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Core Membership

Treat yourself! From now until June 16, 2016, when you buy a three-month Core Membership, get an additional three months for free!

What You Get

  • Build the Future

    You are funding DeviantArt and the community. Thank you!

  • No Ads

    Advertising-free use of DeviantArt.

  • The “Core” Symbol

    Your username will include the coveted Core Symbol.

  • Option to Change Your Username

    Hassle-free conversion of your account to a new name.

  • Beta-test New Features

    The option to be a beta-tester and try features first.

  • Set Your Own Prices

    Set the sales prices on your prints for higher royalties.

  • No Commitment

    Cancel rebilling at any time.

New: Live Notifications

Live notifications are a new Core Member-exclusive feature that show you real-time activity on your account from anywhere on the site. Get notified the moment you receive a new comment, favourite, watcher, note, llama, or even when another deviant visits your profile.  This new feature makes it easier to stay on top of your activity and keep in touch with friends, fans, and clients.

Notification counts on the site header will also update in real-time, letting you keep track of your activity from anywhere on DeviantArt.

Become Core

Get six months of Core Membership for the price of three months. Rebilling for a three-month Core Membership will commence after the sixth month.

Treat yourself! From now until June 16, 2016, when you buy a three-month Core Membership, get an additional three months for free! Plus, learn about live notifications, a new Core Member-exclusive feature.
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fumstix Featured By Owner May 11, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi everyone! I will do art for core!!

I just got a core membership, and I'm very happy about this, but it's only for one month! So I'm trying to save up to extend my membership ;;

could someone please vote here? :3… 
TheSSUltimateGoku Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2018
danlev That did this for 2016 and 2017. But are that doing this offer in 2018 this year?
MidMist Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Is this happening this year? 
astrabun Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2018
Lowkey waiting for this again. :la:
Noble-Maiden Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Can I buy the Core Membership using the DA app?
swooshDusk Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2017  Student Digital Artist
can someone get the $5.00 one for us and I'll pay back Tuesday 
silver-onyxx Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i am willing to donate 150 points to anyone who does this for me. please;; i am broke™
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swooshDusk Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2017  Student Digital Artist
isn't there only a 3 month one? this journal is a year old..
silver-onyxx Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Username-91 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer

I remember the day when the subscription was cheap, and you could afford it. The current subscription status is too expensive; many members didn't graduate or get a job. Not to mention that many people don't have enough money to afford themselves 12 months of subscription. For $50, you could afford two years of a membership fee. What happened to this old option? Why did the Administration choose to remove it? Another problem we have is abuse, pedophilia, art thug, and copyright infringement. When we report these problems, the Administration shrugs and says, "There is nothing we can do." They've changed the rules for reporting a copyright infringement; now the author must send a DMCA if he wants the Administration to delete the illustration taken by the art thief. They didn't think that many illustrators don't know the English language; many of them don't have an account on your site, not to mention there is a risk the illustrator passed away. How will we tell the illustrator if he's dead? To get him out of the grave and say, hey, somebody is looting you; send an application because the administration will not take action at the request of a third-party user. :sostupid: 

swooshDusk Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2017  Student Digital Artist
smh that's awful.. especially the pedophilia art
Prepare-Your-Bladder Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm looking for the Christmas one
gorge Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017
i believe it comes sometime this month! :0 since we just got the discounted premium offer.
Colonelcraft Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017
If you gift one to a friend. Do they still get the extra six months free or is it only for yourself or just not at all? Just wondering about that. Thanks. 
GAMERBLOoReN Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I didn't get core membership
I gave to my friend :c
wasn't I supposed to have one for free too?
Sleepy-Winq Featured By Owner Edited Sep 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This may be late but in the journal it says, "Treat yourself! From now until June 16, 2016." Meaning that the deadline is June 16th.
So sadly, you will not receive free Core for your self as you brought your friend Core after the deadline.
Next time please make sure to check dates before purchasing! ;w;

