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The holidays are a time for giving and with this special promotion, everybody wins!

From now until January 5th, when you give a Premium Membership to a fellow deviant, your account will get a Premium Membership of equivalent value for FREE! (For example, if you give a 1-year Premium Membership to a friend, your account will get a 1-year Premium Membership at no additional cost!)

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Premium Membership purchases help support DeviantArt and the future of the community, an irreplaceable gift to millions.

For a limited time only, when you give a Premium Membership to a fellow deviant, your account will get an additional Premium Membership of equivalent value for free. The holidays are a time for giving and with this special promotion, everybody wins!
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cixu Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016
I wish this applied to the 1 year as well. :\
Is there a reason why the 1 year isn't included?
blunose2772 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I see your banner ad for this every time I go to check my notifications. Now it shows up AS a notification. do one or the other. I don't care which. Doing both only angers people and is counter productive.
MoeKaichii Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Student Interface Designer
. When is the last day? 
PurrpleTiger Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
January 2nd ~
JJBAMortalKombat Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016
If i can get one free then, why on select your gift preference it says:
$5.00 for 400 points
$15.00.. for 1,200 points
Do i really need to pay to get one free?
Or i only need points?
PurrpleTiger Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
You can use points or real money its your choice

You have to pay to give a membership to someone else, and then once you do that it gives you your own membership of the same length.
JJBAMortalKombat Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016
Thank you for answer.
PurrpleTiger Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
You're welcome. :3
TheAdorableOshawott Featured By Owner Edited Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When is the deadline of this? I'm planning to do a giveaway (specially a contest) but I must know the deadline. Thanks in advance. :D
Nevermind, it ends until January 2, 2017. Found that while looking at Heidi's profile. Anyway, thanks. c:
Hey-ILY-Jazzy1611 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
Can you buy a one year core membership and get a second one free too? 
Heidi Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
The "Give One, Get One FREE" promotion only applies to 1-month and 3-month Core Memberships.  However, you can purchase those items more than once.  ;)

MaRkInOiNo Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Student General Artist
that s great
Hey-ILY-Jazzy1611 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
Leeanix Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I was having this issue yesterday too with buying points and paypal.  It would not let me buy the points and that is what I have done in the past as I only have paypal.  So it is fixed now? I hope so as I would still love to buy memberships for many of my friends.
Heidi Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
It is fixed, yes. Our apologies for the inconvenience.

jortdad Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Student Digital Artist
why wont it let me use paypal to pay for the points????? isnt that kind of uselessEtika is Dissapoint Emote 
Heidi Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
Our apologies -- there was a temporary bug that didn't allow Points to be purchased with PayPal.  The issue has since been resolved and you're welcome to try again.

Again, apologies for the inconvenience.

jortdad Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Student Digital Artist
thank you!
Ellie-Doodles Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! I recently purchased a 1 month core membership for a friend anonymously.  I myself, already have a 2 month membership. Since the sale "Give One Get One" is going on doesn't that mean I get one too? Shouldn't it enroll on my 2 month core membership making it 3 months? If so, how do I fix this problem?
WalsumDragonBall Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016
1.My personal situation:
I am a bit confused.
Wait.If I give one deviantart(Carl),one membership and my get free,
I still pay to ONE person(Carl),who I give this membership.

I dont believe,if I write a username from a deviant(Karl),who I give this premiumship,
that this other deviants premiumship(Carls)is for free without money,
and that mines premiumship is ALSO without money.

1a.Dear Heidi,I love Deviantart like a fourth home(first home are my real home,family and friends),
but I have to say it:

1a1.Its a mean trap!
Even me,who has an above average intelligence,was ALMOST fooled by this.

I say it to you all:Stop this advertising on our message centre with the"Give one,get one"SHIT!!!

1.b.It is not healthy for children/young people:
Heidi,do you imagine,that if a child/youth(we call him Sammy),who understand it wrong,
and thinks,that his and the other deviants give(we call him Carl)membership will be BOTH for free without money,
A.(that after this understanding it wrong),
Sammy write Carls username(thinking that BOTH memberships are for free),
and is suddenly prompted to payMoney n Coins for Carls membership.

B.Sammy could impeach Deviantart for fooling him.

C.(Or Sammy can withdraw this membership to buy for Carl,but he is angry,that his happyness
is destroyed from Deviantart with the"suddenly not free membership".
Deviantart is makeing with this move not friends,but enemies!!!!
I think Deviantart ruin with the mean trick a lot of people and destroy them happyness for the christmas holiday.

