On January 15th, 2012, we will be ending our Cheezburger Collectibles program and retiring Cheezburger Coins. Your existing Collectibles will still be featured and viewable on your Cheezburger Profile, but we will no longer be awarding new Collectibles after January 15th.

Since many of you are fans of our Collectibles, we wanted to let you know in advance about the end of the program. We want to thank you all for participating. As much as we wanted to continue making Cheezburger Collectibles, we could not devote the resources to continue to grow the program and it remained a niche program for our audience of more than 20 million users. Instead, we want to devote our time and resources into features that can benefit the entire community.

Since the Collectibles Program is ending, we will also be retiring Cheezburger Coins and offering a full refund (or LOLmart store credit in the form of a gift certificate, your choice) for any and all Coins purchases made during the life of the program.

We have compiled an FAQ to answer any questions you may have about the Collectibles Program or the Cheezburger Coins refund. If something is not covered below, please let us know in the comments or by contacting Cheezburger Customer Service.

Collectibles Sunset FAQ

Why is Cheezburger ending the Collectibles Program?

Though we have greatly enjoyed running the Collectibles Program, we are not able to devote the resources needed to turn the program into something truly special and uniquely Cheezburger. As a company, we want to make sure that we’re focusing our efforts on creating programs and features for the whole Cheezburger community.

When is my last day to receive a collectible?

After 9pm PST on January 14th, 2012, you will no longer receive a collectible after visiting two or more pages of an I Can Has Cheezburger or Memebase site.

Will I be able to buy any more Cheezburger Coins for purchasing collectibles?

Cheezburger Coins will no longer be available for purchase after 12pm PST on December 15th, 2011.

Will my collectibles still be visible on my Cheezburger Profile?

Your collectibles will still be featured on your profile to show off all of the hard work you put into compiling your collections. Users who sign up for a Cheezburger Profile after January 15th will not receive collectibles via site visits but will be able to receive them as gifts from friends until April 15th, 2012.

What will happen to Cheezburger Trophies?

There will be no change to the Cheezburger Trophies feature and you will continue to receive trophies when you hit a Cheezburger milestone.

Can I still gift and trade my collectibles?

You will be able to trade collectibles with your Cheezburger friends until April 15th, 2012.

Will I be able to get any of the old collectibles to complete my sets?

On January 15th, 2012, we will be making every previously offered collectible available for one month at the price of 1 Cheezburger Coin each. You will be able to use your existing Cheezburger Coins to purchase these collectibles. Receiving the LOLmart refund for previously purchased Cheezburger Coins will not remove them from your profile.

How do I get my Cheezburger Coins refund?

We will be sending out an email to all past purchasers of Cheezburger Coins with details on how to receive your refund or LOLmart store credit. If you have any additional questions, please contact Cheezburger Customer Service.