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Hello again, everyone! :wave: Just over a month ago, I posted **UPDATE #5** - GOAL REACHED WE HAVE 63,600 POINTS. With Christmas just 5 days away, many of you have been anxiously waiting to see how I give away the 100 Premium Memberships.

For those of you who do not know, I, winehaus am collecting 63,600 points in order to give 100 3-month premium memberships to other deviants this holiday season. The purpose is for you and other deviants to donate and spread the word and holiday cheer!


In the last couple of updates, I urged everyone to vote on THIS POLL and let me know how you wanted the premium memberships to be given. The response was amazing! At the time of posting this, we have 1,550 votes! :omg: It was such a large response, that the poll was even on the today page for a few hours!

Please keep in mind that even if I didn't respond to your comment, I have read each and everyone one of them. Do not feel like I didn't take your advice. Also keep in mind that the options I gave for the poll were the most popular suggestions I got throughout the year.

:drumroll: for photohunt by PunkyB Now it's time for me to let you know how I will give out the 100 Premium Memberships! :drumroll: for photohunt by PunkyB


Please note that I have a reason for everyone of these reasons and will explain them.


10 will be given away in a Giveaway Journal (to be posted December 23, 2012, winners announced on December 25, 2012)


30 will be suggestions that YOU comment on in a future Journal (to be posted December 24, 2012, recipients announced December 25, 2012)


20 will be given away via the Random Deviant Button (on December 25, 2012)


40 will be given away to people that I, winehaus, choose to give them to (on December 25, 2012)






Please keep a lookout for the Giveaway Journal and the Suggestion Journal! Before commenting with any questions, be sure to check out the FAQ section below. If your question is not addressed, feel free to comment with it. I encourage discussion!

:lightbulb: Discuss! :lightbulb:
How would you have given away the Premium Memberships if you were in my position?


:heart: Stay safe this holiday! :rudolph:




FAQ



Why will you give away 10 Premium Memberships in a Giveaway Journal?

I will be giving away 10 Premium Memberships in a Giveaway Journal because I don't know all of deviantART's members— no one does. This way, many people I don't necessarily know will have a chance at one of 10 premium memberships that they otherwise wouldn't have a chance to recieve.

Why will you give away 30 Premium Memberships to people that we suggest in a future Journal?

I am giving away 30 Premium Memberships to people who you, the community, suggest in a Journal that I will post because there are many deserving people of Premium Memberships out there that I don't know. Fortunately, deviantART's large online community is very diverse, so you guys can suggest people I may not know about!

Why are giving away 20 Premium Memberships via the Random Deviant Button? What if you give it to someone inactive/who doesn't want it/doesn't deserve it?

20 Premium Memberships will be given away via the Random Deviant Button because, like the name implies, it's random! With over 24 MILLION registered users, chances are that I will find at least 20 people who weren't suggested.

Also, don't worry. The Random Deviants have to meet certain criteria.

Why are you going to give 40 Premium Memberships to people that you think deserve it?

Even though I am taking suggestions from the community and giving away to random deviants, it does not imply that I don't know many deviants. In fact, I know many deviants. There are also new deviants I meet everyday.  Many of whom deserve Premium Memberships that I would like to give them to. I also have been looking out for deviants who are deserving of Premium Memberships all year and I have a few in mind.

I have a problem with how you are giving away the Premium Memberships. What do I do?

Note me and we will discuss this problem. Do not worry; I am understanding of your concerns.

Will you be telling us who got the Premium Memberships?

Of course! A Journal will be posted on December 26, 2012 listing who they were given to and how they got it (e.g. Giveaway Journal, Suggestion, Random Deviant Button).

I want a Premium Membership!

I am afraid my decision is final and I will not be giving to those who simply ask. Try entering the Giveaway Journal or have a friend suggest you in the Suggestions Journal!

Will you be hosting another project like this one next year?

I'm afraid not. It was fun and all but it's also very demanding. It's not easy promoting a project and encouraging people to donate to a cause. I do encourage you to do something similar, however!



