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Pocket Money and the Shop

What is the Pocket Money Dashboard?>
How do I get Pocket Money?>
What can I do with my Pocket Money?>
What do I do once I have saved for the items in Saver Basket?>
What is My Saver Challenge?>
What is the Wallet and the Safe?>

How do I add items to the Saver Wall from a website?

Roosties

What are Roosties?>
How do I earn Roosties?>
What’s the difference between Pocket Money and Roosties?>
How do I spend Roosties?>

The Village

I want to access the Village from my Dashboard. How do I do it?>
I want to access the Village from my Dashboard. Why do I have to choose a character?>
I have just entered the Village – what are all these buildings?>
What’s in the bank in the Village?>

Playing Games and Earning Roosties

I’m not earning Roosties when I play a game?>
What are Stars?>

Buying and Feeding Animals

How do I buy animals?>
How do I know I need to feed my animals?>
What is my farmer level?>
Why would I want a higher farmer level?>

My Farmhouse

What else would I want to buy from the farmers market?>
How do I decorate my farmhouse?>
How do I change my farmer’s clothes?>

Making Friends

How do I make friends?>
How many friends can I have?>
What can I do with my friends on Roosterbank?>
How do I send my friend a message?>
How can I stop someone from contacting me again?>

The Website isn’t Working Properly

What do I need to use Roosterbank?>
What do I do if I’ve forgotten my password?>
Staying Safe on Roosterbank>

POCKET MONEY AND THE SHOP:


What is the Pocket Money Dashboard?
The Dashboard is the most important bit of Roosterbank. It shows you how much pocket money you have saved and what you are saving up for in the shop. You can also see what your friends are doing on the site be that playing games, earning Roosties or chatting about the latest films.

How do I get Pocket Money?
Your parents can give you regular weekly pocket money. You can also earn pocket money and get them to boost your account using the Boost function in the Parent Area.

What can I do with my Pocket Money?
If you are lucky enough to have some pocket money you can always head to the Rooster Shop. The shop has real toys in it so be careful now! Adding things to your saver basket will keep them in a secure place where you can see how much you need to save to get the items you’ve selected. As you know, saving for things is good and in saving you’ll be progressing in your Saver Challenge as well as a saving for things you’d like to buy.

What do I do once I have saved for the items in Saver Basket?
Once you’ve saved up your pocket money and you can afford everything in your saver basket you’ll want to click “Buy”. This will then send your order to your parent to review and process. You can keep track of what they are doing from your Dashboard or by visiting your “Shopping History”.

What is My Saver Challenge?
We like savers on Roosterbank! The Saver Challenge is a fun part of the site which rewards you in Roosties the more of your pocket money you save. You’ll also be issued a Saver Cup to show you how well you’ve done and you’ll earn Roosties everytime you get another Saver Cup and go up a Saver Level. You can find the Saver Challenge by clicking your Saver Cup in the bank – it’s on the Owl’s desk!

What is the Wallet and the Safe?
The Wallet is the place to keep pocket money that you want to spend on items in the Rooster Shop. The Safe is the place to put money that you want to save up. You can move money between the two by using the arrows on the Dashboard. If you keep money in the safe you earn Roostie Interest and go up the Saver Challenge earning trophies along the way.


How do I add items to the Saver Wall from a website?

  • Navigate to the website and the item you want to add
  • Look up in the address bar of the browser. The address will start with www.amazon.co.uk/ or something like that
  • Select the address with your mouse or findger on an ipad
  • Copy it by right click or ipad select
  • Paste it over to the Roosterbank URL Add page

 

ROOSTIES:


What are Roosties?
Roosties are different to pocket money. They are a separate fun currency we use only on Roosterbank to issue rewards and play games. You can see how many Roosties you have by looking at the bottom of your dashboard or in the top right area of the Farm Game. On your dashboard you can also see how many Roosites other Roosterbank Savers are earning. To find the latest ways to earn and spend your Roosties click on the “Earn & Spend Roosties” button on your dashboard. This list is updated all the time so make sure you check back regularly to find the latest ways to earn and spend your Roosties!

How do I earn Roosties?
The best way to find this out is to click on the “Earn & Spend Roosties” button on your dashboard.

One of the easiest ways to earn Roostie games is in the games barn in the village. Each day these games can be played for Roosties or indeed you can just play them for fun. Playing a game for fun might be a good idea if you want to sharpen your skills first because you can only play each game a few times each day for Roosties – booo! You also get rewarded Roosties by completing challenges and levels around the site such as: going up a Farmer Level in the farm, progressing in the Saver Challenge in the bank and going up a difficulty level in a particular game.

What’s the difference between Pocket Money and Roosties?
Pocket Money is the real money we use in the shop to buy toys and books. Roosties are the money we use when playing games and issuing rewards such as Roostie Interest. Don’t mix up the Roosties with the Pocket Money.

How do I spend Roosties?
Click on the “Earn&Spend” button on your dashboard for the latest ways to spend your Roosties. This will generally include:

Village items – buy things for your avatar, feed your animals, buy things for your famrhouse

Roostie Zone – swap your Roosties for free stuff in the Roostie Zone section of the shop.

