Race to Riches Scratcard
Terror Trove Scratchcard
Faeries Fortune Scratchcard
Scorched Treasure Scratchcard
Coltzans Cash Scratchcard
Suteks Riches Scratchcard
Geb Gajillionaire Scratchcard
Bagguss Bonanza Scratchcard
Crypt of Chance Scratchcard
Undead Jackpot of Doom Scratchcard
Festering Fortune Scratchcard
Mutating Millions Scratchcard
Rotting Riches Scratchcard
You want to learn a sweet, little technique I use when I visit the Scratchcard Kiosks? If so read on...
Note: I will probably change this a million times rewording or editing errors, but the concept I use will always be the same. I hope its easy to understand and helps you make alot of neopoints. If you have a success story; want to make a comment; or you dont understand something please neomail oldcardtrader. I will either fix the page to help you understand or neomail you back. One way or the other you will get an answer. Please understand I can not be expected to answer all Neomails, but I sure will try. Also, if you write a comment, you might just find it on this page someday. :)
Ok, first off, what are scratchcards and how can I make money on them?
Scratchcards are exactly what they sound like, they are cards you scratch. DUH! PLEASE SCRATCH RESPONSIBLY!!! I would hate to leavea pet homeless because an owner went bankrupt from buying and scratching too many scratchcards.
Now that's said...There are nine spots on every scratchcard. You get to scratch 6 of those 9 spots in hopes of getting 3 of a kind or three matching windows. If you do get 3 of a kind, you will win that prize.
There are 3 different Scratchcard Kiosks, the first showed up on Terror Mountain in the Ice Caves along time ago. Then came the other two, which was first I forget, but they are the one in the Haunted Woods Deserted Fairgrounds and another in The Lost Desert City of Sahkmet.
I have placed pictures of each card at the top of this page and now I will show you a table of cost and time intervals, also of the amount of neopoints and rare items that can be won. I can't remember where I found it, but I know it was someones gallery.Update I found the gallery! Now I can properly give the credit for the this wonderful list to its rightful owner, lady_rose_13 thank you so much.
Ice Caves (Terror Mountain) – cost 600, every 6 hours
Race to Riches: 2,500np, 5,000np, 10,000np, Snowballs, Quiggle Toy
Terror Trove: Level Up, 2,500np, 5,000np, 10,000np, Snowballs, Quiggle Toy
Faerie's Fortune: Level Up, 5,000np, 10,000np, Snowballs, Random Artifact
Peak O Plenty: Level Up, 10,000np, 50,000,np, Rare Artifact
Icetravaganza: 50,000np, Rare Artifact, JACKPOT
Deserted Fairground (Haunted Woods) – cost 1,200, every 2 hours
Crypt of Chance – Neopoints (3,000np, 5,000np), spooky food item, Evil Snowballs
Undead Jackpot of Doom – Neopoints (3,000np, 5,000np, 10,000np), spooky food item, Evil Snowballs
Festering Fortune – Level Up, Neopoints (3,000np, 5,000np, 10,000np), Evil Snowballs
Mutating Millions – Level Up, Neopoints (10,000 np and more), Rare Item
Rotting Riches – Level Up, Neopoints, Rare Item
Pustravaganza – Neopoints, Rare Item, JACKPOT
The City of Sakhmet(Lost Desert) - cost 500 nps, every 4 hours
Scorched Treasure – Neopoints (500np, 1,500np), Rare Item (i.e., Sand Snowball, Sandstone Boots)
Coltzans Cash - Neopoints (1,500np and more), Rare Item (i.e., Scarab Ring, Sand Snowball)
Geb Gajillionaire – Neopoints (3,000np and more), Rare Item (i.e., Scarab Ring)
Baggus Bonanza - Neopoints (5,000np and more), Rare Item (i.e., Sandstone Boots)
Sandtravaganza - Neopoints, Rare Item, JACKPOT
For the purposes of my experiment and research I chose Race to Riches Scratchcards to use. However, in theory any card choice should work. *NOTE:THIS JUST IN...,i_deal has sent me word that the desert scratchcards are fixed! Can you imagine? So they will not work with my technique. Now as far as I know the Terror Mountain Scratchcards are not predetermined, I am on my way now to check the haunted scratchcards to see if they are, so stay tuned. A bit of time passes...Well I looked and as far as I can tell the desert is the only one that is predetermined to win or not. Which means no matter what blocks you decide to scratch, it is already decided whether its a loser or winner. So, they cannot be included in my technique, but I will leave them on the page anyways, unless or until someone says its confusing. I did, however, view the sources for both the haunted and terror mountains cards. I can find no evidence that either are predetermined. If you have proof otherwise, please send it to me.
Alright, You are bored reading all this...What is "My Technique"?
I have tried many different ways to insure a win with scratchcards and its impossible, unless you are cheating! But, if you try my technique and use it faithfully, for lets say two weeks and DO NOT deviate from it, you should, in theory, make a profit. Please Note Again: I can not be held responsible for neopoints lost while using my technique, as I am not forcing anyone to try it, I am merely stating that I have made a major profit from it and so have many of my friends.
Step 1=Obtain the 5 scratchcards.
You are allowed to scratch 5 cards a day. The first one you will obviously get at the kiosk. As I said before I used Race to Riches, primarily because they were the cheapest and the winnings are better. Now, since I started doing research and sharing my technique with friends, and they shared with their friends and so on...the cost of RTR cards have gone up a bit and might go up even more. (My contribution to the economy and stock market, lol)
After buying your 1st card from the kiosk, use the Shop Wizard or SSW for my fellow premium users, to find the least expensive cards available. You will need to purchase 4 more cards. See Step 2. I have sniped cards for 10 nps, so be patient. I try not to spend more than 700 per card. Again, this may change with time.