1.1.My personal situation again:
For one moment,after seeing this"Get one,give one"foolish trick,I have try to think logical.
I have thought:If I write the name"Sammy"in the field(and give him the membership),
because my membership transform to a gratis/without money membership,
so Sammys premium membership will be without money TOO.
Your"Give one,get one"is like a math text task.
Not avery person can see through this trick.
And dont tell me,that this is simply to understand.

You fool them,they write a username,who they want give a membership,
and they think,they get a gift and have a double free membership.
Shame on you!!!!!
(Not Heidi but all people who are within the trick)(But I think all admins are within the trick,
but i dont mean it bad to you personally)

If the children will be asked to checkout(Wenn die Kinder zur Kasse gebeten werden),
they call after their Mummy and starts to cry.

1.1.1My personal situation again:
Thank God,I have not write an username on this field from the"Get one,give one"advertisement.
I have almost do itomfg,if I have not watch this carefully and read it twiceAdded to my devWatch! .

But 100children here write an username into the field and think,they have winWinner  anything.
How dare you to play with feelings from younger children,laughing about their naivität??????????
I am 30years old and was fooled almost by this,not being stupid.

2.What is beautiful on a premium(Core)membership!?
2a.Seriously,I dont like the premium membership and even dont want that anyone 
give it to me as gift.

Here are the reasons:
2b.Reason 1:The text,what I have write is reason enough.
Reason 2:D (Big Grin)eviant art I can enjoy without ads on my side if I install an ad blocker.
I dont need buy a premium membership for this.

2c.After my premium membership ends(for example after one year),
the membership benefits will be frozen,to this time in this I pay again for membership.
That is really mean blackmailing(Das ist gemeine Erpressung)

2c.1.That means clearly,if I have a premium membership and make for example"subfolders(a premium feature)
in my gallery,so after my premium membership ends I cannot use the subfolders.
And what,my drawings are lost in it!?
I am forced to pay money for a premium membership again.
So I am in a membership trap,one time pay,pay lifelong for this/after leaving Deviantart.
Or if I not pay lifelong,so I pay once,feeling poor and sad looking that I have not money
to pay again and that I visit deviantart,that deviantart can blackmail me.

2d.Thats the reason,why I never want get the"premium membership"feeling,
to not get the feeling to loose it.
its better I have a normal membership.
(4a.Bad comparison:If Naruto have never his parents around him(Parents like a Premium membership),
so he will not suffer that much as Sasuke,who has parents(a premium membership)and have lost them.

Reason 2e:I see here a lot of unlucky people,who have a Core membership(One of them is my best friend),
or i know:iconslytherinempress:,who leaves Deviantart,because she was totally ignored here,so all money doesnt help her.
Kanjisphinx gets almost crazy psychical here,that she starts to disable comments from all her art.
Her popularity with her Core membership doesnt help her:
A.If her drawings are childish
B.If people have no time for her
C.If people dont like her personality/way to speak.
D.If people are not fandoms of her(They dont like digimon)
2e.1.Another comparison:
If a billionaire(Trump)has cancer in the end stadium,nothing will help,he will die,
so all money dont help him.
They can only extend his life.

2f.Its really mean,that critique is a"premium feature",and a sick one.
What the fuck!?
What is this for a ruthless play with peoples feelings!?
A lot of children/young people(in Germany/America 80%)here(BUT NOT ME),
have a HELL CHILDHOOD,being bullied since they can walk,
being CRITICIZED from their bad parents/teachers or work because of little things.
For example Sammy hear 100xCRITIQUE from his teachers:
Always:"You are stupid,nothing worth,slow,disable in the head",
from his parents:"Shut up,you bastard,what we should not have born",
so you dare to offer like a bonus reward"Critique"as feature.
thats sick!
A lot of people are that much destroyed psychically from the critizism in their childhood,
that they never want have critique again,also on their pictures,that their heart explode.

2f.1.The argument"Not all people was teased from their parents"and want to improve
as artists if anyone tells them constructive critic without bad words,
to show the artist his mistakes on the picture,that this artist can learn from his mistakes
growing up into a better artist,the argument is poor for me.

2f.2.I escaped from the German artistpage,because I couldnot bear the psychoterror there.
No me,but another person was constantly/teased/corrected from other cold soulless robots there.
I would kick them all in the face,I would never let me treat like this.
If a child hears in his childhood always"No"and critizism,they copy in their tragedy the bad,unforgiveable
behaviour from their parents,and treat other children/youth also in forums like Deviantart,
like this,always criticize others or say"No".
6b1.Also a lot of people critizise others,to search a victim,
or to deflect,that they cant draw by theirself.
It exists people,who doesnt want voluntary hear critique from others.
They are tired from critique.

