PinPics began in 1999 as a database to organize pin collections, but over the years, it has evolved into the largest online community of pin traders and collectors in the world. The PinPics website continues to grow thanks to the support and contributions of active members. And the PinPics Rewards Program is our way of saying thanks.
When you contribute to the PinPics site by adding a new pin, improving an existing pin listing, or sharing comments, you will receive Pin Points. And when you accumulate enough Pin Points, you will be eligible to participate in the Pins@Cost Drawings for a chance to purchase a sold-out, Limited Edition pin at the original retail cost!
1. Eligibility for Pins@Cost Drawings Pins@Cost Drawings
2. Discounts of 20% on PinPics® Store merchandise
Every member is automatically signed up for the PinPics Rewards Program -- basically, the more you contribute to the community, the more points you earn! Each time a moderator approves one of your contributions, you receive Pin Points. This is an on-going program, with a start date of July 1, 2015. You accumulate points in a rolling three month collection window. Any month where you have accumulated 20 Pin Points during that window, you will be eligible for the Pins@Cost drawings.
You can see your current Pin Points on your "My Pins Profile" page.
Active moderators are automatically eligible for the Pins@Cost drawings.
Pins are approved once the following information has been checked. The more accurate you are, the more likely your version of the pin (in case of multiple additions of the same pin) will be the one approved.
Improves the clarity and visibility of the pin. A successful image highlights the pin (not the backer card or the inside of your pin trading book). The Image should focus on the pin.
For missing or inaccurate SKUs, correct SKUs added from packaging of the Pin. A correctly done SKU for pins issued in the parks should look something like 2078010150037 with no spaces or dashes. This would be the easiest way to search for a pin in the database, if we had all the correct SKUs listed, but unfortunately, we don't (yet!).
Supplemental information (for example: if the Description is missing a Disney association that would help with the search, and can either be added to the Description), or add to the understanding or enjoyment of the pin.
A counterfeit or scrapper pin is made during an official run and meant to be discarded or destroyed (scrapped) for not meeting quality control standards. Counterfeit pins are actually more usually trademark/copyright infringements as they have copied the original design to produce them. If there are non-released pins and an over-abundance of LE pins appearing on auctions sites, please include the link(s) which we will check (links will be removed before we approve the note). General comments indicating paint variations or "bumps in the paint" on someone's personal pin will not be approved.
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