So, I’m sure those of you that have been long-time readers have clearly noticed that I’ve been away for almost 2 years. I had a big life change that I took an unscheduled break from this blog. I didn’t know when I was going to stop or when I was going to return so I just left things hanging per se. With my life change and enough time to adjust to my new normal, life with a toddler is both rewarding and challenging as well as fun and magical. 🙂 But anyway, today’s post is on an app that I’ve been using for the past month that I felt was good enough to warrant an entire post.I was actually introduced to this app through a Discord I’m part of. I was wary at first but after 2 orders I’m sold. For their website, go here but for my walkthrough, stick around as I explain how it works. Who does this app appeal to? Anyone that likes stuff from Japan whether it’s stationery or Ichiban Kuji items or character goods like from Sanrio or even household items or models. You can get these items for free (except for $5 shipping) but know all the details before you participate.
First, make sure that you go and grab Gacha World – Shopping & Games and not just plain Gacha World (disclaimer: I included my referral link there). There’s another app called Gacha World, which is totally different from this app.
Once the app is loaded and let’s say you have an account already, this is the first screen you will be greeted with.
When on the home page you can swipe to the left or right for more options. On this screen you have access to both Games and the Shop as labeled on the screen itself and it is also accessible on the bottom menu. Let’s say we tap on Games in the screen or Play on the bottom menu.
You are brought to a new page where there are Gacha machines. The names and cost to play for each machine is visible. Click on any one of them to “play” and/or see more details about the machine you have selected. Take note of the “Log In” button on the top left side of this screen as this will be mentioned again later.
Click on Play to use the respective amount of diamonds needed to play a round on the machine selected. To see the odds of each machine, click on the “i” information button on the top right of each machine. When you play a machine, the payout is in coins to use for later at the Shop.
Now that the major part of the app is out of the way, let’s take it back from the main page but swipe left to go to the screen on the right.
Tapping on the little guy in the postal worker outfit brings up your notifications.
Tapping on the “Refer a Friend” area will bring up your referral link. Moving back to the home page and swiping right this time brings you to the left side screen.
Tapping on the little guy watching a bunch of screens brings up events and announcements. Tapping on the area where the timer is leads to a short ad.
Now how do we get diamonds? For a limited time, when you sign up you get 1000 diamonds to start with. You can buy more if you want but I haven’t had the need to yet. You can also earn diamonds by watching short ads every now and then as mentioned earlier. The time in the earlier screenshot is the timer to when the next ad is available for me to view. You get 5 diamonds each time you watch an ad. Another way to get more diamonds without spending actual money is to click on the “Log In” button on the page where all the Gacha machines are at. Going here everyday after playing any machine at least once gets you a stamp that grants you a few diamonds. Every few days, you get extra bonus diamonds so there’s incentive to keep playing everyday. And also for a limited time, you can earn more diamonds (1000!) as people sign up to your referral link and end up placing their first order (which isn’t hard to do….I’ve already placed 2 to date). I haven’t posted out my link until now so I can’t share my experience on it but the person’s link I’ve used to sign up got their 1000 bonus referral diamonds after I placed my first order.
Now that you have coins from playing the machines with diamonds, you can go pick out what you want from the Shop.
This is the part I like the most. I browse through what they have in different categories at first to get a feel of what they carry that might appeal to me. They have A LOT of stuff. I’m not exaggerating. There’s things from plates to plushes to Christmas decorations to batteries and household items like cupboard liners. They carry various anime products like keychains, posters, file folders, memo pads and stickers….a few people I know even got a full body cushion! After I figured out what they carry and what items I like, I ended up just using the search bar to narrow down my search to things that interest me as some items can fall into different categories that they have. Each time you place an order, you pay $5 shipping. That’s it. So to date I’ve placed 2 orders, which is $10 out of pocket but the items I got well exceeded $10. It does help that at the time I placed my order, everything I got was 50% off or more so I was able to get more things for the coins I have.
I was wary about it but I downloaded it and decided to judge it after my first order did indeed show up, which it did. I haven’t spent anything else aside from the $5 shipping. I just kept earning my free diamonds everyday by watching the free short ads several times a day and playing at least once a day to get the free diamonds and stamp that way. If you want to give it a try, feel free to use my referral link here.