Membership Tour

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!

๐Ÿ’ฐ Pricing

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%!)

โœจ Membership Benefits

๐ŸŽ 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!

๐Ÿค‘ 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!

๐Ÿ 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!

๐Ÿก 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!

๐ŸฆŽ 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!

๐Ÿ‘• 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!


๐Ÿ“– 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.

๐Ÿ’ธ 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 โ€” 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!


๐ŸŽ 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 ยป

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).


๐Ÿค” Is a Poptropicaย membershipย 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 โ€” 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.

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110 thoughts on “Membership Tour”

      1. They gotta make money? Would you rather they close down & you can’t play ever again, or would you rather pay a measley 4.00 or 10.00, I want poptropica to stay, i’ve been playing for 6 years.

      2. this is impossible to be a member and this is stupid why can’t they make all the cards free for everyone, it will make it a deal

      1. yeah, sony?
        (i think they meant sorry.)
        why?
        (i dunno. or maybe they meant like a game on/branded sony or watever? i dunno.)
        anyway, i had membership for a while, it was awesome, even tho sometimes i couldn’t decide what stuff 2 use. ๐Ÿ˜› oh, an FYI, really cool, u can keep the members only gold cards after membership. @ least when i was member.

  1. Membership??
    Is it worth it even though you lose all the gold cards you get with member ship?
    I dunno about membership.
    Sorry creators but im still not convinced!

      1. forget it this not fair that i can’t get membership since my mom is coming back and my dad lives in l.a socan the login be free.

  2. You don’t need membership to get everything, anyway! Just buy five or six Game cards (one at a time, of course, or you’ll be broke) and activate the credits. It’ll cost about the same as three months of membership, anyway!

  3. ugh. i thought poptropica was pure. no stupid membership. why dont people just make a game where all is free?? other people buy it, and the sensible people feel bad and angry because the other people have better accounts, farms, towns, whatever!!!! the point is, what the point! MONEY. yep, these days money seems to be a nessity in life, second to food water and air. see im so ticked im not even useing good spelling and grammer anymore! STOP MEMBERSHIP!!!!!!!

    ~ Little Toes

    1. Little Toes, the Creators need to make money. If they don’t have any money, ZAP. Good-bye, Poptropica. They don’t magically get money for food for their family by doing a completely-totally free game for their job, no matter how popular Poptropica is. At least be glad Poptropica membership isn’t like Club Penguin membership. If it were, it would be baaaaaaaaad.

      1. Sorry.i was having a bad day.i didnt mean to yell at everybody. sorry everybody.now i feel bad…

        ~Little Toes

      2. actually, they get money for the froot-loops advertisments and so on. but i still want that red ninja costume in the store. ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Sorry Popular Jumper,there’s no way you can get free membership unless,you contact the people who make those “free membership” videos,but if you look at the comments you can see those videos require downloading and they’re scams most of the time. Because of the scams,and how it might hurt your computer,I sugest not taking the risk,but of course it’s your choice. You still can buy membership though.

      1. (to break dance) A Poptropica mamber?

        BD: Yup. Do you?
        Me: No, but in one day, yes.

      2. Cheese Luver,I’m gonna kill you before you kill me.

      3. im a poptropica member! Friend me you will be impressed! User: snaptrap29

      4. cheese lover… kinda taking it far, i am a non member and ( oddly enough ) i say bad things about MYSELF

      5. Even though Poptropica has membership, (If any of you have played Animal Jam or Jumpstart you’ll know what I’m talking about) you’re not super limited if you’re a non-member. And people like me who have seen both sides (as in been a non-member and member) understand the feelings of both sides.

  4. actually the game cards are like $10 for 4 months and it is really great being a member plus every thing in the poptropica store costs 0 credits (i should no i was 1) ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. hey wimpykidfan! im from the future and i friended you and it says for u: membership expired but still pretty eimpressive sorry if i spelled that wrong sometimes i dont care about my spelling an grammer as you can tell

  5. Hey everyone if you get membership you can choose between membership and 1000 credits MEMBERSHIP SUCKS! Credits rock and remember was poptropica was free ah the good old days!!!

