While Poptropica is generally free to play, members who pay a small subscription fee get to experience extra benefits in the game.
This tour page will explore what members get, as well as the history of Poptropica membership and whether or not it’s worth the price. Here’s everything you need to remember about being a Poptropica member!
You can choose from the following packages of membership on Poptropica’s website. Plans will auto-renew unless cancelled before the end of a term.
- 1 Month – US $3.99
- 3 Months – US $10.99 (that’s $3.66/month)
- 6 Months – US $19.99 (that’s $3.33/month) (Save 15%!)
✨ Membership Benefits
🎁 Monthly Member Gifts
Each month you’ll receive a one-of-a-kind gifts, only available to members that month! These exclusive and rare gifts are only given to players once and will never be released again!
🤑 Double Rewards
Earn double the rewards from the Daily Spin wheel every day! Earn double the credits as a member to buy the latest and greatest items in the shop!
🏝 Exclusive Island Access
Be the first to play the newest islands that come to Poptropica! Unlock special prizes and get exclusive access to the latest and greatest islands on the map!
🏡 Members-Only Clubhouses
Create a custom clubhouse to hang out in with your friends! Choose from different member-only themes and decor, ranging from castles to diners and even enchanted forests!
🦎 Members-Only Pets
Get access to all the pets available in Poptropica! From ponies to bunnies and more, members are able to adopt any pet available in the Pet Barn!
👕 Members-Only Outfits
Customize your character with exclusive outfits available only for members! From special powers to amazing costumes, members get access to everything in the shop!
📖 A brief history of Poptropica membership
Poptropica membership has changed a lot over the years as the game has evolved over time. In the earlier days of Poptropica, members would be granted early island access, free and unlimited access to every costume and gold card in the store, a costume closet where they could store up to 30 outfits, the ability to view all snapshots in the island photo album (before this feature was removed after a friends profile update in 2019), the ability to share Realms creations to the public, bonus quests on some islands, and access to 7 member-exclusive islands after a 2015 update locked them behind a paywall.
You also used to be able to buy a membership with a couple different payment methods. Besides the usual credit card option still in use today, Poptropica used to also offer $10 game cards at major retailers like Best Buy in the United States and Canada. You’d scratch off and enter the 10-digit PIN number from the back of the game card online, then choose to either redeem a 12-week membership or 1000 credits. Another history bit: you used to be able, with a click of a button on your Poptropica account, to send an email request to ask someone you knew to consider buying you a membership.
💸 Why does Poptropica have membership?
People complain that Poptropica used to be a totally free game, and now you have to pay for membership to enjoy all of it. But it’s important to understand that Poptropica is a business, and just like any other business, it needs money in order to run. If Poptropica didn’t make any money, it wouldn’t be able to afford to pay its staff and keep its website up. A Poptropica with membership is better than no Poptropica at all, right?
Even without membership, players can still enjoy a large portion of what Poptropica has to offer — non-members can still play new islands after the members’ early access period, earn credits and buy stuff from the store, and more. Still, in recent years, a growing emphasis on membership has led players to (rightfully) question its prevalence. At least Poptropica is still free at a basic level, and is committed to always being free in some form. Meanwhile, those who can afford the membership fees help keep Poptropica running for all of us, and get some extra benefits as perks. Good for them and good for Poptropica!
🎁 How can I get a Poptropica membership?
Poptropica memberships have to be paid for either by credit card on Poptropica’s website, or through an in-app purchase on the Poptropica mobile app (which may be funded through an iOS App Store or Google Play Store gift card). It should sync to your Poptropica account on the computer.
One way you can get a Poptropica membership for free is by entering our monthly raffles. It’s as easy as 1-2-3! More about Free Poptropica Membership »
If you don’t have the money to buy a membership, you can consider asking for it as a birthday or holiday gift. Or, if you’ve got some of your own money saved up and your birthday/holiday is too far away, try offering the money to your parents and having them take it in exchange for them using their credit card to get you a membership.
You can also offer to make a deal with them: do something extra that they would want you to do that you wouldn’t normally do (such as extra jobs, classes, etc), in exchange for them doing something for you (buying you a membership). If they’re hesitating because they think a computer game like Poptropica seems like a waste of time, ask them to consider it like any other entertainment they might pay for (such as toys or movies).
🤔 Is a Poptropica membership worth it?
Think before you buy. Are all the benefits that come with membership worth the money for you? One month of membership costs around US$3.50 (more or less, depending on which package you choose). Are there other things you would rather have that cost that much? Or do you want nothing more than to be a Poptropica member, no matter what the cost?
Maybe you only want that membership for the new island that just came out in its early stages, and you have to have early access. Do you? Or is it okay for you to save a few bucks and wait just a little longer so you can enjoy the same island members enjoyed — but for free? Still, there are some islands with exclusive bonus quests, and others that are locked behind a paywall indefinitely.
There are also a bunch of exclusive members-only items (costumes, powers, etc) in the store, but ask yourself, can you live without them? In the end, Poptropica is awesome even without the membership, but if you’re interested in the extras, just pay a bit of extra money and there you go!
Only you can decide based on your own needs and/or desires whether or not it’s worth forking over the extra money to enjoy membership.