Reward Store

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How many points are given out?

Each month, Author Reward Points are allocated to a pool which is based on a percentage of revenue generated through Curse Premium sales.

When are points generated?

A portion of the monthly pool of points is given out each day. Authors who do not log in for over 60 days will no longer accrue points until their next login.

What happens if points weren't generated for a certain day?

Sometimes things happen which prevent the points generation task from running. When this happens, any points not assigned for that day will still be in the monthly pool and will be disbursed during subsequent days - this will result in a slightly higher per-day allocation for the remainder of the month.

Why did my points drastically decrease?

The number of points in the monthly pool may have decreased from the previous month, or other projects could have gained in popularity (or your projects' popularity may have waned); all projects gain their daily points from a single monthly pool. Months with fewer days in them will generally see more points per day than longer months, and also near the end of the month you may see a significant point increase.

How are points calculated?

Points calculations are based on a project's popularity via the Curse Client and Curse.com.

How much are points worth?

The value of a single point is $0.05 USD.

When do I start receiving points?

You must opt in to the Rewards Program and accept its Terms of Service. If you have uploaded a Minecraft texture pack through the form on Curse.com, you've already opted in. After that, it all depends on your project's popularity in relation to other projects in the program.

How are points distributed when there are multiple contributors?

Point percentage allotment, per project, is left to the project manager's discretion. The Moderators and Curse Staff have no say in such matters.

What can I buy with my points?

We offer Amazon gift cards for certain countries and a $100, $150 or $500 Paypal deposit. More items may be added over time.

PayPal orders are typically processed within the first few days of each month, with the cutoff date being the last day of the previous month.

How do I sign up to receive reward points?

You can sign up by going to the CurseForge Rewards Program page.

The Rewards Program covers all projects on CurseForge, BukkitDev, and WoWAce.

If you will be redeeming $600 USD or more in a year, you will need to follow the instructions on the Tax Information page.

Why Curse needs tax information:

Section 6041(a) of the Internal Revenue Code, and associated regulations and rulings, generally requires us to file an information return for payments made to each participant in the Curse Rewards Program who receives payments of $600 (currently 12000 points) or more in any tax year.

This reporting requirement applies to redemptions of Points for cash and to redemptions of Points other than for cash, including redemptions for gift cards and the like.

What tax information is needed:

In order to satisfy our obligations required by the IRS we must obtain the following forms for each Curse Rewards Program participant to which this rule applies.

Canada (Canada US Tax Treaty)

  1. Your name.
  2. "Canada"
  3. Check off "Individual"
  4. Your address.
  5. Mailing address if different from Line 4.
  6. Blank
  7. Blank
  8. Blank
  9. Check 9a and write in "Canada".  Check any other boxes that apply to you (if appropriate).
  10. Write in XXII for the article, and 0 for the percent.  For type of income write in "Reward Program Gifts." In space for an explanation, write in "Individual is a resident of Canada and has no fixed place of business in the USA."

France

  1. Your name.
  2. "France"
  3. "Individual"
  4. Your address.
  5. Blank (same as 4).
  6. Blank
  7. Blank
  8. Blank
  9. Check 9a and "France".
  10. Article: 22, 0 percent. Type of income: "Reward Program Gifts." Explanation: "Individual is a resident of the France and has no fixed place of business in the USA."

Germany (Germany US Tax Treaty)

  1. Your name
  2. "Germany"
  3. Check off "Individual".
  4. Your address.
  5. Mailing address if different from Line 4.
  6. Blank
  7. Blank
  8. Blank
  9. Check 9a and write in "Germany".  Check any other boxes that apply to you (if appropriate).
  10. Put in 21 for the Article, and 0 for the percent. For type of income write "Reward Program Gifts" and for the explanation field put: "Resident of Germany receiving income in compliance with terms of US treaty agreement."

United Kingdom (UK US Tax Treaty)

  1. Your name.
  2. "United Kingdom"
  3. Check off "Individual"
  4. Your address.
  5. Mailing address if different from Line 4.
  6. Blank
  7. Blank
  8. Blank
  9. Check 9a and write in "United Kingdom".  Check any other boxes that apply to you (if appropriate).
  10. Write in 22 for the article, and 0 for the percent.  For type of income write in "Reward Program Gifts." In space for an explanation, write in "Individual is a resident of the UK and has no fixed place of business in the USA."

You will be unable to redeem more than $600 worth of points per year if you do not file the appropriate form.

Submitting the form:

There are multiple ways to submit the form; please choose the one that's the most convenient for you.  All methods require the form to be completed and signed. Make sure you include your CurseForge username somewhere on the form, in the e-mail, or in the mail.