The Avatar Lending Program, or ALP, is The Daily Neopets' signature lending service to help our members get new avatars! We currently lend almost all the item avatars, and are saving for a Bony Grarrl Club to add to our items-for-lending. On the pet front, we run chain lends for every pet, petpet, and petpetpet avatar :)
Get ahead and read over our policies, then request the item you wish!
ATTENTION — The ALP team would like to remind you to ensure we can contact you when you apply for a lend. If your inbox is full, your neomail is sent to Neofriends only, you're silenced, or you are under 13, please change these settings or provide alternate contact information. If we are unable to contact you, your request will get deleted.
|Bony Grarrl Club Lends Back!|
We have a new club!! You guys are freaking amazing!! <3
» on 10 February at 9:46 am NST by Emily
|Reminder Regarding Pet Lends|
Please be advised that all communication for these lends are done through the forums. This makes things easier for me to keep track of everything. You will no longer be getting Neomails. If you do not have a forums account you will automatically be rejected without notice.
Messages have gone out on the 1st. All replies are due on or before February 10th. Failure to reply will result in you not being able to participate in our pet chains for the month. If you miss the deadline, please submit a new request for the chains you wish to join. If all goes according to plan, messages will be going out on the first of the month with replies being due within 10 days. Thank you for your cooperation!
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to send me a message!
» on 4 February at 12:44 am NST by Mouseykins
|Reminder for Applying for Item Lends|
Just want to send out a quick reminder on a few things for when people are sending in requests for items from the ALP.
Firstly, please make sure you're only requesting one item at a time. This ensures that 1) Everyone who wants to borrow items will be able to in a timely fashion and 2) That if something happens (an account is hacked or frozen), we don't lose a bunch of items. We only send out one item per person at a time regardless of how many requests you send in at once, so by submitting multiple requests, you're bumping other people who requested the same item further down the queue and creating a backlog for the items. It's best to wait until you've returned one item before requesting another.
Secondly, if you aren't able to provide full collateral for an item and indicate that when applying, please also include what you ARE able to offer as collateral. By not doing so, it delays the lend as we need to track you down and find out this information before the lend can be set up.
Lastly, please try to make sure things are getting returned in a reasonable amount of time. I know some things can't be helped (internet outages, sickness, etc), but if you have a planned absence like a vacation or something, please either wait until you get back to request, or indicate in your request that you'll not be able to get online during that specific period so the lend can be set up when you get back instead. If I have to spend weeks tracking an item back down, all the other people who want to borrow it are forced to wait, or I end up having to re-buy a bunch of (usually expensive) items unnecessarily.
Here's a juggling Krawk for making it to the end:
» on 30 January at 1:31 pm NST by Emily
|More Changes to Pet Lending!|
Due to some recent staff changes, we will no longer be able to provide the Krawk, Pink & Mazzew chain. We are working on replacing this chain as soon as we can. However, we will need to wait until the transfer glitch is fixed as our accounts are full with 4 pets and would be unable to do any transfers if we gained a 5th. Additionally, our Battle Pet will also be unavailable until we can find a replacement for it.
Taking a break!
We need your help and if you have a pet that we require listed that you would like to donate to our ALP we would appreciate:
Another change is that all communication regarding the lends will be done through the forums. The reason they were done through Neomails does not outweigh the fact that it can be a royal confusing mess. Utilizing our forums for this should help clear things up drastically. I'm going to go through apps tonight and start sending out messages. Once everyone has replied, or it's passed the 5-day wait I'll get chains scheduled as soon as possible. I apologize for the delay!
Messages have now been sent out! Please reply ASAP to get the chains going!
UPDATE: The pet transfers glitch we experienced last month has been fixed!
» on 11 December at 3:19 pm NST by Mouseykins
|URGENT: Pet Chains Notice|
It has come to my attention that there is an error with the transfer of a Neopet if your account already has 4 pets or 5 for premium users. The transfer feature is not recognizing the added pet slot. I'd like to ask everyone in chains for this month to please follow the old system and have 3 pets for a regular account and 4 for a premium. If you cannot do this then please message me so I can rework the chains.
In addition there are delays with the Ruki and Fire Blumaroo chain of 1 day from your scheduled date.
My apologies for the inconvenience!
» on 16 November at 11:33 am NST by Mouseykins
|Changes to Pet Lending|
With much consideration, our ALP team has made some changes to our program to better suit your needs.
Other things to remember:
Neomails will be going out today and tomorrow, so please have replies in by the 11th.
UPDATE: Neomails have gone out and all responses MUST be in by the 11th! I will start scheduling the chains on the 12th. Additionally ALL requests have been deleted, so if you were not contacted, or a chain was missed in your Neomail, please submit a new request for December.
» on 5 November at 12:18 am NST by Mouseykins
We have another exciting announcement! A very generous TDN user has been kind enough to donate a Malevolent Sentient Poogle Plushie (TCG) to the Avatar Lending Program! Because it's a high-value item, the lending rules and procedures will be much like those we have in place for the Bony Grarrl Club. For full information, see the full requirements on the ALP site here.
» on 11 July at 12:16 pm NST by Emily
|Super Awesome Fun Time News|
Hey guys! Guess what?
We have a new Bony Grarrl Club for lending!
Due to the extreme deflation of the item, I was able to pool the ALP funds with some of my own and replace our club. We've now been able to finish replacing everything that was stolen last summer, so all items we have listed will be available for lending again. I'm still working on trying to get TNT to look at my ticket, but for now, lending can fully resume as per usual.
Because of the problem we ran into last time, I'm going to take a few extra precautions when lending the item this time (full details will be explained in the email we send when we're ready to set up the lend), but the basic requirements can still be found here. Because of the drastic deflation (the club is now worth about 20% of what we paid last time), requirements to borrow have also been loosened a bit, so if you didn't qualify before, check out what's changed and apply again!
» on 14 March at 6:11 am NST by Emily
|Avatar Lending Program Front Page Fixed|
We apologize for the wonky appearance of the ALP front page since ~31 January. This had to do with our front page news export that is streamed from TDN Forums. We had to make some system changes.
Now... we're in tip-top shape. It's all fixed. Thanks much!
» on 2 February at 12:31 pm NST by Ian
As some of you may remember, back in the summer, someone got into my account and took all of my high-end lending items, including the BGC.
» on 9 December at 5:59 pm NST by Emily