This step is very simple, but its also the most important part!!! Its where the law of probability comes in. VERY IMPORTANT...You must scratch the same 6 spots on each card!!! Also you must scratch all 5 cards consecutively. Why this is important is because...ummm...its part of MY TECHNIQUE! lol Remember, do not change spots in the middle of your cards, stick with the pattern you chose for your first card. Hint: I like to scratch the same six spots every single time, but I researched it alot (like for a year), and as long as you play the same six spots on any given day, you should make a profit.
Step 3=Reap the Rewards
Continue to do this regularly and you should make profits. There are days when I scratch that I make 20,000 nps or more. However, there are also days when I make absolutely nothing. Do not get discouraged if you fail to win right off the bat, or you have a few bad days, trust me, I lose sometimes too. But since I started scratching...I have made a boatload of neopoints.
No, I am not wealthy, mostly because I spend it as fast as I win it. If you want to keep track of your spending and your profits, keep a diary like I did on notepad. I wrote down how much I spent for the cards, what I scratched on each card, and what I won or what happened to me on each card. Let's say I won 10,000 or 2,500 or nothing. Sometimes I only won snowballs, or plushies, but even they brought me some nps.
I spent alot of time and effort researching, collecting data, years of trying this myself and getting other neopians opinions and comments. I will share some of what I call my testimonials. *giggles with excitement*
sgthomey writes: (Sept. 27, 2006)
I like this soooo much now, you will see y with my results for today :)
This is part of my dalies now!!! love it soo much. Sorry bout before how it was rigged and all, but I just won BIG today and now i like it :)
1. LE plushie
5. LE plushie
Eep! Im starting to like this!
She later writes...I just added mine up! (*her winnings for a couple weeks) I have won 102,500nps + snowballs and plushies!
Your theory can't be TOO far off.
1st: YOUR PRIZE : 10,000 Neopoints!!!!
2nd: 'Sorry, no luck this time
3rd: 'Oh well, better luck next time.
4th: 'Sorry, no luck this time
5th: YOUR PRIZE : 10,000 Neopoints!!!!
I'm hooked as well folks! it's part of my dailies now.
i spent AT most 3500 for all 5 cards, and I receive 15k in return.:) Profit of at LEAST 11500 this is really great.:D
trust me, this little 'method' of playing scratchcards may just be the way to not only increase the value of the cards, but also to increase the NPs in my bank account. LOL.
i absolutely LOVE IT!
1 - nothing
2 - nothing
3 - nothing
4 - nothing
5 - nothing
Maybe I'm just very unlucky ("no just keep trying, I have days like this too")
20k for 5 minutes of play? Yep, I'm Completely hooked!
4th: 5000 np and the avatar!!!
the 5000 easily covered the price of the scratchcards which I was able to get for around 650np (maybe because I am on in the early hours of the morning NST time!)
no prize; no prize; no prize; no prize; no prize
no prize; 2500; no prize; 10000; no prize
so it was worth trying multiple times - especially since 3 of the 10 cards were free (thanks, snowager).
nothing; nothing; nothing; 10000; nothing
Old, I for one tried your method on my scratch cards and I won 10k with 4 scratch cards. It really works, your method, its a must for everyone to get nps fast and thank you for sharing your method with me.(Your welcome, my friend)
well this is my firsttime trying it and i got
5. 5000 woot
Thank you so much!
Thanks! Most days I win nothing, but using this method, only 1 day have I not won something. It has more than paid for itself buying the extra scratchcards!
Although I don't always win neopoints, I find this strategy very helpful^^ Before I'd totally pick random spots and win once in a blue moon. I won't always win but when I don't, I usually make up for it by going back to one of the shops I bought the scratchcards from and buy myself a little something with the money I won or have left over. It's very helpful in making me money and keeping my sdb overflowing. I plan on doing this everyday I remember to hoping to someday win the jackpot XD .
I came across you're sparklyeyesneo's petpage on google, and I thought I'd try out that technique. You know how you have those messages on the page from other people saying what they got with their 5 scratchcards? Could you put mine on the page as well? 1 - 10,000NP 2 - nothing 3 - 2,500NP 4 - red quiggle plushie 5 - nothing It's my first day doing this, and I'm liking it already! =)Hey thanks! Glad you like it, here's hoping you win more and more!
cindelll writes: (5-26-07)
I've played Neopets for months but I have always been reluctant to waste my money on scratchcards, but I came across your page and tried your method and it seems to work!!! Cost of 5 scratchcards: 3,225np Winnings: 1-Nothing ; 2-10,000np plus avatar ; 3-Nothing ; 4-Nothing; 5-5,000np My Profit on 1st try: 11,775np plus avatar! Want to say thanks to you!
You are quite welcome!!
My hopes in writing this is to share the wealth. I know I play alot of games and do everything I can to catch good buys from the shops and pricing my own shop, trying to make extra neopoints. Everyone wants to be rich, and I can't say my technique will make you rich. However, I do hope you can make some extra neopoints. So "My Technique" might not exactly be mine, but I am the first to write about it, at least I think I am the first. If you find yourself getting richer due to my technique, please feel free to write and let me know. I love to hear about successes.
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