2g.Class division behaviour is fascist Nazi behaviour.
Thank you Deviantart-PREMIUM,that you support fascist Nazi behaviour LIKE THIS!
Because of the star and core membership(sign)other snooty idiots(Core members)
can indirectly/directly show others,that they are better with their money,
and we free deviant art normal users are stinking poor people with dirty clothes and no money, 
and Core members are our Gods,
who shows off with their featuresI think I am going to PUKE! Vomiting Fella (Reactions) 

2g1..Thats why I hate kings and gods,I want that no one Hitler dictator is the ruler,
and that the rest is stinking dirt.
I want equality for all human,no matter if,disabled,healthy,buddhist,christ,muslim,
black,white,yellow,dog,broom or shoe,all people should love and respect each other in an EQUAL WAY.

Stop the CORE-FASCISM!!! 
Stop to show,that the other people with the symbol next to their username are better as other deviants.
No,we are not dirty and have stinking hair with fly-animals around our head.

2g.2.Other worst example of racial segregation and fascism Nazi behaviour you have 
in German and Europe,also Americas schools:

Why the fuck:Gymnasium/RealSchule/GesamtSchule und HauptSchule!?
Why not ONE SCHOOL,in this all children are equal!???
Why Naziteacher tell:A smart Gymnasiumchild,is better than the brainless stinking dirt(Hauptschüler)?

7b1.School grades are also a Nazi assessment,to show that arrogant bastards from higher schools
are better as other kids(The same as a deviantart Core(Gymnasiummember)is more worth,
as a stinking(normal deviantart(HauptSchüler)user.

2g.3.Another worst example of racial segregation and fascism Nazi behaviour you have in trains:
1.First class is for arrogant,snobby upperstrata Nazis or pensioners,who are before their dying.

And second 2class is for stinking,normal people,who have on their forehead the sign:
Poor dirty idiot with empty purse.
I dont know,if its in Germany,but also in European/American trains and airplanes is this Nazi behaviour.

2g.4.Sometimes at weekend,my friends and me want make party.
The friends pay money for the firstclass(1.klasse)in a train.
As I pass through the first class door,I am mean to the second class train guests and say:
Bye,you Looser,I get now golden food and sit on a golden chair,Bye,you stinking Looser.
The second class guests are shocked.

But I make only fun of this"First class-scond class behaviour",I dont mean it to the people in a
hurtful way.
My heart(if I lie after this in bed),is sad,that Nazis create a second and first class.
And I am sad,that I cannot do anything against this"poor-rich"bahaviour as a single person.
The premium(Core)members are travelling all in the first class;) (Wink)

2h.My brother or friend has tell to me:
Für einen Webseiten move ist das ziemlich teuer.
That is expensive to buy 15Euros.

2i.Subfolders I have on my computer or stash,it is not really a benefit,having subfolders in my gallery as Premium feature.
This all is too much confusing.

3.Dont try to manipulate us in a psychological way,saying us indirectly(or directly),
or trying to give us feelings of guilty,that we"NonCore members"are ungrateful and exploit the great deviantart.
That we are stingy(or stinky skunk)

3a.We are not responsible for this page.(Wir sind dieser Seite keine Rechenschaft schuldig)

4.Because of the imbalance with the core membership,I fear the future and am uncertain because of this.
I fear the most,that soon:
A.They could delete the free membership and all people are forced to pay money.
B.I fear that writing journals or my hotloved stash could be a feature soon only for premium users.
C.I fear,that(like on Furrafinity)will be Anime screenshots or photos forbidden.
(Thats why Furrafinity is an useless animalpornside for me)
Thats why Furrafinity is a looser,compared to the awesome Deviantart for me.
D.I fear,that it is criminal behaviour for having many accounts or that is in future not possible anymore.

5.You can hide this comment,if you try to rescue the economy of Deviant artXDrofl

No,I would be never a fan of the Deviant art premium(Core)membership.

6.I like Deviantart very much,with showing my pictures and writing Journals.
I have meet here some really good or interesting people,
It's shaping us during all these years.
I love it very much for stash,thank you,thank you so muchHeartLove

And the admins are neverless friendly and helpful people.

