BackerKit FAQ

How does BackerKit crowdfunding work?

Crowdfunding is a collaborative way to bring ideas and projects to life. Project creators post their idea for a project, and backers pledge money to make the project possible. Backers get behind the scenes access and backer-only rewards, which can include exclusive products, special pricing, creative input, content, and more.

To become a backer, select a pledge level that features the reward(s) you would like to receive when the project is successfully completed and make your contribution.

All-or-nothing crowdfunding model: The creator sets a funding goal and a deadline to raise funds. If the project does not meet the goal by the deadline, backers credit cards are not charged and no money changes hands.

Crowdfunding projects can happen at various stages of the creative process. Make sure to check the estimated timeline of when rewards will be delivered. Project creators will keep you updated on the progress toward completion and delivery of your rewards.

Backing a crowdfunding campaign is not the same as purchasing an item from a store. When you back a campaign you are supporting the creation of something new. Rewards are almost always delivered, but are not guaranteed.

When will I be charged for my pledge?

Your payment method will not be charged right away. You will be charged for the amount of your pledge when the campaign ends and the project reaches its funding goal. You will not be charged if the campaign does not reach its funding goal.

What happens after the campaign is over?

The Creator will send out a survey that will ask you for more information about your pledge, your shipping information, additional items you may want to add to your pledge, and collect shipping fees if applicable.

The survey will be sent to the email address we have on file with your pledge.

Any additional payment will be charged when you complete your survey and confirm your order.

Project FAQ

When will this project be fulfilled?

This project is scheduled to deliver no later than October 2024 (hopefully much sooner)!

When will my card be charged?

You will be charged for for your base pledge and add-ons when the campaign concludes. Shipping and any relevant taxes will be assessed in the pledge manager and charged shortly before fulfillment.

How does the early bird incentive work?

Any backer who pledges in the first 48 hours will receive the early bird "Definitely" Book Mimic Pin. You don't need to do anything other than pledge by 1pm ET on March 30. If you change your pledge level, you will retain your early bird reward. If you cancel your pledge and make a new one, you will lose your early bird reward.

How does the returning backer incentive work?

If you backed one of my previous Kickstarter or BackerKit campaigns (including Story Engine campaigns), you'll receive a free "Trust Me" Mimic Pin. You don't need to do anything other than make your pledge using an email address you used for reward surveys on any of my previous projects. Please note that the returning backer incentive will not show up automatically. I will manually allocate returning backer incentives after I lock pledges later this year.

How big are the pins?

The standard pins are 1.5" soft enamel with 2 rubber clasps on the back. Some pins (including the Mimic Pin Set, Cross-Collab Skeleton Pins, Best Friends / Roll Together Pin Set, and Click-Clack Sneak Attack Pin) may be slightly smaller or larger.

How do I find out what projects I’ve pledged to?

Check out this help doc on how to locate your pledges for Pintopia 2024:

How do I get free pins during Pintopia 2024?

Check out this help doc to find out how to receive FREE pins for Pintopia 2024:

What do FREE Pintopia 2024 Pins look like?

Check out this help doc to find out what the FREE pins look like for Pintopia 2024:

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