    1. Membership rocks,I mean 1000 credits if you see store items you want really badly e.g. Minimizer,Phantom,Followers etc. that will be a waste of credits,you might need about 10000000000 credits to get everything in the store.

  6. I reccomend people either :
    > Buy the credits or just earn them in quests .
    > OR if you pretty much have defeated every island on Poptropica or you just have one island left to complete , defeat the island / islands you have not defeated . If that is not enough money for you , buy the amount of credits you need .

  7. Arg. I wasted my allowence (5 dollars) of a freakin game and now my whole closet is gone. All the clothes I had-gone. Even the ones as a nonmember! Next time, I’m saving up for a game card and just getting credits. Say-with the credits, do you get to keep the stuff?
    Loves and hugs (ok so sorry having a bad day about the rest)
    Fierce Fire

    Hijuyo: Yes, you get to keep items forever with credits. However, members get early island access, which is something you can’t get with credits.

    1. I disagree they had a Gold Card for early access to Couterfiet Island for 500 credits which is a rip off , but it was free.

  8. this game oh this game just makes me mad i loved the good old days but now the new days are freaken making me mad i have to save up 19 for a year membership cause i dont want to go on there and it will say your month is up or something just make a everything free game or MAKE POPTROPIC free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Guys you have to remember that Poptropica needs the money, or else good-bye Poptropica. I’m not a member, and I still can have a cool outfit and such. Some gold cards in the store are actually available to non-members for around 250 credits. My username is silverbubbless

      1. Silver Bubbles-
        Completely off-topic, but I had a friend that played Poptropica with the same name as you!

  9. i love poptropica i dont care what people thinks but u need to get poptropica membership i have it for 6 month if u need help to beat all the island call me 267-770-5007 my name is quiet fly i beat all the island i am the ultimate poptropican peace

    1. All you have to do is buy membership. They put them out cause they need money to expand the site.They know you wanna get it, so they tease it hoping you’ll buy membership cause everything isn’t free and poptropica gets like 30% bigger each year.(because of money).

      ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. Fishy what do I do? I renewed my membership until January 23, 2012 (confirmed it in email) but when I go on my account it say I don’t have membership and I can’t get any of the members items! What do I do?

    1. If your membership has been renewed, you should have it. Try contacting Poptropica about your problem using the “Contact” link on the Poptropica.com main homepage.

  11. Hey, for people who said membership sucks It’s ok we have different opinions but it is awesome. Early island access is fun,the bonus quests give you special items that are members only, there’s the outfits and powers for every new island members only and having everything free from the store is kinda fun. But you have your opinions too…..

  12. I DON’T CARE WHO THOSE MEAN-MEMBERS THINK THEY ARE! THEY ARE ALWAYS MEAN TO NON-MEMBERS ON EVERY SINGLE WEBSITE. YOU NAME IT: Club Penguin, Animal Jam, Potropica, Wizard 101,.. THEY ARE ALWAYS TEASING US AND THROWING MEMBER-ONLY PARTIES AT THERE HOUSE. I ONCE MET A MEMBER WHO BULLIED A NON-MEMBER AND SAID THAT THEY WERE USELESS!! I THREATENED TO KILL HIM AND I DID NOT MEAN ON THE COMPUTER SO YOU BETTA NOT MESS WITH THE CHEESELUVER!!!!!!๐Ÿ˜ก

    1. IME REPLIING TO MYSELF TO SAY THIS: ALL PPL CARE ABOUT NOW IS MONEY. All people THINK about is MONEY. WHY CAN’T PEOPLE JUST FORGET ABOUT MONEY FOR ร€ SECOND AND THINK ABOUT THร‰ DAYS WHERE THERE WAS NO STINKIN MUNEY. THEY SURVIED RIGHT? THEN WE CAN TOO. CheeseLuver OUT !

      1. Cheeseluver, haven’t you realized that wishing people to not think about money makes you yourself actually think about money? I’m sorry for how you’re feeling but dwelling on your problem negatively won’t solve it. Ranting about the wrongs of the world won’t solve it either, it IS imperfect.