Walsum makes me speechless.
She is absolutely right,where in school or work or other places are morals or humanity missing,
Super man,Super Walsum is here!Superman Super  Hoxxy (Animated) Hope - NaNoEmo Day 13 
Aww Honey,thats so sweet:huggle:
Did we know us from everywhere!?:XD:
Thanks again kindLady.
You know what!?I put you on my friendslist.
Be always welcomed by me:hug:
yo-go123-k Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016  Hobbyist
So let me get this straight:
 If I buy one and get one free but I didn't add who gets it but instead I just bought the membership for myself, Do I still get the free one and am I able to get the free one to someone or is it other way around ? 
nicolasbahamondes Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Dear Heidi, is this promotion being available again soon? I wish of giving CORE to a friend of mine but I want to know if it is better to wait a little more time.
Flita Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is this still going on?  Because I would love to give a core to one of my friends, and get one myself!  :)  (please don't comment asking me to give you a membership, I already have someone in mind)
Noahsnowy-y Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I need a core so bad ;-; pls someone spare me there mambership T.T
xRandomChan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Can someone give me core? I'm broke af.
Ask-Kit-And-Crew Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey I purchased something similar in December of 2015 except the rules were reversed, you got a core for yourself sand you got one to give away, i no longer have the one i was supposed to give away, what should i do. Because trying to contact the help desk here is absurd.
POProx420 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Student Artist
than ks i now have feree devaintart core and all myfriends and watchers have it too wowm it worjks watch me and i can give u a core a swear it not a scma
MadorinTeibo Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like how do u give someone core?
RanqiLi Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
i have a questions...
so i bought the core with points, but it shows "gifted"
x.x;; anyway to fix this?

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MrOtterson Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is this still going on this holiday or is it only to buy for yourself?
CHINIQ Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Excuse me, I bought my Core membership a couple days ago and I got another one for free from the sale. How do i give it to someone?
Heidi Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016

"Buy One, Get One Free" refers to buying a Core Membership for your account and having the free months also applied to your account. (The checkout page says: "Must be applied to purchaser's own account.") This is the promotion we're currently holding.   "Give One, Get One Free" refers to giving a Core Membership to a friend and having the free months be applied to the purchaser's account. This is a sale we've run in the past, but is not our current promotion -- so you can't give the Core Membership to a friend, I'm sorry.

I hope this clears up any confusion.

Imperius-Rex Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I just renewed my friend's membership for the year and clicked the "I Want a Core Membership Too" option, but I didn't receive my membership. How can this be fixed?
Heidi Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015
Hi, Imperius-Rex.

If you submit a Help Desk ticket, we'd be happy to assist you and get things squared away.

Imperius-Rex Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your response. I submitted a ticket just before you replied. :)
7thDeath Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why is this year's christmas sale on premium membership without option to pay with Paypal?
... but the full priced 1-year-membership can be bought with Paypal. Coincidence? I guess not.

I do not own a single credit card so how am I supposed to buy the special sale?

Oh well I guess dA doesn't want my money then ...
Heidi Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.  There's a processing issue involved with PayPal and our "Buy One, Get One Free" offer -- which is why don't allow PayPal on the 3-month purchase option.  However, if you'd still like to take advantage of the sale, you can buy Points with PayPal and then use those Points to buy Core.

7thDeath Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh alright! I figured the price for the needed points are equal to the sale ... I somehow thought the points will be more expensive. ^^"
fireflywish Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I just gave my friend a 3 month core from this link and I haven't received my 3 month core in return yet. I did click "I Want a Core Membership Too" but it didn't extend my core. I'm wondering how this can be fixed. 
Imperius-Rex Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The same thing just happened to me.
fireflywish Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It really stinks
Imperius-Rex Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you contact the help desk?
fireflywish Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh.. No. I couldn't get the site to allow me to for some reason
Imperius-Rex Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I sent one in, but I'm still waiting for a response. We'll see what happens.
fireflywish Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright, well tell me how it goes
Imperius-Rex Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It did not go well. Here's the response I got:


Thank you for contacting DeviantArt Customer Care.

We apologize for any confusion, however this selection does not automatically purchase a second CORE membership; it simply allows for a self-purchase after the Gift CORE purchase. 

If we can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us."

I couldn't respond because the comment button was greyed out and the request was marked as "solved." So I had to send another request to explain to them that I purchased the membership during the buy one get one free promotion and was wondering why I didn't receive the free membership they promised me.
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Tom-Lucitor Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015
Great disappointed, this is last year ago!
CarnforthJinty Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
What really gets me steamed is that there was a deal for double the time, but this never happened for me. :(
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