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#1 femmebot33

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 11:05 PM

NOTE TO NEW MEMBERS: This program is no longer active. It may return at some point in the future, as it did return from a several-month hiatus in 2011, but we currently do not know either way whether Sony is planning to bring the program back again.


For those of you unfamiliar with houseparty.com, this is not a party you actually have to host. It's an after-party. There are challenges to complete and at the end of the month you get a prize (or several) according to the points you earn.






How to join in on the fun:
  • If you haven't in the past; make an account for Houseparty.
  • Head to the PSRewards page and click the yellow banner prompting you to join this afterparty.
  • Finally apply to join the party. You will need a PSN ID to join!
To earn points the following tasks need to be completed:

  • Upload a photo
  • Add a PartyTalk Post
  • Comment on a Sponsored Post
  • Comment on a PartyTalk Post
  • Vote in a poll
Current point totals can be seen here

The following is a guide on how to complete each task and what the minimal is.

Upload a photo:
Head to My Party page and click the first link in the green box. It should take you here. From here upload two pictures and you will get all your points. *Note* using the link I provided might not work as each person has a unique party ID.

Add a PartyTalk Post:
Go here and make a topic. To get all the points you will need to make 3 topics total.

Comment on a Sponsored Post:
You need to reply to Sony's topics. These will appear to the right on the "My Party" page. Post 3 replies and you're done. In the event you cant find this post its also located here. try this link if previous doesn't work

Comment on a PartyTalk Post:
Head here and reply to whatever topics you wish. Only 3 replies are needed for all the points.

Vote in a poll:
Scroll down to the bottom and vote for something. Some polls have exact answers which you can find by clicking "View Results". You need to answer every poll for maximum points!

All information listed above is for each period! So once a new period starts you will need to do the same tasks the same number of times. Each period is worth a maximum of 330 points.

Periods (and maximum total if all tasks completed):


Tier Rewards (March 2012):

  • 0 – 661 points: PlayStation® Koozie
  • 662 – 1000 points: PlayStation® Collector’s Item & PlayStation® Koozie
  • 1001+ points: UNCHARTED 3 PS3 game, LittleBIGPlanet2 PS3 game, PlayStation® Collector’s Item & PlayStation® Koozie
List of Previous Rewards:
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FAQ:

Q: Do you need to get more than the minimal for the top tier?
A: No, but it isn't much more effort to do the extra work.

Q: How do you get more than 330?
A: Each week as listed above under "Periods" have a maximum payout of 330. You can not get more than 330 until the next period.

Q: Can you help with ___ challenge?
A: Challenges are optional extra tasks you can do. They list some confusing elements like the "Blog", but its not required for the prize. If you're worried about this you CAN still hit the top tier without doing every task.

Q: Can you get rejected from the program?
A: Yes and several CAG members have been. Applying isn't an automatic in, but some did have luck randomly on a later date.

Q: After this month do I need to reapply?
A: Once you're in the program you're in. If it goes another month you'll be ready to earn points from the start. It's not currently known how long this year's will go though.

Q: Do they tell you when your package ships?
A: They do not. HouseParty mentions a time frame (i.e. "Shipping this week!") but you aren't given specific tracking numbers. They use UPS or FedEx; so your packages should arrive pretty soon after shipping.

Q: I don't seem to be getting points, but I'm doing the tasks?
A: Points come with a slight delay. HouseParty says you should be credited within an hour, but there have been instances where points weren't credited until hours, or in extreme cases, days later.

Q: What does "Inactive Finalist" mean?
A: It appears to mean you're in, but your account is not currently active. In a few days you should be able to gain posts though.

Prize FAQ:

Q: How do I track my Prize Package?
A: Go to this link

- Leave Account No. empty

- In Enter Reference(big box), enter Promo520

- Ship Date can be anytime recent as it will range it +/- 15 days, so today's date works.

- Country: United States

- Zipcode: Put your zipcode

It should then give you the results. If it does not, it probably means there are multiple people in your area receiving a prize package.

