
The Writing.Com 20th Birthday SALE!
For every order placed in "The Writing.Com Shop" during September 1-7, 2020, we will manually send you back 10% of your order's total in Gift Points!* Purchase a one-year Premium membership at the regular price and you will receive 139,950 in Gift Points. Buy a 3-month Upgraded membership, and you'll receive 19,950 back in Gift Points. Buy 1 million Gift Points, and you'll receive an extra 100,000! And if you order tangible items like mugs, t-shirts, journals and more, we'll even include your shipping in that 10% back. We're that excited to be turning 20!
* 10% back only when paid by credit card, PayPal, check or money orders. Orders paid with Gift Points are not included in this offer. This process is not automatic and we'll try to get the bonus Gift Points back to you within a day.
New Awardicons, Emoticons, Badges, & Trinkets!
In honor of our first day of our 20th birthday, we are happy to release some new community and personal designs for you to use! Each day, we will release new awardicons, merit badges, emoticons, and trinkets... maybe a new feature, as well. Be sure to watch "Site News & Announcements" and "Writing.Com Party Central 2020!" each day through September 7th for our daily new releases, which will open around Midnight (WdC time) each night. Keep your eye on the community newsfeed to see what surprises might pop up and be sure to add Writing.Com Support as a favorite so that you don't miss a thing!
Costumicon subscriptions are available for purchase! This subscription will last through 11:59pm on September 30th, 2020. Subscribe to or change your current costumicon from the "My Account" area or directly at:
NOTE: You can gift costumicons to your fellow members and friends! To gift a subscription, head to your My Gifts Points page:
One FREE Badge Every Day of our Birthday!
Normally, every paid member can send one free virtual Merit Badge every 30 days... but for the 7 days of our birthday, paid members can send one FREE virtual badge EVERY DAY! Choose a member, choose a badge and send it. It's that easy. If you are eligible for a free badge at the time, the Writing.Com system will automatically know this and discount the badge you wish to send. (You can not defer the free badge; the system will always use the free one first when giving badges.)
* Physical merit badges are not free and are the same additional cost.
We are so proud to reach this milestone. TWENTY years! Thanks to all of you, our members, for your support and participation. We love hosting this online home for writers... here's to the next 20 years!
We hope you have a great time celebrating with us this week. We look forward to seeing many of you around the site... invite every writer you know to come and join the party!
The StoryMistress and The ScaryMaster