        I’m not a member and I’m not teasing you. I just wish you would learn from this.

        Choco Charlies and Prized Piggies,
        Wild Tigah

    2. You know, all Poptropica Memberships automatically renew at the end of the term. I bought a one month membership back when I was in fourth grade, and now I still have it, although its been several months after my purchase. Your parents won’t have to be charged for renewal. However, they can cancel your renewal(either if they want to or you asked them). Then your membership lasts only until the end of your term. In order for my mom to agree for paying a membership, I had to give her four dollars of my OWN money. If you buy any Members Only items or regular items from the Poptropica Store, when your membership expires your regular Gold Cards you bought during your Membership trial are gone until you buy them again, but you get to keep your Members Only Items forever. So in fact, Non-Members are just about having as much fun as Members are. If you are a Non-Member and you are getting teased by a member, DON’T ever believe them.

      Fierce Wing, age 10
      P.S. I understood these once I became a member.
      P.P.S. memberships are dirt cheap, so you will do a lot less chores than you thought.

  13. WHAT THE HECK?????

    I bought membership @ Toys R Us for ten bucks in December. It’s supposed to be 6 months, but I only get 3- until February!! And everyone else I know!!

    Can you please explain this to me because the expiration date should be in May or just later than February…

    Thanks for being a great website =)

    1. When you buy a Poptropica membership online, $10.95 gets you 6 months. However, you say you got yours at Toys R Us, which probably means you bought a Game Card. A $10 Game Card lets you choose between a 12-week membership or 1000 credits (not really worth it, but I guess it’s easier for giving as a gift). See the “How can I get membership?” part of this page for more details. ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Guess what? I’m gonna have membership TOMARROW!!! IT’S THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. I got membership 23rd January,2013
    Expired:3rd April,2013
    And got it back on the 5th April,2013!

  15. And I have all 34 medals ๐Ÿ™‚
    All 138 cool photos ๐Ÿ˜€
    1803 friends ๐Ÿ˜›
    30 unique costumes ๐Ÿ˜†
    All personal questions ๐Ÿ™‚

    And the user is knucklehead5249 (Little Heart)
    Solved islands at least 2 times!Except Skulldugy,Steamworks,Red Dragon,Game Show etc.

  16. Anyway, I only have 18 medallions but I mastered it all. See, i told you that memberships will renew at the end of term!

  17. I am just going to get one for Christmas friend me and I love this website friend me I’m slantedfishreal. I made that account cause I’m a fan of slanted fish

  18. fish i have a question! When i buy the game card from best buy how do I know if its going to give me 1,000 credits or membership for 11-weeks?

    Slanted Fish: I believe you can choose which option you want when you enter the code.

  19. I think the poptropica memberships are fair. if u want unfair, try animal jam. its 60 dollars for a year! you can add me ( horserider1217 ) btw i am a member and i have to do extereme work for it

  20. oh and i collect plushies! i’m ur person for all ur plushie needs! oh and join me on october 31 for halloween trick or treating at my den!everyone gets free plushie of there choice and games and more! this year is the 1st annual time!

  21. What if you have unlimited membership!! Then you could get anything forever! I was so mad when I was playing the red dragon island and try turned it over to members only!! I even used the teleporter necklace and it didn’t even work!! Those creators sure kn

  22. Sorry! My last post didn’t finish the sentence let me start it again. those creators sure know what they’re doing.there thats better.

  23. Hey guys! We have a question about membership. Let’s say you get something for free while you have membership, an item that you could buy with credits. After your membership expires, do you have the chance to buy that item again with your credits?

    To make that question a little clearer:
    Let’s say that, while I have membership, I get the Pop Star costume from the Store. When my membership expires, my access to the Pop Star also expires, correct? But do I have the chance to buy Pop Star again with my own credits afterwards?

    Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Nope, membership status doesn’t affect what you can and can’t customize. That depends on what Poptropica allows to be customized, but our Cheats page lists some ways you can get costume parts that are otherwise unattainable. ๐Ÿ™‚

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