Reddit is one of the most popular websites out there, and it’s very much a vibrant and lively community where upvotes, downvotes, and comments are important.
Of course, Reddit is a free website just like most other social media platforms, but there are also some ways to support Reddit. One of the things you can do is buy so-called Reddit Awards.
Reddit Gold is probably the most popular award out there, but did you know that there’s also a Reddit Platinum award?
But what exactly can you do with Reddit Platinum and how much does it cost in real money? Let’s find out.
What can you do with Reddit Platinum?
When it comes to premium features on Reddit, the site is a little bit complicated. When you’re given a Platinum Award, you’ll have exclusive Reddit Premium features for one month.
What do you get with Reddit Premium, you might ask? Well – you’ll get an ad-free browsing experience (although there are some ways to block those Reddit ads), some cool avatar swag for your Reddit character (Reddit’s alien mascot is actually called Snoo!), some custom app icons for your phone, as well as access to the exclusive Premium club called the “Members Lounge”. Free users don’t have access here. In short, you could definitely say that Reddit Premium is worth it if you’re an avid Redditor.
There’s also a Platinum Users Club (r/Platinumusersclub), but not much is known about this private subreddit. With Reddit Platinum, however, you’ll also get access to it if you request it.
Aside from all the above benefits – you’ll also get 700 Reddit coins per month – enough to give one gold award and two silver awards to other Redditors (or yourself!).
And if you don’t like paying for Reddit Premium, there are also legitimate ways to get it for free. It’s nothing groundbreaking really – you can earn Gold and Platinum awards by posting great content and participating in challenges.
How much does Reddit Platinum cost?
So now that we know what Reddit Platnium does, it’s also worth knowing exactly what the price of Reddit Platinum is (in real money).
To make things easy: Reddit Platinum basically equates to one month of Reddit Premium, which costs $5.99 per month. If you give a Platinum Award to another user (or yourself), it will cost you 1800 Reddit Coins.
When transformed into actual currency – 1800 Reddit Coins can be purchased for – you guessed it – $5.99. If you buy fewer coins, you’ll have to pay slightly more. 500 coins will cost you $1.99 for example.
The opposite is also true: if you buy larger packs of Reddit Coins, you’ll get a discount.
For example, buying 3100 coins gets you a 24% discount compared to the smallest package, 7200 coins nets you a 43% bonus, 40,000 coins for a hundred dollars equals a bonus of 59% and the maximum package of 82,000 Reddit Coins is 63% cheaper (in relation to the regular price).
In other words, if you’re planning to get a lot of Platinum Awards or stay subscribed to Premium for a long time, it might be worth it to get a big package of Reddit coins. The difference between 3100 and 7200 is definitely worth it, for example.
Sometimes, Reddit will also have (temporary) promotional deals which will allow you to get coins cheaper. This is especially the case for first-time buyers.
The current promotion to get Reddit Platinum for $5.99 now comes bundled with 450 extra Reddit Coins, for example.
The regular price for Reddit Platinum is $5.99, which will give you Reddit Premium access for a month. In other areas, the 5.99 USD is converted to your local currency. Sometimes, Reddit Platinum is cheaper thanks to promotions that give you bonus coins. Buying Reddit Coins in bulk is also a great method to lower the price of Reddit Platinum.