First things first, here is what you need in order to join VAMPADDICT:
– VAMPROSE ID (read here on how to obtain one)
– Japanese address (if you do not have one, read below)
– A major credit card: Visa, Mastercard, American Express
* Please be advised that this tutorial will utilize a Japanese address obtain from Tenso. “Line G,” “Line B,” etc. refer to address in the box on this page: http://www.tenso.com/en/guide/buy/address.html
CREATING A JAPANESE ADDRESS
To create a Japanese address to sign up for VAMPADDICT, do the following:
1. Create an account with Tenso to obtain a Japanese address: https://www.tenso.com/en/member_regist_pre/
*NOTE: Tenso is an overseas shipping service. It’s free to register and get an address, but you will be charged when you actually order something using Tenso. This means that when it comes time for your VAMPS TIMES magazine to be sent to you, it will be sent to the Tenso address you sign up with. Here are an approximation of Tenso’s fees based on what I have paid (the shipping is to Los Angeles, CA and the amounts are in USD):
Shipping of membership card: $17 USD
Shipping of VAMPS TIMES magazines: $17
2. When you register with Tenso, you are taken to this page (see below). The area in the pink shaded area is your Japanese address.
3. Please click on the button titled “How to Enter your Tenso address” (shaded in red in the image below). PLEASE KEEP THIS PAGE OPEN! You will need to refer to it when you enter your address on the VAMPADDICT membership form. Alternatively, you may also click here to be taken to the same page: http://www.tenso.com/en/guide/buy/address.html
A. Open a new window/tab in your browser.
B. If you already have a VAMPROSE ID, go here: https://www.vampaddict.com/signin. If you do not have a VAMPROSE ID, create one.
C. In the top box titled “メールアドレス,” enter the email address you used when you signed up for your VAMPROSE ID.
D. In the bottom box titled, “パスワード,” enter your VAMPROSE password. Please refer to the image below:
E. Click the red button to log in.
F. Once you have logged in, please click the red button on the left side (see image below):
H. Next, fill out the form. Refer to the image below.
Box #1: Enter your LAST name in English
Box #2: Enter your FIRST name in English
Box #3: Enter your LAST name in KATAKANA.
Please use this tool, then copy and paste it into Box #3: http://www.sljfaq.org/cgi/e2k.cgi
Box #4: Enter your FIRST name in KATAKANA. Please use this tool, then copy and paste it into Box #4: http://www.sljfaq.org/cgi/e2k.cgi
Box #5: Enter your LAST NAME in ALL CAPS and in ENGLISH.
Box #6: Enter your FIRST NAME in ALL CAPS and in ENGLISH
Box #7, #8, #9: Select your date of birth in the following format: year / month / day
Box #10: Select your gender. Left circle (“男”) if you’re male, right circle (“女”) if you’re female.
Box #11: From here on out, I will be referring to the Japanese address you can create on Tenso. If you have registered for Tenso, please make sure you’re logged in and view this page: http://www.tenso.com/en/guide/buy/address.html. In box #11, please enter your Japanese postal code (as shown on Line “B” on the Tenso page)
Box #12: Select your state. (See line “C” on the Tenso page)
Box #13: Enter city/town name. See line “D” on the Tenso page.
Box #14: Enter the address. See line “E” on the Tenso page.
Box #15: Enter the phone number. See line “G” on the Tenso page.
I. Once completed, click the red button on the bottom, right-hand corner.
J. On the next page (see image below), enter your credit card number in Box #1. Enter the credit card security code in Box #2.
K. Press the red button to continue.
L. Press the red button to complete your registration. See image below:
*PLEASE NOTE: Your credit card will be charged 6,264 yen ($61.74 USD) immediately. If you used a Tenso Japanese address, you will be charged an additional $17 USD (rate based on shipping to Los Angeles, CA, USA) to have your VAMPADDICT membership card sent to you. Please note that this will come a few months after you join VAMPADDICT.
Furthermore, you will be charged approximately $17 USD (each time a VAMPS TIMES magazine is released) for Tenso to ship the magazine to you (this rate is based on shipping to Los Angeles, CA, USA).
To check the shipping rate for your country, check out Tenso’s calculation tool here (scoll to the bottom): http://www.tenso.com/en/
*VAMPS TIMES weighs approximately 20 g.