You can give Premium subscription packages as presents: All PlayCatan users – Free Account or Premium Account (Standard or Plus) – can go to “My PlayCatan” and buy gift coupons for 1-, 3-, 6-, or 12-months subscription packages. Of course you also can purchase coupons and redeem them yourself.
The purchase prices remain unchanged: coupons with a value of 1, 3, 6, or 12 months cost 4.90 EUR, 13.90 EUR, 26.90 EUR, and 52.90 EUR, respectively, or $5.90 USD, $16.90 USD, $32.90 USD, and $64.90 USD, respectively (all prices including applicable taxes).
You may pay for a coupon via the usual payment methods featured at PlayCatan, i.e., credit card (MasterCard or Visa), Maestro SecureCode, or PayPal. Alternatively, you may buy a coupon via share*it! and pay by means of regionally accepted payment methods, e.g., wire transfer, giropay, iDEAL, and others. Purchased coupons remain redeemable for a period of three years, starting from the day of purchase.
After successful payment transaction, the buyer receives a coupon code to give to the presentee. To this effect, the coupon showing the names of the presentee and the presenter as well as its value and expiration date may be printed out on one of six different Catan motif backgrounds – in case you want to put the coupon in a Christmas stocking, for example.
Another option for the buyer is to send the coupon (same motifs as in the print-out version) as an e-card directly to the presentee, who then may print out the coupon if desired.
The presentee redeems the coupon either when upgrading his/her Free Account to a Premium Account or shortly before his/her previously existing Premium subscription or coupon expires, or if a subscription was canceled. Instead of payment information, the presentee only needs to enter the coupon code.
After the period covered by the coupon has expired, the Premium Account is automatically downgraded to a no-cost Free Account. Therefore, coupon redemption does not imply any obligation, neither for the presentee nor for the buyer.