Q: How do I contact HouseParty to find the status of my Prize Package shipment?
A: Be patient, most prizes arrive around the same time. So when CAGs start posting they got theirs, yours shouldn't be far behind. If you're impatient, you can ask for the status by sending an email to help@houseparty.com

Edited by femmebot33, 10 May 2011 - 08:33 PM.
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#2 M3wThr33

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 12:54 AM

Sadly I missed it out last year. I'm not missing out this year.

#3 mitch079

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 01:09 AM

I'm in, seems easy enough to get a free copy of MLB The Show.

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#4 Cheapskate

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 01:36 AM

So how do you register? I tried going through the "Join House Party!" link, but after submitting my email it just gave me a "Congratulations. You'll be the first to know about new House Party Events open for application." page, that says at the bottom:

"* Until you apply to host a House Party Event, or are invited to one as a guest, you are not able to log into the site. Once you've been accepted as either a host or guest you will be asked to register, which involves choosing a username and password so that you can access your personal party website and manage your profile. Until then, good luck!"

#5 ZombieToast

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 01:50 AM

Try reading the first post again.

#6 Devil May Cry

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 02:12 AM

Alright, I'll give it a shot!

#7 femmebot33

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 02:58 AM

So how do you register? I tried going through the "Join House Party!" link, but after submitting my email it just gave me a "Congratulations. You'll be the first to know about new House Party Events open for application." page, that says at the bottom



Cheapskate you signed up for party notifications. You have to use the green box at the right side of the page with the ipod and camera. There's a button that says Get Started, that will take you to the registration page and sweepstakes entry.

#8 Invicta 61

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 03:19 AM

Not really interested in "The Show" but hopefully they will have some other great games or goodies available.
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#9 admiralvic

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 03:39 AM

all i got was...

"Active Applicant

Your application was received on Friday, April 15 2011 and is now under review.
You will be notified by email of your status on or around Sunday, May 8. Good luck!"

#10 CONMAN999

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 04:42 AM

all i got was...

"Active Applicant

Your application was received on Friday, April 15 2011 and is now under review.
You will be notified by email of your status on or around Sunday, May 8. Good luck!"


I got the same thing. So will it actually take till May 8 to receive the results?

#11 dyeknom

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 05:14 AM

I'd suggest NOT missing out on the chance to get in on this year if you weren't immediately accepted/transferred over to this year. Thus far it seems like House Party has taken a lot of the key suggestions from the community to heart and have improved the source of the biggest complaints. If this month is any indication, here are some notable changes:

Point tracking has been fixed and more user friendly. There is a chart with what you've earned this week, total points earned, challenges which are not complete/complete and how many days are left to complete the week's challenge.

Point tracking is more accurate, not facing some of the major glitches from the past like the polls not registering.

Prizes will likely continue the trend from the end of the program and feature a solid balance of online benefits as well as retail games.

Unfortunately, due to the ease of gaining points... the system is still spam friendly so the community that the program tries to build is not really building much of a community, just prize hounds... which is okay in small numbers. Also, the "Party Talk" is still not very optimized (should be an itemized format imo)... but that being said.


For those of you who are just signing up and got a May period, don't worry. When the people I told about this program signed up, they had a long period like that too, but was either accepted 1) the week before the current month ended or 2) the week after next month started, but there was never any rhyme or reason to which one. I would view the May 8th date as a likely/maximum date, since it would preclude from this month and take a significant point chunk out of next month.

#12 VaRIABLE SoUL

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 07:56 AM

For those of you who are just signing up and got a May period, don't worry. When the people I told about this program signed up, they had a long period like that too, but was either accepted 1) the week before the current month ended or 2) the week after next month started, but there was never any rhyme or reason to which one. I would view the May 8th date as a likely/maximum date, since it would preclude from this month and take a significant point chunk out of next month.



Thanks for the info!

I signed up and am now playing the waiting game.
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#13 Tsel

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 08:12 AM

Awesome. Definitely signed up.

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#14 femmebot33

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 02:18 PM

For those of you who are just signing up and got a May period, don't worry. When the people I told about this program signed up, they had a long period like that too, but was either accepted 1) the week before the current month ended or 2) the week after next month started, but there was never any rhyme or reason to which one. I would view the May 8th date as a likely/maximum date, since it would preclude from this month and take a significant point chunk out of next month.