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--
winehaus, formerly JoseFelipeM
felladeviant365
Ticked off since June 29, 2012
Deviousness Award Recipient of January 2013
In the latest update, `JoseFelipeM explains how he is giving away the 100 Premium Memberships from his project and why he chose to do it that way.
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:iconanyxthelongmas:
AnyxTheLongmas Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love what your doing!
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:iconmochiiico:
mochiiico Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Have you already given the 100?
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:iconwinehaus:
winehaus Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Yes. :) Check my profile for the list.
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:iconmochiiico:
mochiiico Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh okay,
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:iconakumaryoshi:
AkumaRyoshi Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is very kind of you, you deserve the award you got. Congratulations and thanks for helping out your fellow artists!
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:iconwinehaus:
winehaus Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Thank you! :la:
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:iconakumaryoshi:
AkumaRyoshi Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :D
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:iconbzsarahhime:
BZSarahHime Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I WISH I KNOW IT EARLIER QwQ
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:iconprincesscarol:
PrincessCarol Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Photographer
sweet
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:iconnearagodz:
NearaGodz Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Awwwwww! this is super sweet. Hope you have an epic Christmas.
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:iconisquigglez:
iSquigglez Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012   Digital Artist
DARN! I was to late D8
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:iconserenityfey:
SerenityFey Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Woah....100 premiums....now that's generosity!
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:iconyooriyooriliz:
YooriYooriliz Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student General Artist
it's a long time I want premium membership just to change my username... [ofcourse I will be happy to use the options of that, but that's my main reason why I want premium membership].
but, I think I wasn't one of these happy 100 members [there were any rules to join this? or u share 100 premium memberships randomly?]
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:iconeldru:
eldru Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much. :)
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:iconauri-teh-kitty:
Auri-Teh-Kitty Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I really love what you're doing!~ :iconblushthanksplz:
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:iconcatcot:
catcot Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're so generous.... Thanks
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:iconrubyrosy:
RubyRosy Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that so kind of u:love:
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:iconfrostic-star:
Frostic-Star Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, That is the most EVER give aways i have EVER seen, wow, just wow! This is gonna be the best Christmas Ever, Im so excited for the winners! Wow! Good Luck! and a merry Christmas to you! :iconamgtouchplz:
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:iconwinehaus:
winehaus Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
:la:
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:iconfrostic-star:
Frostic-Star Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:squee:
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:iconantisocialstormy:
AntiSocialStormy Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Great idea!
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:icondarvinetta:
Darvinetta Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
Very nice of you to give those :)
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:iconbritish-prophetess:
British-Prophetess Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I wish you the best of luck when it comes to your project. You're making a lot of people happy with what you're doing :D
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:iconbeehivestudio:
BeehiveStudio Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Spreading the word on a poll, hope more people sees it ;p here [link]
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:iconwinehaus:
winehaus Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Thanks! :la:
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:iconrokugurin:
RokuGurin Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool! I doubt I'd win, but I'd like to suggest one of my newest friends, :icontachii:
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:iconakiomoon:
AkioMoon Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
That is a super cool idea!! ^w^ and I think it's a great give for those 100 people in deviant
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:iconmosquitone:
mosquitone Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome idea!
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:iconlightning36:
Lightning36 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want to enter it! :)
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:iconmyst-kore:
Myst-kore Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Can you sugest :iconferalsonic: he is an awesome friend
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:iconwinehaus:
winehaus Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Suggestions will be taken on Monday in the Suggestion Journal that I will post then. :D
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:iconmyst-kore:
Myst-kore Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Okay
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:iconmishihime:
mishihime Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd love to enter myself whenever you post a giveaway journal ^^
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:iconwinehaus:
winehaus Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
:#1:
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:iconidellechi:
Idellechi Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student General Artist
My friend ~Vaatiwithblue asked me to suggest them, so here I am!

But I would also really like to suggest my dear friend ~art4life217, she's an aspiring photographer and poet, and her work is simply amazing. Please consider her as well!
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:iconwinehaus:
winehaus Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Suggestions will be taken on Monday in the Suggestion Journal that I will post then. :D
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:iconidellechi:
Idellechi Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Okay :)
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:iconnegarenfangirl:
NegaRenFangirl Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, 100?! That's like, super generousity!
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:iconwinehaus:
winehaus Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
:#1:
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:iconhopedrop:
Hopedrop Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! That is so nice! How do you enter?
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:iconwinehaus:
winehaus Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
I will post the giveaway tomorrow. :)
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:iconhopedrop:
Hopedrop Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, ok! Sorry, if I didn't read it correctly if it says it here. ^^;
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:iconhybrid-captor:
Hybrid-Captor Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so nice that you are doing this :3
I'll enter in the giveaway tomorrow if I can fit the computer into my day x3
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:iconwinehaus:
winehaus Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
:la:
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:iconwarriorcats54322:
warriorcats54322 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow that's a huuuuge amount of points. Kudos to your generosity
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:iconwinehaus:
winehaus Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
:#1: Thanks!
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:iconcolorcatproductions:
ColorCatProductions Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a great thing you're doing!!! :heart: I think I'll enter when you post the journal! =D I wish I had the means to donate to/start something like this...
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:iconwinehaus:
winehaus Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Cool! :la:

Why don't you start something? :)
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:iconcolorcatproductions:
ColorCatProductions Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have no points at all and I don't have that many watchers...=(
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:iconwinehaus:
winehaus Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
:( Maybe another year, then?
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