THE VILLAGE:

I want to access the Village from my Dashboard. How do I do it?
The village is a fun farm game designed to help you learn about saving. You can access it from a number of links on your dashboard including the one at the top labelled “Village”.

I want to access the Village from my Dashboard. Why do I have to choose a character?

Creating a character will allow you to visit all the buildings in the village. You can dress your character up, take part in Games and it is also how all your friends on Roosterbank will recognise you!

I have just entered the Village – what are all these buildings?
Each of these buildings give you access to different areas of the Roosterbank village. Clicking on the different buildings, signs or boards in the village will take you to those areas. Feel free to move around the site from here.  You can access the Village at any time from your Dashboard.

What’s in the bank in the Village?
In the bank you’ll find two very secure safes which no-one can see but you! One of these holds the Roosties you’ve earned and the other holds any Pocket Money you’ve been given by your parents.

Playing Games and Earning Roosties:


I’m not earning Roosties when I play a game?
Each game has a restriction on the number of times you can play it for Roosties each day. Visit back tomorrow and you’ll be able to earn more then.

What are Stars?
Stars are earned in the Roostie games in the games barn when you do well. You are rewarded additional Roosties if you earn enough stars in a game. You can see how many stars your friends have in their farmer card.

Buying and Feeding Animals:


How do I buy animals?
Once you’ve earned your Roosties you can head over to the famers market and buy some animals. When you buy them you name them and they sit in your farm. You’ll need to feed your animals each week and of course this isn’t free so make sure you don’t overstretch yourself with the number of animals you can feed. That would be cruel and they would run away if they weren’t fed!

How do I know I need to feed my animals?
The sun will not be happy if you haven’t fed your animals so keep an eye out for that. If you see he’s unhappy head through to the farm and feed your animals. If you don’t have enough Roosties you’ll need to earn some more.

What is my farmer level?
The more animals you are able to keep, the higher your farmer level.

Why would I want a higher farmer level?
Ah yes, well we like successful farmers on Roosterbank! Also, you can do more with a higher farmer level and buy more rare and exciting items from the farmers market.

My Farmhouse:


What else would I want to buy from the farmers market?
Well there’s a whole bunch of stuff including things for your farmhouse, gifts for your friends and of course more animals!

How do I decorate my farmhouse?
When you’ve earned Roosties you can buy stuff for your farmhouse such as toys, seats and decorations. If you are stuck for ideas, you can visit one of your friend’s farmhouses and see how they have decorated it – woooah! You can also see how many people have visited your cool farmhouse in your farmer card.

How do I change my farmer’s clothes?
Head over to the farmhouse and click on the ‘Customise’ button in your farmer card. This will take you to the ‘Dress Your Farmer’ area where you’ll be able to buy new clothes, hair and other bits and bobs for your farmer. Just like in the farmers market these items aren’t available to everyone. The higher your farmer level, the more you’ll be able to buy. So if you want that Golden Space Suit you’ll need to get your farmer level up – yee haa!

Making Friends

How do I make friends?
Click the “Add friend” button your dashboard. In the box, type the farmer name of your friend. If you get it right then a message will be sent to your friend asking if it’s ok to be friends. If they don’t know you, they will most likely say no, so make sure your friends know you are going to send them a message by talking to them first. We like friends on Roosterbank to be real friends so it’s best to only accept friend requests from those people you have spoken to and you know!

How many friends can I have?
As many as you want.

What can I do with my friends on Roosterbank?
Well, you can visit their farmhouse, talk to them, send them a gift and generally to play together on the site.

How do I send my friend a message?
In the village you’ll see a little envelope in the top left area of the sky. This will light up if you have a message to read. Clicking it will take you to your message board where you can read emails that have been sent to you. Clicking the “Create New” button will take you to your writing desk where you can write an email to one of your friends. What a lucky farmer they are!

How can I stop someone from contacting me again?
If you want to stop someone from contacting you in the future, simply remove them as a friend by clicking their farmer card and then selecting Remove Friend.

  

The Website isn’t Working Properly:

What do I need to use Roosterbank?
You’ll need a broadband internet connection, as well as Flash Player 10, which is free and runs inside your internet browser. You will need Javascript and cookies enabled. You should also have the latest version of your browser e.g. IE9 not IE8. Don’t worry if you don’t know what these are, but if you have problems, check with a parent or friend. There’s more comprehesive advice in the parent area of the site and of course, you can always contact the Roosterbank team if you’re stuck.contact@roosterbank.com.

What do I do if I’ve forgotten my password?
If you’ve forgotten your password, you’ll need to ask your parents to tell you what it is. They can find out by logging into the Parent Area.

Staying Safe on Roosterbank
It’s really important you stay safe on the Roosterbank and broader internet if you are surfing around. You can read our article talking about this in our blog, but in short you should follow these top tips:

  1. Never share your personal information online – your name, phone number, address for example.
  2. Know how to report something you feel isn’t right – use the “Report This” button next to any message you don’t like
  3. Never give your password out to anyone!

Read more about internet safety here


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