Thanks for this info dyeknom. I wouldn't have known this because the people I tell think it's too good to be true and don't sign up. *your loss*

Unfortunately, due to the ease of gaining points... the system is still spam friendly so the community that the program tries to build is not really building much of a community, just prize hounds... which is okay in small numbers. Also, the "Party Talk" is still not very optimized (should be an itemized format imo)... but that being said


While that's true, I'm hoping that the introduction of more CAGs in the community will make it better. Simply because we're serious knowledgeable gamers. Lord knows I couldn't stand all the whiners.

#15 madbst

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 05:40 PM

Signed up, will definitely try it out. Thanks OP
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#16 CheapAssHustla

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 06:12 PM

I'll try this out. I hope I can access this site from my phone.

Signed up. It should be pretty fun.

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#17 M3wThr33

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 09:26 PM

So I got in today. How do I earn 330 points a week? 18x3 for the poll and 30 for each other thingie. And do I post them to my own afterparty? How do I know I got the points?

#18 Player707

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 09:41 PM

I also got in today, but I'm retarded, and have no idea, what to do next...
Just kind of got in went *YEY!*
And left abruptly...

#19 LonelyController

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 09:51 PM

That website is a hot mess. I can't even see the poll at the bottom of the page they're referring to. I'll stick with it till next month, maybe there'll be a game I care about.

#20 M3wThr33

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 10:01 PM

That website is a hot mess. I can't even see the poll at the bottom of the page they're referring to. I'll stick with it till next month, maybe there'll be a game I care about.


Well, seeing how they did it last year, each month will be about promoting the next big 1st party game, with splits leaning casual/family.

So I imagine there'll be Uncharted 3, Infamous 2... others.

#21 Devil May Cry

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 12:11 AM

I didn't get accepted...huh...

#22 JamesFerguson

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 12:24 AM

I got in. Just went through and did everything I can to get the most points for the next two days. I'll check it again in a couple days to hopefully get enough for a copy of MLB The Show.

#23 CONMAN999

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 01:12 AM

I didn't get accepted...huh...


Did they actually reject you or have you just not yet been accepted?

#24 Tsel

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 01:19 AM

Awesome, just checked my email and I got in. :D

I'm a little confused as to what to do next though. So, if I get the amount of points required for MLB 11, do I automatically win it? Or do I have to use those points to redeem it? If it's the latter, I might as well wait til next month seeing as I already have 10 and 11 isn't that much of an improvement. Any insight on what to do next would be much appreciated.

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#25 CONMAN999

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 01:55 AM

This is my first time doing this so nothing I say is 100% but this is what I've picked up so far:

You just need to earn the points, not redeem them. I think after this month or period or whatever you start getting new points for a new prize.

If you are wondering how to get points, go to your specific party page and scroll down. On the left hand side there will be tasks for you to do such as 'comment on a sponsored post,' 'create your own post,' etc. You do these for points. However, the points will not update immediately. I had to wait about 30 minutes before they were credited. Hope this helps. Good luck to you all.

#26 Tsel

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 02:16 AM

Is it possible to get points for certain things that have to do with MLB 11 even if you don't have the game?

For example, take a picture of your family playing MLB 11: The Show? I'm trying to win it dammit.

Also, I think it'd be wise for us CAGs to possibly invite each other to our parties. Just a thought.

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#27 djbooba

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 02:26 AM

Is it possible to get points for certain things that have to do with MLB 11 even if you don't have the game?

For example, take a picture of your family playing MLB 11: The Show? I'm trying to win it dammit.

Also, I think it'd be wise for us CAGs to possibly invite each other to our parties. Just a thought.

Demo maybe

#28 CONMAN999

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 02:29 AM

I'm not really sure but it doesn't seem like you would need to do that. I already have around 250 points and there seems to be two more weeks after this one putting me around 750 points, enough for MLB. Again, I don't really know for sure though.

#29 Tsel

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 02:34 AM

Ah, didn't even think of that. D'oh.

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#30 Tsel

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 02:39 AM

I'm not really sure but it doesn't seem like you would need to do that. I already have around 250 points and there seems to be two more weeks after this one putting me around 750 points, enough for MLB. Again, I don't really know for sure though.


I didn't even realize I was talking to you on there. Lol.

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