Since its first launch in 2005, social sharing site Reddit has grown to become a must-see site for millions of users around the world. It is the hub of an endless number of niche communities (good and bad) where users can share messages, images, videos, and more with other like-minded people.
For real Reddit fans, a dedicated subscription service is available that can enhance your Reddit browsing experience. This service, formerly called Reddit Gold but now renamed Reddit Premium, offers a variety of benefits that are only available to regular Reddit users, as we’ll explain next.
What is Reddit Gold?
If you’ve ever been gilded to post and had no idea what it has to offer, here’s your answer: It’s the best way to support Reddit by getting a few perks in the process.
The Reddit Premium membership itself gives the user the ability to turn off Reddit ads, display a custom mascot (named “snoos”), change site themes, create member-only subreddits, access the premium-only r / lounge subreddit, and see highlighted new comments (helpful for advanced Reddit users).
You will receive a special badge to showcase your premium subscription on your profile – perfect for influencers. A Reddit Premium membership also gives you Reddit Coins on a monthly basis, which you can use to gilde or reward posts or comments you want to support.
You get 1000 Reddit Coins on your first subscription, of which 700 per month for each additional month you stay subscribed. They can be used to reward other users with their own privileges, with Reddit Silver, Gold and Premium rewards available. You can buy additional coins if needed.
The Silver Award is at the bottom of the list and costs 100 Reddit Coins. This displays a reward for posting or commenting, offering no other benefit other than showing support for that user’s Reddit contribution.
If you want to go further, you can donate a gold award. Yes, the name of the old Reddit Premium subscription service lives on in this reward, giving the recipient a week of Reddit Premium, 100 coins, and a gold tag next to their post. It costs you, the donor, 500 Reddit coins.
If you really want to show your support to a user, you need to gift a premium. This user is granted a month of premium membership, along with 700 coins and a platinum label next to their message. It will cost you 1,800 coins, so you’ll need to save to spend or buy additional Reddit coins to cover them.
If you buy a Reddit Premium subscription, you will receive a certain amount of coins that can be spent on other users. However, this may not be enough for an immediate Reddit Platinum Reward, so you can purchase additional Reddit Coins separately.
You can purchase both options from the Reddit menu when you sign in.
- Sign in to your Reddit account, click your username in the upper right corner, then click either Reddit Coins or Reddit Premium. You can also click the Get Coins button to quickly purchase additional Reddit Coins and quickly purchase Reddit Coins instead.
- The available shopping options for your region will be displayed, including PayPal or direct card payments. Select your preferred payment method, then complete your purchase as directed.
- To purchase additional Reddit Gold Coins, scroll down and select one of the available options on the Reddit Coin Selling page. Purchase options for these Reddit coins range from 500 Reddit coins (for $ 1.99) to a maximum of 40,000 coins (for $ 99.99).
- You will be redirected to the available purchase options for your region. Select the payment method you want to use, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete your payment.
How to gift Reddit awards to other users
A Reddit Premium membership gives you the ability to spend various Reddit coins, and you’ll need a way to spend them. The only way to do this is to distribute the wealth and use it to gift other users of Reddit Rewards.
You can do this in any post or comment on any subreddit on Reddit
- Below each post or comment, you will see a “Give an award” button. Click to start the donation process.
- The award options menu will open where you can select the award you want to gift. Select the reward you want and add a personal message to the recipient, or click Make my gift anonymous to keep it secret. Click Next to continue.
- If you do not have enough Reddit coins, you will be prompted to purchase additional coins at this stage. Otherwise, Reddit will ask you to confirm the gift. This will immediately grant the user the privileges associated with this reward.
Get the most out of Reddit
With a Reddit Premium subscription, you not only get the benefits of an ad-free user experience and various other member-only features, but you can also use your free Reddit coins to support other users and bring back your favorite Reddit Communities a bit.
If you’d like to get more out of your Reddit user experience, you can use Reddit‘s advanced search feature to track posts and other content you may have missed. Bad behavior on Reddit is usually unacceptable, so you may need to check the Reddit shady ban if your posts are not getting the attention they deserve.