Author Reward Points FAQ
Each month, Curse sets aside a pool of points for all of our addon authors to earn -- every game and type of upload is eligible for the program. The amount of total points in this pool is based on a percentage of revenue generated through both Curse Premium sales and advertising revenue. The reward points are then earned by authors who can then redeem them for Amazon gift cards and cash.
When are points generated?
Points generation is conducted daily. A portion of the overall allocation of points is given out each day. Due to many factors, points generation might not run. If this is the case, those points that you missed out on for that day will still be in the overall pool, and you should see a slight increase for the remaining days of the month as our calculations are designed to correct any daily errors at the end of the month. If you ever have any questions or concerns about your points, please contact Kaelten for assistance.
Why did my points drastically decrease?
There is a certain allocation of points for the month and the points generation system makes sure all of those points are used up by the end of the month. Months with fewer days in them will generally see more points per day than longer months. Near the end of the month you may also see a significant point increase.
How are points calculated?
How much are points worth?
Right now, a single point works out to 5 cents.
When do I start receiving points?
Once your addon meets the threshold of 1,000 or more downloads, you will be eligible to start receiving points. You must also opt in to the program and accept the terms of service for the rewards program before you can earn points. If you uploaded a Minecraft texture pack through this form on Curse.com you've already opted in and earning points! For other addons, please reference the links below.
How are points distributed when there are multiple contributors?
Point allotment per project is left up to the project manager to specify the percentage of points for each author on the project. Curse does not control who gets what percentage of points on a project.
What can I buy with my points?
Right now there are Amazon gift cards for US, UK, and DE, and a $500 Paypal transfer. More rewards may be added over time.
How do I sign up to receive reward points?
You can sign up by going to one of these pages:
You only need to do it once and you will be signed up for any CurseForge site.
Where can I spend the points I've earned?
Points can be spent at the following stores: