Coins are used to unlock episodes and tip creators.
Coins can be purchased in the Coin Shop, or earned for free by watching videos or by completing special offers (subject to availability). You can learn more in the How to get coins section below.
Bonus coins are limited-time, promotional credit that may be used to unlock episodes.
Bonus coins may be received in your Inbox as gifts, rewarded for inviting friends to get the Tapas app, or as a result of various promotions. Bonus coins are added to your balance immediately, so you can use them right away.
Bonus coins expire, and may not be used for tipping.
How to get coins
The Coin Shop offers different size coin packs to fit every budget, and is available on the tapas.io website as well as the Tapas Android and iOS apps.
On the web, coins can be purchased using a credit card or PayPal. In the Android and iOS apps, purchases are handled by Google Play and Apple via in-app purchase.
It's often possible to earn free coins on Tapas without spending a dime, by watching video ads, inviting friends to get the app, or by completing other special offers.
In the Android and iOS apps, free coin offers can be found by tapping the Free Coins option from the main menu. On the web, you can use the watch-to-earn feature from the Coin Shop.
Watch-to-earn lets you view short video ads to earn free coins. Simply open Free Coins (in the app) or the Coin Shop (on the web) from the main menu, then tap the Watch Video button to get started.
No videos? Unfortunately, video inventory and reward amounts are determined by ad providers, not Tapas, so availability is not guaranteed. If no videos are available or you didn't receive a reward you can check these troubleshooting tips, but generally your best bet is to either check back later, or try one of the other options for earning or buying coins.
Invite friends (app-only)
Know some friends who don't have a Tapas account yet? Tap the Invite friends button to share your personal invite code. When someone downloads the Android or iOS app and signs up, they'll have a chance to enter your invite code while they're creating their profile. Once they do, you'll both get some bonus coins!
Note: An invite code can only be entered when signing up for a new account, and may not be applied after logging in. Additionally, only one invite code may be redeemed per device, even if multiple Tapas accounts are created. There's no limit to how many people you can share your code with though, so be sure to introduce Tapas to your friends who might like great comics and stories!
Special offers (app only)
From time to time, you may be able to earn rewards by completing special offers from one of our partners, such as downloading and trying out a new game. The exact requirements and reward will vary, so be sure to check out each offer for details.
When available, special offers will usually appear on the Free Coins page. In some cases, they might show up after episodes of specific series in place of normal ads. Keep your eyes peeled so you don't miss out!
Inbox Gifts (app-only)
You may receive free episodes or bonus coins in your Tapas Inbox to celebrate the launch of a new title, as part of a special promotion, or just because we're feeling generous.
When we send you bonus coins, there's no need to claim them – they're added instantly to your account balance so you can use them to unlock episodes right away.
The message in your Inbox provides specific details about how many bonus coins were added to your account and when they'll expire. Since free episodes and bonus coins expire, it's a good idea to check your Inbox for gifts each day so you don't miss out!
Problems and questions
Problem with a purchase? Other questions about coins? Check out the Problems with coins article for help.