Tips for Earning PC
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Tips for Earning PC

Intro
There are many ways to earn Pro Coins for free on FFH and they often require little to no effort. Some of the many ways to earn include sending Sparks, feeding Rusty, standing horses, selling items, and completing achievements. This page lists some tips for how to earn PC, including the amount of PC you can expect to earn from each! By utilizing these tips, it's possible to earn up to 1,000 PC or more a week without spending real money depending entirely on how much effort a player wants to put into earning PC each week.

The following tips are broken down into three sections: Gameplay, Marketplace, and Extra Opportunities. Gameplay includes ways to earn PC just by doing the things you're probably already doing on FFH. Marketplace discusses some ways to buy and sell PC. Extra Opportunities is about unique ways to earn PC -- many of these methods are not always available year-round.

Of course if a player wants to just purchase PC they can always do so directly from Flying For Home by using the Add PC link on the right under Account Info.
Gameplay
Race Your Horses
While you get cash for achieving a Performance Merit (100 points) with your horse, earning a Performance Distinction (250 points) awards PC. You will get 100 PC for each PD your horses earn, so it's in your best interest to campaign your horses for long, successful careers. Some horses might have a harder time earning PD than others, but any horse could be able to make it if raced carefully. If they don't quite make it, having points won't hurt them!
Complete Achievements
There are a wide variety of achievements you can earn while playing FFH and more are being added all the time! Some of these have specific, more difficult, goals such as breeding a foal of every potential or earning a Performance Merit with a certain number of horses. However, there are others that are very easy to earn if you're actively involved in the 'easy' aspects of the site -- like entering races, feeding Rusty, and replying to news posts. Remember to check your Achievements once in a while, because you never know when you'll complete a sneaky one! The amount of PC rewarded varies and you won't get PC for every achievement, but it can still add up over time! There are some achievements that award only a handful of PC, but others award 100 PC or more!
Cash in Trader Tickets
If you've already build up a strong racing string and don't have to rely heavily on buying from the Horse Trader, turning your Trader Tickets (TT) into PC might be a tempting idea. You get 2 TT per meet, and tickets can be turned into PC when you have 10 of them. The rate is 10 TT = 100 PC. This means you can earn 100 every 5 game meets, or roughly 100 PC every 2–3 weeks if you choose to cash them in.
Rusty Recycler
Did you know that you can occasionally get PC from the Rusty Recycler? While you get Rumpled Packages from Rusty as you fill up your meter, he can also give you a handful of PC as a nice little surprise. The amount varies, but it isn't unheard of to be rewarded with 100+ PC when Rusty is feeling nice.

Rumpled Packages are also one of the best ways to earn PC. The items you get from packages can range from 50 PC to 1,000+ PC in value. Players feeding Rusty regularly can even sometimes receive three or more packages from Rusty each week, which means they are usually earning 1,000+ PC worth of items from Rusty alone!
Turn in Collections
You are awarded 100 PC for each collection you complete. Collections may only be completed one time. You can check and turn in your collections from Stable > Management > Collections. Collectibles fall during certain month(s) of the year, which can be checked in Special Events. You can also buy collectibles from other users if you're just missing an item or two to complete a particular collection. Items often used in collections can be used in the Workshop and completing collections unlocks new items for you to craft in the Workshop, which will open up more opportunities to earn PC (see below).
Marketplace
Selling Items
While this has been mentioned in Money Management, it's worth going into a little more detail. Before you can begin selling items for PC, you'll need to have some (valuable) items in your inventory. There are lots of places to get items without spending much (if any) money.

You can craft items in your Workshop. You can get items from entering the contests (more on that later). You can exchange Golden Apples in Golden Apple Orchard for items. When you harvest your Farm Plots, you might get Pro Items as a reward. As mentioned above, the Rusty Recycler is another excellent way to earn free items! You'll also receive a variety of PC items during the snowball and water balloon fight each year.

Once you have item(s) you are willing to sell, you can sell them in your User Shop or set up an auction for them. You might have to wait for a while, but a little patience usually pays off when they sell. Always run a shop search to see what they're currently selling for in other shops! Pricing yours a little lower might make them sell faster, but pricing them too low is a missed opportunity. Pricing too high, especially in a saturated market, means they are less likely to sell. If you don't see any of a particular item listed, it's usually safe to assume it will sell for more than its suggested value.

