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Here's How To Join BTS' Global Official Fanclub To Take Advantage Of All The ARMY Perks

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What a time to be part of the BTS ARMY! It feels like not a day goes by when fans aren't blessed with another new announcement to celebrate. Through the years, BTS has been positioning themselves as the most internationally-accessible artists ever. They've long had a reputation for being able to connect with international fans through their exceptional social media presence. They took things a step further in June 2019 when they launched a brand new fan community called Weverse as an alternative to Daum fancafé (which many international fans had a hard time accessing because of it being entirely in Korean). BTS’ fanclub on Weverse is a second, paid tier, where fans can gain access to even more exclusive content and real-life BTS perks. So, here's how to join BTS' Global Official Fanclub so you don't miss out on all the amazing ARMY perks that come with it.

What you need

First thing you should know is that you'll need a few things in order to gain access to BTS' new ARMY Fanclub:

  1. An account on the Weverse app and Weverse Shop
  2. A Paypal account
  3. $22-$150 for the cost of membership, depending on which package you choose

"Are there different packages?" you ask. Yes, beginning September 2020, Weverse began offering two different types of memberships in order to give fans more purchasing options.

Types of Memberships

ARMY Membership

The basic package is the ARMY membership, which will cost about $22. Upon registering for the fanclub, ARMYs will get the following perks:

  • A mobile membership card (Physical cards are available for purchase as part of the membership kit)
  • The opportunity to purchase special membership-only BTS goods
  • Benefits for purchasing BTS content on Weverse (Early release, members-only price, etc.)
  • The opportunity to pre-book BTS concerts, and participate in raffles
  • The opportunity to apply for attending music shows featuring BTS
  • View members-exclusive image, video, and sound content on BTS Weverse
  • The opportunity to apply for or participate in online and offline special BTS events
  • The opportunity to purchase a Membership Kit (One purchase during the membership period)

If you’re wondering about the Membership Kit, it’s an optional product that can be purchased separately from the basic ARMY Membership, but more on that later.

ARMY Membership: Merch Pack

The Merch Pack includes all the basic benefits from the ARMY Membership, as well as other perks that are only available to those who buy this pumped-up package. As you can expect, the Merch Pack is a little pricey (It’s $150), so fans will want to consider if it’s something they really want to splurge on. To help ARMYs decide, here are all the benefits that come with it:

  • A mobile membership card (Physical cards are available for purchase as part of the membership kit)
  • The opportunity to purchase special membership-only BTS goods
  • Benefits for purchasing BTS content on Weverse (Early release, members-only price, etc.)
  • The opportunity to pre-book BTS concerts, and participate in raffles
  • The opportunity to apply for attending music shows featuring BTS
  • View members-exclusive image, video, and sound content on BTS Weverse
  • The opportunity to apply for or participate in online and offline special BTS events
  • The opportunity to purchase a Membership Kit (One purchase during the membership period)
  • Four Merch Boxes (you only have to pay shipping and handling)

Merch Boxes

The four Merch Boxes will be sent out at different times of the year for those who purchase the Merch Pack. So far, fans can get Merch Box #1 that will come with the following goodies:

  • Outbox
  • ARMY Blanket
  • Fabric Poster
  • Photo

Fans can find out when the other Merch Boxes will be available on the “Membership” tab on Weverse.

Membership Kit

So much BTS goodness, right? But that’s not all! Regardless if fans choose the basic ARMY Membership or Merch Pack, they can purchase the ARMY Membership Kit for even more content.

In 2019, the Membership Kit (called ARMY ZIP) had a superhero theme, but in 2020, it will center around a fairy tale instead. Brace yourselves, ARMY, because the package will come with the following products:

  • Book Lamp
  • Membership Card
  • ARMY Zip
  • Book Marker
  • Photo Cards
  • Pouch
  • User Guide

The Membership Kit will be delivered to fans in the quarter after they signed up for the membership.

Special Membership Renewal Gift

Get this, ARMYs: The perks don’t stop there. Fans who are renewing their membership rather than starting it for the first time will get even more surprises. According to the Weverse Shop, if an ARMY membership holder renews their membership (from 60 days prior to 30 days after the expiration date), they will be given a digital thank you message written in a BTS member’s handwriting (the member will be randomly selected) on an unreleased group photo as a renewal gift. Fans will get it once the renewal membership purchase has been confirmed.

So, here's how you can join and take advantage of all these ARMY perks.

ON THE WEVERSE SHOP:

The registration process starts on the Weverse Shop. All you have to do to start the registration process is log in to BTS' artist store on the Weverse Shop app (using the same user ID as the one you use on Weverse) and click on the "Membership" tab.

After that, you'll be asked to enter in all the personal info and registration details necessary to get you enrolled in the ARMY Fanclub. Just make sure that you register with your legal name that matches the name on your legal ID (to take advantage of those real-life perks mentioned earlier).

Only Korean credit cards are accepted on the Weverse Shop, so select PayPal for your payment option and then check out, and then the app will easily connect to your PayPal account to complete the purchase.

And voila! You're done!

ON WEVERSE

Once you purchase membership to the ARMY Fanclub, you will immediately gain access to all the digital aspects of all it has to offer. So, to access that content, all you have to do is log in to the Weverse app, where you'll see a brand new tab in the top-right for ARMY Fanclub members only.

By clicking on that tab, you'll see all the exclusive content that's already been uploaded for ARMY Fanclub members, as well as all future exclusive content.

Now, go register and enjoy all the new ARMY Fanclub has to offer!

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