Freebies Neopets (originally NeoPets) is a virtual pet website launched by Adam Powell and Donna Williams on November 15, 1999. Six months after the web site was launched, Adam Powell and Donna Williams successfully sold a majority share to a consortium of investors led by Doug Dohring Freebies Neopets. On 20 June 2005, Viacom bought Neopets, Inc. for $160 million (USD). Freebies Neopets consistently ranks as one of the top stickiest sites Freebies Neopets.
Freebies Neopets is based around the eponymous virtual pets that inhabit the virtual world of Freebies Neopets. Visitors can create an account and take care of up to four virtual pets, buying them food, toys and other accessories using a virtual currency called Freebies Neopets. Freebies Neopets can be earned through playing games, investing in the stock market, trading and winning contests. Users can explore the world of Neopia with their Freebies Neopets and interact with each other through the NeoBoards, Neomail, and guilds Freebies Neopets.
In addition to the main site, Freebies Neopets also operates a pay-to-play version known as Neopets Premium, which offers additional features and benefits for a monthly fee of $7.99. Several issues with the site, such as immersive advertising, gambling-based games, and hacks and glitches have garnered criticism Freebies Neopets.