Pinching Pennies… err, I mean Neopoints
THE BANK - I've seen countless posts and chat topics complaining about how poor
they are and asking over and over, "How's the best way to make Neopoints?" Well,
I can tell you one thing; I was in the dark about the same thing for a long time.
Neopoints can be hard to make, especially if you really, really want a certain
item. This article will explain just how you can save up for that specific unbuyable.
First, take most of the money you have and put it straight in the bank. Each
day, you can collect interest. It may seem stupid to collect only 3 NP of interest
every 24 hours, but believe me, it can add up! Depending on your type of account,
you can collect up to thousands of interest a year! Every time you deposit Neopoints,
up you bank account type, so you can collect more interest. Make sure to keep
some cash out of the bank, so you'll be able to earn more Neopoints
Next, it's important to take advantage of the opportunities to earn NP you
have every day on Neopets!
The Lost Desert
Coltzan's Shrine: You can go once each day to the Shrine. Not only will it
make your pets stats go sky-high, it can give you dubloons, Desert food, and
NP. You MAY even win the million Neopoints the Shrine occasionally awards! It's
free, so why not?
The Fruit Machine: Spin the Fruit Machine, you'll never know what you'll get!
Once a day, come and take a chance. It doesn't cost a thing, and if two or three
fruits match, you can win prizes galore! You can win more than 35,000 NP and
rare Paint Brushes, fruit, and other cool stuff.
The Wheel of Excitement: Even though the wheel costs 100 NP to spin, it can
give you lots of valuable things! You may win up to 10,000 NP, secret items,
and lots more interesting rewards. But the wheel does have its drawbacks: nasty
lightning bolts, hard-to-cure diseases, and visits from the Pant Devil. Spin
at your own risk, every 2 hours.
Healing Springs: Bring your bumps and bruises to the Water Faerie at her mystical
Springs. Attacked by the Pant Devil, Snowager, or a Battledome Competitor? This
fountain of healing will fix you up in a jiffy. But how will this earn you Neopoints?
In this case, it's more to save you Neopoints If your pet has a disease or low
hit points, don't waste your money on expensive cures and potions. Just take
them here instead!
Tombola: You can take your chances at the Tombola once a day. Pull out a ticket
for free and see what you've won! In most cases, you get nothing, or a booby
prize. But every so often, you'll get a winning ticket. That will earn you NPs,
codestones, faeries, food or another great prize.
Buried Treasure: Once every 3 hours, try to find the Treasure of the Black
Pawkeet. There is some debate over whether its worth the 200 NP. True, it is
a gamble, and you rarely win. But you could get lucky and win the jackpot!
Terror Mountain - The Ice Caves
The Snowager: At specific times of the day, the Snowager is sleeping soundly.
If you're daring, try and take some of its treasure. Most of the time, you'll
come out empty-handed with lots of scars, but sometimes you can sneak off with
Negg or Battle Weapon.
Turmaculus: Try and wake up this bug guy at certain times of the day. He'll
reward you with some cool Meridell items.
Sure, there are many more activities you can do to earn cash daily, but these
are some ideas that you definitely want to do to get the NPs you need. When
you get items from any of these places, turn around and put them in your shop.
Some things, like booby prizes, aren't even worth selling. Donate them to the
money tree for poorer Neopians. To price the other items, look them up on the
shop wizard. Refresh a few times, and remember the cheapest price. Put the item
in your shop for slightly below the lowest price. It will sell in no time! If
you're lucky enough to come across an unbuyable (something worth more than 100,000
NP) put it in the trading post. Browse through lots selling the same item, and
ask for a price slightly lower than the cheapest on your wishlist. Accept the
best bid. If you get any more valuable items for one of your unbuyables, put
them in your shop or trading post for the best price.
The next part about making Neopoints deals with restocking. Restocking is
buying items from the Main Shops in Neopian Central. It's very difficult to
restock if you have a low Internet connection, or any type of dial-up. If you
are lucky enough to have a fast one, camp out in The Book Shop, Food Shop, or
Back-to-School Shop. These are my personal favorites, because it's easier to
get an item that you can sell for more than you bought it for. But there are
plenty more shops out there that you can wait in. The shops restock every eight
minutes or so. Once you see a shop restocking, click on one of the items. Haggle
and buy as fast as possible until the shop is sold out. Some shops and items
are not worth going to or buying, because you buy them for much more than what
they sell for on the Shop Wizard. You'll just need to practice to realize what
items are good, and what aren't.
The last, and easiest, chapter of earning points is plain and simple: GAMES!
There are some really great games out there that can help you earn NPs, and
they're fun! Try lots of different games, and find out which are the easiest
and most fun for you. Play these games as often as you can, until you get so
good that you're making tons of Neopoints a day! My favorites are Sahkmet Solitaire
and Pyramids, but you may be better at Raiders of Maraqua! Experiment, and you'll
soon find what's right for you.
And always remember to stay as far away from scammers, spammers, and cheaters.
How? Do the following. Always check all URLs to make sure all of them read neopets.com.
Otherwise, you may think you're logging into your account but you're really
giving away your password to a stranger! Never fall victim to Get-Rich-Quick
scams. There is NO SUCH THING as a Neopoints Generator or any way to get Neopoints
other than to EARN THEM! Never, ever EVER give out your password to ANYONE,
no matter how convincing. All your hard work and Neopoints, along with your
pets, will go straight down the drain. Read the rules, and follow them, so you
won't get frozen. All of this will save you Neopoints, because you'll never
have your Neopoints taken away from you.
So that's all there is to earning Neopoints! Do these every day, and soon
you'll be on your way to being a Neopian Millionaire. Making Neopoints is what
makes Neopets a challenge, and it's what makes it fun. Happy Neopetting!