You can advertise sales in the Forum (under Classifieds) or Discord server (in Item Sales) if you'd like to do so. Selling items can bring you anything from a handful of PC to a few thousand PC depending on what you're selling and how high the demand is for those items.
Buy From Other Users
You can buy PC from other users. The usual rate is $1,000,000 = 100 PC, but it can vary. If buying in bulk, you can often buy it for a lower rate. You can make a post in the Forums or Discord and, if you find a person to trade with, you can arrange a trade from your Bank. Just simply go to Bank, click 'View Trades' (found under Pro Coin Trades) and make a trade offer.
Golden Apple Orchard & Referrals
As mentioned above, you can buy a variety of Pro Items in the Golden Apple Orchard with the Golden Apples you earn. You earn apples primarily by entering allowance races (double apples for steeplechase allowance), but you can earn them other ways as well. Arcane Trees (Vale of Runes > Arcane Fields) can be harvested for Golden Apples every game month.

Players who have maxed out their skills are awarded apples when they level up. You also earn Golden Apples when you refer new players to FFH. As an added bonus, you'll earn experience as your referred players level up, which helps you level up faster. This means referring players will help you earn more money and see more success in breeding/racing as you'll unlock skills quickly - and then you'll get those shiny Golden Apples once your skills are maxed.
Stud Fees
If you have any studs standing, you have the option to set their fee to PC. The amount of PC you can earn from stud fees varies depending on the quality of your stud. Typically you don't want to set a PC fee unless your stallion is Select Sale or perhaps a very fancy Goldblood (custom) or Import. High-quality stallions with rare colors can stand for up to 2,000+ PC, although you'll need to carefully consider how much interest (requests) you'll miss out on as your fee creeps higher.

If your stallion isn't "fancy" or you aren't sure he's worth listing for PC only, you can also offer the possibility for players to choose whether they want to pay in FFH$ or PC - if you list them for cash, you can make a note in your horse's page that the fee can be converted to PC and vice versa. Some people hide PC stud fees or ignore PC fees when searching for studs, so this is something to keep in mind. You might get more interest when you list studs for cash and offer the possibility of converting their fee to PC.
Extra Opportunities
Sending Sparks of Joy
Did you know sending off Sparks of Joy to fellow players rewards PC? Send off your fan mail to the horse in your Spark, and watch some PC roll in! Sparks of Joy can be sent twice per day. You must send Sparks of Joy to be added into the pool to receive them. Each day, you will be able to send two more!
Vale of Runes Seasonal Events
During summer, Vale of Runes opens up for a special event: FFH's whole community gets into a huge water balloon fight! You might get hit with just plain water balloons, or a bucket full of manure, or trash... But you might also get hit with PC, Pro Items, or many other useful things. The more balloons you throw, the more likely you'll get hit with balloons as well, so make sure to participate as much as possible if you're interested in this!

The Vale has a similar event each winter, but instead of water balloons, it's a snowball fight. It works the same way as water balloons, so get yourself ready for another site-wide fight! The prizes rewarded in winter are often different from those you see in summer, but still fall into the same categories: PC, Pro Items, and other things you'll be glad to have on hand!

If you're active in these events, it's pretty easy to earn 500+ PC worth of items and actual PC each week -- sometimes more, sometimes a bit less.
Participate in Contests
The staff and other members often host contests in the Forums, and they usually have shiny prizes! Prizes vary from items to cash/PC, free breedings to Select Sale studs, and lots of other nice things, so it’s always worth giving contests a try. The amount of PC (or other prizes) varies, but a lot of contests have a participation prize as well so it's not a waste of time to try your best - you might surprise yourself! Some official FFH contests have given out tens of thousands worth of PC prizes and usually include participation prizes even if you're not an official winner.
Help Wanted!
Although this is a niche opportunity, it is definitely worth mentioning. FFH regularly seeks players who are willing to assist with making races or helping with smaller art projects. Keep an eye out for news posts about this or inquire with a staff member if you're ever interested. Read on for a little more info about these 'jobs'.

Are you familiar with FFH and our race system? Are you quick to learn and good to follow instructions? You might be a good Race Steward candidate! Race stewards are responsible for following a spreadsheet to create races - there's no set amount you have to make per week, but you'll earn PC for making them! This does require some effort, but you can choose your own pace of making races. It's a great way to supplement your PC income if you have attention to detail and patience.