Melacc Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2017  Professional
Falari Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They never said it was free, they said you can get an extra 3 months for free.
emocx Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017
so tempting! wish this promotion will come again ASAP! :love:
Gravityxo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
When can this 1 + 1 free core membership come again? I only have 400 points and can do the one month. please bring that option back. 
BreedC4 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Si I  keep trying only to keep getting the "autobill wasn't created" error message idk what to do 
Kazuto-Hayase Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I actually don't have any points, so I can't buy a core, but earlier today I tried purchasing some points and I'm still waiting for deviantArt to give me some transaction verification (or something like that...)
Petals12 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't have enough points or money :( (Sad) :( (Sad) :( (Sad)  Could someone treat me, if they buy one could they give the free one to me? Thanks to whoever even reads this. (I am used to being ignored by people XD)
cloudpuffi Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Professional Artist
I really want to buy a core but i don't have enough points or money to buy a core :( (Sad) 
babykitten123 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
So i bought a $5 for me and my friend and its not been applied yet? its only been a few minutes but my other ones have been instant. whats going on???
199592 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Student
i don't have enough points Worried  does anyone mind sharing with me i just want to try the Core Membership and else see what it's like.
TheRisenChaos Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016
I keep trying only to keep getting the "autobill wasn't created" error message.
IgneusArt Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
How did you solved it ?
TheRisenChaos Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016
I didn't.
FloraLoveNL Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016
When can this 1 + 1 free core membership come again? I have more than 1.200 points!
Lalyst Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lalyst Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wait, no paypal?
Mmkaay Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I was going to buy one for myself and my friend but you can't gift this promotion so I'm put off now.
SoftVoreGalore Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How much does it cost? is there a way to get it for free?
I really need to change my name ;-;
Mmkaay Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Its 15$ right now for 3 months but the offer there making is 15$ for 6 months
sharkiefangirl Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can you give the other membership to someone else?
TheAncientMasteress Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Professional General Artist
I still have NOT received the 6 months Core Membership. I sent an inquiry on Friday and have not heard back from anyone. I am very disappointed. 
KaysoCat Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I bought this a week ago, got the email and everything, and they still haven't charged my card.

Sooo... is this on the house, or...? :)
VvLinkvV Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do i get Re-funds? 

I accidentally bought the extended membership and i only wanted the buy one (3 months) get one free (3 months)
But now i have 11 months and i only want the 6 months can i get a re-fund in anyway?
MelMuff Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I doubt you will get a reply here. Best to send in a ticket and hope they answer it. I tried to buy this deal but I was refused for a very bizarre reason with my existing membership.
VvLinkvV Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, okay. Thank you.
MelMuff Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. Good luck. I sent a ticket too a few days ago but still waiting for a reply. Sometimes it's a long wait and sometimes they never reply but submitting a ticket to help desk is the best way to be heard. I find commenting gets you nowhere.
TOXICRAINBOOM Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016
Tfw the few people that were going to do this get fucked over.

dA wyd????

Fix yourself. Smh.
Twilight-PhoenixFyre Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I have been on this site for a few years now, and now that I finally have gotten out of the money-less hole my family fell into for a long while there, I was seriously considering getting it.

However, two things:

1) 'Sorry, PayPal cannot be used for this purchase.' ...I have no other means of paying you people.

2) ...I just spent $24 dollars on two nice tops. Tops that I will still be wearing next year, long after my would-be 6-month membership was over. Much better use of my money, methinks.

...Not impressed, DA. Not impressed. But I do still need somewhere to post my artwork. My artwork that apparently nobody ever sees except from my writing buddies and my few fanfiction readers who I point to my artwork.

-sits back and stews in silence-
AnikiGin Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016   Digital Artist
  • Your Core Membership does not expire until X. Please come back to purchase the rebilling subscription within 6 months of your Premium Membership expiration.

Well. I -WAS- gonna buy one.

MelMuff Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess dA doesn't want my money. LOL I was willing to give it to them but for a reason I'm not even sure about, they are denying me to extend my membership and telling me they don't want my money. Anyway, I think this is the last straw. I was very upset when they raised the price a year ago and I'm still mad about that a year later. Then this same promo came along during Christmas. I was able to buy one but then I wanted to buy it a second time and dA denied me. Now they are denying me again. So when this promo comes again, I won't even bother trying. Most likely dA will come up with another stupid reason for denying me. At least I get to save my money. I have an event on Facebook that I would like to promote so I think I will be using the money I was going to spend on this on that instead. Congrats dA for failing me.
MelMuff Featured By Owner Edited Jun 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
At least I saved most of my money but I really would have liked to taken advantage of this offer. Anyway, I spent $7 on the Facebook ad to promote an event that my boss is hosting. The rest of the money will be used on something else in the future. Too bad dA. You lost $15 from me. Facebook got half of it instead.
ItsumoCelestialSushi Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I caved and got it but only because I'm tired of being bugged about my ad blocker, which I have because I've been hit with ads on here trying to install malware (it's rare, but it's happened before; and considering the risk of ransomware now there's even more to be paranoid about).  Can you guys work on trying to fix that, you know, making sure all the ads that run here are 100% virus-free?  Nobody wants to come to a site to be hit with viruses. (I'll admit, I'm not a programmer, so if there's some sort of thing that makes guaranteeing no virus ads impossible, oh well, at least I've said my piece).

Sorry if I sound snippy but I've loved using your website for a long time and I'm sad to see that you're now bugging people about the adblocker when there are virus threats afoot. 

And I agree with the others: perhaps if membership was more affordable, more people would sign up for it.  If the few who can afford it are paying high prices, you're making a lot less money than by selling it for cheaper to more people.
dixiekasilke Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Try Adblock Plus - it's free and works for me on here. 
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