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!
- Upload a photo
- Add a PartyTalk Post
- Comment on a Sponsored Post
- Comment on a PartyTalk Post
- Vote in a poll
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Edited by femmebot33, 10 May 2011 - 08:33 PM.