Can you do art in a similar style and quality as FFH's items, horses, or background art? We're always happy to consider player submission for item art, horse markings, icons, backgrounds, and even banners/skins. Items that are still wearing the sad little "no art yet" image are the best things to consider if you're wanting to try your hand at art. If you're interested, all you need to do is contact Issa (#1) on FFH or Discord and provide a portfolio or examples that show your ability to create art in a similar style. You can also indicate if you have any specific ideas in mind already - perhaps you want to do a spooky fall background or maybe you have your eye on making the image for Item X.

There are also times when players may be asked to help in other ways such as the Handbook Hunt where players can search the handbook and modbox errors to be fixed for PC. PC amounts will vary based on what is asked and how significant the find is.

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Making Magic
Issa (#1)
05/20/22 7:28 pm
The June Board Game Arena tournament is open for registration! Information can be found on Discord and the forum.
Issa (#1)
05/02/22 11:53 am
As part of our 30 (60) Days of Flowers, I will be painting every flower onto a postcard. If you'd like a chance at receiving a postcard, provide your address through this form. Recipients will be drawn randomly for each flower and each person may only be chosen once. You do not need to be inside the US to sign up.
Issa (#1)
05/02/22 11:47 am
Calling all colorists! A new quest has appeared in #inky-adventures! Are you up for the challenge?
Issa (#1)
04/30/22 12:22 pm
Final reminder: The Spring Fling sale ends sometime tomorrow!
Issa (#1)
04/26/22 10:59 am
Registration is now open for May Board Game Arena tournaments. Registration information can be found in #tournament-info on Discord.
Issa (#1)
04/21/22 2:09 pm
As matching season draws near, the Intro to Matching page has a couple updates - including new charts for genotype searching and a revision to the KISS tutorial linked within.
Issa (#1)
04/18/22 4:58 pm
You can now 'Subscribe' to forum posts to receive notification of replies.
Issa (#1)
04/18/22 4:40 pm
You may now purchase custom Goldbloods again.
Issa (#1)
04/18/22 3:43 pm
Race Preferences may now be set to include Any Tracks, which will show races at tracks from all regions.
Issa (#1)
04/18/22 10:44 am
Have you checked the forum lately? A spiffy new contest for Standardbreds is kicking off this year!
Issa (#1)
04/18/22 10:36 am
Training is now available for all horses.
Issa (#1)
04/17/22 6:14 pm
Distances and home tracks may now be assigned to Goldbloods.
Issa (#1)
04/17/22 4:39 pm
The Spring Fling Pro Shop sale has started! For every 3 PC purchased, earn 1 free! There's also a variety of fun and rare items stocked in the Pro Shop.
Issa (#1)
04/17/22 3:36 pm
Training Assistant and Jockey purse fees have been updated and can be viewed on their respective pages. You may also begin to hire assistants at Endurance tracks.
Flash (#2)
04/16/22 6:08 pm
Training will be temporarily unavailable at the start of January. Steeplechase transition for Goldbloods will also be inaccessible.
Issa (#1)
04/10/22 2:09 pm
Gelding buddies from the HT are temporarily available at reduced prices. Prices will return to normal in March Y49.
Issa (#1)
04/09/22 5:44 pm
All race preferences will now be reset when a horse is sold, leased, auctioned, or claimed.
Issa (#1)
04/09/22 5:15 pm
Driving Trials do not factor in Colt Composure or Filly Power. This applies to all current and future DT-related races.
Issa (#1)
04/09/22 3:05 pm
Groundwork for racers and Long Gallops have been improved with added benefits. More details will be in an upcoming news post as these changes may impact how you start 2 year olds in January.
Issa (#1)
04/09/22 12:41 pm
Gold Loot Crates have been reimbursed with Crystal Chalices and Green Loot Crates have been reimbursed with Classic Surprise Boxes. Apologies this update has been much delayed!
Waylon (#1593)
04/08/22 7:51 pm
The SS Yearling Raffle will begin at 8:30pm FFH time on Discord!
Issa (#1)
04/07/22 11:20 pm
Don't forget the Select Scholarship entries close Friday morning. Click here to participate!
Maeve (#1539)
04/07/22 9:08 pm
April Art to Heart is open! Our prompt this month is Blossom! Respond to the prompt to earn features and prizes. Check out our discord or the link HERE for more info!
