Earning Free Coins: Data Compilation

@astrophile @FireAlwaysReturns
The three of us started to think about this new development Earning Coins for Paid Stories. You can now earn two coins a day. We took a quick look at the paid stories and what it’d cost to unlock them, and how long it would take for a user to unlock them with earned coins (from watching ads). This is our data (see post #2), we also took into consideration the fact that coins expire after 90 days (3 months): https://www.wattpad.com/earncoins/

We understand WP wants to encourage users to buy coins while also providing this ability for others to earn coins, we think that the expiry period should be increased to long, perhaps a year? And that since chapters are worth 3 coins, that the daily limit could also be three coins. Though since we doubt that is likely to happen, at least increasing the expiry limit since it makes it impossible for some books to be bought at a discount (using video earned coins).

Data Compilation

Title Paid Parts Full Price Discounted Price Days (FP) Days (DP)
A Different Virus: Heartfire 184 552 442 276 221*
A Perfect Circle 25 75 58 38 29
Baby Keeper 32 96 77 48 39
Blink: 3003 19 57 46 29 23
Crash 17 51 41 26 21
Damien 74 222 178 111 89
Fighting Fire With Fire 43 129 103 65 52
Hey, Noah 44 132 106 66 53
It Started With A High Top 19 57 46 29 23
Last Flight to L.A. 35 105 84 53 42
Like Hurricanes 32 96 77 48 39
Local Flavour: Big Apple (Book 3, the Local Flavour Series) 47 141 113 71 57
Marley Meets Josh 25 75 60 38 30
Natalie’s Diary 28 84 67 42 34
Patient Twelve 36 108 86 54 43
Scars of Alera 42 126 101 63 51
The Dragon Chase: A Tale of the Everburning City 29 87 82 44 41
The Dragon King 30 90 72 45 36
The Golden Couple 59 177 142 89 71
The Heiress and the Pauper 46 138 110 69 55
The Hoodie Girl 54 162 132 81 66
The Irresistible Mickey Holly 23 69 53 35 27
The Locker Exchange 39 117 94 59 47
The Long Way Back 32 96 77 48 39
The Multitudes Within Me 30 90 70 45 35
The Online Profile of a Serial Killer 27 81 65 41 33
The QB Bad Boy and Me 53 159 125 80 63
The QB Bad Boy: Playing for Keeps 42 126 101 63 51
The Red Door 20 60 46 30 23
The Sword Unbroken 51 153 122 77 61
Three and a Half Good Legs 81 243 197 122 99*
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How long do you think coins should last/what their expiration should be?

  • 3 months
  • 6 months
  • A year
  • Never
  • Other (comment below)

0 voters

How many coins do you think we should be able to earn in a day?

  • 2
  • 3
  • 5
  • 10
  • Unlimited
  • Other (comment below)

0 voters

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Voted. :lumi:

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Voted! :dizzy:

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Though… what happens if you buy coins at different times??? Wait what :eyes:

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I think we all like numbers here, Lumi.

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What do you mean?

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Like… if you have 10 coins one day and 20 coins the next… they expire at the same time? They dont? Huhhh

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That is a good question.

I think it would expire 90 days after it was earned.

So, you’d lose 2 coins at a time?

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Or would adding coins mean it lasts longer? All of them?
I didnt think about this, until now…

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I think each coin would have its own expiration date.

Something to ask about, I guess.

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I think voted a year bcoz you all talked about it, otherwise, I am still happy with 3 months of expiration too, I can keep reading books and I have quite a good memory so I can at least remember a book for 90 days😂

But the amt. Of chapters are far more in paid stories so I do understand your reason as well and I support it.

First of all whoever has voted for unlimited is high😂

I would be happy with 3 as it will be helpful to read one chapter per day and it will encourage me enough to keep reading the book.

And to the researchers, looks like you all worked really hard for this research so salute to your hard work😂

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Just sayin’, this is awesome

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–Bows–
Why, thank you. We worked hard on this for all of about half an hour.

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I watched. It was stunning truly.

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I’m guessing the expiration works kinda like with Starbucks points? However-many days from when each set of points was earned?

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I think so.

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A half hour well spent.

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You get the mindset.

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