Issa (#1)
03/31/22 11:07 am
Invites for the April BGA tournament must be requested by tomorrow, Friday, morning! Tournaments start Friday night.
Issa (#1)
03/19/22 11:15 am
New? Have questions? Just want to chat about FFH? Stop by Discord for Coffee with a Mod (me!) this morning.
Issa (#1)
03/13/22 12:02 pm
The Y48 Yearling Sales are open for consignment!
Issa (#1)
03/12/22 4:14 pm
Do you like Standardbreds? Get your driving horses lined up and prepaired for 3 mile races. Something unpaircedented is coming soon!
Issa (#1)
03/12/22 4:04 pm
Beginning in Y49, Goldbloods will no longer be sharing races with Thoroughbreds. More details on what's coming for the breed will be announced closer to that time.
Issa (#1)
03/12/22 2:10 pm
Retired Quarter Horses, Paint Horses and Standardbreds no longer suffer from extra Condition loss until they are 20 years or older.
Maeve (#1539)
03/10/22 6:46 pm
March Art to Heart art event is now open! Respond to a provided prompt and earn prizes and features! Check out our discord or the link HERE for more information!
Issa (#1)
02/28/22 11:00 pm
Moderator applications will be closing Wednesday, March 2nd. Please indicate interest, as explained in the '2022 Outlook' post, by that date.
Issa (#1)
02/25/22 10:36 pm
March Board Game Arena tournaments are open for entering. Sign up for a chance to win prizes, including end-of-tournament raffles! Information can be found in the #board-game-arena channel on Discord.
Issa (#1)
02/19/22 12:31 pm
Roses are red, violets are blue... The lovely and talented Raz (#1016) has made a new background for you! This may be a few days late, but you can still dress your horse up for an important date! Single and infinite Heart Bouquet backgrounds are currently available in the Pro Shop.
Issa (#1)
01/29/22 1:16 pm
As a reminder, you should not be reloading other players' 2 year olds. If they aren't reloaded yet, it's probably because the owner hasn't looked at them yet - don't ruin their surprise.
Issa (#1)
01/25/22 7:43 pm
Stud Services now has a breakdown of mares due in the current year and mares already covered for the upcoming year to make it easier to keep track of foal slots. Players can no longer accept breeding requests if total foals + mares in foal would exceed a stallion's foal limit.
Issa (#1)
01/25/22 7:41 pm
Spring now has a daily limit of 10 plays for monetary rewards (rather than $100,000). You may continue to play additional games to earn blackout raffle tickets.
Issa (#1)
01/24/22 11:06 pm
The Trophy Hall revamp is live! You can view it from your Stable profile page.
Issa (#1)
01/24/22 1:45 pm
Due to a bug with Blood Type inheritance, some unretired horses may have a rerolled from their sire's BT to their dam's BT.
Issa (#1)
01/23/22 7:14 pm
The February Be My Palentine Board Game Arena tournament is open for registration! Information can be found in #board-game-arena on Discord.
Issa (#1)
01/22/22 5:16 pm
Training will be temporarily unavailable after tonight's rollover into the new year.
Issa (#1)
01/22/22 12:34 pm
Male Probability is visible on Genetics pages again.
Issa (#1)
01/22/22 11:46 am
The Y48 Hill & Dale will feature races at both 2M and 4M. A new series for Standardbreds will be added to the December lineup featuring races for 2 and 3 year olds as well as a Driving Trial. More info can be found on the Events calendar.
Issa (#1)
01/21/22 12:46 pm
If you'd like to attend a Community Forum this weekend, make sure to vote in the poll on Discord!
Issa (#1)
01/20/22 11:05 am
Don't forget it's the last week to buy yearling partnerships!
Issa (#1)
01/18/22 12:18 pm
Court of Stars now rewards Heir's Crown instead of Pixie Powder and Stardust (which is retired).
Issa (#1)
01/13/22 11:19 am
Beginning in Y48, horses will only regain Energy at end-of-month rollovers. Like in off season, Energy gained will be approximately double of what has normally been gained at each meet rollover.
Issa (#1)
01/09/22 9:33 pm
Abbreviated notes from today's Community Forum can be viewed here.
Issa (#1)
01/09/22 4:09 pm
A Racing Dispersal is available at the Golden Apple Orchard now through the end of Y47. Take advantage while you can!
Issa (#1)
01/09/22 3:22 pm
You can now sell unwanted acreage from the Manage Farm page. Pro members receive 60% of the current purchase rate and non-Pro receive 40%.
Issa (#1)
01/09/22 2:55 pm
Stallions may only be listed at stud from January through June.